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by GavinL
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 116
Views: 60083

Re: Thread sizes

Assume it was 60° thread form?
by GavinL
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Central locking - adapting a standard door lock
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Central locking - adapting a standard door lock

So I've been developing the theme of adding central locking via the standard door locks, and have come up with the solution below. 20200620_212633_compress80.jpg What I've done is make a pin that replaces the original locking pin which is driven by the lock barrel, and drive it by a door motor. 2020...
by GavinL
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welded join in roofline saloon
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: welded join in roofline saloon

i've got one in exactly the same place - i suspect it was to do with the length of available steel being shorter than the required length for the roof?
by GavinL
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tracker Systems
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Tracker Systems

There are a lot of relatively cheap similar trackers on the market such as https://uk.banggood.com/Enusic-9V-75V-Micro-GPS-Tracker-Waterproof-Locator-Motorcycle-Car-Electric-Bike-Scooter-Power-Standby-Burglar-Alarm-p-1666364.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN The reviews appear good, and i've bought...
by GavinL
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Central locking - adapting a standard door lock
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Central locking - adapting a standard door lock

Thanks John. Yes I also considered locking the bar as an approach- very interesting thanks. I've started fabricating the door lock modifications so will finish it and see how it works. Which alarm did you use to control the locks? I'm considering one of the various alarms from Banggood. I've had ele...
by GavinL
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Central locking - adapting a standard door lock
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Central locking - adapting a standard door lock

So I want to add central locking to my 2 door Minor ( when I've finished welding it 8) keeping the original door locks and without adding additional dead bolts etc. Looking at the door lock there is already a hole for a locking pin which is an extension of the hole provided for the door key lock. So...
by GavinL
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 68
Views: 9234

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Next up was a repair to the off side wheel arch. This had been badly repaired on the past so I cut back to clean metal and made a repair section using a home made tucking fork. I joddled the panel which i prefer as it makes fitting easier and welding easier. So I have a nice continuous weld in the w...
by GavinL
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 68
Views: 9234

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So I’ve completed welding the cross member as described in the last post and it all appears to have worked ok. I’ve also added patches to the floor where it passes over the cross member.
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by GavinL
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: de-greaser
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: de-greaser

Apparently paraffin contains a small amount of water so needs drying well after. When cleaning individual items I use Comma hyperclean and then wash it off with hot water. If the water is hot enough it will dry almost instantly, a run over with compressed air then leave it in the warm airing cupboar...
by GavinL
Sun May 31, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 68
Views: 9234

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So, after posting the above I thought a bit more about it and if the sill box wasn't moving something else must be, so I attached a DTI to the tube which forms the spindle of the roll over jig I've got Vanessa on and clamped both crossmember end tight to the underside of the sill boxes. When I did t...
by GavinL
Sun May 31, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 68
Views: 9234

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So I’ve removed the old cross member, leaving the tongues on the chassis legs as discussed on another thread. I’ve bolted the new crossmember in place and clamped the cross member to the torsion bar mounting using the stepped washers and a bolt. So the central part of the crossmember is tight to the...
by GavinL
Fri May 29, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 4044

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

These have raised £15k, so a not inconsiderable sum. A good effort.

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by GavinL
Tue May 26, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Chassis legs to cross member connection
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Chassis legs to cross member connection

So having followed Phil’s excellent advice I cut out the cross member either side and in between the chassis legs, split the remaining sections of the cross member behind the chassis legs, leaving the section welded to the chassis leg. 50FE1CCD-5B5E-4124-B5B0-5F7FB8531ADC.jpeg I'll leave this as the...
by GavinL
Mon May 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Chassis legs to cross member connection
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Chassis legs to cross member connection

Agreed, I intend leaving the jacking points off as I always jack under chassis members. I am also intending to seal the flanges and gaps on the cross member with seam sealer.
by GavinL
Mon May 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Chassis legs to cross member connection
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Chassis legs to cross member connection

Just had another look and the grinding from the back might be easier than I thought - I’ve cut the flange off and the cross member has delaminated so much I can see daylight, so I will only have one thickness of metal to deal with.
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by GavinL
Mon May 25, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Chassis legs to cross member connection
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Chassis legs to cross member connection

Thanks Phil, good idea, although having pushed an endoscope down the inside of the chassis leg I do wonder how thick the leg walls are at the cross member end. I'll give it a go and see how I get on. Worst case is I have to make right angle patches.
by GavinL
Mon May 25, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Chassis legs to cross member connection
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Chassis legs to cross member connection

Having finished the sills and A posts on both sides of Vanessa it’s time to replace the heavily patched cross member. My plan was to try and preserve the flanges on the ends of the chassis legs, but having cleaned them up I think by the time I’ve drilled out the spot welds there will be virtually no...
by GavinL
Thu May 21, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 68
Views: 9234

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So I’ve welded the drivers side floor repair panel in, and have the opportunity to compare the welding with the nearside which is where I started. Can you guess which is which?😀 4FA45A86-AF40-474F-9FC7-B866DB7A9211.jpeg 8DE44A15-C9EA-4158-B2FF-33E648C8100E.jpeg I now see why many people say that the...
by GavinL
Wed May 20, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: longer choke cable
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: longer choke cable

Had the same issue when fitting the HIF44 to my midget, pretty sure I used a 36" Mini choke cable. Try any of the Mini parts suppliers.

Thinking about it the midget problem was probably the accelerator cable, but same solution applies - look at Mini spares as the cable ends are usually the same.
by GavinL
Wed May 20, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WD 40
Replies: 29
Views: 698

Re: WD 40

I use it as a cutting fluid when milling or turning aluminium, probably more the cooling effect than lubrication but gives a decent finish.