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by Ian46
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Thanks for your kind words Richie and glad you are enjoying the ride.

Ian
by Ian46
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I may have gone a little too far today? I decided to build up the recently purchased reconditioned steering rack and complete it by adding the new track rod ends, ready for installing in the near future. (The existing rack had water inside! See my earlier posts about about water in engine/gearbox et...
by Ian46
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Put the prop-shaft back together today. I thought this would be fairly straight forward but found early on that the circlips were too 'thick' to install back into their respective 1953 yoke 'grooves'. Dimensions appear to have changed slightly since 1953? One circlip would go in but trying to pressu...
by Ian46
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

. Hi 'ManyMinors', Hopefully, I have answered your query regarding the bypass hose in the post above which is why I haven't installed the hose clips. I'm not sure what an 'easyfit' bypass hose is other than the lightweight hoses that you can install whilst the head and water pump are in position and...
by Ian46
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

. Afternoon Pete, Thanks for your kind comments regarding my diarised restoration and the possible future content of the cooling system. When I do get around to starting the engine, it will probably just have plain water in it as I am not sure the 'replacement' water pump that came with the car is s...
by Ian46
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

. Well after this morning's activities I can highly recommend the SU H1 Rebuild Kit as supplied by ESM. It had all the parts needed and the rebuild has gone very smoothly in the end. I thought the best place to store the rebuilt item was on the engine! Next task - Install the new universal joints to...
by Ian46
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

. Working on the 803cc carburettor again today now that the SU carb rebuild kit ordered from ESM has arrived. Finally got it all stripped down and ready for cleaning (top picture). Bottom picture shows all the separate parts, cleaned again and now ready for final assembly tomorrow. I have the butter...
by Ian46
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

When I purchased the car I was informed that there was a reconditioned carb for the 803cc engine in one of the boxes, however the carb referred to is not for this car. Is this carb for a 948cc engine? It has been refurbished but subsequently carelessly stored so will need attention before use. If an...
by Ian46
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Next component I am going to look at is the carburetor. I have cleaned as much dirt off the outside as I can and started to strip it down, this time taking loads of photos to help with reassembly. From what I can see so far it looks in pretty good condition so I have ordered a rebuild kit which shou...
by Ian46
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Today the wiper mechanism has been broken down into it's component parts, cleaned, greased internally and put back together for reuse.

Spindle gearboxes will not be fully tightened up until the whole wiper mechanism is back in the car.

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by Ian46
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I've not posted for a while but I am still working laboriously through all the stripped parts that came with the car to assess their condition and 'fitness' for further use. Today it was the wiper motor. This part is also date stamped 02 '53 so another original part for the car. I was going to conne...
by Ian46
Wed May 27, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Thanks for the link. I’ll add the nipples to my next order.
by Ian46
Wed May 27, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Hi Phil, I did mark up the prop parts so I will reassemble as before. I’m going to get it balanced in any case as I haven’t seen an unbalanced propshaft before.

The unit was fitted with very long grease nipples. I don’t know if this type is still readily available?
by Ian46
Wed May 27, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Thanks for getting back to me Mike. You have confirmed my suspicions in thinking the prop should be balanced. I will build it back up after painting and take to a propshaft guy I have used in the past. I do have a spare shaft at the moment but don’t have the room in my garage to store parts like thi...
by Ian46
Tue May 26, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I'm back on with the restoration now after being excused gardening. Progress had slowed whilst I was going through the original front suspension components, cataloguing what could be saved and go for blasting and painting and what couldn't. That long task thankfully is now done and I have started to...
by Ian46
Mon May 11, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Just to let everyone know I'm still here and now back on to this project working through the front suspension, refurbishing and/or renewing parts as necessary. The picture I have posted here looks very similar to the last one of mine however everything has now been sorted, cleaned, de-rusted and pai...
by Ian46
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Thanks for your comments Ian, Mobylette and Mike. I received an order from ESM this morning containing all the consumable parts I thought I needed to rebuild the front suspension, with the exception of new front brake cylinders which are now ordered. I take your point Ian in that it is probably a fa...
by Ian46
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I've spent some time gardening to build up 'Brownie' points so now I can get back to the awful job of dismantling and cleaning the front suspension components. As I have previously mentioned, all the rubber items on the car have either crumbled to pieces or I have had to saw off or drill them out wh...
by Ian46
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I managed to dismantle the remaining parts of the front suspension and removed the steering rack today so I will have full access to the engine bay for painting. The rack has split rubbers and I am going to replace the track rod ends before refitting. On first examination the steering rack does feel...
by Ian46
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 169
Views: 8014

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The last few days I have been working to dismantle the front suspension. WD40 was applied many times in anticipation of the coming struggle but today I have got most of parts on the bench for a clean down and inspection. I think many of the nuts and bolts haven't been disturbed for 67 years! They we...