Ultimate MM pose?

for those with Series MM sidevalve cars produced between September 1948 and February 1953

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Ultimate MM pose?

Postby RobThomas » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:30 am

So, what have you got?

Have you polished your bronze trunnions, is your front grille spotless N.O.S., still running Dunlop 5.00 x 14 crossplies, do you still have the original purchase receipt from 1950??

Bet ya don't have one of these! It is a 5 inch lamp that mounts on a swiveling arm that goes through a hole ahead of the quaterlight. It has a series of bakelite knobs on it that allow you to swivel the lamp up/down and left/right through 360 degrees, using one hand, to read road signs as you pass. The handle has a rotation on-off switch on the inner end and the outer part runs some gears and shafts within the main mechanism to turn the entire lamp bowl assembly. Made in 1950 by the German company Notek. It has taken me 2 days to prise apart the corroded steel gear wheels inside and to refurbish them using a mig welder and a file to recut the rotted teeth.

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Narrowly missed out on an early MM hinged fuel filler cap on Ebay, yesterday. Did anyone here get it? £30, N.O.S.
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Postby alanworland » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:35 pm

Very nice! you are going to fit it?
Would be great for when that vehicle comes towards you in the dark with one headlight shing right in your face! - you know the ones I mean!
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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:50 pm

Just what you need for driving a lowlight in the dark, in fact if you have a pair Im your man!!!!

I didnt see the fuel cap, I could do with one as Ive got a later cap fitted to the correct neck


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Postby mike.perry » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:11 pm

Will the light take a halogen bulb? 8)
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Postby RobThomas » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:53 am

Nothing is impossible! It takes a 'european' bulb at the mo but it is the same diameter as a UK sidelight bulb.

It also works as a reversing light since it can either turn vertically through 180 degrees or laterally through 360. I guess it might even shine into the engine bay?
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Postby Onne » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:21 pm

Cool that, I never did get it to work properly...
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Postby oliver-morrisminor » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:39 am

Suely there cannot be two of a kind.....?

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Postby RobThomas » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:16 am

Onne. The gear teeth that rotated the head were rotten over about 40% or the range and the alloy shaft had corroded onto the plastic spacers that keep the +ve and -ve bits apart. I still need to make a pair of spacers to fit behind the bulb and then it should work. I've spent about 12 hours on it so far. Good fun!

Lots of WD40, lots of blowtorch heat and quite a bit of leverage. It seems it was made in Germany by the same company that made wartime lamps for Kubelwagens!

( I've got your old gearbox painted up but still need to find a gearlever spring for it. The engine is on the bottom of the list so I guess I'll start the trimming work in a couple of weeks when I get back from Jamaica. The shell has now gone to a good home. :D )
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Postby mike.perry » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:53 am

The Club spares has lots of gear lever turret springs. I had a batch made some years ago.
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Re: Ultimate MM pose?

Postby gub » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:17 pm

How cool is that ,i want one! 8)



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