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by smithskids
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Salt
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Salt

I spent a lot of my life down ships and power station engine rooms and without salt or salt tablets you die!!
by smithskids
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Rear hub gasket

Yes, see what you mean Phil, pensioneritus creeping in!!
by smithskids
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Rear hub gasket

I assume you don't fit the gasket as well as the "O" ring or the hub loading would be incorrect.
by smithskids
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car insurance when you die
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Car insurance when you die

Thanks folks, checked with Footman and they said if I died the named person on the policy could ring in and insurance would be changed over so she wouldn't be without transport.
by smithskids
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car insurance when you die
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Car insurance when you die

Thanks folks, I will check with insurers.
by smithskids
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car insurance when you die
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Car insurance when you die

A friend of ours died recently and when his wife, who was the named other driver on his policy informed the insurance company he had died was told she couldn't drive the morris minor and was left high and dry for transport until she could get a new insurance. Friends saw she was ok and took her to a...
by smithskids
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: NOY 686 STOLEN S Wales - Spotted on trailer>NORTH
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: NOY 686 STOLEN S Wales - Spotted on trailer>NORTH

Tracker is best bet. That is the problem with cut out switches,they don't work when the car is on a trailer!!
by smithskids
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: valve cotters

I must admit at my age, 80 , I find it easier to take the engine out with my stacker truck and work on it on the bench. Set tappets, remove sump and clean, check bearings and back in again same day. Good for a couple of years then.!!
by smithskids
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox prices
Replies: 27
Views: 848

Re: Gearbox prices

I think mine looks just as good and is very useful. It has a similar engine, cruises at the legal limit with a bit to spare and does 40 mpg. maybe the engine room is not as polished but I have owned it since 1996 and it is always admired at shows. Maybe if it was reduced to £10000 it would sell!! ga...
by smithskids
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 series MM
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: 1952 series MM

Hi Rob, did you put the studs in from the inside of the brake drum with a flange on the back?
by smithskids
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 series MM
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: 1952 series MM

Usual fix is fit soft iron washers until you can get some good 2nd hand wheels. 45lbs/ft is enough. Depends whether the bolts are unf or bsf.
by smithskids
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: Water pump fan blades.

We are talking side valve engine I presume? Mine same as Robs with 1 blade, never over heats even on a hot day doing 55mph or idling on slip road., Have you got a heater and is the heater valve open, even if you dont use the heater it helps the circulation at the back of the head.
by smithskids
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Chrome & Trim?
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Chrome & Trim?

My tourer is SMM97191 May 1951. It has a painted grill and painted window frames with the square type quarter light window catch, dont forget the korean war was goimg on and chrome was scarce. Morris motors must have had hundreds of spare doors stored in warehouses ready for the production line and ...
by smithskids
Thu May 30, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Early MM hand brake lever color
Replies: 4
Views: 355

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: 783

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: 502

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: 12
Views: 507

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: 836

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: 20
Views: 1601

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: 673

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.