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by gtt1951
Fri May 03, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Alan, I've taken photos of the other 2 side-valve engines I have (the spare was difficult to get at), but they all have the top bolts in (but not with slotted heads) Low-light sump fitting.jpg High-light.jpg Spare side-valve.jpg There is a very thick gasket on the high-light engine (car is March 195...
by gtt1951
Fri May 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Thanks Alan, Bowie and Phil, I think I'll pop over to Moss and buy some new brass sump plugs as both of mine are alloy, the gearbox one was in a better state (gearbox one on the left in both pics) IMG_20190503_125733.jpg IMG_20190503_125826.jpg Sirrom918's link to NTGservices was very useful as they...
by gtt1951
Thu May 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Just been on the phone to Bryan and Club Spare never did get hold of those plugs - Moss Europe it is then. My sump plug, now removed, has been rounded off! IMG_20190502_143743.jpg The 2 bolts on the right are (left bolt) off the car, (right bolt) with the adapter kit. I've got the oil filter and "ho...
by gtt1951
Thu May 02, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Stopped getting notifications

Hurrah, it works again - many thanks for sorting this out, George.
by gtt1951
Wed May 01, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Looks like my earlier reply didn't get "posted" and the link timed out. Got back under the car and tried some ring and open-ended spanners. A 7/8th AF open-ended spanner just about fitted on, but a very tight fit on the flats. Strange as the 7/8 AF socket I tried earlier, and then again after the sp...
by gtt1951
Wed May 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: UFN 456 Electrics
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: UFN 456 Electrics

Additional Info - I've been doing tests with a voltmeter and it looks like it may be the Voltage/Current Regulator as, occasionally, I get a voltage reading on the "green" wire power feeds to the auxiliary kit and a lot of the time, Zero volts. If it is the regulator, I've got the very early Series ...
by gtt1951
Wed May 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: UFN 456 Electrics
Replies: 2
Views: 315

UFN 456 Electrics

My current project was fitted with a replacement wiring loom, but not all auxiliary equipment had been reconnected. The car is a 1950 Side-valve engined Series MM car, but I'm posting here as there may be a greater "audience". A number of the wires have "price-tags" on them with legends describing w...
by gtt1951
Wed May 01, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Perhaps I didn't make that very clear! What I meant was to use a threaded insert so the final size for the bolt to fit in is M8 - so the original fixing could be used. Alan Sorry Alan about misunderstanding. In the meantime, I've just got out from under the car, with a crick in my neck, trying to f...
by gtt1951
Wed May 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2

I was lucky, my water jacket/ dynamo bracket is cast iron, it was on the car when I bought it in 1970. The "other" green low-light, that was on eBay, had the cast iron dynamo mount - was yours like this Dynamo Mount.jpg I did buy a spare alloy one, from ESM, to replace the poor-condition one on my ...
by gtt1951
Wed May 01, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2

RobThomas wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Just need the right profile pulley and you're sorted. Any luck? Ford one MIGHT fit.
So far I got one response from a member in Australia, but he hasn't yet sent me the photos.
by gtt1951
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 19
Views: 967

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

cococola wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:13 pm
I love the look of the Low light and Ive always fancied one. :)
So did I and now I have one, with lots of faults/problems to fix!
by gtt1951
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2

Insertion time IMG_20190416_180806.jpg Next, V-coil in place V-coil in place.jpg Unfortunately, the adjustable coil collar slipped along the tool shaft and I inserted the v-coui deeper than the 1 turn suggested. You can't back them out as the coils are only "one-way". Snap-ff tool in use to snap off...
by gtt1951
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 1
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 1

My Low-light is giving me problems at every turn. The dynamo that it came with was a later C40 version with the wrong size pulley. It was also not mounted in a way that lined up with teh adjuster bracket, so I had to take it off whilst I decided what to do. I decided, in the end to refit the one it ...
by gtt1951
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Alan, If you look at Phil's reply the answer it there. With the V-coil (heli-coil) system, you are supplied with a drill that takes out the original thread, a tap that is used to cut a new thread that the v-coil is then threaded into, the result being a "new" original thread hole of original sizing....
by gtt1951
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

It never rains but it pours! Got under the car to see what sockets I would need for sump bolts and the sump drain plug. Sump drain plug is neither Whitworth nor Metric - will have to go through some of my other sockets. Sump retaining bolts - the Whitworth 3/16 socket fits the head nicely, although ...
by gtt1951
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 19
Views: 967

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

RobThomas wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:02 pm
George. Do you know what happened to the ALTA head that was on the car back in 2011?
Hello Rob, I called the seller, who is currently trying to sell an early Tourer, and he tells me the spares and the Alta head engine went a few years before. He thinks the Alta engine went to Australia.
by gtt1951
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Thank you Simon and Alan, looks like I need to take some care in doing the sump gaskets. I think I'll attempt to do this work whilst the car is parked over the burnt ground in my front garden (had to burn some of my daughter's old wooden den here), unless I can't get the clearance to get under and u...
by gtt1951
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Phil, Thanks again for your valuable help. I did, after all, buy that "tractor" adapter which I may use in the future. Better get a sump gasket set if I need to drop the sump for a clean - ESM list a "conversion" gasket set, is this what I need to get (their part number SV108) which includes the sum...
by gtt1951
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Hello Phil, Thanks, I've put that tractor item in my watch list, just in case. I'm trying to keep this car as original as possible so will go with the current oil filter arrangement for now (already got the paper element). Just been under the bonnet again to check on the fittings and it is 2 bolts r...
by gtt1951
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Stopped getting notifications

I too have stopped receiving notifications and haven't had any since the end of March.
George.