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by emjay
2 months ago
Forum: Mild Modifications
Topic: Can't get into top gear
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: Can't get into top gear

What front plate and arm did you use? The smooth case and rib case have different pivot points. They must be used as a set.
by emjay
3 months ago
Forum: Mild Modifications
Topic: Can't get into top gear
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: Can't get into top gear

I agree moving the fork without the rod moving was the last test to confirm if it was a rod issue or a gear issue. The rods and forks typically are tight fit by design. Rotating and pulling is often required which I'm sure you did. With missing dedents it's obvious someone "rebuilt" this box and hop...
by emjay
3 months ago
Forum: Mild Modifications
Topic: Can't get into top gear
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: Can't get into top gear

Understood. As you were holding the lever towards fourth you no doubt are feeling the "teeth" of the snychros. The most likely problem is a dedent ball has fallen out of place and is sitting under the front cover preventing the shift rod from moving all the way or possibly something wrong with the f...
by emjay
3 months ago
Forum: Mild Modifications
Topic: Can't get into top gear
Replies: 32
Views: 715

Re: Can't get into top gear

The video doesn't give a good view of the engagement of fourth gear. This is the forward motion of the selector. It appears to be moving a fair distance. Is the gear lever moving into the normal position for fourth? I ask because the video angle doesn't show whether there is a synchro ring or not.
by emjay
3 months ago
Forum: Body, Paint, Glass & Wood Work
Topic: Boot interior colour
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Boot interior colour

I've opened a few untouched boots in my travels. Here in the States, the majority of Minors are of 1959 vintage. I found some have the interior of the boot had been painted black. Is this common (factory applied) or simply something a particular dealer did? Also sometimes the metal between the wood ...
by emjay
5 months ago
Forum: Interior & Trim
Topic: which parcel to look for...
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: which parcel to look for...

If your Minor has the hole in the bulkhead for the fresh air tube, the first (photo) parcel shelf is appropriate. The second photo is the second style shelf that was used from mid 59 to 62. I think all 1098 had the square heater with the elephant trunk air tube and used the first (photo) shelf. Prio...
by emjay
5 months ago
Forum: Axle, Gearbox & Diff
Topic: Replacing a 1098 clutch
Replies: 23
Views: 2800

Re: Replacing a 1098 clutch

It sounds like you don't have a means to lift the engine. The workshop manual details removal of the the engine alone with the grill panel in place by pulling forward and rotating the engine 90°. I tried it once. It's possible but difficult. That is with lifting capability. I mention it because it r...
by emjay
11 months ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Dasey being brought back to life!
Replies: 47
Views: 10088

Re: Dasey being brought back to life!

Your snail adjusters re not assembled correctly. Both cams need to be inside the clip.
by emjay
11 months ago
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Master Brake Cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Master Brake Cylinder

I see no problem with your current arrangement. One might argue that it will be pushing more fluid through a single route but all of it always has to go through the banjo bolt anyway. Your car just adds a bit more length of the single route and of course it's only two extra cylinders. As for removin...
by emjay
1 year ago
Forum: Interior & Trim
Topic: Headlining hoop querie.
Replies: 1
Views: 703

Re: Headlining hoop querie.

There is no reason it should be different.
by emjay
1 year ago
Forum: Interior & Trim
Topic: removing headlining..
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: removing headlining..

In this case installation of a saloon headliner is not the reverse of removal. After removing the panel below the rear window, loosen the eight cable attachments and then work from the rear to front gathering everything together. Once there is enough looseness the metal supports can be manipulated t...
by emjay
1 year ago
Forum: Axle, Gearbox & Diff
Topic: 4th gear jumping out
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: 4th gear jumping out

Was there an "event" and then it started or has it been going on for a while and gradually gotten worse? Does the lever move all the way or partially into fourth and then pops out? How much force does it take to hold it in fourth or can't you? More details help define the problem. A worn or defectiv...
by emjay
1 year ago
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Gasket, Half-shaft to Hub
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Gasket, Half-shaft to Hub

The O-ring was a later addition and yes it bears on the paper gasket. Don't forget there is also a seal between hub and axle shaft that may be leaking. Have you determined if the oil is leaking when the wheel is on or just when you open it up. The proper technique, especially for a new O-ring, is to...
by emjay
1 year ago
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Brake pedal return spring
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Brake pedal return spring

The other end of the spring is not on the pedal but on the clevis pin. The pin is extra long and has two holes, one for the split pin and one for the spring. Not the easiest job without long narrow hands.
by emjay
1 year ago
Forum: Extreme Modifications
Topic: My long term project , morris truck v8
Replies: 153
Views: 23179

Re: My long term project , morris truck v8

It's hard to tell from those photos. One looks like the old style and one looks like the new style. You want to pull the grommet such that the cavity for the trim opens up a bit. The early style for the stainless trim has just a small crack of a cavity. Whereas the later style for the plastic filler...