Canadian series MM

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Canadian series MM

Postby Mick Lynch » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:03 pm

This is my latest barn find. A 1951 four door Minor saloon.

I’ve traced its history to the early 80s and it spent that time on Cape Breton Island in the north of Nova Scotia.

The engine is out - no compression on cyl 3 which is due to a burnt exhaust valve. I’ve had the valves trued up by a lad at work and I’ve got a seat cutter on order.

The pistons and bearings are standard, so no major overhaul in the past, and previous inspections tend to make me think the 34K on the odometer is correct.

The bodywork is remarkable. I’ve worked on cars and trucks for the past 30 years and I’ve never seen one as complete and original as this. Especially so as the municipalities just love their salt here in the Maritimes.

I think it has survived due to the fact it doesn’t have a heater - and despite being a North American spec export - has never had one! This means it will never have met salt as it was unusable in winter (minus 30 C is not uncommon...

It does have an induction heater between the carb’ and the manifold.

Anyway, expect a few questions in the future. Parts for these cars are near impossible to get in Canada.

Last taxed 1983
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Re: Canadian series MM

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:11 pm

Hi Mick and welcome!

Car looks great, hopefully will be easily re commissioned!

Check out the series mm website and do please send us the register info form so we can addit to the list of remaining cars.

We also have a very active facebook page that has posters from all over the world



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Re: Canadian series MM

Postby philthehill » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:07 pm

Here is a picture of induction heaters which are fitted between carb and manifold.
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Export models could also be fitted with a damper pot heater.

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Re: Canadian series MM

Postby Mick Lynch » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:42 pm

This is the induction heater. And in position on the engine between carb and manifold. Haven’t tested it yet, but I doubt I’ll ever need it as once this is back on the road it won’t be going out in winter! Attached photo from one March a few years back! Brrr...
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