MM Quarterlight Repair

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

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Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Postby spike_esq » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:06 pm

Thanks again for all the interest and wonderful comments and in the case of Rob such terrific finds. It's such a great pity that the two quarter light finds are rusted through. Double drat. So I still have to go once again the route of modifying a later quarter light frame. Remember I did this for the N/S already. I do need the lower swivel block as earlier explained. I have made some progress on the copper rivets and flaring tool locating a supplier in the Midlands but quite expensive. Especially the flaring tool but since I cannot find then there's little option to splash out. Let me get these components first then I would not mind coming over the bridge to look at your operation in Cardiff. Many thanks thus far Rob. Welcome any further feedback. Regards.....spike.

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Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Postby RobThomas » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:55 pm

I made the first bottom brackety thing and was just about to polish it when I realised I'd sliced it from the wrong end. Buggah!

Anyway, at least I know how to make them now. Small screw is 2BA and the bigger one is 1/4 BSF. Dome headed Posi
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Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Postby RobThomas » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:32 am

Sudden thought....why even bother with the original design? If the blasted things keep breaking then why not slit the whole thing right across and use BOTH screws to clamp it? Then it would never break off. Currently the 'hinge' action is right at the weakest point, hence the breakages.



Edit. Just found out that is what Morris actually did, however, I shall continue with the Lowlight version, Harry.
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Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Postby RobThomas » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:27 pm

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Slot cut from the correct end, this time. Bit of shaping with the file and then some zinc plating. Not original buy waaaaay less likely to crack in half.
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Re: MM Quarterlight Repair

Postby RobThomas » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:29 pm

I'm available here after the 22nd for a few days if you want to drop by, Spike. Plenty of notice would be appreciated so I don't go and book myself to do something else. CF61 2GS
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