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by JohnV
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Series MM split screen installation

One tip from the invaluable Frank McDonough: If you don't have windscreen panes, or even if you do, having new ones made using 5mm glass rather the standard 6mm makes installation that much easier. You do have to be sure to use the thick-rubber gasket between the two halves (behind the dividing pill...
by JohnV
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Series MM split screen installation

Geoberni Thanks for posting the manual excerpt. What's shown there are the "Early" type I described, used ONLY from Sep 1948 to Oct 1949 (to RHD 26102, LHD 10607). You'll see they have the inner metal moulding shown that screws into the windscreen frame attached to the body. It also shows the chrome...
by JohnV
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Series MM split screen installation

Paul Your 1949 car will have the "Early" screen installation I described, but your 1952 will have a totally different installation. Your later car will not have had the inner metal surrounds that screw into the frame, and it likely doesn't have the screw holes in the inside of the frame that would a...
by JohnV
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Series MM split screen installation

Just to point out here that there were (at least) two types of Minor split-window screens. "EARLY" (Sep 1948-Oct 1949) The kind used from Sep 1948 to Oct 1949 only (to RHD 26102, LHD 10607) has an inner metal moulding, chrome strips that fit over the inner lip of the windscreen surround, and a total...
by JohnV
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2367

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). I...
by JohnV
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 19
Views: 896

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

Those are Morris 1000 doors, hence the door lock on the nearside. Lowlight doors are different and never had lock holes on the other door. If you need pictures of the door handles, etc, I'll take these tomorrow. My '51, '55 saloons and '56 Traveller only have door locks in the driver's side. My, lo...
by JohnV
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 19
Views: 896

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

Those are Morris 1000 doors, hence the door lock on the nearside. Lowlight doors are different and never had lock holes on the other door. Just to echo this, having looked at a load of LHD Minors over the last 40 years ... one of the major drawbacks to LHD Minors until the early 1960s was the lock ...
by JohnV
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Outer headlight rim

Rob: Aha, thanks then. Much appreciated. Will wait for a shout from Ian.
by JohnV
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Outer headlight rim

Rob, Ian Sorry for late response, I've been lagging on MMOC Forum notifications. I presume the first of the two photos shows Rob's three, and the second one is Ian's rechromed one? I'd be happy with the latter if you'd be willing to let it go (and could collect it from a UK address over the holidays...
by JohnV
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Outer headlight rim

Yup, that type. Sadly sold now. I only need one more personally (for Clementine) but they're rare as hen's teeth in N America. Would be great if you see any of those on auction again ... with thanks ahead of time! :) https://picclick.co.uk/Bmc-Austin-Morris-Mg-aston-Martin-Lucas-Headlamp-17347361364...
by JohnV
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Outer headlight rim

Bryan Sadly I am not able to come over in November for the NEC Show this year as it conflicts with a family commitment. Hope to make it to the UK before EoY but not entirely sure as yet. Will drop Gary B another note on the water pumps. best, jv. There were some screw type ones on there but guess mu...
by JohnV
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door cards
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: door cards

Rob: Thanks for these. As I'm roughly 2 years away from starting to think about the interior, I hope others who've had to re-create a (maroon-piped) interior from thin air will share their expertise meanwhile. Just to give you an idea (per the Minor Matters piece), I presently have no seats, side pa...
by JohnV
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door cards
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: door cards

Thanks, Philip. Appreciate the research. I do in fact need to replace the entire interior (see article on my car in the current Sep/Oct issue of Minor Matters), but am not quite there yet so will let this play out a bit. best, jv. ... I had received a sample of MM beige vinyl from Newton Commercial....
by JohnV
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: chassis-rail repair sections vs early Series MM cars ??
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: chassis-rail repair sections vs early Series MM cars ??

Rob Many thanks for the photos, which I've added to my folder. Pleased to see the brake line running inside the cutout at the side of the gearbox crossmember, which is still there on my car. It strikes me the best way to check is to get hold of a couple of the sections once the shell is on the rotis...
by JohnV
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15435

Re: Series MM Questions - Series MM vs II, "SMM" vs "F" prefixes

Thank you for the good words! :) Clementine will be quite a project, for sure. But, hey, everyone needs to do one ridiculously complicated, horrifyingly expensive rotisserie restoration in their life ... right? I've already got my new copy of Minor Matters and was fascinated by the feature on Clemen...
by JohnV
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: chassis-rail repair sections vs early Series MM cars ??
Replies: 5
Views: 397

chassis-rail repair sections vs early Series MM cars ??

I've been corresponding with ESM regarding their full-length chassis leg sections, which will be needed on both sides of my '49 "USA" Tourer, aka Clementine. (If you're a MMOC member, you'll see a feature on the car in the Sep/Oct issue that should be arriving any day now!) ESM has confirmed their s...
by JohnV
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15435

Re: Series MM Questions - Series MM vs II, "SMM" vs "F" prefixes

With respect, I don't think this is quite correct. The new ID plates with F-series prefixes were introduced 1 April 1952, presumably to rationalise with the Austin system in the newly combined BMC. It started with serial # 139439, and the old Nuffield practice of allocating separate RHD and LHD sequ...
by JohnV
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1360

Re: Outer headlight rim

If it's this ad: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR-1000-56-71-STAINLESS-OUTER-HEADLAMP-RIMS-SCREWS-x-2-500929/371075142963 then those are the later style, not the earlier style used on Series MM cars with the external worm screw to fasten them on. Or did I miss a set of the earlier ones, and i...
by JohnV
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1954 series 11 black 4 door
Replies: 257
Views: 77658

replacement armature

I've spent about half an hour online and haven't been able to locate a "replacement armature" ... where did you source yours, Stevey? Thanks in advance. Also on the way home from England the ignition warning light came on. Turns out the regulator had stuck on charge, boiled the battery and melted th...
by JohnV
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2367

Re: New Purchase!!

Super info, thanks, Rob. Do we know whether the rear folded-metal brackets gave way to the iron-through-the-valence type at the same time the bumpers went from two-piece to one-piece on two-doors and Tourers? (Jan 1951; RHD 83025, LHD 81502 per parts book) It would make sense that the brackets would...