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by IslipMinor
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 063 or 038 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: 063 or 038 ?

The 063 is 'correct' for a -ve earth in a Minor, allowing the battery terminals to be at the back, by the bulkhead, and away from the battery clamp. I would not fit one with the terminals at the front. An alternative to the standard positive earth 038 is an 057, which has around ~25% more Ah capacit...
by IslipMinor
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing cover design A motor 948
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Timing cover design A motor 948

I use a 'modern' Castrol full synthetic oil in our 1380, and it does not leak from either timing cover or sump gaskets. I use a thin layer of non-setting gasket sealant, e.g. Hermatite, on the face between either the timing cover or sump pan and the gasket, and smear grease on the gasket where it me...
by IslipMinor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 728

Re: long distance driving

What went wrong with the Nodiz? I don't actually know for sure! I fitted it ~3 years ago and have been delighted with it, BUT very occasionally it would lose its synchronisation, and the engine would have to be switched off and restarted - a bit annoying on motorways! Also it had a slightly misfire...
by IslipMinor
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 38
Views: 728

Re: long distance driving

Since the Minor restoration was completed in 1998, we have been all over Western Europe, some of Eastern Europe, the southern half of Scandinavia and all of the island of Ireland in the Minor over the last 21 years. Often as part of an organised classic car tour, the 'Euroclssic'. This year it was j...
by IslipMinor
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crank leak/crankcase pressure/closed breathing
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: rear crank leak/crankcase pressure/closed breathing

A PCV valve is used in conjunction with an inlet manifold port to reduce the level of vacuum in the crankcase. The port on the SU is already at a low vacuum, so no need for a PCV valve as well. The system you are proposing should work well, and is the same as the closed circuit arrangements used on ...
by IslipMinor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

Martin,

Before rushing out and changing the guides, what are the answers to the other questions? You may get away with it, if everything else is spot on.
by IslipMinor
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

One that plagued me for a long time a few years ago. Unleaded fuel runs 'hotter' than the old leaded fuel, so standard cast iron guides running with standard guide/valve stem clearance do tend to 'pick up', especially during the 'warm up' phase before the thermostat opens. Some questions: You do hav...
by IslipMinor
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: indicator help please .
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: indicator help please .

We used to, but presumably cannot now because of DATA protection!! YES please let's have location back BY DEFAULT, and let a member OPT OUT if they want to, NOT OPT IN.

Moderators - please respond.
by IslipMinor
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: indicator help please .
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: indicator help please .

Where are you based? Help might be just round the corner!
by IslipMinor
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: valve cotters

My very first car was a Morris 8 Series 'E', and that had virtually the same side-valve engine in it to the Series MM Minor, but I think there was an access panel in the LH inner wing, so that you could get at the tappets from the side. I still have, and still use, the Matador open-ended spanner tha...
by IslipMinor
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Heater upgrade

There is a section in the BMC Workshop Manual that covers fitting the later 'fresh air' heater, complete with the necessary measurements -Section 'SS'. You will need to make a hole in the bulkhead, large enough to take the heat trunking AND the large 'O' ring that protects it through the bulkhead. E...
by IslipMinor
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing indicators and trafficators
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Flashing indicators and trafficators

No, you would not need a separate flasher unit, or two, BUT they are not very visible at best, and virtually invisible down low on the near-side on a 2-door! Modern traffic has virtually no knowledge of trafficators, and is not expecting a little arm to stick out from the side of the car to indicate...
by IslipMinor
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing indicators and trafficators
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Flashing indicators and trafficators

A diagram showing the use of the trafficators and 2 standard Minor flasher relays for the flashing indicators is shown below: Combined Trafficators and Flashing Indicators.jpg The problem with this 'simple' circuit is that the trafficators are always in use. Assuming that you want to use the 'flashe...
by IslipMinor
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable oil pressure fitting
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Adjustable oil pressure fitting

Phil, 'Sticking plunger/valve'. The only time that I have had any problem relating to oil pressure was when a plunger/valve was made from aluminium and started to 'pick up' in its block bore. Not sure who the supplier was, but I would avoid aluminium valves like the plague! The current one from Pete...
by IslipMinor
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable oil pressure fitting
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Adjustable oil pressure fitting

Mmmm! 1380 engine, standard crank journals and >70,000 miles on the same crankshaft, but with ~3 sets of new shells over 20+ years. I run a standard spring and pressure valve (no ball bearing etc.). The oil is Castrol 10W/60 and on starting from cold the maximum is ~70psi, dropping to ~65psi hot @ >...
by IslipMinor
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ignition help
Replies: 17
Views: 754

Re: Ignition help

What did you need to do to get it running?
by IslipMinor
Tue May 28, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulle nut?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Crankshaft pulle nut?

Declan,

That's neat! Next time the pulley is off maybe??
by IslipMinor
Mon May 27, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulle nut?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Crankshaft pulle nut?

I also use the starting handle dog bolt with the damper crankshaft pulley, but I use Loctite 243 theadlock on the bolt with NO lock washer. With the lock washer, it is a pig to get out with the deeper damper pulley. Even with 'only' 70 lbf. ft. torque, it needs a good impact wrench to undo it withou...
by IslipMinor
Thu May 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Waterpump
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Waterpump

Shouldn't the 1275 always have the larger impellor? It will not fit the 'small' blocks without some fettling, but will fitting a small impellor pump into the larger engine provide enough cooling capacity?
by IslipMinor
Thu May 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Large Vacuum pipe angled out of HS2 S.U body
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Large Vacuum pipe angled out of HS2 S.U body

Can you post a picture of the angled pipe please?