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by peteatreat
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Replacement engine plate
Replies: 2
Views: 188

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: 274

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: 274

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: 274

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: 259

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: 244

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: 281

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: 281

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: 2366

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: 559

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: 559

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: 739

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: 946

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: 1100

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
by peteatreat
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Ignition bits, original fittings. Advice needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: Ignition bits, original fittings. Advice needed.

Hi Thank you for your replies on this subject. I have obtained the plug connectors and almost ready to convert back to original spec. I have noticed from the 'Original Morris Minor' publication (thanks Mike for the tip), that there seems to be a 'sleeve' or is it black electrical tape attached to th...
by peteatreat
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Ignition bits, original fittings. Advice needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: Ignition bits, original fittings. Advice needed..

Thanks for the reply Mike. From the info you have provided, I am happy with the dizzy cap and black HT leads which are in situ. What I can't picture in my mind are the connections to the plugs and the coil. Please would it be possible to guide me to some photos that may be on the net with the correc...
by peteatreat
Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Ignition bits, original fittings. Advice needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Ignition bits, original fittings. Advice needed.

Hi,
Please could I have some help with regard to the correct type of ignition items that would have originally been fitted to a 1950 sidevalve.
What type of dizzy cap, leads and plug connectors is what I would like to know.
Thank you.
Pete.
by peteatreat
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen chrome surround, help. (Updated)
Replies: 16
Views: 4136

Re: Split screen surround. Re-chroming results

Hi again I have today received my original two piece screen surround and both clips back from being re chromed. Wow! They are as new! I am delighted with the results. Total cost of £112 which included insured post there and back. If anyone wishes details of the company I used, please pm me and I wil...
by peteatreat
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Exterior fittings.
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: Exterior fittings.

Thanks Louise. I have had a close look at these and I am not sure on one of them. The 'Lucas' letters on the left one seems more prominent with a slightly different font and, unless it is the light, it seems a shade lighter in colour. Perhaps I am being picky, but the price is top dollar and as repr...
by peteatreat
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Exterior fittings.
Replies: 8
Views: 2079

Re: Exterior fittings.

Thank you for your replies and advice. I would like to acquire a pair of original lenses if possible. Is there any specific markings ie Lucas stamp, date numbers etc that I need to check so I can tell the difference between the real thing and the reproductions? A photo of an original showing any mar...