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by Bowie69
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recognising inlet valves
Replies: 19
Views: 753

Re: Recognising inlet valves

If you want to be accurate, why not measure them with a DTI ;) And use it how? Measure the rise and fall of the actual rocker compared to being both surfaces touching? I suppose it might work, but probably a faff. Precisely, not much of a faff with a magnetic base, just rotate so follower on base o...
by Bowie69
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recognising inlet valves
Replies: 19
Views: 753

Re: Recognising inlet valves

If you want to be accurate, why not measure them with a DTI ;)
by Bowie69
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

Fingers trapped in bootlids...
by Bowie69
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Minor roadster
Replies: 23
Views: 956

Re: Minor roadster

Read up on your IVA requirements first.
by Bowie69
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New presenters on Top Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 10810

Re: New presenters on Top Gear

I'm a very tolerant and and easy going individual, however, the recent episode where they decided they should become all political and paint their cars in rainbow to 'protest' against some laws in the country they were visiting was the last straw. It is a car show, not a political activist outlet, a...
by Bowie69
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Campervan?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Morris Minor Campervan?

Only if you are short!
by Bowie69
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 8861

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Well done! Had similar when replacing a head gasket, clearly the one I replaced was about 7 thou thicker than the one I replaced it with! All the valves were *just* held open slightly even on the base of the cam = no compression. Scared me for just a moment as that is exactly what a snapped cam belt...
by Bowie69
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear or clutch - rattle and scratching
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: gear or clutch - rattle and scratching

Could be a broken release bearing spring? Like on this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/163667947314?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=163667947314&targetid=522579886743&device=c&adtype=pla&googleloc=9045660&poi=&campaignid=1782815712&adgroupid=70885936682&rlsatarget=pla-5225...
by Bowie69
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Silicone brake fluid

Indeed, silicon oil won't harm the steel significantly. Though, I would still clean it out and make sure you don't have a leak by checking after a good drive or two. Opinions are divided on benefits of silicone fluid, I recently replaced just about everything, but decided to refill with dot4. Why? W...
by Bowie69
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 2674

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

I was under the impression it was the earlier cars that didn't, and the later that did?

Certainly my 55 doesn't have them, my 71 does.
by Bowie69
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 8861

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Screwdriver in the flywheel teeth, or put a socket on the front crank pulley bolt.
by Bowie69
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1573

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Could also be poor connections/deteriorated cable crimps.
by Bowie69
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: Engine misfire advice

Plugs getting oiled up by an oil way leaking into the cylinder.

Been there and done it.... New head gasket cured it.

Can check the plugs for contamination visually, one or more may be black and oily.
by Bowie69
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 8861

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Rope is fine, assuming decent thickness, as is an old seat belt, ratchet strap etc. You only lifting an a series, no need for chains for that weight!

Similarly, no need for leveller either, easily man-handled into position.
by Bowie69
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 41
Views: 1573

Re: Starter Motor Woes

12.6V at rest is a *full* battery.

12.2V isn't great, but should easily start an a-series, the battery is about 50% full.
by Bowie69
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: 270UYJ
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: 270UYJ

I'm beginning to wonder if 'without prejudice' is understood here... I have two travellers, '54 and '71, and I wouldn't be handing over chassis numbers to anyone, not least 'some bloke on the internet', no matter how well intentioned, or indeed honest. The internet it *not* a secure place to be stab...
by Bowie69
Thu May 30, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black streaks on white paintwork
Replies: 16
Views: 598

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

It'll be an auto-replace, designed to keep the forum safe-for-work. Almost all forums use this sort of thing, and allows us who do 'surf the net' in free time at work to do it without fear of irritating the boss. I'd personally not see that sort of lowest common denominator language on here anyway, ...
by Bowie69
Tue May 28, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: What has happened to all the old website technical instructions?
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: What has happened to all the old website technical instructions?

Probably not hard, no, but certainly time consuming.
by Bowie69
Sun May 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Superchatger
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Superchatger

Fuel economy will take a big hit. You can turbo a 1275 up to ~120hp without internal mods, and much more with better pistons and a drop in compression, and of course a bit of head work will always help things along. A 998 will get to 90ish BHP with a turbo, would expect not a lot more from a 1098, a...
by Bowie69
Wed May 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 1089

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

For £960 you could probably put up a small car port to cover it, which is about the best way to treat a classic that is in frequent use, in my opinion.