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by sirrom918
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Valve springs
Replies: 12
Views: 748

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: 802

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: 252

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: 671

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: 1474

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: 1474

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: 1474

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: 1474

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: 3227

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: 3227

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: 3227

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: 3227

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: 1056

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: 3227

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: 1056

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.
by sirrom918
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apologies but yet another tyre question
Replies: 9
Views: 1063

Re: Apologies but yet another tyre question

Always worth asking the question I think. So does anyone know where I could find a set of Nankangs as I cannot justify the high price of the Pirelli or Michelin just yet. Longstone Tyres - Vintage & Classic of Bawtry, Doncaster stock Nankang 155/80/14 - they usually offer free fitting if buying a f...
by sirrom918
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM oil pump
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Series MM oil pump

Paul, I suggest you try a company that's not that far from you called 'From The Frame Up' in Phoenix, Arizona - they're suppliers of new spare parts for MG T Type sports cars. MG were part of the Morris Motors empire and the early T Type engines were based on Morris 10 engines. Certainly the Morris ...
by sirrom918
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM oil pump
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: Series MM oil pump

In both the early and late SV pumps the pressure release valve spring, pad and ball were identical. Spring - part no. X15093 - illustration no. 118 Pad - part no. X15601 - illustration no. 117 Ball - part no. CA1280 - illustration no. 119 As already mentioned by Phil, the later pump unlike the early...
by sirrom918
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lost Moggy
Replies: 14
Views: 2684

Re: Lost Moggy

On the Concours Forum thread geoberni posted a link to another 'Over the Hill Motor Company' based at Burrows Lea Farm which could have been based in the buildings adjacent to Burrows Lea Forge Ltd - hence my links, satellite image and suggestion that Tracy contact the Forge to see if they can offer...
by sirrom918
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lost Moggy
Replies: 14
Views: 2684

Re: Lost Moggy

Suggest you contact Burrows Lea Forge Ltd - they're based at Burrows Lea Farm, Hook Lane, Shere - they may know what happened to Mr Alan Hill and his Over The Hill Motor Co. 192 also lists a number of Alan Hill with addresses in Surrey - https://www.192.com/atoz/people/hill/alan/4/ https://a-blacksm...