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by philthehill
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series II to 1000 Brakes/Wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Series II to 1000 Brakes/Wheels

A couple of comments on the above post. Whilst the early Marina to Minor disc brake conversion (Mr Grumpys) did indeed have an adapter that fitted over the stub axle to allow fitment of the Marina hub to the Minor stub axle with different wheel bearings, that has now been superseded by a completely ...
by philthehill
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing rear suspension on my convertible.
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Replacing rear suspension on my convertible.

As the OP stated above that he would remove the heads/nuts of bolts with an angle grinder I did not mention this possible difficulty. Once the two heads of the 1/4" bolts are cut off the eye pin can with its locator/holder can https://www.morrisminorspares.com/rear-suspension-axle-propshaft-c87/rear...
by philthehill
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Use of Marina front suspension arms and splined pin
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Use of Marina front suspension arms and splined pin

The length of the Metalasatic bush quoted above was taken from the March/April 1992 Minor Matters. The quoted required cut length of the Metalastic bush is 1 13/!6". I would disagree with this as the quoted length of the non threaded part of the eye bolt pin is 1 13/16". If both pin and bush are 1 1...
by philthehill
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Marina bolt lower arm inner.
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Marina bolt lower arm inner.

Wanted
Marina/Ital bolt lower arm inner Pt No: 21H5434.
This is the bolt that goes through the Marina front suspension eye bolt.
by philthehill
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

Just rinse with water and then dry. Spray the inside the water jacket with GT85 to keep the water rust at bay.
by philthehill
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Minor Clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Minor Clutch

The diaphragm clutch will be a lot heavier but you can overcome that especially if you want to retain the mechanical linkage by increase the length of the pedal arm on the relay shaft by 5/8" between hole centers. Fit a poly bush or hard plastic bush to the chassis pivot point for the clutch relay s...
by philthehill
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Use of Marina front suspension arms and splined pin
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Use of Marina front suspension arms and splined pin

Many thanks for the above comments. I have decided not to use the Metalastic bushes in my Minor Mania negative camber eye bolts. Currently they are fitted with the Minor Mania hard poly bushes. What I have done is to machine the forward end of the splined Marina eyebolt pins down to 3/8" dia (same a...
by philthehill
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Gearbox Tunnel Cover for 1957 Morris 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Gearbox Tunnel Cover for 1957 Morris 1000

Try club spares.
by philthehill
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 227

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

This is the tool you want:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini ... Swm6xdvGrP

Do it all inside a large clear plastic bag of which the neck is tied. Keeps everything together if it flies apart.
by philthehill
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 18
Views: 191

Re: Oil filter

Rob
Thank you and special thanks to your kid for getting under the car.
Phil
by philthehill
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 116
Views: 59968

Re: Thread sizes

Rob BSC is not just 26 TPI See:- https://britishfasteners.com/threads/bsc.html https://britishfasteners.com/threads/cei.html I had an interesting one last Friday, vintage Douglas motorcycle which has an internal band brake. The screws holding the band to the drum were 3/16" x 28 TPI. I have a compre...
by philthehill
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 18
Views: 191

Re: Oil filter

Rob
Thank you but neither number pops up on the Halfords oil filter web site.
If I recollect correctly you mentioned in an earlier post regarding the spin on oil filter conversion that you had to fit a shorter bodied oil filter and that is why I asked for the number for reference.
Phil
by philthehill
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

Soak it in food grade citric acid. You can get the citric acid off 'e' bay. I mix it at 6 table spoons per 1 ltr of warm water. Good stuff and does the job perfectly. Leave the citric acid in the block or the block in the citric acid for at least a week. You may have to replace the camshaft bearings...
by philthehill
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs
Replies: 62
Views: 4039

Re: Oil Gallery Screwed Plugs

I will go with the suggestion made by Les. i.e. remove the front gallery plug, insert a long rod and knock the extractor rearwards.

Extract the extractor and if necessary drill out the oil gallery plug

A kindly suggestion - do not use so much force when doing the job.

Phil
by philthehill
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 29
Views: 630

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

Wear. If the swivel seals are not good and they allow water and crud into the threads it just grinds away at the threads and they end up sharp. The thread is of a Whitworth but is only 75% in height of the full thread. That is why the thread has a flat top when new. If the threads are sharp the swiv...
by philthehill
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Well done - a very good and useful modification. 8)

If the oil separator is not cleaned on a regular basis the bottom of the canister rots out.

I use the stainless steel version of the Aldi pan scrub.
by philthehill
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 18
Views: 191

Re: Oil filter

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Massey-Ferguson-240-265-275-285-550-Tractor-Spin-on-oil-filter-Conversion-Kit/323560857559?hash=item4b55badfd7:g:-e0AAOSwmDZb9ENR or https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Massey-Ferguson-Oil-Filter-Head-Spin-On-Filter-MF-35-65-135-165-240-37764251/281381510566?hash=item4183a51da6:g:G...
by philthehill
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

The price quoted is from the Oselli web site and they are locate near Buckingham. They have in the past carried out the majority of my machining requirements. http://www.oselli.com/service/engineering Yes I know of AC Dodd but have not had any work done by him. https://www.facebook.com/ac.dodd.1 I a...
by philthehill
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

The basic cost of boring and fitting sleeves for a four cylinder 'A' Series engine is around £240 plus the usual VAT. That does not include pistons but standard 1275cc pistons/rings are relatively cheap. The cost does start to add up but at least you know what you have. You could go and buy another ...