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by Declan_Burns
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Convertible - suspension options - opinions please!

The colour is not a definite indication for hard or soft. You can only measure it with a durometer.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedo woes
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Speedo woes

OR,
If all that fails I can make you a custom built speedo corrector gearbox and you can retain your original speedo. This sits on the back of the speedo.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Carpets

Welcome. Firstly, as you've got a 18971 Traveller, it will have been built at Adderley Park. Please search for that term to see posts from Pommreg who is seeking info on those cars as part of research that will benefit all. Now to your questions... The rubber bungs or grommets are readily available...
by Declan_Burns
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM series rear axle
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: MM series rear axle

Ged, The axle you are referring to is the split case semi floating type axle. The same axle type as fitted to my MG TD. You can make your own tooling like I did but it does take a lot of work. You can see from the photos below what is involved. There is a booklet (which is somewhat confusing) by Car...
by Declan_Burns
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sump leaking after new gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 247

Re: Sump leaking after new gasket

I prefer the rubber seal as opposed to the cork seal but opinions differ and this has been discussed many many times.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Minor spark plug holder
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Morris Minor spark plug holder

Phil,
Yes it takes long and short reach plugs.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Minor spark plug holder
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Morris Minor spark plug holder

Here's my latest 3D printer project. A Morris Minor spark plug holder-well my version :D
I had been making them for the MG scene.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater valve replacement?
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Heater valve replacement?

A neat way to solving this problem is to install the brass valve from the earlier cars and just use it as a take-off point and a shut off valve. This was suggested by Achim Vogt when I recommended the t7/Siroco valve.This saves extra plumbing and does not look out of place. Connect the t7 valve via ...
by Declan_Burns
Tue May 28, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft pulle nut?
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Crankshaft pulle nut?

The MG TD uses shims behind the starter dog, the thickness of which, determines the orientation of the starter dog relative to the crankshaft. This enables setting the optimal position of the starter handle on the compression stroke.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon May 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4938

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Declan To clarify - did you put the jubilee clip around the outside of the ring clamp at the bottom so as to reduce any spread of the clamp or did you just use a jubilee clip on its own? My piston ring clamp of the same style is a Draper PRC2 57mm -125mm. The bottom band is 7mm from the bottom of t...
by Declan_Burns
Mon May 20, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 177
Views: 4938

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Neil,
I had exactly the same problem you are encountering on my MG. I could not get the rings to compress properly with that type of ring compressor which I suspect was a far east product. I used a jubilee clip and had the rings in in a few minutes-and binned the cheap ring compressor.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Fri May 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake master cylinder failed
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: brake master cylinder failed

You may find that some of the new master cylinders are a tad wider than the originals and will not fit inside the chassis leg without dressing with an angle grinder.
by Declan_Burns
Fri May 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New vacuum gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: New vacuum gauge

Alan, When I did the testing with the PCV valve on the MG, I had the same issue with the needle wanting do go into orbit. Just stick a cigarette filter in the tubing as a damper and the problem is solved and the needle us steady. You can find them everywhere for free - even on the side of the road :...
by Declan_Burns
Sat May 04, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil pressure sender failure
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Oil pressure sender failure

I would recommend a pressure switch with a higher rating.
http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... o%20search
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pressure plate
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: clutch pressure plate

Thanks Phil,
I am sure Joachim can tackle that. Any idea why the same problem could have occurred twice within such a short time?
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch pressure plate
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: clutch pressure plate

Phil, I think Joachim's problem could lie deeper. The section E10 in the workshop manual requires special tooling (18G99A) which nobody has. This is the second clutch he has fitted where this problem has appeared. He still has the old clutch. Perhaps the bush in the lever out of the bell housing is ...
by Declan_Burns
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted
Replies: 22
Views: 1434

Re: Front Wheel Bearings - Face Adjusted

When it comes to bearings I would use 7205BECBM and not 7205BECBP. The difference is in the cage. The "M" is a metal cage and the "P" is polyamide. The metal cage bearings are a bit more expensive.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 674

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

Declan " If a 1625 speedo under reads then he will need a higher TPM not a lower. " A 1625 speedo needs 1625 turns to show 60mph ( or 1 measured mile ) His is under reading ie. showing for example 50 mph at an actual 60 mph , he is getting less turns per minute/mile than before.. so He needs either...
by Declan_Burns
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 674

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

Mogs,
Why not-an easy way out!
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor
Replies: 30
Views: 674

Re: questions for upgrades in 1275cc Minor

If a 1625 speedo under reads then he will need a higher TPM not a lower.
One of my corrector gearboxes could be used but 10% change means larger gears.
The photo shows one of the new generation boxes (1:1.4) with a 3D printed housing.
Regards
Declan