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by Mark Wilson
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Torsion bar C washers
Replies: 35
Views: 6181

Re: Torsion bar C washers

No logic whatsoever to this being in bodywork - straightforward pressing the button at the wrong time malfunction! I have had another look at my one and only C washer, and definitely no step on the crossmember side. I did manage to release the reaction arms eventually, off the car and with judicious...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Very Original Almond Green Traveller 1961 .Underside Finish.
Replies: 37
Views: 9611

Re: Very Original Almond Green Traveller 1961 .Underside Finish.

Fabulous - I'm Almond Green with envy! I was thinking about underside colours while I was struggling with my cross member replacement today. I didn't realise the gearbox cross member should be black until I saw your photos, but then again, I've only just found that the gearbox cover should also be b...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Traveller Restoration
Replies: 367
Views: 78419

Re: Traveller Restoration

If you want the timber to outlast even the youngest of owners why not get it Tanalised. I've often wondered this - but really you would need it to be VAC-VAC treated, not Tanalised. Tanalising is for structural timbers, eg floor joists, and although very effective can affect the dimensionsal stabil...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Torsion bar C washers
Replies: 35
Views: 6181

Re: Torsion bar C washers

What have I started? I think I agree with Drivewasher's interpretation based on my photos, but will have a closer look at the real thing when I get back at the end of the week. Referee's decision final! Mark PS Did anyone notice the grinder damage to the T bar threads? Good job I've a spare set some...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Torsion bar C washers
Replies: 35
Views: 6181

Re: Torsion bar C washers

Back home and things clearer now! First photo shows offside reaction arm & torsion bar end, with C washer clearly visible where it should be. Unfortunately this wasn't the one I had looked at (although I thought I'd examined both). What I'd seen was the nearside side, which as you'll see from the se...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Torsion bar C washers
Replies: 35
Views: 6181

Re: Torsion bar C washers

If the reaction arms are still on your t/bar the the C washer will be inside the rear of the reaction arm, you need to tap the reaction arm forwards to reveal the C washer Ah. They are still on, so that may be the answer. Getting the arms forward might involve a bit more than tapping, though.... Th...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Torsion bar C washers
Replies: 35
Views: 6181

Re: Torsion bar C washers

It's unlikely but not impossible that the washers are present, the lever arms are fused to the torsion bars and no chance of them sliding on their splines without a lot of penetrating oil and/or heat and/or swearing. Unfortunately I can't check until the weekend as I'm 170 miles from the car. Am I l...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Torsion bar C washers
Replies: 35
Views: 6181

Torsion bar C washers

Advice please. I've completely removed my torsion bars along with the crossmember. I've seen correspondence and diagrams showing the presence of a C shaped washer at the attachment of the torsion bar to the crossmember, but there's no trace of the C washer on either bar. I'm sure that the crossmembe...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Austin 1970 pickup from Guatemala
Replies: 167
Views: 33511

Re: Austin 1970 pickup from Guatemala

I've just taken the fuel pipe out from my Traveller to renew the cross member - came out through the engine compartment with the engine and all accessories in place no problem (other than quite a bit of jiggling).

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrible customer service
Replies: 19
Views: 2968

Re: Horrible customer service

[quote][I've got an idea who this is without even asking! If it is who I suspect it is they do read bits of this forum... (I hae seen the complaints from them)/quote]

Shouldn't allow suppliers to bully the forum....... :roll:
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen Morris 1000 Trafalgar Blue KRU 805F Putney London
Replies: 36
Views: 20555

Re: Stolen Morris 1000 Trafalgar Blue KRU 805F Putney London

[quote][It's a shame someone can't identify the market these thefts are feeding (if they were being shipped abroad for example) and cut it off............/quote]

How sure are we that we aren't that market when we buy bits off ebay or at shows?

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little bit of history
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: A little bit of history

You sure it's in the hundreds, Mike? My first minor (1957 saloon) cost me £40 in 1970. Although it was hardly in dealer showroom condition, and the price you mention is against a brand new van.........

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Very Original Almond Green Traveller 1961 .Underside Finish.
Replies: 37
Views: 9611

Re: Restoration Almond Green Traveller 1961 Update Photo`s.

Mike, my own Almond Green Traveller is a long, long way off this stage - think I might save time by stealing your fantastic photos and Photoshopping my reg plate on! Serious question though, as you clearly know rather more about painting than the average enthusiast. I'm still at the welding stage, a...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar flexing
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: A pillar flexing

And since my "bodge" has now gained approval, I'll let you see the result![frame]Image[/frame]
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet fit
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: Bonnet fit

Thanks, Graham. Looking at the pics I think you may be right with the cutting theory - the curve at the top edge is a wider radius than on the other side, and there seems to be a small saw nick at the internal angle. I should be able to measure it later today. It's a bit visible for my standard of w...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar flexing
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Re: A pillar flexing

Thanks for quick replies gents. No sign at all of plug welds when I stripped, but not much metal in either the flitch or the kidney panel so not too surprising. Wish I'd put a few more in now, could still do it from the inside.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet fit
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Bonnet fit

I've a long way to go before this becomes my most serious problem, but my Traveller has this huge gap at the rear of the bonnet, nearside. I've tried adjusting the hinges, but the bonnet is quite close to the scuttle and if I pull it in any more it fouls the wiper arm. Any ideas? I haven't done any ...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: A pillar flexing
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

A pillar flexing

Today I got round to finishing my front off-side restoration on my 71 Traveller. Earlier I had replaced the step sill, boxing plate, floor extension and outer sill, also the rear half of the flitch and the door pillar. Plus some repairs to the kidney panel and wheel arch. What had put me off finishi...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Even older cars can be greener..........
Replies: 23
Views: 4913

Re: Even older cars can be greener..........

"The Great Global Warming Scandal" was pretty convincingly debunked as low grade journalism at the time. Try a slightly more authoritative representation of the view of the majority of the scientific community, hot off the press yesterday. "Today, Friday 27 September, the United Nations Intergovernm...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller's rest
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Re: Traveller's rest

Answer to the last question - yes, there is another vertical face, the boxing plate extension, available as a repair panel

http://www.morrisminorspares.net/shop_item.php?ID=4942

Clearly seen in Taupe's photo.

Mark