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Sat May 13, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Free tools saved from the skip.
Replies: 18
Views: 2571

Re: Free tools saved from the skip.

A friend volunteers in a charity shop that sends containers of goods out to foreign countries. They were given an old mechanics tools and were skipping them because they didnt recognise the sizes as they werent metric! Thankfully they were saved and all those whitworths have come in very handy for m...
Sun May 07, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MMs For Sale
Replies: 85
Views: 21680

Re: Series MMs For Sale

Lowlight on ebay tonight, earlier car without the body molding at the roof edge. Brave project though as looks like lots missing! ... SwX9FZDiE-
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Other
Topic: headlining 1956 Morris minor split screen 4 door
Replies: 1
Views: 712

Re: headlining 1956 Morris minor split screen 4 door

Newtown Commercial are the main interoir trim specialist but I dont see it listed so may be out of stock. East Sussex have it listed in grey or cream fleck ... es-p828797
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: Fuel tanks

I you have filled up is it possible that its just leaking from the gasket around the sender unit? The sender is at a lower part of the tank than when full, if that makes sense!
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Stretching the Hood
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Stretching the Hood

I fitted a vinyl one some years ago following the instructions in Linsday Porters restoration manual. It suggests putting a blow heater inside the car to make it more stretchy. I fitted it along the wood at the back with staples, flattened it out and a few staples on the front and then left the heat...
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Boot hinges
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: MM Boot hinges

I think the latest Ive seen the thin hinges fitted too was 1964, 2 of my duo tone cars have had them fitted also. It makes you wonder why they are so hard to find! I have a NOS pair tucked away for my MM when it eventually gets the paint sorted 8)
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New master cylinder sticking
Replies: 13
Views: 1497

Re: New master cylinder sticking

I fitted a new cylinder a few years back and the seals went after about 1 1/2 years and probably around 8000miles. I sourced a set of genuine Lockheed seals and its been in place now with no issues for several years. If you are having doubts change them now whilst its out on the bench, rather than g...
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Mysterious rear lights
Replies: 12
Views: 2669

Re: Mysterious rear lights

Im sure Ive seen something similar on the rear of an MG.

I do like the Lucas Gold tin for spare bulbs, very nice!
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wiper arm adapter
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Wiper arm adapter

There a pic of the wiper adapters on my restoration thread here. They are land rover based, here is one on ebay. This option would be better as it has the bolt head rather than the wee allen headed bolt whi...
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1956 s11 traveller restoration
Replies: 122
Views: 31745

Re: 1956 s11 traveller restoration

So roll on several years and about 20,000 miles in my ownership and the engine has never had anything more than servicing done. Its now burning a bit too much oil, smokey on the overrun and timing chain making lots of noise. A quick compression rest shows them all fairly even at about 120. So off wi...
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: fitting rear window
Replies: 8
Views: 1727

Re: fitting rear window

As Alan says the flange is much bigger on the inside and it also covers the edge of the headcloth. Not a pleasant job to do, Ive fitted several and most of them end up with a little nick out of the rubber somewhere. Would also say its a 3 person job, 2 holding from the inside and one to work a screw...
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Going mental
Replies: 50
Views: 6553

Re: Going mental

Next time it happens try taking off the petrol cap, they have been known to vapour lock from the tank as well. Some of them have a hole drilled in the cap.
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a Newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: Hello from a Newbie

Hello and welcome to the messageboard!

There are plenty of cars out there so hopefully you will find yours soon 8)
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear roof gutters.
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Traveller rear roof gutters.

I did mine back in 2009. One side isnt so good, the first on I put on and the other side is tidier! Worst part is knowing how much to cut away at the rear corner were it allows the water to come out. Longdog sent me a good picture on my restoration page
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM Gear Lever Gaiter
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: MM Gear Lever Gaiter

Charles Wares site has them listed, item number 63 ... r?start=60

May be worth trying Bryan at club spares as well
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 73
Views: 13482

Re: How to post a photo

The signature pic on my profile has these symbols to each side of the number

[ sig ] yourpic [/sig] this one with no spaces, if I leave spaces it puts the square as above

Perhaps worth a try?
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MMs For Sale
Replies: 85
Views: 21680

Re: Series MMs For Sale

Good though big project on ebay for someone, says the number plates are missing though. :o ... Track=true
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashicators
Replies: 16
Views: 1878

Re: Flashicators

Ive fitted the flashicators to my Austin 10, they are a super item and certainly make it much more noticeable!

Heres a link to youtube to show you one in action (not mine)
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the first series11 de-lux car production
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: the first series11 de-lux car production

Have you been in touch with the series 11 saloon, convertible and traveller register? Heres a link to there page, there is also a facebook page if you use it. Stpehen Gordon is one of the registrars and can be found here on the site as Stevey.
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Disposable brake master cylinders?
Replies: 15
Views: 1362

Re: Disposable brake master cylinders?

I had a new master cylinder fail after about 2 years. I found some old stock lockheed seals and fitted them into it, probably about 7-8 years ago now and no problems since.