Engine rebuild.

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

Postby Johnno » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:21 pm

Re my last post,is there anyone on here who can regrind the crank and supply bearings for my sidevalve engine? I know there are numerous engineering shops around but I would prefer someone here to do the job.Or has anyone got a good crank with bearings for sale?
John.
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Re: Engine rebuild.

Postby sirrom918 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:07 am

ESM can supply the bearings ... and a number of classic and vintage car engine reconditioners / engineering companies are listed on the Old Car Services site. I would also suggest buying a copy of The Automobile magazine as a number of well known and highly respected classic and vintage engine reconditioners advertise within its pages.

https://www.morrisminorspares.com/engin ... -parts-c17

https://oldcarservices.co.uk/engine-eng ... -services/

As you may be aware the Series MM crankshaft is the same as that used in the Series E Morris 8. Morris 8 owners have successfully used the following companies for crankshaft re-grinding. Prices can vary widely so seek a number of quotations.

http://www.formhalls.com/?gclid=EAIaIQo ... gKzvPD_BwE

https://www.enginereconditioninginyorks.co.uk

https://www.arnettltd.co.uk

http://www.southcerneyengineering.com/? ... 5712890625

https://www.yell.com/biz/john-kirkby-wh ... on-356676/
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Re: Engine rebuild.

Postby pgp001 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:49 am

I know a good place in Bradford if you are anywhere near, fair prices as well.

Phil

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Re: Engine rebuild.

Postby sirrom918 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:08 pm

Forgot to mention, ask the company to crack test the crankshaft before starting the job.

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Re: Engine rebuild.

Postby Johnno » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:21 pm

Thanks guys,most helpful.
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Re: Engine rebuild.

Postby JohnV » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:30 pm

If anyone wants proof that the side-valve is a durable little engine even after decades of neglect, read the description on this video:

https://vimeo.com/417267033
I have two Minors in upstate New York. One is the 1961 Traveller my dad bought new that year in London, where I was born. It's had a hard life but is still running cheerfully at 54K miles. The second is the oldest Minor confirmed to survive in North America, a LHD high-light Tourer built in April 1949. It's a total basket case, but will be restored over the coming years.

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Re: Engine rebuild.

Postby philipkearney » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:58 pm

Sounds as sweet as a nut John. Amazing that it runs so well after so long dormant in less than ideal conditions. A real testament to the quality and robustness of the engineering in 1949.


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