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by sirrom918
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 21618

Re: Series MM Questions

I totally agree with Phil's comment. ESM can supply new piston ring sets from standard size through to +60 for the 918cc Side-Valve Series MM Minor.

https://www.morrisminorspares.com/engin ... 40-p830018
by sirrom918
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JJL857 - 1956 Series11 Split Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: JJL857 - 1956 Series11 Split Screen

Many thanks for this information. Would you know if Lincolnshire Archives would release that information. Well that's what all County Archive Departments are in existence for, they're a depository for historical documents, company archives, old newspapers, photographs, maps etc pertaining to each C...
by sirrom918
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: JJL857 - 1956 Series11 Split Screen
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: JJL857 - 1956 Series11 Split Screen

The registration JJL 857 would have been issued between February and June 1956 in the Holland district i.e. Spalding area of Lincolnshire. Apparently the original registration records between 1932 and 1972 still exist and are held by Lincolnshire Archives - link below: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.u...
by sirrom918
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Engine rebuild.

Forgot to mention, ask the company to crack test the crankshaft before starting the job.
by sirrom918
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Engine rebuild.

ESM can supply the bearings ... and a number of classic and vintage car engine reconditioners / engineering companies are listed on the Old Car Services site. I would also suggest buying a copy of The Automobile magazine as a number of well known and highly respected classic and vintage engine recon...
by sirrom918
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Valve springs
Replies: 12
Views: 1052

Re: Valve springs

ESM have valve springs in stock for the Series MM Minor 918cc side-valve engine - their code number: SV103. These are identical albeit new to the S/H Morris 8 springs Philthehill mentions above. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/engine-c14/918cc-side-valve-engine-parts-c17/valve-springs-each-918cc-s...
by sirrom918
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to here
Replies: 18
Views: 962

Re: new to here

The N.E.R.C. is more or less on your doorstep if you need local help and advice. Some of the members probably live in or around the South Shields area - certainly I can think of one or two that did back in the early days of the the club in the 1970's when I was a member. http://www.northeastrestorat...
by sirrom918
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Alternator to Side valve Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Alternator to Side valve Engine

I've neither bought one nor fitted one, so absolutely no knowledge / experience of them, but these 'DYNAMATOR' - 45 Amp alternators that look like the original Dynamo and fit using the original Dynamo mountings are available here in the UK - though some would say they're expensive. I presume the Ser...
by sirrom918
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Tappet screws
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Tappet screws

The original spec for Series MM valves were:
Head Diameter: 28mm
Stem Diameter: 7mm
Stem Length: 89mm
by sirrom918
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Re: Water pump fan blades.

I've found another couple of online images which might suggest that the blades in photo 2 of the MM water pump in my previous post are in fact the correct blades for the later water pump engine and the blades shown in photos 1 and 3 are for the earlier non-water pump engines. Note that the leading e...
by sirrom918
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Re: Water pump fan blades.

Rob, I've a 918cc Morris 8 Series I Tourer rather than a Series MM Minor though I do have a Military Tank engine which as I'm sure you'll know was built around the late MM Minor water pump / external oil filter fitted side-valve engine block. None of these images are mine, I've merely found them on ...
by sirrom918
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Re: Water pump fan blades.

A single fan blade was fitted to the late 1934 to 1948 Pre-Series / Series I / II and Series E Morris 8 side-valve engines. The BMC Morris Series MM Minor Service Parts List Fourth Edition seems to suggest that the two blades I mentioned in my earlier post - X31437 / X31438 were fitted to the early ...
by sirrom918
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 1736

Re: Water pump fan blades.

The parts list shows that the two blades are indeed different: Blade Fan - part number X31437 - illustration A80 - 1 required Blade - Offset - Fan - part number X31438 - illustration A81 - 1 required Also check that your blades are fitted the correct way round i.e. sucking air through the radiator n...
by sirrom918
Tue May 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 3616

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

The Morris Motors / BMC Series MM Minor Service Parts List suggests the following: These are Morris Motors part numbers. Sump Drain Plug part number: X31479 - Washer p/n: 6K432 Gearbox Drain Plug part number: X31479 - Washer p/n: 6K432 Gearbox Filler Plug with baffle part number: SA1340 - Washer p/n...
by sirrom918
Thu May 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 3616

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

I'm reasonably certain the following screw-on oil filters will be shorter than the one you've received with the adaptor unit. Google these reference numbers and you should be able to find out the filter length.
Crossland 547
Fram PH 2834
Mahle OC 4
by sirrom918
Thu May 02, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 3616

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

It's highly likely the drain plug of an MG T Type and MG Series Y will be from the same Morris Motors / Nuffield Organisation parts bin. Certainly worth checking for size if you happen to live near to NTG Motor Services Ltd in Ipswich or a Moss Europe branch in the UK - London, Bradford, Bristol and...
by sirrom918
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 3616

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

The sump bolt on the left with the deep head is a genuine original and the sizes would have originally been:
The two front and two back sump bolts M8 fine (1.00mm pitch) x 22mm (7/8")
The eight other sump bolts M8 fine (1.00mm pitch) x 19mm (3/4")
The heads were originally 3/16" Whit / 1/4" BSF
by sirrom918
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: New boot carpet
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: New boot carpet

Thanks Taupe - bookmarked for future reference, some interesting products.
by sirrom918
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 3616

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Follow VERY carefully the instructions regarding the fitting of the rear main bearing cap Cork Strip - section A.2 Removal and Replacement of Sump pages A.7 and A.8 of the British Leyland / BMC Workshop Manual (14th Edition).
by sirrom918
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: New boot carpet
Replies: 8
Views: 1177

Re: New boot carpet

Taupe,

I'd be interested to learn where you sourced the 1/4" BSF threaded brass inserts - they look useful fixings for timber framing.