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by Romek
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: By way of Introduction...
Replies: 44
Views: 12528

Re: By way of Introduction...

Long time no post.... Apparently after a mere 8 months, the car is back from the painters on Monday! Is this a record? In the meantime I have been tinkering with this...[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1404206525_18136 [/frame] A 72 midget... Now to try and remember where all the bits to t...
by Romek
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 71 Traveller project
Replies: 8
Views: 2728

Re: 71 Traveller project

Welcome! As above really, lots of choice for spares but I was really happy with the quality and value of the Woodies frame I bought last year. Support and advice was also second to none.
by Romek
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 48085

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Congratulations and welcome to the youngest member! -although I think baby maintenance is a different website :)
by Romek
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: One off rubber manufacture
Replies: 19
Views: 4600

Re: One off rubber manufacture

Try Woolies http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/

They have a range of generic extrusions and seals it's possible they could match a section?
by Romek
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did you know?
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Did you know?

I just received a letter saying that even though my car is taxed, it is un-insured and therefore I may be committing an offence, even though it's in a thousand pieces off-road and in my shed. I always believed that an off-road car with a valid tax disc didn't need to be SORN, but apparently the law ...
by Romek
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 48085

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Great start and what a nice gaff to work in! Good luck with the new arrival - do they do boiler suits for newborns?
by Romek
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: By way of Introduction...
Replies: 44
Views: 12528

Re: By way of Introduction...

Thanks - decision made...
by Romek
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: By way of Introduction...
Replies: 44
Views: 12528

Re: By way of Introduction...

Hi, I need a quick decision. The painter has had trouble with the cellulose maroon b paint I supplied him, so I've told him to go with 2k. Apparently it needs to be taken back and redone. Being really honest my favourite colour for a traveller is white so I'm now tempted to change the colour (if he ...
by Romek
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: By way of Introduction...
Replies: 44
Views: 12528

Re: By way of Introduction...

Theres a wrecked one here on ebay if you've got some gaffer tape! - try this -331110561914, they up occasionally.
by Romek
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: By way of Introduction...
Replies: 44
Views: 12528

Re: By way of Introduction...

I've neglected the project for a while as life got in the way, but on the home straight now. I spent a number of hours fine finishing the rather excellent Woodies frame and it's currently drying from its base coat of 50/50 Cuprinol and Cetol. Even after hours of fine finishing a couple of minor mark...
by Romek
Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is that for sale ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: Is that for sale ?

Only the once, which is a lot seeing it was the first time it saw the light of day after I finished the bodywork - and that was by the driver who took it to the paint shop -it's still not painted :(.
by Romek
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Body work
Replies: 14
Views: 2719

Re: Body work

Sounds about right, that was what people were asking more or less when I checked, (although I didn't have the whole lot done in the end, as I did a lot myself). A recommendation is good, as some blasting companies do cars as a sideline. Blasting can cause distortion or damage if not done correctly, ...
by Romek
Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 2549

Re: Brake upgrade

Thanks guys. New linings and shoes it is. The access is good enough to upgrade later, so lets see how it goes with a properly set up system. I did wonder what was involved in the DOT 5 switch. Can you just drain the old stuff and replace?
by Romek
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: By way of Introduction...
Replies: 44
Views: 12528

Re: By way of Introduction...

Oh ok - I'm always up for not doing something but i would have thought that the rear seal conversion would have been a good idea. I guess i'm reacting to the mess left by a seal fitted 35 years ago, a new one will probably perforn a bit better!
by Romek
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: what are you doing this weekend?
Replies: 10
Views: 2385

Re: what are you doing this weekend?

Finish taking the engine apart followed 3 days of scrubbing oil out of the cat.
by Romek
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: By way of Introduction...
Replies: 44
Views: 12528

Re: By way of Introduction...

One thing I forgot was that oily mess of an engine so started to strip it whilst there's space in the shed. Its completely caked in thick grime and oil - the pics show it after a clean! All looks ok so far - 2 push rods got coked in place and winding out the bolts was a pain and the manifold bolts w...
by Romek
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 2549

Re: Brake upgrade

Thanks. The brakes are good, but there's no denying the pedal force required is high by modern standards - is that just my car? Ideally I want the missus to feel confident with the brakes and less pedal force should help. Everything else is standard. It is going to be a daily runabout car (so no ral...
by Romek
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 15
Views: 2549

Brake upgrade

I see this topic is a regular favourite, but I'm a bit confused - any advice appreciated. In a nutmeg we would like to upgrade the brakes on the Traveller (the car is a bare shell, so this seems like the time to do it). Finances are stretched due to the restoration, so we're looking for the best/che...
by Romek
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: By way of Introduction...
Replies: 44
Views: 12528

Re: By way of Introduction...

She's left me! It's been a busy few weeks. I set myself a deadline to get the body prep finished, by booking a tow truck and the spray shop - a good idea in hindsight as it all got done and now the drive and shed are strangely empty. I've gone for original colours, in cellulose - Maroon B, OLW grill...
by Romek
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is there a FIX?
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Is there a FIX?

Try Hardy Engineering in Leatherhead. They sold me a replacement cover with a rubber vw seal they machined into it (replacing the old scroll seal). I also picked up a new seal for the prop shaft end while I was at it. Mine's a 1098 box for which they had the parts from stock, but they may well be ab...