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by Ian46
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Bottom end strip down is becoming another voyage of discovery. Photo 1 - There is more evidence of water getting into the bottom of the engine but it doesn't appear dire or to have been in there too long. It is easily removed with a wire brush. Photo 2 - All the big ends are secured with different s...
by Ian46
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Continuing with the engine strip down, I've taken a couple of photos of the engine back plate and the cover to the oil pump in particular which appears to be some sort of lash up using solder to keep it in place. Is this correct on these engines?
by Ian46
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Engine Paint Colour

Thanks Phil, I'll give them a call.
by Ian46
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?

Now that I have started to clean down the externals of my engine I have found that the same 'BMC' format is cast into the block.

Again. I've never seen that before.
by Ian46
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Picture showing the new pistons. The next job will be to dismantle the bottom end to see what is going on down there. And to follow on from my gearbox 'BMC' logo query, I have started to clean down the exterior of the engine block only to find that I have 'BMC' cast into the side of it. Again, I hav...
by Ian46
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Thanks for that Stevey. Glad you confirmed my suspicions. Gaskets for the gearbox build up still hadn't materialised today so I thought I would take a look at the engine. I wasn't expecting much as the rocker cover is missing and it was part dismantled. The rocker assembly took ages to get off the h...
by Ian46
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Gearbox reassembly on hold whilst I wait for new gasket set to arrive so I thought I would get on with painting the first items back from blasting. I've managed to find a firm that uses a fine blasting material and the results are amazing with no loss of detail. Interestingly there is no BRITMO scri...
by Ian46
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Here you go!
by Ian46
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: BMC logo on gearbox side cover?

Under the main topic page of 'Restorations' I have just started to record my restoration of an early Series II saloon.

I asked yesterday if anyone else had seen this type of gearbox cover on any Series II as I certainly hadn't.

Is it a rare thing?
by Ian46
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Thanks for the pointer 'geoberni'. Seen the thread now.

I'll take a better photo of it tomorrow and post in the 'linked' thread.
by Ian46
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen centre pillar back plate
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Split screen centre pillar back plate

You could try the club spares?

My car is currently in pieces so I have a photo of the splitscreen back strip for you.

The raised block is for the rear view mirror to attach.
by Ian46
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

After cleaning loads of parts I've decided to look at the gearbox because it was taking up space in the boot! The gear-lever wasn't attached to the 'box' but sitting amongst all the other parts. I didn't think anything of that but on stripping the gearbox down it became clear that there was water on...
by Ian46
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The last few days I've been going through all the smaller parts that came with the car in boxes.

I've given everything an initial clean and examination and the ones I think I can use going forward are now bagged and tagged as clusters/subassemblies of parts.
by Ian46
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Engine Paint Colour

Sorry to hijack the post a little.
I have a 1953 car with a blue engine and I want to source a paint code for the blue if possible.
by Ian46
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Having cleaned the engine down now there is evidence that it is 'blue' in colour.

Does anyone have the paint code for this blue or know where I can buy it?

Thanks in anticipation.
by Ian46
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Thanks for your comments everyone. This was the car on Ebay recently and as I mentioned I went to see it straight away. I haggled a little bit and got the price down to where I felt more comfortable and I agreed to pay in cash if it was taken off Ebay. I was surprised when the seller agreed and he d...
by Ian46
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 20
Views: 509

1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I wasn't looking for another project but came across this on Ebay recently. It was only few miles down the road so I went for a look. It was first registered on 4th March 1953 in the Isle of White and from what I can gather was extensively stripped down about ten years ago with a view to carrying ou...
by Ian46
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: jacking point label
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: jacking point label

Just came upon this thread and thought I would post a picture of an original jacking instruction card I found under the back seat of my 1949 saloon and my attempt at reproducing a 'new' one for the finished restoration.
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by Ian46
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 3144

Re: Hello from north London!

Apologies - I did not read thread from the start. :roll:
by Ian46
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 3144

Re: Hello from north London!

Hi Napoleon, Car not warming up - check for thermostat as other have said. If there isn't one in the housing suspect the worse and flush the system thoroughly to see what comes out. That may be enough but I would have the radiator tested by a professional. If you have a thermostat, put it in a pan o...