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by smithskids
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Magneto spanners
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Magneto spanners

In 1972 I bought 70 fire pump engines from a scrap man near Doncaster. They were series E type engines, brand new in crates ex army with a bronze fire pump engine attached. He was scrapping the engines and keeping the fire pumps. The first batch I collected were just the bare engine, but in the end ...
by smithskids
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen YMC 254 1952 Convertible Clarendon Gray
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Stolen YMC 254 1952 Convertible Clarendon Gray

Sorry to hear that, they must have had a trailer, usually with a fuel shut off it will only go about 500 yards.
by smithskids
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: Free books
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Free books

email on way regards books. Regards Iain
by smithskids
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 25
Views: 1549

Re: 'Smart' motorways

I have also read recently the the "green" electric cars just stop when they go wrong and can dump you in the fast lane, never mind the smart inside lane. Maybe they should have ejector seats fitted biased to propel you onto the grass?!! Get the hydrogen conversions going then we can all be clean. Cu...
by smithskids
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Oil pressure gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Oil pressure gauge

You can get a 24psi oil pressure switch from minispares they give a better indication at idle of what is happening but an oil gauge is the best.
by smithskids
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine and Gearbox Oil
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Engine and Gearbox Oil

I have used nothing but Duckhams 20-50 since 1962 and have had no trouble using it in my 1935, 1951 and 1963 morris cars. I used to have a Lotus super 7 in the 60s and couldn't get Duckhams once so put Castrol 20-50 in and there was a 5lbs lower oil pressure when hot. I have used Castrol since it wa...
by smithskids
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scalextric
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: scalextric

I remember seeing Albion at Gan Island in 1971 some of their engineers came aboard us and saw our scalectrix and were amazed at the setup.
by smithskids
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: No key
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: No key

Let me know the number ,I have quite a few.
by smithskids
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scalextric
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: scalextric

We also had a large set when I was with BP Tankers, It ran right down the engineers alleway port to stbd on the cross alleway back down the next cross alleyway and back to the start, we used to do a 24 hour Le mans now and again usually fron the gulf down to Aussi. Great times!!
by smithskids
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amber warning beacon
Replies: 20
Views: 522

Re: Amber warning beacon

I have one in my pickup for when I attend steam rallies as coal and water carrier.
by smithskids
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1742

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Just measured old windscreen glass and its 5.92mm thick.
by smithskids
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 50
Views: 2976

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Very neat, could fancy one myself!!
by smithskids
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1742

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

I have just fitted new old stock glass(1952) and a new rubber, it was too slack in the frame, luckily I had an older new rubber I had bought in 1984 and it went in OK. the new glass was the same thickness as original.The original triplex date was Dec 1950, I didn't know how bad the old glass was unt...
by smithskids
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners
Replies: 23
Views: 988

Re: A happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners

Merry Christmas to all Moggy fans and a Happy New Year. Just finished overhauling my MMs braking system last night ready for a Christmas run.
by smithskids
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 79
Views: 3867

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Just recently fitted LED festoon substitutes with small pcb attached to the trafficators on my MM. Brilliant. I also got some 6v ones for the Morris 8.
by smithskids
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pickup insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Pickup insurance

What sort of price are we paying for LCV, Pickup insurance these days? Older driver living in country area, 1275 engine, value about £8000.
by smithskids
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Salt
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Salt

I spent a lot of my life down ships and power station engine rooms and without salt or salt tablets you die!!
by smithskids
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: Rear hub gasket

Yes, see what you mean Phil, pensioneritus creeping in!!
by smithskids
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: Rear hub gasket

I assume you don't fit the gasket as well as the "O" ring or the hub loading would be incorrect.
by smithskids
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car insurance when you die
Replies: 5
Views: 605

Re: Car insurance when you die

Thanks folks, checked with Footman and they said if I died the named person on the policy could ring in and insurance would be changed over so she wouldn't be without transport.