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by Chipper
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Series MM hubs on a 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Series MM hubs on a 1000

I gather that the series MM had hubs with a PCD of 4.5".

Is it possible to fit the front hubs onto Minor 1000 kingpins?

I ask because my saloon has a 4.5" PCD MGB rear axle, and I'd like to get 4.5" up front.

Thanks for any advice!
by Chipper
Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting 3.9 diff
Replies: 33
Views: 4962

Re: Fitting 3.9 diff

And what are the effects of fitting a 3.9 diff over a 4.22? Very noticeable, or barely any difference?
by Chipper
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Any thoughts on Twin SU carbs for a 1098?
Replies: 45
Views: 5808

Re: Any thoughts on Twin SU carbs for a 1098?

Standard carb on a 1098cc Minor was the single 1.25" HS2 (AUD13). Also fitted to the Austin/Morris 1100, Austin A40, Austin/Morris Mini 1100 MkII. Needles were: Weak: EB Standard: AN Rich: H6 With a red spring. These actually perform fairly well if in good condition, with excellent bottom end torque...
by Chipper
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Any thoughts on Twin SU carbs for a 1098?
Replies: 45
Views: 5808

Re: Any thoughts on Twin SU carbs for a 1098?

I'd agree with the above, but beware if buying a HIF38, as some were fitted to the economy-orientated Metro 998cc 1.0E, and will give a very weak mixture.
by Chipper
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Any thoughts on Twin SU carbs for a 1098?
Replies: 45
Views: 5808

Re: Any thoughts on Twin SU carbs for a 1098?

When my Traveller had its original 1098cc, I tried various combinations of carbs - single 1.5" SU, twin 1.25" SUs and Weber 28/36. I found the single 1.5" to work best, giving a useful gain over the standard single 1.25" SU. The Weber was hopeless! After fitting the 1275cc Midget engine to it, I ini...
by Chipper
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: supercharged 1275 home brew. anybody fancy a blown minor?
Replies: 186
Views: 53335

Re: supercharged 1275 home brew. anybody fancy a blown minor?

These Eaton blowers seem to be finding their way onto a good many A-series. How about this 998cc Metro version:

http://www.pistonheads.com/doc.asp?c=162&i=23051
by Chipper
Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: supercharged 1275 home brew. anybody fancy a blown minor?
Replies: 186
Views: 53335

Re: supercharged 1275 home brew. anybody fancy a blown minor?

Really great thread, and a very inspiring read. Might have to soup up my Midget-engined Traveller sometime...

Good to see that the car is to be put back to regular use. 8)

What sort of average mpg does it return?
by Chipper
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Can anyone identify this vacuum advance diaphragm?
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Can anyone identify this vacuum advance diaphragm?

Does anyone know what this may be from? It has the numbers 93971 and 4203 on the body, and 8.5 on the arm: http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z300/Zender535i/DSCF0692.jpg http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z300/Zender535i/DSCF0693.jpg http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z300/Zender535i/DSCF0694.jpg T...
by Chipper
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Rally - Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 21062

Re: National Rally - Photos

That rear suspension wouldn't last five minutes around here, with heavily cambered badly resurfaced roads and speed humps - there doesn't appear to be much in the way of ground clearance!
by Chipper
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Rally - Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 21062

Re: National Rally - Photos

[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1312650665_7965 [/frame] I thought I recognised that XPM number-plate; it used to belong on the Beardmore brother's dad's convertible: http://www.beardmorebros.co.uk/website%20pages/dads_convertible_page4.htm I wonder how and why they swapped it onto a Mor...
by Chipper
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering rack gaiter quality
Replies: 32
Views: 8153

Re: Steering rack gaiter quality

The gaiters on my saloon, which I've owned for just over a year, have also suddenly perished on both sides and let out all the grease! They were fine when I bought the car. :-?

I've noticed that the modern replacements are made of a very floppy, thin rubber. :(
by Chipper
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National Rally - Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 21062

Re: National Rally - Photos

Ian46 wrote:[frame]Image[/frame]
Any idea what wheels these are? They remind me of the ones on Garry Ellis' famous custom convertible. 8)

Image
by Chipper
Thu May 12, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Longer Choke cable woes
Replies: 24
Views: 2515

Re: Longer Choke cable woes

I'd have to agree with bmcecosse. I've tried a Weber 28/36DCD on my 1275cc Midget engine and it was hopeless - no amount of fiddling with it would get it to run right. I also tried a Weber 45DCOE on an MGB GT and promptly blew a hole in No 4. piston! :o I have the standard equipment Weber 34ADF15/25...
by Chipper
Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot rubber adhesive
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: boot rubber adhesive

My 2-door saloon came with no seal fitted, but two spare lengths in the boot! They didn't have any sticky back, so I used impact adhesive.
by Chipper
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advantages of Telescopic Dampers
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Advantages of Telescopic Dampers

FWIY, I fitted a 'cheap' Mr Grumpy's basic oil telescopic damper kit (with 45 degree angled Gabriel dampers) to the rear of my 1275cc Traveller back in 1995, 38,000 miles ago, and it's still performing well, certainly far better than I ever remember the lever arm ones doing, even after I replaced th...
by Chipper
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Mgb disc brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 7009

Re: Mgb disc brakes

I hear what you're saying there! I purchased the car with the hubs and standard Minor wheels fitted, but would like a set of the Morris 575 hubs to match the 4.5" PCD of the rear axle. They appear to be very difficult/impossible to get hold of though :(
by Chipper
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Mgb disc brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 7009

Re: Mgb disc brakes

Sorry to revive an old thread, but I am interested in such a conversion, as I bought a Minor with MGB banjo rear axle with 4.5" PCD but with the Marina front discs, which appear to be 100mm PCD (4" PCD Minor wheels just squeeze onto the studs!) This makes for awkwardness when it comes to selecting a...
by Chipper
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fitting static seat belts
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: fitting static seat belts

I fitted original BMC static belts into my 1965 2-door Minor, and they just bolted in. :)
by Chipper
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Dean's 1971 Traveller Fiat/Lancia Twin Cam Project
Replies: 26
Views: 6969

Re: Dean's 1971 Traveller Fiat/Lancia Twin Cam Project

Nice work! I'm also working on a 1965 Minor 2-door with Fiat twin cam, now running pretty well, just needing carpets to complete. I found that the Fiat engine block mounted mechanical fuel pump wasn't very efficient, so mounted a Facet electronic pump just aft of the fuel tank, which works well, tho...
by Chipper
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Mini steering ignition column
Replies: 16
Views: 4540

Re: Mini steering ignition column

I finally got my Minor's Mini steering column fully functional, though I had to dismantle the indicator stalk because the terminals had sunk down too far in the housing base, and weren't making contact - a rather poor quality design :( At least the assemblies are rebuildable fairly easily though, wh...