Special thanks to Wolf B for finding it! Not ready for that, but have 7m of cupro-nickel brake pipe to play with. Final issue was to figure out the order of things for the spacers, springs and washers that fell out because I removed the through bolts. Clean off the end of the armature where the fan was fitted. The car has been off the road since 1997, dry stored in a garage or outside under cover for the last 11 years. The paint shows extremely well, the car has excellent panel fit, a lovely interior, and strong mechanicals.
This slashes the 0-60mph sprint to 13 seconds with a lot more torque and makes it the best Midget yet and 13,722 were made as a result. Removed exhaust and carburettors at the manifold. The car presents very well and has proven to be totally reliable for its owner who saw the car through a costly and comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration. Stripped the front trim and centre trim from the bonnet, then removed the bonnet. Electronic ignition was added for reliability, the braking system was gone through and the car received new components, as needed. Lots of wear left on the clutch plate, but I think I will get a new one anyway.
If you are at all concerned about being able to go that far, I suggest that you do two things: find a shop who specializes in setting up differentials hot rod shops, for instance , and make sure the French vendor has a return policy if it doesn't fit your pumpkin. . Went to work on the interior, removing all the carpeting and trim. In subsequent entries, I'll detail how I acquired the car, work that has been done to this point with pictures, where available , and other information. You have probably figured out that I did neither of these things, ending up with a collection of bits and pieces on the bench! Should have left well alone! The new water pump I fitted is angled down a bit so the bypass hose needed to be a couple of centimetres longer than standard. Upper Link bolts siezed solid, so they will have to stay.
Once the tool is on the pinion nut in a horizontal plane, you then move the weight along the bar. Newer Range Rover — 3. But, of course, the tuning potential for more go remains considerable. This of course was preceded by derusting cleaning and sanding. The holder had been pinch fitted, you could see four little clumps of metal from the outer casing holding the holder in place.
I sold the latter on through eBay which helped to make the deal much better value. Will need photos for this! Guess lack of use was the main cause of the problem. Dismantled one rear brake, but again no right sized spanner to remove the bolt holding the rear brake cylinder on. I then did a quick hand sand with 100 grit on the entire interior and boot, vacuumed out, then primered the whole area. Done a lot of work on the body since October 2015, my daughter thinks all I do is spray paint on the car then sand it off again, to only then spray more paint on the car! However, the longer stroke engine was a bit fragile. I've found this tool to be super-handy in several situations, but had never considered the Midget, until presented with the close quarters of the battery tray.
Undo the two nuts holding the through bolts in place, but do not remove the through bolts. Here are a couple of pictures of my Midget's battery tray. Screwed this all together and placed on the trolley. Then, working slowly and patiently not my usual style , I tightened a slide hammer to each stud, and with a somewhat delicate, and progressively firmer hand, worked up and down sequentially, until i had pulled the crease out. The machine shop polished the cam and the crank, as well. Ensure the terminal is not earthing against the backplate.
All water pipes came off easily, and still about a pint of water in the cooling system, beautifully clear blue as well. One 'sproing' as we backed out I assume this was a coil spring 'self-adjusting' and everything was good. Getting spares with the mg, an engine from another mk1 , a hardtop and 2 tea chests full of parts. Also made up an oil cooler bracket to properly fit my oil cooler it had previously just been shoved into the space in front of the radiator! Finished: December 6th 2008 Got on with sorting the new shell, need a damn good clean up after sitting in a barn for 10 years. Moved bodyshell back onto the drive, in order to remove axles.
I eventually disassembled the entire car. My pneumatic cut-off tool wouldn't fit in the space, but this worked nicely. This is much better in my opinion as it insulates the metal to metal contact. Also forgot to fold over the washer on the camshaft nut so had to have the timing cover off again to get that right. Simple and pure fun, Midget feels like a cut-price Seven Getting in and out of a Midget can be a trifle undignified until you learn the technique, especially on the chromebumpered cars which sit an inch lower than the 1500.
Dynamo turned but start was dead as a door nail. Made up a new bracket and fixings from bits lying about in the garage to connect to the gearbox mounting bracket. Unless the motor starts like the airplane Jimmy Stewart flew in ', I won't be needing those. May be asking a few questions if you dont mind. Will go back and re-check today. You can see this in the pictures.
With the wings and the front scuttle out of the way I got on with the removal of all the ancillaries, working first the drivers side, removing all electrical and mechanical items, moving the loom out of the way as I went. Marina-sourced gearbox means synchro on first! Seems his sister was driving it and the engine blew. Would like to see some more photos when you have the final coat on, will you also be putting on a clear lack? I have a morris 1000 tourer that i restored years ago and fancy another challenge if i can build up the enthusiasm. If anything is catching, you need to ascertain whether the hinge is worn, the A-post is rotten or the sills have been replaced without bracing shell. One cylinder came out easy, the other required force! Heater Blower Motor There is very little information about the actual blower motor, so this was a voyage of discovery.