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by Sidney'61
Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Thanks from the Scottish clan
Replies: 1
Views: 1095

Re: Thanks from the Scottish clan

You're very welcome Mark, we were just surprised you went quiet so early!
by Sidney'61
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Thanks for the responses :)

My next question then is whats the best way to remove old paint from fibreglass?
by Sidney'61
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Painting steel, aluminium and fibreglass

Hi,

I'm hoping to respray my traveller.
I have sprayed a saloon before so I'm comfortable with prepping and painting steel, but this has fibreglass wings and of course an aluminium roof. What are the best methods to use for stripping, prepping and painting each of these?

Thanks,
Andy
by Sidney'61
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Emily's new interior
Replies: 16
Views: 7197

Re: Emily's new interior

For the benefit of James who asked about the rear foot arrangement, I have fitted a better foot since the last photographs were taken (and found a better camera). I made two legs from box section welded to the original runners, these are attached to a steel strip which can bolt to the floor, I angle...
by Sidney'61
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

Hello, I realised I never actually finished this thread off. Sidney is on the road and driving, there are still lots of little jobs to be done but at least we'll be ready for the 2014 show season :) Here are some final pictures I took towards the end of last year.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.p...
by Sidney'61
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No starter, just a click
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

No starter, just a click

Hi, I've been having problems with the traveller for a while now, quite often when i try to start it I get nothing but a click and the speedo lights go out. It starts fine on the handle and all electrics work. Given that it never chugs slowly on the starter and sometimes it works fine im pretty cert...
by Sidney'61
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

Hiya, im not sure when I'll next be at a show, I might have to wait till next year before I can show Sidney off! Still not finished yet anyway :P But to prove he is driveable, here he is on his first petrol stop since 2008 [frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1379279588_6735 [/frame] This week...
by Sidney'61
Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blocked water passages
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Blocked water passages

Also, can anyone tell me what path the water actually takes through the engine? so I can get an idea where the blockage is. Mainly because the heater is still working and helping to cool it.
by Sidney'61
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blocked water passages
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Blocked water passages

Hello,
After a problem of overheating and attempting to flush the system there seems to be a large blockage inside the engine block, when removing the drain plug nothing came out and nothing seems to be flushing through, even if you run the engine with the plug out :roll:
Any tips?

Thanks
by Sidney'61
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

Thanks for the kind comments :) we went back today with the newly refurbished brakes and he passed :D[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1377729549_6735 [/frame][frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1377729564_6735 [/frame] There are still lots of jobs to do but at least I can drive him ...
by Sidney'61
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

I just love how helpful the mmoc is, theres always somebody keen to lend a hand. As soon as i mentioned the outcome of the MoT I had a visit from Matt Tomkins and Chris Ryder (and Lil)[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1377380815_6735 [/frame] They worked really hard to get my brakes up to s...
by Sidney'61
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

After a lot of struggling to get the windscreen fitted with the original and slightly twisted chrome strip, we got there, though it did involve a rather strange method with lots of electric tape! [frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1377336368_6735 [/frame] Here's a very happy me[frame] http:/...
by Sidney'61
Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 301376

Re: Spotted today.

I attended a wedding in Thaxted, Essex yesterday, I parked on the street round the corner from the church and just happened to park opposite G-reg traveller on a driveway, had to take a photo :P[frame]Image[/frame]
by Sidney'61
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

Thanks for the compliments :) Matt, i'm very pleased that you still complimented my paint job even after you've seen it in 'the flesh' :D Mike, It's well worth trying things yourself, i bought this car purely as a learning project for myself so it would have been pointless (and expensive!) getting e...
by Sidney'61
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

That's a very smart and tidy solution - well done. 8) Might smack your knuckles on the box when pulling the bonnet release, though. Thanks :) It sits far enough forward to avoid the bonnet release, I checked :P It also has a lid to avoid catching the wires, still with the shortbread label on it :lol:
by Sidney'61
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

The indicators are wired up correctly now. I fitted the relays and flashers in a box under the dashboard[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1374524573_6735 [/frame] this allows the flashers to flash alongside the trafficators on ignition, hazard flashers work on the live fuse without the traf...
by Sidney'61
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

I havent fitted the appropriate flasher unit and relays yet, I just got these working by joining the correct wires together! :D Eventually they will all work off the same switch, as you described :) When I bought the car the trafficators had been disabled so this is the first time I've seen them wor...
by Sidney'61
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 24986

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

Today I finally managed to fit a battery and test my wiring loom. I'm really pleased :D[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1372891658_6735 [/frame] The headlights and 'hidden' indicators are great and clearer than I expected.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1372891867_6735 [/frame] ...
by Sidney'61
Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: My front windows don't shut
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: My front windows don't shut

Thanks Lou,
I cut a chunk of felt off each channel and all is well :P
by Sidney'61
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: My front windows don't shut
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

My front windows don't shut

I've just fitted the frames and glass in the doors of my 2-door saloon, in both cases they seem to wind up fine but stop about an inch from the top, what have I done wrong?

Thanks