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by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

Re: New Purchase!!

Some more progress, Im doing a full restoration update on Morris Minor Series MM page on facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/139924039959670/

I bet that speedo never did 70mph before, Im sure it wont ever again!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Was that the car that was on Ebay? It looked excellent and a great find! Avery early series 11 as weill, does it have the square axle? There is a Juy 53 4 door about a mile from me with only 14000 odd miles on it, its in fantastic orignal condtion. This one probably has the old MM type brake cylinde...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1956 Low Light???
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: 1956 Low Light???

Back in the day when hand written log book changes were the norm it was ok to use the Irish number and this continued for many years. The Irish Government clamped down on numbers being sold when a Z only plate was sold for an extreme amount of money. Now if you have a car with an Irish number unless...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1956 Low Light???
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: 1956 Low Light???

Id suggest it was first registered in Mainland GB in 56, ZE is an old southern Irish number plate. From the blurry photo it looks like a proper short beonnet car and on DVLA page it says 918cc.

This has reminded me that my copy of Minor Matters hasnt arrived yet!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Crystals in waterways
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Crystals in waterways

I had this build up in my Austin 10 in the aluminum waterways (almost completely blocking it) when there was no antifreeze in it, doesnt seem to happen with the old blue type anti freeze in it.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

Re: New Purchase!!

Some more progress, engine and gearbox back in yesterday! Had lots of willing helpers in the garage yesterday :D
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners
Replies: 23
Views: 705

Re: A happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners

Wishing you all a great Christmas!!!

Saw this picture on facebook and had to borrow it!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

Re: New Purchase!!

Repairs all done underneath and given a coat of primer.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

Re: New Purchase!!

Some more progress lately, tipped on its side to scrape off some old body scutz that I dont like and also to sort out a few areas that needed some tidying up. Thankfully no rot! We also made some pressings in the floor as at some point its been fitted with a flat steel floor section which flexed ann...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

John, I would estimate that they came in around April 1950. My March 1950 tourer doesnt have vents but the May 1950 saloon does!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

My May 1950 has vents in the dash.

The car in the eaby advert belongs to Ewen Cameron and it was at the national Rally this year.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM brake convert
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: MM brake convert

To convert to the later cylinders you need a 7inch brake backing plate to mount them onto, here is the later parts as used in series 11 and 948 cc cars. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/brakes-c42/front-brakes-c44/brake-back-plate-reconditioned-7-front-r-h-p829425 They also sell a complete kit of n...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Problem panel
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Problem panel

About the same time the body was altered for the new dash and grill the clutch pedal was moved to the outside of the chassis leg, rather than inside as on your older car. This isnt a structural panel so its fine to just cut out the necessary area to allow your clutch to work!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear
Replies: 22
Views: 1025

Re: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear

This happened to me on the way to the Centenary Rally at Cornbury Park. We managed to get all the necessary bits at the autojumble and change it in the campsite, even bought axle stands and big hammer! The broken bit of half shaft need quite a lot of hammering to get it out of the diff as it had twi...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smiths Heater not wired in
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Smiths Heater not wired in

The yellow and green wire is to the switch on the heater, it plugs into the fan motor, the round bit on the left you can just see the hole it plugs into on your picture. The heater takes its power from a spare terminal on the wiper switch.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

Re: New Purchase!!

Unfortunately the original Scottish Registration documents also no longer exsist. There is an educational charity called the Kithead Trust http://kitheadtrust.org.uk/ who deal with registrations and original sourcing of documents, they were able to advise straight away i hadnt much hope as none of t...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

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: 151

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: 38
Views: 3621

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: 417

Re: Morris Minor group photo

He uses 'Judge' here, he used to be the concours judge!