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by philthehill
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Telescopic Dampers
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Telescopic Dampers

Phil
You are right about the welding.
It should be welded at both ends to the body.
Phil
by philthehill
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: KDR 381 needs two parts please!
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: KDR 381 needs two parts please!

Make sure that any damper fitted is matched performance wise with that already fitted. Mismatched dampers are next to useless as they are continually fighting each other. I would advise that it is of benefit to drain the dampers and fill with straight 30 grade oil which can be obtained from garden m...
by philthehill
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: COMPRESSION RATIO - PISTON HEIGHT
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: COMPRESSION RATIO - PISTON HEIGHT

If your 12G295 head does actually have a combustion chamber of 23.5 cc it has been skimmed and/or has modified combustion chambers.. A 12G295 head normally has a combustion chamber of 28.3 cc. It is not unusual to have the top of the pistons just below the top of the block. My own 1380cc engine has ...
by philthehill
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Telescopic Dampers
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Telescopic Dampers

The ride height will have no bearing on the angle of the damper unless the actual spring has been re-set to give a lower ride. With a standard set spring - if spacers are used between the spring and the axle the only measurement that changes is the height of the axle centre above the spring top leaf...
by philthehill
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

If you are going to use spacers you need to use the full circle type. See link below:- Whilst fitting a couple of washers between wheel and drum/hub may work I would not recommend it. Spacing out the wheel that way increasing the point loading on both wheel and stud. The wheel centre needs to be pul...
by philthehill
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 1648

Re: Diff Identification

Well done.
by philthehill
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

If you want to get your fingers between tyre and trunnion I would suggest that you need 15mm - 20mm clearance to compensate for any flexing of the tyre. Previous to the current set up I ran 6J wheels on the front of my Minor with the standard hubs and had plenty of clearance without the use of space...
by philthehill
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Telescopic Dampers
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Telescopic Dampers

Several schools of thought as regards vertical/sloping dampers. Sloping inwards at the top helps side location of the axle Sloping inwards at the top helps reduce body roll. Sloping inwards at the top - same as the Minor commercial. Vertical restricts up and down movement of the axle. Vertical helps...
by philthehill
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 17
Views: 266

Re: Currently drinking.....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Speckled_Hen

For me the original Speckled Hen produced by Morland Brewery had a far superior taste to that currently being produced.

For motor related beers see :-

http://prescottales.co.uk/
by philthehill
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine won't idle
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Engine won't idle

There is no idle jet in a H2/HS2 carb, just the main jet.
by philthehill
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?

What is the vehicle on the left at 2min 25secs which looks to be similar to a Minor?
by philthehill
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Split Pin? Rear Shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Split Pin? Rear Shocks

The split pins on my Minor are fitted horizontally.
by philthehill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Core Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Core Plugs

So long as the core plug seat has been cleaned of rust etc there is no need to use sealer but Hermetite RED is a good substitute. Before you remove the core plugs give the water jacket a good soaking in Citric Acid for at least 48 hours. I left diluted Citric Acid in a 948cc block for a fortnight an...
by philthehill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Split Pin? Rear Shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Split Pin? Rear Shocks

The pin should have a split pin hole but I would Just fit a nylock nut unless you want to keep authenticity.
The retaining washer should be done up against the shoulder of the stud.
You can now get poly bushes for the top of the link.
by philthehill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Petrol hose bore, pump to carb

I have found the special SU float needle seat body box spanner and the measurements are as follows:- Inside between flats...…………………..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,...............………..9.3 mm (3/8"). Outside of the box spanner is reduced to...………............…………...10.1 mm diameter The length of the reduction fro...
by philthehill
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Core Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Core Plugs

All Morris Minor small bore 'A' Series block core plugs are the same. Large bore blocks have cup type core plugs. The standard steel core plugs can be substituted with brass core plugs which will alleviate any core plug failures in the future. Make sure that the core plug in the rear of the block is...
by philthehill
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

The paint used is International Yacht Paints Baltic Blue.
by philthehill
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

Way back there were several companies producing Marina based disc brake conversions. My Ser 2 had a CS Auto Classics Marina disc brake conversion fitted which had the Marina stub axle fitted to the Minor swivel which did away with the top hat spacer. We must not forget Mr Grumpy who was originally t...