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by Mick Lynch
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 41
Views: 1786

Re: The awful joke thread

Two men in a bar. The talk gets round to families.
The first pulls out a photo of his wife and says, “She’s beautiful, isn’t she?”
The other says, “If you think she’s beautiful, you should see my wife”
First says, “Why? Is she a stunner?”

The reply, “No, she’s an optician.”
by Mick Lynch
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Canadian series MM
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Canadian series MM

Not much been happening. Engine on hiatus pending dismantling to go to machine shop for valve inserts. I’ve freed off the brakes, replaced the front wheel bearings. Now got a rolling shell with minimal braking. Despite my initial thoughts about the body and enthusiastic probing with my big screwdriv...
by Mick Lynch
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 41
Views: 1786

Re: The awful joke thread

Two blondes driving a VW beetle. It breaks down...
First blonde gets out and checks under the bonnet.
She says - “no wonder it stopped, the engines fallen out”
Second blonde opens the trunk and says “that’s OK I’ve found a spare”



(Apologies to blondes. And women. And VW owners)
by Mick Lynch
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 41
Views: 1786

Re: The awful joke thread

Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the idiots house.

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Knock, knock...
Who’s there?
A chicken.
by Mick Lynch
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 41
Views: 1786

Re: The awful joke thread

Met a guy once that used to strip gearboxes, watches and cuckoo clocks and eat the springs and cogs.
Asked him why...
He said it tastes awful but good for the bowel movements: makes him go like clockwork
by Mick Lynch
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Side-valve valve inserts
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Side-valve valve inserts

Advice sought. The exhaust valve on cyl 3 has evidence of blow by both on valve and seat. I had very low compression on 3 (55 psi compared to 90 - 95 on the other three cylinders). I’ve tried re facing the valve seat but there all I seem to be doing is chasing the burnt area and not removing it. I h...
by Mick Lynch
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 41
Views: 1786

Re: The awful joke thread

A man goes into the doctors with a strawberry growing out of his head
Doctor says "I've got some cream for that"
by Mick Lynch
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

The front hub is a brake drum and bearing hub in one piece. George, Indeed I’ve got those in the spares crates also two which are splined which have to be for the rear. Looks like the previous owner (who bought it as part of a lot in a deceased's estate sale and never used the car) kept everything ...
by Mick Lynch
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

Maybe a previous owner replaced the front suspension legs with later ones, carnying the later hub and drum assemblies. Ah-ha... that explains the crate of bits I got with the car... I got two front back plates with different cylinders and a complete back axel and drums. Car has been off the road si...
by Mick Lynch
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Re: Series MM wheels and brake adjuster holes

JohnV wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:55 pm
Further info: My April 1949 "USA" export Tourer has four wheels that I believe are original, but NONE of them has brake holes.
Further muddying of waters: My Feb 1951 “Canadian” export 4 door has adjuster holes BUT the wheel is mounted with studs and wheel nuts. Were these not bolts?
by Mick Lynch
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Land of the Giants
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Land of the Giants

I am sure that in some cases it is an 'ego thing' but I also think there is an element of fear. On my street there are many big cars, and the people who own them are not 'up themselves'. Strangely though, if someone has something to take to the tip, they ask me if I can take it in my 1968 Pickup! N...
by Mick Lynch
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 21644

Re: Series MM Questions

What’s people’s thoughts on these NOS rings? Salvageable?
by Mick Lynch
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19131
Views: 987933

Re: Word Association

Lawyer
by Mick Lynch
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lost my motivation
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: lost my motivation

When you come to re-do it you’ll find if will fly by. All the tricky bits the second time round will be easy - you had a dry run. All those locked bolts will come apart - because you did the hard bit first time round. Do what I do... pretend you are fixing someone else’s buckshee job and you get to ...
by Mick Lynch
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Canadian series MM
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Canadian series MM

This is the induction heater. And in position on the engine between carb and manifold. Haven’t tested it yet, but I doubt I’ll ever need it as once this is back on the road it won’t be going out in winter! Attached photo from one March a few years back! Brrr...
by Mick Lynch
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Canadian series MM
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Canadian series MM

This is my latest barn find. A 1951 four door Minor saloon. I’ve traced its history to the early 80s and it spent that time on Cape Breton Island in the north of Nova Scotia. The engine is out - no compression on cyl 3 which is due to a burnt exhaust valve. I’ve had the valves trued up by a lad at w...