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by philthehill
Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:11 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: V W Derrington anti roll bar.
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: V W Derrington anti roll bar.

Now sold.
by philthehill
Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: V W Derrington anti roll bar.
Replies: 1
Views: 121

V W Derrington anti roll bar.

V W Derrington Morris Minor anti roll bar with fittings.
Period (1970s) item and in good condition. See photo below.
£70.
Collection only from Stockbridge Hampshire.
PM me if interested.
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by philthehill
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Garage lights
Replies: 12
Views: 248

Re: Garage lights

I use a Briticent Gripper mains powered inspection light fitted with a heavy duty inspection light bulb. It has a bulldog type clamp which can be attached to any near bodywork/suspension part. The bulb is surrounded by a metal cage. I have had the light for over 40 years and it is as good today as i...
by philthehill
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5-30 synthetic oil
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: 5-30 synthetic oil

Mike I do not think that I would go so far as to use a 5W30 fully synthetic oil in a 'A' Series. The rear scroll may not be able to cope with returning oil to the sump. My Honda Jazz uses 5W30 fully synthetic oil in the engine but the machined clearances are much more precise in the Honda engine and...
by philthehill
Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Painting Alloy Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Painting Alloy Parts

You never see self etch primer under the paint flaking from alloy parts especially BMC alloy parts. Use a self etch primer and the top coat paint will not flake off. There are various self etch primers for alloy on 'e' bay and at various prices too. For example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1233487759...
by philthehill
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty oil pump?
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Re: Faulty oil pump?

Best place for the oil pump shown above is the scrap bin. One of the problems with modern pumps is that the impellor is held to the shaft by an interference fit. It has been known for the impellor to come loose on the shaft to the point that it is unable to generate oil pressure. If you can find a N...
by philthehill
Sat Feb 24, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear axle repair
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: Rear axle repair

I have to agree with Bill. If the casing is rusted through then the casing needs to be replaced. You never know how thin the metal is in other areas of the axle casing even if it looks ok. Welding can distort the axle casing leading to further problems. It is not a difficult job to change over the p...
by philthehill
Sat Feb 24, 2024 2:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Better than nothing rust treatment?
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Better than nothing rust treatment?

Wash it all down to de-grease and clean, then apply 'Fertan' whilst wet. Can be re-wetted to prolong the rust conversion process. The 'Fertan' will creep under brake pipes and get into the cracks so not much preparation to carry out. Can be left applied to work till the better weather comes around a...
by philthehill
Sat Feb 24, 2024 1:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing Cover Leak
Replies: 63
Views: 1382

Re: Timing Cover Leak

Did you put the oil thrower plate the right way round?
The stamped 'F' should face forwards.
by philthehill
Sat Feb 24, 2024 8:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty oil pump?
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Re: Faulty oil pump?

To separate the body from the flange after removing the screw - hold the flange and gently tap the drive shaft. That should be enough to separate the two parts. Do it over a table/bench so the body does not get damaged when it comes apart.
by philthehill
Fri Feb 23, 2024 11:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty oil pump?
Replies: 10
Views: 1859

Re: Faulty oil pump?

To check the serviceability of the oil pump you need to know the oil pressure. The headless screws are just dowels. To split the pump undo the slotted screw and split the pump body to expose the rotor. Clearance measurements between the moving parts and between the moving parts and body are given in...
by philthehill
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing Cover Leak
Replies: 63
Views: 1382

Re: Timing Cover Leak

Even though you have replaced the 1/4" UNF bolt with a 5/16" UNF bolt you still need to keep the torque to 6 lbf ft. Just shorten the 5/16" UNF bolts to suit and do not get hung up on the size and length of the bolt. These things happen and non standard solutions implemented. There is...
by philthehill
Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing Cover Leak
Replies: 63
Views: 1382

Re: Timing Cover Leak

Bad luck.
I would re-tap the holes to 5/16" x 24 TPI UNF.
You will require a 6.9mm dia to drill the tapping hole and a 8mm drill for the clearance holes in the timing chain cover.
by philthehill
Wed Feb 21, 2024 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum advance replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 448

Re: Vacuum advance replacement

Whilst the above settings are from the official B.L. manuals they are before E10 unleaded fuel so they may need to be adjusted accordingly.
I would suggest that you use the quoted settings as the base line and any further adjustments required carry out after road or rolling road test.
Good luck.
by philthehill
Wed Feb 21, 2024 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum advance replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 448

Re: Vacuum advance replacement

Interestingly some Marina distributers did not have a vacuum advance. It was excluded to help cure a crankshaft rumble. Before 1974 the distributer was a Lucas 23D4 or 25D4. Post 1974 the distributer is a Lucas 43D4, Lucas 45D4. The 1275cc H.C. timing should be set to 14 degrees B.T.D.C. stroboscopi...
by philthehill
Tue Feb 20, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Purolator - how tight?
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Purolator - how tight?

Thank you for the clarification. Here is a Minor oil filter for sale on 'e' bay and it clearly shows the adapter/union which has a male taper thread which screws into the filter head and a female nut on the filter head end of the pipe. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/364584673216?_ul=GB&mkevt=1&m...
by philthehill
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Purolator - how tight?
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Purolator - how tight?

As regards the pipe from the block to the filter head the MOSS drawing is wrong. There is an adapter that screws into the filter head and the pipe attaches to the adapter by a female union nut. There is no washer between the adapter and filter head because it is a taper thread. Some later non Minor ...
by philthehill
Mon Feb 19, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Purolator - how tight?
Replies: 30
Views: 588

Re: Purolator - how tight?

Did you fit the collar the right way up? The concave should be fitted upwards towards the bowl. The bolt should only be nipped up and I suggest a further 1/4 turn applied. Overtightening the bolt can distort the bowl and filter head. The bottom of bowl may be already distorted leading to non sealing...
by philthehill
Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine ID
Replies: 54
Views: 14607

Re: Engine ID

Do not believe all you read. ESM sell 1098cc piston 0.040" oversize. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174081247484?itmmeta=01HQ19ZXD59BXS1JFXN747ZRZA&hash=item28880d08fc:g:D6gAAOSwZ~ldtd4x&itmprp=enc%3AAQAIAAABAGQkh8Od%2F0mvHiIaiHMVFhxMXVxJFq%2FN4ygiM%2Ff3idU%2BvaU9gJTGx0xcjLq1e1bDPy4AEt%2BuJ...
by philthehill
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rocker cover plate
Replies: 28
Views: 2677

Re: Rocker cover plate

The threads are just burrs to assist the jaws of the rivet gun to grip the rivet.