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by tortron
Sat May 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Add on Temp and Amp gauges?
Replies: 6
Views: 1985

Re: Add on Temp and Amp gauges?

Not mine I'm afraid (mines been in storage while I rode a bicycle around the world) Yes I believe my gauges were from an early 50s vanguard. The later black faced ones seem more common, but they are mechanically the same so you could swap everything over. The Speedo with trip meter also had the same...
by tortron
Sat May 04, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key

Thanks, I ended up finding one in the car anyway
by tortron
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Luvax front dampers
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Luvax front dampers

the early cars dont have the extra set of holes
by tortron
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adding caustic soda to water to clean radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 3309

Re: Adding caustic soda to water to clean radiator

washing soda, aka soda crystals is the one you want. works pretty well
by tortron
Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Toughest paint for suspension parts?
Replies: 17
Views: 3887

Re: Toughest paint for suspension parts?

I have used POR15 on all of mine and it has held up very well
i used hammerite on the torsion bars and it didnt stick well (needs redoing after 5 years)

all was cleaned and degreased beforehand
by tortron
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: early armstrong front shocks
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: early armstrong front shocks

ahh, actually the date code is below the bottom inner bolt housing, on the body
by tortron
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Where's Roy?
Replies: 76
Views: 15694

Re: Where's Roy?

I wonder if it could be the coil Roy?
by tortron
Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Please What is this Model & Year
Replies: 15
Views: 1998

Re: Please What is this Model & Year

more than likley an aftermarket Wesbasto kit
by tortron
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key

i would say 3/16 square then
my slot is 3/4" long overall
by tortron
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Please What is this Model & Year
Replies: 15
Views: 1998

Re: Please What is this Model & Year

mike.perry wrote:AO 2190 has a short bonnet and split bumper so 1950 at the latest. Lowlight with high light wings added.
possibly the remains of a CKD put together in 51-52, or had its data incorrectly entered when we switched from paper to digital records, or has had its tags swapped
by tortron
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Please What is this Model & Year
Replies: 15
Views: 1998

Re: Please What is this Model & Year

Sandun wrote:wht is this ?[frame]Image[/frame]
1952 morris minor, original colour blue, with 800cc engine (which is wrong, but thats what the data enterer decided series mm minors had, mine is registered the same). not on the road since 2011
by tortron
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Steering Wheel Woodruff Key

Yesterday i put the rack and suspension back in my minor, and then noticed i had some play in the steering that wasnt there before. hmm, no play in the rack, or any of the suspension. how strange, the play is inbetween the wheel and the column. I think this must be one of the very few parts of the c...
by tortron
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Catalin steering wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: Catalin steering wheels

you could tint the resin, but what i have seen in most steering wheel repairs is a good 2k paint
by tortron
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: early armstrong front shocks
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: early armstrong front shocks

mine are the central drain nut style also one the filler caps, one is central and the other is off to the side i dont have the car with me right now (just moved and the minor couldnt come because it had no shocks in it...) but im pretty sure the date was stamped on the underside of the bottom mounti...
by tortron
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:21 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: First edition MM handbook, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: First edition MM handbook, anyone?

again the same diagrams but a bit more instruction in THE BOOK OF THE MORRIS MINOR (smm section for new owners)1959

http://imgur.com/9aes2V2
http://imgur.com/6fD8uc8
http://imgur.com/CUprAQG
by tortron
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: First edition MM handbook, anyone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: First edition MM handbook, anyone?

i have an smm export owners manual
and 6th edition

a series 2 3rd edition

minor 1000 1st ed

They all have identical diagrams and instructios
by tortron
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VariFlow Dampers
Replies: 6
Views: 2632

Re: VariFlow Dampers

i once saw some with added copper tubing and a valve inbetween the two cylinders so you could adjust the flow and therefore dampening inside the shocks. i dont think it ever caught on These ones look like you can adjust the pressure on the valves. which you could set up on the bench by adding a wash...
by tortron
Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Frontend geometry..upper suspension - advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 4724

Re: Frontend geometry..upper suspension - advice?

my ears almost vented steam when the guy suggested i just remove the arm and swap it with my originals :lol:
by tortron
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Frontend geometry..upper suspension - advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 4724

Re: Frontend geometry..upper suspension - advice?

In this case it would mean that the arm had been bent forward. Possible but unlikely. In my case at least the car is straight and solid, and measuring of all the dampers puts the difference solely in the odd arm The casting is definitely different, with a different profile where the arm mounts the s...
by tortron
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Frontend geometry..upper suspension - advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 4724

Re: Frontend geometry..upper suspension - advice?

This is an old thread, but the only with a similar issue to mine I am replacing the original 65 year old front dampers on my minor and have a set of recon ones There however is an issue with one of the arms being a different casting. it is a different profile and its slightly different shape is obvi...