Member Page: charles durning
Member ID: geezerStatus: Silver Member
Magee, Mississippi, USA
Member Since: 2010-10-07
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Last Login: 2017-12-11 19:18
Forum Activity: 2017-12-11 20:35
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Just and old guy living the dream.
Personal Vehicle Registry
1958 MG Magnette ZB
"Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door)
1974 MG MGB GT
Member Journal – Charles Durning's Journal
There are 15 total entries in this Journal.
Posted on: Thursday September 28, 2017
I know this has been beat to death. Are rear disc brakes absolutely necessary, maybe not. Are rear disc brakes a good thing, YES for many reasons that I will not go into here. What I will say is the conversion has potential for being easy and inexpensive. Will I die? My other brake conversions haven't killed me yet, I doubt this one will end my life. The mount bracket is simple and easy to make with simple tools. I decided to have mine laser cut. They should be back from the machine sh...
Posted on: Sunday November 26, 2017
The A Series engines do not have a timing chain tensioner. As a result, as the chain wears it can rub against the sides of the front cover. That rubbing can make quite a racket and even wear a hole in the cover. The A+ Series engines do have a tensioner that can be easily retrofitted to the A Series. All it takes is a new cover, 3 new tensioner pieces and drilling and tapping a new hole in the front engine plate. The best part is the A+ timing marks are on top of the cover so ignition tim...
Posted on: Monday April 3, 2017
I finally got fed up with the crappy fuse box in my CBB GT. The problem is a loose connection between the glass fuse and the terminals in the fuse block. The loose terminal can be a source of numerous electrical issues. The fuses have always been a bit loose and nothing I did seemed to resolve the problem. Another red flag is the area where the glass fuse is in contact with the fuse block terminals was darkened. Also I could feel warmth on the contacts for the lights after a short while with...
Posted on: Sunday August 2, 2015
Finally got around to installing my Sentra front disc brake conversion. Since I didn't care for the available kits I designed my own. The 9.75" discs fit inside of stock Minor wheels and have plenty of room in my VTO wheels. I have some other issues to address before I give it a test drive. Should be ready in a week or so. https://www.flickr.com/photos/133435255@N08/ I did a test fit with the laser cut brackets. I found that the stock 14" Morris wheel touched the caliper. One solutio...
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