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by RobThomas
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Morris engine crane
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Morris engine crane

I think I might go for that!!
by RobThomas
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Side Valve Engine for 1950 MM
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Side Valve Engine for 1950 MM

I have a bare late 918 block here if you wanted to do a slow rebuild. The harder part would be to find a crank that isn't already ground too far.
by RobThomas
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Side Valve Engine for 1950 MM
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Side Valve Engine for 1950 MM

How deep are your pockets? :D

I've a couple here but the cost to rebuild one is over a grand plus labour so unless you can find a running/used one you might have trouble.
by RobThomas
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 19
Views: 699

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

BMW 7-series pumps are an option. Like this... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E65-E66-7-Series-Additional-Water-Pump-6922699-020/202265780544?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D58656%26meid%3D4cd219bea749456586ec549370f2ebe9%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D332285180953%...
by RobThomas
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ital to Minor 1000 box
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: Ital to Minor 1000 box

No flywheel bush required and the bottom plate can stay or be cut off. It doesn't interfere but can be used to hang a rag to catch the drips. :D

Can't remember what sized bush is needed. Phil will be along in a minute...
by RobThomas
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 45
Views: 785

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

I changed the filter and oil yesterday on mine. Unscrewed easily enough with a leather strop with just a couple of drips. The HOF250 filter has a bypass and a drain-back valve so works well. No leaks. I'm going to order 2 more for the other cars. Strangely, I had to use almost an entire 5 litre can ...
by RobThomas
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: slip ring assembly.
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: slip ring assembly.

The horn button just connects the purple to earth, via the steering wheel boss and then the rack. If your wire from brass slip ring to horn button has frayed then it'll beep all the time. Check continuity?
by RobThomas
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: slip ring assembly.
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: slip ring assembly.

Purple wire from under the dashboard. It should have a ring terminal on the end.
by RobThomas
Fri May 31, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: slip ring assembly.
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: slip ring assembly.

Ring is insulated from column but wire goes up centre to horn button. 'Finger' is insulated from cast mounting bracket but wire goes off to horn (purple). Electricity kept away from steering components apart from the finger and slip ring which have to be mounted like that.
by RobThomas
Thu May 30, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Fuel cap hinge
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Fuel cap hinge

Same as the other half of the link, isn't it? Not hard to replicate if you pull it apart. File a flat piece to shape and roll it round a drill bit in a vice. You have the bottom bracket that is welded into the tube?
by RobThomas
Thu May 30, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Early MM hand brake lever color
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Early MM hand brake lever color

Nickel plating?
by RobThomas
Wed May 29, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Fuel cap hinge
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Fuel cap hinge

You mean 'spare'? You can't really adapt a later cap to take this mechanism. Is it just the links you need?
by RobThomas
Thu May 16, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sloppy brake & clutch pedal shaft
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: Sloppy brake & clutch pedal shaft

I wonder if the old bushes are still in the other chassis leg? :D
by RobThomas
Mon May 13, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

IIRC, the shot peined torsion bars were so well over-engineered that BMC only had 5 fail in service. Saw it in one of the reference books. If so, I'd say the chances of someone having brand new one stuck on a shelf is probably less than zero. A used one should still be good for another million miles...
by RobThomas
Sun May 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

Kinda looks like the floor isn't welded to the crossmember...or is it just me?
by RobThomas
Sat May 11, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New vacuum gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: New vacuum gauge

Jet out of the carb of an old Fiat etc. Tiny little drilling in it removes the pulsing. I just shove it down the vac hose after filing it down to fit.
by RobThomas
Fri May 10, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar replacement
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: Torsion Bar replacement

For labour charges it sounds about right but I'd question why both sides need replacing. I've never seen a bent bar even after I had a 60mph head-on crash with a truck. I'd love to know how on earth the bar got bent without ripping the entire shell apart in the process.
Got a photo?
by RobThomas
Fri May 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 45
Views: 1574

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Better wheel bolts with the 'correct sized' heads. Triangulated top suspension links. ore adjustment to the door hinges. Better strength on the B-post corner with the waist rail to stop cracks. Better seatbelt mount design on 2-doors. Better sealing of the aft corner of the front wings to keep rust ...
by RobThomas
Sat May 04, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 45
Views: 785

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

2 quick thoughts...

1. Araldite a small fridge magnet inside those engine sump plugs to catch metallic crud.

2. Polish those sump plugs! :D
by RobThomas
Fri May 03, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 45
Views: 785

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

FWIW, I only bought the filter head without filter or bolts and just adapted what I had on the shelf. The thread on the filter is a standard 3/4 BSP (?) [Edit: UNF, perhaps?] so there are dozens of filters which fit. 1275 is ideal, I guess. I just measured up the max depth of filter and dropped into...