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by philthehill
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 121
Views: 3980

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

The 1275cc and 948cc heads are the same height 2.75" standard. The 1275cc block is 225mm tall. The 948cc/1098cc block is 220mm tall. Therefore the 1275cc block is 5mm taller than the 948cc/1098cc block. 1275cc blocks with either thick or thin sump flanges are still 225mm tall. The 1275cc push rods a...
by philthehill
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine type query
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: engine type query

Thanks for posting the pictures. The engine appears to be a 1275cc Morris Marina pre 'A' Plus item. If it has the ribbed block it is a a Morris Ital 'A' Plus 1275cc engine. I cannot see clearly the way the distributer is secured to the block. If it has a 'U' shaped clamp it is a 'A' Plus engine. The...
by philthehill
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: timing chain queerie
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: timing chain queerie

Replace the simplex (single row) chain with a duplex (twin row) chain kit and forget having to change the timing chain/gears for some considerable time.

https://www.morrisminorspares.com/engin ... te-p830307
by philthehill
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gold Seal Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Gold Seal Rebuild

Way back (55 years ago now) I fitted a factory 948cc short engine to my A35 van over a weekend.
I cannot remember whether it was a Gold or Silver unit but it cut down the overall cost and made the job so much easier. :D
by philthehill
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 121
Views: 3980

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

I see no reason why the seal housing and the Maestro crankshaft could not be retro fitted to the Marina engine. As a minimum the seal housing has to be machined/modified to suit. It is not a straight swop. If you have a good 1275cc Marina engine I would suggest that fitting the Maestro parts is not ...
by philthehill
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 121
Views: 3980

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

The 1275cc engine formally fitted to the Maestro can easily be identified without touching or stripping the engine as it has a seal carrying housing (modified) attached to the rear of the block. This seal housing is carried over when the Maestro engine is fitted to the likes of a Minor. The Minor re...
by philthehill
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19213
Views: 1012529

Re: Word Association

Windless.
by philthehill
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 121
Views: 3980

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

If the 1275cc engine does not have the rear crankshaft seal housing as fitted to the Maestro the engine in all probability originated from a Morris Marina.
Transverse 1275cc engines can be converted to in-line configuration but it does require additional works and costs to achieve.
by philthehill
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration
Replies: 27
Views: 467

Re: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration

The engine tower bolts do not have captive bolts.
by philthehill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake bleed order?
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Brake bleed order?

As high as you can get without being ridicules.
by philthehill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine type query
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: engine type query

Posting a close up picture of the engine on here will aid identification.
by philthehill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 121
Views: 3980

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

The easiest way of identifying the source of the 1275cc engine is look at the location of the oil filter. The 1275cc Marina/Ital has the oil filter at the o/s upper rear of the block. The 1275cc Midget has the oil filter head bolted onto the o/s front of the block. Check the block casting number whi...
by philthehill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gold Seal Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: Gold Seal Rebuild

You could also purchase a 'Short' Gold/Silver engine which comprised the block, pistons, rods and crankshaft. Everything else was transferred from the old engine if serviceable.
by philthehill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake bleed order?
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Brake bleed order?

Some Minors are really terrible to bleed the air out of the hydraulic system and require the rear to be raised to great heights.
Been there, done that.
Make sure brake fluid does not leak out of the master cylinder cap vent when the rear is raised/
Phil
by philthehill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rubber suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Rubber suspension

You have to remove the original Minor bump rubbers before fitting the Aeon bump rubbers.
The Aeon bump rubber metal mounts can be trimmed in the 'V' to increase the rubber to chassis clearance. Note the 'V' casting marks on the ends of the metal mounts for trim reference.
by philthehill
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake bleed order?
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Brake bleed order?

In addition to the above jack the car at the rear as high as you can before bleeding.
This helps as it encourages the air to rise to the highest point in the system.
by philthehill
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19213
Views: 1012529

Re: Word Association

Monkey.
by philthehill
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear brake cylinders
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: rear brake cylinders

This is what they should look like. Note the markings:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lockheed-3-4 ... SwVDNe1CuH

If they have no markings I would suggest that they are after market items.
by philthehill
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 1010

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

Some of my original BMC seals are still perfect even after 40 plus years.