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by Steve_k
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Finally got back in to the swing of things and closed up the inner wing. Just a repair to the bump stop area to finish off next weekend.
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by Steve_k
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Got myself a new toy for the garage, this should stop the wait for air when using air tools and speed up progress a little. :D
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by Steve_k
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

A bit more progress this weekend most of the rot cut out, cleaned up and zinc primed. The panels are now on order ready for final trimming prepping and welding next weekend. The boxing plate required a small repair to the front lower edge I thought of replacing it but decided a repair would be the b...
by Steve_k
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: advice needed from those in the know
Replies: 25
Views: 1226

Re: advice needed from those in the know

The give away as regards the head is the alignment of the heater tap. Small bore engines have the heater tap aligned with the rear face of the head. Large bore engines (12A185 heads excepted) have the heater tap angled (approx. 60 degrees) to the rear face of the head. The heater tap fitted to the ...
by Steve_k
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

I removed the left front wing yesterday and found what I was expecting the same as the right side more holes and rust waiting to be cut out and patched up.

To be fair the rust on mine is nothing compared to some of the projects that others have done. :o
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by Steve_k
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Started to look at the other side, I removed the sill cover and door to be greeted with more rust and holes.

Time to get the wire wheel on the grinder out, I am sure there will be plenty more rust waiting to be found. :D
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by Steve_k
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Got a bit more done yesterday painted the floor and inner wing green, weird how the camera makes the panels look like 3 different shades they are not. Then I started to refit the suspension so I can turn the car round to sort the other side out. Today I managed to get the car rolling again and out o...
by Steve_k
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heater
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Heater

Count yourself lucky you're not buying the seats he has on offer :o
by Steve_k
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

I have been away the last couple of weeks on a family holiday so no progress on the Minor, but I hope to get some work done on Sunday wife permitting :D and back to full speed next weekend. I need to get the off side built back up and wheels back on so I can turn the car around due to space in the g...
by Steve_k
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: engine oil

www.opieoils.co.uk offer a good range at reasonable prices. :D
by Steve_k
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Going to put rivet nuts in when I realign the wing up and give them a tack weld to make sure they don't turn.
by Steve_k
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the Master Cylinder
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Where is the Master Cylinder

It lives here, ignore the large hole cut in the floor you only need to remove a small cover to access it.
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by Steve_k
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

The front cross member looked terrible all flaky rust which turned out to be just years of grime but underneath was the original green paint and some surface rust. It was more like archaeology than car restoration cleaning years of grime away to reveal the true colour of the engine bay and the body ...
by Steve_k
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Seam sealer and a coat of red oxide on the new panels and a clean and paint of the gearbox cover.

I then decided to have another hour in the garage and remove the front panel.

:D
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by Steve_k
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Cleaned up the front inner wing wheel arch and painted with zinc primer.
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by Steve_k
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Florrie
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Re: Florrie

I thought I had my work cut out with my car, if it was like yours I think I would run and hide. Great to see what is savable by someone with the determination and knowledge, I will be following your progress. :D
by Steve_k
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Drivers side front floor pan welded in.
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by Steve_k
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Missing pictures from last 2 posts.
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by Steve_k
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Chassis leg cleaned out and painted with zinc paint https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/JLIOPqzcI_uMQ4VPTc9tsiYsUVpcT35_zxbhm4rdHlAIOwmJW5NnJSFHHvaHtkJmaSAYrD5AYHq5NywFx3ypbEkia7GNG47vA2tR1naWFAypWR6_0vNZ2epP6Yi4k1ewplaZVwALVZfq_dpX2Ica1bq_UFJYlYZPEusxYkNRMcUPw3Y2BhGJnPh0a41jrUCY3xi3VNTpk754rvnBdxi7_X...
by Steve_k
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 2767

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Floor panels arrived so I started to adjust the fit on the drivers side one to make it fit. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Nv1B6k-GJw95-xFgoDdd1wMtxBYehkI48a6vD9Qsje_g9HxYlXDwOLrGGHq-Cxb2bq_YY_fCQSjo06Z_PjpXiKjNlSLcjsnq4xvxmKylFnunhih3kBIwyACb5UBQRjd2nTSpRF5HG6MnzpquG4za4zTYTU10NGmYfm7TmwW84jF6M2...