Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

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Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Postby moggyminor16 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:53 am

Looking for 1098 or 1275 lump local to great yarmouth at a reasonable price , not these over inflated prices.
Many thanks
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Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Postby Murrayminor » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:12 am

1098 engines tend to be cheaper than the 1275 variety, but the key is finding one close to home as travelling to collect or getting it delivered to you is costly.
The price you pay is again dependent on condition, one mans great condition is another mans wreck so choose carefully.

Do you have an engine already or are you upgrading engine size?
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Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Postby moggyminor16 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:28 am

Yes still got one in the car , but looking for another so this one can be played with . The only morris we have with the 1098 the others are 1275 . So yep know about costing etc.
But when someone says I got one 200 , never tested or its seized etc take the Micky.
People atm are just after £££££££
Oh well keep looking
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Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Postby Murrayminor » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:37 am

moggyminor16 wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:28 am
Yes still got one in the car , but looking for another so this one can be played with . The only morris we have with the 1098 the others are 1275 . So yep know about costing etc.
But when someone says I got one 200 , never tested or its seized etc take the Micky.
People atm are just after £££££££
Oh well keep looking
I think the days of finding a decent running 1275 for pennies are over I'm afraid, I bought a seized 1293 engine and head a few weeks back for £90 and that wants loads of work to get it running including a new set of pistons, rebore, crank grind, camshaft, seals, gaskets, rocker gear, pushrods, springs etc so pretty soon it adds up, hence why people ask upwards of £300 for a decent running engine.
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Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Postby philthehill » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:00 pm

I have to agree with murrayminor as regards finding a cheap 1275cc in line engine. Even the dismantled 1275cc Midget engine in my 'For Sale' post managed to sell for £343 and will still requires pounds to be spent on it to get it back running.
There is a severe shortage of serviceable 1275cc in line engines (especially the engine blocks) at the moment and that is why the prices are shooting up.
To overcome the shortage of 1275cc in line engine blocks the likes of MED engineering are converting 1275cc transverse blocks to the inline format.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sxy1pU ... ex=61&t=0s


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Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Postby moggyminor16 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:03 pm

Yer its mental.
Everything seem to be going high . Just have a look a price of pushbikes

Never mind got a offer of a engine , been sitting for years but for free not grumbling.

Remember not long ago throwing engines out lol .
Even 1275 ( my spare I sold cheap well, 50 plus a flip front ) sadly those days have gone .

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Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Postby Murrayminor » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:29 am

philthehill wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:00 pm
I have to agree with murrayminor as regards finding a cheap 1275cc in line engine. Even the dismantled 1275cc Midget engine in my 'For Sale' post managed to sell for £343 and will still requires pounds to be spent on it to get it back running.
There is a severe shortage of serviceable 1275cc in line engines (especially the engine blocks) at the moment and that is why the prices are shooting up.
To overcome the shortage of 1275cc in line engine blocks the likes of MED engineering are converting 1275cc transverse blocks to the inline format.
See link below:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sxy1pU ... ex=61&t=0s
Its very interesting that a well renowned company are resorting to modifying inline engines for RWD use.
There is obviously a call for the RWD engines and indeed a shortage if they are going to those lengths. Having said that they obviously have the machining capacity to conduct the modifications in house.

On the subject of the 1275 blocks, I have read that people in the US are now keeping the re-bore below 1380 in order to preserve the life of the blocks as the offset bore for the 1380 effectively negates any chance of restoring the block to a 1275 for the re-boring process to begin again.

Machine shops are only boring the engines to 1330 to preserve the remaining stock of blocks in the states.
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Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Postby philthehill » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:51 am

The offset bored 1380cc 'A' Series can be re-bored again to 1400cc or even 1600cc with a bit of crankshaft stroking.

Boring to 1380cc gives at least one more re-bore without stroking the crankshaft.

I have a good serviceable offset bored 1275cc Midget block which is now 1400cc and there is plenty of life left in it yet. The problem with 1400cc engines is the cost of the pistons - a set costs as much if not more than a serviceable 1275cc Midget engine.

The 1400cc engine came to me fitted with Triumph pistons as there was little alternative back then.

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Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Postby Murrayminor » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:17 pm

I have been perusing the US MG Midget forum and due to the lack of A series engine blocks the specialists are not taking the engines out to more than 1330, so the block can then be re-sleeved back to 1275 and then bored out again on the next re-bore to 1293,then 1330, relined back to 1275 and so on.
Quite how they manage to require so many re-bores is beyond me.
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