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by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina disc brake conversion question
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Marina disc brake conversion question

Phil Thanks for the reply and information,. From what you say I may try for the marina set up, are the Marina stub axles readily available and what machining do they require? I will be carrying a lot of weight on the rear so the bigger drums may be the way to go as on some of the classic car trials ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina disc brake conversion question
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Marina disc brake conversion question

Hi all I have literally just missed out on a marina front disc brake conversion, all for the sake of £5, which makes me mad. I did manage to blag a front and rear telescopic damper kit along with a front anti roll bar for silly money so that goes some way to making up for missing the brakes. Anyway ...
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wheelarch bodgery
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Rear wheelarch bodgery

Mike
I sympathise with you, I'm going through the same thing with my 65 Minor.
Have a look at my short videos showing the bodges on my car and the amount of rust I have encountered.
My car had an MOT when it came into my possession.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbZsl ... Z08ArjvOjA
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

I seem to recall the mini fan blows the air through the radiator rather than suck it as would be the case on a Minor.
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 28
Views: 572

Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

I think a question was asked how you did the conversion.
I too would like to know, seeing as there is a shortage of RWD 1275 engine blocks, if it can be done without resorting to machining then all the better.
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 28
Views: 572

Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

There is a lot of machining to undertake to convert a FWD A series to RWD configuration.
Plus you will need the front and rear engine plates, a suitable crankshaft, sump etc

See the explanation here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sxy1pUq83Y
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: My old Morris minor
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: My old Morris minor

KVA 699E is also shown as being insured on the Motor Insurance Database.
It's out there somewhere, maybe a request for information on a few of the classic car forums may prove fruitful.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I have worked out the shims should reside behind the bellhousing bearing cover plate so I can now calculate the sizes for the new shims.

Just the thrust washer or lack of to contend with now.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Image of damaged shims.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Photographs as promised.
by Murrayminor
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Hi all I have been taking my time with the gearbox rebuild, mainly because I have never opened a gearbox before and secondly I need this box to be right once finished. I have a couple of questions to ask, and a couple of photographs which I will upload after this post. Is there a thrust washer on th...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

When I stripped mine I took the engine out first having separated it from the gearbox, I then took the box out and left the Crossmember still in position. In fact if you are doing it that way there is no need to undo the rear of the propshaft as it will slide out of the gearbox upon removal. Getting...
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Mot advice

I think you may be better off chasing that hole back to sound metal and putting a repair panel in there.

I don't want to sound negative but that's a big hole and from working on my Minor I know how far rust spreads from the visible area.
by Murrayminor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine & Gearbox Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Engine & Gearbox Removal

I think its a lot easier to undo the bolts for the propshaft than attempt to line up the engine, gearbox and propshaft together. Put the engine and box loose in then at your leisure install the propshaft, then tighten everything up once you are happy its all in the right position. That would be the ...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number plate recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 411

Re: Number plate recommendations?

I cannot believe the prices of those number plates. As for making your own, the issue will be getting the spacing correct and also getting the overall line up correct, lots easier with a jig but not impossible at home. When I bought my Minor it had some nasty plastic/aluminium plates on which looked...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: observations
Replies: 31
Views: 412

Re: observations

I think a lot of the drivers and indeed the general public have let standards in general slip over the years. I was once a Tutor constable and responsible for new recruits or at least a small portion of their training and one of the things I used to say was deal with the small incidents, that way th...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I managed without any special tools - but very difficult and if I'd know about this I'd have happily spent the £26! You are clearly a braver person than me, I was frightened to death of putting a mark on the main shaft and you have yours clamped in a vice and a G clamp as well. :D Yes, if the tool ...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

Phil

Thanks for that, yes I have quickly learnt the plastic bag tip.
I have ordered the tool so hopefully I can get the box back together next week.

Thanks for your link to the tool.
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

That is a good guide and can be transposed to the 1275cc Midget box with out difficulty or problems. Thanks for that Phil, I have the box stripped and have bought all the bearings, gaskets etc. I'm struggling with getting the indent balls into the first/second gear hub. They are fiddly to say the l...
by Murrayminor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying "Hello"
Replies: 28
Views: 672

Re: New member saying "Hello"

Superb, that’s brilliant having the same car you’d driven brand new in the Met. I hope you enjoy it. It looks good. As a fellow ex-officer, from more recent times, I wonder whether I’ll end up buying a wreck of an ex-police diesel Ford Focus in 30 years time as a project. I suspect not. I’ll still ...