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by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2348

Re: New Purchase!!

Mike, way too untidy for the public to view!! Axle and gearbox out in last few days, axle was quite stiff to turn. Put a mix of thin engine oil and white spirit in and worked the pinion back and forward, then turned the diff around a few times and now running nice and free. The new oil was very dirt...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trafficator issue
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Trafficator issue

Most minor companies probably sell them, here is whats on offer from ESM. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/search/trafficator There is a good chance you will only need the lens and arm if it was operating normally before it got broken. Club Spares also offer reconditioned trafficators. You can get ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2348

Re: New Purchase!!

I havent had a huge amount of progress on the project over the last few months, but the engine has had new rings and shells fitted and is now painted up and ready to fit the cylinder head! Ive also checked over the starter, dynamo and carb this week so getting there, slowly.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor group photo
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Morris Minor group photo

He uses 'Judge' here, he used to be the concours judge!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor group photo
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Morris Minor group photo

I can tell you it was taken on MOT UK, possibly the trip to Ilfracombe in Devon in 2014, heres a differnt view of the same line up. Cant recall the name of the house, its a National Trust property. Might be worth contactin Bill Hewlett who organises the trip.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

Good man!!! You should start a post in the restoration section and keep us all up to speed. 8)
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 682

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

Minors can rust almost anywhere, even the newest one is almost 50 years old now! So many panels are available for the minor that it makes them viable as restoration projects. As Myrtlesman says, a night school class is a good place to start. Also if you had had a go in the past try on some scrap bit...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving drum brake performance on a 71 traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Improving drum brake performance on a 71 traveller

Heres a link to the 8' Mintex shoe on East Sussex. Definitely gives a great improvemnet over the standard shoe with very hard linings.

https://www.morrisminorspares.com/brake ... ex-p829465
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Series MM split screen installation

Ive carried out this job around 5 times or so. I use a cn old centre pillar with about 1' cut off each end. I fit the 2 pieces of glass together with the cut off pillar and then fit the rubber to the whole item. Strong cord is then put between the edge so the rubber can be pulled over the bodywork. ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series 2 steering wheel remanufacture
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Series 2 steering wheel remanufacture

I think you would be surprised how well the cracks would cover in with some areldite, it may take several applications to fill them completely but would be worth the effort.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 75
Views: 35906

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Welcome Splittyman! Have you any paperwork for the car? The number plate is Southern Irish so would not be a simple job to register it unless you have old documents. Id suggest you will probably end up with an age related number plate the Irish version of DVLA no longer let old Irish number be used....
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hand brake lever now too long
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Hand brake lever now too long

Very neat job!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sump gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Sump gasket

Worth trying Bryan Gosling for a sump plug, Mike Perry had a batch made a few years back and Im fairly sure Club Spares has any that are left.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: freeing seized studs
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: freeing seized studs

I have used Plus Gas with good effect several times. Not easy to get these days, I found it on the Euro Carparts website. Also on Amazon, but they wont post it outside of mainland UK, so couldnt come to me in NI. I also bought a stud extractor that you use with a socket, studs are beyond re use afte...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holes for semaphores
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: holes for semaphores

At more or less the same time as the trafficators disappeared ( August 1961, chassis 925448) they also added seat belt fixing points into the sills. Assuming they are original, there are dates on the starter, dynamo, wiper motor, regulator and even the switches! These can all help to date it. From R...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 stuck in first gear?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: 803 stuck in first gear?

Thank you for all your suggestions! Its most likely as liamonty suggests the selector passed the detent balls and stuck. When I called up the owner had almost removed the gear lever from the box, I tried to get it back in place but it wouldnt go. I removed the lever completely and with a hand lamp c...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue May 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 stuck in first gear?
Replies: 5
Views: 282

803 stuck in first gear?

Does anyone have any ideas why an 803 would stick in first gear? Background on the car is 14000 mile car laid up since the 60s but has been running and selecting well and probably covered at least 3 miles in the last few weeks, then suddenly sticks in first. Im wondering if its anything to do with t...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu May 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1428

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Im fairly certain that club spares has the rest of the batch of sump plugs that Mike had made.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Reregistration
Replies: 8
Views: 648

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: 20
Views: 1225

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.