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by IslipMinor
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Coil wire connections
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Coil wire connections

Ron,

Can you post a picture of the coil connections, and also identify the cable colours and where connected?
by IslipMinor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

ampwhu, The attached drawing shows the correct way to fit the front wheel bearings. The word 'THRUST' should be stamped on to one side of each of the bearings, and the original BMC fitting instructions say that this must face the spacer. I am not sure that it is always the case with today's bearings...
by IslipMinor
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1221

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

Paul, The Minor stub axle is a different design to the Sprite/Midget, which comes directly from the A30/A35. There is no stress concentration in the Minor design, as it has a separate stub axle that presses into the upright, whereas the A30/35 based design is a one-piece forging, so there is a need ...
by IslipMinor
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft

I would love to drive a Morris with this set up
If you are anywhere near Islip, in Oxfordshire, pop in! Please contact me first, as I have some work to do shortly that will take the car off the road for a couple of weeks.
by IslipMinor
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft

Phil,

In its day, the 2000E 'box was seen as the gold standard, by which all other gearboxes were compared (almost all unfavourably!). Quaife still offer all sorts of variants of it today - synchro, dog engagement, straight-cut etc. Not much seems to have changed with its reputation.
by IslipMinor
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft

Simon, The propshaft is common to all versions of the Minor - saloon, convertible, traveller, van and pick-up. The part no. is AAA 3747. Do you have the fitting instructions for the T50? I have a copy from Minor Mania dating from the late 1980's and also a copy of the Toyota parts manual for the lat...
by IslipMinor
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 789

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

'wearethefoxrat' Rather than repeating the details of the various Minor crankcase ventilation systems in this topic, please read through the previous one 'Fume Vent Dumping Oil'. It sounds like you have the earlier 1098 ventilation system that does not, by design, work when the car is stationary, an...
by IslipMinor
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: fume vent dumping oil

Keith, Yes, the rocker cover either connects to the source of replacement fresh air from the air filter housing in the earlier 'draught tube' systems, or provides the direct source of fresh air, via the vented filler cap, in the later 'closed circuit' systems, which has no connection to the air filt...
by IslipMinor
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: fume vent dumping oil

Keith, The draught tube does not block easily, but may be worthwhile taking the tappet cover off and cleaning it to make sure. Edward, All crankcase ventilation systems rely on drawing or sucking fumes out from the crankcase area, which includes the rocker cover, and delivering them somewhere outsid...
by IslipMinor
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fume vent dumping oil
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: fume vent dumping oil

Keith, The early non-closed circuit systems only 'work' when the car is moving. That is the only time when the 'draught' tube that runs down from the front tappet cover sees any movement of air across the end of it, which is what is supposed to create the partial vacuum to draw fresh air into the cr...
by IslipMinor
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller rear suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Traveller rear suspension

The van springs were 7-leaf up to Chassis No. 6042, and after that 8-leaf, but the van springs will not fit the saloon/convertible/traveller, as the design of the front end of the spring is different, and only used on the van & pick-up.
by IslipMinor
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller rear suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Traveller rear suspension

The Traveller has higher rated springs than any other model of Minor. They are 7-leaf, but the leaves are thicker than the early 948 engined cars that also had 7-leaf springs. From Chassis No. 680464 (late 1958/early 1959?), both saloons and convertibles went to a 5-leaf rear spring, but the Travell...
by IslipMinor
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake servo
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Brake servo

Presumably you are going to fit it so that both front and rear brakes are 'servo'd'? May sound a stupid comment, but if you simply interrupt the brake line running from the master cylinder running towards the front of the car, which has been done, then only the front brakes will have the benefit of ...
by IslipMinor
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Speed Limiters

I've the only close call I've had in 40 years of driving at 'naughty' speed was due to a pensioner pulling out of a minor side road on to a straight main road with excellent visibility without looking! Wasn't that on the news recently, somewhere in Norfolk? Mmm, the No. 30 bus = 30mph speed limit. ...
by IslipMinor
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Telescopic Dampers
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Telescopic Dampers

My understanding of that crossmember design is that for the right hand side, the top damper mount uses the left hand hole as you have it, and vice-versa for the left hand side of the car - do not know what the 3rd set of holes are for! We have Koni telescopic dampers, and they would need the cut-out...
by IslipMinor
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New exhaust very noisy
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: New exhaust very noisy

Bonjour Benoit,

We are coming quite close to you in Chantilly in June this year, on our way in the Minor from Amsterdam, Brussels and on down to Moissac, near Toulouse. If the exhaust is still a problem, we be very happy to call in and have a look/listen, if that would help?
by IslipMinor
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1164

Re: How Far have you driven?

Le Havre to Biarritz in a single day/journey - ~560 miles in September 2009. At that time we still had the standard Minor seats as well - they were replaced with Newton Commercial 2-3 years afterwards. Not the original intention, as we were booked on a 24hr Brittany ferry from Plymouth to Santander ...
by IslipMinor
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 cc idle speed
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: 1275 cc idle speed

Lots of 'depends' here! If you know the answers to these questions, then the static timing can be a bit more prescriptive, otherwise the process that Phil described will get you to the best combination setting for your engine. Does the distributor have the standard mechanical advance? If not, what i...
by IslipMinor
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 65
Views: 2505

Re: Traveller Tuning

Kittyhawk,

Where do you live? There might well be someone who lives close(ish) by who could offer a new look to help you.
by IslipMinor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 83
Views: 2856

Re: Gearbox woes

Extract from the BMC Workshop Manual shows how the clutch pedal return spring is fitted.
Minor Clutch Mechanism.jpg
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It's a strong spring, so be careful when fitting it!