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1932 Morris Minor 2 seater
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually that might be a nice embarrasing thread. You must post a photo of your bench, right now, without tidying it.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit! Too late. Just tidied it.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pigtin wrote:
Dammit! Too late. Just tidied it.


me too, honest, well I moved it to the other bench but the precise layout of the tools is very similar (yes there is a system, sort of)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't post a photo of my tools on my bench as there is a Morris 8 engine stripped on it. The tools are on the floor.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone suggest a suitable torque setting for the head nuts on the pre-war sidevalve Minor engine??? I want to crack on with it, once I've done some other jobs on the Devon, A55 and Compo, but I can't find a torque figure for the head nuts...?????

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, cast iron side valve flat head that would be 2 grunts. When do you think the Morris will be on the road?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rick,

'Don't know about a '32 Minor but for what it's worth the side valve MM Minor used 525 lb-in.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nic Jarman wrote:
Um, cast iron side valve flat head that would be 2 grunts. When do you think the Morris will be on the road?


I may end up using the grunt-gauge if no specific figure has ever been quoted. Not sure when it'll be out n about, hopefully next year if the other stuff behaves itself Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A well used gasket, some of that blue sticky stuff and doing up the nuts with an 8" spanner seems to get it right on my Austin 10/4.

I hope these technicalities are not too confusing.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rick

I have the later 8 spec (pre series) : 43.75 lb ft which is the same as peters MM, is it the french based engine?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukdave2002 wrote:
Hi Rick

I have the later 8 spec (pre series) : 43.75 lb ft which is the same as peters MM, is it the french based engine?

Dave


I think I'll go with that then - AFAIK it isn't French/Hotchkiss based

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There has been a little more assembly since the last update. The head is now on, as is the cleaned-up carb and manifolding. The leads were on it, but are a little on the bright side so will be replaced one day.



The points and cap cleaned up ok, and there's now a decent spark at the plugs (6v). I dismantled the starter switch, and replaced one of the battery leads, so that now it spins over on the switch. New core plugs have been fitted, bar the tricky rear one which I'll do whenever the lump is lifted out of the chassis. For testing purposes it'll do!

The ignition circuit operates from the key, so the next plan is to get fuel introduced to the cylinders. I did dismantle the pump and clean the contacts to get it working, but noticed the other day that once again it doesn't seem to fire up when the key is turned, so that'll need another looking at. For the timebeing I'll rig up a gravity feed straight into the carb.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good,next report might be acompanied by a sound file! hehe

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to see your Morris coming along.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a couple of hours free this morning, so went back out for a fettle. With a temporary fuel feed set up I had a go with the 6v battery. It turned over but only slowly, despite all the battery connections & starter brushes being checked over, heavy leads used etc, and the spark wasn't great either.

It sounded close to firing, so the battery from the Cambridge was substituted instead. It span over much better as expected, and fired up straightaway. I didn't run it for too long as there was no coolant, but it now fires up on the key with the 6v battery re-instated. Oil pressure is right up, and a few tentative drives back and forth in the garage suggest that the transmission might just be ok.

I did take some footage of it running, if I work out how to post on youtube I'll upload something.

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