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by firedrake1942
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: semaphore
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: semaphore

I have seen them painted body colour but whether factory or later , I know not!
by firedrake1942
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Drivers Side Glove Box
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Drivers Side Glove Box

Nope they were open within a frame. You can get a door usually from a left hand drive car or someone who was making them out of glass fibre many moons ago, but both are as rare as hens teeth.
by firedrake1942
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nuffield Metal Products Plate NMP
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Nuffield Metal Products Plate NMP

As we had used all we made - over 400 and I am still getting requests for the plates from far flung places, we have decided to press some more. Test pressed some aluminium blanks today and the pictures speak for themselves. The mould was showing some strain with mild steel and some of the definition...
by firedrake1942
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Engine Paint Colour

As promised some photos of Michaela Burkenshaw's lovely early Series II called Henry (the eighth minor she has owned). They show the correct blue engine matched from paint from behind the Dynamo / starter motor.
by firedrake1942
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Engine Paint Colour

One of my friends had this colour on her engine and had the paint matched to a pristine patch found when she took the dynamo out. It looks stunning and is great at rallies when people walk past and comment loudly that that is not the original colour. I will try and find a picture.
by firedrake1942
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: MMOC Branch Forum
Topic: Uttlesford Branch update.
Replies: 0
Views: 731

Uttlesford Branch update.

Just an update as the info in the membership and benefits guide is wrong and in any case we have moved venue. General Meetings for Uttlesford Branch are second Tuesday of the month every other month (Next one is 11/2/2020) at the Coach and Horses Public House, Cambridge Rd, Newport, Saffron Walden C...
by firedrake1942
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1960/61 convertible front side lights
Replies: 13
Views: 538

Re: 1960/61 convertible front side lights

Not sure you can if they are the Lucas L 489 sidelights which is why many series3 cars had aftermarket indicator lights fitted in a variety of places both front and rear. You could of course put the much later front and rear cluster lights on or use the transitional and only slightly larger L 488 wh...
by firedrake1942
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 36
Views: 2190

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Today we popped over to Colin's with Ray and Tony to trial fit the re-made Series MM / Series II windscreen joining clips. They look very good and fit really well.

Next steps are to remake the male tool in steel to sharpen up the bends and folds and get the trial set chromed. Watch this space!
by firedrake1942
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 36
Views: 2190

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

First untrimmed attempt with brass, still needed annealing but the shape, definition and size are favourably comparable with the original donor pair. there is however none of the metal distortion we were finding with steel. Ray is still not satisfied and when he is we will be offering them up to the...
by firedrake1942
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 36
Views: 2190

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

First untrimmed attempt with brass, still needed annealing but the shape, definition and size are favourably comparable with the original donor pair. there is however none of the metal distortion we were finding with steel. Ray is still not satisfied and when he is we will be offering them up to the...
by firedrake1942
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 36
Views: 2190

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

An update on the remanufactured screen clips. We have made initial moulds and tried pressings with tin plate. They have come out fairly well but the steel distorts on the crease. The originals seem to be made of brass and. We have ordered some brass plate to try pressing. The images show an original...
by firedrake1942
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gan Canny pet
Replies: 21
Views: 1109

Re: Gan Canny pet

We are all going blind trying to work this one out....Suggested number may be KXN 258 F but this was not issued with an F suffix. Or KKN 250 F -not issued on an F but was issued on an E January 1967. CKN 250 F not issued on an F. CXN likewise.

Any more ?
by firedrake1942
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

Absolutely correct and I have just checked in Ray Newell's Book. However we have a later 1960 blue 2 door in the branch with the earlier type switch / horn control - light on indicator body not on speedo- looks original too! Possibly a ‘what is in the parts bin on the day, model?
by firedrake1942
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trafficator switch/steering wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: trafficator switch/steering wheel

If a 1960 it would have had the earlier type indicator / horn push switch, with the green bulb in the switch body. When I bought my 1957 in 1978, trafficators and horn worked off the original switch and aftermarket indicators were operated by a second stalk from a later Minor on the other side. It n...
by firedrake1942
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: 1968 MM Pick Up Chasss Number help

C indicates a civilian commercial vehicle Chris Stevens (Pommreg) will be able to tell you when made from his extensive database
by firedrake1942
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: TBJ POLICE CAR
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

Re: TBJ POLICE CAR

This may be of interest to you . On Uttlesford Morris Minor Owners Fb page
by firedrake1942
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: speed stickers original gov
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: speed stickers original gov

If you can give isaydingdong a photo or an image they can make them they are really helpful people .
by firedrake1942
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 36
Views: 2190

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Thanks for the info, there are also holes further round which may be non-original
by firedrake1942
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 36
Views: 2190

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Looks like it had been drilled too. I am not sure but I don’t think they ever had holes in. Not even at the end. We have produced a prototype joiner and firmer which are looking promising but the steel is still too thick. We have been promised a pair of joiners and a pillar to use as templates. I am...
by firedrake1942
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 983

Re: Original equipment

The brown toolkit bag is spot on as are some of the contents. The drivers handbook often gave the toolkit contents list which suffered tear in year. This one lacks a wooden handles screwdriver which some had but has the quite rare smaller 6” wire one - (which we have remade if anyone wants one) - th...