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by MikeNash
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948 minor vs 948 Healy sprite engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: 948 minor vs 948 Healy sprite engine

Following on from Phil's advice, I strongly urge you to look at http://www.1978mgmidget.com/manuals_and_booklets.html
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2168
Views: 346488

Re: Spotted today.

Eh??? Wot??? Sorry to have wound you up, Jagnutt. Having spent my working life on weapons & targets, gaming future wars and for a spell crawling around inside dead Iraqi tanks measuring the damage when the crew was in the ashes on the floor, I'm on your side regarding patriotism! My point re the reg...
by MikeNash
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil pressure check
Replies: 19
Views: 3064

Re: Oil pressure check

Nickol, Not sure if it's there in the 1098 but generally the role of such strainers is to protect the pump from relatively large pieces that may arise from within the engine itself such as bits off split pins, nuts off bolts, broken bits of piston ring, etc which would turn a declining engine into a...
by MikeNash
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil pressure check
Replies: 19
Views: 3064

Re: Oil pressure check

Andy, Just downloaded and printed the "Morris Minor Workshop Manual" from the web (thank you Mr Islip Minor! - look for the "fishy" address) and at Section AA.4, page legend "Morris Minor. Issue 3. 54936" it says that for the Series II engine "Under normal running conditions the oil pressure should ...
by MikeNash
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2168
Views: 346488

Re: Spotted today.

Saw couple of days ago a silver euro box in Andover with the registration of 617 DAM. I feel that's a bit in bad taste - am I alone?
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Standard 1098 camshaft variable timing settings
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Standard 1098 camshaft variable timing settings

Well Phil, it worked for me just now! However, the link took me into the centre of the thread and you need to scroll upward to get to the important bits. Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Standard 1098 camshaft variable timing settings
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Standard 1098 camshaft variable timing settings

Mr Merlin, May I suggest you read this old thread https://www.mmoc.org.uk/MessageBoard/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=37425&p=573883&hilit=valve+timing#p573883 wherein I measured valve timings on a couple of 1098 engines? You'll see that regardless of the timings and lifts declared by BMC what you actually get...
by MikeNash
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Anti Roll Bar Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3058

Re: Anti Roll Bar Questions

What's wrong with a bit of roll? No Mog rolls like the Renault 4L we once had, and it was enjoyable once you understood it. A couple of weeks ago down the Rhone there was a bit of a 2CV "doo" in one of the towns and I saw several deux-chevals being driven energetically around the roundabouts. Looked...
by MikeNash
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2168
Views: 346488

Re: Spotted today.

This evening at 8.55 p.m. as I went to lock the church, I saw a nice pale blue convertible (AAM121B, I think) come down Hurstbourne Hill driven by a young man with a beard, and as he passed the "George & Dragon" I stood to attention and saluted and got a wave in return. He must be well north of Newb...
by MikeNash
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: wierd brakes
Replies: 10
Views: 2256

Re: wierd brakes

Dear Surfer, A couple of thoughts. Re brake linings, if you look up your copy of "Morris Minor 1000 Owner's Workshop Manual" by J H Haynes (published in 1971) you'll see that on page 117 the brake lining material for the 1098 engined car (8 inch drum?) is specified as Ferodo AM8 and for the 948 engi...
by MikeNash
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stopping the shakes
Replies: 17
Views: 3725

Re: Stopping the shakes

Thanks for that Louise. MikeN.
by MikeNash
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: Engine mounts

I worried about this too, Don, but I found it straight forward. (I checked with PTH first; I expect he'll be along shortly.) I've a cheap pillar drill and using the slowest speed it went smoothly through just withdrawing the drill frequently to keep it clean. I think that if a mount is held securely...
by MikeNash
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What mig wire to use,what wire to get ,difrent makes ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3385

Re: What mig wire to use,what wire to get ,difrent makes ?

Dear Mr Den, See http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/tutorial.htm It may help you. At the moment I'm using gasless wire on my ancient Clarke Pro-90 with success -well it's no worse than my gas welding which is serviceable but isn't the best looking. I'm using some stuff I bought at Halford's (SIP, I think)...
by MikeNash
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Aldi type places.
Replies: 104
Views: 12718

Re: Aldi type places.

You surprise me, Steve. When I go for tools I'm rarely interested in the arrangements, lights or décor. The tool quality, price and support is what I want to know, and to date, the air compressors, air and electric tools I've bought from both Lidl and Aldi have worked well with no need to try out th...
by MikeNash
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in engine mounts.
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Drilling holes in engine mounts.

Sorry, that link doesn't look too good to me. Go to the "Mechanical" area and find "Engine mounts" for today's date the 1st of June. I'm fairly sure I used a 6mm drill.
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling holes in engine mounts.
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Drilling holes in engine mounts.

Dear Calf,
If you nip over to https://www.mmoc.org.uk/MessageBoard/vi ... =4&t=61183 you'll have your answer (and yes it works!)
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine mounts
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: Engine mounts

Just to wrap this up, I've found the drilling of the rubbers completely successful in eliminating the engine vibration. Sorry to have taken so long in replying, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Wed May 24, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Inverter weldering and welder
Replies: 18
Views: 5627

Re: Inverter weldering and welder

Monty -4,
At the moment if you're wanting to weld material of car thicknesses I'd say go for the Mig. But I'm not sure how thin a material I can weld on this inverter. In a couple of weeks I hope to have time to report on it.
Regards, MikeN.
by MikeNash
Sun May 21, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox oil - your suggestions please
Replies: 23
Views: 4574

Re: Gearbox oil - your suggestions please

Liammonty, The arrival cheap and decent instrumentation lets us all get proper measurements, allowing us all "to have a go". My Maplin remote IR thermometer cost about £15-18 but I see the same is now available on the Bay of E for only £10 or less (inc p&p!). At the moment I'm collecting temps aroun...
by MikeNash
Sun May 21, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Inverter weldering and welder
Replies: 18
Views: 5627

Re: Inverter weldering and welder

A short update. I've used it to weld some thin "bedframe" type steel angle (for gardening purposes) that are about 2mm thick using E6013 rods of 1.6mm diameter with 40amps dialled in on the machine. Compared with my old transformer arc welder it strikes an arc very quickly, performs very well and do...