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by peteatreat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Hi David Thanks for enquiring. The hanging method has not worked so I am still no further forward. It is very frustrating! I am still nervous at being too aggressive as I really do not want to damage the head. I will have a chat with the engineer who kindly offered to help to see what we could do ne...
by peteatreat
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Rob Thank you for your suggestion and photo. We have considered this but my engineer pal was a little concerned that there might be a collar attached around the spark plug holes and the force of this procedure might damage it. I have indicated on the image below. Do you think it would be ok to try? ...
by peteatreat
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Rob, the way things are going, I may well be in touch! 😂
Pete
by peteatreat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Thank you all for your suggestions. The engine has only been hanging for a week and so far there does not seem to be any movement so as to get wedges in. Based on Richards experience, it may be a good while longer to wait! Over the months, plenty of penetrating liquid had been applied together heat ...
by peteatreat
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Hi again I am having problems trying to remove the cylinder head following a blown gasket. For something that should be relatively straight forward is proving to be difficult. As you can see from the photo below, the engine is presently suspended with the hope that the weight of the block will help ...
by peteatreat
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Can I get more power from Sidevalve?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Can I get more power from Sidevalve?

I am currently having problems removing the head so as to change a blown gasket. When I can eventually get it off and check everything else is ok, is there a way or modification I can do to get more power out of the engine whilst still retaining the original ancillaries and keep the engine bay looki...
by peteatreat
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Replacement engine plate
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Replacement engine plate

With reference to my other post dated 13 December, I attach a photo of the plate attached to my sidevalve engine.
Would it be possible to find out from the number stamped on it when and where it was built within the Morris Motors organisation.
Thank you
Pete
by peteatreat
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear lever removal
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Gear lever removal

Thank you smithkids and Rob. I shall follow your advice prior to the engine refit.
Cheers
Pete
by peteatreat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear lever removal
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Gear lever removal

Thank you Les for your reply. I’m sorry my post was perhaps a little too general as I think your suggestion may be for a later gear box. I have provided images below to try to clarify my problem. The drawing breaks down the components that apply. Parts numbered 17, 18 and 19 have been removed leavin...
by peteatreat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear lever removal
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Gear lever removal

Hi
Please could I be advised how to remove the gearbox lever from its housing.
Thank you
Pete
by peteatreat
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve Replacement Engine Colour
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Sidevalve Replacement Engine Colour

Hi. I have removed my engine for work and have noticed there are two stamped copper plates attached. One is circular and attached to the side and the other is rectangular placed at the gear box end. Both are enscribed ‘replacement engine’ but the rectangular one also states that it is supplied by Mo...
by peteatreat
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Wanted- Lowlight side light bulb holder
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Wanted- Lowlight side light bulb holder

Hi I am looking for the small plate that holds the side light bulb which is attached to the rear of the headlight bowl. I have attached an image from my offside one but need it for the nearside ( bulb currently held in place with tape! ) If anyone has a spare or might know where to get one, please m...
by peteatreat
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve cylinder head studs required
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Sidevalve cylinder head studs required

Hi Rob Thank you for your reply. I don't have a stud to measure for you as yesterday snapped one off! Aborted attempting the rest just in case. Will now seek help on way forward now. The Morris Register studs look much more attractive so I will make some enquiries. If you do have some spare at the l...
by peteatreat
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve cylinder head studs required
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Sidevalve cylinder head studs required

Hi. I need to replace all 13 head studs and after some research, I believe I need 4 x long 80mm-Morris part no. X17207, 5 x medium 73mm - part no. X15020 and 4 x short 64mm - part no. X15568. Firstly, please could I have confirmation that these are correct. Thanks. Secondly, a well known supplier ha...
by peteatreat
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Morris Minor
Replies: 19
Views: 2491

Re: Electronic Morris Minor

Back in July 2000, I went to view a Traveller Reg DEV551B and was amazed to hear the story behind it from the owner. Back in 1977, he converted it to run on electric power! I still have his written note of the conversion and the brief spec is as follows:- An Express Dairies milk float motor installe...
by peteatreat
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting problems hot engine
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Starting problems hot engine

Thank you for your replies. I will check and probably change the rotor and condenser as it is due for a service anyway. David, it is a Feb 1950 and believe the float bowl is close to the manifold. Based on what you have suggested and from other posts, it is probably down to fuel vaporisation. There ...
by peteatreat
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starting problems hot engine
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Starting problems hot engine

Hi. Went to start my series MM sidevalve today after 2 months of standing and she fired up on the 2nd turn. Went for a spin and stopped to get fuel after about a 5 mile run. In the time it took to fill up and pay, upon my return, she would turn over fine but just wouldn't start. Fuel pump clicking a...
by peteatreat
Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Acorn nut needed
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Acorn nut needed

Hi
I require an Acorn nut and split washer for my recently acquired Lucas Q12 coil but I don't know which is the correct one.
Please could I have some advice and a recommended supplier. If anyone has a spare, that would be great.

Many thanks
Pete
by peteatreat
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Dried on waxoil removal. Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Dried on waxoil removal. Help!

Hi
I have patches of waxoil which is dried on to the painted surface in the engine bay. It could possibly have been there for years!
Please could I have some tips as to how to remove it without damaging the paint.
Thank you.
Pete
by peteatreat
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Double wire radiator hose clip size
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

Double wire radiator hose clip size

Hi
Please could I have the sizes for the original type double wire clips that secure both the top and bottom hoses to the radiator on my Lowlight. I understand that there is not a great amount of adjustment on these unlike the jubilee clips, so I want to be as precise as possible.
Thank you.
Pete