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by Monty-4
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

I'll order myself some spacers and check to see if I have enough thread to take up the 3mm. If not I can use rear wheel studs or those supplied for disc conversions I suppose.

Thanks all!
by Monty-4
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

Ah, so the van wheels don't have a large enough offset? I don't suppose spacers are a good idea? It only needs a millimetre or two.
by Monty-4
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Tyre & Upper Trunnion Clearance

Hi folks, I've noticed that the inside of my 165x14 tyres (on van wheels) are rubbing slightly on my new upper trunnions. I didn't notice anything like this beforehand. If it makes a difference the camber is set to about -1 and it has big Wolseley drums fitted. Poly bushes all round. The bottom trun...
by Monty-4
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine won't idle
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Engine won't idle

If the mixture is generally fine and it's intermittent I'd check the carb piston is sliding up and down smoothly and there is oil in the dashpot.
by Monty-4
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non Standard Colour
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Non Standard Colour

Pretty much any body shop or accident repair centre will have a spectrophotometer although you could call ahead to be sure. It's good practice to get it checked and paint mixed to match your car even if it is a "standard" colour. I've done as you suggest and taken off the glove box door and left it ...
by Monty-4
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller Tuning
Replies: 65
Views: 2288

Re: Traveller Tuning

I'm just down in Ledbury and have experience of both burning out valves and rebuilding engines if you need a hand. :roll:
by Monty-4
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

Thanks, a little persausion of those covers with a grinder has enabled me to close up the holes whilst allowing the hydraulic pipes in. Is it worth drilling a drain hole in the bottom of the bellhousing for moisture (and perhaps oil) to escape? The car drives beautifully with a nice amount of force ...
by Monty-4
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to look out for ... Checklist?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: What to look out for ... Checklist?

Check for rust, rust and rust (and wood rot). Minor mechanicals are relatively easy and cheap. Bodywork is a pain.

Ray Newell's Morris Minor & 1000 (Essential Buyer's Guide) is worth picking up.
by Monty-4
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

As I said I was gentle. The feeble little clamps were stopping the engine from swinging around while I jiggled it, adjusted the angle of the load spreader and the height of the hoist as much as they were pulling them together. I've now bled the clutch and watched it through the bellhousing holes as ...
by Monty-4
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

Two small G-clamps across the two flanges to gently ease it togther did the trick! Next up - bleed the clutch and see if it works. 8)
by Monty-4
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

Any tips on refitting an engine with the thing on the hoist? I just spent a good hour or so trying to get the thing lined up and to slide onto the input shaft nicely. Just about got it to within the reach of the bolts with the flywheel teeth inside the bellhousing. Stick them in and pull it together...
by Monty-4
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Limited Slip Diff
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Limited Slip Diff

Healthrow Transmissions will do you any ratio diff you like as a plated LSD or with the ATB variant. At the risk of stirring up the hornets nest I would suggest the ATB would be more suited to a Minor road car.

Both options are not inexpensive, of course!
by Monty-4
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

Engine (and ancillaries) are unbolted and rotated in the engine bay, I've now gotten as far as replacing the flywheel. There are two types of 190mm Ford clutch cover and release bearing available. Clurly fingers with a flat face bearing and flat fingers with a more curved face on the release bearing...
by Monty-4
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

We fitted a Frontline kit+FordT9 to a Midget two years ago and also a HI-Gear kit + Ford T9 to my MG TD. In both cases the Ford guide tube needed to be cut back to 1cm before fitting. Neither of the cars have had issues with the clutch slipping. Regards Declan It's both dripping the stinky semi-syn...
by Monty-4
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

Unfortunately 190mm/7.5" 23 spline clutch plates are like hens teeth outside of complete kits for the Sierra, but I've found one a little cheaper. :o

Fingers crossed for Sunday.
by Monty-4
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 32
Views: 1102

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

An update to my saga - I've been running it for a few months with the slightly bodged combo of the cut down nose and standard clutch cover. After taking the car for wheel balancing and to have the toe-in set I find the clutch is slipping a bit... I suspect they revved and slipped the clutch a lot ge...
by Monty-4
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Speaker Position
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Speaker Position

You're going to have to explain that amazing door pocket now too RobThomas!
by Monty-4
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Wind deflector
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Wind deflector

Near square I'd say but the top edge slightly longer.
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by Monty-4
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Wind deflector
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Wind deflector

Thanks. I already have the OS/drivers one and was hoping you had one to match. Nevermind :)
by Monty-4
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Wind deflector
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Wind deflector

Is this NS or OS? Thanks.