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by RobThomas
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spares for Turner 803 Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Spares for Turner 803 Restoration

Are you referring to Series MM or Morris Minor? Just twigged that it is probably the latter, in which case the wheel PCD will be 4 inch rather than 4.5 and the dials will be the black or gold faced ones. A picture or two will be great, if you can find any.
Rob
by RobThomas
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spares for Turner 803 Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Spares for Turner 803 Restoration

DSC08736.JPG I have some 4.5 inch PCD 15 inch wheels here. A photo of the steering wheel would help but they are mostly a dark colour, unless you don't mind a leather 'glove' made for it. As for the temp gauge, if it is the cream coloured one then I've got one here on my car and have only ever seen...
by RobThomas
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 44
Views: 3739

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Just found 2 more of the little breakable brackets and 2 quaterlights. Still no bleedin' rubbers!
by RobThomas
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 44
Views: 3739

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Look what I found today whilst NOT looking for them. The rubbers can't be too far away.
by RobThomas
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?

Looks like Dennis hasn't been back yet to look at these posts. I'm still not sure which bits of rubber he is referring to. :D
by RobThomas
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter motor advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Starter motor advice please

Anyone feel brave enough to do a "hand-cranking for idiots" video?????
by RobThomas
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter motor advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: Starter motor advice please

Anyone else hand cranked an aeroplane? :D
by RobThomas
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?

Bump stop replacement, the ones held on with 3 x 1/4 bolts. Get 2 overweight people to stand on the door sill on the side you plan to replace. Jacking up the opposite corner of the car also helps. This will lift the suspension arm high enough to get the bracket out once the bolts are undone. It is a...
by RobThomas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Desperately seeking early Minor window winder
Replies: 19
Views: 1015

Re: Desperately seeking early Minor window winder

Craig, is this close enough to start from?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rear-Window- ... rk:10:pf:0

Edit. Just realised you've solved the problem already.
by RobThomas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear wings
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: Rear wings

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Early (1940s to 1950-something) have much bigger holes in the side, showing more tyre.


Edit. Several posts between me reading the first post and the time I posted this :D
by RobThomas
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor vacuum
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Distributor vacuum

Screw holding the capacitor too long and snagging on the baseplate? Can happen if the washer is missing.
by RobThomas
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early jacking points
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Early jacking points

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Early series MM, late series MM and a Morris 1000.


Notice the different ways the lip has been arranged? Sticks out on the first, sticks forwards on the second and folded right inwards on the third.
by RobThomas
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early jacking points
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Early jacking points

Thanks for the offer, Craig. I'm just going to cut some new ones in the next hour and fit them. They need to be quite well clamped to hold up the weight of the car and I've got some new bolts to go in that ought to be a bit stronger than the originals. The early cars have a lip on them that is turne...
by RobThomas
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Early jacking points
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Early jacking points

I needed some of the early jacking points for MON-87 (1952) which I cut out of 6mm thick steel plate, drilled the holes, filed and poilished it smooth, primed and then painted. Fitted nicely. I then decided to make another set for HFH-200 (1949) but the buggers need to be about 3/4 inch longer for a...
by RobThomas
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Urgent help needed - tension of conrod bolts early SV

APHM is the 803 A-series so the figures are not correct. I don't have the sidevalve numbers to hand but they are very low, hence you've snapped the sidevalve ones that are made from recycled cheese.
by RobThomas
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: I think I might have the wrong rims.
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: I think I might have the wrong rims.

studs4.png studs2a.png wheelnuts1.png Standard bolts have heads that are too small, that wear out the wheel and leave the wheel loose. The bigger heads from the Ford or, in one of the pics, an MGA one, will sit better in the wheel and press on more of the wheel to hold it in place. You can see how ...
by RobThomas
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: I think I might have the wrong rims.
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: I think I might have the wrong rims.

Correct original brakes,rims and bolts on your car but the design was awful. Here is the easiest solution. 5/16 UNF HT bolts (3 inch threaded section) cut down and 5/16 Ford wheelnuts. If your car has 5/16 BSF threads instead then you are screwed and need to have cups lathed up to spread the load. s...
by RobThomas
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidescreen for Tourer.
Replies: 7
Views: 915

Re: Sidescreen for Tourer.

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3 sets made, fixed to plywood for safe shipping, sealed into custom made Polyethylene bags and ready to go.