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by pgp001
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cure for sticking SU fuel pump
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Cure for sticking SU fuel pump

Found this interesting idea, whilst looking for something else.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qp5CPUIenM

Phil P
by pgp001
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

Most of the range figures quoted for electric cars will be a best case scenario and unlikely to happen in the real world I suspect. I wonder if the quoted figures include running such things as headlights, heater, heated seats, window wipers, stereo system etc etc. I bet the range drops substantiall...
by pgp001
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 46
Views: 672

Re: Disc brakes

Time Traveller

I see from your original post you are a Yorkshireman.......Likewise.

What part of Yorkshire are you in ?
I am in Silsden, West Yorks

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 46
Views: 672

Re: Disc brakes

I cannot advise you to fit disc brakes in preference to drum brakes as I have never driven a Minor with drum brakes. All I will say is that my Traveller is fitted with the Ford vented disc and servo setup and it feels just the same as my Skoda Yeti as far as stopping is concerned, it is very progres...
by pgp001
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: 1098 engine starts, runs, cuts out, starts, runs....

Your compression readings might not be fantastic, but that alone should not cause the engine to just stop running. So you need to check things in a logical manner and determine if it is a spark problem, or a fuel problem. Then once you know which it is you can logically eliminate components one at a...
by pgp001
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 409

Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

Stumbled across an old clip earlier this evening
Watch from 2min 20secs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ILhVI7zUAE

The car is showing as being taxed and MOT'd still as well, wonder where it is now.
Phil P
by pgp001
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Propshaft Universal Joint......Sealed or Not ?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Propshaft Universal Joint......Sealed or Not ?

Cheers Phil

I was not aware of the sealed type until I started looking today, I will stick with the grease nipple type.

Phil P
by pgp001
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Propshaft Universal Joint......Sealed or Not ?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Propshaft Universal Joint......Sealed or Not ?

Should I go for this one......
https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/universal ... soc=136346

Or this one......
https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/universal ... soc=136348

Any one got an opinion, or first hand experience please.

Phil P
by pgp001
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 50
Views: 1041

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

The filler neck on the rocker cover seems to vary in height a bit depending on which one you have, I found that my new vented cap from ESM would not seal down properly, but another one from my spares box fits perfectly.

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange ticking noise
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Strange ticking noise

It just goes to show that strange noises are not always easy to identify.
Your mechanic with 55 years experience diagnosed a fault at the wrong end of the engine :D

Glad it turned out to be something simple and cheap to fix.

Phil P
by pgp001
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Moggy stolen from Stanhope!!
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Moggy stolen from Stanhope!!

Check out his original ebay link.

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: No compression cylinders 1&2
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: No compression cylinders 1&2

Is it possible to obtain a different head gasket with smaller main holes for the 803cc ? There is a lot of wasted area where a gasket could fit and not have the very thin sections between the bores. It will also reduce the compression ratio having that annular space between the head and block. I thi...
by pgp001
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn synchromesh
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Worn synchromesh

It is difficult to say looking at your photo in isolation, it will also depend on the mating 1st gear ring being in good nick as well. Have a look at how the two parts mesh together as a pair. Also the amount of end float of the gears on the shaft will have a bearing on how well it works. Now you ha...
by pgp001
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Worn synchromesh
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Worn synchromesh

Hi The jumping out of gear will have nothing to do with your syncro ring being worn or not, the syncro ring is to help it go into gear. The problem will be the dog teeth on the 2nd gear wheel being worn, once they lose their shape and have sloping sides, then it tends to push the 1st gear ring away ...
by pgp001
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: for those who like cookies
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: for those who like cookies

I contacted him earlier about the delay and he refunded me no problem, also told me to keep it if it actually turns up.

That's fair enough in my book.

Phil P
by pgp001
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: for those who like cookies
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: for those who like cookies

I ordered mine nine days ago, so far it is a No Show. :cry:

Phil P
by pgp001
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox first motion shaft removal
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Gearbox first motion shaft removal

Yes

What Les said, it helps to warm the aluminium casing a bit as well.

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange ticking noise
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Strange ticking noise

I agree, but I just meant it should be easy to identify if the noise changes when the pedal is moved.

Phil P
by pgp001
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange ticking noise
Replies: 34
Views: 1202

Re: Strange ticking noise

If it was the release bearing catching on the 1st motion shaft, I would have expected the noise to change or disappear as the clutch pedal was operated. There would be a position mid stroke where it was not touching. Oddly enough I have a ticking noise that has recently started, it is only there whe...
by pgp001
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Duplex chain tension.
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Duplex chain tension.

Dermot

I have just been using one of those plates on my engine stand, they actually work very well indeed.
I had to make up a few spacers, but otherwise it bolts straight on and the engine will rotate easily.

Phil