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by Mark Wilson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Protecting cellulose

Many thanks. Don't expect to get back to the paint till April, but this is valuable advice.
by Mark Wilson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Protecting cellulose

Kennatt, thanks for the advice, sounds like I'll be best flatting the existing celly, then recoating, reflatting and polishing. I'll have to accept that I'll need to touch in from time to time. Too late to start again in 2K, but I would do it differently if I was starting again. Keith, from memory I...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 19
Views: 537

Re: Gearbox woes

The dropbox link wasn't working when I tried it. However.....

www.dorsetmmoc.co.uk/wordpress/tech_art ... ebuild.pdf

Bloody good guide too!

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Air filter
Replies: 27
Views: 538

Re: 1275 Air filter

Thanks Gavin, but looks like I have caused some confusion - my Midget 1275 is the engine, not the car! The carb is an HS4 on a mini manifold, and doesn't look to be in too much danger of fouling the bonnet on my Traveller :wink:
by Mark Wilson
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Air filter
Replies: 27
Views: 538

Re: 1275 Air filter

I was advised that the Midget boxes would be too restrictive as they are intended for twin HS2 carbs.
by Mark Wilson
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 16
Views: 1786

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

I second BrianHawley's suggestion of preserving the old board as a read-only archive. I fully accept the need to upgrade the current board for functionality and security reasons, but 17 years worth of collective experience is beyond price, and needs to be safeguarded like the crown jewels!
by Mark Wilson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Air filter
Replies: 27
Views: 538

Re: 1275 Air filter

My alternative to using the 1098 filter case is half of a pair of MGB cases. I've got this on an HS4 on a Midget 1275 and I think it looks sort of in the spirit of authenticity! I may at some stage adapt the curved inlet pipe - because it is two bolt fixing you can't just swivel these cases round li...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 1267

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

It's not fair! :cry:
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Rear Inner Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Traveller Rear Inner Wings

Just another thought. One of the crucial factors in positioning Traveller inner arches is the timber rear floor support, which is screwed to a small bracket welded to the arch. The timber support should fit snugly between the arches, so it is a good guide to whether the arch is correct vertically - ...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Rear Inner Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Re: Traveller Rear Inner Wings

Mine also came from ESM and while they weren't perfect they were acceptable - and their panels tend to be a lot better than A N Other major supplier's. I did a lot of microadjusting with a large hammer as suggested by Kennatt. You've not much choice about the position of the inner arch as it's deter...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Protecting cellulose

I've got my fingers crossed for late April! (or late May if April's not warm.....)
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: Protecting cellulose

Thanks for advice. It didn't stay in primer for any length of time, and hasn't been out of my dry garage since before prep and primer. The paint was all from Jawel, which I think others have found to be ok, and I've never come across advice to add a hardener. I might be overstating the problem a bit...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Protecting cellulose

I've finally got all panels (apart from the rear roof) fettled and tweaked into position - days and days of bolting and unbolting wings, doors, bonnet and front panel. I'd sprayed everything in advance, well over a year ago, so the paint has had plenty of time to cure. But I think I'm going to have ...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?

Many years ago, when I was a young a foolish 60 year old, I bought my Traveller without even knowing what was under the kick plates. Despite a lot of structural bituminous paint concealing the underside, and carpet glued to the inside I thought it looked basically sound, especially as the classic sp...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Can someone please advise how to replace the bump stop on a 1961 tourer?

A bit surprised you noticed the missing bump stops from within the engine bay rather than from under the wing. Do you mean the reinforcing plates above the bump stops? Not a particularly difficult item to weld in, but a surprising omission suggesting that the car has not been in good hands. I suspec...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Horn bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Horn bracket

Mine is a later car, but the horn is mounted on an angle with a rubber block to provide flexible mounting. The bracket you show looks very much like a dynamo mounting bracket, eg https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR-1000-DYNAMO-REAR-MOUNTING-BRACKET-FITS-ON-BMC-A-SERIES-ENGINE-USED/392215420638?h...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen XBU911
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Stolen XBU911

Ermm - this was in January 2013. :roll:
by Mark Wilson
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a morris engine
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: making a morris engine

Wasn't automated in the current sense of the word, ie programmed - my father was involved in bringing the first CNC machinery to the UK in about 1965 or 66. In many ways analogue automation, as in the film, was far more impressive.
by Mark Wilson
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Door split by quarterlight
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Door split by quarterlight

I cut a couple of holes, made my piece of curved steel, clamped with a long armed welding clamp and plug welded from above. Attached photos in wrong order but should give you the idea. i don't think I'd bother with the Haynes book unless you come across it for a few pence. Much better information on...