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by paul 300358
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098cc engine rebuild markings on the cylinder top
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: 1098cc engine rebuild markings on the cylinder top

Probably pooled and dropped down the push rods when you removed the head
by paul 300358
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098cc engine rebuild markings on the cylinder top
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: 1098cc engine rebuild markings on the cylinder top

The pistons were matched to the bores by size during manufacture, so a piston with a 3 on it will fit a bore with 3 stamped on it. This indicates that your engine is probably standard. When you have stripped the engine, measure the bores at the top, middle and bottom, you may find that they are worn...
by paul 300358
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worth a look
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Worth a look

This MED video page is well worth looking at https://www.med-engineering.co.uk/video
by paul 300358
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Minilite wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Minilite wheels

You need a pair of spacers, they are about 1/4 thick, I also found that longer studs fitted better. They should all be available from ESM.
by paul 300358
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: HEATER PROBLEMS
Replies: 15
Views: 5709

Re: HEATER PROBLEMS

Now that you have sealed the heater, do you still get heat blowing out if you set the flap leaver to off? I have a manual tap fitted on the cylinder head and sometimes its a bit of a pain to have to stop mid journey and adjust the water flow.
by paul 300358
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack grease nipple photo
Replies: 24
Views: 9980

Re: Steering rack grease nipple photo

I normally give mine a couple of pumps with an oil gun every year. I have always thought that if I over fill it, oil will leak out of the gaiter which is only sealed with tie wraps.
by paul 300358
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: door handles
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: door handles

I have just been for a look in the shed, I do have a spare drivers door handle but the lock is part of the handle (my cars a 69). I assume they are different on the earlier cars.
by paul 300358
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Cellulose paint
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Cellulose paint

Nip to your local auto paint supplier and buy a litre of brush paint. Its the right stuff for the job, will give a better finish and only cost about £15. Its also handy to have for touching up stone chips. I always use cheap brushes and throw them away after.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Marina Spacer for disc conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Morris Marina Spacer for disc conversion

It may just be me, but are you sure that the bearings are the right way round? It looks like you will pop out the centre when they are fitted.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Tuning woes

Do you have a good spark at the plugs? Have you checked the oil in the dashpot?
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning woes
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Tuning woes

Possible air leak between carb and cylinder head?
by paul 300358
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Static Timing
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Re: Static Timing

As above, why is it out?
You could rotate the distributer until the rotor arm points to a cap terminal then put number one lead onto that terminal.
Are you sure that number 1 is at TDC and not number 4?
by paul 300358
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

IIRC, the brake shoe adjusters are at one end of the shoes and the cylinder and handbrake leaver are at the other end. You need to completely remove the tension from the handbrake cables then adjust the brake shoes then take some of the slack out of the cable. If there is any tension on the cables y...
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

Section M of the workshop manual states: The forward ends of the cables are provided with adjusting nuts which are locked by locking washers of the tab type. They should never be disturbed after initial fitting.
Section M.19 then explains what to adjust if the lever is reaching the end of its travel.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina /Minor thermostat housing
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Marina /Minor thermostat housing

This is what is fitted to mine https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thermostat-Housing-12H797-Gasket-GTG101-for-MGA-MGB-MGB-GT-MGBGT/222398846137?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D2bb702fc197841468d1791b712cee07d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dag%2...
by paul 300358
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes

Did you slacken the handbrake cables right off prior to adjusting the rear shoes? If not you may find that the handbrake works fine but the shoes don't have enough travel to operate with the footbrake. IIRC the manual states that the handbrake cables should not be adjusted.
by paul 300358
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakelight Switch Replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 699

Re: Brakelight Switch Replacement

Before starting, cover the top of the master cylinder with cling film. Also, get everything ready and prepared.
by paul 300358
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina /Minor thermostat housing
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Marina /Minor thermostat housing

You can use one from an MGB
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Stoke on trent
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Re: Stoke on trent

Moss house garage for mot, general repairs, maintenance and Matt Harrison for welding. Both are on the parkhouse industrial estate. Have a look on google.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Many Components?
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: How Many Components?

Just read this https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/25- ... d=msedgdhp it may be a load of rubbish but who knows.