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by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MM brake convert
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: MM brake convert

To convert to the later cylinders you need a 7inch brake backing plate to mount them onto, here is the later parts as used in series 11 and 948 cc cars. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/brakes-c42/front-brakes-c44/brake-back-plate-reconditioned-7-front-r-h-p829425 They also sell a complete kit of n...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Problem panel
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Problem panel

About the same time the body was altered for the new dash and grill the clutch pedal was moved to the outside of the chassis leg, rather than inside as on your older car. This isnt a structural panel so its fine to just cut out the necessary area to allow your clutch to work!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear
Replies: 22
Views: 609

Re: Suddenly ....no clutch and no ability to get in any gear

This happened to me on the way to the Centenary Rally at Cornbury Park. We managed to get all the necessary bits at the autojumble and change it in the campsite, even bought axle stands and big hammer! The broken bit of half shaft need quite a lot of hammering to get it out of the diff as it had twi...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smiths Heater not wired in
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Smiths Heater not wired in

The yellow and green wire is to the switch on the heater, it plugs into the fan motor, the round bit on the left you can just see the hole it plugs into on your picture. The heater takes its power from a spare terminal on the wiper switch.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2595

Re: New Purchase!!

Unfortunately the original Scottish Registration documents also no longer exsist. There is an educational charity called the Kithead Trust http://kitheadtrust.org.uk/ who deal with registrations and original sourcing of documents, they were able to advise straight away i hadnt much hope as none of t...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2595

Re: New Purchase!!

Mike, way too untidy for the public to view!! Axle and gearbox out in last few days, axle was quite stiff to turn. Put a mix of thin engine oil and white spirit in and worked the pinion back and forward, then turned the diff around a few times and now running nice and free. The new oil was very dirt...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trafficator issue
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Trafficator issue

Most minor companies probably sell them, here is whats on offer from ESM. https://www.morrisminorspares.com/search/trafficator There is a good chance you will only need the lens and arm if it was operating normally before it got broken. Club Spares also offer reconditioned trafficators. You can get ...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2595

Re: New Purchase!!

I havent had a huge amount of progress on the project over the last few months, but the engine has had new rings and shells fitted and is now painted up and ready to fit the cylinder head! Ive also checked over the starter, dynamo and carb this week so getting there, slowly.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor group photo
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Morris Minor group photo

He uses 'Judge' here, he used to be the concours judge!
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor group photo
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Morris Minor group photo

I can tell you it was taken on MOT UK, possibly the trip to Ilfracombe in Devon in 2014, heres a differnt view of the same line up. Cant recall the name of the house, its a National Trust property. Might be worth contactin Bill Hewlett who organises the trip.
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Sorry I haven't a clue
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: Sorry I haven't a clue

Good man!!! You should start a post in the restoration section and keep us all up to speed. 8)
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 797

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

Minors can rust almost anywhere, even the newest one is almost 50 years old now! So many panels are available for the minor that it makes them viable as restoration projects. As Myrtlesman says, a night school class is a good place to start. Also if you had had a go in the past try on some scrap bit...
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Improving drum brake performance on a 71 traveller
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Improving drum brake performance on a 71 traveller

Heres a link to the 8' Mintex shoe on East Sussex. Definitely gives a great improvemnet over the standard shoe with very hard linings.

https://www.morrisminorspares.com/brake ... ex-p829465
by DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 441

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: 234

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: 36565

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: 554

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: 281

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: 312

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: 538

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...