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by twincamman
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pinstripe and lettering looks fab! (Series II)
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Pinstripe and lettering looks fab! (Series II)

That looks really good. Wish I could pinstripe
by twincamman
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: TR7 rear Axle
Replies: 21
Views: 519

Re: TR7 rear Axle

Twincamman is this the type of gearbox you're referring to? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-4-speed-gearbox-Cortina-Escort-Capri/254614470538?hash=item3b48347f8a:g:NzQAAOSw0~de1TmS On the same theme, is the Midget/sprite gearbox any stronger than the Minor box? That looks like a Mk1/Mk Escort 1100/...
by twincamman
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: TR7 rear Axle
Replies: 21
Views: 519

Re: TR7 rear Axle

That's very interesting, I would really have no need for a 5 speed box so the more cost effective 4 speed makes perfect sense. Thanks for the information, as I stated in my original post its very early days in my particular build but I can see how the car is shaping up already. Regards Dermot. Migh...
by twincamman
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: TR7 rear Axle
Replies: 21
Views: 519

Re: TR7 rear Axle

The 4-speed TR7 uses the Dolomite/Marina axle (though the width may be different). The 5-speed TR7 uses a different axle, which is a 4-stud version of the SD1 axle. This will take V8 power, and not just Rover V8 either. The downside is that the diff is not a 'banjo' type like the Minor, Marina and E...
by twincamman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 4.875 Diff and 4.55 Diff for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: 4.875 Diff and 4.55 Diff for sale

I think the late A30s had this 4.875:1 ratio, it changed from a 5.125:1 at some point
by twincamman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advantages or otherwise of changing / uprating the diff
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Advantages or otherwise of changing / uprating the diff

It would probably be an improvement on an 803, and it would be useful if you wanted to drive a 1098 up the side of Ben Nevis. Other than that try to sell it to a Spridget owner who does sprints/hillclimbs. It is of limited use as an upgrade to a Minor.
by twincamman
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Conversation piece
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Conversation piece

:D Having owned an Austin 7 in the past and being very aware of its limitations (A Morris Minor 1000 was a revelation after that!) I think the chassis would require quite a bit of modification before putting 100bhp through it :wink: :lol: The chassis would probably be OK if you box it, but I wouldn...
by twincamman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Automatic choke/twin choke
Replies: 17
Views: 996

Re: Automatic choke/twin choke

I think they changed from the 'ratchet' type to the 'twist to lock' type when they dropped the pull-start.
by twincamman
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedo vs Diff query
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Speedo vs Diff query

If you compare the tpm figure with the 1408 tpm speedo fitted to most 1098 Minors it'll be about 6% slow. So at 70mph, the speedo will be showing about 66mph. How the new wheels will affect this depends on the tyre diameter. If you go for 175/65 x 14 or 185/60 x 14 tyres, they will partially cancel ...
by twincamman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The original Blaketon has died
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: The original Blaketon has died

He was married to Blue Peter's Lesley Judd at one point.
by twincamman
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear heated window (Traveller)
Replies: 25
Views: 6136

Re: Rear heated window (Traveller)

by twincamman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 5803

Re: Bojo the Cloan

One interesting thing that's come out of this is the old 'we have an unwritten constitution' chestnut. If it's not written it doesn't exist just like my unwritten homework or referring to an unwritten dictionary. This puts power with the small number of people who get to interpret this invisible to...
by twincamman
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 5803

Re: Bojo the Cloan

The best analogy I heard about the whole debacle was this:-

The Government asked the country if it fancied a night out. 52% said yes without knowing the destination.
by twincamman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 116
Views: 9590

Re: Currently drinking.....

I can strongly recommend Derail Ale.

I'm a big fan of St Austell's Proper Job, one of the best IPAs out there.
by twincamman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New engine blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: New engine blocks

The short length of the 'A' series compared to other engines of its era, coupled with a pretty stout crank by small car standards will make it less prone to crank whip than most three bearing engines. If you wanted to go extreme in the hp stakes (say 150+ bhp) then you'd probably be better off inves...
by twincamman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chrome wheel rings
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Chrome wheel rings

by twincamman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.

How about using a timer relay. It works off a momentary switch and switches the HRW off after 10 mins.

https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/ ... tegory/210
by twincamman
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?

Edward1949 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:05 am
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mi-tests ... gon/#mmGal

…. earlier than Bullitt, but this 1954 road test is very positive.
I can't remember the last time I needed to haul an embalmed Chinaman and a stiff bull elk to a fireman's clambake.
by twincamman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage stabiliser/temperature gauge problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Voltage stabiliser/temperature gauge problem

Or you can get one specifically for Smiths gauges:-
https://www.europaspares.com/interior-p ... liser.html
by twincamman
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything that worried us re new Mot
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: Everything that worried us re new Mot

This has always been the case. There has always been an onus on the motorist to maintain their vehicle in a roadworthy condition, regardless of MOT. Ask yourself this:- If your car has a valid MOT, would you happily drive it with no lights or bald tyres and expect the Police to let you get away with...