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

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Series MM Questions

Postby mike.perry » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:17 pm

To avoid confusion and wasted time by receiving incorrect replies please post your questions about Series MMs under this section.
Early Series 2 bodywork, suspension and rear axle questions etc are also welcome

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby ian.mcdougall » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:59 am

Also its confusing when people put down their car is an MM instead of Morris Minor


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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby FrankM83 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:26 pm

When exactly did the MMs get the coachline under the rear windscreen? as I'm buying what I am told it a 51MM lowlight but the guy selling it has a 51 MM tourer which he says is older then the lowlight, bit confusing really!


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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:25 pm

Do you mean the moulded section below the roof panel were the boot joins? Ive looked at quite a few and it doesnt seem to mention it in any of the minor history books. The earliest Ive spotted was September 1950 and that was an British assembled car.


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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby FrankM83 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:38 pm

Thanks for the info, the thing is my car is said to be 1951 with chassis 100275 and is a lowlight and without the coachline under the roof panel but on The Original Morris Minor this should put it 1950 from these features, also has hinged fuel filler cap! which seems to have stopped in 1950 also single sunvisor


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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:43 pm

Is it a CKD built in another country as these could have been waiting to be built after the normal production ones. Does it have a joint accross the bulkhead?


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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby FrankM83 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:31 pm

not sure if Malta was a CKD country, not sue about the joint but I'll get a pic of engine bay


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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby POMMReg » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:23 pm

Is this the extra long moulding under the rear window extending
PAST the gutterline?

Mostly used on Ser11's, but this querk still a feature on cars
up until c6/58 - had separate body codes too.

Change of the wiper motor plinth not mentioned either.

Does the vehicle have a body number?
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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby POMMReg » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:56 pm

Didn't plan to cover MM body numbers, but feel free to send
me them - along with their chassis nos. - I'll have a go.

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby michael51 » Fri May 16, 2014 7:13 pm

Hi there Mr Perry
Can you tell me where I could get a water pump for my 918 cc sidevalve. Urgent.
Many thanks
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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby mike.perry » Sun May 18, 2014 1:28 am

Are you referring to the water pump for the USHM3 engine with the alloy water jacket and thermostat housing?
Try MMOC Club Spares. The engine will run perfectly well without the water pump.
If you have one which needs repairing then I can give you the address


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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby landrover1514 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:21 pm

Hi I have a 1953 series 2 mm which I bought in a box many years ago. A couple of years ago i decided it was time to start a complete refurb. Well to pres the body has been rebuilt and repainted in original colours and the engine is just about complete and I am now at the painting stage. The original colour of the engine is a grey/green colour. Can anybody tell me what this colour is called and where I can obtain it from.( If I have done this wrong please excuse my ignorance when it comes to computers I am some what lacking in knowledge ) I am known as landrover1514

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby namass1 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:59 pm

FrankM83 wrote:When exactly did the MMs get the coachline under the rear windscreen? as I'm buying what I am told it a 51MM lowlight but the guy selling it has a 51 MM tourer which he says is older then the lowlight, bit confusing really!

Didn't the lowlights end production in 1950? I have a 1951 mm and she is a raised headlight.

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby Stuartandsue » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:29 pm

Hi Mike I have been given your name on the forum as someone who can tell me what we have bought..

Can you help :)

Someone mentioned that it might be an MM... I thought it was a series II reading the Minor history here on the site

Log book says it was registered on 1st January 1953... I wonder which is is, I don't mind to be honest but I would love to know how to tell if you can help, happy to send you pics or whatever we need to find out, I know it doesn't have a floor chassis number as the whole floor was replaced.

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby nearsidenellie » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:16 pm

Hi, can anyone tell me if the inner choke cable on a MM Highlight is a single wire or stranded wires.

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby alanworland » Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:08 pm

It's a single solid wire (piano wire?)

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby AlanDRussell » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:07 pm

Re my post requesting an Exhaust System for a 1951 4door MM or just the front pipe. Can the club put any pressure on the suppliers to make a mild steel system or produce the stainless steel in sections in orderto reduce the high costs involved.
Failing that does anybody know who the manufacturers of the sytems are.

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby RobThomas » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:19 pm

The cost is in the 'setting up' of the machinery and the calcs required to make the part, hence I make my own.

I usually buy something like this (Ebay ---> Exhaust bend)...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jetex-Mandrel ... SwQJhUfQ4g

...or...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXHAUST-FLEXI ... SwawpXsyPn

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby firedrake1942 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:53 pm

I am sure that they used to come in sections so that the part that was rusted / blown could, on its own, be replaced rather than an entire system. This would also help in heat bending sections where necessary esp going from the engine to the underside of the car where almost every exhaust I have fitted in recent years has fouled.. Much easier to put a 3' section in a vice. heat and bend a few degrees than 8' of exhaust.

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Re: Series MM Questions

Postby Redmoggy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:43 pm

I had it in my head, for some reason that the exhaust was the same as the later cars with the exception of the front pipe?

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