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by panky
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regular engine runs during winter storage?
Replies: 13
Views: 378

Re: Regular engine runs during winter storage?

Fuel stabiliser is a good idea as modern fuels 'go off' after a while. I use this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Briggs-Strat ... 2749.l2649
by panky
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Water leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Water leaks

Excellent, glad it worked :D
by panky
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Water leaks
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Water leaks

Yep it did work to a degree but my drive is quite steep and some water still found it's way into the car between the sliding glass. I was going to look at ways of sealing the gap up but never got round to it before the car came off the road for resto. There is the remnants of a seal in there but to ...
by panky
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 620

Re: Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas everyone. Let us enjoy our bubbles, stay safe and look forward to a healthy and lockdown free new year :D
by panky
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 25
Views: 1022

Re: Electric Cars

Hydrogen fuel cells seem to have gone quiet. In a past life I worked for BOC and, among, other things, ran a high purity hydrogen plant - the amount of energy used to produce the hydrogen was huge as the feedstock was natural gas. There's an experimental H2 plant over in Deeside that uses the gases ...
by panky
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dehumidifiers?
Replies: 24
Views: 579

Re: Dehumidifiers?

If you can run a power supply then these would be very good inside a car https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/800ML-ELECTRIC-DEHUMIDIFIER-AIR-PURIFIER-DRY-MOISTURE-DAMP-HOME-BEDROOM-BATHRO/383674176930?hash=item5954c355a2:g:kREAAOSwDxBfAu98 Needs emptying approximately weekly and needs to be on a flat surface...
by panky
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Stencil
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Mystery Stencil

Thank you for the info,
No evidence of any other stencils on the car, the tank was about the only bit that hadn't been plated over or bodged in some way :roll: But it's gone now as I had to de-rust and repaint the tank.
by panky
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Stencil
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Mystery Stencil

Thank you, not a secret military code then :D
by panky
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Stencil
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Mystery Stencil

I was cleaning up Ted's petrol tank when I came across this on the front face under all the grime and underseal https://i.imgur.com/IXVY2Ar.jpg Looks like it starts with an A then R then maybe another A a couple of indistinguishable figure then ending in 7 2 Anyone know what it is, maybe just a part...
by panky
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number Plate Style
Replies: 15
Views: 539

Re: Number Plate Style

My '71 traveller had the original rear reflective plate with Bluemels type raised letters. The front had a horrible Halfords plastic replacement so I was in the same predicament as James - replace as original or go black and silver. I opted for original and found a backing plate and lettering on eba...
by panky
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Suspension

The simplest and cheapest improvement is to re-fill the dampers with a heavier oil. SAE 30 or SAE 40 in them really makes a big difference to the ride. As suggested the next step is poly bushes all round.
by panky
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2178
Views: 359768

Re: Spotted today.

Hi, I went for a walk in the Peak District today (before we're all in lockdown again :roll: ) and spotted a very nice red Rover P2 (didn't realise they were available in that colour??) while heading out for my walk driving through Matlock, Derbyshire. This was closely followed by a Rose Taupe Minor...
by panky
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Mulli's 4 door saloon brave restoration
Replies: 50
Views: 9279

Re: Mulli's 4 door saloon brave restoration

That sounds right. If the assembly is too far in then the kick plate and sill finisher won't line up with the edge of the outer sill. I did measure from the boxing panel to the outer edge of the outer sill a couple of inches in from the A and B posts and it was 3" I wrote it in top of the floor edge...
by panky
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Mulli's 4 door saloon brave restoration
Replies: 50
Views: 9279

Re: Mulli's 4 door saloon brave restoration

I've just done this repair. The boxing plate doesn't overlap the outer sill it sits on the inner under sill sections and the outer sill is welded to them https://i.imgur.com/A9gPuAa.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hkrfmHZ.jpg Not very clear but the outer sill is plug welded from underneath https://i.imgur.c...
by panky
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Should I replace the whole rear inner wing with repair panel, or smaller custom patch?

I'm currently doing this very job and I've experienced a bit of project creep :roll: It's pretty easy to drill out the spot weld in the backing panel to see what's behind, hopefully it will be better than what I found :-? https://i.imgur.com/0M6AHGY.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xez9VI6.jpg My car has be ...
by panky
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sputtering, gets worse when revving [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Sputtering, gets worse when revving

Dash pot oil low maybe
by panky
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 block rebuild potential...
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: 1275 block rebuild potential...

AC Dodd is well respected in Mini circles with many happy customers. I think he's located in Cumbria.
by panky
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Setting distributor timing from scratch
Replies: 26
Views: 833

Re: Setting distributor timing from scratch

Just to clarify, as I forgot to say - this is a Lucas 25D distributor, with a new cap from Distributor Doctor, new leads and spark plugs from Accuspark and a new Accuspark Stealth ignition module. I found I needed to turn the dizzy a lot (anti-clockwise) when I fitted the Stealth system, in fact I ...
by panky
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine to far forward?
Replies: 24
Views: 854

Re: Engine to far forward?

Ah sorry I thought they might be the wrong way round but just check mine.
by panky
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 3510

Re: WOOD OIL

I was a great advocate of Osmo oil it seemed to work well at first but unfortunately the wood on my traveller suffered badly one winter when under a Stormforce cover for a couple of weeks. Maybe the rot was already there deep inside and the cover, certainly didn't help, but once I've replaced the wo...