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by smithskids
Wed May 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 1676

Re: Brakes

Ok, thanks Phil.
by smithskids
Wed May 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 28
Views: 1676

Re: Brakes

Hi Phil, just as an aside, what is the exact legnth of the front axle wheel bearing spacer please. I am in the process of building up a spare set of uprights and may make my own spacers up.
Regards Iain.
by smithskids
Mon May 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tyres(again!)
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: tyres(again!)

You will need to keep the 75 or 80 profile tyre or you will lose speed. When you are at an indicated 60 mph on your speedo ( assuming it is reading correctly) you will only be doing 54 mph!!
by smithskids
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: SMM high light short/long bonnet ??
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: SMM high light short/long bonnet ??

My MM is SMM 971** 15th May 1951 tourer and has a short bonnet if that is any help. It left the factory as a high light but was converted to a low light by Stuart & Arden to match the rest of the fleet before delivery to Rentokil in East Grinsted :D
by smithskids
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Van exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Van exhaust

Hi Propshaft, both silencers are available from minispares, the front one is round section, the rear is oval section. RC40 package gets you both boxes and a piece of pipe to play with. They last about 7 to 8 years. I have been using this system for about 25 years. If you go round to your local exhau...
by smithskids
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Van exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 1274

Re: Van exhaust

A mini spares RC40 pair of silencers does the trick for me.
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The smaller silencer goes on to the 3 branch under the passenger floor. :D
by smithskids
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice re positive camber
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Advice re positive camber

You need to fit spacers each side where the bolt securing the lower wishbone goes through the chassis legs. when you get the wheels vertical or just very slightly positive tighten every thing up and get the track rechecked. I run both my pickup and tourer with 1/2 degree negative and get no corner s...
by smithskids
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: radiator muff
Replies: 34
Views: 3753

Re: radiator muff

I used to have a muff like that fitted but an 88deg. thermo sorted it out and I havn't had any problems so far. I did forget to open the muff up once and arrived in Hull with water coming out of the rad. overflow when I stopped!!
by smithskids
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch replacement
Replies: 23
Views: 1763

Re: Clutch replacement

Engine out is definitely the easiest, and if the gear box has to come out as well you only have to take the floor up and undo the propshaft and mounts etc. then lift it out by hand. I am 80 next year and can still manage it out in a day with out too much trouble. :D
by smithskids
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Rear Axle Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Rear Axle Issues

The collars should be still and rotate with the 1/2 shaft. When you put the brake drum on they should tighten up. make sure the surface of the collars(sleeve) is clean and polished. sometimes the old seal goes hard and damages the surface where the seal runs.
by smithskids
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...
Replies: 30
Views: 2680

Re: Brings the old Johnny Cash song to mind...

Yes, they have a morris 8 type engine in them, I rebuilt one for a friend about 10 years ago :D
by smithskids
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Where's Roy?
Replies: 76
Views: 14770

Re: Where's Roy?

Yes, a real helpful guy, his advice was always welcome. R.I.P. :D
by smithskids
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine Plate/Number
Replies: 21
Views: 1716

Re: Engine Plate/Number

I changed the engine on one of my mogs a few years ago and made a plate of brass and stamped it with my post code and a date, they accepted this without a murmer. :( :(
by smithskids
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Alta and MM porn?
Replies: 120
Views: 18524

Re: Alta and MM porn?

Hi Rob, what make were they?
Regards Iain
by smithskids
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Alta and MM porn?
Replies: 120
Views: 18524

Re: Alta and MM porn?

Hi Rob, nice work, my key fob for the MM is an old Porsche one, then if it is found by the ungodly they will be looking for the wrong car. 8)
by smithskids
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quarter light Moss mirrors
Replies: 15
Views: 2602

Re: Quarter light Moss mirrors

Tom Roy also supplies them. they are good. :D
by smithskids
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Anti Roll Bar Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2343

Re: Anti Roll Bar Questions

I would also reccomend fitting one. Even my MM tourer goes round corners with hardly any roll. A slight adjustment to the camber angle also helps keep tyre wear more even. 8)
by smithskids
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 1485

Re: MM gearbox

Same internals but the casing is different. I have recently o/h my spare and the guts of the 1939 series E box went straight in to my MM casing. :D
by smithskids
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMOC Van & Pickup Register
Replies: 40
Views: 5985

Re: MMOC Van & Pickup Register

East Yorks Thoroughbred classic car club is £20 per annum monthly magazine and free entry to many events etc: :D
by smithskids
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMOC Van & Pickup Register
Replies: 40
Views: 5985

Re: MMOC Van & Pickup Register

Hi Chris, what are you looking for?
Regards Iain.