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by RobThomas
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Romain green paint code
Replies: 16
Views: 3448

Re: Romain green paint code

I just contacted ICI (original suppliers) and they sold me small pots. Amazing match for Thames Blue and Mist Green. Might be worth a try for Romaine?
by RobThomas
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: WANTED - 1949 MM Quarterlight Rubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: WANTED - 1949 MM Quarterlight Rubbers

Maybe a later one and some Sugru stuff? I've never tried it but am told it is quite good.
by RobThomas
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: WANTED - 1949 MM Quarterlight Rubbers
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: WANTED - 1949 MM Quarterlight Rubbers

You know what happened to the last surviving pair, don't you? Chances of finding any more are soooooo tiny. Might be a case of waiting for Frank to get them reproduced.
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 218

Re: Water pump fan blades.

I once went to fix an MGB. Owner had fitted a fan that pushed instead of pulled. Sure you haven't got the same?
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 218

Re: Water pump fan blades.

Got any photos of what you've got fitted?
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Water pump fan blades.
Replies: 20
Views: 218

Re: Water pump fan blades.

Only had single bladeson mine. Sure you've not got a bu66ered thermostat in there? Also, is the bottom metal casting blocked?
by RobThomas
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Alta and MM porn?
Replies: 121
Views: 19938

Re: Alta and MM porn?

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Well done to Will for organising the new valves to be custom made. Just collected them from the Post Office today so might get a chance to fit them. Averaging 55 hours overtime per week so not much spare time. Phew!
by RobThomas
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Quarterlight Repair
Replies: 47
Views: 4418

Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

I can't see any specific reason for either direction unless it interferes with the rubber profile??
by RobThomas
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Tappet screws
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Tappet screws

USHM valve stems are 7mm but it is possible to use a reamer to open out the guides to 5/16 and use BMC valves. Plenty of options. I make valve guides from scratch so can stick in almost any sized valves with larger heads and larger stems. Possible that someone has done the same to yours. Seem to rec...
by RobThomas
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: Extra rattle

Engine steady bar loose? Throttle cable hitting bonnet support? Blowing exhaust gasket?
by RobThomas
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Torque wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Torque wrench

Underpants and torque wrenches. Buy new, every 10 years or so. :D
by RobThomas
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Conversion bits
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Conversion bits

I may need to run my Series MM on an A-series engine for a while. It is a 1953 and therefore already has the structural changes built in to change between engines. What I'm going to need is a gearbox tunnel cover, a gearbox crossmember, some engine mount towers and the clutch mechanism that goes bet...
by RobThomas
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: holes for semaphores
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: holes for semaphores

Chassis number 260431 seems to be about the last one dispatched with cover plates over the trafficator holes, as far as I can tell with Travs running on until circa 428264. not sure how accurate this info is.
by RobThomas
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: freeing seized studs
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: freeing seized studs

Not all blocks used metric for the exhaust. I have 2 here with (IIRC) 5/16 bsf which I only discovered when I removed them. At first I thought my thread gauge was wrong. Had lots of fun making new brass manifold nuts.
Same issue with some of the gearboxes using non-metric bits.
by RobThomas
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quick n dirty comp ratio calc
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Quick n dirty comp ratio calc

Thaks, Phil. Works out at 7.3 comp ratio.

It's for the late 53 Series MM which I'm using as my main transport. This one would take an A-series without mods, other than bolt-on stuff. 27bhp isn't really enough for everyday transport round here.
by RobThomas
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quick n dirty comp ratio calc
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Quick n dirty comp ratio calc

Can anyone with the figures to hand give me a quick calc for a 948 with a 12G295 head on it? Just a guide figure would be enough. Need to see if it would be a viable project to fit the Shorrocks to this engine. I couldn't find a suggested figure for the area above the piston inside the bore to use i...
by RobThomas
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion bar - how slack is slack?
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Torsion bar - how slack is slack?

The torsion bar remains under torsion even at full rebound (hence difficulty in removing trunnions) so there isn't any noticeable slop.
by RobThomas
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion bar - how slack is slack?
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: Torsion bar - how slack is slack?

Mine moves quite a bit. Not a worry for me since both sections still had lots of teeth left on the spline and no signs of distress.
by RobThomas
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: series MM inner front panel
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: series MM inner front panel

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Certainly looks further forwards at the bottom. Will look for a better pic. Rob
by RobThomas
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: National rally 2019

Wanted to come but had an offer I couldn't refuse. Keen to see the Show pics, though. :D
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