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by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Silicone brake fluid

Could be small air bubble's in the system, but they would have to be small as the brakes don't pump up at all, also I can't slacken off the adjustment any more because they are at the lowest setting now.Yes there is a small plop of fluid, checked that when making sure the cap hole was clear, I must ...
by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Re: Silicone brake fluid

I did read some of the other comments on using silicone BMC, and I did say it was a standard system, (no servo) :wink:. I'm reluctant to change as I like the idea of rust free cylinder's etc...just seems like silicone expands more when things warm up.
by Rust bucket
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 12
Views: 2490

Silicone brake fluid

My car has just been put back on the road, standard system with all new pipe's and shoe's, wheel cylinder's and a good quality master cylinder. I've used silicone fluid with no problems, doesn't pump up, brakes are good and is not spongy. However when the brakes get warm / hot, all four drums start ...
by Rust bucket
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cheap alloy inlet tip
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Cheap alloy inlet tip

Yes I paid more for mine, tubing looks a little slimmer plus casting is better and has a maker's name.
by Rust bucket
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cheap alloy inlet tip
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Cheap alloy inlet tip

For those who are fitting an alloy inlet manifold to their cars, if you buy a cheapish copy like I did on line, a rather bulky thing compared with a good quality one, here are the problems you can have. Very hard to get at the inner nuts, bolt holes arnt in line and the fact that the flange is sligh...
by Rust bucket
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

More work involved locking up the engine to remove the pulley nut, since I have a damper pulley with late type Mini self adjusting cover fitted, I've measured 20mm round each way round the pulley, from the TDC mark the results are as follows...20mm before TDC .120 inlet, nothing on exhaust. 20mm aft...
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

Getting very technical now :o I have got radiator drained and out now so i'll whip the cover and check anyway.
by Rust bucket
Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

Just done as you said, turned it once and checked the gaps on #1 cylinder valves both closer to 1.55mm then 1.50 but they are identical. Turn over once again, almost the same result (must get some new imperial feelers) .85mm inlet and a tight .20mm exhaust, Can't believe I made such a silly mistake ...
by Rust bucket
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

Got #4 cylinder on the firing stroke (checked it four times) and at dead TDC I've have .85mm total gap on #1 inlet valve and .15mm total on exhaust?.
by Rust bucket
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

I think so yes but will look again tomorrow, i'm doing it right then checking the gap again on number one at TDC on the firing stroke :-? .
by Rust bucket
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

Standard cam fitted, missing something in your instructions I think.......I've set both #1 valves to 60 thou, (only got metric feelers) tuned the engine over to TDC on #1, #4 cylinder firing (both valves closed), I've got .10mm differance between the #1 valves, inlet at .150mm and exhaust at .140mm.
by Rust bucket
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

That's a great idea to check the cam timing, didn't want to take the timing cover off again, I could test the gauge on my VW Golf which should be 160-180psi on that. The head came off a complete engine, just checked the guides over quickly and fitted it,, the pistons in the running engine are dished...
by Rust bucket
Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

Made sure the two dot's were line up correct on assembly, this is the best I can get it running with the dizzy, my Gunson gauge falls to zero and never sticks above that so there's only the high compression question left.
At 200psi it sucks in more fuel I suppose, weaker needle?.
by Rust bucket
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

Yes, sorry forgot to say, it's a 12g202 standard Minor?. main problem is running rich, plugs are very black and sooty but it needs choke as normal.
by Rust bucket
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

Update engine problem, checked the valve gaps inlet and exhaust all 15 thou except one which was 16, and did a compression test ... 200psi on all cylinder's, a bit high?. Changed the carb back to standard 1/14 SU, Just bought an electronic 45D distributor fitted it today, problem fixed?......er no, ...
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sprite wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

Re: Sprite wheels

The wheels on the blue Minor are the same as my rear wheels, however I'm beginning to think I was actully sold A40 wheels on the front as they don't have those round hole's to adjust the brakes, if so would 155 tyres be safe as I don't have tube's fitted.
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sprite wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

Re: Sprite wheels

Thanks for the tip, got my eye on these, same diameter and identical centres as the front but one inch wider with 165x13 tyres, not banded just old.
by Rust bucket
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sprite wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 2280

Sprite wheels

I have got standard Sprite wheels on the front of my Minor and wider wheels but with the same rivits that hold the hubcaps on the rear, had a shock when I tried fitting the Minor hubcaps on :o too big........ Genuine Sprite caps are expensive, any one know of any other hubcaps that will fit, old min...
by Rust bucket
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

Thanks I'll do all that, I didn't know a Mini 998 head had smaller inlets either.
by Rust bucket
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Engine runs on etc

I believe after the rebore it's 1130cc, new plugs Denso W20EP-U and double checked the firing order, okay I will undo the jet more and see happens then check the valve gaps again, another thing I did notice there is a lot exhaust pressure from the tail pipe for such a small engine.