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by Andymoor94
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Max. Power of Morris diffs
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Max. Power of Morris diffs

Hi guys, I've seen many engine swaps use different diffs to help support the output of the new engine. These often come with entire axle swaps too. But lets say, purely theoretically... [throws a blanket over the spare 80bhp Zetec SE engine in the garage] What sort of power could you safely put thro...
by Andymoor94
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder head is coming off!
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Cylinder head is coming off!

Sleeper wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:55 am
" RE torquing. Yes, Absolutely did! To 45ft lbs (I believe) in the sequence as per the manual. I bought a torque wrench especially :D "

Does that mean you re-torqued the head bolts after the first heat-cycle?

John ;-)
Absolutely not :D damn!
Guess I'll take him out and do it now
by Andymoor94
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder head is coming off!
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Cylinder head is coming off!

irmscher wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:05 pm
Check the torque of the head bolts
As previously said, I torqued them all, in sequence too
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder head is coming off!
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Cylinder head is coming off!

Pottering around, 50 miles , all in one go or lots of short trips? John ;-) Good point. Also Andy states that some water was spilled into the engine during head removal. Could be just burning this off. Hopefully will disappear after some more miles. Edit: just realised another poster already made t...
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder head is coming off!
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Cylinder head is coming off!

Is the engine ever reaching normal working temperature? If the thermostat is defective the engine will be over-cooled. If there is a lot of piston blow-by there will be a lot of moisture going to the crankcase. Mixture too rich will mean more water produced during combustion than normal. Poor crank...
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder head is coming off!
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Cylinder head is coming off!

Sleeper wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:30 am
Pottering around, 50 miles , all in one go or lots of short trips?

John ;-)
Split among 4/5 separate trips, but I've also had the engine running at a car meet and general tuning
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder head is coming off!
Replies: 34
Views: 1320

Re: Cylinder head is coming off!

Since the refurb, I've done a good bit of pottering around in Eugene. However, after a rough total of 50 miles since his new head gasket etc, I've removed the oil cap to find some milkshake. I'm hoping, looking at the below, you're going to say "oh yes that's totally fine" and not "oh dear, your hea...
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOS Paper Filters - Be careful
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: NOS Paper Filters - Be careful

I just bought a NOS clutch kit for my traveller..Been looking for a while as the modern (non asbestos) ones are not very good quality Clutch Kit.JPG I suspect it is 1960s stock looking at the packaging.. Borg and beck then very good quality... You lot can leave the old stock stuff for me! Thanks! T...
by Andymoor94
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic Ignition - Vacuum
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Electronic Ignition - Vacuum

Hi guys, Now Eugene is running on his news carbs (and very well, may I say!) I am looking to upgrade to electronic ignition. One thing I noticed is that my new carbs don't have a vacuum port for the dizzy advance, so I presume never had the advance on the car they came off. Normally, I'd be up in ar...
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOS Paper Filters - Be careful
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: NOS Paper Filters - Be careful

I use these old filters exclusively when in good condition. I wouldn't pay £15 or more for one though! Maybe being sold as a collector's item?! Being sold for whatever they can get for it more like..... Page description reads: Great for display and filter can be used on next service as filter looks...
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOS Paper Filters - Be careful
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: NOS Paper Filters - Be careful

I agree, perishable products are not worth getting as 'NOS'. It's hard to get a definitive answer, since manufacturers don't seem to publish such data, but when you consider what an old cardboard box or newspaper would be like after 20 years in the garage or loft, would you expect the oil filter pa...
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOS Paper Filters - Be careful
Replies: 15
Views: 598

NOS Paper Filters - Be careful

Hi guys, Just a word of caution, as I'm seeing these filters for sale on Facebook and eBay a lot. All filters, be it air, oil or fuel, have a shelf life. Most filters are made out of cellulose (paper) media and perish over time. After 5 years, the media is compromised. For this reason, oil and fuel ...
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber

philthehill wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:30 am
If when you lift the carb piston the rpm rises and the engine does not stall the mixture is about right. Road testing will confirm either way if the mixture is correct or not.
I would use and enjoy. :D
I aim to, now it's all on and plumbed it - The weather seems to be calling for it too :D
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber

The needles are stamped with a letter and/or number for identification on the part that fits into the damper. Here are three needles suitable for your set up. Weak needle............................MOW. Standard..................................GG. Rich.........................................EB. T...
by Andymoor94
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber

Well the good news is I was able to fashion a blanking plate for the exhaust manifold and mount everything up. Set the correct float valve clearance and checked floats, centred the needles and I THINK have successfully balanced them, albeit with tubing to my ear. Definitely running rich, even at max...
by Andymoor94
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber

The 12G295 head is the best small block head available. Even in standard form will give a good increase in performance. If fitting the 12G295 head to a small bore block it is best to give the head a 0.060" skim to get the combustion chamber to the right size. Because of their performance benefit th...
by Andymoor94
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber

The 12G295 head is the best small block head available. Even in standard form will give a good increase in performance. If fitting the 12G295 head to a small bore block it is best to give the head a 0.060" skim to get the combustion chamber to the right size. Because of their performance benefit th...
by Andymoor94
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber

If you search back through my posts I fitted a pair to my sidevalve. Constructed inlet manifolds etc and those overflow pipes were long enough to get to top of sump level. All together it was a lot of work and as Phil says, improvement was minimal. I did measure (it was measureable!) the times take...
by Andymoor94
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber

See the link below for an exploded view of the H1 carb set up. https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/shop-by-model/mg/midget/fuel-system-induction-controls/carburettors-manifolds/carburettors-twin-1-1-8-h1-su-s-sprite-i-iii-midget-i-ii-1958-66.html You will need item No: 25 to join the chokes together. You...
by Andymoor94
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Dual Carb questions RE: Choke and Float chamber

Hi guys, Needed a single H1 Carb, only thing available at semi decent price was a pair of them for a frogeye - Some may have seen them on eBay! I want to have a crack at using them together, for no practical reason other that a bit of fun before becoming sane again. Below are a couple of pictures th...