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by RobThomas
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running rich.
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Running rich.

Is it a 100 thou jet instead of a 90 thou one? BTDT!
by RobThomas
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Srs 2 wheels with the 'Cross' shape in the middle
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Srs 2 wheels with the 'Cross' shape in the middle

Ta, Sleeper.

I may end up having to use Cambridge wheels but I'd rather not have to go for wider rims, if possible.
by RobThomas
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Lift
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Vehicle Lift

I bought a large 'Farm trailer' which is opened out in the middle so I can drive up onto it and then slide easily underneath. Mobile, but it has no suspension so limited use as a car transporter (max 750kg allowed, I think) Local garage offered me a used 'Pro' lift that they no longer wanted but the...
by RobThomas
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Full oil filtration
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Full oil filtration

Have you noticed any drop in oil pressure, Phil? I guess that it would only be of interest if measured AFTER the filter. I was wondering if the small 'can' has enough surface area to allow the oil to pass without restricting it. Would a larger filter help? The Disco, IIRC, has a mauch larger filter ...
by RobThomas
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: steering woodruff key
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: steering woodruff key

Dooh! I should have twigged that ESM wouldn't sell a half-round one as 'self assembly, some work required'. :D
by RobThomas
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: steering woodruff key
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: steering woodruff key

Almost coffin shaped. I had a look at one today. I could make one, if you get stuck. You can file down the one that they sell if you want one sooner.
by RobThomas
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Centering carb jet
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Centering carb jet

I tend to drop the piston down so that the needle centres the jet for me already. Then just tighten and check. Fiddly job, sometimes. :D
by RobThomas
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 918 water pump
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: 918 water pump

Thanks, everyone. I'll sell a Kidney and give 'em a call. :D :D :D :D
by RobThomas
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff leaking?
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Diff leaking?

On my Midget that breather had a hose on it and ran up into the boot space. I guess it helps keep grit out and restricts oil splashes from coming out?
by RobThomas
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trunnion thread tools/cutters
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Trunnion thread tools/cutters

Thanks, Declan.

They have dies but taps are out of stock. I'll give them a call.

Cheers!

Rob

https://www.tracytools.com/taps-and-die ... ct_id=1126
by RobThomas
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trunnion thread tools/cutters
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Trunnion thread tools/cutters

Not too hard a job to machine but it is beyond my limited lathe skills.

I'd also be keen to see if new trunnions are cut with the correct thread pattern. The manufacturers can't be blamed too much since I guess we are still getting a lot for our money.
by RobThomas
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trunnion thread tools/cutters
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Trunnion thread tools/cutters

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Morris Motors original factory blueprint for the Minor!!!!!!!!!
by RobThomas
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trunnion thread tools/cutters
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Trunnion thread tools/cutters

Wow! Thanks for the offer Richard. I'm not sure yet how well the plan to build up the threads will go so I have given them one old leg to look at. Since the original Bronze trunnions seem to have lasted well I did wonder if Harlings could cast some new trunnion blanks to be threaded slightly undersi...
by RobThomas
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting camber
Replies: 16
Views: 346

Re: Setting camber

Having spent money setting up to remanufacture ALTA parts I have found that for every 5 people who say they want something there are another 5 who say they want it but then don't end up purchasing. I also had trouble with a bounced cheque that I had to chase up. Since I was making zero profit it was...
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What SHOULD it look like?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: What SHOULD it look like?

Worth searching for a thread by 'TAUPE' showing his traveller rebuild. Astonishing work!
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: question for phil
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: question for phil

Silly question, but leads are 1342, anticlockwise? He hasn't got 2 and 3 in the wrong order and thus firing on the wrong part of the stroke?
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Srs 2 wheels with the 'Cross' shape in the middle
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Srs 2 wheels with the 'Cross' shape in the middle

Hello.

I'm after a pair of Srs2 wheels from the early model with the 4.5 inch PCD. I'm near Cardiff, if that helps.

Cheers

Rob
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM wheel bolt holes
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: MM wheel bolt holes

https://sep.yimg.com/ay/brandsportinc/custom-wheel-accessories-reg-silver-lug-nut-washer-tapered-ball-adapter-round-sold-individually-6016-31.jpg Similar concept to this, I guess. Not ideal but in the absence of better wheels it should work out better than any other options for now. The washer has d...
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting camber
Replies: 16
Views: 346

Re: Setting camber

They were going to work out at about £65 for a set so there wasn't enough interest to get them made. Phil and others supplied the dimensions and drawings and I played about with them before getting some quotes.
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 1933
Views: 251524

Re: Spotted today.

We went to the shops in convoy.
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