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by Mark Wilson
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 1891

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Being a pedant and a retired construction professional a couple of minor factual corrections/amplifications, none of which have the slightest relevance to Morris Minors! Cavity walls, in the form most people are used to, were introduced in the 1920's and were first found in cheaper housing in the no...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Inner Rear Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Traveller Inner Rear Wings

Sorry, hadn't quite understood the question! Don's right, the outer flange is outside, or on top, of the inner arch. Here's some photos showing mine in progress. Incidentally, when I mentioned filling the gap between the wood and the flange, I meant the gap between the flange and the bottom of the w...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Inner Rear Wings
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Traveller Inner Rear Wings

You have to dress the flange on the inner wing flat, instead of at a right angle, and then spot or plug weld the new flange to the outer edge. If you are replacing or refixing the timber it's a very, very good idea to wait until you have trial fitted the side before you complete the flange welding -...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulkhead copper rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Bulkhead copper rivets

Thanks - that makes sense now. Suspect it's going to be fun fitting the bifurcated rivets unless I recruit another pair of hands!
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bulkhead copper rivets
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Bulkhead copper rivets

Back in the mists of time when I dismantled my Traveller I removed ten copper split rivets from the bulkhead, and amazingly I haven't lost them. They were presumably intended to fix a parcel shelf and/or sound insulation, neither of which were present when I acquired it. What I can't remember or wor...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust prevention with..linseed oil?!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Rust prevention with..linseed oil?!!!

Seriously interesting, thanks! Let us know how you get on, please.
by Mark Wilson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps
Replies: 42
Views: 2398

Re: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps

As I understand it, the data is for convictions declared on insurance application forms. As most Morris drivers tend to do the bulk of their mileage in other cars it is more likely that the offences were committed in their modern motors, so correlating with the number of Minors insured is totally me...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Floor and cills
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Floor and cills

The boxing plates and the outer sill extensions are different, all floor panels, sill step and floor edge panels are the same.
by Mark Wilson
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quality Hockey Sticks
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Quality Hockey Sticks

I've had a pair of ESM hockey sticks for over a year and they are still in perfect condition - possibly because they are still in the garage, in the bag they came in! Hope they eventually perform better than yours, but suspect they all come from the same place. Although I haven't used it on a grille...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine bust, what replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: Engine bust, what replacement

Oops - 35% indeed! Schoolboy error of taking the increase as a percentage of the increased figure :oops:
by Mark Wilson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine bust, what replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: Engine bust, what replacement

Minor correction to Phil's excellent advice. The Midget 1275 didn't have a mechanical fuel pump, although the A plus did have. The actual power increase will depend on a lot of factors, but for the Midget would go (nominally) from 48bhp to 65bhp, ie a 26% increase. That would make improved braking e...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: insurance companies
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: insurance companies

I've just cancelled one of the two moderns we have on an Admiral multicar policy, as we've sold it and won't be replacing it. The cover had two months left to run, so we expected forty quid or so back. Not so - they've charged me an admin fee and a "loss of discount" fee which means I don't get a pe...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 1845

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

At the risk of becoming viewed as a Radiator Stencil obsessive, I've Googled as many images as I can, and the one I'm attaching seems to show a fairly original engine bay (apart from the battery cut out and the fuel filter) identical in equipment to my 1970 Adderley Park traveller. No evidence of an...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great-Grandfather's Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

Re: Great-Grandfather's Ride

Do you think they would accept a trade-in on my Traveller at £36,000?
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 1845

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but hadn’t the warning stencilled on the radiator top been dropped by then? Shown on the engine bay for a 62-71 Minor 1000 in Ray Newell's "Original Morris Minor", but not clear how late that one is. None on the 56-62 1000. Be nice to know before I go to the trouble of sten...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP Plates?
Replies: 42
Views: 3151

Re: NMP Plates?

Excellent - well done. And you've even been name checked in the ESM newsletter!
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Modern heater valves
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: Modern heater valves

I'm planning to use a diverter as suggested, fitted close to the heater. Head cooling is a bit of a worry as I'm using a Mini mpi non bypass head. I was hoping to make it cable operated with a spring assisted return, but as the operation is 180 degrees this isn't really practical, so it will have to...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 1845

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

The NMP plate itself looks exactly as my similar age Traveller - but the strip below it seems to been transplanted from the bulkhead for some inexplicable reason during the restoration. Surely if a person was to buy a one owner low milage traveller and have it completely restored it could be complet...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 1845

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

pgp001 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:09 pm
A bit cheeky I know but.........
Assuming that one is all correctly restored, I thought it was a handy source of reference photo's to download and keep.

Phil
Good idea - done! If this is a guide to Concours, do I now need to paint my rear bumper irons white?

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller doors
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Traveller doors

Well done. Was forgetting that you are using a specialist rather than doing it yourself - although even the specialist restorers would expect the frames to come carefully drilled by the frame manufacturers.

Mark