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by firedrake1942
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 2833

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Hopefully the photos may appear.
by firedrake1942
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 2833

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

later MM / S II windscreen surround joining clips: We sent a pair of our reproduction later MM/ Series II windscreen clips to Mark Kram in Malta. They were unchromed and from the first batch produced. He had some trouble with the new rubber screen seal but these seem to have been resolved. He has no...
by firedrake1942
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil bath air filter
Replies: 20
Views: 2979

Re: Oil bath air filter

There are usually a few battered ones at auto jumbles whoever they start up again. There is one on the net but £40 seems a lot if you are only after the wing nut stud.

https://picclick.co.uk/Morris-Minor-Ear ... 99375.html
by firedrake1942
Sun May 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour Chart
Replies: 69
Views: 71119

Re: Colour Chart

Those seats are no worse than mine were and I solved the drivers seat problem by getting a similarly knackered seat and getting a trimmer to use the seat back to sitcom in to the seat, Same otter, same patina. I have since done as was suggested above and used woolies leather paint. The transformatio...
by firedrake1942
Thu May 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)
Replies: 17
Views: 349

Re: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)

You can still get cross ply 500 / 520-14 I thing Club spares were advertising them in the latest Minor Matters. I changed from 155 to 145 last year and I think they are closer to the crossply in look and feel. Others have different perceptions and experiences. they also fit better in the boot area
by firedrake1942
Sun May 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Steering column felt bushes

If the felt bushes have shrunk / dried out drizzling a little light oil down into them may help. a) it helps lubrication and b) the felt will expand and stop creaking. Now how to stop the creaking from the column against the parcel shelf - it is a 948 smaller shelf so abuts the column rather than pa...
by firedrake1942
Sun May 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 2833

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

I know it has been some time since I first mooted the subject of reproduction of these clips and we have supplied a trial set to two people (unchromed) This seemed to go well albeit that one lower clip was damaged on fitting a particularly difficult surround / rubber in Malta. Ray - Uttlesford's 92 ...
by firedrake1942
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat cleaninig
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Seat cleaninig

Woolies stuff is superb. I was very nervous about renovating my Series II (Series II in style) leather seats but the instructions and the products were very good and I was pleased with the result. Rear seat half done and front seat before and after
by firedrake1942
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: semaphore
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: semaphore

I have seen them painted body colour but whether factory or later , I know not!
by firedrake1942
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Drivers Side Glove Box
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Drivers Side Glove Box

Nope they were open within a frame. You can get a door usually from a left hand drive car or someone who was making them out of glass fibre many moons ago, but both are as rare as hens teeth.
by firedrake1942
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nuffield Metal Products Plate NMP
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Nuffield Metal Products Plate NMP

As we had used all we made - over 400 and I am still getting requests for the plates from far flung places, we have decided to press some more. Test pressed some aluminium blanks today and the pictures speak for themselves. The mould was showing some strain with mild steel and some of the definition...
by firedrake1942
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: Engine Paint Colour

As promised some photos of Michaela Burkenshaw's lovely early Series II called Henry (the eighth minor she has owned). They show the correct blue engine matched from paint from behind the Dynamo / starter motor.
by firedrake1942
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: Engine Paint Colour

One of my friends had this colour on her engine and had the paint matched to a pristine patch found when she took the dynamo out. It looks stunning and is great at rallies when people walk past and comment loudly that that is not the original colour. I will try and find a picture.
by firedrake1942
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: MMOC Branch Forum
Topic: Uttlesford Branch update.
Replies: 0
Views: 850

Uttlesford Branch update.

Just an update as the info in the membership and benefits guide is wrong and in any case we have moved venue. General Meetings for Uttlesford Branch are second Tuesday of the month every other month (Next one is 11/2/2020) at the Coach and Horses Public House, Cambridge Rd, Newport, Saffron Walden C...
by firedrake1942
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1960/61 convertible front side lights
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: 1960/61 convertible front side lights

Not sure you can if they are the Lucas L 489 sidelights which is why many series3 cars had aftermarket indicator lights fitted in a variety of places both front and rear. You could of course put the much later front and rear cluster lights on or use the transitional and only slightly larger L 488 wh...
by firedrake1942
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 2833

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Today we popped over to Colin's with Ray and Tony to trial fit the re-made Series MM / Series II windscreen joining clips. They look very good and fit really well.

Next steps are to remake the male tool in steel to sharpen up the bends and folds and get the trial set chromed. Watch this space!
by firedrake1942
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 2833

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

First untrimmed attempt with brass, still needed annealing but the shape, definition and size are favourably comparable with the original donor pair. there is however none of the metal distortion we were finding with steel. Ray is still not satisfied and when he is we will be offering them up to the...
by firedrake1942
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 2833

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

First untrimmed attempt with brass, still needed annealing but the shape, definition and size are favourably comparable with the original donor pair. there is however none of the metal distortion we were finding with steel. Ray is still not satisfied and when he is we will be offering them up to the...
by firedrake1942
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 2833

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

An update on the remanufactured screen clips. We have made initial moulds and tried pressings with tin plate. They have come out fairly well but the steel distorts on the crease. The originals seem to be made of brass and. We have ordered some brass plate to try pressing. The images show an original...
by firedrake1942
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gan Canny pet
Replies: 21
Views: 1309

Re: Gan Canny pet

We are all going blind trying to work this one out....Suggested number may be KXN 258 F but this was not issued with an F suffix. Or KKN 250 F -not issued on an F but was issued on an E January 1967. CKN 250 F not issued on an F. CXN likewise.

Any more ?