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by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1356

Re: New Purchase!!

Empty engine bay and new parts to fit.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1356

1950 Series MM Tourer

The tourer came with no paperwork at all unfortunately. I sent off for a Heritage Certificate and with some help from Busguy did some other digging about the history of the number plate. Unfortunately DVLA will not let me keep the number and have issued me with an age related number, new plates are ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

Ian, I think I recall BMCecosse recommending that approach, it may help but Id use it as a last resort, sidevalve pistons are about £400 a set these days! :o

Im currently building a sidevalve engine for my tourer, new rings and shells cost almost £250........ Better be a flying machine!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Seat straps
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Seat straps

I had a diaphragm fitted in my everyday minor for about 15 years before it tore, so not complaining about it! The new one I bought to replace it from ESM did recommend drilling new holes in the frame.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Sidevalve head removal issues. Help!

I believe Richard welded a bar to some old plugs and hung his engine for for some months before it gave way!!! Look for 'Plus Gas' and apply down all the stud holes (becoming hard to find, last lot I got off Amazon) Is there any space yet to tap in wooden wedges? Sometimes a sideways knock from a ru...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Installing a windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Installing a windscreen

Russ, I always seal between the body and rubber and between the glass and rubber. When you fit the sealing strip it will push out any sealer that it doesnt need which is why its good that its easily cleaned off your new paint and shiney glass!!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Installing a windscreen
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Installing a windscreen

I find ArboMast Auto seal to be one of the best sealants. Its non setting and also easy to clean off. Seal up before you fit the plastic trim and should give you a good water tight seal.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 12
Views: 249

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

Excellent George!! Welcome to the more aerodynamic minor!!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper mount
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Wiper mount

On a car i bought they had wedged a later 1000 wiper motor in under the dash and used lost of expanding foam on it....... Good job it didnt work as I expect it would have went on fire! :o
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear brake light issue
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Rear brake light issue

It sounds like the wires have been put in the wrong bullet connectors in the boot, should just be a matter of swapping them over. Red for side lights and from memory green and purple for brake lights.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidescreen for Tourer.
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Sidescreen for Tourer.

Looking forward to getting mine!

A friend has some side screens for an Austin 7 recovered locally so Im hoping hew ill do these to match the hood. Im also considering a tonneau cover.....
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM rear window clips
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Series MM rear window clips

They fit onto the edge of the body and are so you cant just push the side windows inside the car, Ive only ever saw them on a couple of my cars and never had any success trying to refit them!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide

Great work!! Nearly there. :D
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Bury North Manchester
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: New member from Bury North Manchester

Welcome!! :D Yours is a late car so will already have the 8inch drums brakes. Its worth giving the whole system a thorough check over to make sure nothing is sticking or seized and then fit Mintex shoes, you should notice a great improvement. The back brake drums are very prone to sticking if the ca...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Austin 10 engines
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Austin 10 engines

If I was closer id be interested!

Try out the Austin Ten drivers Club, they have a guest section on there forum

https://www.austintendriversclub.com/forum/index.php
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another insurance question
Replies: 14
Views: 794

Re: Another insurance question

I was with Footman James for about 20 years and then decided to shop around. I went to Lancaster for a year and did save about £100 on my group policy, but I no longer had occasional commute on all the cars, agreed value had to be specified and was not easy to sort and heard through some other peopl...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1356

Re: New Purchase!!

My tourer still has the folded metal mounts and some kind of very much home made bar to mount them to the fibre glass valence! A similar arrangement is on the front as well. I have borrowed an original back bumper iron from Frank and when my parcel arrives from Oz it will have a paper sample in to c...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2090

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Looking good, keep up the good work!!

I sold a green duo tone 63 last year, my favorite colour combination
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Early '49 Tourer - Adelaide

Craig, so very sorry for the loss of your friend.

Sounds like you have also had a bad time. The old saying your health is your wealth is very true. Wishing you continued good health and hoping to see that car out motoring again soon!!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: MON 87, Series MM
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Re: MON 87, Series MM

Great project Rob, keep up the good work :D