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by jaekl
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear brake/backplate - order of re-assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: rear brake/backplate - order of re-assembly

Hook the rear spring to the shoes before offering them up to the back plate. The front spring can be placed in the upper shoe hole. Put the rear of the shoes into place with the front of the shoes collapsed together. Spread the front and hook the front spring. Now use leverage to insert the snail ad...
by jaekl
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Convertible with a tonneau - minor matters jan/feb 21
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Convertible with a tonneau - minor matters jan/feb 21

An owner in Oregon, USA has a tonneau on his 1960 convertible. It's been on since 1965 when his father installed in while in California. The attached photos are of a recent replacement that is a copy of the original. The only change is it now wraps down the back of the rear seat a bit rather than be...
by jaekl
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear spring eye bolt bushes.
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Rear spring eye bolt bushes.

Yes, the front mounting of rear spring has very little movement. The stock rubber bushings hold up fairly well and even the shackle ones survive better than the torsion eyebolt because it's easier to clamp them closer to the neutral (not twisted) position. Back to the front, I think you said the rub...
by jaekl
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear spring eye bolt bushes.
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Rear spring eye bolt bushes.

What ensures that the interface between the rubber and the eye of the spring does not rotate? Stock bushings are compressed so that the rubber is clamped to the inner and outer metal, which may increase the durometer of the rubber. The rubber flexes as the suspension moves. This changes when the bus...
by jaekl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: steering rack set up
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: steering rack set up

There is a score line on the end of the pinion. If it was assembled correctly, it will point up when the rack is centered, but it's not crucial. You only measured the length the rack extended on the passenger side. You need to do that also on the drivers side. Then half the average of the two to set...
by jaekl
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Fuel pump

The book says to unscrew 2/3 turn from point the points just throw over. I fine a full turn is more reliable running operation. This slack ensures that the diaphragm can move enough to ensure that the points open. We can't check if the points can close again before it hits the middle plate. That cou...
by jaekl
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Left Hand Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Left Hand Drive

I was a bit quick for trucks. The fourth character is a number. Mine is a 4 meaning export North America.
by jaekl
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Left Hand Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Left Hand Drive

The only difference is a "L" between the typical prefix code and the serial number on cars. Trucks don't have a similar indicator. IS there something else you are looking for?
by jaekl
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carpets & underlay
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Carpets & underlay

Yes ManyMinor that's want I have. Thanks for confirming that the
configuration is common.
by jaekl
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carpets & underlay
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Carpets & underlay

As I recall the parts books don't show the original carpet pattern that I have. It consists of narrow strip that goes across the floor and the seats are mounted through it. The perimeter and center pieces were glued in place (except for the rear tunnel) with the under felt place in between. The four...
by jaekl
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 226
Views: 15579

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The hinge point didn't move. It needs to be in line with the lower one. It's the spacing of the screw mounting that changed. The theory on why it was changed is because the old design was easily broken to gain entry.
by jaekl
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 33
Views: 1208

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

You probably should let the output discharge freely to complete the test. You must have had pressure in the hose to the carb and that stopped the pump. The pump runs until there is a 3psi or so pressure differential between inlet and outlet. Do it again with the discharge to an open container. The w...
by jaekl
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 33
Views: 1208

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

Mine would be fine until it warmed up a bit. Probably the first thing to do is disconnect the inlet and plug it with your finger. If it ticks it is either the diaphragm or the valves leaking. The bubbles in the output also points to a leaking diaphragm. Although the fuel could be vaporizing in the v...
by jaekl
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 33
Views: 1208

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

The Hardi pump could be the cause. I used one many years ago and had similar problems. Symptoms indicate a leaking diaphragm.
by jaekl
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ferodo fan belt number.
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Ferodo fan belt number.

Part way through Series III production, around 1960 a higher output dynamo was introduced. It has a smaller pulley to run at a higher RPM. Thus the belt is a little shorter. They higher output dynamo body has a step down in diameter and the older one has a straight cylindrical body.
by jaekl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiters
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Steering rack gaiters

I place a jack under the threaded end and take some weight of the car which now gives a solid base, so a wack on the steering arm pops it loose after a couple of hits.
by jaekl
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 226
Views: 15579

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

It's a very tough paint. It gives sandblasting quite the challenge. Not all removable panels have this base primer. Perhaps it was phased out over the production run.
by jaekl
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris minor half shafts
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Morris minor half shafts

There's a hole in the brake drum that is to be aligned with the screw so that the screw can be further tightened when the drum screws are tight .
by jaekl
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: petrol tank sealer
Replies: 24
Views: 976

Re: petrol tank sealer

Seems my memory only was off by the age of the posting and that it was the same post. Although I do remember someone did cut a tank open and that probably was older. Between the filler and sender hole one can remove and re-install the filter, but the tube must be loosened . https://www.morrisminorfo...
by jaekl
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: petrol tank sealer
Replies: 24
Views: 976

Re: petrol tank sealer

A couple years back on another forum someone took a tank apart and they discovered that the pick up tube is flared and slides in from the fuel line connection. Then someone else reported that the filter can be snagged through the filler hole and removed and re-installed. The details a a bit foggy so...