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by JohnV
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Engine rebuild.

If anyone wants proof that the side-valve is a durable little engine even after decades of neglect, read the description on this video:

https://vimeo.com/417267033
by JohnV
Wed May 06, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear shift lever knob
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Gear shift lever knob

OK, according to OHP900 aka Richard O'Brien (who can't recall his login at the moment), the knobs Mike Parry had made weren't correct. So basically I had the story backward—for which abject apologies. Richard sent me these four photos. Three show the original knob off his Feb 1949 car, with ridged e...
by JohnV
Tue May 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear shift lever knob
Replies: 14
Views: 384

Re: Gear shift lever knob

Do you mean these? https://www.morrisminorspares.com/gearbox-c76/gearbox-all-o-h-v-models-gearbox-c79/gearlever-knob-803cc-original-long-lever-type-p830961 I believe these are not the same as the earliest Series MM knobs, according to the estimable Richard O'Brien. If memory serves, those 1948-earl...
by JohnV
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: emblem color
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: emblem color

I would bet a certain amount of money it's blue. I've never seen a red-painted boot emblem on any Minor.
by JohnV
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: boot boards
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: boot boards

I've never seen boot boards on ANY Minor that came in silver from the factory. Flat black, surely.
by JohnV
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 50
Views: 3785

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Declan_Burns wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:08 am
Thanks for the nice comments. I could do a small batch if anybody is interested.
I would be interested, although I'd need to know a price to commit fully.
by JohnV
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: jacking point label
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: jacking point label

Aha! Much obliged, and thank you. I'm still many years away from labels for the 1949 "USA" Tourer, but a man can dream ... thanks again.
by JohnV
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: jacking point label
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: jacking point label

LOL, "Alta and MM porn," had missed that one! Searched the forum for "jacking" and found nothing about labels.

The porn thread did have pics of Rob's bonnet-lock and voltage-regulator labels, but nothing for jacking points ??
by JohnV
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: jacking point label
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: jacking point label

Ohhhhh ... could you post of a photo of the label? I think I vaguely recall Rob T making repro labels for something, not sure if it was that.

And I'm curious about the answer as well!
by JohnV
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 50
Views: 3785

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Can anybody tell me the thickness of the glovebox where the clock is inserted?? I have made a 3D printed housing for the clock and should have it on Saturday but I would like to know the final depth so I can make a fixing arrangement. Your best bet might be simply to borrow a glovebox lid from a ne...
by JohnV
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

Interesting! So perhaps the brake adjuster holes were ADDED to the wheels at one of those change points. I'll ask a friend who has a Feb 1949 car to see if he's got holes or not. I have Heritage certificates - low-light build date was 27 - 28 June 1950, as a LHD car with despatch date of 30th June 1...
by JohnV
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early Series MM wheel decoration
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Early Series MM wheel decoration

The painted one-piece grille came in from March 1951 (RHD 90117 / LHD 89727), but the plated two-piece grille remained an option. Sometime late in 1951, the one-piece grille became the standard fitting (RHD 114041/ LHD 110577). If I'm reading the parts book correctly, that is! Thanks for that info. ...
by JohnV
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

Further info: My April 1949 "USA" export Tourer has four wheels that I believe are original, but NONE of them has brake holes.
by JohnV
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

Not sure about the wheels, but the brakes themselves were modified twice in early years. Dec 1949: Hub/brake drum, stub shaft, outer bearing & cap, steering lever modified (RHD 31790 / LHD 12338) Mar 1951: Front and rear brake-shoe assemblies modified (RHD 90318 / LHD 89910) If your rims are origina...
by JohnV
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early Series MM wheel decoration
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: Early Series MM wheel decoration

I'd like to know this as well, for the ever-growing list of Series MM running changes. May be hard to pinpoint, though, as it's not a part change indicated in the parts book. Perhaps as an austerity measure when painted hubcaps (briefly) and/or painted grille came in during Korean War? My question i...
by JohnV
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

George, David: Thanks for the info.

I think so far we're down to May 1950 ... but can we further refine it? :)
by JohnV
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

Would it be possible to get serial numbers from everyone who's posted with 1950 cars, along with whether or not they have vents? Manufacture dates if you happen to have a Heritage Certificate would also be helpful. Colin's 1950 Tourer may throw a spanner into the chronology, but perhaps not if that ...
by JohnV
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

A little late to the party with this one. My Nov 1950 Lowlight has vents but no water pump. However, they did have heaters. They picked up hot air from the radiator which was circulated with a fan in the car. So instead of plumbing to carry water through the firewall from the engine coolant, does y...
by JohnV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

My June 1950 manufactured LHD export low-light has demist vents (see picture below). It was exported with no heater and no water pump, so why were vents incorporated in the dashboard? If a June 1950 car has fascia vents, then it wasn't the four-door (Oct 1950) that pioneered them. I wonder if the v...
by JohnV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

The car in the eBay advert is listed as a 1951 car, but *home-market* two-door saloons and Tourers got their high lights in Jan 1951 (RHD 83390 / LHD 81585). So this car would had to have been built sometime between Sep 1950 and Jan 1951. That could be confirmed by a Heritage Certificate based on it...