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by philthehill
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol issues on 1960 Morris Panelvan.
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Petrol issues on 1960 Morris Panelvan.

Google Burlen Fuels Ltd http://sucarb.co.uk/?SID=kkhr9caom2781a ... re=surough to find the SU carb technical and overhaul instructions.
Burlen Fuels are the successors to SU carbs and manufacture, supply parts and recondition all types of SU carbs.
by philthehill
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: MM Anti-tramp bars
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: MM Anti-tramp bars

I am not aware that the items listed by Pombear and referred to in my postings are available over the counter.

If you can give links to the supplier I would be grateful as I am always on the lookout for Minor performance items.

Phil
by philthehill
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Up rated suspension
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Up rated suspension

by philthehill
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: MM Anti-tramp bars
Replies: 3
Views: 100

MM Anti-tramp bars

by philthehill
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1098cc engine with 10CC prefix plus gearbox
Replies: 0
Views: 73

1098cc engine with 10CC prefix plus gearbox

This may be of interest:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mg-midget-1965-MK2-Engine-gearbox-complete-for-spares-resto-1098-cc-sprite/283670771975?hash=item420c187907:g:3yUAAOSw9Eldx-qJ This is a 10CC prefixed engine with the larger 2" mains and 12G295 head. The best ex factory 1098cc 'A' Series available...
by philthehill
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1131

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

David If there is no play or anything obviously wrong you are then left with looking for a problem that is not there. As I said above there is no cushion between the ball end of the track rod and rack body, just metal to metal contact. To confirm I have looked at my spare rack and there is nothing t...
by philthehill
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: can this block be rebored ?

Was the crankshaft turning as it should be before fitting the conrods/pistons? If it was below are some reasons as to why it is now not turning. 1. Have you put the con rods in the right way round so as to have the right offset? 2. Did you fit the con rod caps the right way round? 3. Are the big end...
by philthehill
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1131

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

If the steering is worn the caster will turn the wheels to full lock when going in reverse. The caster when going forward pushes the wheels to the straight ahead position. There has to be enough resistance to stop the caster effecting the steering when in moving in reverse. Hold onto the steering wh...
by philthehill
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1131

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

The ball end of the track rod will hit the end of the rack housing when the steering is on full lock. There is no cushion between the two - it is just metal to metal contact. What you are seeing and hearing is normal. A new steering rack will be and do exactly the same.
by philthehill
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Magneto ignition
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Magneto ignition

For those who would like an alternative to standard and electronic ignition you may like to consider fitting a Magneto. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lucas-4VRA-Magneto/254207350142?hash=item3b2ff0557e:g:KsYAAOSwd89csj9r Suitable for all pre 'A' Plus blocks and as used on Coventry Climax racing engines...
by philthehill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Big bore exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Big bore exhaust

Looking at Panky's exhaust manifold it appears to be a MG Midget/Sprite manifold which has the manifold outlet facing forward. Martin Your manifold Pt No: 12G3538 will exit in the right direction and if the front pipe has been formed correctly will join together with the manifold without any difficu...
by philthehill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1131

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

My suggestions as to the fault are:- 1. When the rack is fully extended (either way) the support for the actual rack is greatly reduced and greater loading/leverage is put on the rack which will overcome the spring supported cups which bear down on the rack to stop it rattling. To overcome the rattl...
by philthehill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion

PoolGuy Thanks for that https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Healey-Gearbox-Smooth-Case-948-Front-Cover-Oil-Seal-Conversion/273882493839?hash=item3fc4ab338f:g:1NsAAOSwOI5dFGvu The seal appears to be metal cased which means it can be secured in place with Loctite bearing loc. May be worth getting a repl...
by philthehill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spigot bush
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Spigot bush

oliver90owner
You are correct in that the oilite bearing should be impregnated with oil at manufacture but there are oilite bushes and oilite bushes and it is better to be safe in the knowledge that the spigot bush is well oiled.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oilite
by philthehill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Engine comparisons
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: 1275 Engine comparisons

The piston top height above the gudgen pin is the same for all 1275cc engines/pistons. The gudgen pins are the same outside diameter (0.8123" - 0.8125") for all 1275cc engine. They are selectively fitted to the piston and should not be swapped around between pistons. The gudgen pins fitted to the 12...
by philthehill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spigot bush
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Spigot bush

The bush is formed from a oil retaining material 'Oilite' and is not brass or similar.
The bush will benefit from being soaked in engine oil overnight before fitting.
by philthehill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion

If your Myford has a gapped bed it should take the front cover. The seal will be 20mm x 30mm x 4mm or 4.5mm. The seal must be a good interference fit into the housing but not tight enough the tear the outer rubber cladding of the seal. An alternative seal that can be used is 23mm x 35mm x 7mm. The s...
by philthehill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion

The answer is yes but you may have to get a machine shop to do the job as there does not appear to be a off the shelf modified front cover available for the 803cc/948cc smooth case gearbox. Richard In answering this post and checking against your gearbox parts list/chart - the front gearbox cover be...