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by IslipMinor
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 29
Views: 1063

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

As Phil has already said, the original tie bar thread is 3/8" BSF, and uses a 3/8"BSF castle nut - please look at the list of thread and spanner sizes, torque settings etc. in the 'Mechanical' section under 'Thread Sizes'. Not sure where 7/16" UNF comes from? Getting the split pin in is a bit of a f...
by IslipMinor
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Big bore exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Big bore exhaust

Which engine is the system designed to fit? It looks like you will need to rejig the beginning part of the pipework to get it to fit the exhaust manifold - once that is done the system will (definitely should) fit using the standard mounts. Make sure that you use the mount that fits before the swan ...
by IslipMinor
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear heated window (Traveller)
Replies: 25
Views: 5241

Re: Rear heated window (Traveller)

Going back to the earlier part of this thread, and whether to use a relay or not, is the current draw of ~6A for the Traveller rear heated screen for each screen, or for both screens in total? With a total of 6A you could probably get away with a switch, but I would not, and if it is 6A per each scr...
by IslipMinor
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversion

Phil, Do you have details of the Riley 1.5 rear brakes? Drum diameter, shoe size and cylinder bore diameter? I presume they are the same leading/trailing shoes set up as the standard Minor?

I will add it to the brake design model I have, and publish the whole set of results.
by IslipMinor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversion

Which bore master cylinder is fitted? The 948 engined cars were originally fitted with a 7/8" bore, and the 1098 had a 13/16" bore. I am not sure if the early 7/8" master cylinder is still available, but if the later smaller bore unit is fitted to an early car, then the pedal pressures will be light...
by IslipMinor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversion

Some fit the Mini rear brake pressure regulating valve into the Minor rear brake hydraulic system Yes they do! After completing the restoration in 1998, which included fitting Metro-based front disc brakes, with the standard 7" Minor rear brakes, fitted with the later, smaller cylinders with 3/4" b...
by IslipMinor
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversion

Moggiegeek, Yes, the 7/8" front cylinders will reduce the pedal pressure for the same braking effort, but, as has already been said it will increase the brake bias towards the front as well. What rear cylinders are fitted, and what rear drum diameter and master cylinder bore diameter do you have. Wi...
by IslipMinor
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: 1275 gearbox input shaft oil seal conversion

Phil, I thought that the front cover for all the 'ribcase' gearboxes, 1098 and 1275, has the same part number? I have 22G118 as the part number. If that is not correct, please let me know, as I quite often post this information, believing it to be correct! The 948 'smoothcase' gearbox front cover wa...
by IslipMinor
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1107

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

I seem to remember these battery terminals getting a very poor reputation when they were 'standard' production. Unless you want to have 'originality', I would suggest fitting a good clamp type connection, after making sure that the battery posts and clamp connections are clean and smeared with some ...
by IslipMinor
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 29
Views: 1127

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

Phil,

If you simply rev the engine to at least 3400 rpm whilst stationery in neutral, does the noise occur?
by IslipMinor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

Yup, and probably another million or so other problems will blame it as well!
by IslipMinor
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

Not sure what is happening to posts, but I have just posted and it has gone in with a time stamp of 17.47 yesterday - I started looking at it then, but only actually posted a few minutes ago.
by IslipMinor
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

Now, if my team were in the Premiership My younger son is the only known Owls supporter in Oxford! We lived in Sheffield in the 1980's and at that time Wednesday and Man U were in the same division, so we would go over to Old Trafford every season to watch the Owls/Man U match. One year they beat M...
by IslipMinor
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Strip down - rust?
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Strip down - rust?

The areas needing attention look very typical for a Minor, and generally very similar to what we found when stripping our Minor back in 1992. The biggest surprise was the state of the inner sills, once we had removed the cover plates - for the MOT the outside had been repaired, not the inside. We di...
by IslipMinor
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: replacing engine steady bar
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: replacing engine steady bar

The 'other' cars have hydraulic clutch operation, so any movement of the engine/gearbox during the drive take-up has no effect on the clutch operation. The Minor's mechanical linkage must stay in the same place during the clutch operation, otherwise the take-up can be intermittent and juddery. Anyon...
by IslipMinor
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hub nut removal problems
Replies: 36
Views: 4252

Re: Hub nut removal problems

Mike,

Don't forget that the LH/passenger/nearside hub nut has a left-hand thread, so turn clockwise to UNDO!!
by IslipMinor
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car insurance when you die
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Car insurance when you die

Joint Car Insurance - certainly from 1968 to the end of the 70's we had a 'proper' joint insurance policy with Guardian Royal Exchange for the 2 cars that we owned at the time (i.e. the Minor and ANO various). Eventually we couldn't get it anymore with GRE, so went to 'normal' policies with each oth...
by IslipMinor
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Original carpets - gearbox oil grommet/bung

Phil, Oops, definitely the memory playing tricks. Yes it is hexagon headed - I removed our A-Series gearbox in 1992 and replaced it with the Toyota T50 5-spd in 1998, and did not check before posting the original comment. Web Editor: Pity I can't edit the previous post to correct the error. I unders...
by IslipMinor
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 102
Views: 50164

Re: Thread sizes

The thread in the diff casing is a parallel thread, so you could run a 1/2" BSPP tap through it, but if the tapered plug already goes in up to about halfway, that is actually what it should do. The plug can be sealed with some PTFE tape wrapped around the plug threads, before screwing it into the ca...
by IslipMinor
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 29
Views: 1127

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

Presumably when knocking it into neutral, the engine revs drop to idle? From everything that you have said the noise is engine speed related, so if the revs drop the noise stops?? Have you tried driving beyond the initial onset of the noise in each gear? What happens if just slowly increase the engi...