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by Rust bucket
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Interlocking balls
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Interlocking balls

Yes Sleeper you've found me out, they are are 5/16 and are available in abundance from cycle shops. So I bought a packet of dozens for far less than the normal parts folk with postage.
by Rust bucket
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Interlocking balls
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Interlocking balls

paul 300358 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:19 pm
Have a look at https://www.mirabelleclassiccars.co.uk/gearbox.html If you can't find them, contact Andrew, his email is on the web page.
Thanks Paul, I did have a look at this site, found the size for part number 10G 122 and they are 5/16.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Interlocking balls
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Interlocking balls

Stripping my gearbox a few month's ago I must have dropped and lost the smaller interlocking selector rod balls, I may have some in my bicycle spares box, anyone know the size please.
by Rust bucket
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Engine Balancing

If I remember correctly it was 6kg as standard and the engineer reduced it down to 4.5kg.
by Rust bucket
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Re: Engine Balancing

Sorry to butt in on your conversation.....when I rebuild my engine just for road use I had the flywheel lightened and balanced and also fitted a damper pulley the other end, works well.
by Rust bucket
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting gearbox bearing
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Fitting gearbox bearing

This maybe of help to those rebuilding their gearbox. I have a manual downloaded on how to assemble a gearbox but found fitting the first motion shaft and bearing very hard to do, in fact I couldn't do it!. I found it you fit the bearing and clip first from the bellhousing end by heating the casing ...
by Rust bucket
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mainshaft removal
Replies: 5
Views: 405

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: 405

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: 405

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: 854

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: 1910

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: 1910

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: 436

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: 436

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: 436

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: 723

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: 553

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: 1454

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: 1454

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: 1454

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.