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by burnham28
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: can this block be rebored ?

Hi Phil
Yes the crankshaft was turning as it should but was getting progressively stiffer as I put the pistons in. I could turn it just about until I torqued the con rod bearings up after that I couldn't turn it.
by burnham28
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: can this block be rebored ?

Well all the big ends are in place and have been torqued up to 60 as per the workshop manual. I have managed to get the pistons in and have torqued the connecting rod bearings up to 35. Whilst building the engine I have used copious amounts of oil and have been turning the engine over which has beco...
by burnham28
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: can this block be rebored ?

Well the block is now back having been bored +20 and have pistons to fit. As PTH advised have new core plugs to fit whats the best way of removing the old ones and what sealant do I put the new ones in with? I have a reconditioned crankshaft, cylinder head and rocker shaft all ready to fit together ...
by burnham28
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: can this block be rebored ?

I took the block to the engineering shop to be measured. I was told it was a standard block which had never been rebored although there was a bit of wear so it's going to be rebored +20.
by burnham28
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: can this block be rebored ?

I took the block to the engineering shop to be measured. I was told it was a standard block which had never been rebored although there was a bit of wear so it's going to be rebored +20.
by burnham28
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: CLUB SPARES - RECENT ADDITIONS
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: CLUB SPARES - RECENT ADDITIONS

Is the lucas 1098 rear light near side or off side.
by burnham28
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: can this block be rebored ?

I intend to have an exchange crankshaft complete with bearings etc. The shells on the old one are showing signs of wear as the copper is starting to show through but I've seen worse. As its all in pieces anything else I should be looking at ?
Is a duplex timing gear a good idea.
by burnham28
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: WRA466F
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: WRA466F

I don't know of any police force CID that used black Morris Minors but I could be wrong. A giveaway for a panda would be the Zip in the headlining.
by burnham28
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: can this block be rebored ?

Thanks chaps for all your replies.I did think that as the pistons didn't have any +20, +40 stamped on them the block might have been standard which would mean there will be plenty of meat left for reboring. The bores have a very minor amount of surface rust on them. Thanks Bob for the offer of rebor...
by burnham28
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 20
Views: 832

can this block be rebored ?

I have been given a complete 1098cc engine everything is there but its all in pieces. I have cleaned one of the pistons off and there are numbers and letters i.e. m2007 front mowog 844. Can this block be rebored or has it been rebored to its capacity. There are no +20, 40 etc stamped on the piston.
by burnham28
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Spot the Moggy
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Spot the Moggy

The Ginger pussy is hiding behind the Purple morning Glory.
by burnham28
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 28
Views: 3090

Re: Not what they used to be!

The one in Chessington was on the Leatherhead Road opposite Garrison Lane and the one in New Malden was in South Lane.
by burnham28
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 21855

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

All met pandas only had the doors painted white but some other forces painted part of the roof white.
by burnham28
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 21855

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Well done for spotting that. You're quite right It shouldn't have the red coach line and this has now been removed. These cars were bought on a budget i.e. no overriders, coach lines, low compression engine. If they could save a penny then they would.
by burnham28
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 21855

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

fullsizeoutput_a06.jpeg This is my ex met Panda painted Burmuda Blue and Police white which is correct. I know this as this is the actual car that I drove brand new out of Surbiton Police Station yard in April 1968. I also have the Heritage certificate giving the build date, the delivery date to th...
by burnham28
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Measuring instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Measuring instruments

I'm sure they used one of those when I had a vasectomy.
by burnham28
Wed May 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive to negative earth
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: positive to negative earth

Thanks for that have been into the previous posts and it looks like an easy swap. There is no mention of changing the solenoid leads or the fuel pump. Do these have to be done?
by burnham28
Wed May 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive to negative earth
Replies: 8
Views: 634

positive to negative earth

Have just been to have a radio fitted to my minor only to be told that my car is positive earth and they need my car to be negative earth. As far as I understand to switch over I have to turn the battery round so that the terminals are on the opposite sides then change the coil leads, the fuel pump ...
by burnham28
Wed May 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Dash panel removal
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Dash panel removal

Thanks for the reply. No I'm not going to paint the whole car that has been done already but who ever painted it before and they did a good job didn't do the panel. I shall have to have another think on what to do with it, I may be able to paint it in situ with a lot of masking. Thanks again for the...
by burnham28
Tue May 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sale of Logbooks
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Sale of Logbooks

Two more Log books for sale on fleabay. Have reported them.