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by JohnV
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 695

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

George, David: Thanks for the info.

I think so far we're down to May 1950 ... but can we further refine it? :)
by JohnV
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 695

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

Would it be possible to get serial numbers from everyone who's posted with 1950 cars, along with whether or not they have vents? Manufacture dates if you happen to have a Heritage Certificate would also be helpful. Colin's 1950 Tourer may throw a spanner into the chronology, but perhaps not if that ...
by JohnV
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 695

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

A little late to the party with this one. My Nov 1950 Lowlight has vents but no water pump. However, they did have heaters. They picked up hot air from the radiator which was circulated with a fan in the car. So instead of plumbing to carry water through the firewall from the engine coolant, does y...
by JohnV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 695

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

My June 1950 manufactured LHD export low-light has demist vents (see picture below). It was exported with no heater and no water pump, so why were vents incorporated in the dashboard? If a June 1950 car has fascia vents, then it wasn't the four-door (Oct 1950) that pioneered them. I wonder if the v...
by JohnV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 695

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

The car in the eBay advert is listed as a 1951 car, but *home-market* two-door saloons and Tourers got their high lights in Jan 1951 (RHD 83390 / LHD 81585). So this car would had to have been built sometime between Sep 1950 and Jan 1951. That could be confirmed by a Heritage Certificate based on it...
by JohnV
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight with demister vents?
Replies: 17
Views: 695

Re: Lowlight with demister vents?

Fascia ventilation ducts were introduced in Sept 1950 on the four-door saloon (RHD 62551 / LHD 65004). They were presumably added to the two-door and Tourer shortly thereafter, but I don't have a precise date or serial numbers. BONUS factoid: The early Post Office vans from 1953, the ones with openi...
by JohnV
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: Series MM split screen installation

One tip from the invaluable Frank McDonough: If you don't have windscreen panes, or even if you do, having new ones made using 5mm glass rather the standard 6mm makes installation that much easier. You do have to be sure to use the thick-rubber gasket between the two halves (behind the dividing pill...
by JohnV
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: Series MM split screen installation

Geoberni Thanks for posting the manual excerpt. What's shown there are the "Early" type I described, used ONLY from Sep 1948 to Oct 1949 (to RHD 26102, LHD 10607). You'll see they have the inner metal moulding shown that screws into the windscreen frame attached to the body. It also shows the chrome...
by JohnV
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: Series MM split screen installation

Paul Your 1949 car will have the "Early" screen installation I described, but your 1952 will have a totally different installation. Your later car will not have had the inner metal surrounds that screw into the frame, and it likely doesn't have the screw holes in the inside of the frame that would a...
by JohnV
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: Series MM split screen installation

Just to point out here that there were (at least) two types of Minor split-window screens. "EARLY" (Sep 1948-Oct 1949) The kind used from Sep 1948 to Oct 1949 only (to RHD 26102, LHD 10607) has an inner metal moulding, chrome strips that fit over the inner lip of the windscreen surround, and a total...
by JohnV
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2879

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). I...
by JohnV
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

Those are Morris 1000 doors, hence the door lock on the nearside. Lowlight doors are different and never had lock holes on the other door. If you need pictures of the door handles, etc, I'll take these tomorrow. My '51, '55 saloons and '56 Traveller only have door locks in the driver's side. My, lo...
by JohnV
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!
Replies: 19
Views: 1148

Re: Low Light UFN 456 is now mine!

Those are Morris 1000 doors, hence the door lock on the nearside. Lowlight doors are different and never had lock holes on the other door. Just to echo this, having looked at a load of LHD Minors over the last 40 years ... one of the major drawbacks to LHD Minors until the early 1960s was the lock ...
by JohnV
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1503

Re: Outer headlight rim

Rob: Aha, thanks then. Much appreciated. Will wait for a shout from Ian.
by JohnV
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1503

Re: Outer headlight rim

Rob, Ian Sorry for late response, I've been lagging on MMOC Forum notifications. I presume the first of the two photos shows Rob's three, and the second one is Ian's rechromed one? I'd be happy with the latter if you'd be willing to let it go (and could collect it from a UK address over the holidays...
by JohnV
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1503

Re: Outer headlight rim

Yup, that type. Sadly sold now. I only need one more personally (for Clementine) but they're rare as hen's teeth in N America. Would be great if you see any of those on auction again ... with thanks ahead of time! :) https://picclick.co.uk/Bmc-Austin-Morris-Mg-aston-Martin-Lucas-Headlamp-17347361364...
by JohnV
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1503

Re: Outer headlight rim

Bryan Sadly I am not able to come over in November for the NEC Show this year as it conflicts with a family commitment. Hope to make it to the UK before EoY but not entirely sure as yet. Will drop Gary B another note on the water pumps. best, jv. There were some screw type ones on there but guess mu...
by JohnV
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door cards
Replies: 17
Views: 1261

Re: door cards

Rob: Thanks for these. As I'm roughly 2 years away from starting to think about the interior, I hope others who've had to re-create a (maroon-piped) interior from thin air will share their expertise meanwhile. Just to give you an idea (per the Minor Matters piece), I presently have no seats, side pa...
by JohnV
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door cards
Replies: 17
Views: 1261

Re: door cards

Thanks, Philip. Appreciate the research. I do in fact need to replace the entire interior (see article on my car in the current Sep/Oct issue of Minor Matters), but am not quite there yet so will let this play out a bit. best, jv. ... I had received a sample of MM beige vinyl from Newton Commercial....
by JohnV
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: chassis-rail repair sections vs early Series MM cars ??
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: chassis-rail repair sections vs early Series MM cars ??

Rob Many thanks for the photos, which I've added to my folder. Pleased to see the brake line running inside the cutout at the side of the gearbox crossmember, which is still there on my car. It strikes me the best way to check is to get hold of a couple of the sections once the shell is on the rotis...