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by mike.perry
Thu May 04, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trafficators in use
Replies: 33
Views: 3952

Re: Trafficators in use

The rear windscreen is small enough without blocking it with stickers
You can wire the trafficators and indicators to work off one switch, there is a wiring diagram available.
The trafficator bulbs can be replaced with flashing led bulbs
by mike.perry
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They Just Can't Wait....
Replies: 36
Views: 3864

Re: They Just Can't Wait....

Roads that used to be de restricted have been reduced to 50mph and then 40mph. Every house has its own 30mph speed limit. Soon they will be bringing back the red flag
by mike.perry
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiper sweep - clap hands
Replies: 5
Views: 1348

Re: Wiper sweep - clap hands

The clap hands wipers can be improved by fitting adjustable length arms and 12 inch blades. Adjust the arms so that the blades almost touch the top of the screen then move the arms on the spindles so that they are staggered and do not touch. This will reduce the unswept V in the centre of the screen
by mike.perry
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brakes - poor performance.
Replies: 24
Views: 2875

Re: Rear brakes - poor performance.

The rear shoes set as supplied should have two shoes with circular cut outs which fit over the snail adjusters and two shoes without which fit on the top of the wheel cylinder. The front shoes should have a cut out on all four shoes. Check that the wheel cylinder is free to slide in the slot on the ...
by mike.perry
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake shoe steady spring...
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Brake shoe steady spring...

I gave up fitting the beehive springs years ago and have had no problems
by mike.perry
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tudor fuel locking cap
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: Tudor fuel locking cap

Try a locksmith, they might have the correct blank for your cap
by mike.perry
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registation of 1948 - Are you agree ?
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: Registation of 1948 - Are you agree ?

There are a few 1948 Series MMs still existing, 501, 507, 584 plus a couple more in UK, and several in Australia. Claims are often made for 1948 cars but these usually turn out to be 1949 cars. As the chassis numbers were issued in batches starting at 501 for 2 door cars, 5001 for CKD cars and 5501 ...
by mike.perry
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear axle N/S not rotating
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: rear axle N/S not rotating

Quite Normal.
by mike.perry
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Halogen Headlights.
Replies: 8
Views: 2084

Re: Halogen Headlights.

Wipac Quadoptics. You would have to look closely to spot the difference
by mike.perry
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: distributor cap
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: distributor cap

The Series MM engine uses a DYHK4A distributor which has a different cap. These should be available for top entry or side entry HT leads from MMOC Club Spares. The later 25D distributor will fit without vacuum advance
by mike.perry
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front drum size
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Front drum size

If the front drums are 8 inch they will be larger than the rear drums, if they are 7 inch drums they will be the same size as the rears
by mike.perry
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Propshaft Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Propshaft Problems

If you take the propshaft to a specialist they can fit a new end and re balance it. Or it may be cheaper to aquire a 2nd hand propshaft
by mike.perry
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glove box catch
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Glove box catch

Another example of cost cutting. The Series MM had a proper push button locking catch. If the glove box lid hit the passenger's knee it was their own fault for being nosey and pushing the release catch!
by mike.perry
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Instrument Panel
Replies: 0
Views: 1173

Instrument Panel

In reply to a recent PM, the instruments are mounted on a modified Series MM right hand instrument panel with the square holes changed to round to fit a combined oil pressure / water temp gauge and a voltmeter. The rev counter is a standard Smiths 1960s unit. Make sure that you get the correct +/- u...
by mike.perry
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing for Series II
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: Front wing for Series II

Replacement wings have a seam running from the headlamp bowl to the inner wing. For originality this should be filled on older cars
by mike.perry
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need advice on wheels and tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 3311

Re: Need advice on wheels and tyres

I bought the wheels at a national rally a few years ago. I was informed that they were off a Spridget.
by mike.perry
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need advice on wheels and tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 3311

Re: Need advice on wheels and tyres

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175/80/13 tyres on 5 1/2 x 13 Midget? wheels. Same rolling radius as 155/80/14 tyres and smaller Series MM hubcaps fit. Does not look too out of place
by mike.perry
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Carpets

Newton Commercial are a main supplier of carpets and upholstery
by mike.perry
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram 1958 traveller
Replies: 8
Views: 1517

Re: Wiring diagram 1958 traveller

If you lay the new loom out on the floor you should be able to identify the terminals. The colours should not change between models so it becomes a matter of elimination. If the original loom is plastic coated then you can strip it down for spare wires. If it is a mass of black wires then you may as...
by mike.perry
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin numbers - again!
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Vin numbers - again!

I believe that the last letter denotes the factory were the car was built