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by RobThomas
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Wanted 1952 wing
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Wanted 1952 wing

Next couple of days alright? Up to my ears at the moment. Needs no welding, just a lot of rubbing down of scratched paint. No rust bubbles at the back end.
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

Ah, OK. That makes sense. I hadn't twigged that 1 spline by itself would do what you need. :D
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Wanted 1952 wing
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Wanted 1952 wing

How far from Cardiff are you? I have one here.
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

My idea to 'drop one spline and re-drill' was just a quick way to move the hole in the crossmember to gain that extra inch. If you only moved the rear arm enough to gain an extra inch without shifting by a spline then you'd probably just find the new hole 1/2 in and 1/2 out of the old hole. Hope thi...
by RobThomas
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

Just a thought, but could you move the rear arm down one spline and drill a new hole? Might be a quicker option. Not ideal but would be a quicker solution with less effort.
by RobThomas
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

On one of mine with the plain pins I have 3 little rubber grommets in the holes that grip the pins quite well. Easy to tug the panel off if I want to get to the wiring inside. Best system, IMHO.
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Manifold flanges
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Manifold flanges

Easier than snipping washers in half and trying to get them all in without one falling out and rolling under the car.

BTDT! :D
by RobThomas
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New engine blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 180

New engine blocks

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New 5-main blocks being made. A lot of work and a lot of expense, I guess.
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Wanted High Light MM front seat
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Wanted High Light MM front seat

Can't help but I have 2 almost brand new Newton Commercial-built red leather front seats for a 52-53. Brace yourself before you see the price Newton charge!
by RobThomas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 series MM
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: 1952 series MM

Nah, I just cut the long bolts down and used thread lock to hold them in place, screwing them in to the right length. Ford 60 degree 7/16 nuts are perfect.
by RobThomas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 series MM
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: 1952 series MM

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Posted before but maybe worth adapting if you need something that is both safe and cosmetically acceptable? Lathe the nuts down to look like Series MM ones?
by RobThomas
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 series MM
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: 1952 series MM

I don't know but worth first checking that they haven't cracked near te holes, worn oval or have worn away with a step so that when torqued down they bottom out on the drum before they clamp the wheel down.
If worn down then I have a fix available.

Handbook merely says to make sure bolts are 'tight'.
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Romain green paint code
Replies: 18
Views: 3585

Re: Romain green paint code

I just contacted ICI (original suppliers) and they sold me small pots. Amazing match for Thames Blue and Mist Green. Might be worth a try for Romaine?
by RobThomas
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: WANTED - 1949 MM Quarterlight Rubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: WANTED - 1949 MM Quarterlight Rubbers

Maybe a later one and some Sugru stuff? I've never tried it but am told it is quite good.
by RobThomas
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: WANTED - 1949 MM Quarterlight Rubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: WANTED - 1949 MM Quarterlight Rubbers

You know what happened to the last surviving pair, don't you? Chances of finding any more are soooooo tiny. Might be a case of waiting for Frank to get them reproduced.
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: Water pump fan blades.

I once went to fix an MGB. Owner had fitted a fan that pushed instead of pulled. Sure you haven't got the same?
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: Water pump fan blades.

Got any photos of what you've got fitted?
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: Water pump fan blades.

Only had single bladeson mine. Sure you've not got a bu66ered thermostat in there? Also, is the bottom metal casting blocked?
by RobThomas
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Alta and MM porn?
Replies: 121
Views: 20185

Re: Alta and MM porn?

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Well done to Will for organising the new valves to be custom made. Just collected them from the Post Office today so might get a chance to fit them. Averaging 55 hours overtime per week so not much spare time. Phew!
by RobThomas
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 4627

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

I can't see any specific reason for either direction unless it interferes with the rubber profile??