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by RobThomas
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU fuel Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: SU fuel Pump

I've just rebuilt a pump and it makes a tick that would impress the clock in Big Ben. Sounds like a gremlin smacking the bonnet with a mallet. All the others have a nice gently clack that you can't hear at speed 9until you run out of fuel). Has anyone else had this?
by RobThomas
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: emblem color
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: emblem color

Bottom pic is correct. Top pic is an Indian pot-metal repro that is best avoided. I ended up with French Blue Humbrol but it was an old tin. Not sure if it is still available


https://www.humbrol.com/uk-en/14-french ... paint.html
by RobThomas
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Lowlight wing flange
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Lowlight wing flange

Hockey sticks go through front panel, front wings then inner wings.
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by RobThomas
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Lowlight wing flange
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Lowlight wing flange

Nope. Just drill through the grille holes to line it up.
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by RobThomas
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel size compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: Wheel size compatibility

Yours are 114.3mm (4.5 inch) PCD on the early cars. Hyundai Lantra, Volvo S40, MG Magnette, Triumph Stag etc use that size. Much easier to find wheels in that PCD but you need to check offset.
by RobThomas
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Valve springs
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Valve springs

Series MM springs, or have I got the wrong idea?
by RobThomas
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Valve springs
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Valve springs

I've finally run out of sets of double-springs and have just one set of singles left. Ford Laser in Aus might fit. Morris 8 vendors might have some since the Army had plenty of stock.
by RobThomas
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morris Minor alignment Jig
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: Morris Minor alignment Jig

The bottom tube is just the spacer between eyebolt holes. In the original design I though that the top tube was spaced away from the damper mounts on a rotating bracket. Is there any reason not to delete that top tube and weld the 2 large triangles straight onto the damper plate? Would make it easie...
by RobThomas
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morris Minor alignment Jig
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: Morris Minor alignment Jig

I've got the 'book' but couldn't quite suss out the design. Is the tube at the top made so it can pivot up out of the way?
by RobThomas
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator Blind
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Radiator Blind

I bought and fitted a Factory Option roller blind for the rad. Ideal on a sidevalve with that massive header tank. Obviously, the numberplate didn't stay there!
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by RobThomas
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1394

Re: fuel pump

I did wonder if the inlet valve was stuck a bit open but if I leave the ign on with no engine running then it only ticks once every 10-15 seconds, suggesting that it is not leaking back into the fuel line. I'm trying to twist my brain round the idea of a leaking outlet valve...1.5 psi in the long ho...
by RobThomas
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1394

Re: fuel pump

Strange one this week. Having brought one of the Sidevalves back into use I suffered a fuel pump intermittenet failure. Single points on it so I wasn't overly surprised. I changed it for a rebuilt one in the boot and it worked, but, the noise was like a lump hammer being used and the ticking was may...
by RobThomas
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 50
Views: 2972

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

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by RobThomas
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rear hub nut spanner
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Rear hub nut spanner

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOWOG-REAR-H ... SwxlBeGe-k

Not mine, but someone will want it!
by RobThomas
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Early Steering Column Bush
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Early Steering Column Bush

Candle wax heated up and poured in? Might stay in longer?
by RobThomas
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 50
Views: 2972

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

alte1.jpg I'll try to find some better pics. Mine was 'made' in the same way as yours but based on an original owned by Carlo P. I posted the designs on here a while ago but found that someone had copied the designs and was freely selling them on the inetrnet. NOT COOL! The drawing work was done by...
by RobThomas
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 50
Views: 2972

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Rev counter and water temp gauge next?? :D
by RobThomas
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1742

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Distant memory of old glass being 1.5mm thicker than new stuff.