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by MacQuigley
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

So Ive been playing about with the carb this week and I have to say Ive gotten nowhere. Tried adjusting the float and topping up the dashpot but that made no difference. I did get a serious fuel leak a couple of times from the fuel bowl, which sent me into a panic, don’t like fuel leaking over the t...
by MacQuigley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

StillGotMy1stCar wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:31 pm
Regarding the idle problem, check the carb dashpot level, I had a car that used to stall when returning to idle and topping up the dashpot with engine oil used to sort it every time.
Regards John

Thats simple enough and worth a try.
by MacQuigley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

Sorry for the 3 copies. Not sure how I managed that! If you use the buttons in the top right of an individual post (when it's your own), you can delete it....Delete.JPG No X option for these 3 messages for some reason but ther eis for my subsequent posts. Must be a "glitch", probably operator error!
by MacQuigley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

For the removal of baked on gasket goo use a flat ended scraper or make your own from a old file making sure that the file teeth are removed so as not to mark the head or block faces. A spray with Loctite gasket remover also helps but is not always necessary. The 'A' Series heads do warp and any wa...
by MacQuigley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

If the timing and mixture are OK, but the engine's stalling as it drops back to idle, it could be the float chamber level is too low. Bend the needle valve operating arm to make it push up at a higher level. Timing and mixture are OK, I believe, but its definately stalling as it drops to idle. I wi...
by MacQuigley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

If you mean after I replaced the head gasket for the first time yes, but if you mean directly after I replaced the core plug no never considered that but now you mention it it makes perfect sense.
by MacQuigley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

Sorry for the 3 copies. Not sure how I managed that!
by MacQuigley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

Sorry its taken so long to update this post but time hasn't been on my side the last few months. I was eventually able to recover the Moggie from my dads last week. The night I got it back I had a quick look at the engine just to see if Id missed any cracks etc. Didn't find any cracks but I did, pur...
by MacQuigley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

Sorry its taken so long to update this post but time hasn't been on my side the last few months. I was eventually able to recover the Moggie from my dads last week. The night I got it back I had a quick look at the engine just to see if Id missed any cracks etc. Didn't find any cracks but I did, pur...
by MacQuigley
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

Sorry its taken so long to update this post but time hasn't been on my side the last few months. I was eventually able to recover the Moggie from my dads last week. The night I got it back I had a quick look at the engine just to see if Id missed any cracks etc. Didn't find any cracks but I did, pur...
by MacQuigley
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

That is a valid point Phil especially as one of the other core plugs does look a little suspect! I may be able to get a trailer for a day and put it on that. I should have just recovered it when it broke down initially instead of nursing it to my dads, but of course at that point I didn't know what ...
by MacQuigley
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Re: Engine Problems

Thanks guy's,

I really only want to get it running again so I can get it back from my dad's. If I can get it home I can pull the engine if necessaey strip it and get the block and head skimmed.
by MacQuigley
Wed May 30, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 2581

Engine Problems

Need some help with this one. A few weeks back I took the Morris out for its first run this year. Id checked her over before hand and all was well, all fluids present and correct. Cutting a long story short somewhere between Hamilton and Uddingston she blow a core plug and all coolant was lost. I ma...
by MacQuigley
Thu May 18, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hub Nut Size
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: Hub Nut Size

Thanks for that. Ordered a socket this afternoon.
by MacQuigley
Thu May 18, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hub Nut Size
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Hub Nut Size

Anyone tell me what size the hub nut is on the rear axle on a 63 2 door?
by MacQuigley
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squealing Front Brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Squealing Front Brakes

Coatbridge. He had a second shop in Motherwell until about a year ago but closed that as it wasnt doing so well.

He doesnt keep much that we would use in stock but he is "old school" and understands and can get most things usually next day, sometimes same day.
by MacQuigley
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squealing Front Brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Squealing Front Brakes

Couldnt agree more, so I added a set the shopping basket. The end cost with VAT and carriage was just south of £50! I think not! Anyway its all sorted now. My mate who owns a small motor store and who got me the 8" shoes yesterday managed to get me a set of Lockheed 7" shoes today. The only thing wa...
by MacQuigley
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squealing Front Brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Squealing Front Brakes

Agreed.But Im struggling to find Mintex 7" front shoes. ESM List Lockheed/Delphii but show Mintex as discontinued and I cant find them on Bull Motif's site at all.

I will check with a friend in the motor trade and/or extend my search to other MM parts suppliers.
by MacQuigley
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squealing Front Brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Squealing Front Brakes

I'll have a look in my copy tomorrow. Really at a loss on this. I have tried hammering the brakes but its not making a different, they haven't bedded in any more. It really looks like the diameter of the shoes is different to the drums. When I say they are squealing I mean they could shatter plate g...
by MacQuigley
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Squealing Front Brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1938

Re: Squealing Front Brakes

Right, checked the brakes tonight an=gain and the front are definitely 7" despite everything saying they should be 8" on the front for a 63. The only think I didnt refit to the car when I rebuilt it were the front brake shoe steady springs because I could not get the pins to hold them in place (FBK1...