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by philthehill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Van Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Van Springs

I would always recommend the use of Poly Bushes but it will not make the ride any softer.
by philthehill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Van Springs
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Van Springs

The front eye of the top leaf of the van spring eye is larger therefore the traveller springs will not fit. http://www.morrisminorspares.com/rear-suspension-axle-propshaft-c87/rear-suspension-c89/rear-spring-shackle-bush-kit-rubber-van-pick-up-p831325 Note the larger bush for the spring front eye. B...
by philthehill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: head gasket query
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: head gasket query

What was the condition of the head gasket in the area of the oil transfer passage at the front N/S of the head/block?
by philthehill
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Morris engine crane
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Morris engine crane

Not English but Welsh and proud of it too. 8)
by philthehill
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?

If the hubs are PCD for Ford wheels the offset of the Morris wheel is irrelevant as they will not fit. You need to find wheels that fit the Ford PCD with clearance for the Minor swivel. With a clearance distance of 4" between the outer face of the hub (the face onto which the wheel is secured) and t...
by philthehill
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Morris engine crane
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Morris engine crane

A Morris engine lifted by a Morris crane. Superb :D There again to some the Minor is slightly agricultural. I have a Minor grease gun for greasing my Minor. It does not have to be manufactured by BMC or Morris to feel relative. :wink: http://www.morriscranesystems.com/about/history https://www.googl...
by philthehill
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Clutch and brake pedal stop plate
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Clutch and brake pedal stop plate

Only on the clutch pedal was the plate and seal fitted. The plate and seal was fitted on the clutch pedal as the clutch pedal is exposed to the elements so that wet and dirt may get in if the plate and seal were not there - whereas the brake pedal located in the chassis leg is not exposed to the ele...
by philthehill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: slip ring assembly.
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: slip ring assembly.

The brain or the slip ring ??????????? :wink:
by philthehill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust - Top of Battery Tray
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Rust - Top of Battery Tray

I have always found that pouring boiling water over battery corrosion gets rid of it nicely - but take care with the boiling water.
by philthehill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3658

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

The dowel is also there to locate, secure and to eliminate any movement between the engine, rear engine plate and gearbox bell housing. It must be remembered that there are two dowels on the rear of the engine block to locate the block, plate and bell housing. Any misalignment of one will effect the...
by philthehill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stud release tool.
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Stud release tool.

An update on this:- I was searching 'e' bay as you do and there was a APKOWAY De-corroder tool No: 206 being offered for sale - so I snapped it up and it arrived to day. Whilst not perfect - it is useable and came in its own special Pickavant wooden box and includes the original instruction leaflet....
by philthehill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?

With a five stud arrangement use the formula in the link above to determine the PCD.

Here it is again:-

https://konigwheels.com/wheel-info-tech/what-is-pcd/
by philthehill
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3658

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Regarding the location dowel at the top rear of the block:- I have at least four different types and sizes of dowel including stepped dowels all of which have been removed from 'A' series engine blocks. It is most important that the hole in the rear engine plate and the hole in the gearbox bell hous...
by philthehill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Disk brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Disk brakes

by philthehill
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital to Minor 1000 box
Replies: 14
Views: 485

Re: Ital to Minor 1000 box

A secondary purpose of the centre adapter/bush carrier is to help centre the flywheel on the rear of the flywheel - so yes I would fit the adapter/bush carrier. Loctite the adapter/bush carrier into the rear of the Marina crankshaft. You must check the internal diameter of the Marina needle roller f...
by philthehill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3658

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Thank you for the above.

That may explain why it has the solid oilite bush fitted.

Though it should be borne in mind that early Marinas had a solid oilite bush which was superseded by the needle bearing at some point.
by philthehill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3658

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

You are right in that there is a bush in the rear of the crankshaft. That bush is much thicker than the Minor bush. All I can suggest now is that you carry on with the engine re-build whilst keeping an eye on the position of the first motion shaft relative to the bearing in the back of the crankshaft.
by philthehill
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3658

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

The first motion shaft bearing surface is 1/2" dia. It looks as if there is a first motion shaft bearing at the back of the adapter. Measure the inside diameter at the rear and if you can measure the distance the rear face of the first motion shaft bearing (if fitted) is from the rear face of the bl...
by philthehill
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 154
Views: 3658

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

No: 38 it is.

Measure the inside bore of the adapter - for the oilite bush the bore should be 5/8".

Then please come back on here with the measurement.
by philthehill
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?

Yes you do need to at least take into account the off-set of the wheel and what direction the off-set takes.

https://www.tsw.com/explore-tsw-custom- ... offset.php