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by don58van
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedo recalibration?
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Speedo recalibration?

Here's another option...

Declan Burns on this forum makes gearboxes that fit to the back of speedos to correct readings. You can send him a private message through this forum. Its is one of his hobbies.

Don
by don58van
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Bodywork dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Bodywork dimensions

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Don
by don58van
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Bodywork dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Bodywork dimensions

Hi fellow DIY restorers As far as I know, Minor body measurements that restorers refer to are scattered among a few factory-issued documents and on message-boards where DIY restorers share information. I am not aware of any document that brings the key information together. Recently, I restarted wor...
by don58van
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Replacing Traveller Woodwork
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Replacing Traveller Woodwork

Hi James I suppose you are in a situation where you must do what works for you. But just so you know, Steve Foreman's (Woodies) advice for Traveller restorations is to make the metalwork fit the wood -- not the other way around. I think this advice is based on the idea that the new wood is made to v...
by don58van
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front spring hanger alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Front spring hanger alignment

Hello Andrew

There is some information in the Rose Taupe Traveller restoration thread. See page 9.

The key is the rivets in the rear floor at the base of the seat support vertical panel. These are your reference points for the placement of the front mounts.

Don
by don58van
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake problems
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: brake problems

the front drivers side jammed on
It could be the 'top hat' valve is not installed correctly in the master cylinder. Its job is to retain some pressure in the brake lines. You might have too much pressure retained.

Don
by don58van
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: polished exhaust ports?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: polished exhaust ports?

My understanding is that the idea that highly polished ports increased power by increasing flow has been debunked by tests on flow-benches by the likes of Vizard. Think about our Olympic-standard swimmers. On the basis of extensive research, they have been wearing full-body suits with shark-skin-lik...
by don58van
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 368
Views: 81966

Re: Traveller Restoration

All DIY restorers and those contemplating it Neil has restored all the photos to this thread for our benefit. I was a huge task. (How were they lost? Its a sad tale explained elsewhere on this forum). Neil has done a fantastic job with this Traveller restoration and I feel we can learn a lot from hi...
by don58van
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration
Replies: 276
Views: 88248

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration

All DIY restorers and those contemplating it. I am delighted to report that Taupe has completed the mammoth task of restoring all his photos to this thread. If you haven't browsed it before, I urge you to do so. It is amazing in so many (good) ways. In my case, I have learned so much from Taupe's wo...
by don58van
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Midget 1275 gearlever
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Midget 1275 gearlever

Hi Mark I think that the 1275 Midget and 1098 Minor gear levers can be interchanged. They are the same below the retainer plate. For example, see this video where the expert groups the Midget and 1098 ribcase gear levers together as compatible with the ribcase. It is also interesting that his busine...
by don58van
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 20
Views: 506

Re: Oil leak

I regret to say that if you do search on here for engine rear oil seals that you will find many findings that it is a failure. It is just about impossible to make it work correctly. It is almost certainly the source of your problem. :cry:

Don
by don58van
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder Head Refurb.
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Cylinder Head Refurb.

Hi Chazbee

Please keep us up to date with how you go! :D
by don58van
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Van seat measurement
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Van seat measurement

Hi All We all know that vans and pickups have flat floors, while all other models have a sloping section toward the rear. The rear 'legs' of standard seats sit on the downward sloping area of the floor, thus affecting the rake and height of the seat back. Now, my question is, do van and pickups have...
by don58van
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

could you not just add a second fan blade to the original assembly?
All Australian Minors were fitted with two blades (ie 4 arms).

Don
by don58van
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Vacuum Gauge

Hi I have a Smiths vacuum gauge (not fitted). It is the type that has 5 zones on the dial with different colours. Each zone has a different description. Its inactive position is fully anticlockwise 'poor'. When a vacuum is applied, the needle moves clockwise toward the other end of the scale (decele...
by don58van
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild
Replies: 39
Views: 1034

Re: Mg Midget 1275 gearbox rebuild

I just found a cheaper version of the special tool.
Well done Phil. I wish I had seen that.

Don
by don58van
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dashboard clock
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: Dashboard clock

Where do I get one from
You could try 'sparesman' and declan burns on this site.

See here:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=70550

Don
by don58van
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: LCV wheels.
Replies: 19
Views: 511

Re: LCV wheels.

have I wasted my money on the heavy steering arms in the absence of the uprights? I'm afraid the answer is a definite 'yes' -- unless you can find the matching uprights or get your existing uprights machined to the required specification. The 8cwt uprights have larger tapers to take the uprated arm...
by don58van
Wed May 27, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1952 Convertible
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: 1952 Convertible

Hi See here: https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12197 I have several of them. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. There are some restoration threads on this forum that are both informative and inspiring. I suggest you have a look around and see if you agree. My favor...
by don58van
Tue May 26, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Traveller sealant

3M has a product very similar to Dum Dum.

Don