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by Neil MG
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: The rebuild of Frankie Jordan (70's Trav)
Replies: 26
Views: 9311

Re: The rebuild of Frankie Jordan (70's Trav)

There are repair panels for just about everything, but they are mostly not as original, so you will have to "fettle" them. You will also have to make some small repair sections, if only to avoid having to buy a whole panel for one small hole. Often it is not only much cheaper, but also much easier m...
by Neil MG
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: The rebuild of Frankie Jordan (70's Trav)
Replies: 26
Views: 9311

Re: The rebuild of Frankie Jordan (70's Trav)

Yes, you're blaster seems to know what he is talking about. I wouldn't bother with weld through primer, it's expensive and not a particularly good primer. If you are going to get the shell blasted again after welding, which I would strongly recommend, then I would suggest the cheapest primer you can...
by Neil MG
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: The rebuild of Frankie Jordan (70's Trav)
Replies: 26
Views: 9311

Re: The rebuild of Frankie Jordan (70's Trav)

I am sorry, reading my reply made me realise how pompous it sounds! Actually, you are right; shotblasting will expose all the areas that need welding, especially those pinholes that might normally be missed. The problem with doing it before welding is that it may also remove corrosion that is actual...
by Neil MG
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: The rebuild of Frankie Jordan (70's Trav)
Replies: 26
Views: 9311

Re: The rebuild of Frankie Jordan (70's Trav)

I am sure you have a good plan, but am wondering why you would blast before welding. Means you will blast it twice? It is ideal to get it painted straight after blasting in order to protect the surface? That is best done within hours of blasting as the steel begins to oxidise immediately. Most defin...
by Neil MG
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Weld dressing
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Weld dressing

Ok, for my pennies worth; I ground down the welds with a flap wheel, often this can expose pin holes that would otherwise go undetected. Whilst in a perfect world (or a more professional weld) there should not be any pinholes, I found that after shotblasting they were quite numerous. I include those...
by Neil MG
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 77658

Re: Traveller Restoration

That's pretty impressive! It just shows that anything is possible.
by Neil MG
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 77658

Re: Traveller Restoration

Not so fast! They are NOT sealed beam, they are BPF (British pre-Focus) units. Sealed beam units are all glass and cannot be dismantled. BPF units were used throughout the fifties and sixties on almost everything and were then replaced by sealed beams in the late sixties. They are very similar and i...
by Neil MG
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 77658

Re: Traveller Restoration

I used a white non-silicon waterproof sealer. The kind used in kitchens and bathrooms that goes in a sealer gun.
by Neil MG
Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Anyone bought the 5 spd conversion from Moss?
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: Anyone bought the 5 spd conversion from Moss?

Thanks for the reply,

Does your gearbox have the shortened remote to bring the gear lever out in the standard position? This is the main difference between the kit Moss offer and the conversions that, say, Charles Ware offer.

Also are you using the hydraulic clutch or the mechanical one?
by Neil MG
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 77658

Re: Traveller Restoration

Lance, I think it may be a standard gutter profile used on a lot of coach-built cars, particularly before and just after the war. I have a small section that I can measure up for you. Oh, here we go this saves me the bother! http://www.vintagecarparts.co.uk/products/648-aluminium-strip-gutter-1 Now ...
by Neil MG
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Anyone bought the 5 spd conversion from Moss?
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Anyone bought the 5 spd conversion from Moss?

I am interested to hear comments from anyone who has bought the 5 speed conversion kit from Moss.
by Neil MG
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Boot Vinyl
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Re: New Boot Vinyl

Looks fantastic! It is amazing how something quite simple can make such a big difference.
by Neil MG
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 77658

Re: Traveller Restoration

There is enough power and very good torque with the 1 1/4" carb. The car is unlikely to be driven WOT, so a bigger carb would be of no real value. Torque, smoothness and economy are what was required and the same application was confirmed by driving a couple of similar cars first. I know that maximu...
by Neil MG
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 77658

Re: Traveller Restoration

No, they are seven leaf springs, although not so easy to see on that picture.

I never thought of the "boom box" but I have to say the sound quality in the car is absolutely amazing. I was very pleasantly surprised. The Retrosounds radio is superb.
by Neil MG
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1954 2dr Saloon
Replies: 158
Views: 44581

Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

What is your plan of attack regarding paint? It might be good to get some on before fitting too much of the suspension, or will it come off again? (the suspension not the paint lol)
by Neil MG
Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 77658

Re: Traveller Restoration

Thanks. And the holes in the bulkhead panel below the rear seat? [frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1405019599_13576 [/frame] Those are the rear speakers. They actually have black (as near to period as I could find) covers on, maybe that's why it looks like a hole in the picture. The front ...
by Neil MG
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Type 9 five speed conversion problems
Replies: 0
Views: 727

Type 9 five speed conversion problems

Has anyone had any problems with five speed conversions? I am particularly interested to hear about the mechanical clutch bracket. Has anyone used the Moss conversion with the shortened remote?
by Neil MG
Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 77658

Re: Traveller Restoration

"May I ask what the three nuts ahead of the front spring hanger on each side are for?"

Seat belt retractor bracket
by Neil MG
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 77658

Re: Traveller Restoration

The digits are 3 1/8" . However, 3 1/2" digits are also available if your car is pre 1964. I got them from Polar Automotive, just under £52 delivered. (classicplatesonline.co.uk)

Note that if your plates are for a saloon you need to order a special shape for the rear.
by Neil MG
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1954 2dr Saloon
Replies: 158
Views: 44581

Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

Looking very good! Things start to get much better soon. Working with clean parts and putting things back together really makes it feel like you are going in the right direction.