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by Mark Wilson
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 120
Views: 6132

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Think you'll find it's BMC green. Probably go a lot faster in BMW green, though......

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by Mark Wilson
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Forged rockers
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Forged rockers

I've been informed by a reliable source in a major supplier that at least some of the forged rockers now on sale, including the ones sold by his employers, are not really fit for purpose.
by Mark Wilson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does a 2Door traveller wing Fit A PICKUP
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Does a 2Door traveller wing Fit A PICKUP

Yes - providing it's not from a pre 1962 car with different sidelight apertures (which I think could be modified if necessary)
by Mark Wilson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Oblongs & Circles

My AP Traveller has oblongs each end - both before and after I replaced the boxing panels. Never seen a minor, or an image of a minor, with anything else, apart from amateurish welded patches covering the holes.
by Mark Wilson
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a project
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Looking for a project

The book to get is Ray Newell's "Morris Minor Traveller". Quite expensive, and most of it is general history available elsewhere (sorry Ray) - but it has a section on timber replacement written by Steve Foreman of Woodies (timber frame manufacturer) which is invaluable. Also do your searching on her...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: Fire briquettes

If you go trekking in the Himalayas you will probably spend your evenings thawing out by a yak dung fuelled stove. I don't think the smell ever bothered me more than the smell of my companions...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Protecting cellulose

Many thanks. Don't expect to get back to the paint till April, but this is valuable advice.
by Mark Wilson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Protecting cellulose

Kennatt, thanks for the advice, sounds like I'll be best flatting the existing celly, then recoating, reflatting and polishing. I'll have to accept that I'll need to touch in from time to time. Too late to start again in 2K, but I would do it differently if I was starting again. Keith, from memory I...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5565

Re: Gearbox woes

The dropbox link wasn't working when I tried it. However.....

www.dorsetmmoc.co.uk/wordpress/tech_art ... ebuild.pdf

Bloody good guide too!

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Air filter
Replies: 27
Views: 1271

Re: 1275 Air filter

Thanks Gavin, but looks like I have caused some confusion - my Midget 1275 is the engine, not the car! The carb is an HS4 on a mini manifold, and doesn't look to be in too much danger of fouling the bonnet on my Traveller :wink:
by Mark Wilson
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Air filter
Replies: 27
Views: 1271

Re: 1275 Air filter

I was advised that the Midget boxes would be too restrictive as they are intended for twin HS2 carbs.
by Mark Wilson
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 7096

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

I second BrianHawley's suggestion of preserving the old board as a read-only archive. I fully accept the need to upgrade the current board for functionality and security reasons, but 17 years worth of collective experience is beyond price, and needs to be safeguarded like the crown jewels!
by Mark Wilson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Air filter
Replies: 27
Views: 1271

Re: 1275 Air filter

My alternative to using the 1098 filter case is half of a pair of MGB cases. I've got this on an HS4 on a Midget 1275 and I think it looks sort of in the spirit of authenticity! I may at some stage adapt the curved inlet pipe - because it is two bolt fixing you can't just swivel these cases round li...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2550

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

It's not fair! :cry:
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Rear Inner Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Traveller Rear Inner Wings

Just another thought. One of the crucial factors in positioning Traveller inner arches is the timber rear floor support, which is screwed to a small bracket welded to the arch. The timber support should fit snugly between the arches, so it is a good guide to whether the arch is correct vertically - ...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Rear Inner Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Traveller Rear Inner Wings

Mine also came from ESM and while they weren't perfect they were acceptable - and their panels tend to be a lot better than A N Other major supplier's. I did a lot of microadjusting with a large hammer as suggested by Kennatt. You've not much choice about the position of the inner arch as it's deter...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Protecting cellulose

I've got my fingers crossed for late April! (or late May if April's not warm.....)
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Re: Protecting cellulose

Thanks for advice. It didn't stay in primer for any length of time, and hasn't been out of my dry garage since before prep and primer. The paint was all from Jawel, which I think others have found to be ok, and I've never come across advice to add a hardener. I might be overstating the problem a bit...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 1067

Protecting cellulose

I've finally got all panels (apart from the rear roof) fettled and tweaked into position - days and days of bolting and unbolting wings, doors, bonnet and front panel. I'd sprayed everything in advance, well over a year ago, so the paint has had plenty of time to cure. But I think I'm going to have ...