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by Neil MG
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Series 11 Saloon, 1956
Replies: 68
Views: 21905

Re: Series 11 Saloon, 1956

Great work David! A rewarding and satisfying job once finished!
by Neil MG
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Trafficator fixings
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Re: Trafficator fixings

No, they are flashing LED bulbs, just a straight swap for the standard bulbs and the trafficators flash and are brighter.
http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.c ... s-shop.php

I fitted a pair to my car about a year ago and cannot recommend them highly enough.
by Neil MG
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Trafficator fixings
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Re: Trafficator fixings

If I remember correctly it fits with the same two mounting screws, but it's a few years ago now... While we are on the subject, I strongly recommend the flashing bulbs. They turn an often invisible (to other motorists) indicator to something that draws the eye and hence the attention. Definitely a b...
by Neil MG
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Ex-Police Panda Traveller
Replies: 7
Views: 3659

Re: Ex-Police Panda Traveller

Yes, it's an excellent book and Steve virtually refuses to sell you the wood kit until you have it!

Sounds like a great project with that history. To me the restoration seems more interesting when you know the cars story.
by Neil MG
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 273382

Re: Pickup restoration part three

I thought the new (2012?) MOT rules mean that a split gaiter is now by default a fail, not an advisory?
by Neil MG
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MGA restoration in less than a minute and a half!
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: MGA restoration in less than a minute and a half!

It had the wrong sidelights fitted (and a lot of other wrong parts too). The MGA 1600 and 1600 mkII had the same front indicator/sidelight as the later Minor.

You can see the full restoration here:

http://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?2,1990813
by Neil MG
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Roll over jig / Rotisserie
Replies: 3
Views: 2204

Re: Roll over jig / Rotisserie

Very quick and dirty, a length of pipe and two hurriedly made stands. It was first used for an MGA then just had the brackets re-welded for the minor: http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=48882 I needed to put it on a couple of bits of wood too for the extra height. My point is that it was si...
by Neil MG
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MGA restoration in less than a minute and a half!
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: MGA restoration in less than a minute and a half!

Haha! I wondered if anyone would pick up on that! It's an MGA Roadster, should never be driven with the top up!

BUT, just for you![frame]Image[/frame]
by Neil MG
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MGA restoration in less than a minute and a half!
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

MGA restoration in less than a minute and a half!

Time lapse of MGA restoration.

http://vimeo.com/116414934
by Neil MG
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: morris 1962 2 door
Replies: 48
Views: 13494

Re: morris 1962 2 door

Absolutely agree!
by Neil MG
Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: morris 1962 2 door
Replies: 48
Views: 13494

Re: morris 1962 2 door

It truly is fantastic work. You have one of the few cars left in the world with the correct floor profile!

I really admire your skill and precision, this is a real inspiration for serious restorers!

Can't wait to see more!
by Neil MG
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 273382

Re: Pickup restoration part three

We changed a couple of those seals on our latest club mechanics day. They were original to the car and had gone completely plastic. They just crumbled when the bearing was removed. It's clear from your pictures that the hub has been off before though, David. I am guessing you changed those seals dur...
by Neil MG
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 273382

Re: Pickup restoration part three

drivewasher wrote:I think if the shaft/hub seal was leaking the brake backplates would be wet with oil.
Exactly! Looks pretty wet to me!
davidmiles wrote:[frame]Image[/frame]
by Neil MG
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 273382

Re: Pickup restoration part three

David, are you sure that the oil is not coming from the inner seal? That sealant looks pretty intact. For sure without the halfshaft screw or the brake drum screws the joint could easily open up after the wheels have been removed. Hard to imagine anyone assembling it without any of those three screws!
by Neil MG
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 273382

Re: Pickup restoration part three

davidmiles wrote: it's the 60ft/lbs nut at the front of the pinion that worries me
No problem, just bolt a long piece of angle iron or similar to the (propshaft mounting) flange and then use a long breaker bar or put a pipe on your ratchet for the nut.
by Neil MG
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: An 1951 MM LHD, stripped, with a minimum on rust
Replies: 123
Views: 34798

Re: An 1951 MM LHD, stripped, with a minimum on rust

That is correct for your car. It should (originally) be painted in a silver colour (very slightly yellow, but not the gold colour of the dash) with a chrome lever. The black one must have been painted by a previous owner.
by Neil MG
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller drip moulding/rain gutter
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: Traveller drip moulding/rain gutter

I was also very apprehensive about doing that job and also put it off! I think approaching it with a healthy respect is a good thing, but it is nothing to be too concerned about. Just take your time and don't try to rush any steps. It is a very rewarding job that doesn't need any special tools or sk...
by Neil MG
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller cab vs. Commercial cab: Interchangable?
Replies: 12
Views: 3539

Re: Traveller cab vs. Commercial cab: Interchangable?

The only real difference between the traveller and the saloon is the roof and b-post. The additional strengthening of the sill would just be additional unnecessary weight with a chassis. You could probably modify a saloon roof and b-pillar to meet your needs and old 2 door saloons are generally chea...
by Neil MG
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 47677

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Use Panky's method for the hinge bolts. I always use that for stuck bolts and studs. The MIG puts so much heat in them that they never fail to come out. I find building up the weld inside an old oversize nut makes it even simpler to remove them.
by Neil MG
Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: chrome work
Replies: 9
Views: 3218

Re: chrome work

Yes to all your questions! It is both the material and the process that causes the poor chrome parts being sold now and it is because it is done as cheaply as possible. The front and rear full bumpers have recently been produced to a much better standard, although I heard that there is also some che...