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by Rust bucket
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Mainshaft removal

Ok thanks very much, I'll try again tomorrow.
by Rust bucket
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Mainshaft removal

I have removed the front cover but cannot get the bearing retaining clip out, sits in a shallow recess. I feel it should have a step in the surrounding casing to pry it out, daft design. I was hoping to tap it out once the mainshaft was out., how did you get your bearing clip out.
by Rust bucket
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Mainshaft removal

I bought what appears to be a good spare gearbox and just want to check it over to make sure. Down loaded the PDF manual for assembly but how do you remove the mainshaft, didn't think I could remove it without getting the reverse gear out but I understand now there is a cut out for clearance. The be...
by Rust bucket
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion bar - how slack is slack?
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Torsion bar - how slack is slack?

Also I would say make sure the tie rod rubbers have not gone soft and spongy, if so this will put extra wear on the cast iron splines in the arm. Polly bushes are good for this, bit of a tight fit thow.
by Rust bucket
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Brake conversion

Ok thanks for that, I did take a piston out of one cylinder and it was a little mucky. Fitted some new seals to it so it could be all four are getting a slight rusting and sticking.
by Rust bucket
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Brake conversion

Bit of an update on my brake coversion after a while, in the end I went for Wolseley 1500 drums as it was much easier and cheaper. All fitted now but still have a persistent problem of pressure building from time to time, sometimes it's all ok then the peddle will get too hard with almost no play an...
by Rust bucket
Fri May 03, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget slave thread
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Midget slave thread

I agree, it's just that I've looked at comments on MG sites about leaving a coil of copper tube near the slave cylinder for this reason, also old exported Midgets on utube just look like they have a solid pipe to the slave...odd.
by Rust bucket
Wed May 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget slave thread
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Midget slave thread

Thanks Philthehill for the flexi pipe info, but I still think Mk1 and early Mk2's had a solid pipe to the slave. I'd be happier with some more flexibility at that end so I'll for that rubber clutch pipe.
by Rust bucket
Wed May 01, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget slave thread
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Midget slave thread

Good evening folks, anyone know what thread size is on an early Midget's (1098 / 1275) clutch slave cylinder. Also it looks like the pipe should be 1/4 not 3/16.
by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Refitting engine and gearbox advise
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Refitting engine and gearbox advise

I fitted mine with the engine and gearbox bolted together less the cylinder head. Car on axle stands then pushed the complete assembly undernieth. raised with hoist then bolted engine mounts etc.. in place.
by Rust bucket
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1963 pull starter cable
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: 1963 pull starter cable

If you have a vice then once you have removed the the inner cable, use a hacksaw and cut to the right length. Then take off the sharp edges with round and flat files.
by Rust bucket
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

When I fitted the Wolseley brakes very little air entered the system as I clamped the flexi pipes and a plastic bag on the filler pot. On rebuilding the brake system four year's ago I did if I recall having trouble bleeding it, but then I had no remote fluid pot fitted. I believe I pressurized the M...
by Rust bucket
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Everthing was fitted new at the time including all brake flexi pipes. But yes that's another idea.
by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

I'll check them, I've tried to bleed three with the same result but they all could be blocked. Thanks.
by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Update on my brake problems, I checked the clearance at the master and it's set with a gap so the piston is fully back. Vacuume pump has arrived and used I've used it, very good tool but still the same. Draws about a teaspoon full of fluid and that's it. The master is only four years with around 4,0...
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Found a hand held vacuum pump on *bay for much less than an Ezibleed, was suggested before by a member which looks easy to use and cleaner.
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Good point, I did quickly read the gunson instructions on line and didn't see any mention of holding the peddle down on some cars. I'll try again, thanks.
by Rust bucket
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Just tried another mod before I buy a Ezibleed, connected a pipe from the front tyre valve with the pressure let out to around 20lb psi. modified filller cap the other end....nothing, fluid doesn't move on either of the front bleed nipples.
by Rust bucket
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 741

Useing an Ezibleed

Just upgraded the brakes on my car to Wolseley 9" using Minor cylinders and having trouble again getting it to pump the brake fluid, it's a good Lockheed master which is only 3 years old. I had a lot of trouble bleeding the 8" before and now is fitted with a remote reservoir. So my question is pleas...
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1057

Re: Brake conversion

Hope i'm not going on too much about this subject but are Marina hubs and Midget hubs the same depth, ie measured from the front face to rear where they bolt to the disc.