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by plumby74
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 4642

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

As to setting the new quarterlight glasses/panes in place with black silicone, I have had that done by the windscreen fitter on my last two M1000s, the 2nd one just last week. On both cars the technique worked well. While still wet, you clamp the window shut and ensure that any twists in the frame a...
by plumby74
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: splitscreen fitting
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

Re: Splitscreen fitting

Mark Attard, if you still need that windscreen centre-pillar rear strip, with 4 holes for female screws, plus the mounting for the rear-view mirror, I have several here in Melbourne and it'd be easy/light to post. Strips for even earlier Series MM cars did not have the boss to mount the rear-view mi...
by plumby74
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 4642

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Do the pivot-pins at least (holding the swivel-catches) differ from the standard M1000 ones?

I have a few of the pins, and I thought they are available still, and in a chromed condition....... Re-working an existing steel q'light frame sounds to me the most feasible way to go.
by plumby74
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: steering column horn contact set
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: steering column horn contact set

Mark, I have sent photos of the loose items you need re the horn to Frank Mallia, as there are some parts he wishes to have too. Hope he can forward. The brass contact ring for the horn is crimped and soldered onto the column, and the rubber bush you will need to purchase new from UK suppliers. If y...
by plumby74
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: steering column horn contact set
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: steering column horn contact set

I have a 1951 MM Tourer wreck here in Melbourne that I am about to chop-up, as it is too badly rusted. What parts from the steering column do you need? Truly, I was about to angle-grind through the column as I cannot readily shift the top nut (holding the steering-wheel) due to rust. If you wish, I ...
by plumby74
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 4642

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Try these of the early Lowlight door-tops and a single pass-side vent window-frame that I have come across.

I have sent these photos and some others direct to Harry T.
by plumby74
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 4642

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Rob, it sounds to me very involved to post here the pic of the vent window! ("you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.example.com/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor images sto...
by plumby74
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 4642

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Spike, I now have discovered (on a Series MM wreck I bought) a Passenger-side vent-window frame in plain steel, still fitted with a broad-spaced chrome hinge (pin part). The locking latch chrome-lever is snapped, but the spot-welded mount on the frame is intact. It is however rusted somewhat at the ...
by plumby74
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 4642

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Hi Spike, We may be drawing a blank, as the plain steel Minor q'light frames (stored under my house) prove to be for the Driver's side. Maybe the plain steel frame with the suitable hinge spacing could be converted? I have two types of stainless frame for the passenger side: am unsure what model Mor...
by plumby74
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fitting glove box liner on '57 saloon
Replies: 14
Views: 1969

Re: Fitting glove box liner on '57 saloon

While trying to best seal the wheelbox fitting from rain + runoff from the windscreen, I also varnish the outer top of the raw cardboard to give it some water resistance. Has worked well.
by plumby74
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fitting glove box liner on '57 saloon
Replies: 14
Views: 1969

Re: Fitting glove box liner on '57 saloon

Do not think I have ever seen a workshop-manual diagram dealing with the cardboard glovebox inserts. Your new one may suit a later car, which had a fitting at middle-speedo-height either side to take a stay for the glovebox lid. There was also a bent steel angle piece (similar to two opposite arms o...
by plumby74
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 48
Views: 4642

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

I could have a sound quarterlight window-frame here in plain steel, probably from a Series MM, which you could then get chromed.

You do not say which side you need though.
by plumby74
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 MM Innition Warning Bulb - Lucas 970
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: 1952 MM Innition Warning Bulb - Lucas 970

Can you post any sort of pic of one, even from the Workshop Manual?

I may have one here, as I have had a lot of such parts out of cars which were dismantled.
by plumby74
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Two-door passenger lock removal puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Two-door passenger lock removal puzzle

We may both be right re the passenger-side locking lever. I have seven of those genuine levers here, and only ONE has the spring-loaded pin as an additional retainer to keep it in the lock. Finding the (untagged) wishbone clip is hard enough - working almost blind inside the door with thin/nosey pli...
by plumby74
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Two-door passenger lock removal puzzle
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Two-door passenger lock removal puzzle

Do not recall the locking swivel-lever having any other retainer: just the wishbone clip did that.

I attach a loop to the wishbone clip (for the future) after which with a bit of swivelling the lever comes out and so the handle assembly can be removed, after it's bolts are dealt-with. Good luck!
by plumby74
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM SII windscreen clips
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: MM SII windscreen clips

For anyone still needing these chrome clips, please see my suggestion made recently under "Wanted" and the discussion string relating to "Searching for the holy grail of MM parts!"

Phil, Melbourne, Australia.
by plumby74
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: Steering Wheel Woodruff Key

I may have a spare woodruff key for an MM if you still need it....would not be too costly to post, even from Australia!!

Phil, Melbourne.
by plumby74
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some help on Full Steel Traveller from South America
Replies: 28
Views: 3707

Re: Need some help on Full Steel Traveller from South America

It sounds now as if you may not have centred the jet, so that the new/changed needle is sticking and not sliding smoothly as you accelerate. The SU carby is usually pretty simple and reliable, once set-up correctly. Do you have details of how to overhaul one (from the Workshop Manual), or can I scan...
by plumby74
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need some help on Full Steel Traveller from South America
Replies: 28
Views: 3707

Full Steel Traveller in Uruguay, South America

Great-looking and DIFFERENT car you have! Did you get your running problems fixed? It was all good advice given to check the air-filter, then the fuel mixture. One or all of those adjustments would make a dramatic difference to how the car performs. Any small parts can also be sourced from over here...
by plumby74
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1949 mm bumper
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: 1949 mm bumper centre section

I do have the rear-bumper joining section, and it appears the same as the front but without the crank-handle hole. That - as needed - could be drilled and shaped as necessary I suppose. I'd need to research a price (they are "as rare-as"), and then there is the postage from Australia. Phil, Melbourne.