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Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd August 2015, 18:56
Replies: 2
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Posted By MoriniMan
The shell is still available. PM sent.

The shell is still available. PM sent.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 22nd July 2015, 21:27
Replies: 2
Views: 2,106
Posted By MoriniMan
Sammio shell for sale.

Given my overload of projects and the people with Morinis that keep turning up in my workshop, I'm really am going to have to bite the bullet and sell the Sammio project.

I have;

An untouched...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 9th June 2014, 21:13
Replies: 3
Views: 1,666
Posted By MoriniMan
Sammio project for sale.

I've just not found the time to really get started. Too many motorycles, too many other peoples motorcycles and then a race bike (won my class at Thundersprint) that needs an engine rebuild because...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd January 2014, 23:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,088
Posted By MoriniMan
I've had a Fiac unit for over 20 years, but...

I've had a Fiac unit for over 20 years, but bought an Aldi unit as an additional more portable option. I also bought a friend one in return for helping me build a new workshop. They've proven...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 4th November 2013, 11:08
Replies: 9
Views: 3,397
Posted By MoriniMan
Money isn't the problem, it's lack of time and...

Money isn't the problem, it's lack of time and particularly space. The Settebello has never actually come home, it's living up in Burton and three of my bikes are with another friend.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 3rd November 2013, 19:09
Replies: 9
Views: 3,397
Posted By MoriniMan
Hardly done a thing since I last posted. A...

Hardly done a thing since I last posted.

A Honda Beat has come to be daily transport so my V6 fix is actually being supplied by an inline tripple.

I've been very busy with Morinis, my own and...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 1st March 2013, 16:36
Replies: 83
Views: 21,746
Posted By MoriniMan
The MOT station should rightly refuse to MOT a...

The MOT station should rightly refuse to MOT a vehicle that obviously doesn't match the V5C, as a rebodied vehicle would.

The DVLA/VOSA as an organisation are a complete shambles.

I registered...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 1st March 2013, 13:29
Replies: 5
Views: 3,350
Posted By MoriniMan
Quiet? Virtually silent! (for once) No...

Quiet?

Virtually silent! (for once)

No progress over winter. IBS related chronic fatige with a dose of SAD on top is a bastard.

I did do some work on other people's stuff and now that 2 Ton...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 18th December 2012, 18:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,995
Posted By MoriniMan
I'm trying to remember, do you have a six...

I'm trying to remember, do you have a six cylinder with a single rail gearbox?

The alternative way of moving a six back is to swap a four cylinder front plate on.

Moving the gear lever is easy...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 10th December 2012, 12:05
Replies: 222
Views: 55,476
Posted By MoriniMan
Pictures need to be hosted somewhere on the net....

Pictures need to be hosted somewhere on the net. That one is just on your local disc.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 27th November 2012, 13:42
Replies: 3,355
Views: 617,338
Posted By MoriniMan
Only fitted for later North American cars I think.

Only fitted for later North American cars I think.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 21st November 2012, 13:52
Replies: 590
Views: 135,423
Posted By MoriniMan
Remember you can swap the suspension towers to...

Remember you can swap the suspension towers to have the mounts at the back where they might line up better and the DVLA shouldn't object to any mods to them because they're a bolt on part (doesn't...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th November 2012, 22:36
Replies: 590
Views: 135,423
Posted By MoriniMan
I have a slight concern about the DVLA's approach...

I have a slight concern about the DVLA's approach to welding on engine mountings. We know that even when the regs are clear individual centres can take very different positions.

Someone like...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 20th November 2012, 17:07
Replies: 590
Views: 135,423
Posted By MoriniMan
Where did your gear lever end up and what's the...

Where did your gear lever end up and what's the prop line like?
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 19th November 2012, 22:00
Replies: 590
Views: 135,423
Posted By MoriniMan
I put a tuned 1700 X-flow in the Herald chassis...

I put a tuned 1700 X-flow in the Herald chassis under my Moss Roadster with no problems. It was so long ago that I had no difficulty in finding the close(er) ratio 1600E gearbox. Twin 40 DCOEs kept...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 19th November 2012, 15:41
Replies: 590
Views: 135,423
Posted By MoriniMan
The gearbox is quite big and very long. The...

The gearbox is quite big and very long. The engine is also pretty tall because it's DOHC rather than pushrod.

http://www.compton.vispa.com/sammio/samgear.jpg

You won't have my starter motor...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 9th November 2012, 11:31
Replies: 1,530
Views: 354,172
Posted By MoriniMan
The bolt on suspension towers (or rather the...

The bolt on suspension towers (or rather the engine mount brackets on the towers) are different between the 4 and 6 cylinder models. I've even seen an engine leaning to one side because the towers...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 3rd November 2012, 13:56
Replies: 222
Views: 55,476
Posted By MoriniMan
The OLD way of doing it was used MGB front hubs...

The OLD way of doing it was used MGB front hubs with the bearing housing machined off the back. The brake disc PCD just happened to match 'small chassis' Triumph wheel PCD.

These days, just buy...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 29th October 2012, 18:21
Replies: 658
Views: 168,856
Posted By MoriniMan
'Nice' and 'Rover V8' is an Oxymoron! I'm...

'Nice' and 'Rover V8' is an Oxymoron!

I'm with Lee Noble. The V6 engine that comes free with the transaxle is much better. Bob Light used to blow at least two Rovers per season and the Essex V6...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 29th October 2012, 09:39
Replies: 59
Views: 14,307
Posted By MoriniMan
The hinges were the one thing that stood out as...

The hinges were the one thing that stood out as not quite working for me.

That close together they're going to put a lot of stress on the bodywork and I know from experience that the hinges...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 24th October 2012, 10:34
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By MoriniMan
You might get a change through without question,...

You might get a change through without question, however in theory an engine change requires documentary evidence. Many many people have had problems with this as you'll be able to see if you type...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd October 2012, 18:33
Replies: 19
Views: 5,300
Posted By MoriniMan
I'm planning on half doors rather than full....

I'm planning on half doors rather than full. These can be conventionally end hinged, or bottom hinged to drop down.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 23rd October 2012, 18:23
Replies: 4
Views: 2,669
Posted By MoriniMan
The very simplest tank vent is a length of tubing...

The very simplest tank vent is a length of tubing with several coils in it and the end level with the bottom of the tank. This will trap any fuel that splashes into the vent and fuel won't pour out...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 17th October 2012, 08:37
Replies: 51
Views: 12,863
Posted By MoriniMan
Yeah, you can't call them Nut Houses any more,...

Yeah, you can't call them Nut Houses any more, you have to call them Mental Health Institutions.

It's Madness gone Politically Correct!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 14th October 2012, 19:51
Replies: 590
Views: 135,423
Posted By MoriniMan
Hopefully you've bought some good donuts, there...

Hopefully you've bought some good donuts, there are a lot of bad ones around and if they split the failing drive shaft can do a lot of damage!

The advice on the Triumph forums is not to use the...
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