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by gtt1951
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Anyone got an early side-valve dynamo with radiator fans?
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Anyone got an early side-valve dynamo with radiator fans?

Complete unit or just the wide pulley with the fan bolt holes wanted for my low-light.

George.
by gtt1951
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Low-light on eBay
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Low-light on eBay

https://ebay.us/d6Gi5P Look closely at the engine compartment photo - there is no ID plate and the Body Number plate is missing too. Are these on another vehicle? The 2-line wording above the battery (in what looks like old Dymo Tape) says COMMISSION NUMBER MA 2021218134 Same colour as the one I rec...
by gtt1951
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

Found a link to the original advert from January of this year (on the other forum) https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1074475 Car has 4 locks (includes the passenger replacement door) and all the lock barrels are different! There is another green low-light, just come up on eBay, and the door handl...
by gtt1951
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing Driver's door lock withou dismantling window frame
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Removing Driver's door lock withou dismantling window frame

PaulTubby wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:05 am
Brilliant step by step guide there! i no for next time.. always removed the full frame.. everyday is a learning day :D
Thank you, its remembering to take photos as you go.
George.
by gtt1951
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing Driver's door lock withou dismantling window frame
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Removing Driver's door lock withou dismantling window frame

Hello Folks, I had trawled through the threads about removing the door-lock assembly, but found varying results that all had some problems. I had to remove my door-lock to get at the barrel to read off the key number (my car came with mismatched locks - only the Ignition key was original, and the on...
by gtt1951
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing Driver's door lock withou dismantling window frame
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Removing Driver's door lock withou dismantling window frame

Hello Folks, I had trawled through the threads about removing the door-lock assembly, but found varying results that all had some problems. I had to remove my door-lock to get at the barrel to read off the key number (my car came with mismatched locks - only the Ignition key was original, and the on...
by gtt1951
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing Driver's door lock withou dismantling window frame
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Removing Driver's door lock withou dismantling window frame

Hello Folks, I had trawled through the threads about removing the door-lock assembly, but found varying results that all had some problems. I had to remove my door-lock to get at the barrel to read off the key number (my car came with mismatched locks - only the Ignition key was original, and the on...
by gtt1951
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: UFN 456 plumbing

David, Thanks for the reply and the insight into what my fitting is. Your gizmo looks very interesting indeed. Looks to be friction driven off the top outside-edge of the belt as the "pulley" wheel is smooth. - the belt being quite wide. You now have an answer to the water supply question. My car ca...
by gtt1951
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: UFN 456 plumbing

I've had to give up on getting the radiator bolt stub out - the cage for the gaged-nut just keeps opening up as I try to turn the bolt stub with mole-grips. I've punched down the top section and also griped the sides with crocodile snipe-nose mole-grips, to no avail. The protruding stub can still be...
by gtt1951
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: UFN 456 bootlid and lock
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: UFN 456 bootlid and lock

Rob and Taupe, Both these suggestions look good. However, during the hot spell, this afternoon, I did a bit more tinkering on the car and, on closer examination of the "holes" saw some remaining thread. The 2BA bolts from my high-light had just dropped straight past (as did the other spare boot-hand...
by gtt1951
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: UFN 456 bootlid and lock
Replies: 3
Views: 166

UFN 456 bootlid and lock

Folks, I managed to get the "later" doorhandle out of the earlier (low-light) fitting and got the key number off it. Bought keys and, although the keys work the boot handle, they don't work the door locks in the replacement doors (this will be another topic). Having removed the botched boot-handle e...
by gtt1951
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: UFN 456 plumbing

It beggars belief that such a fastidious man as Hugh Davy, who kept meticulous records of time and money spent on this car since the day he bought it, could be a bolt-botcher. The rad was secured with over-size bolts (wing size) instead of the 1/2" length ones that should have been used. As a conseq...
by gtt1951
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: UFN 456 plumbing

I've ground/cut the bolt head off - during (out of focus) IMG_20190306_163136.jpg bolt head gone (some minimal surface damage to brass overflow pipe) IMG_20190306_164422.jpg The dynamo is not the one that Rob showed in 2011 and the new wiring loom had not been positioned correctly to the front of th...
by gtt1951
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 296

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. Thanks Smithkids, the bolt/set screw appears to be 5/16" BSF, same as the seat mounting and wing bolts - a...
by gtt1951
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper mount
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Wiper mount

The ESM triangular plate is the correct replacement. I've gone through my photographic record and I failed to take a picture of the new plate fitted! What I have got is a photo of the remains of the original disintegrated one on the workbench IMAG2614.jpg The plate remains are on the back of the mot...
by gtt1951
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: UFN 456 plumbing

The Rad won't come out! top left rad bolt.jpg I have loosened all the bolts (3) with the exception of the one pictured - there was a "crack" and the bolt just goes round and round. Seems that the captive nut has broken free. What is the best way to get this sorted out? Whatever I touch on this car j...
by gtt1951
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 296

UFN 456 plumbing

I'm trying to sort out the hybrid plumbing that this car has got - both "no pump" and "with pump". Photo below shows the bottom hose "without water pump" s-l1600-15.jpg The next picture, from a different angle shows the other plumbing (magenta) that goes to the water pump short-circuit heater hose a...
by gtt1951
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper mount
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Wiper mount

To remove the motor, so you can fit its rubber mount, locate the nearest wheel-box IMAG2632.jpg then undo the three set screws (left-most one holds down the outer sheath for the drive cable) and the 2 scews holding down the wheel-box cover. IMAG2633.jpg Once the CRT wiper motor is free, just careful...
by gtt1951
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

Lock shaft from the '51 boot IMG_20190305_122838.jpg and this is, indeed, the last 3 digits of the key number. Having taken things apart, I'm learning the previous owner was more of a botcher than I thought. Wherever a small set screw had been removed, instead of retaining them, he fitted the parts ...
by gtt1951
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

Door handles and escutcheons - my March 1951 sidevalve (high-light) has these and its doors are original to the car IMG_20190305_120821.jpg IMG_20190305_120857.jpg Having checked the doors on UFN456, they may well be later replacements but they look the part (apart from the locks) IMG_20190305_12054...