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by paul 300358
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squeaky brakes and handbrakes
Replies: 10
Views: 149

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: 168

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: 10
Views: 149

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: 11
Views: 176

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: 168

Re: Marina /Minor thermostat housing

You can use one from an MGB
by paul 300358
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 28
Views: 571

Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Radial drill - reminds me of the time I went to the HSE black museum in London - there was large radial drill with a human scalp wrapped around the chuck. Someone had not tied their hair up or not put on a net to keep it all together. Whilst operating the radial drill their hair got wrapped around ...
by paul 300358
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 28
Views: 571

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: 71

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: 186

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: 314

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: 1225

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: 211

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: 175

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: 387

Re: water in oil

by paul 300358
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TIG welder
Replies: 9
Views: 362

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: 362

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: 870

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: 870

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: 143

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...