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by alanworland
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Bumper protection

Most definitely! I applied dinitrol to both surfaces upon assembly including all nuts, bolts and washers.
In fact I have used the same process for all parts I have assembled.
Better safe that sorry!

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: valve cotters

Somehow that deflector is ringing a bell, could be to direct water flow from the pump and circulate round the block. Many moons ago my water jacket leaked through alloy corrosion and in the early days they were unobtainable so I ground back to solid material and repaired the area with araldite - and...
by alanworland
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: valve cotters

I don't remember washers under the jacket as I'm sure the gasket covered this area but if it didn't I guess the washers would be the same material/thickness as the main gasket.

Alan
by alanworland
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dartford crossing
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Dartford crossing

I've always paid but I think if you cross between 10pm and 6am it's free! (Check times)

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: valve cotters

You reckon that came out of the water jacket?
All the bolts should go into tapped holes.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: valve cotters

Oh I can remember grinding valves in position and setting tappets, so much fun! The important thing is to make sure the valve chest holes into the sump are covered to avoid anything dropped heading that way. Take the rad out I would suggest, I managed to break the soldered joint on the header tank b...
by alanworland
Thu May 30, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Early MM hand brake lever color
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Early MM hand brake lever color

I am sure my handbrake was unmolested and was dash gold with a nickel plated release lever? The nickel had virtually worn off and the main handle finish was so thin there were rust stains on it. I refinished it in gold but am very careful handling it, in case I damage the paint! Ideally the release ...
by alanworland
Wed May 22, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: the joy of a successful motor rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: the joy of a successful motor rebuild

Anxious times! But as you inhale all those new smells from it all warming up and it's running well is a very satisfying feeling.
Long may it last.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun May 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early high arch rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Early high arch rear wings

Just a thought, I got my high arch wings from ESM, if they still do them could you sell yours on?

Alan
by alanworland
Fri May 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New vacuum gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: New vacuum gauge

Thanks for your replies, don't really understand why it should pulse and did consider just connecting it up to just one pair of cylinders but as both intake stubs are tapped it seemed a good idea to tap off of both? I shall get hold of the nearest cigarette filter and give it a try! Not really bothe...
by alanworland
Fri May 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New vacuum gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 187

New vacuum gauge

Sometime ago I made inlet manifolds for my sidevalve and these accommodate a pair of the original carburetors. This seems to work well enough giving unfathomable horsepower! However I connected the manifold stubs together with a small ID pipe with a 'T' take off for a vacuum gauge which results in a...
by alanworland
Fri May 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 847

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Interesting, your two slotted fixings under the oil filter, on mine I have studs fitted into the sump with washers and nuts on top?

Alan
by alanworland
Thu May 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 847

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

I can remember my original engine drain plug was a diecast job which actually developed a crack at the base of the thread rendering it 'highly suspect'! Both my drain plugs that are fitted are of brass and interestingly the engine one is made in two pieces with the hex head silver soldered to the ma...
by alanworland
Thu May 02, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 847

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

I can remember Mike Perry (in Club) had a batch of gearbox/engine drain plugs made.

Alan
by alanworland
Wed May 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 847

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Can't remember the exact size but one of my Big whitworth rings spanners fitted both engine and gearbox drain plugs.
The hole in the gearbox housing is just a drain point if/should/when the input shaft leaks oil.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2

That does a great repair! Never understood why the MM used such a wide belt, not as though the dynamo generates 5kw!

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 847

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Perhaps I didn't make that very clear! What I meant was to use a threaded insert so the final size for the bolt to fit in is M8 - so the original fixing could be used.

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 847

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Just put my sump back on and it looks like your bolt that 'fell out' is the correct one and the two fixings at the front screw into the alloy timing cover, the material being a lot softer is quite vulnerable to being stripped! Like you, I found them an odd size but did manage with my 1/2 drive socke...
by alanworland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Is your engine oil tight!
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Is your engine oil tight!

Recently had the sump off my sidevalve engine and upon replacing it still leaks - but less than it did! Initially it only had a jiggle pin drop and the timing cover was oil tight but after a journey of about 110 miles yesterday I still have a drop on the jiggle pin but now the timing cover crank sea...
by alanworland
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 847

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

I have just fitted new sump gasket/seals from ESM and there were no instructions at all? The rear cork seal you will find needs the step cutting to fit the gap between the rear main cap and crankcase. I found this recess to be twice as wide on one side to the other! So cut carefully as you only get ...