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by Dryad
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: my 1968 4 door saloon
Replies: 34
Views: 11704

Re: my 1968 4 door saloon

Makes me want to get on with mine again. Keep up the good work!
by Dryad
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration
Replies: 276
Views: 87434

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration

Excellent! Are you still working on the Traveller, or are you planning to get to work on it in the near future?
by Dryad
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration
Replies: 276
Views: 87434

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41

Excellent news! I'll look forward to that.
by Dryad
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration
Replies: 276
Views: 87434

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41

A lot of the original images are still in Google's cache, abeit in a smaller format, but useful nonetheless. Just Google "rose taupe traveller restoration" complete with quotes and then click on the Images tab to see them.
by Dryad
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Restoration Projects Section
Replies: 75
Views: 43105

Re: New Restoration Projects Section

I think you might have a very difficult time on your hands if you're going to attempt to weld panels with an arc welder - it would take a very skilled welder indeed to make a decent job of that. Best to pick up a MIG welder (don't buy a SIP Turbo MIG - it will let you down again and again!), somethi...
by Dryad
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember the scrappage scheme?
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Remember the scrappage scheme?

Yes, I remember at the time seeing several ads for Minors at inflated prices and in the description "If not sold then it will go into the scrappage scheme", which is just another way of saying 'give me three times what the car is worth or the Minor gets it'. Shameful.
by Dryad
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember the scrappage scheme?
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Remember the scrappage scheme?

Perhaps people have been raiding them at night. It certainly looks like some have been done. What a waste though.
by Dryad
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Remember the scrappage scheme?
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Remember the scrappage scheme?

I've just found this video filmed last year of hundreds of cars accepted under the scrappage scheme back in 2009/10. They still exist! I counted at least ten Minors, including a pickup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhUGMrWCqyg
by Dryad
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust prevention with..linseed oil?!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Rust prevention with..linseed oil?!!!

I've just seen this article about how good linseed oil is for preserving steel railway bridges. Has anyone ever tried it on their Morris? I'm thinking of giving it a go!

See this: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/news/linsee ... rk-bridges
by Dryad
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rollover jig question
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Rollover jig question

I have removed the engine and I will be taking all four doors off (a considerable weight!) and the gearbox but will leave the rear axle on, I think.
by Dryad
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rollover jig question
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Rollover jig question

It's under some junk at the moment :roll: but it looks like this one, only without the facililty to adjust the centre of gravity. It was custom-built by someone who had restored several Minors:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spgy73QA3ss
by Dryad
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rollover jig question
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Rollover jig question

Thanks Mark, this is what I'm worried about really. My thinking was that if I removed too much from the lower half of the car, would it suddenly flip over as I turned it. I suppose I should just be prepared.
by Dryad
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rollover jig question
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Rollover jig question

Another good suggestion - thanks Alan!
by Dryad
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rollover jig question
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Re: Rollover jig question

Good point! I'll remove the gearbox and propshaft and drain the oil from the axle then. Thanks.
by Dryad
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rollover jig question
Replies: 10
Views: 1163

Rollover jig question

I have a rollover jig (two A-frames and bars which fix on to the bumper rods) built specifically for Minors. I need to do some welding underneath and have removed the engine, seats and bonnet, but left the gearbox, propshaft and rear axle on. Is it possible to roll over a Minor saloon with these ite...
by Dryad
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration
Replies: 276
Views: 87434

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41

Wow - well done on getting your photos back, taupe! Your work is a source of inspiration for many of us on here.
by Dryad
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front wheel bearings
Replies: 56
Views: 13217

Re: front wheel bearings

That's very useful, thanks! :)
by Dryad
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: my 1968 4 door saloon
Replies: 34
Views: 11704

Re: my 1968 4 door saloon

That's a welcome sight - nothing too horrible.
by Dryad
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Swapping to disc brakes might affect your insurance. For mine I had to sign something saying that the vehicle was not modified in any way.
by Dryad
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

I used Red Hematite with the paper gasket on mine, and it has held fast for the last five years.