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!
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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...
- Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:37 pm
- Forum: Mechanical
- Topic: 5 leaf springs on Travellers?
- Replies: 5
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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...
- Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:39 pm
- Forum: Bodywork
- Topic: replacing floor panels- in what order?
- Replies: 3
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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 ...
- Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:27 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: When do spare parts become a vehicle??
- Replies: 2
- Views: 1067
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...
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...
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 ...
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&...
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...
- Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:36 pm
- Forum: Bodywork
- Topic: Trunnions and Rear Springs/Aprons
- Replies: 7
- Views: 2103
There are a lot of people on here more knowlegeable than me, but could it be a rather bent shipping bracket?
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...
- Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:41 pm
- Forum: Restoration Projects
- Topic: Very Original Almond Green Traveller 1961 .Underside Finish.
- Replies: 37
- Views: 9968
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...
- Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:11 pm
- Forum: Restoration Projects
- Topic: Traveller Restoration
- Replies: 367
- Views: 80717
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...
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...