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by smithskids
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Millions of classics could be banned from roads
Replies: 24
Views: 2946

Re: Millions of classics could be banned from roads

Don't worry, it will most likely be called a mistake, "Lost in translation" Ha, Ha, Ha, etc.
by smithskids
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Owners handbook anyone
Replies: 24
Views: 5837

Re: Owners handbook anyone

I have got MM operation manual ninth edition. and the printing ref is 29/32 (94953) 9/55--5m.

Cheers.
by smithskids
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Those dirty electric cars! Pah!
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Those dirty electric cars! Pah!

Electric power generated by coal and steam turbines is about 33% thermal efficiency at best. Diesel power with a waste heat recovery boiler can be 90% efficient. They use this system abroad quite a lot, the steam generated is used to heat housing or used on industrial estates etc.Better than wind tu...
by smithskids
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: cheesgrater grill
Replies: 15
Views: 3059

Re: cheesgrater grill

Hi, it looks like the top one fits a mid 1951 mm highlight model when they changed the lowlight wings to highlight ones.
you can tell by the sides, they fit the earlier hockey stick chrome trims. Cheers
by smithskids
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Rebuild
Replies: 107
Views: 13372

Re: Engine Rebuild

Hi, you need to hone to take the glaze off the bores as it helps the new rings to bed in, you can do it by hand with emery and a round piece of wood if you want.
by smithskids
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Cracked Block
Replies: 14
Views: 2158

Re: Cracked Block

I have used Metalock on my steam roller in the past their head office is at Coventry address and contact on Google.Looks as though a fair bit of fretting has been going on as well, block skim when finished.
by smithskids
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Strange engine noise = engine rebuild!!
Replies: 58
Views: 13368

Re: Strange engine noise = engine rebuild!!

Hello, a good tip for removing cylinder head studs is to heat them up first with a gas lamp, let them cool off and apply release oil. Reheat again 1/2 hour later then try to extract them a few small taps with a small hammer helps also.2 good steel nuts locked up on each other are better than stilson...
by smithskids
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 918cc cylinder head wanted for smm97191
Replies: 2
Views: 1230

918cc cylinder head wanted for smm97191

I have had this car since 1976 and ran it as standard until 1989 eventually the side valve came out and all the running gear from a1098 went in then 1275cc then 1430cc. Road test and pics in Minor Monthly April 1997. I ran it like this until 2010 and,old age catching me up, I converted it back to st...
by smithskids
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Vedette enigine mechanic needed
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: Morris Vedette enigine mechanic needed

on the old lifeboats, the clutch lever used to be on the port side and connected to a lever similar to a mm minor box but beefier. They were quite easy to access, after you split the reduction box off, they had 2 phosper bronze gluts that had to be filed to get the clearance on the collar for revers...
by smithskids
Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VIN issue
Replies: 47
Views: 8531

Re: VIN issue

Wern't the support pillars on the B posts spot welded on to the pillar and floor, if yours are welded its a dead giveaway. Keep digging.
by smithskids
Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moggy snow chains...do they exsist?
Replies: 36
Views: 4770

Re: Moggy snow chains...do they exsist?

I have a set of parsons snow chains that came with my 1935 Morris 8.We have used them only twice and in 6 ins snow they work perfectly, but of course when you come off the snow you have to take them off. They make quite a distintive sound on a good road surface. The answer used to be "Town and Count...
by smithskids
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Morris Vedette enigine mechanic needed
Replies: 16
Views: 2893

Re: Morris Vedette enigine mechanic needed

I sailed with this type of engine when I was with BP.they had them for emergency power, air start compressors and lifeboat engines. they usually had waterproof plug covers on the ignition leads plus a BTH magneto. at least it hasn't got a fan belt to slip !!!! They usually started first time after y...
by smithskids
Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security
Replies: 22
Views: 3250

Re: Security

Lets face it ,if they want to steal your moggy they will come with a breakdown truck.