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by RobThomas
Tue May 26, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: radiator

Lots of alloy rads for about the same price, which is interesting when you consider how much more radiator you get from the Chinese alloy ones. About 1cm. Too bloody wide to fit in the car without cutting and welding the front panel. :evil: PS Only bought it so I could easily weld on some added extr...
by RobThomas
Sat May 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Split Screen chrome surrounds
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Split Screen chrome surrounds

i VERRRRRY GENNNNNNTLY eased the chrome to the right shape before it went in. It gets slightly bent every time it gets levered out.

Good luck! :D
by RobThomas
Sat May 16, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?
Replies: 30
Views: 501

Re: Dash ashtray - What to replace it with?

That panel hole would make a fancy charger socket for an I-phone.
by RobThomas
Fri May 15, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Rich
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Rich

Might possibly be crudded up at the bottom of the float chamber where it leads up to the needle. Can you lift out the brass float? It does sound like a lack of fuel getting through. Does the piston visibly rise when it first fires?
by RobThomas
Fri May 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: hub caps for series II
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: hub caps for series II

The inside lip of the hubcap deforms after a while so you get a 'sweet spot' for popping the caps back on.
by RobThomas
Fri May 15, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub bearing carrier
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Rear hub bearing carrier

There is one about Alternative Wheels that is well out of date, too.
by RobThomas
Tue May 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Rich
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Rich

Bob weight come loose in the distributor?
by RobThomas
Sun May 10, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil release valve damage?
Replies: 18
Views: 205

Re: Oil release valve damage?

Those ball bearings (Mini driveshafts?) could be 'ground in' by use of a medium sized BFH, I guess. Just a suggestion. Best to check with Phil or some other Mini guru on one of the other forums.
by RobThomas
Thu May 07, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: holes in rim
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: holes in rim

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4649253.html

Bottom left of page 5. Pin used to drive the rim round on the forming machine. Looks like the pin holes are opposite the hole drilled for the valve which I assume is near the weld line?
by RobThomas
Thu May 07, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: holes in rim
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: holes in rim

Those rims must have started life as a sheet of plain steel. Perhaps the holes were to give it a start on the big roller that formed the shape and rolled it into a circle?
by RobThomas
Wed May 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear shift lever knob
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Gear shift lever knob

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by RobThomas
Wed May 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear shift lever knob
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Gear shift lever knob

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This is all I've got.
by RobThomas
Sun May 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G295 head on a 948 block
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: 12G295 head on a 948 block

Mini MPI/SPI exhaust manifold looked an interesting option. I bought one with all the downpipes still on. Runs too close to the block so would need the tappet covers trimmed down a bit but gives large posrts, LCB (sort of) and a Lambda sensor boss. Cost £18, inc postage. 12G787 was the Mini manifold...
by RobThomas
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: convertible hood installation single handedly
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: convertible hood installation single handedly

hud4.jpg Started by spending lots of time ensuring it was centralised. Light chalk marks. Once fitted tightly at the back I got it centralised at the front, pinned with staples and then refitted about 5mm shorter to ensure it was taught when in use. Front finisher was hard to get equal all round bu...
by RobThomas
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: convertible hood installation single handedly
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: convertible hood installation single handedly

Yup. Took nearly 2 days to get it exactly right.
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by RobThomas
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1098 10cc engine
Replies: 79
Views: 1600

Re: 1098 10cc engine

I had to skim a sprocket last week. Would have been circa 20 thou, now down to 5 thou.
by RobThomas
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alloy rocker cover with breather
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Alloy rocker cover with breather

Most alloy covers are painfully thin. I drilled one out to 1/2 BSP and put a very thin nut on either side. That Lumiweld stuff might be a better option.
by RobThomas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 box onto 948 engine
Replies: 24
Views: 529

Re: 1098 box onto 948 engine

Another alternative. Anyone got a good 1275 they'd like to swop for a £1200 alloy 12G940, brand new in the box? :D
by RobThomas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 box onto 948 engine
Replies: 24
Views: 529

Re: 1098 box onto 948 engine

Yes, It's all here. I sat a pile of heads together in the garage. 0.280 is the max gap for the 12g940s so I think the smartest move is to get the 12g295 skimmed either for the Shorrocks or to skim it a lot more and to get a far more entertaining camshaft. Either way, I'll need the head skimmed and b...
by RobThomas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 box onto 948 engine
Replies: 24
Views: 529

Re: 1098 box onto 948 engine

Thanks. Good plan.

A quick re-calc brings up 9.1:1 ratio with a 12G940. If I sink the valves upwards then I might be able to do away with the Shorrocks (and sell it). What about using double gaskets? Disaster waiting to happen?