Upper LH Trunnions

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Tootall
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Upper LH Trunnions

Postby Tootall » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:21 pm

Hi everybody,

I know I'm not the only person with this problem but my Minor has been off the road for 2 months now, after failing its MOT on upper LH trunnions.

I have lower trunnions (LH & RH) and upper RH but apparently no-one has upper LH in stock.

Sounds like one small engineering concern supplies all the Minor parts suppliers, so everyone is in the same boat.

Unless a member knows where I can buy an upper LH kit?

I wanted to take the old girl to the Goodwood Revival but no dice there, unless she's got suspension and a fresh ticket.

Does anyone have a kit they can sell? Or point me towards a supplier with some in stock?

Cheers...

PS Yes, I know that my Minor is old enough not to 'need' an MOT - except it has a 1275 engine and discs, gas dampers etc, so I'd say it has been substantially altered from manufacturer's spec and does need one. Plus, it failed on work suspension - so having an MOT is still a good use of £50!

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Re: Upper LH Trunnions

Postby Murrayminor » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:47 pm

Have you tried the owners club spares?
ESM have them listed on their website.
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Re: Upper LH Trunnions

Postby geoberni » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:31 pm

Is it the whole trunnion you need, or are just the bushes worn?

I found this Pin & Bush kit listing on Fleabay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR ... SwUZZbeAhM

Murrayminor wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:47 pm

ESM have them listed on their website.
I know ESM site search is not the most user friendly, but where have they got them? I can only see Lower RH and LH kits listed...
https://www.morrisminorspares.com/search/trunnions
CW and David Manners are both listing as Out of Stock.
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Re: Upper LH Trunnions

Postby ManyMinors » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:46 pm

I for one cannot believe that "no-one has these in stock". There must be 20 or so Minor specialists who advertise in the club magazine alone. Have you honestly rung or emailed all of them?
I have never needed anything for my Minor which I couldn't get hold of fairly easily. Ju
Just keep trying would be my best suggestion.

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Re: Upper LH Trunnions

Postby philthehill » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:40 pm

https://www.morrisminorspares.com/front ... es-p830545 Out of stock.

https://www.bullmotifspares.co.uk/produ ... 138/SUS138 Out of stock

https://www.morrisminorcentrebham.co.uk ... nor/sus138 Out of stock.


If it has failed on trunnion wear the swivel threads must be also worn. I would suggest that you fit a L/H swivel and trunnion kit and be back on the road soonest.

As above - try club spares.

Here is a L/H upper kit:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR ... Sw-A1dHKEy

There are several available on 'e' bay.


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Re: Upper LH Trunnions

Postby Murrayminor » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:11 pm

geoberni wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Is it the whole trunnion you need, or are just the bushes worn?

I found this Pin & Bush kit listing on Fleabay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR ... SwUZZbeAhM

Murrayminor wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:47 pm

ESM have them listed on their website.
I know ESM site search is not the most user friendly, but where have they got them? I can only see Lower RH and LH kits listed...
https://www.morrisminorspares.com/search/trunnions
CW and David Manners are both listing as Out of Stock.
My apologies, I didn't look on the actual website to check,I bought a full kit from them not long ago and no mention was made of low stock.
As I said try the club spares the club may have some in stock.
Or failing that try Ebay.
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