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by alanworland
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM split screen installation
Replies: 14
Views: 190

Re: Series MM split screen installation

I must have the later fitting (late 1952) and have no holes that could have taken self tappers.
I remember the 'fun' we had fitting it! Write up on here.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

My centre panel as you say has 3 pins and they just push into spring loaded sockets which create a friction fit on the pins.
The panel because of this is just pulled off and pushed on, if the spring sockets are not present I'm not sure of the best retaining method.

Alan
by alanworland
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.

I did similar to my wings etc but used Dinitrol wax which I also applied to all parts to be bolted together.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: White Wall Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: White Wall Tyres

Not recommending them but I have seen 'white washers' (not sure what they are called) that are trapped between the wheel and the tyre in effect forming a white walled tyre.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Softer Ride
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Softer Ride

Wish I still had my original MM springs, 7 leaves of thinner section (7/32 I think instead of 1/4)
Have now removed the bottom two from the setup which has helped.

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7355

Re: get you home bodges

Came home in our old Viva many years ago with a terrible noise and only sort of running on three cylinders.
A pushrod had punched a hole through the pressed steel rocker and wasn't doing anything!
Bit of time with the welder and file had it fixed for the morning.

Alan
by alanworland
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Wheel alignment

I have a drive over Gibson wheel tracker and was not always convinced of its findings. To set up mine I used some steel bar with angled ends that were able to register on the inside of the wheels at centre height to measure the distance between. Bit awkward to use as it has to be done at normal susp...
by alanworland
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris minor engine. Out today. Advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Morris minor engine. Out today. Advice?

You deserve a relaxing evening!
I once removed my sidevalve engine by myself lifting it out by hand through the grill area - don't suppose I could do it now though!

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 series MM
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: 1952 series MM

But not as tight as a 'modern' with 12mm bolts pulled up to 110nm! Many moons ago I changed the studs in the hubs as they had obviously been over tightened as one was stretched at its base where the pitch between threads was about 4 times what it should have been! I saved it as I couldn't believe it...
by alanworland
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rear screen rubbers again.
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: rear screen rubbers again.

Slightly different as mine is the small window but I replaced the rubber many years ago and it was an absolute pig, ended up using a jack/wood from the floor boxing to jack it in! Replaced it again a few years ago after I had painted the car and couldn't believe how well it went in, I was dreading i...
by alanworland
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Silicone brake fluid

I really don't understand why it's not more widely used. I filled my Minor with it 10 years ago (into a fresh system) and haven't experienced any problems. If I were replacing/rebuilding braking components on our other vehicles I wouldn't hesitate to use it in them. To me it's a bit of a no brainer....
by alanworland
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: interesting one exhaust valve sticking open

Not sure if it's general knowledge but you can still make your own 'proper leaded' fuel.
www.tetraboost.com
The original upper cylinder lubricant? Tetra Ethyl Lead

Alan
by alanworland
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sump gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Sump gasket

Yes, gearbox and engine sump threads are the same size, I've got a magnet fitted in gearbox plug to pickup any stray teeth!

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sump gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Sump gasket

I suspect the answer is yes, but I replaced my sump recently and 'massaged' grease into them which also helps them stay in place. Still got small leak from timing cover - but I always have had! You'll find you will probably have to trim rear and front seal to length to give correct compression, have...
by alanworland
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Bumper protection

Most definitely! I applied dinitrol to both surfaces upon assembly including all nuts, bolts and washers.
In fact I have used the same process for all parts I have assembled.
Better safe that sorry!

Alan
by alanworland
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: valve cotters

Somehow that deflector is ringing a bell, could be to direct water flow from the pump and circulate round the block. Many moons ago my water jacket leaked through alloy corrosion and in the early days they were unobtainable so I ground back to solid material and repaired the area with araldite - and...
by alanworland
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: valve cotters

I don't remember washers under the jacket as I'm sure the gasket covered this area but if it didn't I guess the washers would be the same material/thickness as the main gasket.

Alan
by alanworland
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dartford crossing
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Dartford crossing

I've always paid but I think if you cross between 10pm and 6am it's free! (Check times)

Alan
by alanworland
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: valve cotters

You reckon that came out of the water jacket?
All the bolts should go into tapped holes.

Alan
by alanworland
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: valve cotters
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: valve cotters

Oh I can remember grinding valves in position and setting tappets, so much fun! The important thing is to make sure the valve chest holes into the sump are covered to avoid anything dropped heading that way. Take the rad out I would suggest, I managed to break the soldered joint on the header tank b...