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by alanworland
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

Slightly different as mine is the small window but I replaced the rubber many years ago and it was an absolute pig, ended up using a jack/wood from the floor boxing to jack it in! Replaced it again a few years ago after I had painted the car and couldn't believe how well it went in, I was dreading i...
by alanworland
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Silicone brake fluid

I really don't understand why it's not more widely used. I filled my Minor with it 10 years ago (into a fresh system) and haven't experienced any problems. If I were replacing/rebuilding braking components on our other vehicles I wouldn't hesitate to use it in them. To me it's a bit of a no brainer....
by alanworland
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

Not sure if it's general knowledge but you can still make your own 'proper leaded' fuel.
www.tetraboost.com
The original upper cylinder lubricant? Tetra Ethyl Lead

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sump gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Sump gasket

Yes, gearbox and engine sump threads are the same size, I've got a magnet fitted in gearbox plug to pickup any stray teeth!

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sump gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Sump gasket

I suspect the answer is yes, but I replaced my sump recently and 'massaged' grease into them which also helps them stay in place. Still got small leak from timing cover - but I always have had! You'll find you will probably have to trim rear and front seal to length to give correct compression, have...
by alanworland
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 2
Views: 156

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: 319

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: 319

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: 231

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: 319

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: 319

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: 144

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: 137

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: 309

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: 193

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: 193

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: 1006

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: 1006

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: 1006

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: 1006

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