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by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

I have always fitted the windscreens from the outside. Fitting the windscreen is a two person task and the screen should be held hard against the aperture whilst the cord is pulled from the inside. It helps if the rubber is lubricated with the same lubricant used in fitting tyres. If still not able ...
by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

The top end of your engine looks to be dry and/or lacking oil. The oil should be being thrown off the end of the rockers. Just weeping is not good enough. I would suggest that you drain the engine, replace the oil filter and fill the engine with flushing oil and then run the engine and after a few m...
by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Workshop manual
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Workshop manual

May be of interest:- 14th edition. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OFFICIAL-Morris-Minor-Workshop-Manual-AKD530-Minor-MM-series-II-1000-NEW-PRINT/382581126580?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20171012094517%26meid%3Dca6f4ef464f840f0b4ceead70b99d3be%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3...
by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 713

Re: long distance driving

Start and finish with the premise - keep it simple.
Modifications and alterations to the standard set up are more difficult to fix out on the road especially if you are miles from anywhere.
by philthehill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: unusual casting number on head
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: unusual casting number on head

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=images+of+Britmo+cast+cylinder+heads&tbm=isch&source=hp&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjm4YSxr7bjAhVWhlwKHYddCgsQsAR6BAgEEAE&biw=1240&bih=857 The combustion chambers of the 948cc BRITMO 'A' Series head 2A3AF2AS3 is the same as the 2A628, 12A1456 & 2A629 heads fitted to the 948cc '...
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?

A little oil makes a big mess.

To be on the safe side check the gearbox oil level.
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

The paper and felt filters can be interchanged.

Basically it is only the name on the filter head that differentiates the two.

The felt filter is strong enough to cope with the internal spring which keeps the filter up against the filter head plate.
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?

It is not normal for the 'A' Series to leak oil.
If it has been built or re-built properly it will be leak free.
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?

If you have oil leaking from the rear of the reconditioned engine it should be returned to garage for rectification. You should not have to live with it.
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital 1275 timing cover filter
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: Ital 1275 timing cover filter

Fitting the crankshaft pulley centralises the timing cover/seal around the pulley before the timing cover bolts are tightened. There is a special BMC/Churchill tool (Pt No: 18G 1044) for centralising the seal/timing cover but the pulley is just as good. As I have been unable to purchase the 18G1044 ...
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Musical propshaft. Other parts?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Musical propshaft. Other parts?

When my engine is on full throttle it is music to my ears.
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital 1275 timing cover filter
Replies: 14
Views: 249

Re: Ital 1275 timing cover filter

Lightly greasing the gasket is the way to go every time.
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?

The oil could be engine oil or gearbox oil as oil can leak from the engine or gearbox into the bell housing.
There is a distinct difference in smell between the engine oil and the EP (extreme pressure) gearbox oil when new.
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Oil leak. Engine or Gearbox?

The small hole is the drain hole for any oil that gets past the scroll on the rear end of the crankshaft or past the seal on the gearbox first motion shaft. The small hole is in the Marina to Ford adapter bell housing. The large oblong hole is for a left hand drive clutch operating lever to operate ...
by philthehill
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover design A motor 948
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Timing cover design A motor 948

The front engine plate bolts are all Unified National Fine (UNF). No British Standard Fine (BSF) threads were used in the 948cc or 'A' Series engines.
See the chart below for the differences in the heads:-
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by philthehill
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

Check the commission number as per the MOSS parts list for the change over point from small to large rear window.
There are only two rear windscreen rubbers listed on both the Bull Motif and MOSS sites so it cannot be that hard to determine what seal is required.
by philthehill
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

Fit the oil pressure gauge and see what the oil pressure is in the galleries. please post the readings on this thread. If there was quantities of crud in the sump it may well now be blocking the oil filter element. There should be signs of oil on or around the rockers with the engine running. If not...
by philthehill
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter light suddenly came on
Replies: 27
Views: 392

Re: Oil filter light suddenly came on

If the oil blockage light stays on when the engine is running then you do need to change the oil filter. The oil pressure warning light only comes on when the oil pressure is below 15lb/sq in - so is no real indicator of the oil pressure circulating through the oil galleries. There should be oil vis...
by philthehill
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

I have also been on the Bull Motif spares web site and can see only one rear windscreen rubber Pt No: EXT104 for cars 57 onwards. The split screen rear window rubber is Pt No: EXT102. See the link below to the MOSS parts list and check against the Commission Number (Chassis Number). https://www.moss...
by philthehill
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

Try fitting the window from the outside. Wrap a piece of strong cord around the groove of the seal with a large overlap - put the window/seal to the aperture with the cord tails inside the car - pull the cord tails so that the seal comes inside the car - carry on all the way round the glass/seal unt...