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by pgp001
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

This guy on Youtube has some good information. Here are a couple of samples, but there are lots more on his channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmqCMxmLL1c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8wjrifuh44

Phil
by pgp001
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Mine was full of rusty dusty congeled steel wire wool when I opened it up, not a good mixture for sucking into an engine intake :(

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

Thanks for the advise.

I think I now have a plan of attack.
Watch this space.

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

Thanks for the advice guys. I managed to get the front end removed yesterday evening, one of the hockey sticks had about an inch of thread sticking through on all three studs and it took ages to eventually get those 2BA nuts off, then I found someone had pop riveted the front panel in place behind t...
by pgp001
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Engine & Gearbox Removal

I know this subject has been done to death in the past, but I am still left unsure about certain aspects. I was going to fit my newly rebuilt engine and gearbox at a later date, but it seems now is the perfect time to do it while there are no organised events or runs to miss out on, it will allow me...
by pgp001
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 42
Views: 871

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

Unfortunately Declan does not have any stock of seals at the moment or for the foreseeable future, I have already been in touch this week.

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 42
Views: 871

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

Kennatt I am not disputing your experience of joint failure, but I always thought the bottom trunnion was the one that was under most pressure and likely to part company. The weight of the car is hanging on the bottom ones via the bottom arms and torsion bars. You must have been unlucky for a top on...
by pgp001
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 329

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I just found a cheaper version of the special tool.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini ... 2749.l2649

My offer of £10 and free p&p was accepted, so well pleased.

Phil
by pgp001
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 506

Re: No spark

Myoldjalopy I suspect your are right about the timing comment. When I fitted an Accuspark, I had to turn the distributor a considerable amount anti clockwise from where it had been with the points setup. So if he has not moved it the timing is probably way out for the points now, and it will be very...
by pgp001
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Operating Lever Position
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Clutch Operating Lever Position

I have now fitted the 1275 clutch release bearing, and that being about 4mm deeper from pins to face gives a much better position for the lever, so I am happy that will work OK now. Everything is brand new and standard, so why the 1098 release bearing does not work very well is a mystery. Just to be...
by pgp001
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No spark
Replies: 29
Views: 506

Re: No spark

Richard The Accuspark unit could possibly fail, but they dont fail when not in use so I dont think that will be your problem. You recently asked some questions about the car misfiring, and it was a blown head gasket in the end, but it was actually running then. So I cannot help wondering if you have...
by pgp001
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Breather Oil Trap

I have just modified my breather can so it can be cleaned out occasionally. https://listerengine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10026/Workshop_001_30-06-20.JPG https://listerengine.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10026/Workshop_002_30-06-20.JPG It was in a right state inside when I cut it open, the n...
by pgp001
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Operating Lever Position
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Clutch Operating Lever Position

Hi Phil

I have all the correct parts installed and the lever is not bent, I am going to see what it looks like with the 1275 release bearing installed tomorrow evening.

Phil
by pgp001
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch Operating Lever Position
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Clutch Operating Lever Position

I wonder if anyone can tell me where I should expect the clutch operating lever to be positioned in the oval gearbox cutout. I am doing a trial assembly of the gearbox onto my spare engine and just as the thrust bearing starts to touch the pressure plate disc there is only about another 3/8" before ...
by pgp001
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear box cover plate
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Gear box cover plate

Ah yes, I jumped to the conclusion it was the one on the actual gearbox. For the sheet steel gearbox floor cover I used this stuff. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Neoprene-Strip-3mm-Thick-x-5m-Long-Black-Self-adhesive-Neoprene-Rubber-Sponge/351276321881?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=622195347572&_tr...
by pgp001
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear box cover plate
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Gear box cover plate

I would use a paper gasket and maybe a smear of blue Hylomar.
RTV will be a pig to remove later, it has no place on engine/gearbox parts IMHO.

Phil
by pgp001
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: engine problems novice help!

You can clearly see the heater drain warning plate is held in place by twisted wires. This has been questioned on another thread. You can get away without needing a fuel pump if you can rig up a temporary gravity feed supply to the carb. I agree, that wiring looks a bit iffy to me, be very careful w...
by pgp001
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 30
Views: 2783

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

What a good idea. I have just been out and removed the clumsy Tee piece from my spare engine that is nearly finished. I have done exactly the same as you and tapped a hole in the banjo bolt, it is a much neater solution. One thing I found was that those fittings are not NPT as has been stated a few ...
by pgp001
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minor with CAT fitted
Replies: 20
Views: 313

Re: Minor with CAT fitted

It's a proper "Moggy" now :D
Phil
by pgp001
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Laygear 22g 83
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Laygear 22g 83

Les
I have sent you a PM

Phil