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by RobThomas
Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sloppy brake & clutch pedal shaft
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: Sloppy brake & clutch pedal shaft

I wonder if the old bushes are still in the other chassis leg? :D
by RobThomas
Mon May 13, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 668

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

IIRC, the shot peined torsion bars were so well over-engineered that BMC only had 5 fail in service. Saw it in one of the reference books. If so, I'd say the chances of someone having brand new one stuck on a shelf is probably less than zero. A used one should still be good for another million miles...
by RobThomas
Sun May 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 668

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

Kinda looks like the floor isn't welded to the crossmember...or is it just me?
by RobThomas
Sat May 11, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New vacuum gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: New vacuum gauge

Jet out of the carb of an old Fiat etc. Tiny little drilling in it removes the pulsing. I just shove it down the vac hose after filing it down to fit.
by RobThomas
Fri May 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 668

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

For labour charges it sounds about right but I'd question why both sides need replacing. I've never seen a bent bar even after I had a 60mph head-on crash with a truck. I'd love to know how on earth the bar got bent without ripping the entire shell apart in the process.
Got a photo?
by RobThomas
Fri May 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 24
Views: 679

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Better wheel bolts with the 'correct sized' heads. Triangulated top suspension links. ore adjustment to the door hinges. Better strength on the B-post corner with the waist rail to stop cracks. Better seatbelt mount design on 2-doors. Better sealing of the aft corner of the front wings to keep rust ...
by RobThomas
Sat May 04, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 571

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

2 quick thoughts...

1. Araldite a small fridge magnet inside those engine sump plugs to catch metallic crud.

2. Polish those sump plugs! :D
by RobThomas
Fri May 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 42
Views: 571

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

FWIW, I only bought the filter head without filter or bolts and just adapted what I had on the shelf. The thread on the filter is a standard 3/4 BSP (?) [Edit: UNF, perhaps?] so there are dozens of filters which fit. 1275 is ideal, I guess. I just measured up the max depth of filter and dropped into...
by RobThomas
Wed May 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Anyone got an early side-valve dynamo with radiator fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Anyone got an early side-valve dynamo with radiator fans?

Haven't you got the waterpump with the pulleys on? If so, you don't need the fan blades (of which I have a few), just the pulley. I have a pulley with the blade mounting section cut away from when it graced a Cooper racing car.
by RobThomas
Wed May 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2

That's a USHM2 engine with the bracket cast into the head. Your engine is from a much later (non-Lowlight) car. The BMC President tractor and the Vedette boat engine had iron side castings on the later block.
by RobThomas
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2

Just need the right profile pulley and you're sorted. Any luck? Ford one MIGHT fit.
by RobThomas
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder level
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Master cylinder level

Too high and your carpets will stay wet. :D
by RobThomas
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: '63 wiper stuck mid-way
Replies: 2
Views: 113

'63 wiper stuck mid-way

Wipers are not my area of expertise so I thought I'd ask on here. Occasionally if I shut the wiper off part-way through the sweep it will halt and then fail to start again until manually tweaked down. I expected that an incorrectly adjusted park position sensor would not have disabled the whole thin...
by RobThomas
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 19
Views: 617

Re: Strange oil contamination

You can save quite a bit of trouble and some cash if you get the conversion. Easier to find filters, too.
by RobThomas
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 19
Views: 617

Re: Strange oil contamination

Alan. Are you using a screw-on filter?
by RobThomas
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?

Carb icing is rare in this country I doubt you would experience it unless you were in the wilds of Scotland. Strangely, the UK is ideal for forming carb ice. The drop in pressure down from the carb and the latent heat of vapourisition (Is that right?) drop the air temp in the manifold by maybe 15 d...
by RobThomas
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 19
Views: 617

Re: Strange oil contamination

Could it have been corrosion of the Alloy castings round the timing cover after a long lay-up with condensation? Cork side cover gasket dried out and flaking?
by RobThomas
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Why is the air intake above the exhaust?

Moisture will precipitate out when the pressure drops so an SU carb (or pretty much any) will cause ice to form just down from the dashpot. Injection engines don't suffer this as much since the fuel droplets are created right close to the valves and thus don't add to the cooling effect in the intake...
by RobThomas
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 19
Views: 579

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

George. Do you know what happened to the ALTA head that was on the car back in 2011?
by RobThomas
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Front Swivals and Stub Axle
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Front Swivals and Stub Axle

No photos visible, Alan