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Magee, Mississippi, USA
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A cover

A+ cover

IMG 1901

IMG 1901

IMG 1917 small

IMG 1917 small

IMG 1916 small

IMG 1916 small

kit

kit

IMG 1915 small

IMG 1915 small




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Member Comments on Journal Entry: Add A Chain Tensioner To A Series Engines   ↵
2017-11-26 12:14:50 # 46349
Comment by Mike D
What do you call they tensioners they fitted toA-Series engines from day one please Charles?
2017-11-26 12:35:33 # 46351
Comment by charles durning
Mike,The original was 2 O-rings on the cam sprocket. It was not very effective.
2017-11-26 16:54:27 # 46379
Comment by Gene Johnson
Great job! I was expecting a need to use a different, A+, front plate.Couple of questions:1) How did you address the fan/breather interference? (I trimmed the breather ant an angle and welded on a patch) I'm looking for a better solution for my new A+ cover.2) It appears you used a simplex chain; I want to use a duplex and vernier cam sprocket. I've read of various other fit conflicts. Do you envision any?
2017-11-26 19:20:27 # 46385
Comment by charles durning
Gene,It is a simplex chain. There is an issue with the duplex chain touching the A+ cover. I have read that the cover can be modified with a BFH for clearance. For details on the duplex chain, I would contact the Mini guys. The breather on my cover is oval shaped so there is no issue with fan clearance.
2017-11-27 02:22:56 # 46428
Comment by Mike D
What do you call what we call O-Rings please Charles. Our O-Rings have a circular cross section to the rubber.
2017-11-27 04:54:48 # 46432
Comment by charles durning
Mike,Look at Item 69. Those are called tensioner ring. Those rings were eliminated in the A+ engine
2017-11-27 11:20:23 # 46436
Comment by Mike D
I'm hoping to learn what you call what we call O-rings Charles.Our A series tensioners are nothing like what we call O-Rings.
2017-11-27 12:29:16 # 46438
Comment by charles durning
Mike,I see the link did not work. Go to Moss Europe a d bring up the internal parts for a 1098 engine. In that illustration there are 2 rubber rings (#69) next to the cam sprocket. Those are rubber O-rings that ass tension to the timing chain.

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MGB DIY Rear Disc Brakes

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Thursday September 28, 2017 7:53 AM


laser cut bracket

laser cut bracket

IMG 1826

IMG 1826

IMG 1872

IMG 1872

IMG 1875

IMG 1875

IMG 1867

IMG 1867

IMG 1874

IMG 1874

IMG 1894

IMG 1894

assembled

assembled




Member Comments on Journal Entry: MGB DIY Rear Disc Brakes   ↵
Rated 9 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2017-10-02 10:17:37 # 44879
Comment by M K
Looks like a great setup, is that a 240sx caliper?If you make a batch of brackets to sell, I'll buy a pair for sure.
2017-10-02 10:46:59 # 44880
Comment by charles durning
That is a 2002 Nissan Sentra rear caliper. I chose it because it was available cheap for mock up purposes and has a similar bore to the 240SX. The rotor I'm using is from a 1994 Honda Accord. The rotor has a deep enough offset to eliminate any spacers and still use a flat caliper mount bracket. The shims shown in the pics are only for proof of concept. The finished bracket will mount flush with the flange on the axle housing.I would think that the 240SX rear caliper would work just fine provided you use the caliper with a 34MM bore. There are some 38MM bore 240SX calipers out there that may be too much power to keep the car in balance.I'll post my progress here. I may not be making brackets for sale. I'll see. However, I'll be happy to provide files that can be fed into a laser cutter so you can make them locally.
2017-10-03 15:09:44 # 44931
Comment by Eric Pyle
I'd be interested in the files, for sure.
2017-10-03 15:11:58 # 44932
Comment by M K
Thanks for the additional Info on the setup, I hope the results work great, as I'd be very interested in some Nissan rear brakes.
2017-10-03 15:16:39 # 44933
Comment by Eric Pyle
Is it a rear or front rotor from an Accord that you are using?
2017-10-03 20:49:18 # 44942
Comment by charles durning
The rotor is rear from the Accord. The pilot in the rotor will have to be opened in order to fit flush against the axle flange. Not an issue, easy to do.First test fit of the laser cut bracket and I found one hole about .015" out of place. It's actually usable as is with that hole opened up a little. I'll get that corrected on the drawing. Didn't have time to do much, just clean up the holes. Hopefully I'll get all test fitted to my spare axle this weekend. I'll post here when I'm satisfied with the bracket. Then I'll make the drawing available.
2017-10-09 13:17:45 # 45040
Comment by rick axmear
Comment by axmanCertainly would be interested in the cad drawing.
2017-10-09 14:00:37 # 45041
Comment by charles durning
Rick, the initial fit of the prototype steel bracket fits. The only issue I see right now is the junk yard rotor is slightly smaller that the specs for a replacement rotor. The junk yard totor measures 10.1875 whereas the specs on a replacement rotor is 10.223. I'll double check the specs when the new rotor arrives tomorrow. I was unable to find a rotor that matches the sample I have exactly. It might be a misprint in the spec manual. There are options such as turning down the OD of a new rotor or using a Toyota rotor with about .050 less offset to get an acceptable OD. Shimming the caliper out by .050 is not a problem. Keep an eye here for an update.If you like, PM me your e-mail address and I'll send you the file.
2017-10-10 20:55:36 # 45113
Comment by charles durning
Just opened the new rotors. They are the same OD as the junk yard rotors. I'll get everything fitted on my spare axle in a week or so.
2017-10-21 20:09:26 # 45314
Comment by charles durning
I updated in the Performance forum
2017-10-29 07:47:54 # 45530
Comment by charles durning
Got the park brake linkage worked out on my spare rear axle. I would have preferred to use 240SX levers on the calipers but couldn't find any. I ended up modifying the Sentra levers. I also worked out a process for shortening the cables. Details on the Performance forum.
2017-11-24 10:27:52 # 46225
Comment by Ron Walsh
Rating: 9/10
I like what you have done here. I am planning on using your write up as a guide for putting on the Honda Prelude calipers I picked up. I am still trying to figure out how to mount the calipers on the leading side of the rotor, but I know I can make them work on the rearward side of the axle. Thanks for the great writeup.
2017-11-24 13:31:41 # 46227
Comment by charles durning
Ron,If you would, i have started a rear disc brake thread on the Performance forum. Let us know how it works out for you. I would like to know.If you PM me your e-mail address I''ll send a PDF of the CAD Drawing as well as a drawing that can be printed full size for mock up purposes

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A Better Fuse Block

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Monday April 3, 2017 8:28 AM


fuse block

fuse block

adaptor terminal

adaptor terminal

IMG 1598

IMG 1598

IMG 0745 2

IMG 0745[2]

IMG 0746 1

IMG 0746[1]




Member Comments on Journal Entry: A Better Fuse Block   ↵
2017-04-09 10:09:45 # 41515
Comment by Jim Baumberger
I also installed an ATC fuse box on my B GT after going through two of the original types from the usual suppliers. Mine isn't a show car; just a reliable driver, so I have no problem with using later non-original components. Wish the suppliers would offer a better quality original-type fuse box or an ATC type that mirrors the original setup.
2017-04-09 12:25:05 # 41516
Comment by charles durning
Yep, seems it would be easy enough ti hide ATC fuses inside of the original looking box. Until someone does I will continue with the ATC fuse box I can find.

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Throttle Shaft Bushing Solution

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Thursday November 24, 2016 9:49 AM


IMG 0721 1

IMG 0721[1]




Member Comments on Journal Entry: Throttle Shaft Bushing Solution   ↵
Rated 7 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2016-11-29 12:22:14 # 38759
Comment by Tim G
Same wear on mine...nice solution.
2016-11-29 12:22:45 # 38760
Comment by Tim G
Rating: 7/10
Same wear on mine...nice solution.
2016-11-29 12:40:56 # 38762
Comment by charles durning
Tim,It made all of the difference in the world for me. It's been in there for about 3 years with no ill effects. IIRC the nylon bushing was for the automagic shift linkage on a GM car.

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Relocate The Fuel Pump To The Rear

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The Morris Minor Forum
Saturday April 2, 2016 7:52 PM


Isolators to reduce noise

Isolators to reduce noise

Mr Gasket 42S pump that failed

Mr Gasket 42S pump that failed

Bullet proof Facet pump with filter

Bullet proof Facet pump with filter




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Member Comments on Journal Entry: Relocate The Fuel Pump To The Rear   ↵
2016-04-17 20:26:04 # 33849
Comment by Glenn Keay
Hi i had much the same problem my had been fitted with a Facet pump . This was noisy and also these pumps were designed to push not lift, if you leave them in the original possie they will tend to cavitate and not draw. I did the same and fitted the pump to the rear but added an in line filter. These pumps come with a set of insulaters fitted. I also fitted a switch so that i can turn the pump off if i an working on the electrics , saves power.
2017-12-08 06:06:57 # 46776
Comment by Roger Webb
I've always found that the ticking was useful to tell you when your tank was finally empty!
2017-12-08 07:03:56 # 46777
Comment by charles durning
LOL the ticking indeed does that
2017-12-08 12:02:32 # 46779
Comment by Mike D
How about fitting a PRV and a return pipe so you get cool fuel at the carburettor Charles?
2017-12-08 12:13:09 # 46780
Comment by charles durning
I suppose you could
2017-12-08 12:52:34 # 46783
Comment by Mike D
You gonna give it a go andlet us know then Charles?
2017-12-08 14:41:34 # 46791
Comment by charles durning
Nope, Happy the way it is
2017-12-08 14:46:10 # 46792
Comment by Mike D
Have you ever measured the temperature of the petrol in the float chamber after the engine's been working?
2017-12-08 15:01:43 # 46794
Comment by charles durning
Nope, sounds like a project for you
2017-12-08 15:23:16 # 46795
Comment by Mike D
I measured it once.
2017-12-08 18:07:06 # 46798
Comment by Roger Webb
OK what was the temperature of the fuel in the carburettor after the engine was hot?
2017-12-09 02:15:59 # 46801
Comment by Mike D
So high it made me suspect a false reading.Stat top read around 85.We have an 88C stat.It was warm/hot to my hand, on a sunny 20C+ day, so probably between 40 and 45C.Infra red thermometer read nearly 60.
2017-12-09 05:50:14 # 46805
Comment by Roger Webb
Do you have a heat sheilas below the carburettor?
2017-12-09 07:05:15 # 46806
Comment by Mike D
I certainly do not have any hot Australian ladies of ill-repute near the carburetor Sir.What sort of chap do you take me for?No heat shield either.The valve body on the pump was also hotter than ambient.As was the inbound fuel pipe..

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DIY Z Magnette Header

charles durning   Silver Member USA — Posted on The MG Experience
Tuesday March 1, 2016 9:25 AM


manifold header

manifold header

original header

original header

header

header

header installed

header installed

exhaust routing from front

exhaust routing from front

flex

flex

tail pipe

tail pipe




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