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by Rust bucket
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cam wear
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Cam wear

Just a quick question about cam wear, i'm rebuilding my 1098 with rebore,crank change, chain and sprockets,oil pump,and followers, the cam i would like too reuse if i could but there is a little wear on the exhaust lobes, starting with the rear lobe they are 13.53 13.48 13.48 13.50in along with a bi...
by Rust bucket
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: petition (roadworthiness testing)
Replies: 1
Views: 822

petition (roadworthiness testing)

If anyone dosen't already know there is an online petition supported by Marta Andreasen of UKIP about the the proposed new laws from europe concerning modified parts, or useing non original parts on old cars. :evil:
by Rust bucket
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion bar
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: Torsion bar

Thanks for the tip, but Iv'e thought of maybe another way around it, if I undo the top link and reconect the bottom, then used some thick wire to bind the top link together tightend with pliers!, it's just a rolling shell so should be ok :-?
by Rust bucket
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion bar
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Torsion bar

Hi, I now need too reconect the bottom lower joint to the torsion bar after replacing the chassis leg, would be easy if the car was not on it's side bolted to a rollover jig, my question is can I tension it now some how so it can be reconected, or do I have too wait until the body is finished and up...
by Rust bucket
Sun May 06, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12g940 head
Replies: 2
Views: 633

12g940 head

Hi all, got myself a 12g940 head today from an 1974 Marina i'm told, somebody in the past has had the same idea about useing it on a small block engine because one of the exhaust valve seats has already been recest a little to far it looks to me. The distance between the head face and the valve is 1...
by Rust bucket
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Re: Bumpers

Ok, thanks for the feedback all, there are no bumper irons on the back anyway but I need a towbar so that will do for a bumper, one front iron is falling off, i'll weld it back on then make up a tubular bar from steel pipe to go beteen the two, I agree about the headlamp eyelids, naff.
by Rust bucket
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 1014

Bumpers

Hi all, I have got a set of wide steels for my car but when it's finished, I don't want to run around with a set of bumpers on it,..
looks too twee for me.

My question is do I have to fit them for the MOT?
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engines
Replies: 13
Views: 1468

Engines

1275 engines and Ford crossflow units are as we know are very sort after, Triumph 1500 engines are said too be heavy? so how about the Vauxhall Viva/ Chevette 1256 engine, should be good for 60-65 bhp with a little head work.
by Rust bucket
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

wheels

Hi all, I want to stay with 14 inch wheels on my 64 Minor,too me 13 inch don't look right, does anyone know if MGB Rostyle wheels will fit without clearance problems, thanks.
by Rust bucket
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake drums
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: Brake drums

I may be wrong but I thought Mini's had 8" drums of the front, if there is little improvment then it's not worth it but I was only thinking of putting Minifins on the front anyway because they are £60, if not more each.
by Rust bucket
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake drums
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Brake drums

Hi, when I get around to resoring the brakes on my 1964 car, I wish too keep the 8"drum setup with a servo, reading some of the comments about drums nobody I have seen has talked about fitting Minifin drums to their cars, can't they be modified?. Also must have banded steel wheels on the car as well...
by Rust bucket
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Power
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Power

Hi, I want to up the power of my standard 1098, the engine is in good condition and I was thinking of fitting a 12g940 head, bit bigger carb,better exhaust system and maybe cam change. Can anyone tell me of the possible increase in BHP this will bring, or would it be better with a standard Ford cros...
by Rust bucket
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welding
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Welding

Thanks for the advice, trouble is I had a Clark gas Mig in the past, could not get on with it at all, oh well I will try with the stitcher or buy good Mig of some sort.
by Rust bucket
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welding
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: Welding

Sorry , forgot to put location it's about mile from Oxford city centre.
by Rust bucket
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welding
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Welding

Hi, just bought a 64 minor which has got a lot of rot, however I would say half the panels that needed too be replaced have been, incuding inner rear wheel arches, rear end repaired including floor pans but these all need finishing. I have used a arc welder for years and just bought an accessory for...