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by smithskids
Mon May 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable rear hub seals..Whaaaaat????
Replies: 42
Views: 5087

Re: Adjustable rear hub seals..Whaaaaat????

Rob, when I was at sea we only used to rough jobs out until we reached port. Even in a moderate sea the dial gauge used to move as the ship pitched and rolled!! All precision stuff was finished at anchor or alongside. :D
by smithskids
Mon May 29, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adjustable rear hub seals..Whaaaaat????
Replies: 42
Views: 5087

Re: Adjustable rear hub seals..Whaaaaat????

I have just fitted new hub bearings to my pickup. As it was a bank holiday weekend I had to get them from local bearing supplier in Hull so these should be OK. They were twice the price of my usual south coast supplier of Moggy bits. :( Timkin 6207. the only other numbers on the box were 01G 79 =AER...
by smithskids
Sun May 28, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tom Tom web site
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Re: Tom Tom web site

Thanks viewsonic1, I didn't realise the difference between "user name" and email address !! :D
by smithskids
Sat May 27, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tom Tom web site
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

Tom Tom web site

Any body know how to inform TomTom about a change of email address? I checked all the options and there are no means of asking a simple question. :cry:
by smithskids
Wed May 17, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Humber Bridge Drive In
Replies: 0
Views: 856

Humber Bridge Drive In

Friday 19th May, Humber Bridge car park 16.30 onwards. Always a few Moggies there plus all sorts of classics, American, Rally cars etc. very informal, organised by the EYTCC club. :D
by smithskids
Tue May 16, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Low oil pressure 803cc
Replies: 24
Views: 2374

Re: Low oil pressure 803cc

How about the oil pressure relief v/v? :o
by smithskids
Mon May 15, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch for 1275 engined Minor
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: clutch for 1275 engined Minor

New old stock B&B clutch cover assy with red springs (46082/22) fitted with plate 47624/84 fitted last week and problem gone!! Should be good for the Humber Bridge Drive in on Friday evening :D
by smithskids
Tue May 09, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breakdown Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Breakdown Cover

Yes, I was wondering about that because if its ok, the RAC can go jump. 8)
by smithskids
Sat May 06, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: town & country tyres
Replies: 23
Views: 7849

Re: town & country tyres

I still have 4 bags of tungston carbide tipped studs and a tool for putting them in somewhere!! 8)
by smithskids
Fri May 05, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch for 1275 engined Minor
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: clutch for 1275 engined Minor

Engine out to-day!
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The old center plate was bigger than the new type, also it isn't segmented therefor it had a greater surface area and was slipping. The new type hadn't a chance.
by smithskids
Thu May 04, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch for 1275 engined Minor
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: clutch for 1275 engined Minor

Thanks Phil, I managed to set them by bolting the clutch assy. to my lathe faceplate with spacers in. I was surprised at how little you had to adjust them to achieve equal setting. :)
by smithskids
Thu May 04, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch for 1275 engined Minor
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: clutch for 1275 engined Minor

Hi Phil, yes when I redrilled the flywheel I added the extra dowel. I am in the process of stripping an old clutch cover to measure the springs. According to B&B info sheet red springs should be 1 1/2" long and 195 lbs fully loaded. Clutch assy. 975 or 987 model 8A7. Part no. red springs 4446. Yello...
by smithskids
Wed May 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch for 1275 engined Minor
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: clutch for 1275 engined Minor

Yes Phil, it has 3 clutch cover dowels as against 2 for the 1098 flywheel. I even found the modified clutch control arm I made to get the clutch pedal free travel. I think I will give it a rest till next week as I am going up to a do at the North york moors railway in the MM sidevalve. At 79 it take...
by smithskids
Wed May 03, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch for 1275 engined Minor
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: clutch for 1275 engined Minor

Thanks folks I have a new radiator due to-day so I may as well whip the engine out and put the diaphram clutch in whilst I am at it and see. Pictures will follow when it is out. :)
by smithskids
Tue May 02, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch for 1275 engined Minor
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

Re: clutch for 1275 engined Minor

Hi Phil, it is an MG 1275 unit I built many years ago coupled to a standard 1098 gearbox. I redrilled the1098 flywheel for 6 bolts and I had a 6 red spring clutch cover fitted and it would start to slip at max torque if you floored it at 3500 rpm. as long as you accelerated moderately it was OK. The...
by smithskids
Mon May 01, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: clutch for 1275 engined Minor
Replies: 17
Views: 2244

clutch for 1275 engined Minor

What would be the best clutch set up for a 1275 engined minor please. I recently renewed my clutch with a south coast supplied one and noticed it had considerably less surface area than the original one I replaced. :)
by smithskids
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: Tuning

When you last filled up did you put the higher octane petrol in. I did a similar thing 2 weeks ago and had the same symptoms. Topped up withe the lower grade and it went back to normal. :)
by smithskids
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Boot hinges
Replies: 9
Views: 2457

Re: MM Boot hinges

As with most Morris parts they will have kept on using them up until the bins were empty!!
by smithskids
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Alta and MM porn?
Replies: 120
Views: 18559

Re: Alta porn?

Meehanite would be good, very fine grain cast iron with the machining properties of steel.
by smithskids
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 57 Saloon, rotten!
Replies: 203
Views: 22541

Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

Beautiful job all round, I fitted flashers under the bumpers on all my Morris minors as I was nearly run down by a lorry once, I sometimes even put my hand out to signal. :D