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by peteatreat
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

It has again been a while since my last post and the good news is that my engine is ready to be re-fitted. As previously stated, I was advised only one valve needed replacing but after further examination it was decided to replace them all. A good opportunity now to give the engine a good degrease r...
by peteatreat
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Engine has been delivered today and a great job done getting those studs out without any damage to head or block. At least one valve will need replacing. Please could I have recommendations as to where to obtain these from. Thanks. It also seems that the cover for the tappet chamber has gone missing...
by peteatreat
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

It has been a while since my last post. The head is finally off! Seven of the studs required drilling out and the head was removed without any damage. This has revealed the gasket blown around three cylinders and one valve requiring work. The rest seem ok so I have been told. Yet to see the engine m...
by peteatreat
Thu May 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Fuel cap hinge
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Fuel cap hinge

Hi Rob
Yes I believe it is the same as the other link.
I don’t have the piece welded to the pipe but looking to attach a link to it to replicate the original type of fuel cap fitting as on the early cars.
by peteatreat
Wed May 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Fuel cap hinge
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Fuel cap hinge

Hi Rob
Sorry, perhaps I wasn’t very clear.
I have an original cap with one link attached to it. The piece I need is the second link that fixes to the inside of the filler pipe.
Thanks for your reply.
Pete
by peteatreat
Tue May 28, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Fuel cap hinge
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Fuel cap hinge

Hi
I wonder if anyone might have a spare hinge that attaches to the fuel pipe opening. The image below shows what I would like to obtain.
Many thanks
Pete
by peteatreat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

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: 21
Views: 1778

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: 21
Views: 1778

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: 21
Views: 1778

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: 21
Views: 1778

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: 291

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: 360

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: 687

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: 687

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: 687

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: 536

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: 404

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: 595

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: 595

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...