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by Chipper
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Maestro carb/manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Maestro carb/manifold

Monty-4 wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:03 pm
I have no idea but have one of these carbs and manifolds, plus years of dirt, sitting in my garage if you want pictures and details. I decided to go with likely inferior but prettier twin HS2s for my build. :lol:
I may be interested if kingsley isn't...
by Chipper
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Maestro carb/manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Maestro carb/manifold

I'm considering a HIF44 on a 1275 head for my 1098. I also have heard that the intake manifold is better for torque low down. Is it? Can these be adapted / converted to manual choke? Looks like there is also something going on with the vacuum? Are these Maestro carbs worth considering as an alterna...
by Chipper
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!
Replies: 14
Views: 728

Re: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!

Aye, there don't appear to be any coachlines on the sides yet, either.

Out of interest, were the tie-rods originally painted silver?
by Chipper
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!
Replies: 14
Views: 728

Re: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!

What a great outcome, and a terrific looking restoration - well done! :P Interestingly, I notice they retained the stainless steel window surrounds, so maybe they were fitted originally when first built...
by Chipper
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Current Full Respray Cost
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Current Full Respray Cost

It depends on which model of Minor you have; obviously, a Traveller or 4-door saloon would cost more to respray than a 2-door saloon. Also depends on whether you require the inside surfaces (dashboard, insides of doors, engine bay, etc. done). Assuming it's just the outside of a 2-door saloon, and d...
by Chipper
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)
Replies: 72
Views: 1892

Re: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)

Is it a SIP welder? They were reknowned for being a bit pants, particularly in regard to the wire feed roller design.

I have what is probably the same or similar model (with the push-button selectors), rescued from having been dumped, but I've never managed to get it to work properly either! :roll:
by Chipper
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: 1275 performance
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: 1275 performance

Yes, I still have it, and it may be for sale for a reasonable price... Whereabouts are you?
by Chipper
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: 1275 performance
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: 1275 performance

I fitted a Metro large valve unleaded head to my Traveller's 1275cc MG Midget engine a while ago, after the original head suffered valve guide wear and started burning oil (with lots of smoke on start-up). I immediately noticed an improvement in overall power and torque, not to mention the greatly r...
by Chipper
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1688

Re: Disc brakes

I have a 1970 Traveller with the Ford Sierra/Escort ventilated discs up front, and find them a great improvement over the original 8" drums (which I kept, in case I ever wish to revert to standard). The discs (with no servo) give excellent and easily modulated stopping power, with no fade and hardly...
by Chipper
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Must-have accessory!
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Another Must-have accessory!

https://tinyurl.com/y2fr87hs

A really useful item if you're a Minor owner! :roll:
by Chipper
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)
Replies: 72
Views: 1892

Re: Cross-member bolts. (and... Brake Master Cylinder)

I had a similar problem with a seized and partially loosened crossmember bolt on my 1970 Traveller, typically, the awkward to get to one underneath the MC, of course. :roll: I actually left it like that for some years, but in the end got sick of seeing it dangling about every time I looked under the...
by Chipper
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wheel identity
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: wheel identity

Yes, I was thinking they may be Weller steelies, with holes drilled. They appear similar to these:
https://www.gumtree.com/p/wheel-rims-ty ... 1372888477
by Chipper
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Top Gear Blooper!
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Another Top Gear Blooper!

'News' can take quite a while to reach us down these 'ere parts... :lol:
by Chipper
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 82
Views: 2253

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Sounds as though it may be running too lean, if you're having to use choke at this time of year. What colour are the spark plug tips, and have you carried out a compression test?
by Chipper
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 80
Views: 2424

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

All well and good, but it's worth checking that the vacuum advance diaphragm does actually turn the dizzy base-plate a few degrees when you suck on the end of the vacuum hose.
by Chipper
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 80
Views: 2424

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

Returning to the original issue, lack of power and knocking noise when going uphill... However, what is of concern is that the same power issue persists. As soon as I hit a hill there’s just no power and things get noisy. Any other suggestions? It sounds perhaps as if your engine is 'pinking' (pre-...
by Chipper
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 80
Views: 2424

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

MorrisJohn wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:00 pm
I’ve attached a photo of the valves in case it helps. I don’t know if anyone can comment on their condition from the photo? They look good to my inexperienced eyes.
The rocker assembly appears to me to be starved of oil, unless that is, you've cleaned them up prior to the photo?
by Chipper
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Distributor issue.
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Distributor issue.

I don't suppose you could fit the carbon brush the other way round?
by Chipper
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Maestro carb/manifold
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Maestro carb/manifold

I had a similar Maestro 1.3 carb/manifold fitted to my Traveller's 1275, and can confirm it went pretty well. The extra length intake pipes are apparently designed to give very good torque gains at low rpm.

It looks like it may have an automatic choke on the carb...