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by RobThomas
Tue May 22, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Standard wheel offset (aka ET)
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Standard wheel offset (aka ET)

Fantastic. Thanks for that. :D
by RobThomas
Tue May 22, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel supply shortage
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Fuel supply shortage

Not all fuels are the same. It seems to go off quite quickly, too.
by RobThomas
Tue May 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rattling from Water Pump?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Rattling from Water Pump?

Could it be a smashed ball in the dynamo front bearing?
by RobThomas
Tue May 22, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Standard wheel offset (aka ET)
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Standard wheel offset (aka ET)

Does anyone know what the standard 3 inch wide wheels use as an offset?
Thanks.
by RobThomas
Fri May 11, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front Dampers
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Front Dampers

On the ones I have here, trying to turn them by hand when not bolted to anything is bloomin' hard work. Not tried without the valve but ought to be almost nothing other than friction.

Whip the valve nut off of the bottom and see what the valve looks like inside (photo?).
by RobThomas
Sat May 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacement engine
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: Replacement engine

I may be in a minority here but after owning a v8 supercar I find that downsizing to a 27hp sidevalve Morris has made journeys into little adventures. Will I get up this hill in 3rd? Can I overtake this Milk Float? How many people will wave at me today? Travelling has become about the bit BETWEEN A ...
by RobThomas
Sat May 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shame aboot the badd spellung
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Shame aboot the badd spellung

Well, at least it will be easy to spot one of these fakes.... Voitupette?? removel?? badspellin[attachment=0]badspelling.jpg g.jpg[/attachment] [Grrr. Stupid new system...I can't get the picture to work] Try this and go to the 5th item... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-Brass-Aluminium-Morris-D...
by RobThomas
Tue May 01, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot
Replies: 69
Views: 1830

Re: Mot

Has anyone got a copy of the olde "London Brick" Tapley meter test?
by RobThomas
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Yellow Van.
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Yellow Van.

After a bit of 'photo manipulation' it could be MLJ 548 ? on the numberplate. Anyone recognise this reg or anything like it?
by RobThomas
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo fan
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Dynamo fan

Gave the nut a half turn. Stiff as a board so maybe the pulley has settled further down the shaft. Wobble gone! Meanwhile the 1962 heater fan started to sound like the fan was rubbing on something. Turns out, after stripping all the gubbins off of the parcel shelf etc that the wires from the switch ...
by RobThomas
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo fan
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Dynamo fan

Yes, it had one and it went back on OK. I'm wondering if it has bitten the middle out of the fan section from fatigue following the ball bearing collapse. If so, that fan is probably 'toast'. 15mm ID, aren't they? I haven't got my mitts down there yet since I had a nice new uniform shirt on today. T...
by RobThomas
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo fan
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Dynamo fan

Rattling again. :evil: I've just replaced the front bearing in the C39 dynamo and the fan section seems to have suddenly gone loose and spins. Normally I'd just tighten the fan pulley nut down but then I thought..."Why not just leave it off?" Some of the Dynamos were made with no ventilation whatsoe...
by RobThomas
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Perspex cylinderhead
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Perspex cylinderhead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icoBqTEZbbw

6 minutes in. Interesting video.
by RobThomas
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: ALTA bits
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

Re: ALTA bits

I've just had some deliveries. I bought a bulk supply of M8 studs for MM exhaust/inlet manifolds. These are 13-8PH stainless high tensile bolts. The tensile strength is almost the same as ARP racing bolts (circa 160,000 psi) and are corrosion resistant. I have about 5 sets for anyone fed up with rot...
by RobThomas
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: DYNAMO BEARINGS (Shouting)
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: DYNAMO BEARINGS (Shouting)

Well, I've just pulled it apart. I found loads of C39s in the shed, mostly Frogeye Sprite ones but they don't work right with the later 106/2 regulator so I have to rebuild this one. I popped the thing apart and found that 50% of the balls had gone from the front bearing. It wasn't a sealed one and ...
by RobThomas
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: DYNAMO BEARINGS (Shouting)
Replies: 3
Views: 205

DYNAMO BEARINGS (Shouting)

Just got back from the airport. Wondered what that clattery noise was. Turns out that the front bearing on the dynamo had died in a glorious heroic manner and had smashed itself into oblivion within sight of the driveway. A good half inch of slop at the front end. Never seen one disintegrate like th...
by RobThomas
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: brass sump nut for series mm sump
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: brass sump nut for series mm sump

Mike Perry had some made. Worth a try?
by RobThomas
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 472
Views: 53108

Re: barrie's project

The rear shackle looks like it might whack the chassis at full compression, like mine did (even though never welded). Not sure if this helps...
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by RobThomas
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fan Blade bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Fan Blade bolts

Bolt pattern for the MM is the same, isn't it? I've a sneaking feeling that the shaft is the same diameter, too.

I may be wrong on this. Worth maybe taking some measurements?
by RobThomas
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Yellow Van.
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Yellow Van.

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I built this van when I was 20. I can't remember the reg but it was quite a late one.

Has anyone seen it since? Was down in Dorset.