1949 MM Gear Nob

for those with Series MM sidevalve cars produced between September 1948 and February 1953

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby dalgrae » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:34 pm

Does this fit the early series 2 please with the 803 type gearbox

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby wimor » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:39 pm

Hi Michael,

I'm interested in one gear knob for my MM. Please put my name on the list.
Greetings from the Netherlands.
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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby 1843lamp » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:18 pm

I am not sure what that knob fits,my car originally had the flathead motor ,but it was replaced a very long time ago maybe even in the 50's when the first 948 engines came out.the rest of the car is completely original .

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby mike.perry » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:28 pm

Name on the list Willem, Have you finished the car yet?
The gear knob in your photo has larger serrations around the edge and embossed numbers, so maybe there were two designs. As I said previously the MM lever had a metric thread and the 803 would have had a unf thread so unless the gear knobs had rubber inserts they would not be interchangeable
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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby gtt1951 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:26 pm

Mike, pictures of my 1951 gear Knob are below. You can just make out the hexagonal depression where the brass ferrule used to be.[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
The nut in the picture is the base locking nut. After you said that the early ones were metric, I tried a metric bolt - nearest match is M8, but this only turns less than half a turn. Looks like I have another size - I don't have enough sample UNF bolts.
Do you know what thread sizes the Metric and UNF fittings were?
Regards, George.

'51 Hi-light with Sidevalve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby mike.perry » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:50 pm

MM gear knob is M8 x 1mm pitch, the same as the manifold studs. There should be a list of A Series threads on the MMOC message board.
George, the MM gear knob did not have the outline around the gear numbers
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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby TvdWerf » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:22 pm

To find the right M8x1 bolts and nuts, I used the local Massey Ferguson dealer, in my area they are on stock.
I think it will be the same in the UK.
MM '51 LHD sidevalve

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby Liam12mtb » Fri May 02, 2014 10:26 am

Are there any more updates on when the first batch will be ready?

Keen to hear how things are going.

Liam

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby sparesman » Sat May 03, 2014 8:23 pm

gtt1951 wrote:Mike, pictures of my 1951 gear Knob are below. You can just make out the hexagonal depression where the brass ferrule used to be.[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]
The nut in the picture is the base locking nut. After you said that the early ones were metric, I tried a metric bolt - nearest match is M8, but this only turns less than half a turn. Looks like I have another size - I don't have enough sample UNF bolts.
Do you know what thread sizes the Metric and UNF fittings were?
Regards, George.
George
The knob you show is from an earler late 1930s or early 40s Morris such as a Morris 10/4 Series 3.I have used one on my MM as well.
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1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby gtt1951 » Sun May 04, 2014 12:02 pm

sparesman wrote:George
The knob you show is from an earler late 1930s or early 40s Morris such as a Morris 10/4 Series 3.I have used one on my MM as well.
Bryan
Bryan, thanks for the information. I'll keep that one in a safe place (currently using the car on road tests with no gear-knob) and wait for my hand-made repro to fit (should feel a lot better, in the hand, than a threaded bit of metal!)
Regards, George.

'51 Hi-light with Sidevalve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby Mike F » Fri May 16, 2014 2:46 pm

Hi Mike

I would also like to purchase a MM gear lever knob when they are available. Please put me on the list.

Thanks
Mike F

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby Boomlander » Sat May 17, 2014 6:59 am

Hi Mike,

They look absolutely beautiful and I am pleased to see so many members interested in purchasing from you.
Keep up the good work - You are a Legend Sir !! :D
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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby mike.perry » Sat May 17, 2014 9:13 am

They are Series MM gearknobs, Series II gearknobs are different
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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby RobThomas » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:50 pm

For some reason I can't get the photos on this page to open up. Does anyone have any suggestions???
Thanks
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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby gtt1951 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:13 pm

I can't see any of the original pictures either - I think they have been removed when the website was restructured/moved.
George.

'51 Hi-light with Sidevalve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby RobThomas » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:58 am

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Any comments welcomed. I'm going for "bottom left one".
Cardiff, UK

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Re: 1949 MM Gear Nob

Postby sparesman » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:57 pm

On the bottom photo the one at bottom left is the Morris 8E and 10M solid bakelite version which is the right shape for an MM. The one at centre right looks like the solid rubber ones which the club via Mike Perry had mad a few years back and of which we still have some left. The mould for these came from the bakelite 8E knob hence the same part number engraved underneath.
Bryan
1952 MM 2dr saloon in Thames Blue UNO212
1953 S11 Traveller in Birch Grey - oldest survivor ? Export model now reg PPO924
1953 S11 Traveller in Black - 3rd oldest PPX344


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