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by Declan_Burns
Mon May 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 73
Views: 1616

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: 73
Views: 1616

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: 282

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: 158

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: 140

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: 12
Views: 435

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: 12
Views: 435

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: 1310

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: 562

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: 562

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: 562

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
by Declan_Burns
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 873

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

You can retro-fit a jiggle pin without removing the gearbox. Just put it in backwards from the bottom and use a screw driver to spread it so that it doesn't fall out.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quality of New Parts
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: Quality of New Parts

The trunnion seals that I make are not doomed to premature failure. I have supplied hundreds of them for Morris Minor, MGA, MGB and MG TD / TF.
No reported failures to my knowledge!
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 3800

Re: Gearbox woes

It looks like some sort of a port to act as a remote oil filler and yes it is a bodge.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Forged rockers
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Forged rockers

Phil,
That is a really good clear photo showing how it should be.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 2127

Re: Diff Identification

IIRC, back in the 70s Ford diffs were built up using a collapsible spacer to clearance/backlash specification. The collapsible spacer was measured and replaced by the permanent solid variety. I may be wrong on that, as it is a distant recollection from a service manual of the day. Not a bad idea at...
by Declan_Burns
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 2127

Re: Diff Identification

Here's where I bought my 3.9 CWP. (246.46€).
The tolerances were not the best (Made in Turkey) and this company is distributing them all over.
https://shop.bastuck2.de/index.php?&cat ... =1&lang=en
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1471

Re: Sierra 5-speed & Hydraulic Clutch Issue

philthehill wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:59 pm
Declan
Here is a photo of the hole (lower left) made in the bell housing to allow the clutch release arm pivot bolt to be fitted downwards. The hole does not interfere with or compromise the integrity of the bell housing.
PhilQuaife box 1.jpg
Thanks Phil
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 2127

Re: Diff Identification

As far as I know the Austin Healey 100-4 BN1 used the 9/33 diff. I doubt if that is a Midget diff that you have been offered.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacement gearbox for my 948 (1959) Morris minor
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Replacement gearbox for my 948 (1959) Morris minor

And make sure you get the the mechanical speedo drive and not the electrical one. Your speedo will be way out and you will not know by how much until you test drive it as the T9 has several different speedo drive gear options. If you purchase a gearbox from Hi-Gear Engineering it comes with a drain ...