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by Mark Wilson
Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40,000 post!
Replies: 18
Views: 2934

Re: 40,000 post!

Roy,

My enormous respect can only be increased by the knowledge that this is a man who wears a tie with his overalls....

Here's to the next 40k!

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chrome Cleaner
Replies: 14
Views: 2659

Re: Chrome Cleaner

My grandfather was a chauffeur to a Lancashire mill owner. He used to polish the chrome on "his" Daimler by using fine dust he picked up from the concrete garage floor as an abrasive. He was highly amused by one of the senior managers who saw him doing this, then brought a matchbox which he filled w...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 5 leaf springs on Travellers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

5 leaf springs on Travellers?

I seem to remember reading somewhere, probably the Lindsey Porter resto manual, that some Traveller owners fit five leaf springs to improve the ride if they don't intend lugging heavy loads. I've not driven mine enough to have a strong opinion on its ride, and will need to fit new springs before I d...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: '69 traveller rebuild
Replies: 33
Views: 15175

Re: '69 traveller rebuild

should this be connected to the bottom of the b post??
No - it just bolts to the timber. Remarkably good sills etc! :D

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: replacing floor panels- in what order?
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: replacing floor panels- in what order?

I'd single out taupe, Neil MG and Chicken John's threads as particularly good, but there's lots of others.
Oh, and SUE482's is pretty good too...... :)

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: replacing floor panels- in what order?
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: replacing floor panels- in what order?

Might have been easier to list what doesn't need replacing! My Traveller needs almost as much, though - and I bought it as a "good condition" MOT'd runner :( . I've so far replaced the front rh inner wing, hinge pillar, sill step, boxing panel, inner and outer floor extensions and main centre cross ...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When do spare parts become a vehicle??
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

When do spare parts become a vehicle??

Absolutely not casting any aspersions on the vendor, but this intrigues me: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/morris-minor-van-pick-up-bulk-head-delivery-possible-/261363501309?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3cda7a88fd I don't know if the situation is different with LCVs, but if this was a ca...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: When to fit boxing panel?
Replies: 17
Views: 4254

Re: When to fit boxing panel?

The panels are REPLACEMENT panels not repair panels, To be pedantic I would class them as repair panels, in that originally the floor pan extended in one piece to the outer sill, spot welded to the flange on the sill step. So there wouldn't have been a seam to weld. Absolutely agree with the need t...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: When to fit boxing panel?
Replies: 17
Views: 4254

Re: When to fit boxing panel?

Just realised that you mean the long edge. I have trimmed and pluggged mine to the sill step flange and when I get to roll it sometime next year I will weld the lap between both these layers and the new floor pans. My welding isn't good enough to butt weld here, but I will pay a lot of attention to ...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: When to fit boxing panel?
Replies: 17
Views: 4254

Re: When to fit boxing panel?

I welded in a bridging piece of steel between the front and rear floor extensions. The attached link (to the "other" site - PM me if the mods remove it) has really good pics and recommends a linking piece (post by Jonathon H - professional restorer) http://morrisminorowners.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: When to fit boxing panel?
Replies: 17
Views: 4254

Re: When to fit boxing panel?

Sill step, is that this part.
Our cat's front feet are on the top of the sill step in my second photo!
by Mark Wilson
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: When to fit boxing panel?
Replies: 17
Views: 4254

Re: When to fit boxing panel?

I left what remained of both original inner and outer undersills in place while I replaced the sill step, then I replaced them both before welding the boxing plate, so that I could seam seal and give the box interior some decent paint protection before closing it off. I left most of the hinge pillar...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet details
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Bonnet details

I will leave it as is as in comparison acceptable to yours Mark.
Mine will get a new bonnet eventually!

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet details
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: Bonnet details

by Mark Wilson
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abusive PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4833

Re: Abusive PM

I did PM Roy yesterday, and my message did contain the words "Riley" and "brakes". I do hope that wasn't considered abusive (it did include the word Wolseley as well........ ) :lol:


Mark
by Mark Wilson
Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Trunnions and Rear Springs/Aprons
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: Trunnions and Rear Springs/Aprons

There are a lot of people on here more knowlegeable than me, but could it be a rather bent shipping bracket?

http://www.morrisminorspares.net/shop_item.php?ID=2786

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Torsion bar C washers
Replies: 35
Views: 6488

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: 9968

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: 80717

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: 6488

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...