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by Rust bucket
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine runs on etc
Replies: 34
Views: 4460

Engine runs on etc

I think it's time to call for advice :-? I've got my rebuild engine running now with HS4 SU carb, AAA needle in and twelve flats out adjustment on the jet as recommended. Engine has a Mini timing cover with damper pulley, cylinder head could be off a 998 Mini A plus engine as it's red , high C/R ?. ...
by Rust bucket
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: window frame
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: window frame

I've got clearance now just not quite enough at the very top, I don't want to strip the door again :( but if I have to I will.
by Rust bucket
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: window frame
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: window frame

Okay , couldn't think of anything else to do myself, thank you all :D .
by Rust bucket
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: window frame
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

window frame

I have seen the post with the front door problem with uneven gap, solved by ajusting the window frame, I've got exactly the same trouble with my four door car, enough space for a new door seal until it comes to the window frame area.
Can I ajust my four door car the same way.
by Rust bucket
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gap around top of door
Replies: 13
Views: 3014

Re: Gap around top of door

Sorry to jump into this conversation but I've got the same problem but with my four door Minor, half inch gap around (no seal) until the window frame starts and then tapers off to nothing, undone the three bolts at the end but still ridged.
by Rust bucket
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water not circulating
Replies: 15
Views: 3175

Re: Water not circulating

I always ran the engine with the cap off, bubbles were reluctant to come out without a little squeezing of the bottom hose, it's a new radiator and so I'm assuming it can't be blocked. If it's still the same after finishing the filler pipe on the top hose I will change too a better pump as suggested.
by Rust bucket
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water not circulating
Replies: 15
Views: 3175

Re: Water not circulating

Yes I did call it a expansion tank and I think the correct name is header tank, this is from a Ford Fiesta and the little yellow plug I believe is a high pressure blow off valve. Job's done today........ fitted an 8mm copper tube to the top hose and changed the other fitting comming from the tank to...
by Rust bucket
Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water not circulating
Replies: 15
Views: 3175

Re: Water not circulating

Yes your right heater / bottom hose,I guess I wasn't thinking just thought it would easier to plumb it in there, the only pressure cap is on the expansion thank, first photo.
by Rust bucket
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water not circulating
Replies: 15
Views: 3175

Re: Water not circulating

Tanks for the idea of using a Marina thermo top and hi flow pump.
by Rust bucket
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Water not circulating
Replies: 15
Views: 3175

Water not circulating

The original Minor radiator which came with my car was beyond repair, got a brand new Escort rad for a snip at £20, so preceded to fit that along with an expansion tank and made up fittings (difficult :x ). However the water is refusing to circulate, stays in the head and will boil if I let it, thin...
by Rust bucket
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Toe in problem
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Toe in problem

Okay thanks I'll have another go at it.
by Rust bucket
Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Toe in problem
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Toe in problem

At the moment I've got toe out with the track rod ends showing ten threads each suggesting the steering arms are a bit to short.
by Rust bucket
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Toe in problem
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Toe in problem

Bought a recondition steering rack a couple of years ago but as my car has taken so long to repair I've only just got to the stage of setting the toe in, my problem is I can't reduce the toe in to the 2.5mm specified, best is about 10+mm difference!. my car has got spacers on the eye bolts (two 1/8 ...
by Rust bucket
Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU HS4
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: SU HS4

Okay, thanks very much for that.
by Rust bucket
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU HS4
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: SU HS4

This is a new old stock carb I got of ebay some time ago, has a ADE needle which I'm going too attempt to wittle down to the profile of an AAA / AAU, could the carb be part of twin carb set?.[frame]Image[/frame]
by Rust bucket
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU HS4
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: SU HS4

Manifold is a water heated alloy copy of something, only I wasn't going to connect up the manifold, carb has a tiny pipe for distributor as well as this other pipe, I'll see if I can get a picture up.
by Rust bucket
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU HS4
Replies: 6
Views: 955

SU HS4

Soon I will be connecting up the SU HS4 on my car, I think the top one on the float bowl is fuel in?, and the other a vent?, also do I block off the other one which is at forty five degrees or connect to something.
by Rust bucket
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever assembly
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Gearlever assembly

:oops: With the aid of an inspection lamp I can see that what I thought was solid steel turns out too be the old nylon cup pressed down below the edge of the rod, no wonder it selected Okay when assembled and didn't want any more springs and cups! .. :roll: :D
by Rust bucket
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever assembly
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Gearlever assembly

Doesn't push on, not deep or wide enough for that, fits on the end but the o ring is exposed.
by Rust bucket
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearlever assembly
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Gearlever assembly

No, there is just a steel cup connected to what I would call a selector rod.