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Hydraulic Clutch Conversion Morris Minor C-COM100
Created: March 21, 2019
Hydraulic Clutch Conversion Morris Minor C-COM100 Installation Instructions
Created: January 30, 2000
This disk has a solid center with no springs or any other method of absorbing shock, thus it should not be slipped any more than absolutely necessary to get the car rolling (this is the reason you see film of race cars being pushed to get started)!!
Electrical
Changing from Dynamo to Alternator
Created: September 01, 2000
Completing this change successfully, easily and neatly is pretty straight forward on a Mini. The alternator contains the regulator and cut out functions within it’s casing, so makes the regulator box used with a dynamo redundant. However, it is useful to retain the box itself and it’s connectors.
Fuel Systems
Using Weber Carbs on Spridgets
Created: April 21, 2014
Using Weber Carbs on Spridgets
Gearboxes
Vintage Racing with a “Ribcase” transmission
Created: April 19, 2018
The world of Vintage racers seem to be ever expanding and so does the use of the venerable Ribcase transmission. A set of Close Ratio Straight cut gears can make a big difference in performance and driving pleasure.
Common Ribcase transmission problems
Created: April 24, 2014
The "Ribcase" acronym for the gearbox as found as stock in most later '60's and '70's. The original design parameters were conceived around a small displacement low torque and horsepower engine and the "Smooth-case" transmission. The demands on this gearbox were well within design limits. Over the years the engines got bigger and bigger as did the weight of the cars they were installed in.
Limited Slip Differentials, C-BTA1226
Created: January 30, 2000
When most folk talk about limited slip differentials for cars with a BMC rear end, the minds immediately turn to the "Salisbury". Indeed many think that word covers any LSD for a BMC. This of course is not so. The Salisbury diff was designed in the 50's at a time when race cars were not sophisticated, tires were usually crossply with limited grip due to port compounds, and tracks were more than a little bumpy. Agriculturally built cars needed diffs built along similar lines. High static loads were more than common to help compensate for shortfalls in chassis and tire design -
Spin on oil filter head conversion for all A-Series blocks
Created: May 09, 2018
Update your older A-Series engine oiling system!
Created: May 07, 2018
If, in order to carry out remedial work, you only jack up the back end of your Morris Minor and subsequently notice a puddle of oil on the floor under the engine, DON'T PANIC! The front cover of the gearbox is not oil tight around a stationary input shaft.
Crankshaft Oil Seal Adapter
Created: January 30, 2000
Remove the flywheel, back plate, sump and the half-round cover, secured to the block by 3 bolts, above the main bearing cap (MBC). Carefully clean up the rear block face area adjacent to the MBC (Fig. 1 A); removing all traces of gasket, burrs, etc.; also the outer, horizontal edge of the flywheel mounting flange on the crank. This is where the new oil seal will seat; it will need to be checked for damage and carefully polished smooth with wire wool or fine emery.
Created: January 30, 2000
This kit contains parts and instructions for installing a conventional-style rear main seal on the 1275cc “A”-series engine as fitted to the A-H Sprite and MG Midget and as used as an upgrade to the Morris Minor.
Engine Run-in, SPRITE/MIDGET
Created: January 29, 2000
Installing a new rebuilt engine in your car will give it a major “shot in the arm” in any number of ways. In order to get the most of this change we suggest that you take the time while the engine bay is empty to
Installation
Created: July 26, 2007
Crankshaft Oil Seal Adapter - Install Instructions
Created: May 24, 2001
Installation instructions for a OIL SEAL CRANK for a 1275 engine(part #RIC777).
Fitting a Ribcase Gearbox to a 948cc Engine
Created: February 28, 2019
This video will answer all the questions you may have when preparing to mount a later ribcase gearbox to a 948cc engine in Sprites, MG Midgets and Morris Minors.