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by Rust bucket
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1388

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: 1388

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: 1388

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: 1388

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: 1388

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: 1388

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: 1455

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: 1892

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: 1892

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: 1338

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: 1338

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: 1695

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: 1695

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: 1392

Re: Unknown wheels

Yes you are right, I believe now these are early Sprite wheels, thanks.
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unknown wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Re: Unknown wheels

Still trying to get the picture up, not Marina as they go over the studs fine. All I can add to the description is they have three buttons which are riveted on to the wheel for hub cap retention.
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Unknown wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Unknown wheels

These are 13 inch wide wheels I have on the front of my car, my problem is "what are they" I would like hub caps fitted but standard minor hub caps don't fit. Could be early Midget / Sprite / Hillman Imp / Vauxhall ?.... any ideas anyone.
Sorry, having trouble uploading picture
by Rust bucket
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 12
Views: 2579

Re: Silicone brake fluid

Well I didn't know that just assumed it was silicone, better perceiver with what I've got then, thanks.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 12
Views: 2579

Re: Silicone brake fluid

Okay, is synthetic fluid not silicone based fluid then, have I been using standard Dot 4 all along, dosen't smell or feel like the brake fluid of year's ago.
by Rust bucket
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 12
Views: 2579

Re: Silicone brake fluid

Another problem with my Minor brakes now, cured the binding and adjustment troubles... now not having used the car for a few weeks the peddle almost went to the floor, :-? did pump up a bit so bled it all again starting with the longest brake pipe, I did hear air bubbling out a little into the jar v...
by Rust bucket
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet modification
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

Bonnet modification

When near completion of my car and fitting the bonnet I thought I couldn't put up with the bonnet that low causing for me back ache in no time, so here is my mod too raise it from around 32" at the catch to 36". Don't forget use a split pin after the wing nut on the other side to stop it all falling...