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by GavinL
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So cut out the rot on the front end of the sill and found that the front end of the inner sill had rotted so made a repair section from 2mm steel.
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by GavinL
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My daily driver - 1954 Split screen 803cc
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: My daily driver - 1954 Split screen 803cc

HI and welcome. If you want to find evidence of the original colour, the recommendation generally is to look behind the speedometer at the bulkhead, this is the area most often missed during a respray - on my Minor which was resprayed white, the original Peat Brown is very evident there.
by GavinL
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Set of Wings From 1963 2 Door Saloon
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Set of Wings From 1963 2 Door Saloon

PM sent - doesn't show in my sent box, let me know if you don't receive it.
by GavinL
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morris mono-construction manual
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Morris mono-construction manual

I've scanned and checked the images for the alignment jig, and added a couple of dimensions which didn't scan being too close to the spine. The 5 3/32" dimension is difficult to read on the original, but i'm pretty sure it's correct, but could possibly be 5/32". They should all be legible. alignment...
by GavinL
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morris mono-construction manual
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Re: Morris mono-construction manual

i've now got a copy of the above, courtesy of the MMOC ( many thanks Sparesman), with the drawing for the jig in the back - if anyone wants a scan of it to make their own jig, PM me. i think i might make a simple ply version of the jig to re-align my bumper irons, which have suffered in the usual way.
by GavinL
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: boot lid morris minor 1000 4 door
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: boot lid morris minor 1000 4 door

Hi, where are you? i've got a fibreglass boot lid - intact but a bit flimsy, which i don't need ( and a pair of rear fibreglass wings if anyone is interested), i'm in north Somerset. All available for a few bottles of beer.
by GavinL
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Link to Pugh auction

Our Herald estate had a hole in the passenger side floor - I can still remember the panic when I dropped a gold fish in a bag I'd just won at the fair😧
by GavinL
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Link to Pugh auction

The Herald estate got me excited - my mum had one of these - and it runs and drives! Now what am I doing on 7th March? :roll:
by GavinL
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Heater valve !
Replies: 27
Views: 581

Re: Heater valve !

Hopefully the new ESM valves will provide a reliable replacement - the quality of replacement heater valves is a regular topic on Mini forums. An alternative is to fit an inline valve like the one below which I believe are more reliable - sometimes fitted to Midgets which didn't have heater control ...
by GavinL
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 32
Views: 1070

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

I had a rear brake pipe fail on a 1275 Midget a number of years ago - fortunately i was on the M1 at the time, so was able to slow down and stop safely on the hard shoulder. It was copper and failed on the pipe from T piece to the brake cylinder. I put it down to fatigue due to not being strapped to...
by GavinL
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morris mono-construction manual
Replies: 13
Views: 460

Morris mono-construction manual

I'm looking for a copy of the Minor section of the above to help with the rebuild of Vanessa - I've got the usual exploded diagrams in the likes of the Moss catalogue and a copy of the factory maintenance manual, but would like to be able to refer to the factory diagrams, and I am particularly inter...
by GavinL
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Not much done today ( visit to the O gauge model show in Bristol ) but did cut out the ‘repair’ panel and found this:
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by GavinL
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So change of plan - I've decided to deal with the off side sills next rather than the the rear wheel arches. My thought are that by dealing with both sets of sills first, I can then replace the cross member and then the front end will be sorted and solid, so less likely to twist when I move onto the...
by GavinL
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

So i'm now moving onto the near side rear wheel arch and rear spring hanger. The inner wheel arch panel doesn't look too bad on first inspection, however 90% of the flange between inner arch and body work is missing, the leading corner above the front hanger is missing, there are various small perfo...
by GavinL
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Rear suspension front hanger fitted - the angle iron is my jig fitted to the rear suspension mount and welded to the bump stop. The mounting is within 1mm of the original fixing, and checked against the dimensions in the manual ( see separate thread). 2AE9DCD6-EA1A-49DD-B2CF-83176CD035F9.jpeg Now on...
by GavinL
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 48
Views: 6609

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

I can't believe it's been over 6 months since I last posted. In the interim I've rechecked the dimensions and realised that the rear hanger panel is the correct dimension, and it was my setting out which was out. The lesson I'm learning is to temporarily fit ALL the panels before welding. Although I...
by GavinL
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: footman james
Replies: 18
Views: 1252

Re: footman james

For those who don't know, if you are insuring a young person as the main driver it is worth adding a couple of adults as named drivers, for some reason it reduces the premiums as well as being handy (but if they keep their car in the state my daughter does you will never want to drive it!).
by GavinL
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 104
Views: 5767

Re: Currently drinking.....

One of our local breweries, Chedder Ales https://www.cheddarales.co.uk/ brew an excellent range of gluten free beers.
by GavinL
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 31
Views: 1189

Re: fuel pump

My first step would be to clean the points - these can get become corroded over time increasing the resistance, or arcing can cause them to 'stick'. A quick clean between the points with a bit of very fine folded abrasive ( 600-800) might make all the difference.
by GavinL
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 104
Views: 5767

Re: Currently drinking.....

A drop of mulled cider after a trip to Lilleys shop. Just the job for warming up after an afternoon in the garage.
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