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by Biggles1957
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rotisserie jig
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Rotisserie jig

Hi Marcus. About ten mins from M1 J21 in Leicestershire - outside the lockdown zone!!
by Biggles1957
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Filling wood joints and removing Trav door handle
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Filling wood joints and removing Trav door handle

I had a small bit of wood starting to go at the bottom of the 'B' pillar where it joins the 'sill' piece - the curved part. I cut it out and scarfed in a new piece of ash firstly treating all the wood behind and around with wood hardener (it's a solvent based solution containing plastic - when the s...
by Biggles1957
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rotisserie jig
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Rotisserie jig

I have a rotisserie type roll-over jig for sale. Only used once but never painted so needs a tickle with a wire brush and some paint if you want to. Looking for £75 or thereabouts.
by Biggles1957
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Roll over jig
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Roll over jig

I have a rotisserie type jig if you're interested? We only used it once. My son never painted it so it is rusty on the surface and needs a touch of tidying up etc. I'm about ten minutes from J21 M1 outside the Leicester lockdown zone. PM me if you're interested please
by Biggles1957
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: WOOD OIL

Yes that's Monty! They call him something else now though and have wrapped him in that yucky green. He's really Almond Green.

Did you see him fairly recently?
by Biggles1957
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: WOOD OIL

Yes I used mine every day to go over Charnwood Forest to Loughborough from Enderby - all through that bad winter we had around 2010/11 ish. It did live in the garage overnight of course but was in the works car park all day and I didn't even dry it off when I put it away after work. I installed trac...
by Biggles1957
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2819

Re: WOOD OIL

OSMO OIL!! Just don't bother with anything else. I used a Skarsten scraper to remove all the old stuff on my Traveller when I got it and gave it two coats of Osmo Oil. That was in about 2010. It was my daily driver for several years through the winters and everything and the wood is still in good co...
by Biggles1957
Sun May 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Traveller sealant

I have found Stixall to be excellent for this sort of thing. It comes in a cartridge but for fine work I fill a syringe and use that. Black, white, grey and clear are available. It's similar to Tigerseal but cheaper. Cleans off with water before it cures. It's an EDPM rubber I believe so stays sligh...
by Biggles1957
Thu May 21, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WD 40
Replies: 29
Views: 708

Re: WD 40

This new fangled decimal coinage still doesn't seem quite right.......
by Biggles1957
Thu May 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)

Bridgestone 145 radials - EXCELLENT! Best tyres I had on my moggie
by Biggles1957
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: FLATISH BATTERY START
Replies: 12
Views: 487

Re: FLATISH BATTERY START

Connect earth last

Disconnect earth first
by Biggles1957
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Woodwork refurb traveller
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Woodwork refurb traveller

OSMO OIL!!!!! :D
by Biggles1957
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horn Push
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Horn Push

Cant really see in the picture very well but I think you're missing a little spring clip thingy...
by Biggles1957
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Distributor prices

Forgot to say - mine were both 45D - Dizzy Doctor told me the advance curve was better suited to modern fuels I think? My Traveller ran REALLY well!
by Biggles1957
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Distributor prices
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Distributor prices

I fitted an Accuspark complete dizzy to my Traveller and also to a Series III Land-Rover. Neither of them missed a beat - I ran the Traveller as my daily for seven years - NEVER failed to start on the button. Land-Rover sits for long periods and does the same. I understand why people say have the or...
by Biggles1957
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My daily driver - 1954 Split screen 803cc
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: My daily driver - 1954 Split screen 803cc

Welcome Andy! My traveller (Monty) was my only and everyday car for several years - we went everywhere, holidays the lot and it never once let me down. My son convinced me to sell it eventually and get a pre war Morris Minor instead - not an everyday car at all really though! I do rather miss my tra...
by Biggles1957
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?
Replies: 18
Views: 842

Re: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?

I've had my 1934 Oxford Sixteen Six springs refurbished at Midland Motor Springs in Nottinghamshire. Obviously these are not readily available like those for the post war Morris's but excellent service and a cracking job done. I agree the modern replacement stuff is often somewhat dodgy!
by Biggles1957
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Accuspark 2 leads
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Accuspark 2 leads

Yup - I tapped mine off the coil. Dead easy and convenient
by Biggles1957
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wot No Garage
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: Wot No Garage

Pretty impressed with the Clarke cover - son-in-law has his blob of iron oxide (Nissan something or other) under one for the last year or so in all weathers. I expect it will be a while yet before he's finished rebuilding it!
by Biggles1957
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear heated window (Traveller)
Replies: 25
Views: 5834

Re: Rear heated window (Traveller)

I fitted heated rear screens to both rear doors on my traveller, and a heated windscreen. Used an illuminated centre off two way with via relays so that both front and rear couldn't be on at the same time and put too much strain on the electrics 9charging etc) front screen only needs to be on for a ...