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by smithskids
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1039

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Just measured old windscreen glass and its 5.92mm thick.
by smithskids
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 46
Views: 1897

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Very neat, could fancy one myself!!
by smithskids
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1039

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

I have just fitted new old stock glass(1952) and a new rubber, it was too slack in the frame, luckily I had an older new rubber I had bought in 1984 and it went in OK. the new glass was the same thickness as original.The original triplex date was Dec 1950, I didn't know how bad the old glass was unt...
by smithskids
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: A happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners

Merry Christmas to all Moggy fans and a Happy New Year. Just finished overhauling my MMs braking system last night ready for a Christmas run.
by smithskids
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 2371

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Just recently fitted LED festoon substitutes with small pcb attached to the trafficators on my MM. Brilliant. I also got some 6v ones for the Morris 8.
by smithskids
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pickup insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Pickup insurance

What sort of price are we paying for LCV, Pickup insurance these days? Older driver living in country area, 1275 engine, value about £8000.
by smithskids
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Salt
Replies: 9
Views: 531

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: 772

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: 772

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: 517

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: 517

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: 517

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: 1295

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: 498

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: 1031

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: 589

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: 589

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: 987

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: 556

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: 501

Re: Early MM hand brake lever color

Yes, dash gold and nickel. :D