Time For Some Serious Woodwork

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Re: Time For Some Serious Woodwork

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You can always check TDC once Just so you know.

I think the woodruff key is at TDC anyway so easy to eye up before you put the bolt in.

I like the idea.

I don't have any Mini bits, but the next time mines out I could weld on a single TDC pointer and mark the pulley accordingly.

I only use TDC as I have an adjustable timing light.

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That was my other option - but that's a bit too easy ;)


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May as well do it the nicer way if you have the bits.

Yours is the way Morris should have done it in the first place.

Its not even handy for a mechanic lying on the floor or on a ramp as you have to come up top to move the distributor.

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I just notice the cam sprocket has a harmonic damper built into it, unfortunately the back of it is damaged by me levering it off :roll: I've not seen that on an A series before the ones I've seen are simple steel ones. Luckily I have a damper pulley that should do the job. I'll post a picture later.


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Some pics of the sprocket I desrtoyed :oops:

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and compared with the normal type

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Any ideas? is it a normal fitting or have I mangled some rare performance add-on


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Are they not just two rubber rings you can pry out.

Purely there to try and keep it quiet as it hasn't got a chain tensioner?

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I've not tried to pry them out I just assumed they were bonded. I'll check tomorrow.


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Lifted from ESM website.

I accept no liability if you slip and stab yourself with the screwdriver while trying to remove it. :D

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Thanks Sean. Since I'm fitting the tensioner I think I'll stick with the solid sprocket I lifted of the poor Mini engine. There's not going to be much of it left when I've finished :D


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I agree.

And its not very well balanced any more :D , though at least it only runs at half engine rpm.

When they fit a tensioner most only keep it as its what they have got already.

Not sure if you will have to shim the other one out to keep it inline, but easy enough to check with a straight edge that the chain runs straight and true.

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There weren't any shims originally but I'll check when the new (old) sprockets are on.
I wondered what people where describing when they talked about the rubber O rings fitted to the Minor sprocket, I envisaged something else entirely but now I know :D I've had a few Mini engines to bits but this is my first delve into a Minor version of the A series, no other surprises yet.


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