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by colin addison
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Alta and MM porn?
Replies: 121
Views: 20712

Re: Alta and MM porn?

Rob
I would be happy to take a set of labels when ready. Let me know costs in due course.
Colin
by colin addison
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM Ring gear
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: MM Ring gear

Have bought the complete MM flywheel via the Mag.
Thanks for your advices.
Colin
by colin addison
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM Ring gear
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: MM Ring gear

Phil, I have tried one Morris 8 supplier but not your suggestion. Mine says the prewar 8 is not the same as the MM. Will try yours in the morning. Liammonty, thanks for prompt reply. I was thinking I might get to a wider knowledge base. Then I saw an advert for one in the current Magazine which arri...
by colin addison
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM Ring gear
Replies: 8
Views: 805

MM Ring gear

Hello
I have an MM which has a well worn ring gear on the flywheel, to the point where it really should be replaced.
Can anyone help with supplier and fitter please.
ESM are my local supplier for all things Minor, but they can't help.
Thanks in hope
Colin
by colin addison
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Kent Branches HOP
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: Kent Branches HOP

Phil
thanks for the piccy.
We have an enthusiastic history group in Marden. I have printed your photo of your wife.
Could you please just advise the photo date and your wifes name maybe. If worried about security then please send to my email which is "caddison1950@gmail.com"
Thanks again
Colin
by colin addison
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Kent Branches HOP
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Kent Branches HOP

Good afternoon Just a reminder that the Kent Branches HOP is this Sunday, the 20th at Bethany School, to the north of Goudhurst. For those coming from the north The School is around 5 miles south of Marden just off the B2079, it will be signed. We meet from 11.30hrs. Bring a picnic or we have a Morr...
by colin addison
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hazard lights.
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Hazard lights.

Try www.autoelectricalsupplies.co.uk, they have a selection of add-on flasher systems
I have just discovered them and what an amazing catalogue.
Colin
by colin addison
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Brake Lights Not Working On Split Screen
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Brake Lights Not Working On Split Screen

www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com do positive earth light boards for the Lucas MM rears. I fitted these to mine to reduce the load across the switch and they work well.
Colin
by colin addison
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Alta and MM porn?
Replies: 121
Views: 20712

Re: Alta and MM porn?

Rob You might try a friendly waterjet cutter. If you have an original they will be able to scan it into their computer and cut from there, either pos or neg. depending on which way you need. I recently had a new plate for a milestone outside our house made and while talking to the waterjet guy he cu...
by colin addison
Sat May 27, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve valve collets and guides
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Sidevalve valve collets and guides

Rob
I had a mates MM engine out recently and we needed some of the inner bolts, big ends etc and we got this name from ESM, IAN HARRIS MORRIS SPARES LTD. he may well be able to help.
Phone 01462 659969
e-mail ianhms@outlook.com
Colin
by colin addison
Wed May 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve valve collets and guides
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Sidevalve valve collets and guides

Rob
Dunk the rusty ones in phosphoric acid overnight. The acid is used in animal milking parlors so try a friendly farmer. The acid will remove the rusty metal and then phosphate the now clean metal underneath.
Colin
by colin addison
Wed May 24, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 6v car
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: 6v car

Sandun
6 volt car batteries are readily available here in UK - internet. Have just purchased one for a 1929 Ford truck which is all 6v. It was pricey though -£90. Volvos and VW Beatles used 6v well into the '50s
Colin
by colin addison
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 918 Side Valve help
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: 918 Side Valve help

Hi Pleased to hear about your MM. I find your top speed not unreasonable, much depends on wind direction!! Seriously, timing is critical, I find the smallest tap on the distributor can make all the difference. So find a convenient hill and persevere with small adjustments until you find the optimum....
by colin addison
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine mount replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 1914

Re: Engine mount replacement

I and a MM owning mate have last week had his engine out for inspection and change of crank shaft seals, and also replaced the engine mounts. We got these from ESM. The thread on one side was strange, to start the nut wouldn't go on but with some persuasion it did. Further down the thread it rotated...
by colin addison
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: RE CHROMING
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: RE CHROMING

Hi. Over the past 20-30 years there has been a marked reduction in the number of chromium platers in this country. Environmental problems etc. The business has moved "offshore", lots to places like Turkey! I tend to think that anyone remaining is probably OK. BUT the surest way is to find someone wh...
by colin addison
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: I'm in trouble.
Replies: 9
Views: 2140

Re: I'm in trouble.

Not being funny but you might just try a left-handed drill, if you can find one about the right size, and try changing the angle from side to side etc. If the screw can be started then it will wind out. I had a problem with the locating pin coming out of the flat plate, the MIG sorted that out with ...
by colin addison
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Anyone Know about Zinc Plating at home
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Anyone Know about Zinc Plating at home

Hi
Can you see UK e-Bay? There are several kits for zinc plating. Take your pick!
I looked at the first one and it appears to be comprehensive. I would think it is ideal for nuts & bolts and small parts (my background is in electroplating!!).
Colin
by colin addison
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 front shock
Replies: 15
Views: 3282

Re: 1952 front shock

I seem to remember being told that ESM "do them upstairs"!! so I assume this is at their works. Must say I cannot see why they cannot overhaul yours, even if its as a special deal. Try some arm twisting because they are normally very helpful.
All you have to do is attach labels etc.
Colin
by colin addison
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Chroming that lasts
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: Chroming that lasts

As already mentioned copper was used in the early days of electroplating as an under-layer. BUT it was then polished mechanically. This would be horrendously expensive these days, and requires great skill and the arms of an ape! Then one layer of nickel was plated, and again polished. Chrome was int...
by colin addison
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Adding caustic soda to water to clean radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 3228

Re: Adding caustic soda to water to clean radiator

I would give the rad a good flush out with clean water. Then fill with rain water plus antifreeze. Rain water is soft and doesn't have all the nasty things rads hate. The antifreeze must be the blue variety for old engines, not the newer orange/red type. Antifreeze has anti-corrosion chemicals added...