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by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Update on my brake problems, I checked the clearance at the master and it's set with a gap so the piston is fully back. Vacuume pump has arrived and used I've used it, very good tool but still the same. Draws about a teaspoon full of fluid and that's it. The master is only four years with around 4,0...
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Found a hand held vacuum pump on *bay for much less than an Ezibleed, was suggested before by a member which looks easy to use and cleaner.
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Good point, I did quickly read the gunson instructions on line and didn't see any mention of holding the peddle down on some cars. I'll try again, thanks.
by Rust bucket
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

Just tried another mod before I buy a Ezibleed, connected a pipe from the front tyre valve with the pressure let out to around 20lb psi. modified filller cap the other end....nothing, fluid doesn't move on either of the front bleed nipples.
by Rust bucket
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 1420

Useing an Ezibleed

Just upgraded the brakes on my car to Wolseley 9" using Minor cylinders and having trouble again getting it to pump the brake fluid, it's a good Lockheed master which is only 3 years old. I had a lot of trouble bleeding the 8" before and now is fitted with a remote reservoir. So my question is pleas...
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Brake conversion

Hope i'm not going on too much about this subject but are Marina hubs and Midget hubs the same depth, ie measured from the front face to rear where they bolt to the disc.
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Brake conversion

Someone here selling Wolseley brake set: https://www.morrisminorowners.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12893 Thanks for the tip but I haven't been on this site for a long time, forgotten the user name and when I type in my email twice which hasn't changed, just say's dosen't recognise it. Go to register ...
by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Brake conversion

Safety first I wouldn't forse any fixings, yes they are all imperial. Some early Midget disc sizes are 7.5" I believe, the new pair I've just bought cheap are are 8.4" diameter. Marina disc's are 9", so it's the extra leverage of .6" combined with a bit better caliper which makes it superior to the ...
by Rust bucket
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Brake conversion

I put Wolseley's on my traveller - dead easy, brilliant brakes with the added bonus that the back plate stops the king pin dropping off if it fails! Haha! As you say, rare as hen's teeth but I know that Richard at Minorparts of Oxford was advertising a set at a very reasonable price the other day. ...
by Rust bucket
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Brake conversion

Thanks Phil. So could I use a bit of mixed bag, IE: Midget hubs and 8.4 discs with a good used Marina / Midget caliper and a new Grumpy bracket from ESM. Just trying to get the best stopping power and value using a mix of used and new parts. I have a remote servo in store, so if it's needed, so be it.
by Rust bucket
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Re: Brake conversion

If I did go for this mod I was thinking Ford caliper, Fiesta or Ka etc.. yes I could make up a bracket but would sooner buy some, would the bracket be the same the J type I doubt. If making some I guess with adjustmenst to the caliper bolt holes would be needed, the Ford calipers look to be cheaper ...
by Rust bucket
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

Brake conversion

Almost given up on looking for Wolseley 1500 front brakes, did buy a new pair of Midget 8.4 solid discs which were being sold off cheap, just in case I went for a disc brake setup instead. Would Midget discs be almost the same as Marina apart front the pcd, solid type Marina caliper bracket also loo...
by Rust bucket
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Fine fresh air filter
Replies: 0
Views: 1720

Fine fresh air filter

Keep out that smelly diesel smoke from cars in front with this mod, works well and being an air filter dosen't cut the air flow from the fan blower. don't forget to block the hole at the end with piece of glued card.
by Rust bucket
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 2872

Re: Axle drain plug

Thanks for that, good idea to fit a magnet I've got one on the engine sump plug, no it's not from the diff seal. Not sure what you mean by tapered thread, is there no metal lip that stops the plug going right in which is what I was thinking. If so then I guess that the plug is wider at the socket en...
by Rust bucket
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Axle drain plug
Replies: 28
Views: 2872

Axle drain plug

Tried two or three times to stop the leak from the axle drain plug, used ptf tape and Holmar sealer still leaks. Can anyone tell me the thread size please, I thought of using a bolt with a copper or fibre washer.
by Rust bucket
Sun May 13, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine runs backward
Replies: 16
Views: 1640

Re: engine runs backward

One thing has stayed the same all along is the fitment of an electronic distributor, timing has been adjusted but still believe that's the main problem. I may go back to points and see what happens.
by Rust bucket
Sun May 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine runs backward
Replies: 16
Views: 1640

engine runs backward

Checked the web and some folk say it's impossible for an engine to run backwards, well I have a running on problem with my engine when the ignition is turned off. Only does it when it's normal or above temperature, tried everything........still does it. As i leave the car in reverse gear when parked...
by Rust bucket
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS2 or HS4 carb
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

Re: HS2 or HS4 carb

H6 needle arrived yesterday for my car with the 12g940 head fitted, not had a run out in it yet as it's being painted but started well and best of all ran smoothly, so looks like the carburetion is about right now :D many thanks.
by Rust bucket
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: HS2 or HS4 carb
Replies: 10
Views: 2067

HS2 or HS4 carb

Just fitted a 12g940 head to my 1098 engine with alloy inlet and standard exhaust manifold using a HS2 carb. Can't get the carb adjustment right by fiddling with the bottom nut, idle not constant and no extra power at the moment, what needle would you recommend?
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unknown wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: Unknown wheels

Yes you are right, I believe now these are early Sprite wheels, thanks.