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by Chipper
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 14
Views: 245

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

A similar item is fitted to many 1980s BMWs and Mercedes (possibly other makes also), of a viscous fan coupling.
by Chipper
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 358

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I found the cable tie method to work well when I rebuilt one.
by Chipper
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

Yes, either that or Coca Cola (cheap stuff will do), which I gather contains similar acids, and effectively dissolves the rust/corrosion when left for a few days...
by Chipper
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

Yes, my Midget 12CE thick-flange block also has liners, and it has lasted well in the 62,000-odd miles since I rebuilt it.

I would suggest maybe you could get away with just replacing the corroded liner, and maybe lightly rebore/hone the others.
by Chipper
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine problems novice help!
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: engine problems novice help!

It would appear to be a positive earth car, assuming the original battery was photographed in the correct orientation. You could try running the engine by removing the top of the carb float chamber (three bolts), ensuring it is clean in there and pouring in sufficient fuel to keep it running for a s...
by Chipper
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WD 40
Replies: 29
Views: 708

Re: WD 40

I often use both WD40 and GT85 in my brother's bodyshop, for helping to release/aid the fitting of rusty fasteners, fittings, etc. I suspect it's mainly a psychological advantage it gives most of the time, but you do feel kind of 'dry' without using the stuff! I prefer the smell of WD40 to GT85 thou...
by Chipper
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: My old Morris minor
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: My old Morris minor

If you happen to know the latest V5C number (11 digits from the vehicle log book), you can find out the MOT Test Station(s) it's been at recently...
by Chipper
Sun May 31, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2823

Re: WOOD OIL

Strange. I presume you used it on fairly old wood? Maybe there was some trapped moisture in that reacted...
by Chipper
Sun May 31, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2158
Views: 334576

Re: Spotted today.

Just spotted this rather nice Traveller while doing a random Google maps search near 'Great Britain':
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8117083 ... 312!8i6656
by Chipper
Sat May 30, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2823

Re: WOOD OIL

Suzie wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 6:33 am
Hi I was told to put linseed oil on my morris wood, it's not good, the wood has gone really dark. I've read I can get this off with turpentine. Has anyone got any more (or better) ideas
Many thanks
Did you use plain linseed oil, or boiled linseed oil?
by Chipper
Sat May 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2823

Re: WOOD OIL

Trouble with yacht varnish is, it tends to only last a year or two before moisture gets in underneath and it all flakes off, or worse still, traps the damp next to the wood!

I've found Sikkens Microporous (Cetol) to work well and lasts a good few years.
by Chipper
Tue May 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern car chassis rust repair
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Modern car chassis rust repair

I would take a stiff wire brush to it, to remove the loose/flaky stuff, to get a better idea of the true state of it - it may well be fairly easily repaired in situ. To replace it (front subframe, by the looks of it), I suspect you'd also need to remove the engine, gearbox and driveshafts, which is ...
by Chipper
Sun May 24, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: water in oil
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: water in oil

Regarding the gearbox being stuck in reverse, first try rocking the car back in forth while an assistant works the gear lever into neutral. It may be a simple problem with a loose selector fork; remove the gearbox side cover (this can be done with it still in the car; even easier if you take the gea...
by Chipper
Sat May 16, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CJT 319C Saloon
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: CJT 319C Saloon

Yes, there's a photo of it in green here at a Minor rally, presumably circa 2004:
http://potteries.mmoc.org.uk/RallyPics/ ... 004_05.JPG
by Chipper
Sun May 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welded wings
Replies: 14
Views: 508

Re: welded wings

Yeoikes, scoob! :o I had similar damage to repair on a 1961 Convertible, which self-taught me a lot about fabrication and welding.
by Chipper
Mon May 04, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would go here?
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: What would go here?

What's that gaping gash next to the voltage regulator? :-?
by Chipper
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper link mounting
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Rear damper link mounting

I would imagine that a bolt and washer of suitable size and strength would be OK...

Alternatively, perhaps you could grind down a bit of the stub and weld a suitable bolt onto it, grinding the bolt head/weld so that it is of the same roundness/circumference as the stub.
by Chipper
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Ah, thanks for that, Phil. I'm glad some-one's on the case! :lol: Might give it a go sometime...
by Chipper
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Interesting stuff. Presumably, this could all be done by simply removing the timing chain and rotating the cam by one tooth in a particular direction, then re-assembling - with no need to remove the cam? From Phil's calculation above, it seems that you would be able to do it roughly, yes. Got to be...
by Chipper
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Interesting stuff. Presumably, this could all be done by simply removing the timing chain and rotating the cam by one tooth in a particular direction, then re-assembling - with no need to remove the cam?