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by JohnV
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 16443

Re: Series MM Questions - Series MM vs II, "SMM" vs "F" prefixes

Thank you for the good words! :) Clementine will be quite a project, for sure. But, hey, everyone needs to do one ridiculously complicated, horrifyingly expensive rotisserie restoration in their life ... right? I've already got my new copy of Minor Matters and was fascinated by the feature on Clemen...
by JohnV
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: chassis-rail repair sections vs early Series MM cars ??
Replies: 5
Views: 437

chassis-rail repair sections vs early Series MM cars ??

I've been corresponding with ESM regarding their full-length chassis leg sections, which will be needed on both sides of my '49 "USA" Tourer, aka Clementine. (If you're a MMOC member, you'll see a feature on the car in the Sep/Oct issue that should be arriving any day now!) ESM has confirmed their s...
by JohnV
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 16443

Re: Series MM Questions - Series MM vs II, "SMM" vs "F" prefixes

With respect, I don't think this is quite correct. The new ID plates with F-series prefixes were introduced 1 April 1952, presumably to rationalise with the Austin system in the newly combined BMC. It started with serial # 139439, and the old Nuffield practice of allocating separate RHD and LHD sequ...
by JohnV
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1478

Re: Outer headlight rim

If it's this ad: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR-1000-56-71-STAINLESS-OUTER-HEADLAMP-RIMS-SCREWS-x-2-500929/371075142963 then those are the later style, not the earlier style used on Series MM cars with the external worm screw to fasten them on. Or did I miss a set of the earlier ones, and i...
by JohnV
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1954 series 11 black 4 door
Replies: 257
Views: 78759

replacement armature

I've spent about half an hour online and haven't been able to locate a "replacement armature" ... where did you source yours, Stevey? Thanks in advance. Also on the way home from England the ignition warning light came on. Turns out the regulator had stuck on charge, boiled the battery and melted th...
by JohnV
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2837

Re: New Purchase!!

Super info, thanks, Rob. Do we know whether the rear folded-metal brackets gave way to the iron-through-the-valence type at the same time the bumpers went from two-piece to one-piece on two-doors and Tourers? (Jan 1951; RHD 83025, LHD 81502 per parts book) It would make sense that the brackets would...
by JohnV
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door cards
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Re: door cards

Not sure, but I'm not convinced Newton Commercials has a match for the original vinyl on the door cards, whatever colour.

Has anyone asked?

NC confirmed to me last month they don't have an exact match for the buff fibreboard used for the parcel shelf and scuttle (kick) panels on the early cars.
by JohnV
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2837

Re: New Purchase!!

Don't know where you are going to get the correct rear bumper for it. My black High-light happens to have a low-light rear bumper, it should be a one-piece one (but not as new as the one on your Tourer). I'm startled that a later one-piece bumper fits a 1950 car; is it on the old mounts (folded met...
by JohnV
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Outer headlight rim
Replies: 19
Views: 1478

Re: Outer headlight rim

@manly: If you're able to find one, may I stand in line behind you for the next one? I got just one with my '49 Tourer.
by JohnV
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: New Purchase!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2837

Re: New Purchase!!

Very nice-looking (even if it's got issues), and do please post more photos as you do work on it. I will need all the Tourer inspiration and advice I can get!
by JohnV
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: door cards
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Re: door cards

Will be curious to watch this thread and see if any door cards turn up.

I can go one better: I need a complete, entire interior for my 1949 Tourer. Came with nothing that was correct for the car.

One day ...
by JohnV
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reflector For SV126 Boot Badge
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Reflector For SV126 Boot Badge

Those BMW reflectors (part no 7161921) are also widely available, both new and used, on eBay and elsewhere.

I just bought a set of 4 slightly used for $12, shipping included ....
by JohnV
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Mysterious rear lights
Replies: 12
Views: 3168

Re: Mysterious rear lights

Redmoggy: If your car was # 84XX, that indicates it probably was CKD. The LHD cars were 5501-8001, and the RHD sequence restarted at 8501 and ran to 15500. Is yours RHD or LHD?
by JohnV
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Add on Temp and Amp gauges?
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: Add on Temp and Amp gauges?

Tortron: This photo has been making the rounds in Minor groups ... is it your finished installation?

AND, did you use MG Magnette or Standard Vanguard Phase I gauges? More details most welcome!
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by JohnV
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Engine value?
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Engine value?

It might fund another Alta, unless anyone wants to trade one? :D Now THERE'S an idea! :) I'll have the same challenge in a year or so, as I have a reputedly rebuilt USHM3 in a crate, half-disassembled along with all the rest of the bits (thanks, Bryan Gostling) to finish it up. The only problem is ...
by JohnV
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Mysterious rear lights
Replies: 12
Views: 3168

Re: Mysterious rear lights

(There's a factory photo in "Morris Minor: The Official Photo Album," by Jon Pressnell, that shows a Tourer destined for the USA with those lights installed.)
by JohnV
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Mysterious rear lights
Replies: 12
Views: 3168

Re: Mysterious rear lights

Wow! Did you buy them? I do know what they are. Here goes .... Those are Lucas L488 rear lights (running + brake light) mounted on the pedestals that were used on Minors sent to North America between January and about June 1949. I thought all other Minors for all markets had a single rear L482 lamp ...