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by Mecanglais
1 day ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification
Replies: 34
Views: 2080
France

Re: Engine Identification

Good posts, proves you are never too old to stop learning. I presume the Maestro block is stronger then to be worth going to the effort of making the change. Sean. I wonder if the real reason for using it is gaining a 'proper' rear main seal! Although Sleeper's retains the scroll seal. That and it ...
by Mecanglais
1 day ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification
Replies: 34
Views: 2080
France

Re: Engine Identification

Thanks Philthehill, every day is a school day.

I had heard that the Maestro could be used in inline form but it needed some work and a donor crank to make it work, not seen one in photos like that before now.
by Mecanglais
1 day ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification
Replies: 34
Views: 2080
France

Re: Engine Identification

Quite right, I hadn't clocked the Midget crank (with single dowel). Looks like you have a hybrid engine. (I talk of the sum of its parts, not the electric motor kind!). Out of interest, how do you know it is a Maestro block and not that it has been redrilled to take an 11 stud head? The mountings on...
by Mecanglais
1 day ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification
Replies: 34
Views: 2080
France

Re: Engine Identification

Generally the conversion flywheel (for the Type 9 conversion) for all applications is offered via supplier anyway, maybe from DMG. If you are buying a kit anyway that is easy enough. Check Chris Ryder's thread, he has the same setup (Ital engine to Type 9), you might glean some useful tips there. In...
by Mecanglais
1 day ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification
Replies: 34
Views: 2080
France

Re: Engine Identification

Ah, I was hoping you would chip in, you know more of the finer detail than I do.:D I have a vague recollection from my uncles 1300 Marina (new at the time) having a mechanical pump. It is the only bit (fortunately) of a Marina I really know anything about! I have had to change a set of springs on a...
by Mecanglais
1 day ago
Forum: Other Hobbies
Topic: Valve radios
Replies: 10
Views: 105
France

Re: Valve radios

Stick a V8 in it 😁 I got an old valve radio given a few years back, must have been a '50's thing, wooden with dark wood dials. It came to me as non working, I planned to take the innards out and put a sub-woofer in it and put it in the back of my Moggy, but (fortunately) unfortunately I managed to g...
by Mecanglais
1 day ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine Identification
Replies: 34
Views: 2080
France

Re: Engine Identification

Should have the tensioner setup, yeah. Although somebody has already changed the frontplate for you to drop it into a Minor, so maybe it has an early type chain as well, a photo of the front cover will help. The oil pump, possibly spider drive, my Marina engine was, if it is, don't loose the spider ...
by Mecanglais
5 days ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New car just arrived
Replies: 14
Views: 179
France

Re: New car just arrived

Welcome to the forum. Lovely looking Minor. I owned SFO 892, a 1958 2 door, it was my first (road legal, both it and me) car around ten years ago now. I should never have sold her, she's the one I would really love to own again. Also had SFO 948, although she was a slightly bigger beast (pictured be...
by Mecanglais
1 week ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine leaks oil
Replies: 11
Views: 120
France

Re: Engine leaks oil

A little advice, I have found several head gaskets offered by some suppliers to be of inferior quality to the originals. It would also seem that the 'Payen' type is getting increasingly difficult to find. I would recommend using this gasket from Minispares, made to original pattern (not a copy of a ...
by Mecanglais
2 weeks ago
Forum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security
Topic: ignition light bright and stays on
Replies: 23
Views: 302
France

Re: ignition light bright and stays on

Ça depend.
At a guess the minus reading is simply due to the orientation of the cables on the voltage tester.

I would be very tempted to put the old regulator/control box on the car again (it doesn't need to be screwed in, just wired in) and see if the light works correctly.
by Mecanglais
2 weeks ago
Forum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security
Topic: ignition light bright and stays on
Replies: 23
Views: 302
France

Re: ignition light bright and stays on

I have known new regulator boxes to be faulty (or at least, to not be properly calibrated). I would try refitting the old regulator/control box.
by Mecanglais
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild
Replies: 295
Views: 22737
France

Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

Most of the A series I have seen have had the valve guide seals on the inlet guides, I've not come across one that only has them on the exhaust. I've understood the theory to be that oil migration between exhaust valve and guide is no bad thing considering that the exhaust valve runs hotter by virtu...
by Mecanglais
1 month ago
Forum: Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Topic: Rear telescopic dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 155
France

Re: Rear telescopic dampers

Technically, yes, there are just 4 bolts in the boot floor. But it isn't a very good kit, it can lead to the boot floor splitting. If that is your sort of budget, I would be looking more at the Spax kit as offered by the Birmingham Morris Minor Centre, these fit with no welding, and if I remember ri...