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by Neil MG
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Steves Morris Traveller 1970
Replies: 249
Views: 42406

Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Is it me, or is there some confusion here between hinge pillar cover and B pillar repair? Yes i think it was just a general link to the welding part of his thread. Luckily my b pillar is good. Sorry, my mistake, I thought reference to the crappy pillar panel was for the B-post, but there are lots o...
by Neil MG
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Steves Morris Traveller 1970
Replies: 249
Views: 42406

Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

Those pillar bottom sections can be used on the opposite side as the rear part of the pillar. Makes fabricating the front (you can use the correct side as a starting point for that) easier.

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f= ... &start=200
by Neil MG
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1954 2dr Saloon
Replies: 158
Views: 44980

Re: 1954 2dr Saloon

What Stevey said x2.
by Neil MG
Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New member with moggie
Replies: 114
Views: 27844

Re: New member with moggie

If you didn't see it already here is my resto thread: http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=48882 By far and away the very best thread of all is David Miles pick up restoration. It is in three parts and well worth taking the time to go through. What makes it so special is David's frank and ope...
by Neil MG
Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New member with moggie
Replies: 114
Views: 27844

Re: New member with moggie

Good move! Also, it is always useful to have a parts car if you are doing a restoration, so the more bits that come with the shell the better!

Enjoy the project and keep us posted!
by Neil MG
Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New member with moggie
Replies: 114
Views: 27844

Re: New member with moggie

Seriously I would not consider this to be a sensible restoration proposition. At the very least I would obtain a better shell to start with. It would not make any economic sense whatsoever to try and fix that one when there are so many better ones being scrapped!
by Neil MG
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Trafficator
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: Trafficator

I highly recommend the flashing bulbs for trafficators. I have them in mine and it makes them much more visible for other road users.
by Neil MG
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 4 Door Saloon
Replies: 70
Views: 22512

Re: 1960 4 Door Saloon

Good on you Luke!

You got a bit of a rough ride there!

Look forward to some more photos...
by Neil MG
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Chassis woodwork/restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 8149

Re: Traveller Chassis woodwork/restoration

Agree with both comments above. The key to painting is preparing the steel. No matter how good the paint is, it will simply not be able to protect against corrosion if there is poor adhesion. Whichever method you use to clean off all the old paint, and absolutely all traces of rust, the surface must...
by Neil MG
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration Project !!!
Replies: 111
Views: 22124

Re: Pick up Restoration Project !!!

Help !!! Help !!!! I really do need to pick a colour for my pick up as steve down at Esm is wanting answers !!!! Im thinking Either : Persian blue Smokey grey Im really stuck with the colour selection ?A few people are saying a dark colour will suit the pick up ?? I can't make my mind up !!! Any Su...
by Neil MG
Sat May 23, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Chassis woodwork/restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 8149

Re: Traveller Chassis woodwork/restoration

There is absolutely no problem doing just the woodwork at this stage. Looking at your pictures you have a basically very original sound car, with the usual corrosion spots. Just follow the guide in the book and all will be well. Everything, apart from where the wood is connected to the body can be d...
by Neil MG
Thu May 14, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: The rebuild of Frankie Jordan (70's Trav)
Replies: 26
Views: 9365

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

My advice is to start with the door gaps, then the door gaps and finally the door gaps! Seriously though, follow the advice given so far and put a temporary brace in the door apertures before doing the sills. Then when you do the door hinge pillar you need to be absolutely fastidious about being abl...
by Neil MG
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Air Cleaner Maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 1826

Re: Air Cleaner Maintenance

No need to replace it! It is very much part of the charm of the almost extinct 803 engine. If it is the standard UK filter (horizontal up above the engine) then it is not an oil bath and does not need to come apart. You can wash it in petrol, let it dry and re-oil it with a bit of engine oil. In nor...
by Neil MG
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Series 2 splitscreen 1954
Replies: 57
Views: 9630

Re: Series 2 splitscreen 1954

Unbelievable!

What an incredible save that was. Looks well beyond anything most people would ever consider. Well done you!

Do you have any restoration pictures to share?
by Neil MG
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 4 Door Saloon
Replies: 70
Views: 22512

Re: 1960 4 Door Saloon

Ok fair point. But why the need to weld them? All the gaps can be achieved just the same with bolts.
by Neil MG
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1960 4 Door Saloon
Replies: 70
Views: 22512

Re: 1960 4 Door Saloon

Went to see the car yesterday. Most of chassis work completed. Rear spring hangers and c posts welded. Next couple of weeks should see the wings on. I've gone for the option of having the wings welded on to get a very good alignment. Cheers, Luke Sounds like a bit of wool pulling going on there! So...
by Neil MG
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration Project !!!
Replies: 111
Views: 22124

Re: Pick up Restoration Project !!!

The sad thing is that the cowboy who butchered those repairs probably thought he was doing a good job!
by Neil MG
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: Fuel Pump

Absolutely no problem at all to run the AUA66.

By the way, if there are any fuel leaks at the carb, it will be due to holes in the float, sticking float chamber valve (dirt), float bowl or jet seals, not the pump.
by Neil MG
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: newby needs advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Re: newby needs advice

Agree entirely with the above. I find the ESM website very nice to use for parts and have had excellent service from them. But I also use the other suppliers mentioned too, and more besides. You have a choice of window rubbers for the outer seal. I used the original type on my Series II and the rubb...