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by paul 300358
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Fuel pump

Have you considered contacting club spares?
by paul 300358
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1230

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

Are you sure that there is no play in the rack ball joints as Phil has suggested above? To test this you need to jack a front wheel, secure with an axle stand and test for play by pulling and pushing the front and rear of the wheel (not the top and bottom) Quote: 2. The ball joints at the end of the...
by paul 300358
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Big bore exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Big bore exhaust

I used one of these, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini-Exhaust-Manifold-Cast-Clamp-For-1275cc-Engine-morris-minor-bmc/183912438060?hash=item2ad209192c:g:FXkAAOSw3xJVcXgi Make sure that you fit it the right way round, one side has a slightly larger diameter hole. I can't remember which way roun...
by paul 300358
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1958 charging problem
Replies: 19
Views: 649

Re: 1958 charging problem

How old is the battery? The standard dynamo should supply plenty of power unless your running things like heated screens.
by paul 300358
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Riley 1.5 brake conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: Riley 1.5 brake conversion

How will the diameter difference of the master cylinder alter the front back balance?
by paul 300358
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 29
Views: 1134

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

I would clean and build up the worn area with weld deposit, weld with TIG, gas or arc (but not MIG or MAG) then file the bar back to round and reuse.
by paul 300358
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox noise (with video)
Replies: 29
Views: 1190

Re: Gearbox noise (with video)

As mentioned earlier, I have the same noise at the same speeds but a bit quieter. So this morning I placed a straight edge across the alternator pully to see how it lined up with the crankshaft pully and the water pump. (straight edge on the crankshaft pully, all is in line). The indication was that...
by paul 300358
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 173
Views: 4538

Re: Differential overhaul

The problem that you have Neil is that once the crush spacer has been crushed to length, it is impossible to re-crush it to the same length. You need to crush a new one or you will be still trying to get the correct tension next year. I would be tempted to purchase a few as you may over crush the fi...
by paul 300358
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Differential overhaul
Replies: 173
Views: 4538

Re: Differential overhaul

A shim does not rotate, it simply adds length to a component. The solid spacer that Declan put in measured 20.28mm, if he needed 20.5mm he would add a 0.22mm shim. The crush spacer won't need a shim as it collapses to the correct length.

Hope this helps
Paul
by paul 300358
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 37
Views: 1499

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

I have used both ESM and Bull Motif quite regularly as I tried to support both companies. They have always provided excellent products with quick delivery at reasonable prices. Long may ESM continue.
by paul 300358
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking/knocking noise
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Clicking/knocking noise

Have you cleaned the filter in the pump? the filter is underneath, you just unscrew the hexagonal nut. I would expect it to pump at least a pint in a couple of minutes? Also, I seem to remember someone on here having trouble with the filter inside the tank.
by paul 300358
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1195

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

It was in aertex (not sure of spelling) which went on lots of ceilings during the 70s and 80s.
by paul 300358
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Heat shield
Replies: 10
Views: 1191

Re: Heat shield

Mine's not got one either! I had a feel of the floor after a good run, it felt fine so I stopped worrying.
by paul 300358
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1195

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

I had forgotten the happy times spent either trying to remove the terminals to fit a new battery, or getting just a click when pulling the starter and having to lift the bonnet to tap the battery posts to start the car. This involved emptying the boot when I had a mini.
by paul 300358
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking/knocking noise
Replies: 15
Views: 664

Re: Clicking/knocking noise

You can check the pump by removing the fuel pipe from the carburettor, place the pipe end in a bottle and get someone to turn the ignition on.
by paul 300358
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot lock
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: boot lock

If I remember right, you need to rotate the lock in the handle. First you need to remove it from the boot lid. Take it apart and have a good look at it. (Lock not time)
by paul 300358
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: CLUTCH PROBLEM
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: CLUTCH PROBLEM

The way its adjusted, you would think that the clutch would be slipping like mad. Not sure why. It would appear that the clutch is not disengaging properly/sufficiently, not a case of not engaging fully when the pedal is released With the clutch adjustment fully tightened up to the end of the conne...