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by ndevans
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Woo hoo, it passed it's MOT without even an advisory! Embarrassingly, the MOT inspector lives down the road from me, and saw the wheel come off the other day, so no hiding that one! All seems ok except for gearbox whine in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. As soon as I shift into 4th, it goes. Any ideas why? I have...
by ndevans
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Ashtrays

Ah, good point, I'll have to check that when I got it. Thanks!
by ndevans
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Ashtrays

My '65 2 door is a Deluxe with over riders, vinyl seats, rear ashtray and two on the shelf under the dash. It also has the D in the chassis number That's much the same spec as mine, apart from being a Traveller. I'm going to put one in anyway, not as an ashtray, but with a lighter socket and USB so...
by ndevans
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Ashtrays

Ah yes, I forgot about the chassis number. Mine has the D, MAW5-D. I wonder if the centre ashtray was an optional extra fitted on request by dealers? Mine was first owned by a small business in West London, so maybe they didn't think they'd often use it for passengers.
by ndevans
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Ashtrays

Mine is De-luxe model, or so I thought. It has stainless door window frames and overriders on the front bumper, but vinyl seats-I thought that was the main difference?
by ndevans
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Ashtrays

I have a 1969 Traveller, which has the parcel shelf swivel ashtrays. I'm a bit unclear as to whether it should also have a central metal one on the transmission tunnel, just rear of the handbrake. I've got "Original Morris Minor", and there's some good pictures of a late 60's Traveller in there, alm...
by ndevans
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

I have a question regarding the fan fitted above. is this from an MG midget? if so, is there enough clearance from the water pump pulley and the surface of the rad? reason I asked, is because I wanted to fit one instead of the single blade fan, but was advised it wouldn't fit as it would hit the ra...
by ndevans
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Spent today doing the fiddly bits, like the floor, adjusting the clutch etc. Here it is in all it's glory:- https://youtu.be/9rLOEn-92ls Had a couple of short runs in it too, only 1 mile or so, but all seems ok. Main thing is it works-I can change into and out of all gears, which is a relief conside...
by ndevans
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Yes, I know it's cw to enrich & ccw to weaken, but it won't go ccw any further. I'll do as suggested, and screw it all the way in, then out again. I'll make a note of how many turns it goes. It hasn't been touched in two years, but I guess the mixture setting will need to be set up again, as I've no...
by ndevans
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

More progress. It ran for about 30 min tonight, on and off. I struggled with the mixture-I'm using a Colortune on no.1 plug, and I can't get it lean enough to show a blue flame, the mixture screw is as far as it will go. It's not far off, as raising the pin causing engine speed to rise slightly, the...
by ndevans
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Yeah, stupid of me to overlook it, but that's what happens when you're in a rush-MoT due on Friday. I think I'll postpone, got quite a few fiddly things to do before it's MoT-able, quite apart from clearing the car of all the junk that's been stored in there since September!
Cheers N
by ndevans
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

A note for future reference- I replaced the cam followers, as the originals were worn and pitted quite badly. When I put the head on, I had little compression, I could turn the engine with the starting handle easily. I thought about this for a while, and thought I'd better check the valve rocker cle...
by ndevans
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 61
Views: 1877

Re: Currently drinking.....

I have previously detailed some "Real ale" preferences (Why call beer real ale; why not call what sometimes now passes for beer after the waste product of a nat?) but it has to be said that a well made pot of tea takes some beating. I am still an exponent of the tea strainer. A few weeks ago I went...
by ndevans
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

It runs! Only for about 30s at first, there was a strong smell of fuel. I found petrol dripping straight onto the exhaust. New fuel line either has hose clips that are too big, or is too big itself. I put the old one back on, started it up an ran it for about 3 min, no problems. Needs mixture and id...
by ndevans
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

I'm not sure what the studs were, as they've all been replaced. The nuts are not flanged, so I've gone with 40ft-lb. I've screwed the filter thread in long thread down, the filter goes on fine. Hopefully I'll get it running today, it's just the fiddly bits now, like the exhaust and so on. Unfortunat...
by ndevans
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Think I've got everything right-the gearbox brackets are on with the longer side facing the rear of the car. I think the rubber mounts will only go on one way. Cylinder head now torqued, but my Haynes Marina manual says 40ftlb for pre-1975, 50ftlb thereafter. Not sure how to date my engine-i think I...
by ndevans
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Ok, had a week and a bit off. Wasn't well last week, but I'm back in business now. The engine and gearbox are in, with the nuts on the 4 rubber mounts done up loosely. Is there any order in which I need to do them up, to keep the engine fairly central? I did one of the gearbox mounts up, but it seem...
by ndevans
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Noted, thanks. It's all on ok now. Hopefully I've found the problem with the gearbox being fiddly. The spring that sits under the gear lever, in the metal cup, was missing. I've found it-but annoyingly, I can't find the nylon bush that sits between the spring and gear lever. When I took it apart, I ...
by ndevans
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4930

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

I have a small round file, I managed to take enough metal off for the dowel to fit, and it's still round enough. I guess the function of the dowel is to locate the box centre properly wrt the crankshaft, so it's not off centre.

Cheers N