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by Rust bucket
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear door lip seal
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: Rear door lip seal

Brilliant, very frustrating when you don't know how to a simple job, many thanks.
by Rust bucket
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear door lip seal
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: Rear door lip seal

That's good news thanks, yes that's right the touch class type rubber seal, did you put the glass in first without the frame or with it, I suspect you mean with the frame, great stuff thanks. :P
by Rust bucket
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear door lip seal
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Rear door lip seal

I've fitted the new type lip seals on the front doors of my Minor, quite easy as the window will go down below the level of the door. However trying to fit the rear door lip seal is the opposite, I have taken the complete frame out and fitted a new felt seal on the inside and a lip seal on the outsi...
by Rust bucket
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bent fork
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Bent fork

Think I've made an assumption when I said it was bent, the 803 and 948 smooth case gearbox had an off centre fork looking at new one's on the B Motif site. It has been use on my car before with the 1098 gearbox by the former owner so I guess it's okay.
by Rust bucket
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bent fork
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Bent fork

Did a search for "bent clutch fork" , someone said they can't bend they would snap, well I've got a bent one it's 3/4 of an inch off centre line from the pivot point :-? . Would it be okay heat it and put it in a vice or play safe and find another, Merry Christmas all.
by Rust bucket
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Valve guides
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Valve guides

Okay I' ll have the exhaust seats cut by a local guy who has done work for me before, yes at leased two guides have lots of play at 1/4 open, thanks all for the info. :D
by Rust bucket
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Valve guides
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Valve guides

Started work on a good used standard 12G940 head for my 1098 engine, however the exhaust valves are not 8mm deep they are all around 7.50mm, would it take forever to grind that .50mm off the seats with just paste? also it needs a few new exhust valve guides as well, are they the same as 1098 minor o...
by Rust bucket
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tight chain
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Tight chain

No it's not bow tight, couldn't see any more wear on the small spocket than the bigger one, they are spot on I checked and double checked with a hacksaw blade, thanks for the reply.
by Rust bucket
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tight chain
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Tight chain

How much play should there be with a new simplex timing chain, just fitted one on good used gears and there is 1/4 play one side between the gears at most.
by Rust bucket
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Handbrake cable
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: Handbrake cable

It must be........thanks.
by Rust bucket
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Handbrake cable
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Handbrake cable

Anybody know the correct length of a saloon handbrake cable?, early this year I bought a new set for my wreck rebuild but they look too short, thinking I was sent the van type by mistake I ordered some more with other parts. Parcel arrived today but they are the same, outer cable is 30 inches long /...
by Rust bucket
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Copper pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Copper pipes

Okay thanks all, after a year or so I will replace the pipes at the rear which could be subject any movement. :D )
by Rust bucket
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Copper pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Copper pipes

Hi all, just looking at Brake master cylinder comments about if it's worth rebuilding them, then seeing copper brake pipes mentioned as possibily dangerous :o . I bought a copper brake pipe kit on line and it looks to be well made with neat flaring at the pipe endings and letters and numbers printed...
by Rust bucket
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4220

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Completed the instlation with all caps fitted and torqed down, I have found some used standard washer's so if it's not a grease problem I can fit them, thanks. :)
by Rust bucket
Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4220

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Clean and flat,........ :o , I wonder if it's a case of a little too much grease behind the washer's?, I'll try to ease them back as far as I can with something softer and squeeze any excess out.
by Rust bucket
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4220

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Okay thanks, this is my first complete engine rebuild so the bottom end is new territory for me :-? .
by Rust bucket
Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4220

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Well I did try and get one of the thinnest feeler's in the set down and no way so I was just guessing at .25, yes new standard set unless BM have sent the wrong one's and i've got the next size up, recept says standard thrust bearings.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4220

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

One book I have says 3 1/2 thou, at most it would be 1/4 thou.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 crank end float. etc!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4220

Re: 1098 crank end float. etc!!

Sorry to jump in on this conversation but i've just finished the bottom end of my engine rebuild fitting a reground crank and standard size thrust washers, crank turns fine but there is no end float on the crank, would this be okay?.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thefts at Cornbury Park
Replies: 44
Views: 6126

Re: Thefts at Cornbury Park

Sad to learn of the amount of thieving at Cornbury Park, I went on Sunday and got a few last minute bargains :D. I was also a keen carbooter a few years ago both seller and buyer,there is a particular event in Oxford that was known for the local tea leafs to vist more than most, the last time I went...