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by philthehill
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 990

Re: fuel pump

Rob
Whilst the inlet and outlet valves rarely fail it sounds to me as if you have a problem with one or both of the valves.

Phil
by philthehill
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 990

Re: fuel pump

noidea

Once you have the fuel pump refurbished it will not be original !

Sometimes you have to be pragmatic about these things.

Phil
by philthehill
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear shock absorber advice
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Rear shock absorber advice

Whilst the links are good and it is nice to do - overhauling the dampers either front or rear to me at least is a no brainer because the replacement & refurbished dampers are so cheap. If refurbished dampers were not available that would be a different matter. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/rear-...
by philthehill
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 818

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

When I first saw the engine I could see that there had been considerable work done on the engine. The 803cc and 948cc camshafts are common in that they have the same timing and profile so they can be interchanged with ease. Details of the 803cc and 948cc camshaft. Lift...….inlet 0.285. exhaust 0.285...
by philthehill
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear shock absorber advice
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Rear shock absorber advice

Where is the leak from? Is it the lever pivot, the top gasket or the valve at the bottom? See also https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=36349&hilit=damper+overhaul https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/search.php?keywords=repair+rear+damper&t=36349&sf=msgonly & Minor Monthly Octob...
by philthehill
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 818

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Bad luck with crankshaft. Some original BMC part numbers that may help:- Bolt main cap...….2A53. Bolt big end cap...6K594. Camshaft...………..8G712. The rocker pads are hardened and if you breakthrough the hardening in the process of cleaning them up rapid wear will take place. New forged rockers are a...
by philthehill
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 102
Views: 5385

Re: Currently drinking.....

Not currently drinking but had a very nice pint of Tally Ho in one of my locals last night.

https://palmersbrewery.com/cask/tally-ho/
by philthehill
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 28
Views: 818

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The big end bolts should all have the same thread, head size and length. The oil pump cover is as said above soldered to the rear engine plate. I would suggest that someone has added extra solder to seal a oil leak from between the oil pump cover and rear engine plate. Oil leaking from the joint bet...
by philthehill
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

A bit more information and comments about the C.Z. metal bender. https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=101230 I have and use one of the below:- https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cht264-3-in-1-automotive-pipe-bender/ It does the job but is not suitable for really small radius's. For s...
by philthehill
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: If I were you...

Oil pumps can fail. The later oil pumps do not have the woodruff key to secure the rotor to the drive shaft. They are secured to the drive shaft by an interference fit. If the oil is thick say on a cold morning the drive shaft can turn and the rotor stays static resulting in the oil pump failing. I ...
by philthehill
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

Cautionary tale Do not buy those tools advertised as suitable for bending tight curves. They are only suitable for 5mm O.D. pipe and not 3/16" O.D. pipe as per the Minor. I would not recommend the use copper pipe as it can harden and become brittle and crack. Use Kunifer which is a cupronickel alloy...
by philthehill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 990

Re: fuel pump

Get a refurbished SU fuel pump from club spares.
by philthehill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box

Further to above. Modified flywheel...…………….The 1098cc Minor engine has 4 bolts to secure the flywheel. The Marina/Ital 1275cc engine has 6 bolts and 1 dowel to secure the flywheel. ESM can supply a suitable modified flywheel. Modified rear engine plate...……..The oil pump is located in a different p...
by philthehill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine rebuilt. A few storage questions
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Engine rebuilt. A few storage questions

When you turn the engine over - turn it over an odd number of compressions (say three). This makes sure that the same valve springs are not subject to being statically compressed every time you turn it over. My own engine has lashings of engine oil down the bores, when stored the sump is drained and...
by philthehill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyre Sizes
Replies: 32
Views: 16489

Re: Tyre Sizes

I take the opposite view - to preserve the tyres I would recommend raising the car on axle stands so that the tyres are not on the floor and producing flats and over inflating the tyres to say 47/50 lb/sq inch and covering them with a dark sheet to block out the UV rays/light. You can get special ty...
by philthehill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box

An easy job once you have the right conversion parts. You will need in addition to the parts already utilised in fitting the Type 9 to the 1098cc engine :- A modified flywheel. A modified rear engine plate. The conversion bush/bearing that fits into the rear of the crankshaft. There is some differen...
by philthehill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 13
Views: 514

Re: If I were you...

If you do decide to change the rear core plug you may as well replace the oil pump. If I were you I would. The oil pump is the beating heart of the engine.
by philthehill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box

Duplicate post!
by philthehill
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Morris Marina 1300 engine plus 5 speed box

There have been several conversions carried out utilising the 1275cc Marina/Ital engine and Type 9 Ford gearbox and the process reported on this web site. Using the search facility will bring up various routes to achievement. Nowadays a common conversion. My own Marina/Ital/Ford conversion is with t...