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by PAULJ
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tool hire
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Tool hire

Thanks Phil. Agree with all you have said however funds are limited at the moment so quick fix it is. Having hot done anything to the engine I’m replacing I thought I’d treat the replacement with new rings and shells. The tool in the link is exactly what I’m after but at £100 for a tool I’ll use onc...
by PAULJ
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tool hire
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: Tool hire

I would respectfully advise that if you need a cylinder bore ridge remover it is time for a re-bore. Phil Hi Phil, The step is not excessive. I have pulled one piston out without damage. However there is a step which I want to remove before fitting new rings. If as you say if there is a step it nee...
by PAULJ
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tool hire
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Tool hire

Hi all, does anyone have or know where I can rent borrow a ridge reamer 3”- 5” please. Loads for penny’s in th US but about £100 new here.
Thanks
by PAULJ
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel bearing help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Rear wheel bearing help.

CERTAINLY no horrible gasket goo! Why would you - BMC didn't .... :evil: :roll:[/quote]
Because it wasnt invented maybe. Sorry, couldnt resist
by PAULJ
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel bearing help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Rear wheel bearing help.

At the front - by the gasket/O ring, and at the rear by the seal ! Simples !! Sure the axle isn't overfilled - and is the breather clear ? I know its me, I know that they did it long enough. but thats what in not getting. You have axle oil on one side and bearing oil on the other. Whats the point o...
by PAULJ
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel bearing help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Rear wheel bearing help.

Because the oil runs into the bearing from the axle - and you don't want it running out again all over the shoes ! :roll: Why are you changing the bearing? I've NEVER had to change a rear bearing (or a front come to that) and my Minors had some pretty rough handling... Make SURE you are not using '...
by PAULJ
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear wheel bearing help.
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Re: Rear wheel bearing help.

Sorry to hijack the post. Im going to change the wheel bearings on tne saloon this weekend an for the life of me im having trouble getting my head around the rear axle set up. Why, if the bearing is lubricated with oil from the axle is the seal behind the bearing and why does the seal lip face away ...
by PAULJ
Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a van into a campervan?
Replies: 57
Views: 17255

Re: making a van into a campervan?

That is brilliant 8) I love my campers and I love my Minor so I'd say you have the perfect vehicle :D The pop-top looks very similar to that on my Auto-Sleeper, does it operate in a similar fashion. This one, you pull two locking pins out. Push up. The two ends spring up and lock in. The two sides ...
by PAULJ
Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a van into a campervan?
Replies: 57
Views: 17255

Re: making a van into a campervan?

Looks a neat upgrade. did you build the pop top from scratch or convert an existing one? Those look like Dolomite wheels so presumably you're on a Marina axle with 3 1/4" pcd. Looks good. I was beginning to think this post was dead. So thanks for the interest. The pop top came off a Rapedo micro ca...
by PAULJ
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a van into a campervan?
Replies: 57
Views: 17255

Re: making a van into a campervan?

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by PAULJ
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Multiple Alternator Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3795

Re: Multiple Alternator Failure

There is no fixed magnets in an alternator. No magnet, no power
http://alternatorparts.com/understandin ... ators.html
and this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternator_(automotive)
by PAULJ
Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Multiple Alternator Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 3795

Re: Multiple Alternator Failure

Sounds ok then, Certainly my 18ACR runs fine without the small wire connection - it broke off and ran for ages without until I got round to remaking the connection, showing correct charging on the ammeter - balancing lights etc when required. It seems unlikely all these alternators are faulty...but...
by PAULJ
Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smiths temperature gauge
Replies: 20
Views: 6381

Re: Smiths temperature gauge

If I haven't ditched it ill put 12v across it see what comes out. Anyway how's the bloke who submitted the original post getting on ????
by PAULJ
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smiths temperature gauge
Replies: 20
Views: 6381

Re: Smiths temperature gauge

No, was the wife's car. She came home one day and said she had just filled the car up with fuel and the gauge was reading half. Also she said the temp gauge was always on cold. I looked for a stabilizer but could only find land rover or mini ones that have a different mount. Then I saw the electroni...
by PAULJ
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smiths temperature gauge
Replies: 20
Views: 6381

Re: Smiths temperature gauge

Sorry mist the bit that said Im using a stabilizer. When my stabilizer failed the other week the fuel and water gauge was reading less than half what was expected
by PAULJ
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starter motor
Replies: 9
Views: 2257

Re: starter motor

A combination which definately does not work is 80T flywheel Morris 8 and Military generator engines among others. The Series MM flywheel should have a 102T flywheel. I found this when I fitted an engine with the wrong flywheel. Changing the side valve flywheel involves removing the engine, droppin...
by PAULJ
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starter motor
Replies: 9
Views: 2257

Re: starter motor

Thanks for the reply. You would think to keep the same pinion circumference the pitch would be different. Ill take your word for it but just cant see it :-? :-?
Cheers
by PAULJ
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smiths temperature gauge
Replies: 20
Views: 6381

Re: Smiths temperature gauge

Hi, the supply to the gauge needs to be a steady 9 v you take the power from the volt stabilizer that feeds the fuel gauge. Mine packed up recently and I replaced it with this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281471438713?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Works a treat and will sup...
by PAULJ
Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: starter motor
Replies: 9
Views: 2257

starter motor

Hi all, Ive just bought a very nice second hand starter motor the bloke says came off a 1970 moggy. The problem it has 10 teeth now I know the one I have on the van is 9 teeth. I have questioned this and the bloke says it came off a moggy so that's that. Now I could be wrong but surly if it has 10 t...
by PAULJ
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tax ??
Replies: 20
Views: 5698

Re: Tax ??

Its going to make ringing a car simpler. Just need to find a car same colour, make and model as yours. Change the plates and there you go. No tax disc to forge. Not me of course all the baddies.