Morris minor split screen front dampers

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Garyjohndavies
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Morris minor split screen front dampers

Postby Garyjohndavies » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:16 am

Hi can anybody help with supplying the alloy crush washer / spacer on the valve ,for a1953 Armstrong damper unit ,for a side valve Morris Minor . Somebody may know a supplier or something which might fit ?

Gary

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Re: Morris minor split screen front dampers

Postby philthehill » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:19 am

Can you please enlarge on what is required and where it fits?
A photo of the item and where it fits would be beneficial.
The washer that fits between the valve and the damper body is not shown in the BMC parts list as a separate item.
A suitable size copper washer should fit the bill if that is the washer being referred to.


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Re: Morris minor split screen front dampers

Postby Garyjohndavies » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:28 am

Hi Phil thanks for that .
I have taken the valve out of the Armstrong unit to refill with SAE 40 . The late dampers have an O ring on the neck of the bolt to form a seal . The earlier dampers have a crush washer / spacer on the valve body which acts as a spacer and seal ,it is an alloy one . It’s the alloy washer /spacer I am looking for ,would rather not use the old washers ,copper would I think be not soft enough .

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Re: Morris minor split screen front dampers

Postby philthehill » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:33 pm

Gary
You can anneal a copper washer to make it soft and supple.
I would suggest that an alloy washer would be harder than an annealed copper washer.
You could always use a Dowty washer which is an alloy washer with a rubber seal insert.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DOWTY-WASHER ... %3A2334524


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Re: Morris minor split screen front dampers

Postby Garyjohndavies » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:49 pm

Thanks for that Phil ,I’ll go down the annealed copper washer route .

Gary


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