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by John159
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 53114

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Followed your story with great interest. I bought a morris 1000 ten years ago that was on its way to the scrap yard. The scrapper had already hoisted it up by putting a rope around the roof - with the two doors open- and buckled the roof edge at both doors. I hope that it is panel beatable. Other th...
by John159
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Puller and removing hub from back axle housing
Replies: 1
Views: 2090

Puller and removing hub from back axle housing

I made a home made puller as follows. Used angle grinder to cut out from a discarded tractor seat base a flat piece of iron - 15cm square and 3mm thick. Cut a piece of cardboard , same size , and pressed it against the 4 bolts on the hub. Made a hole in the centre of each mark and projected each ont...
by John159
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Removing and guest Replacing rear spring on 1970 Morris 1000
Replies: 3
Views: 3480

Removing and guest Replacing rear spring on 1970 Morris 1000

The two biggest problems encountered were getting out the front bolt of the two bolts attaching the three cornered plate to the housing at the front end of the spring and fitting a new bolt. I noted that the bolt threaded through the spring eye , with it's two rubber bushes , is permanently fixed to...
by John159
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: REAR AXLE HUB OIL SEAL
Replies: 37
Views: 11526

Re: REAR AXLE HUB OIL SEAL

Tks taupe for that you learn something every day. Must have been day dreaming. Makes perfect sence re for possible oil leak.'
by John159
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: REAR AXLE HUB OIL SEAL
Replies: 37
Views: 11526

Re: REAR AXLE HUB OIL SEAL

There has been references to a hole in the back plate of the rear brake structure to allow any brake fluid leakage to exit so that the chances of the brake shoe pads getting damaged is reduced. I have two MM- one is for a serious restoration job- and both have the 'rims' around the plate meeting , n...
by John159
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil gun source/ steering mechanism
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Oil gun source/ steering mechanism

I am very reluctant to use grease instead of oil to lubricate the steering rack. There is a rattle coming from the rack area and I want to check out if a deficit in lub is causing it before I consider taking the steering out to examine it. Would appreciate if someone could help re the following:- ( ...
by John159
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering arm greasing point
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Steering arm greasing point

When I try to grease the left and right grease nipples of the arms which connect to the stearing rack mechanism the greese squirts out from underneath the 'dish ' shaped washer. The original washer had a split in it and I fitted a good dish shaped washer and the same thing happened. Why is this wash...
by John159
Sun May 31, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear axle leaking into drums
Replies: 14
Views: 4208

Re: Rear axle leaking into drums

I noted that a number of posts refer to the air breather fitted to the back axle housing. - suggesting that if it is clogged/blocked that the back axle oil might be forced out through the seals on the half shafts - if they are anyway weak. I've just checked my breather which I will attempt to descri...
by John159
Sun May 31, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: rear windscreen removal
Replies: 8
Views: 2971

Re: rear windscreen removal

The front and back screed rubber seals in my 1970 morris saloon are cracked and when examining slightly blistering paint from the wiper points towards the sides and underneath the cover finish of the parcel shelf I noticed a lot of rust developing. Have concluded that this was caused by water leakin...
by John159
Fri May 29, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Back Brake Cylinder Kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1897

Re: Back Brake Cylinder Kit

Unfortunately living in Zimbabwe means that it is more of a bother ordering and posting than stripping and refurbishing, especially as post is so unreliable. I am very curious to know how one might go about freeing up a ceased rear brake cylinder. I have two of them and have the time and patience -...
by John159
Fri May 29, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: REAR AXLE HUB OIL SEAL
Replies: 37
Views: 11526

Re: REAR AXLE HUB OIL SEAL

Response much appreciated-Philthehill
by John159
Fri May 29, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: REAR AXLE HUB OIL SEAL
Replies: 37
Views: 11526

Re: REAR AXLE HUB OIL SEAL

Having the same problem now . All the posts have been very useful re how to tackle the problem. Long may the enthuasist of all the MM posters continue. Just three comments / suggestions and would appreciate any views on them:- (1) it might be useful if someone could put up an explosion diagram of th...
by John159
Thu May 28, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: Rear damper

Tks for that . I will get a washer and use 40 oil to get the best out of the unit. Re vice - I would have been catching it gently anyway.
by John159
Thu May 28, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: Rear damper

Before I removed the drain screw at the opposite end of the damper I came across a post which showed the various parts that the drain screw was keeping in - about a 1 1/2" rod with a spring on it and which can be very easily pulled off it. The post also showed a small washer which is put on the rod ...
by John159
Wed May 27, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: Rear damper

Tks for that advice Bmcecosse
by John159
Wed May 27, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear damper
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Rear damper

My morris , based in Ireland,is very bumpy for those sitting in the back , so I have the two rear dampers off. Have recently fitted a reconditioned engine and gearbox .Would appreciate a response to the following queries (1) what is the best fluid to use? I have read a lot of threads. Motorbike fork...