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by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 14
Views: 180

Re: Series MM split screen installation

Ive carried out this job around 5 times or so. I use a cn old centre pillar with about 1' cut off each end. I fit the 2 pieces of glass together with the cut off pillar and then fit the rubber to the whole item. Strong cord is then put between the edge so the rubber can be pulled over the bodywork. ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series 2 steering wheel remanufacture
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Series 2 steering wheel remanufacture

I think you would be surprised how well the cracks would cover in with some areldite, it may take several applications to fill them completely but would be worth the effort.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 75
Views: 35423

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

Welcome Splittyman! Have you any paperwork for the car? The number plate is Southern Irish so would not be a simple job to register it unless you have old documents. Id suggest you will probably end up with an age related number plate the Irish version of DVLA no longer let old Irish number be used....
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Hand brake lever now too long
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Hand brake lever now too long

Very neat job!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sump gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Sump gasket

Worth trying Bryan Gosling for a sump plug, Mike Perry had a batch made a few years back and Im fairly sure Club Spares has any that are left.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: freeing seized studs
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: freeing seized studs

I have used Plus Gas with good effect several times. Not easy to get these days, I found it on the Euro Carparts website. Also on Amazon, but they wont post it outside of mainland UK, so couldnt come to me in NI. I also bought a stud extractor that you use with a socket, studs are beyond re use afte...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holes for semaphores
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: holes for semaphores

At more or less the same time as the trafficators disappeared ( August 1961, chassis 925448) they also added seat belt fixing points into the sills. Assuming they are original, there are dates on the starter, dynamo, wiper motor, regulator and even the switches! These can all help to date it. From R...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 stuck in first gear?
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: 803 stuck in first gear?

Thank you for all your suggestions! Its most likely as liamonty suggests the selector passed the detent balls and stuck. When I called up the owner had almost removed the gear lever from the box, I tried to get it back in place but it wouldnt go. I removed the lever completely and with a hand lamp c...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue May 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 803 stuck in first gear?
Replies: 5
Views: 260

803 stuck in first gear?

Does anyone have any ideas why an 803 would stick in first gear? Background on the car is 14000 mile car laid up since the 60s but has been running and selecting well and probably covered at least 3 miles in the last few weeks, then suddenly sticks in first. Im wondering if its anything to do with t...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu May 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting
Replies: 47
Views: 1265

Re: Oil leak from Side-valve oil filter mounting

Im fairly certain that club spares has the rest of the batch of sump plugs that Mike had made.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Reregistration
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Reregistration

Have you been in touch with Rob Thomasson from the club, he deals with signing off paperwork on behalf of the club before it goes to DVLA Swansea. Once you have all the relevant paperwork you post it to him, he may arrange someone to visit and then Rob signs and stamps the V765. If you havent been i...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Id have another go with a wooden block and a mallet on the side of the head while its hanging, obviously not too far off the bench or floor!!! Perhaps even mallets used on both sides of the head at once.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Any progress on the head?
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM steering wheel and badges
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: MM steering wheel and badges

My clarendon grey traveller has a grey marbled one which matches well! The other MMs are both later replacements. Stephen Gordon has discovered that there are dates moulded into the bakelite rims, but they are often worn away on well used cars
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Front Swivals and Stub Axle
Replies: 14
Views: 596

Re: Front Swivals and Stub Axle

Ive attached a pic of my MM swivel pins when stripped off for refurb. As Rob says they only have one steering arm hole and the stub axle is thinner. There is an article on the Series MM website about converting later swivel pins for use on MMs, this involves some machining. http://seriesmm.mmoc.org....
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM steering wheel and badges
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: MM steering wheel and badges

Paul, the pics below show the steering wheels as fitted. Colour seems to have been random. You see grey marble, beige marble, some almost tan in colour. Main thing is on the MM the centre of the wheel and steering column are painted brown. I must paint these on my own cars as both have later series ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM pull-start cable
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: MM pull-start cable

Paul, best option is probably Bryan Gosling in Club Spares. He is on the forum from time to time but if you email him directly he is more likely to get it.

Known as,

sparesman

on the forum
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1913

Re: New Purchase!!

David Where did you get the plates made? Those are very handsome indeed. As I have the original paperwork for our 1960 Traveller (LHD Export), which my dad bought new and drove around the U.K. before bringing it to the States, I found the bit with the original registration number (never reissued). ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1913

Re: New Purchase!!

Yes murrayminor, its noted on the tax book as declared manufactured in 1950, nothing about its previous number at all unfortunately.

Plates arrived, quite pleased with them.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: UFN 456 plumbing
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: UFN 456 plumbing

Im not sure but I would guess that it is for one of those Smiths auxiliary type pumps that mount on top of the dynamo and run off the fan belt. I do have one of them but was never sure were the water supply would come from!!