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by liammonty
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil seepage
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Oil seepage

A first step would be to determine whether the oil is clean, indicating it is from the gearbox, or dirtier, indicating it's from the engine. Pop a piece of white card underneath the leak to help with the sleuthing :D. Hopefully you haven't changed the engine oil recently :lol:
by liammonty
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: REPLACEMENT EXHAUST SYSTEM
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: REPLACEMENT EXHAUST SYSTEM

I'm not aware of any standard systems comprising 2 boxes - there have been both one and two piece standard bore, single box systems available over the years, though. Twin box systems tend to be the large bore ones. Phil mentions the 'parp' - if you fit a system with two boxes you'll definitely lose ...
by liammonty
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1098cc and Ford T9 Pairing
Replies: 29
Views: 681

Re: 1098cc and Ford T9 Pairing

Thanks for posting the clip. I'm sorry to say that that sounds very much like a grumbly bottom end to me - even at the beginning of the clip, it sounds bad. As already suggested, it would be worth fitting an oil pressure gauge to check the readings. If it gets worse under load, that's potentially in...
by liammonty
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1098cc and Ford T9 Pairing
Replies: 29
Views: 681

Re: 1098cc and Ford T9 Pairing

I agree with pgp101 here - you said the timing was definitely out before and the car was gutless, which sounds like the timing was potentially too retarded but it's not clear to me if it was making the same noise as it is now back then. Are you 100% confident it's been set right now? It sounds very ...
by liammonty
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Checking anti-freeze
Replies: 11
Views: 3322

Re: Checking anti-freeze

Does anyone use waterless coolant and if not why Surely you'd get more answers if you said 'and if so, why?'?! I just don't see the point, given the expense. No issues with cooling on any of the Minors I've ever owned, and no issues with corrosion or freezing either using the correct mix of standar...
by liammonty
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cars For Sale bit
Replies: 33
Views: 1089

Re: Cars For Sale bit

I can't argue with the popularity of the Facebook groups. My issue with them, though, is the absolutely VAST amount of absolute misinformation that is routinely posted by people who are either completely ignorant, or have attitude issues. Some of the 'facts' posted in answers to queries about quite ...
by liammonty
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Clutch replacement

Hi gents can you give me an idea of price for clutch replacement on the traveller.Was reading something about having to move the engine to do the job.Probably a bit cheaper as we are in the Welsh valleys but would like an idea including parts if possible as a job for the winer please Are you after ...
by liammonty
Mon May 24, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: series2 1955 rear door armrest
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: series2 1955 rear door armrest

Wow - fantastic job. They look pretty much like the originals did in my '54!
by liammonty
Wed May 19, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: series2 1955 rear door armrest
Replies: 32
Views: 762

Re: series2 1955 rear door armrest

The 4 Door doesn't have Arm Rests, only the 2 door, so your title 'rear door armrest' is a misnomer. Are you are referring to a 4 Door model, or are you just asking about arm rests in the rear of a 2 Dr? I'm sorry, but that is not true. The title of the post is not a misnomer :wink: . 4-door Series...
by liammonty
Tue May 18, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker cover
Replies: 17
Views: 454

Re: Rocker cover

Hi all.Changed to rocker gasket but now the screws will not catch to pull the cover on to the engine as the increased speed due to the gasket.Could I get away with just using gasket sealant and no gasket to close the gap as dont want to waste another gasket if I can help it As above - the gasket wo...
by liammonty
Tue May 18, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noice from clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: Noice from clutch

I am in the process( slow!) of getting my 1968 four door minor ready for the road. Drove it up and down the drive today to check the brakes and noticed that, when the clutch is not engaged and the car is in neural, there is a noice from area of the gearbox / clutch as if something is turning/ rubbi...
by liammonty
Tue May 18, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Insurance

irmscher wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 12:24 am
Always read the small print I found out I was not insured unless garaged at night :o
Crikey - sleeping every night in the garage seems a little much just to insure your car is insured! Where did you store the car while you were in the garage?!!
by liammonty
Thu May 13, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accident rate caused by Classics MOT exemption ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1148

Re: Accident rate caused by Classics MOT exemption ?

How about a Minor Hybrid? The best of both worlds 8) To me, a hybrid is the worst of both worlds, rather than the best. As far as I can see, hybrids create considerably more waste as well as generating more pollution overall, through additional weight, but their emissions are simply 'redistributed'...
by liammonty
Thu May 13, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ford discs-sticking caliper?
Replies: 66
Views: 1921

Re: Ford discs-sticking caliper?

Agree with the above - if you've not replaced the outer bearing race, then you've now got mismatched parts, some with wear and some without, and haven't replaced all of the component that you believed to be the cause of the noise...!
by liammonty
Tue May 11, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: piston dish
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: piston dish

I think that for a high compression engine (which it sounds as though yours is) that the dish is in the region of 7cc (that's the value given by David Vizard for Hepolite 20397 pistons in a 1098cc engine with 8.5:1 CR).
by liammonty
Sun May 09, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accident rate caused by Classics MOT exemption ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1148

Re: Accident rate caused by Classics MOT exemption ?

Hi, There are still old school mechanics / testers out there but the youngest are probably in their fourties by now. The younger ones only understand the modern plug & play cars, actual mechanical problem solving doesn't interest them, too much like hard work. :roll: So as the older ones retire we ...
by liammonty
Thu May 06, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 998cc Short Engine Build
Replies: 31
Views: 1276

Re: 998cc Short Engine Build

You'll be very happy with Adrian Dodd's RT cam - it's what I eventually replaced the SW5-07 with (I had terrible trouble with the cam drive gear on the Swiftune cam). I've been really happy with the AC Dodd RT. It's fitted to my 948 which is now 1030 (bored to 998 + 40 thou) together with a 295 head...
by liammonty
Wed May 05, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 998cc Short Engine Build
Replies: 31
Views: 1276

Re: 998cc Short Engine Build

I think that compression may be borderline - it will certainly be a case of using high octane fuel I reckon. I had a static CR of 10.3:1 with an SW5-07 cam (short duration) - I'm not sure exactly what dynamic ratio it gave - but it was too much and I ended up having to enlarge the combustion chamber...
by liammonty
Sat May 01, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Can I get rid of dark patches in Traveller Wood?
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Can I get rid of dark patches in Traveller Wood?

Oxalic acid works well. Make up a saturated solution and apply it to the sanded wood and allow it to dry for a few days. You can reapply if you need to. When it’s removed the darkness, wash it all off really well and then allow it to dry thoroughly (obviously!) before applying whatever finish you de...
by liammonty
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Heater Fresh Air Intake
Replies: 14
Views: 680

Re: Heater Fresh Air Intake

That was the standard set-up for several years as I recall - with a cable operated from the parcel shelf to open and shut a flap in the intake. Agreed. I've had a couple of cars with this set up, including my current 1962 948 4-door. It was standard equipment rather than a conversion kit per se , t...