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  • M Magilton16 July 2019

    No Y Tourers in those photos, but some lovely SA's and VA's.

  • Art Pearse16 July 2019

    Well done Bill!

  • William Revit16 July 2019

    Yep
    Just make sure that snap ring is good quality and is a nice tight spring loaded fit in the groove of the shaft, and if it's a stamped/curved one, fit it with it's flat side out towards you as you fit it(towards the pump cover)

    I know I said that before but there you go again

    Cheers
    willy

  • David Billington16 July 2019

    The broken teeth could be the result of fatigue. I had a pinion tooth taken out by the cross pin coming out and when I inspected the pinion I could see fine cracks running from the base of each tooth to the centre, the edges on the nose of the pinion were razor sharp which wouldn't have helped.

  • William Revit16 July 2019

    Crownwheel and pinions are stamped/ forged into shape out of a piece of redhot steel then machined (hob cut) then hardened, then set up in a lapping machine to get the contact spots smooth and quiet
    Found these for you--

    Crownwheel--
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eS4OYzTRzg

    Pinion--
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5yroOIlgDc

  • smb brainsky16 July 2019

    Yes I have one of those snap rings that has a curved profile on one side. But I have ordered a replacement along with a new gasket. I believe it is a conventional ring with 2 holes at it's end to grab it with a snap ring pliers. The original one did not even feel like it was made from spring steel. I would have to compress it with the jaws of a pliers after installation because it was so loose....

  • paulh416 July 2019

    Indeed it is, MGB to boot. Out of interest I've asked if they can measure the thickness of the casting at that point. They are going to sleeve it, but one can't help wondering if there are any other weak areas. Peter Burgess has told me that some Qualcast blocks were found to be so porous that they were sleeved from the outset.

  • William Revit16 July 2019

    Depends on the wire Tim, some wires will cope with welding over ,most won't, depends on the makeup of the wire/flux

  • Bill Haglan16 July 2019

    My only advice would be to not let this project get overly complicated. The mechanism and "electronics" (electronics might a bit of an over statement) are pretty unsophisticated. When my gasket was leaking around the sender, I pulled the pieces off the tank to replace the gasket and noticed the "float" was in pretty poor condition. Wanting to use the car that weekend, I made a gasket from a piece ...

  • William Revit16 July 2019

    Impressive Guy
    I pushed my midget racer to start it up once,slight downhill, got it up to a reasonable pace and then went to jump over the door, got over ok but caught my second foot on the top of the door,planted my head into the rollbar and had to go for the handbrake--very embarrassing in front of those there,
    Nigel, I took an educated guess at the steering wheel, You had mentioned earli...

  • 1951 YA FOR SALE

    UMG-315. Imported to Canada in 2006. Right hand drive. Halogen headlights. New braking system. Heater. Boyce Motometer. Original owner & technical manuals. 11,200 miles since 1996 restoration (possibly less than 22,000 miles in total). Valued at 23,500$ Canadian. Negociable. Very good condition condition.
    Photos : https://sites.google.com/view/1951mg-ya/
    Gilles Bachand, Montreal Canada,...

  • AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MK2 ASHLEY GT

    AUSTIN HEALEY SPRITE MK2. 1962.THIS IS A BODY SHELL THAT REQUIRES A SMALL AMOUNT OF WELDING,IT IS NOT A ROTTING HORROR. COMES COMPLETE WITH DISC BRAKE FRONT SUSPENSION,REAR AXLE,DASH BOARD,SCREEN,SIDE SCREENS,HEATER,SIDE SCREENS,HOOD FRAME,EXCELLENT DOORS,BOOT L
    ID,ALUMINIUM COCKPIT SURROUND,LIGHTS,RADIATOR,1098 ENGINE,RIB CAGE GEARBOX,MINILIGHT WHEELS WITH TYRES

    ASHLEY GT ROOF,WITH ...

  • 1953 YB FOR SALE

    For sale, my 1953 YB with original YMG number plate.
    Older restoration (1996)and gradually improved in my 14 years of ownership, including re-covered seats and just been re-wired.
    Maintained in my ownership by Peter Edney,Classic and Sports Car, MG Mecca (see their home page photo) and my local garage.
    Photos available. email: graham.mack14@gmail.com or phone 01359408130 (Bury St.Edmunds...

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