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by Chipper
Tue May 26, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern car chassis rust repair
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Modern car chassis rust repair

I would take a stiff wire brush to it, to remove the loose/flaky stuff, to get a better idea of the true state of it - it may well be fairly easily repaired in situ. To replace it (front subframe, by the looks of it), I suspect you'd also need to remove the engine, gearbox and driveshafts, which is ...
by Chipper
Sun May 24, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: water in oil
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: water in oil

Regarding the gearbox being stuck in reverse, first try rocking the car back in forth while an assistant works the gear lever into neutral. It may be a simple problem with a loose selector fork; remove the gearbox side cover (this can be done with it still in the car; even easier if you take the gea...
by Chipper
Sat May 16, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CJT 319C Saloon
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: CJT 319C Saloon

Yes, there's a photo of it in green here at a Minor rally, presumably circa 2004:
http://potteries.mmoc.org.uk/RallyPics/ ... 004_05.JPG
by Chipper
Sun May 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welded wings
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: welded wings

Yeoikes, scoob! :o I had similar damage to repair on a 1961 Convertible, which self-taught me a lot about fabrication and welding.
by Chipper
Mon May 04, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would go here?
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: What would go here?

What's that gaping gash next to the voltage regulator? :-?
by Chipper
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper link mounting
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Rear damper link mounting

I would imagine that a bolt and washer of suitable size and strength would be OK...

Alternatively, perhaps you could grind down a bit of the stub and weld a suitable bolt onto it, grinding the bolt head/weld so that it is of the same roundness/circumference as the stub.
by Chipper
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Van wheels
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Van wheels

Thanks for that Chipper. I have just ordered a couple of 4.5j wheels (without tyres) from ESM. As you say, I don't want the tyres to be balloon like in appearance. Would the 165/70R14 look OK in this respect? Because it would be a toss up between those and the 155/14s. Would I be right in assuming ...
by Chipper
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Van wheels
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: Van wheels

I think back in the day, when the Post Office and the like were using the vans from new, they were shod with 145 and 155-width tyres, however, 165/70R14 radials can be fitted which seem to suit the car quite well. Any wider, and you end up with heavy steering and an overly 'balloon' look to the side...
by Chipper
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Ah, thanks for that, Phil. I'm glad some-one's on the case! :lol: Might give it a go sometime...
by Chipper
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Interesting stuff. Presumably, this could all be done by simply removing the timing chain and rotating the cam by one tooth in a particular direction, then re-assembling - with no need to remove the cam? From Phil's calculation above, it seems that you would be able to do it roughly, yes. Got to be...
by Chipper
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Interesting stuff. Presumably, this could all be done by simply removing the timing chain and rotating the cam by one tooth in a particular direction, then re-assembling - with no need to remove the cam?
by Chipper
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Interesting, I'll check it out - thanks. :)
by Chipper
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Have you tried this, and would you advise it? I have a 1275cc MG Midget engine, which as far as I know has the stock internals.
by Chipper
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Thanks for the info, Phil. Certainly sounds like they hit upon a good use of various BL parts bin components...

How does one actually advance the camshaft timing, without it having a Vernier adjustment like some aftermarket setups?
by Chipper
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Innocenti/De Tomaso 1275 Engine specs.

Does anyone happen to know how they managed to get around 75 bhp from the De Tomaso Innocenti Mini 120's 1275cc A-series engine? I gather they had an SU HS6 carb fitted, for starters, and perhaps it was based on the Cooper 'S', judging by the 11-stud cylinder head... I found these extracts from onli...
by Chipper
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 90
Views: 5026

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

I'm assuming the LEDs are on the LHS, since these seem brighter, in which case, they certainly appear to be quite an improvement. Do you also have parking sensors on the rear bumper?
by Chipper
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colour code
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Colour code

Quite possibly, particularly if the customer was military/police/RAF/fire brigade/post office, etc.
by Chipper
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colour code
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Colour code

Cherokee red trim with red carpets, according to this list:
http://potteries.mmoc.org.uk/Identify.htm
by Chipper
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sally's NMP plate
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: Sally's NMP plate

I for one, am quite glad mine wasn't refitted following replacement of the tie panel (along with nearside chassis leg), because they tend to trap moisture underneath and cause a rust spot.
by Chipper
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine value seal
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Engine value seal

I think you mean the valve stem oil seals, in which case, yes, you can remove the spark plugs and insert a length (say, a foot or so) of thin rope into the engine cylinder via the spark plug hole, and turn the engine on the crank handle until the piston is near the top, whereupon the rope should squ...