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by smithskids
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intermittent wiper control
Replies: 3
Views: 120

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: 414

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: 180

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: 361

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: 275

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
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Parts for sale
Replies: 22
Views: 1204

Re: Parts for sale

The wheels should fit series mm. 4.5" pitch.
by smithskids
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Desperately seeking early Minor window winder
Replies: 19
Views: 803

Re: Desperately seeking early Minor window winder

Great pictures, yes I wonder why they did an odd one for the earlier minor,the Austin one looks pretty good though. Would a slightly later door fit?
by smithskids
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Desperately seeking early Minor window winder
Replies: 19
Views: 803

Re: Desperately seeking early Minor window winder

My 51 MM is the same fitting as my morris 8 and 63 pickup. the quadrant on some have a smaller arc but even the Morris 8 pitch and screws are the same size. The arm length differs as well. I'm sure you could adapt a modern one.
by smithskids
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Footman James Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 428

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: 428

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: 1172

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: 862

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: 1471

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: 713

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: 370

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.
by smithskids
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: MON 87, Series MM
Replies: 20
Views: 1322

Re: MON 87, Series MM

Hi Rob, just sold my 2 enfields but still shoot my Musgrave with 30" barrel. We don't get as many range days at Strensall due to MOD "higher priority bookings" these days. I often go in the MM and always get a crowd round it when there.
by smithskids
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM fan blades
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: MM fan blades

Don't forget the red fan blades on the dynamo are longer than the ones fitted to the water pump .
by smithskids
Wed May 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 1643

Re: Brakes

Ok, thanks Phil.
by smithskids
Wed May 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 1643

Re: Brakes

Hi Phil, just as an aside, what is the exact legnth of the front axle wheel bearing spacer please. I am in the process of building up a spare set of uprights and may make my own spacers up.
Regards Iain.
by smithskids
Mon May 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tyres(again!)
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: tyres(again!)

You will need to keep the 75 or 80 profile tyre or you will lose speed. When you are at an indicated 60 mph on your speedo ( assuming it is reading correctly) you will only be doing 54 mph!!