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by Neil MG
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 48419

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Edd, you are an inspiration to us all!

To get it ready in time for the wedding was awesome work and given the circumstances and conditions I really take my hat off to you. Best of luck with the ongoing work and keep us all posted.
by Neil MG
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: The dying traveller that refuses to die, restoration started
Replies: 19
Views: 5781

Re: The dying traveller that refuses to die.

Well they usually need new wood and a new interior kit! Engines are plentiful and readily available in anything from "fully reconditioned" to "ready-to-rebuild" condition. The question is simply whether or not you are prepared to do a restoration? Not saying it is quick, cheap or easy. But if you ha...
by Neil MG
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: An 1951 MM LHD, stripped, with a minimum on rust
Replies: 123
Views: 35136

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

Freezing the flywheel helps, but not significantly. you get tens of degrees, compared with hundreds of degrees with the torch!
by Neil MG
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1949 MM. The time has come (The Walrus said)
Replies: 13
Views: 4522

Re: 1949 MM. The time has come (The Walrus said)

Throttle pedal cover!
by Neil MG
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 48419

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

If you were going concours or all original then obviously silver, but in my opinion the almond green will look much better with cream...
by Neil MG
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Reviving Gertie
Replies: 8
Views: 3921

Re: Reviving Gertie

Black
by Neil MG
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 'to complete or not to complete' restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 2592

Re: 'to complete or not to complete' restoration

It is a very good question! Certainly, unfinished and without MOT no-one would want to pay so much. The question is whether it is complete and running? If so and the only issue is the wood then most definitely, in my view, you would NOT recoup your cost if you were to replace the wood. The lower the...
by Neil MG
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: '69 traveller rebuild
Replies: 33
Views: 14901

Re: '69 traveller rebuild

Thanks Matt!
by Neil MG
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Series 2 1954 2 door
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Re: Series 2 1954 2 door

Pictures? We need pictures!
by Neil MG
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CNC machined dashboards, Ill make them if there is interest
Replies: 16
Views: 4259

Re: CNC machined dashboards, Ill make them if there is interest

You have done a great job there and I admire your work. But, I am not surprised by the above comments, as I think you will find this kind of accessory is not what many owners are after. For me personally, I don't think that the dashboard needs any cosmetic improvement (or alteration) and the origina...
by Neil MG
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat Belts
Replies: 10
Views: 3622

Re: Seat Belts

Good spot with the VW belts!

You can also have period style webbing and fittings made up specifically for your Minor by:

http://www.quickfitsbs.com/classic_cars_seatbelts.php

Not cheap, but they will also do installation an almost any car, even where mounting points were not originally fitted.
by Neil MG
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New road wheels from ESM
Replies: 16
Views: 4717

Re: New road wheels from ESM

I bought the wider wheels from ESM. It should be noted they are sold as "second" quality. I had to shot blast and repaint them as the supplied finish would not have lasted. Same problem as described above; poor paint adhesion and surface rust under paint. If I wanted standard size wheels I could hav...
by Neil MG
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gabrielle" 1971 Traveller Project/Resto
Replies: 12
Views: 4616

Re: "Gabrielle" 1971 Traveller Project/Resto

Thank you for that! You have managed to find yourself a really good starting point, judging from the pictures. You can indeed learn as you go as most of us self taught guys did. A lot of the help and advice you will need can be found here and also on other websites like http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/...
by Neil MG
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H
Replies: 239
Views: 48419

Re: Edd's 1969 2 door. UHU62H

Congratulations indeed!

Well done!
by Neil MG
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: NZ Traveller Restoration
Replies: 79
Views: 25391

Re: NZ Traveller Restoration

Nice one Lance! Looking good, very good indeed!
by Neil MG
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Splitscreen Traveller
Replies: 88
Views: 22800

Re: Splitscreen Traveller

They are original Series II wheels and it is fine to use tubeless tyres. In fact your options are pretty limited if you want tubed tyres now. The 155 is absolutely fine and very commonly used, although 145 is closer to original. Be aware that the profile (resulting in outside diameter) of the tyre w...
by Neil MG
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2035
Views: 277584

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Ditto!
by Neil MG
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 55 pick up
Replies: 44
Views: 14656

Re: 55 pick up

That is fantastic, thanks for sharing!
by Neil MG
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 55 pick up
Replies: 44
Views: 14656

Re: 55 pick up

Stunning job! Congratulations!
by Neil MG
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1969 Convertible Reawakening XPK 794G
Replies: 9
Views: 3051

Re: 1969 Convertible Reawakening XPK 794G

Great history, great project!

It sounds like it might need some serious structural work doing though... But well worth the effort in this case!