We took the Van on a Morris Club run, and ended up at a Car Museum for a BBQ. The Museum was packed full of interesting items including a Messerschmitt the same as ours. (A page from the Messerschmitt owner’s manual was displayed beside the car, but that advice would no longer be politically correct)
A seizure of the engine during a journey occurs as follows:
The engine no longer pulls well and responds only slightly, or not at all, to the accelerator. The sound of the engine is different to usual and mounts to intense scraping noise which increases within the next two or three seconds until finally, and usually with a light screech, the engine stops.
However, this dangerous outcome can be avoided. lt is only necessary, upon noticing the fall in power and the scraping noise of the engine to immediately disengage the clutch and take the foot off the accelerator. By doing so the rear wheel is allowed to turn freely, and the engine immediately idles and thereby cools.
Should skidding occur, due to the clutch not being disengaged in time, then immediately de-clutch and continue to steer in the original direction of travel in order to check the skid. Let the vehicle roll to the side of the road, switch off the ignition, and wait until you have smoked a cigarette.
On the journey home we called in on Paul (Jbvanman) http://jbmorrisvan.blogspot.com.au