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by jagnut66
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 232
Views: 16142

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

On the plus side 67 years of 'crud' seem to have protected it and it's paint rather well..... :P
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Vacuum Pipe
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: 1098 Vacuum Pipe

I do not know how well the vacuum advance diaphragm is able to cope with modern fuels. It may be that we have to go back to fitting a fuel/fuel vapour trap. This subject may well be worth an article in the magazine Phil. Allot of us thought the original pipe was just an untidy mess when we bought o...
by jagnut66
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox steady wire?
Replies: 18
Views: 635

Re: Gearbox steady wire?

Hi, For those in need who want to do the conversion: (I think a 1" length for the bolt will be enough but please correct me if I'm wrong) Best wishes, Mike. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNC-UNF-Unified-Tungsten-Hardened-Tap-1-4-5-16-3-8-7-16-1-2-9-16-5-8-3-4-7-8-1/261765735027?hash=item3cf2742273:g:E...
by jagnut66
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 232
Views: 16142

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

It looks like it will largely turn out okay but it will be interesting to see the 'after' pictures of the panels lined up there, as well as the bodyshell, of course.
Fingers crossed for you.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear brake/backplate - order of re-assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: rear brake/backplate - order of re-assembly

Hi, The springs / brake shoes are the (second from**) last things I refit and it does take a bit of fiddling. I use a combination of a hook tool (link below) and long nosed pliers, attaching the springs through the holes in the bottom shoe first and then pulling / levering them into position and th...
by jagnut66
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: Can’t give them away!
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Can’t give them away!

I have been amassing all the stuff I either no longer want or will never use again and putting them in a couple of boxes. I have quite a bit now, so when we have our next National I will do what always used to when I attended in the past and put it all out in front of my car with a clear notice for...
by jagnut66
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 232
Views: 16142

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

My Dad smoked roll-ups and I remember him 'repainting' the headlining in the family Triumph Herald when I was a child.
I was always amazed at how white it looked after.........
Not sure what he used though, this was back in the early 1970's.
Happy days..... :D
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Sender unit gaskets
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Sender unit gaskets

Hi,
Is this E10 resistant?
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1948 MM arrived
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: 1948 MM arrived

Very, very nice! :D
Good luck, you soon pick things up and there are plenty on here who will help you with anything you're not sure of.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Server Errors?
Replies: 25
Views: 1516

Re: Server Errors?

Sadly I think the damage has already been done, as noted by someone's 'where have they all gone' comment in a post I perused a few days ago, mourning the fact that there are not so many posters / contributors to this site anymore / alot of those that used to be regular contributors seem to have dis...
by jagnut66
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Seal Engine Painting
Replies: 19
Views: 863

Re: Gold Seal Engine Painting

Hi,
Nice to see Gold Seal engines being kept gold and not just painted green like all the rest.
Good luck with your hunt for a paint match, post a link up on here for others when you find one.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: repairing doors.
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: repairing doors.

I have learned a lot from a user called Fitzee's Fabrications on Youtube
Very interesting, I like his 'freehand' method of making up repair sections for around windows.
A very talented chap.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 623

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Alice (and everyone else too!)

A here's hoping for a far, far better 2021, restriction and lockdown free!
(At least after Easter?)
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old but New
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Old but New

If the build quality and reliability of our cars in the '70s and '80s had been up to scratch then we might still of had a motor industry today................
Of course all the 'political' in fighting didn't help, too may marques under one roof......
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lost Moggy
Replies: 16
Views: 3318

Re: Lost Moggy

Hi, thank you all for your helpful comments - I have not logged in for a while as other things to deal with..... I have been to Ripley and asked around - it is a one road village - I think Mr Hill left long ago so no-one seems to remember him. amazing how many garages are in that village! I looked ...
by jagnut66
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Fuel pump

Hi,
When I replaced the diaphragm on mine with a E10 resistant one from the States I found that if I screwed it in too tight it didn't work, so it sounds like you need to slacken it off a little.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: What do you make of this?

mmmmmmm..............
Definitely wants rescuing................
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lurking in the background FL? 782C
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Lurking in the background FL? 782C

Ah, '55', I thought it was a bit risky for a German company to employ those initials, even if they had stood for 'Super Sports'.
Good idea to put up a link to the advert.
Best wishes,
Mike.
by jagnut66
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lurking in the background FL? 782C
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Lurking in the background FL? 782C

Am I reading it wrong or is the model designation of the Merc 'CLS SS'?? I suppose it could stand for Super Sports............. Or does it??.................... :o Standartenfuhrer Kessler lives!! :wink: (Though I suspect only those who remember 'Secret Army' from the 70's will know who I'm on abou...
by jagnut66
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Split windscreen chrome centre pillar
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Split windscreen chrome centre pillar

Well Maureen has very kindly helped me out with regard to the pillar, for which I'm extremely grateful. Now I need to source some new fixings, does anyone know a source for the four machine screws that were used to hold the centre pillar in place, or even what size / thread they are? As always all ...