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by paul 300358
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 27
Views: 470

Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

In the 50s, 60s and 70s most workshops had a radial arm drill, I doubt that the original holes were drilled on a mill.
by paul 300358
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Stoke on trent
Replies: 1
Views: 64

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: 178

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.
by paul 300358
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 301

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

Is it a 940 head? If so, the waterways aren't exactly the same and you will get a slight weep over time. especially if its not used for a few days. In which case, check the water level and keep driving. If I park mine in the garage for a week, it will get a small blob of coolant on the flange next t...
by paul 300358
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1200

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

The bearings look like the original RHP, if so, and there's no play, I would add some lithium bearing grease and leave well alone. You wont improve on "no play"
by paul 300358
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Free!
Topic: Old battery charger
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Old battery charger

jagnut66 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:59 pm
Lovely old thing, when does it date to?
Best wishes,
Mike.
Your on very dodgy ground there Mike, Most of us on this forum will look at that as one of them modern battery chargers!!!!! :lol:
by paul 300358
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Bracket

I had the exactly the same problem as Geoberni about 6 weeks after moving my coil to the alternator. It's now back on the bulkhead.
by paul 300358
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: water in oil
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: water in oil

by paul 300358
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TIG welder
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: TIG welder

It depends on practice, I'm not as steady now as I was during my apprenticeship so I tend to look for things to lean against. you get a far nicer looking weld with TIG but everything has to be clean.
by paul 300358
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TIG welder
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: TIG welder

I have an R-Tech TIG for home use, it's just the DC unit, all TIG units have a drooping characteristic so can also be used for manual metal arc welding. If you do purchase a TIG unit make sure that you have HF for starting, also, purchase you gas cylinder locally, you don't want to travel miles to c...
by paul 300358
Sat May 23, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 862

Re: Mystery pipe

Sorry Matt, I was still thinking of the original post and missed that bit!!
by paul 300358
Sat May 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mystery pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 862

Re: Mystery pipe

Do you need a PCV valve with a hs4 carb? you don't with a hif carb.
by paul 300358
Wed May 20, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another breather problem
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Another breather problem

If its working I would leave it as is, however, the oil catch can is there for a reason, you may find that you get a hard oil deposit building up around the valves. If you did decide to fit a tappet chest cover with an oil catch can, you need the correct one as the mini has a different pipe angle wh...
by paul 300358
Mon May 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly
Replies: 26
Views: 466

Re: Rocker Arms & Rocker Shaft Assembly

I'm not quite sure what's wrong with sintered rockers as when they wear you can swop them round on a new shaft to get a different part of the face in contact with the valve. Simply put rocker 1 onto position 8, 2 onto 7, 3 onto 6 etc. I know that the pressed steel rockers were case hardened and the ...
by paul 300358
Sun May 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hif38 carb problem
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Hif38 carb problem

Have you got water connected to the inlet? If so, try leaving the heater on until the manifold is warm.
by paul 300358
Sun May 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hif38 carb problem
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Hif38 carb problem

Yeah, mine is the same, this is why Morris designed the inlet and exhaust manifold as a one piece unit, the hotspot has a use. I now wish that I had left my Marina inlet attached to the exhaust manifold. It may be worth checking that your points gap is correct, and that the vacuum advance is operati...
by paul 300358
Mon May 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Hat Seal
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Top Hat Seal

To enable fitting two of the following will be required:- http://www.mcgillmotorsport.com/adaptor-1-8-npt-female-to-m10-x-1mm-male-reducer-adaptor-6635/ [/quote] Thanks for pointing that out, It's one of the things that I intend to do, but only when I have to drain the brake fluid to replace somethi...
by paul 300358
Mon May 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Hat Seal
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Top Hat Seal

You could always fit one of these on the rear brake pipe http://www.mcgillmotorsport.com/brake-r ... rakes-676/ They also do a 2lb one for the front disks. As the others have said, I've never needed one.