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by smithskids
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 4
Views: 195

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: 727

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: 259

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: 259

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: 378

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: 259

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: 225

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: 618

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: 323

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: 454

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: 680

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: 1223

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: 591

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: 551

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: 633

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: 654

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: 373

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: 716

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: 599

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: 591

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.