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by firedrake1942
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

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: 28
Views: 1013

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: 28
Views: 1013

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: 551

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 ?
by firedrake1942
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

Absolutely correct and I have just checked in Ray Newell's Book. However we have a later 1960 blue 2 door in the branch with the earlier type switch / horn control - light on indicator body not on speedo- looks original too! Possibly a ‘what is in the parts bin on the day, model?
by firedrake1942
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

If a 1960 it would have had the earlier type indicator / horn push switch, with the green bulb in the switch body. When I bought my 1957 in 1978, trafficators and horn worked off the original switch and aftermarket indicators were operated by a second stalk from a later Minor on the other side. It n...
by firedrake1942
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help
Replies: 12
Views: 528

Re: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help

C indicates a civilian commercial vehicle Chris Stevens (Pommreg) will be able to tell you when made from his extensive database
by firedrake1942
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: TBJ POLICE CAR
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: TBJ POLICE CAR

This may be of interest to you . On Uttlesford Morris Minor Owners Fb page
by firedrake1942
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speed stickers original gov
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: speed stickers original gov

If you can give isaydingdong a photo or an image they can make them they are really helpful people .
by firedrake1942
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Thanks for the info, there are also holes further round which may be non-original
by firedrake1942
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Looks like it had been drilled too. I am not sure but I don’t think they ever had holes in. Not even at the end. We have produced a prototype joiner and firmer which are looking promising but the steel is still too thick. We have been promised a pair of joiners and a pillar to use as templates. I am...
by firedrake1942
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 650

Re: Original equipment

The brown toolkit bag is spot on as are some of the contents. The drivers handbook often gave the toolkit contents list which suffered tear in year. This one lacks a wooden handles screwdriver which some had but has the quite rare smaller 6” wire one - (which we have remade if anyone wants one) - th...
by firedrake1942
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many shades of Grey??
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: How many shades of Grey??

They Grey o e looks very Clarendon
by firedrake1942
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2950

Re: painting gold seal engine

It’s not much better to be honest. I reckon 30 feet and a change into second. It will happily pull away from stationary in 2nd. Btw I wouldn’t worry overly with DVLA I tried for years to tell them about my replacement engine number and they never updated the V5. My solution was to get a new engine n...
by firedrake1942
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: windscreen wipers - are they supposed to be ineffective?
Replies: 20
Views: 3425

Re: windscreen wipers - are they supposed to be ineffective?

You have springs? Luxury! My 1957 only has a tensioned bit of steel in the wiper arm as an alternative and the wipers work well albeit in a variable arc. They work especially well driving into the wind!
by firedrake1942
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear number plate light glass
Replies: 13
Views: 395

Re: Rear number plate light glass

Not seen an etched one, mine has letters raised in the glass itself simply 'Lucas England.' I suspect yours may be quite rare.
by firedrake1942
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6" wire formed screwdriver for Minor toolkits
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: 6" wire formed screwdriver for Minor toolkits

Rather thicker steel. It was a common and fairly cheap way of making tools.
by firedrake1942
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6" wire formed screwdriver for Minor toolkits
Replies: 2
Views: 293

6" wire formed screwdriver for Minor toolkits

As promised some weeks ago, Ray the Uttlesford Branch engineer has made the first of the 6" (5 3/4) wire formed screwdrivers for the early toolkits. I know that were expressions of interest and if those interested can PM me or mail on dadmjsdm@aol.com he can assess how much steel he will need and ho...
by firedrake1942
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 21821

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

It might also be worth trawling East Sussex town's facebook photos for the period. In my meanderings round FB I have seen quite a few police Minors.
by firedrake1942
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 21821

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

There is a specialist register for these and they may able to assist re livery. Almost every force was different and many (most) had no roof lights and very few had blue lights http://www.expolice.mmoc.org.uk Murray Minor, I was some (many) years ahead of you and in the MPS but was it not 'appointme...