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by pgp001
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Standard piston needed 1098
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Standard piston needed 1098

Hi

I have a spare full set, they have just come out of my spare engine but look to be in good condition.
PM me with your email and we can sort something out.

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Block cleaning.
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Block cleaning.

I would be extremely cautious about shot or bead blasting it, there are a lot of nooks and crannies where the media will stick. If the block is a typically oily messy one, the blast media will very effectively stick to any soft residue and stay there, it will then find a way of re-introducing itself...
by pgp001
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Porting Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Porting Tools?

I have to be fairly careful about what I say, but in general and as with most things you get what you pay for.

I use a tank of known quality, and it has performed without fault for many years now. But they don't come cheap.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Porting Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Porting Tools?

Monty-4 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:32 pm
That and some hand files and wet-and-dry do the job then? Have you invested in any cleaning tools like ultra-sonic and vapour blasting kits?
I am chief design engineer at a company that manufactures ultrasonic cleaning tanks and blasting equipment, so that has its perks. :D

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Roses Run, 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Roses Run, 2020

I have just sent you a PM with a contact email.

Phil
by pgp001
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Porting Tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Porting Tools?

Hi

I have just done mine using one of these in a die grinder, it worked very efficiently at removing metal from ports etc and leaves a fairly good finish if you take it steady.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392519269046 ... 2519269046

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Timing chain

Thanks Phil
by pgp001
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Timing chain

Phil Can you offer any advice on how much tension to apply with the duplex setup, is it just a case of push the tensioner against the chain to remove any slack but not go any further, or does it need some pressure applying ? I have the set of sprockets and chain that I got from you, and now have all...
by pgp001
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Engine Balancing

Phil

I took your advice from quite a few months ago and obtained said pulley :D

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Engine Balancing

Hi Phil I am doing all of the above, I think my scales are the same os yours as well. Static balancing is all I am intending to do, and not bother spending money on dynamic balancing, it is only a road going engine and static balancing cannot hurt and it is something I can do myself. It is debatable...
by pgp001
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Engine Balancing

The crank is actually OK. Its just when adding the fly wheel I get the 13 gram figure, even adding the clutch does not significantly change that, so I deduce it must be the fly wheel. I have just had it refaced and a new ring gear fitted, so anything is possible. My question really is... Should I be...
by pgp001
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Engine Balancing

I am now rebuilding my spare 1098 engine and have borrowed a Jones & Shipman grinding wheel balancing jig. Having sat the crank, flywheel & clutch assembly on it, there is around 13 grams worth of magnets required on the rim of the flywheel to statically balance the whole assembly. Does that sound e...
by pgp001
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Inserting distributor drive shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Inserting distributor drive shaft

Phil

Is there any advantage to lightening the distributor drive shaft on a fairly standard road car engine, or is it just for high performance engines.
I assume it is not lightened purely for weight reduction, but more to decrease its inertia.

Phil
by pgp001
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 2382

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Glad you are happy with the "classic car LED" stop tail lamps, they were the only ones that I found to work correctly. I did have more success with other ebay bulbs however. I bought these to fit the dashboard lights but they did not work very well in that application so I used them in the number pl...
by pgp001
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 2382

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

I would say yes these bulbs are direct replacements, but dont forget mine are fitted to traveller light fittings and face rearwards. I read earlier in this topic that saloon bulbs face downwards, but I have no experience of those fittings myself. What I would suggest is that you do what I did, and c...
by pgp001
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 2382

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

After a few false starts with ebay junk, I fitted a pair of these on the Traveller they work very well and the difference betwen brake and tail light intensity is as good as normal filament bulbs. https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/collections/brake-tail-light-bulbs/products/2-x-bay15d-red-stop-tail-l...
by pgp001
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improved heater
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Improved heater

The heat output of my Traveller's heater was non existent when I drove it home after buying it on a cold February day. So I decided to flush out the heater core and you would not believe the amount of brown crud that came out of it. It is a very easy job to do if you have a garden hose pipe availabl...
by pgp001
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU carb float chamber not filling
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: SU carb float chamber not filling

Is the float needle stuck onto the seat ?
Have you tried blowing into the fuel inlet pipe on the carb to see if it is clear ?

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Clattering noise
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Clattering noise

This post appeared a month ago on Nov 2nd and had lots of replies, its a bit odd that it appears again exactly the same and exactly month later. ??

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2436

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Our Traveller has a male name............. My wife who is an animal lover wanted to call him "Johnny" after Johnny Morris the famous presenter of a 1960's TV programme called Animal Magic. I was not too sure about having a car called Johnny :-? , so we eventually settled on "Desmond" after Desmond M...