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by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Reregistration
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Reregistration

Have you been in touch with Rob Thomasson from the club, he deals with signing off paperwork on behalf of the club before it goes to DVLA Swansea. Once you have all the relevant paperwork you post it to him, he may arrange someone to visit and then Rob signs and stamps the V765. If you havent been i...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Id have another go with a wooden block and a mallet on the side of the head while its hanging, obviously not too far off the bench or floor!!! Perhaps even mallets used on both sides of the head at once.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Any progress on the head?
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM steering wheel and badges
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: MM steering wheel and badges

My clarendon grey traveller has a grey marbled one which matches well! The other MMs are both later replacements. Stephen Gordon has discovered that there are dates moulded into the bakelite rims, but they are often worn away on well used cars
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Front Swivals and Stub Axle
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Front Swivals and Stub Axle

Ive attached a pic of my MM swivel pins when stripped off for refurb. As Rob says they only have one steering arm hole and the stub axle is thinner. There is an article on the Series MM website about converting later swivel pins for use on MMs, this involves some machining. http://seriesmm.mmoc.org....
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM steering wheel and badges
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: MM steering wheel and badges

Paul, the pics below show the steering wheels as fitted. Colour seems to have been random. You see grey marble, beige marble, some almost tan in colour. Main thing is on the MM the centre of the wheel and steering column are painted brown. I must paint these on my own cars as both have later series ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM pull-start cable
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: MM pull-start cable

Paul, best option is probably Bryan Gosling in Club Spares. He is on the forum from time to time but if you email him directly he is more likely to get it.

Known as,

sparesman

on the forum
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1565

Re: New Purchase!!

David Where did you get the plates made? Those are very handsome indeed. As I have the original paperwork for our 1960 Traveller (LHD Export), which my dad bought new and drove around the U.K. before bringing it to the States, I found the bit with the original registration number (never reissued). ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1565

Re: New Purchase!!

Yes murrayminor, its noted on the tax book as declared manufactured in 1950, nothing about its previous number at all unfortunately.

Plates arrived, quite pleased with them.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: UFN 456 plumbing

Im not sure but I would guess that it is for one of those Smiths auxiliary type pumps that mount on top of the dynamo and run off the fan belt. I do have one of them but was never sure were the water supply would come from!!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1565

Re: New Purchase!!

Empty engine bay and new parts to fit.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1565

1950 Series MM Tourer

The tourer came with no paperwork at all unfortunately. I sent off for a Heritage Certificate and with some help from Busguy did some other digging about the history of the number plate. Unfortunately DVLA will not let me keep the number and have issued me with an age related number, new plates are ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Ian, I think I recall BMCecosse recommending that approach, it may help but Id use it as a last resort, sidevalve pistons are about £400 a set these days! :o

Im currently building a sidevalve engine for my tourer, new rings and shells cost almost £250........ Better be a flying machine!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Seat straps
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Seat straps

I had a diaphragm fitted in my everyday minor for about 15 years before it tore, so not complaining about it! The new one I bought to replace it from ESM did recommend drilling new holes in the frame.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

I believe Richard welded a bar to some old plugs and hung his engine for for some months before it gave way!!! Look for 'Plus Gas' and apply down all the stud holes (becoming hard to find, last lot I got off Amazon) Is there any space yet to tap in wooden wedges? Sometimes a sideways knock from a ru...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Installing a windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Installing a windscreen

Russ, I always seal between the body and rubber and between the glass and rubber. When you fit the sealing strip it will push out any sealer that it doesnt need which is why its good that its easily cleaned off your new paint and shiney glass!!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Installing a windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Installing a windscreen

I find ArboMast Auto seal to be one of the best sealants. Its non setting and also easy to clean off. Seal up before you fit the plastic trim and should give you a good water tight seal.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

Excellent George!! Welcome to the more aerodynamic minor!!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper mount
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Wiper mount

On a car i bought they had wedged a later 1000 wiper motor in under the dash and used lost of expanding foam on it....... Good job it didnt work as I expect it would have went on fire! :o
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear brake light issue
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Rear brake light issue

It sounds like the wires have been put in the wrong bullet connectors in the boot, should just be a matter of swapping them over. Red for side lights and from memory green and purple for brake lights.