Search found 1878 matches

by Declan_Burns
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

Check if an test drive to see if the after market fuel filter is installed. If so remove it and see if things improve.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Shock absorber seals
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Shock absorber seals

Gary,
The thread on the filler plug is 5/16" x 26 BSB. A copper crush washer 8mmID will fit. I have used fibre washers 8x14x1.5mm without any issues. I fitted reservoirs on my front dampers for inspection and filling purposes.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: diff drain plug - magnet clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: diff drain plug - magnet clearance

I make them for the MG T series differentials but on these axles there is no issue with clearance. I make sure the magnet is an interference fit and I press it in using a large vice and don't just rely on the glue.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948 tuning
Replies: 43
Views: 1454

Re: 948 tuning

You can fit this timing mark. Set the engine up to TDC on no 1 cylinder on the compression stroke and mark the damper accordingly.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bi-plane
Replies: 24
Views: 470

Re: Bi-plane

Here's one of many that I built. DH60 Gypsy Moth-quarter scale. The original was at Shuttleworth at the time where I was a member. Photo of me taken in 1997! I still have it ""Moth balled"" and the same will probably happen to me!

Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: Oil leak

Phil is of course correct but there is a possibility that an SKF Speedi sleeve can be fitted to the flange. There are some kits available (for MG's) that include such a sleeve. I have not tried it. It is also important that the lip seal is designed for the correct angular velocity of the crankshaft....
by Declan_Burns
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 4936

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

I agree with Phil. The bore of that pipe is too small for a header tank.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mini heater
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Mini heater

Phil,
I don't see why not.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mini heater
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Mini heater

I use a single speed with a speed controller. The speed controllers are cheap on ebay.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-90V-15A-DC ... Swqghc0obC
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 4936

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

Phil, That is an alternative. The fitting I use on the reservoir is a JIC hard line stainless steel connection fitting. This fitting will take a 37° flared copper pipe either 6mm or 1/4". Both work. I have the proper 37° flaring tool. I am pretty sure that a 45° flare could be used as the copper pip...
by Declan_Burns
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank
Replies: 37
Views: 4936

Re: Fitting a brake reservoir / header tank

I have since made Morris minor kits with 6mm copper pipe which I flare. The flare for the reservoir JIC fittings must be 37° and not 45°. The company you bought it from probably does not have a proper flaring tool.

Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: A+ engine oil pressure gauge fitting.
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: A+ engine oil pressure gauge fitting.

The thread in the block could be NPT-at least it is on the Midget 1275 engine. There is an NPT to BSP adapter available-Part no.: CAM6431 from Brown & Gammons
https://www.ukmgparts.com/product/mid-m ... et-cam6431
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather Oil Trap
Replies: 24
Views: 567

Re: Breather Oil Trap

Phil,
Have a read through this article, you will find it interesting. It is about the XPAG engine which has more or less the same scroll arrangement as the Morris. They strive for a concentric clearance of 0.002".
https://ttypes.org/crankshaft-rear-oil-seal/

Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: planet gears
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: planet gears

John,
Use a small drill bit in a battery drill and then drive the pin out.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Pinion setting gauge 18G191
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Pinion setting gauge 18G191

Gavin, The steps were to measure the nominal thickness of the carrier bearings which are actually metric. The step B was indeed for the MGA which uses 7208B bearings (which replaces the original R&M LJT40) and measure 80x40x18mm. The step A is for the 7207B which replaces the R&M 119LJ35 bearings wh...
by Declan_Burns
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear spring shackle.
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Rear spring shackle.

Good job Phil. Glad to see it done right!
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rubbish rubber.
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Rubbish rubber.

Most of the suspension rubbers were cracked on ours before it ever turned a wheel, roughly 2 years after they were fitted. I've seen this accross a variety of cars, I've replaced 30 year old parts with new ones which have only lasted a year or 2. Rubber on modern cars lasts OK it must be the qualit...
by Declan_Burns
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?
Replies: 67
Views: 1443

Re: Why is this rubbing the back of my wheel?

My stocks are very low. I will check with the factory tomorrow. As far as I know there are some kingpin seals over there but the fulcrum pin seals are definetly sold out. Perhaps I can convince my mate to do another production run.
Regards
Declan
by Declan_Burns
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller rear suspension conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Traveller rear suspension conversion

My mate wants to replace the 7 leaf springs on his traveller as he says they are shot and while he is at it to convert to telescopic dampers. He was looking at the ESM kit. Has anybody any experience with fitting this kit? Pros or cons? Any photos or recommendations? He will not be using it for trac...
by Declan_Burns
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Core Plugs and Oil Gallery plugs
Replies: 21
Views: 417

Re: Core Plugs and Oil Gallery plugs

Thanks Phil,
I will have to order another head gasket to do it.
Regards
Declan