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by Chazbee
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Re: Brake adjustment

As a follow up to previous post - I have fitted a set of new shoes which has sorted the problem for now! During the fitting process I decided to remove the cylinder pistons to clean and lubricate them and to my surprise one of the cylinders was different to the others in that it had a piston with a ...
by Chazbee
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Brake adjustment

I have run out of adjustment on my front brakes while still having plenty of material left on the shoes - a common occurrence it would seem! While being aware of the larger adjusters available I wondered if a cheaper solution would be to put a thin shim between the metal piston and sealing rubber in...
by Chazbee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Steering wheel

Thanks for all replies.
by Chazbee
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Steering wheel

Would the ones with a bull motif wheelcentre be the one I don't want? ie. I need the one with a large M.
by Chazbee
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Steering wheel

Is the horn operation on the metal spoked wheel identical to the later two spoked type or is some rewiring needed?
by Chazbee
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Steering wheel

I am thinking about swapping the steering wheel on my 1968 Tourer for an earlier wire spoked model. I am looking on eBay etc. but am unsure as to which will fit! They are variously described as banjo fitting, 48 splines,etc.etc.
Can someone unravel the mystery for me please.
by Chazbee
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tracking Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Tracking Gauge

I've had a look on YouTube as you suggested but I'm a bit confused as to where to measure - some show measurements being taken to the front and back of the tyre and some to the wheel rim, surely the same toe in can't be used for both places. Where is the 3mm toe in for the Morris supposed to be meas...
by Chazbee
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tracking Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Tracking Gauge

Can someone tell me how to make a DIY tracking gauge or better still do a diagram - I'm sure I've read a thread on here talking about a dexion frame but I can't find it!
by Chazbee
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: EYEBOLT FULCRUM PIN
Replies: 2
Views: 509

EYEBOLT FULCRUM PIN

I'm about to renew the eyebolt bushes and after studying the diagrams and reading various posts I can't see what stops the eyebolt fulcrum pin turning when I try to undo the front nut to remove the front half of the bottom suspension arm.Will it hold tight by friction in the bush or rust on the cup ...
by Chazbee
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Front suspension overhaul

Thanks to all for excellent responses.
by Chazbee
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Re: Front suspension overhaul

Thanks for the quick and comprehensive reply! Have you any idea as to how many or part of a degree the camber will move to negative for a 1,1/4 inch raise in height?
by Chazbee
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front suspension overhaul
Replies: 6
Views: 1008

Front suspension overhaul

I am about to overhaul the front suspension on my 1968 tourer and intend fitting polyurethane bushes. ESM sell a set for less than £20 which seems cheap compared to EBay etc. - has anyone used them - are they OK.? Would you use polyurethane on both sides of the tiebar or fit normal rubber on the rea...
by Chazbee
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine mount replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Engine mount replacement

Wow - wot a can of worms I opened - I'll do my own inspection of the ones currently fitted before buying new ones because it may well be the case that although they look "tired" to quote the mechanic, they're OK - there are no apparent symptoms of distress e.g. knocking or movement when changing gea...
by Chazbee
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine mount replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Engine mount replacement

I've just had Maurice to the MOT station and he passed with flying colours however the mechanic suggested that the engine mount rubbers were tired. What's the best method for replacement? Having read a few threads on here regarding hardness of the rubber it appears that the Bull Motif part is consid...
by Chazbee
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Garage recommendation?
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Re: Garage recommendation?

Thanks to all respondents!
by Chazbee
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Garage recommendation?
Replies: 5
Views: 895

Garage recommendation?

I'm thinking of using The Morris Minor Millenium Co. in Manchester to do some work on my car - anybody used them? Any recommendations?
by Chazbee
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburettor vent size
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Carburettor vent size

Update: I I consulted a SU carburettor specialist who said that the 6 mm tube was fine so I fitted the carburettor this week and it works perfectly. I have a further query -after fitting the new carb I noticed that the float chamber wasn't exactly vertical presumably because the angle of the manifol...
by Chazbee
Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburettor vent size
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Carburettor vent size

I don't think it would have been beyond SU's capability to make an inlet pipe with a large O/D and small bore if that was needed..
by Chazbee
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburettor vent size
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Carburettor vent size

Definitely off a 1972 Mini which I had from new!
The plastic restrictor sounds like a possibility but why not just make the I/D smaller in the first place?
Maybe I'll just try it and if it runs OK I'll pull a plug to make sure it's not running weak.
by Chazbee
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Carburettor vent size
Replies: 11
Views: 1544

Re: Carburettor vent size

The pipe is approx. 8mm O/D and 6mm I/D and appears to be 6mm bore right through into the carb. I know it has'nt been altered at all because it came off my Mini 40 years ago and has been hiding in my garage ever since!