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by jaekl
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: petrol tank sealer
Replies: 12
Views: 223

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: 12
Views: 223

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...
by jaekl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear Brake Cylinders
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Rear Brake Cylinders

The rear cylinders are a different beast. The reason they are considered non-rebuildable is due to the slot for the handbrake lever. There is no easy way to hone them. This is one of the reason why they are alloy, so that they don't rust but is also the reason why they freeze so easily. Mixing steel...
by jaekl
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake hose part numbers
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Brake hose part numbers

beware that the rear one may be different. Early in the Series III production the rear hose was changed to match the fronts. Prior to that all threads were BSF. This of course also changed the brass T on the axle to be a hybrid of BSF and UNF.
by jaekl
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

As a plumbing point. Teflon tape is not a sealant. It's a lubricant to allow the natural sealing properties of TAPERED threads to be tightened farther to ensure a tight seal and perhaps ease disassembly.
by jaekl
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox first motion shaft removal
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Gearbox first motion shaft removal

This is a case where the manual was not updated as the mechanical evolved. The offending cog was smaller on the smooth case due to different ratios and hence can exit through the case.
by jaekl
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hood blown back
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: hood blown back

If you put down the hood properly, the hood bag is essential to hold everything in place and is the only way to get an original sized bag to fit. The hood material is to be separated from the hood sticks and laid out on the boot. Then corners folded, all folded in half and then up over the hood stic...
by jaekl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 40
Views: 3244

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

So that's confirmation that the Series A engine is completely UNF (well except for the studs, UNC). We don't have to worry about coming across a BSP fitting over here, but I'm glad the threads will match what we have. I can see that brass and maybe even steel can accommodate the slight discrepancy i...
by jaekl
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting an oil gauge.
Replies: 40
Views: 3244

Re: Fitting an oil gauge.

Phil, what made you to change your mind? Someone referenced this post on another messageboard. Earlier this year I confirmed the sender and the gauge tubing adapter are 1/8 NPI, but this post had some strong opinions that it should be BSP. I also know that the original style senders have a Whitworth...
by jaekl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel Pump won’t stop
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Fuel Pump won’t stop

Important question, is it a very rapid pumping - lack of fuel or air leak, or is it slow pumping - actually moving fuel?
by jaekl
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Vin Plate

An early 59 would have the larger rectangular VIN plate with a smaller oval one above it.
by jaekl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front w/screen fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: front w/screen fitting

The old style stainless trim is inserted prior to installation. It's the later style where the trim is inserted after installation. The newer seal is much more forgiving and makes installation easier.
by jaekl
Sat May 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ethanol
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: ethanol

I can see the point of filling the tank with a sealed fuel system, but what about one where the cap is vented as ours is?
by jaekl
Fri May 29, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1952 Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: 1952 Convertible

We've connected on the other forum.
by jaekl
Wed May 27, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1952 Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: 1952 Convertible

Hershey is in my extended back yard. Where are you located if you need some assistance?
by jaekl
Sun May 24, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?
Replies: 30
Views: 731

Re: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?

Thanks, that's an easy bleed. You'll need new tires, there's not tread left.
by jaekl
Sun May 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?
Replies: 30
Views: 731

Re: 1.5 Wolseley Back Axle?

Philthehill, how is the Wolseley cylinder bled? Years ago I mounted later Midget rear brakes and also swapped the sides and mounted the cylinder on the bottom. This put the bleeder at the bottom. Some how I managed to bleed the cylinders. Recently I flipped the cylinders over which required filling ...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

My experience was with aftermarket units from the Sixties. Advances must have been made. I suspect the existing wire is cut rather than just tapped. The hazard switch is "inserted" into the wires to the indicators with normal operations simply passing through the switch. Once activated the normal ci...
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Also there can be a problem with the brake lights if your Minor uses the same lamp filament for the brake lights and the turn signals. You'll also have to move the brake circuit over to the non-ignition fuse. This would not apply to the home market or later Minors.
by jaekl
Fri May 22, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

Yes, when the four way flasher sends power to the lights it also powers up the ignition by going through the fuse the other way. The engine will run, shut down, and then run again with each flash. If you move the turn signal circuit to the other fuse or a new fuse, it'll solve one problem but you'll...