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  • Lawrence Slater23 October 2014

    According to the BL workshop manual, a 948 has 003-007 thou" end float.

  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget23 October 2014

    Im with alan ...

    If you only needing 1/16 inch .... I d get counter sink screws and pull out the 4 screws that are there, get a counter sink bit and re cut the screw hole and but in the counter sink screws with some red locktight.

    Im guessing the current screws have a 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch tall head. So making them flush with the pump body would be the option id go


  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget23 October 2014

    If your following haynes manual... the spec is a misprint... sorry I dont recall what the true spec is, but I was cunfused by this also when building my might try the archives as this is mentioned several times


  • Lawrence Slater23 October 2014

    The camshaft end float is controlled at the front end, by the camshaft retaining plate, and the camshaft sprocket.

  • Lawrence Slater23 October 2014

    Here's one I stripped earlier.

    Rear face of a 1275 backplate, complete with recess for the oil pump cover seal.

  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget23 October 2014

    Hahaha... I know what you mean arie,

    I was surprised a woman can do that with a gear shift handle.


  • Alan Anstead23 October 2014

    Can you get a later pump cover, cut off the lip, open out the backplate hole and solder it in. You would have to be carefull of height so that it did not tOuch the reverse face of the flywheel.

  • Prop and the Blackhole Midget23 October 2014

    Well... after some looking, this could be real, I found only 1 news story covering it, and its way back in july....nothing on the schools website, they do have a face book page, but I dont have nor want facebook... can someone with face book look on there page to varify this is a legit charity

    I just hate scammers like this, its a dispicable low

    Its not even about the morality of th...

  • Nick and Cherry Scoop23 October 2014

    My cam endfloat is 14 thou, where it should be 7 thou max. But am I right in thinking that the endfloat is directly related to the thickness of the oil pump gasket, and how much gloop you put on it?

    It seems to me that it is, but I know I'm capable of massive misunderstanding, and subject to attacks of non-engineering brain.

  • Nick and Cherry Scoop23 October 2014

    Is the oil pump pumping oil? I know nothing about 1500 oil routes, nor how the pressure sender works, so it's probably a stupid question.

    But is it possible to prime the pump?


    little mg tf with mot till september 2015 service history stamps and some paperwork up to 67415 last serviced may 2014
    , Cloth Interior, 15" alloys, CD Player, Electric front windows, Electric door mirrors, Heated door mirrors, Speed sensitive power steering, Anti-lock brake system, , Perimetric anti theft alarm, Immobiliser, Drivers Airbag, Sports seats, Sebring cloth trim, Alloy gear knob, ...

  • 1998 MGF 1.8,

    1998 MGF 1.8, 89000 miles In lovely silver, car comes with a full years MOT and under new laws the new owner will have to Tax the car, the car has just had a Major service with the following items being replace; Air Filter, Oil filter, Distributor cap and rotor arm, oil change just carried out, car has just had a brand new Catalytic converter fitted to solve an emissions issue for the MOT, the cam...


    1961 Austin healey Sprite with Original Ashley Hardtop - Works Monte carlo rally inspired
    Finished in Signal red
    Original Mk2 Black Seats with red piping
    New carpet set with Dynomat insulation throughout
    Nut and Bolt restoration
    Almost every part has been replaced or reconditioned
    Features a rebuilt 1275cc engine with reconditioned gearbox and new clutch
    Front cross drilled a...


    3 projects, age, health and a reality check is reason for sale of this 77 MBB, 50th Anniverary edition BRG MGB with a V8 Rover and Camaro T-5 trans. Body all original and rust free, no issues. Engine runs great car need 2 things to get on the road. Installation of a throw-out bearing (provided) and the installation of a ignition switch (provided). I have other xtra parts (carburator)which will con...


    Built on a 1500 Heritage body shell including doors, 99% rust free.
    Lenham Midget rear body professionally fitted under the guidance of a member of the original Lenham Sports Car garage. Including a new un-fitted Le Mans bonnet.
    Frontline telescopic front suspension fitted, Spax telescopic rear suspension fitted.
    Includes the following parts:
    1275 gearbox, needs refurbishment


    Unregistered MG Midget 1500, Manufactured February 1979, delivery miles (9) Vermilion, red/black interior and black hood. Complete with all original paperwork etc. Waxoiled and dry stored from new. Not run recently so will require new battery and re commissioning. 15500.


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