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  • vignes pillai14 November 2018

    THANKS cHRIS
    REGARDS
    Vignes

  • L B Rose14 November 2018

    I have searched for months for the correct seal and it's only available from the Morris Minor Centre. My local bearing/seal shop? No such thing here in medieval Salisbury!

    Les

  • William Revit14 November 2018

    Grey
    I used to use rope but since I've had my new big mate, well we don't use anything, just a jack under the bellhousing to stop the box dropping and he just reaches in and hands the motor out------------------lol
    willy

  • William Revit14 November 2018

    Les
    The size of the shaft seal isn't really an issue, lots of late model cars run large diameter seals--but-the quality of the seal could be an issue, not all seals are equal-
    For a crank seal you need a high temp rated seal and ideally one with a directional sealing surface (anticlock) and have a built in dust lip.
    Your local bearing/seal shop should be able to supply the correct seal...

  • L B Rose14 November 2018

    I have bitten the bullet and ordered new pistons from Somerford Mini. Minispares don't have circlip type flat tops that are not oversize.

    I was tempted by the used pistons but unless the seller can tell me something about their condition it's not a goer. Yes the rods alone are worth 20, but I already have 1098 rods in the engine and a spare set.

    Re engine numbers. I used to thin...

  • AdrianR14 November 2018

    I have used the brackets on rocker cover studs before but then I bought a Clarke 4 way leveller from machine mart. It's a bit rough and ready (chains and eye bolts) but makes the job much easier, especially the refitting stage when you are trying to thread the gearbox in and get mountings lined up.

    https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/cll500-load-leveller/

    I attached it to the engine wit...

  • Chris at Octarine Services14 November 2018

    No Vignes, I don't.

  • AdrianR14 November 2018

    Will certainly be interesting to see how you get on. I suspect the reason more people don't do it is that after investigating the effort they find it's just easier to buy an MX5 :-)

    Also, and don't take this personally as I don't know your circumstances at all, but for a young driver with the MX5 you get ABS, airbags, crumple zones etc. Classic sports cars are good fun but they are were haz...

  • William Revit14 November 2018

    John
    Sounds like a good idea to me--

    That lump on the r/h side of the Mx box is used for a steel bracket that bolts onto the g/box and the diff to keep them all lined up and it acts as the rear gearbox support as they have no actual normal g/box mounting
    If you are going to mount it normally you can dispose of that bit
    "I think" the early Mazda FWD 323 had a clutch same spline...

  • M F Anderson14 November 2018

    In regard to the problems outlined by Dominic in creating a searchable SPL I would suggest it is not necessary.
    The SPL differs from the Workshop Manual in that it has a part number index and a description index.
    Any search can be done there.

    Mick

  • URGENTLY WANTED/URGENTLY WANTED

    MGB, MGB GT, Midgets
    Especially fully restored/clean originals.
    Will view/collect anywhere U.K.

  • 1972 MGB GT FULL RESTORATION

    The car is presently fitted with bolted removable sebring valances as in photos, which can be unbolted and replaced with the original chrome bumpers as standard. The original seats, and wheels come with the car.

    Price : 3000

  • FOR SALE/FORSALE/FOR SALE

    Large selection of quality MGB, MGB GT & Midgets.
    Most fully restored/excellent originals with
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    Viewing also available eves/w'ends.
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  • MGF MGF MGF

    URGENTLY WANTED, URGENTLY WANTED
    MGF MGF MGF
    Low mileage/fine examples please.
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    ANY MG ANY YEAR ANY CONDITION
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  • YOKO A032R

    I have 5 175/60R13 Yoko Advan A032R
    'E' marked tyres on Weller steel rims. Tread depth 3-4mm ideal trackday,testing or fun on road now surplus to my requirements 185.00
    CASH ON COLLECTION ONLY

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