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  • R C Skerritt18 September 2019

    Hello fellow travellers on the car restoration highway.
    Heres one for you.................
    I have restored a frogeye Sprite that has only been fired up a couple of times since i finished it.
    Whilst awaiting some final parts for my Sprint resto, I decided to crank up the sprite and check that all was well.
    This car has had a nut and bolt restoration throughout. It has been upgraded ...

  • Tony Wood18 September 2019

    Try this:-
    https://www.mgexp.com/article/mg-midget-wheel-bearings.html

  • CH Hamon18 September 2019

    "Up" to East Anglia this weekend :)

    Anything interesting going on September 28th-29th ? :)

  • Paul Walbran18 September 2019

    Yes, the housing without the filler (4.22 and higher ratios, noting Dave's point above) has the pinion axis offset further away from the crown wheel to make room for a bigger pinion head.
    The cage is the same for both I think, but happy to be corrected if not.

  • Paul Walbran18 September 2019

    Most of the new cwp units I have seen of late haven't had the setting markings. Would be sooooo helpful if they did. There is usually an ID number, which should appear on both crown wheel and pinion. I think that's the 4 digit number.

    We did once find a new cwp "set" with non-matching numbers ....
    only noticed it after having tried to set it up and getting nowhere. Should have l...

  • M Wood18 September 2019

    Hi

    Any tips please for fitting 'beehive' rear brake shoe retaining springs?

    Also anyone know of a good source of these springs, as I am unsure whether the quality of my new reproduction ones is contributing to my fitting woes (hook end seems wrong shape/gap between tip of hook end seems too small to base of main beehive bit/not too sure about the springiness of wire used etc - do...

  • William Revit18 September 2019

    Nigel-don't know if this helps but when i've had problems i click on feedback on the opening page of this forum and send a message direct to Mike Plumstead and he fixes it

  • William Revit18 September 2019

    Just to add- I find bearing blue a pain to use setting up diffs
    i mix orange ochre(any light colour would do it) with a touch of engine oil to make it around the consistency of paint and paint it onto a few c/w teeth sparingly,just enough to fully cover the tooth , load it up and turn it over a few times and the mark is really clear

    Interesting with the markings on your pinion Most ot...

  • David Billington18 September 2019

    It would be nice to find details about rebuilding the BMC final drive but I haven't found those details. This details rebuilding a similar final drive in a Winget dumper, same axle used in my neighbours previous Morgan where we replaced the CWP and set it up, details here http://www.winget.co.uk/document/SERVICE%20%20MANUAL%20SALISBURY%205HA%20AXLES.pdf , likely needs copying and pasting due to th...

  • David Billington18 September 2019

    IIRC the early final drive casing with the additional filler is unsuitable but the later ones without are OK and the same as the 3.9 and 3.7. Note on the other thread the Bastuk price for one of the early pinion bearings, spendy, must be a low volume bearing now.

  • 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 $18,000 US. Quite negociable. Very good condition.
    Photos : https://sites.google.com/view/1951mg-ya/
    Gilles Bachand, Montreal Canada, phone: 1-...

  • 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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