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by panky
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

AC Dodd is well respected in Mini circles with many happy customers. I think he's located in Cumbria.
by panky
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting distributor timing from scratch
Replies: 26
Views: 491

Re: Setting distributor timing from scratch

Just to clarify, as I forgot to say - this is a Lucas 25D distributor, with a new cap from Distributor Doctor, new leads and spark plugs from Accuspark and a new Accuspark Stealth ignition module. I found I needed to turn the dizzy a lot (anti-clockwise) when I fitted the Stealth system, in fact I ...
by panky
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: K&N air filter
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: K&N air filter

My advise would be to fit a Mini air box with a K&N element inside. The K&N cone filter is very noisy and I soon tired of it, fitted the Mini item as described and a lot quieter with no obvious drop off in performance. Kieth Calver wrote a very interesting article comparing the K&N cone with a stand...
by panky
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine to far forward?
Replies: 24
Views: 399

Re: Engine to far forward?

Ah sorry I thought they might be the wrong way round but just check mine.
by panky
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2823

Re: WOOD OIL

I was a great advocate of Osmo oil it seemed to work well at first but unfortunately the wood on my traveller suffered badly one winter when under a Stormforce cover for a couple of weeks. Maybe the rot was already there deep inside and the cover, certainly didn't help, but once I've replaced the wo...
by panky
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine to far forward?
Replies: 24
Views: 399

Re: Engine to far forward?

Try swapping the towers side for side.
by panky
Fri May 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Would that mean you could start the engine with flashers running and ignition off?
by panky
Fri May 22, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

I fitted these to my Commer campers, so far no problem but only used them to test. I've heard that you can blow the unit if you leave the indicators on at the same time but I tried it with no undue effects, wouldn't make a habit of it though. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HAZARD-WARNING-LIGHT-12-VOLT-1...
by panky
Wed May 06, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bodges
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Bodges

How about this lovely spring hanger repair, nicely finished off with a squish of filler

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Plenty more where that came from :evil:
by panky
Mon May 04, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing the camshaft nut
Replies: 45
Views: 1112

Re: Removing the camshaft nut

I usually use an old main bearing shell to lock the flywheel. With the starter motor removed the shell will sit nicely between two teeth on the ring gear and lock against the back plate.
by panky
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1308

Re: What we did in the lockdown

Back to welding Ted the traveller. Rear wheel arch repair today.
by panky
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Wheel Swap
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Steering Wheel Swap

The horn push assemblies are different so you'll need one of them too. Other than that it's a straight swap.
by panky
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spotted down under mog
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: spotted down under mog

Usually called cat's eyes, an after market add on and used on many rods and customs.
by panky
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Driving a Morris Minor in the Targa Rally 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Driving a Morris Minor in the Targa Rally 2019

Brilliant. I loved how you were reeling the Lambo in :D
Engine sounded sweet too
by panky
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thermostat housing
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Thermostat housing

I just seemed to have repeated what philthehill said, note to self - must read post properly
by panky
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thermostat housing
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Thermostat housing

This what I did and used a cut down bottom hose as the top hose was no longer suitable.
by panky
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 980

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

An unfortunate consequence of fitting a damper is that you loose the timing mark notch on the pulley as it's in a different place on the Mini version. So line up the timing marks with the original pulley, fit the damper, and transfer the mark onto it. A shallow hacksaw cut or chisel mark should be e...
by panky
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 980

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

Just to throw another (controversial) idea out there I found I needed around .020" to get the valve to block clearance measured without a head gasket. Looking at the exhaust valves I noticed the faces of the valves had loads of meat on them (for heat dispersal I believe.) so I actually reduced the t...
by panky
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU HIF38
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: SU HIF38

A Mini airbox with a K&N element flows well and is nice and quiet. You will need the carb inlet elbow as well to fit the Mini filter box. I would agree the AAM would be a good starting point. I have an AAA fitted to my traveller which has a 12G940 head, HS4 with a Minispares alloy inlet manifold and...
by panky
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 48
Views: 2456

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

A friend of mine had a copper pipe go on the front brakes on his Humber Super Snipe. He was just pulling off the motorway, luckily there was a fairly long slip road for the hand brake to slow him down