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by RobThomas
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Series MM Twin H1 Carbs
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Series MM Twin H1 Carbs

by RobThomas
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: PARTS FOR 48 LOWLIGHT TOURER WANTED

Might have a NOS 482 going on Ebay as soon as I can work out how to use it.
by RobThomas
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Smiths Emission Control Valve (ECV)
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Smiths Emission Control Valve (ECV)

Is there anywhere with a write-up on exactly how the valve is designed to function?
Thanks,
Rob
by RobThomas
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Side-valve valve inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Side-valve valve inserts

Wot Phil said. Inserts are not hard to source and pretty much any engine shop can fit them. Get all 4 done at the same time. New valves aren't hard to find. Well worth doing.
by RobThomas
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery SU carb
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: Mystery SU carb

Post-1948 UK spec Series MM, by the looks of it. Early cars had float bowl on other side. Steel intake is for the silencer rather than the export filter.
by RobThomas
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leak from fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Leak from fuel pump

Buy the kit and then watch the Youtube from John Twist (?) in the US about rebuilding MGB pumps. Tells you all you need. I've done loads of pumps.
by RobThomas
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What have I done wrong?
Replies: 13
Views: 640

Re: What have I done wrong?

I would have thought that if they were interested in keeping a reputation then they'd have replaced some obviously-faulty plates quickly in the hope of impressing potential customers. They seem to have instead done the exact opposite. A month later and you still haven't got what you paid for? As you...
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: Early MM parts

Great. :roll:
It has just been announced that an additional $1000NZ will be required to 'disinfect' the car before departure. That $1000 car has somehow become $7000+ car, Rod.
Looks like a no-go, I'm afraid.
by RobThomas
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: Early MM parts

Hello Rod. Still working on it. Shipping seems to hover between $5800 and $6500 NZ so I need to keep looking for a sensible price. Not impossible. I did wonder if it might be more viable if the container was filled with other 'stuff' that is more common in NZ. Early front bodywork and early engines,...
by RobThomas
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: Early MM parts

Emails sent to the shippersbut I guess everyone is asleep down there. :D
by RobThomas
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: Early MM parts

Do you know anyone in the business who might have 11 feet in a container going to the UK? Hard to organise anything other than a full container from the UK end of the line. We're in South Wales so anywhere between London and Bristol is handy.


Our ex- Aus Lowlight. Before and after. :D
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ESM Hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: ESM Hubs

I asked ESM if they could supply 2 hubs with 4.5 inch PCD or just blank.

No reply. :(
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: Early MM parts

About £3000 UK for a 20 foot container from Auckland to this side of the UK dock gates. That's good for 2 cars and a couple of tons of parts.
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: Early MM parts

Anyone know how expensive it would be? Might be able to justify it if I could get enough other bits inside the shipping container. Our 1949 came from Aus so it can't be too expensive. Not many unrestored Lowlights in the UK, after all.

Photos would be handy, obviously. :D
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dvla visit
Replies: 15
Views: 823

Re: dvla visit

The registration 'lplates' belong to the DVLA so if you own the car and the plates hadn't been correctly transferred then maybe you now own the right to drive around with them displayed? Sounds like a bit of a minefield.
by RobThomas
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: Early MM parts

Have you thought about exporting the whole car? One that early has great value in the UK. How bad is it?
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch pressure plate set up
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Clutch pressure plate set up

I guess the biggest problem will be to work out what height to set the fingers at . Presumably the thrust ring is identical on all 3 corners? If so, you could run a DTI to even out the heights quite easily. If not....oh boy. That Apkoway set was the one I had my eye on. Too expensive at the moment. ...
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch pressure plate set up
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Clutch pressure plate set up

Capture.PNG Correct gauge plate fitted, adjust thrust plate to sit parallel and at same height as central stub. Without the correct gauge plate you are a bit stuffed. Manual says that just using the driven plate is not ideal since you don't know for certain that it is flat and parallel, however, it...
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch pressure plate set up
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Clutch pressure plate set up

From memory, that isn't how it is done. You set it on a very flat plate and adjust the screws to bring the thrust plate to a set height and perfectly level. Not done it, only read about it a while ago.