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by JohnV
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1756

Re: Early MM parts

Redmoggy wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:43 am
Got all the left hand panels reassembles to find near perfect door gaps. So that was nice!
THAT is impressive! And likely not as easy as you made it sound. Carry on ...
by JohnV
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1948 MM arrived
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: 1948 MM arrived

I'm going to have to ferret around behind the firewall (bulkhead) to check the correct shade. I think it was resprayed 20 years ago; it always was maroon. It's actually a very dark marron, bergundy wine colour. I had a maroon B Morris in the 1970s and it was much redder. That was my thought too. Th...
by JohnV
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1948 MM arrived
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: 1948 MM arrived

Richard What a lovely and superb example. Truly, congratulations on acquiring the car. The degree of originality is remarkable. I must admit, along with some other early cars, photos like these will be most helpful with restoration of my April 1949 'USA' Tourer which was also originally maroon. Can ...
by JohnV
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 37
Views: 1067

Re: Recent acquisition

philthehill wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:16 am
Note those early Girling dampers in the above photo.
My April 1949 car has quite different dampers. Were Girling front dampers used interchangeably with the standard item? Were they replacement parts? I've never seen dampers like those on a Minor as far as I recall ...
by JohnV
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1756

Re: Early MM parts

I can't bring myself to crush this old girl so whilst the Boss is still happy for it to be in the workshop I'm going to play with some rust. There will be minimal if any repair panels, partly because I would like the car to remain more Morris than Hadrian but also because of the obscene mark up pla...
by JohnV
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 37
Views: 1067

Re: Recent acquisition

Thanks for posting this, Richard. Indeed, looks quite rust-free indeed from what's visible. If you talk to the owner again, you can tell him that with serial # 27839, it's very likely an October 1949 car. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/north-plympton/cars-vans-utes/1949-morris-minor-low-light/12590...
by JohnV
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 37
Views: 1067

Re: Recent acquisition

I rather suspect the mount for the lever-arm shocks changed around the same time the firewall was redesigned to add a slight recess in the crossmember to accommodate the longer Series II engine.

That would have been in the months leading up to the first Series II four-door saloon in August 1952.
by JohnV
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Actually turns out to be a saloon and chassis no is 5528 so 28th LHD. There is something about it on here in 2011 https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=42114 Wow! I think I vaguely recall knowing that existed, delighted it's still around. And of course definitely a 1949 car! Do we kn...
by JohnV
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

That would be QUITE a find. Did you mean "early 49" Tourer, I presume?
sparesman wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:11 pm
Have just heard from a friend in Denmark who has bought an early 48 Tourer ...
Did he happen to send the serial number? I know the Series MM Register would like to know about this one!

best, jv.
by JohnV
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1756

Re: Early MM parts

Hear, hear! PHOTOS !!
by JohnV
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1756

Re: Early MM parts

Rod: I sent you a private message. best, jv.
by JohnV
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: Piston rings - try GBH Spares?

MM owner David McCullough recommended GBH Spares to me, and they provided what I needed: <info@gbhspares.co.uk> Brian who works there was very helpful, and wrote me the following: "We have had ring sets done for this engine……though we need to check that you don’t have an odd piston, which is rare bu...
by JohnV
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Engine rebuild.

If anyone wants proof that the side-valve is a durable little engine even after decades of neglect, read the description on this video:

https://vimeo.com/417267033
by JohnV
Wed May 06, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear shift lever knob
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Gear shift lever knob

OK, according to OHP900 aka Richard O'Brien (who can't recall his login at the moment), the knobs Mike Parry had made weren't correct. So basically I had the story backward—for which abject apologies. Richard sent me these four photos. Three show the original knob off his Feb 1949 car, with ridged e...
by JohnV
Tue May 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Gear shift lever knob
Replies: 14
Views: 792

Re: Gear shift lever knob

Do you mean these? https://www.morrisminorspares.com/gearbox-c76/gearbox-all-o-h-v-models-gearbox-c79/gearlever-knob-803cc-original-long-lever-type-p830961 I believe these are not the same as the earliest Series MM knobs, according to the estimable Richard O'Brien. If memory serves, those 1948-earl...
by JohnV
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: emblem color
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: emblem color

I would bet a certain amount of money it's blue. I've never seen a red-painted boot emblem on any Minor.
by JohnV
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: boot boards
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: boot boards

I've never seen boot boards on ANY Minor that came in silver from the factory. Flat black, surely.
by JohnV
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK
Replies: 51
Views: 5202

Re: MM & early SERIES 2 GLOVEBOX LID CLOCK

Declan_Burns wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:08 am
Thanks for the nice comments. I could do a small batch if anybody is interested.
I would be interested, although I'd need to know a price to commit fully.
by JohnV
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: jacking point label
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: jacking point label

Aha! Much obliged, and thank you. I'm still many years away from labels for the 1949 "USA" Tourer, but a man can dream ... thanks again.
by JohnV
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: jacking point label
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: jacking point label

LOL, "Alta and MM porn," had missed that one! Searched the forum for "jacking" and found nothing about labels.

The porn thread did have pics of Rob's bonnet-lock and voltage-regulator labels, but nothing for jacking points ??