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by Sidney'61
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Changing the boot lock
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Changing the boot lock

Thanks Louise
by Sidney'61
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Changing the boot lock
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Changing the boot lock

Hi
I'm trying to change my boot lock, how do you remove the barrel from the handle?
I've managed to change the door and ignition locks but the boot lock has defeated me :oops:

Thanks
by Sidney'61
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 25045

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

Remember me? :D 3 years after the start of the this thread and 6 years after the start of the restoration I've finally finished university and am back home to continue work :) I started with some easy jobs to get back into the swing so the engine is repainted and looking very snazzy[frame] http://mm...
by Sidney'61
Wed May 01, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304524

Re: Spotted today.

Black 2-door 443 YUD in the car park of the White Hart in Lenton Nottingham this lunchtime. Looked quite tidy :)
by Sidney'61
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304524

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted a dark grey traveller in the distance on the roundabout by Nottingham University south entrance, around 2pm, didnt catch the reg :(
by Sidney'61
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304524

Re: Spotted today.

White pick-up on Lenton boulevard today in Nottingham. Waves exchanged :P
by Sidney'61
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing the head gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Replacing the head gasket

Yes, retorqued and gaps set, thanks.
by Sidney'61
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304524

Re: Spotted today.

Saw an almond green saloon driving down welford road in kingsthorpe Northampton today, I didnt catch the number or how many doors as I just recognised the noise when it drove past so ran and peeped over the fence to see it in the distance, is that a bit sad? :lol:
by Sidney'61
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing the head gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Replacing the head gasket

The 2 nuts method worked and i eventually got the head free, thanks Katy,
The old gasket seemed to be in reasonable condition but the engine is running a lot smoother with the new one so hopefully its fixed my problems :)
by Sidney'61
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing the head gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Replacing the head gasket

I finally found the time to have a go on the head gasket today. As is always the case one part is completely stuck. It seems the middle (removal order no1) stud is seized into the head, the head is slightly loose and wiggles around the other studs yet stud 1 wiggles with it. Ive left it to soak but ...
by Sidney'61
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing the head gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Re: Replacing the head gasket

Thanks.
New gaskets ordered, torque wrench borrowed, I'll let you know how I get on :D
by Sidney'61
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Replacing the head gasket
Replies: 12
Views: 1464

Replacing the head gasket

Hi. My engine has started having running problems, lacking in power and very jumpy at higher revs, ive noticed its using a lot of oil and theres a slight bit of yellowy gunk appeared down the side. I assume this means the head gasket has gone? If so, how hard is it to replace? Ive done a fair bit of...
by Sidney'61
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Emily's new interior
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Emily's new interior

Thats the one :) starting bid is 5 times what I paid for mine though :lol:
by Sidney'61
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Emily's new interior
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Emily's new interior

love it. was going to try a seat out of my wifes ka (SHE DOESNT KNOW YET) so you have saved me a job. the door cards are fabulous. now just got to find a set of red leather seats from a ka. Hiya, I believe you can get completely red leather seats in the StreetKa, they are a slightly different style...
by Sidney'61
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Emily's new interior
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Emily's new interior

This is mainly for the benefit of Charlie who was asking about the fitment of the seats. My aim was to try and make use of what came with the seats originally.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1351115240_6735 [/frame] This is the orginal layout of the feet as fitted in a Ford Ka, obviously ...
by Sidney'61
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304524

Re: Spotted today.

Green splitscreen on the A65 heading down towards Guiseley today - sounded lovely! Think the reg was 319 DMU but that looks like it's for a Porsche! Unfortunately I wasn't in my Minor today as its undergoing emergency trunnion surgery That's probably Richard Lee, the cheif concourse judge, his is 3...
by Sidney'61
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)
Replies: 86
Views: 25045

Re: 1961 2-door saloon (Sidney)

Im back! :D As Im now working at university over summer I have even less time to spend at home working on the car, I managed to get a weeks work in before the national and have been back for a couple of weekends since so he's slowly coming back together. The new wiring loom is now in place, except t...
by Sidney'61
Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Emily's new interior
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Emily's new interior

Hi Lou,
The cards are just PVC wipeclean table cloth material, hence they're such a vibrant colour :D and easy to keep clean :P it was just supposed to be cheap and temporary until I found a matching material for the seats but I quite like it now :D
by Sidney'61
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Emily's new interior
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Re: Emily's new interior

the seats look good Thanks :) So I assume you mean you really don't like the door cards :D :P Looking good Andy! :D It's always nice to have the previous owner's approval ;) the metro seats have now been rehomed in the traveller. I quite like this picture Ben took at MADMOG yesterday. I was obvious...
by Sidney'61
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Emily's new interior
Replies: 16
Views: 7245

Emily's new interior

Hi :D I thought I'd just show off what I've been working on for the last couple of weeks. I've been after some snazzy new seats to replace the cloth metro ones I had fitted and was hoping for an upgrade to leather, though it's quite difficult to find modern leather seats that fold for access in the ...