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by smithskids
Thu May 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Early MM hand brake lever color
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Early MM hand brake lever color

Yes, dash gold and nickel. :D
by smithskids
Thu May 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bubble car museum
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Bubble car museum

Yes real interesting place, I pass it on my way from East Yorks to Norfolk when we visit our daughter.
by smithskids
Wed May 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Re-threading a stipped thread in Dynamo Mount - Part 2

I was lucky, my water jacket/ dynamo bracket is cast iron, it was on the car when I bought it in 1970.
by smithskids
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Upgrading my grease gun
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Upgrading my grease gun

I thought steering rack was EP oil?
by smithskids
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Front Swivals and Stub Axle
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Front Swivals and Stub Axle

I modified my early '51 MM in the nineties and put complete Minor 1000 uprights on and everything fitted. I had to machine the stub axles to take the MM bearings and drums,that's all. I changed everything back to original ( engine, gearbox and rear axle in about 2003 and all is well.
by smithskids
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Yes Plus Gas or diesel down the studs and patience could be a couple of weeks and keep the studs wet, top up every day. Steel fox wedges help. Hanging up is good as well.
by smithskids
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust Age
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Exhaust Age

I have a one piece exhaust system hanging up in my garage. it has flat ends is round and has a seam along the outside edge.
by smithskids
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: UFN 456 plumbing

angle grinder to remove head off bolt or a slim spanner to try and lock trapped nut and a lot of release oil. Once rad is out you can get at the trapped nut easier. I think its 3/8 bsf thread.
by smithskids
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intermittent wiper control
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Intermittent wiper control

Just for info the 1970s one was by Hella Part No. 5WA 001 871 041. I bought one for our Wolseley 1300, same problem, difficult to reach flick switch for the wipers. when we sold the Wolesley we transferred it to the Minor Pickup. Unfortunately you cant fit them to the MM or series 2 Moggy as they ar...
by smithskids
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor snow plough
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Morris Minor snow plough

I have a set of Parsons chains for my Morris 8 and they work fine on the narrow wheels!
by smithskids
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water inlet castings for side of Sidevalve engine
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Water inlet castings for side of Sidevalve engine

I managed to find a cast iron one off a marine engine, some of the fire pump engines also have iron ones
by smithskids
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Sidevalve water pump

If you are wanting the water pump to use a heater just mount a Smith's heater motor with a washing machine water pump attached. Mount it on a board on the inner wing and pipe it up to the engine. We ran out MM for 20 years before we got a pump
by smithskids
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear lever removal
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: Gear lever removal

You need to compress the spring item 108 and knock out the pin at the bottom. To remove the box from the car just take the top off and cover it with a blank made from cardboard to keep the dirt out. Put it in neutral first. Watch out for the selector rod springs when you undo the top of the box cove...
by smithskids
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Footman James Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Footman James Insurance

Many thanks, if you have looked at the policy renewal paperwork it's a bit ambiguous. I am glad I asked.
by smithskids
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Footman James Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Footman James Insurance

Has any one noticed that if you have a road traffic accident, you will not be recovered by the RAC. Or am I reading the Motor breakdown cover wrongly? It states in the "What is not insured note" point 2 Anything which is not a breakdown eg. a road traffic collision. So if you get shunted in the back...
by smithskids
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Car painting with spray cans
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: Car painting with spray cans

Any good synthetic coach finish, two people with Hamilton perfection 2" brushes. Preparation is everything. Ready with a tacky rag, wait until it rains, temperature between 50 and 55 deg. F in old money. Push the car outside and get stuck in.( You need 2 people to keep the edges going when you get t...
by smithskids
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEC classic car show
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

Re: NEC classic car show

A really nice day, EYTCC coach from Hull , door to door £13, entrance £25, tea and a chat with some old friends at the Morris Minor and Morris register stands, great show, just managed to get round what I planned and a safe trip home. Some extra ordinary prices at the auto jumble, some of the scrap ...
by smithskids
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 29
Views: 1944

Re: I just do not believe some people!

Happened to me in the 60s, two drivers parked too close either side of our new Hillman Imp, fortunately the rear window opens with the door key so we climbed in over the seats and drove away!!
by smithskids
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: clutch replacement/clutch kits
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: clutch replacement/clutch kits

Engine out every time.I tried it the other way once, never again. It is also good to clean the engine and tidy up the engine room!!
by smithskids
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lower trunion to swivel pin
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Lower trunion to swivel pin

Did any one notice the trunion pin shown has threads of equal length as against original has the back one shorter.