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by davidmiles
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302619

Re: Pickup restoration part three

cleaning up the tiny gearbox components, one by one, the smallest parts are no less important, the rounded detents in the centre of the picture holds the gear forks and selector levers in position.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1456432582_9563 [/frame] the first one goes in right after t...
by davidmiles
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1949 MM. The time has come (The Walrus said)
Replies: 13
Views: 4932

Re: 1949 MM. The time has come (The Walrus said)

well diagnosed on the accident damage, congratulations on having a baby, we'll quite understand if you're spending resto time changing nappies instead of wheels. Enjoy those early days with your child, they don't last forever, they grow up so fast.
by davidmiles
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302619

Re: Pickup restoration part three

in fact here's the picture from page 89 for comparison[frame]Image[/frame]
by davidmiles
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302619

Re: Pickup restoration part three

a few gentle taps later and the clip could be fitted before the first motion shaft was tapped back again till the clip was against the front surface.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1456151565_9563 [/frame] The reverse gear rests in it's position as the main gears are lowered into the firs...
by davidmiles
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302619

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the first motion shaft bearing is just starting to inch into position, I have to tap it through till I can see the clip recess machined into it's edge.[frame]Image[/frame]
by davidmiles
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302619

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the shoulders of the baulk rings look good[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1456139238_9563 [/frame] reverse has slight wear on one or two of the teeth but not enough to worry about.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1456139296_9563 [/frame] so on with the re-assembly, starting with...
by davidmiles
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302619

Re: Pickup restoration part three

you're right there Bob he's a strong chap. You kindly sent me a Magazine article when I stripped down my spare gearbox for inspection and cleaning. (page 89) It's come in very handy, and will continue to be as now it's time for re-assembly. The gearbox will wait for the refit when I renew the front ...
by davidmiles
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 302619

Re: Pickup restoration part three

well she's still working hard for her keep, her place in the garage, when she is not in use, is guaranteed all the time she is this handy. Here she is with myself and my daughters boyfriend Cam removing an old broken down fridge, to the local council recycling centre, that has blighted the outside o...
by davidmiles
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Ex-Government Minors
Topic: Ex -MOD traveller on ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 3197

Re: Ex -MOD traveller on ebay

here's another, would £1,500 for a resto basket case seem a little steep, I guess it has all new parts to add...? Check out what I found. Morris minor traveler ex military 1970 historic.tax exempt.project. P/EX http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-minor-traveler-ex-military-1970-historic-tax-exempt-proj...
by davidmiles
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: james may
Replies: 33
Views: 4942

Re: james may

in that case Chipper has a Mosquito..
by davidmiles
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: james may
Replies: 33
Views: 4942

Re: james may

James May was right about one thing in the cars of the people last night, have pickup, can do, Though not his exact words. Here I am, the shorter one, with Cam my daughters boyfriend, removing a broken down fridge, to the council recycling centre, that has blighted the outside of their student house...
by davidmiles
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail
Replies: 39
Views: 6361

Re: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail

they look great Declan, are you planning to sell them on e bay in a Declan Burns e bay shop?
by davidmiles
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: james may
Replies: 33
Views: 4942

Re: james may

why not overanalise things, doesn't do any harm and you can learn a lot from it, for example, the roof was re- drawn by Reg Job who in Paul Skilleter's book Morris Minor quoted as having said this about the roof pressings on the original car. "well, I thought, I'm not going to alter all this lot...A...
by davidmiles
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail
Replies: 39
Views: 6361

Re: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail

thanks Phil, yes the top and bottom of the seals are a close fit,(see OP pic) but the split in the side of the dust cap is now covered in tape stopping dirt getting in that way. My concearn was, would the MOT guy be allowed to remove the tape to check the condition of the rubber caps underneath.
by davidmiles
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail
Replies: 39
Views: 6361

Re: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail

so, self amalgamating tape in hand, there is need for a fiddly peel off of the backing paper, I used a stanley blade to get it started.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1453988687_9563 [/frame] with the front wheels off, car on axle stands, the tape wound around the dust cap, it squeezes to...
by davidmiles
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: james may
Replies: 33
Views: 4942

Re: james may

Mark, I saw the show and your saloon looked wonderful, a true credit to us all, James May on the other hand came across as I bit of a discenting berk, the worst of the English bloke persona he inflicts on us, it's getting a little tired. He said I don't want to be down on the mark, but only after he...
by davidmiles
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail
Replies: 39
Views: 6361

Re: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail

Steve, are you suggesting that our beloved vans have any similarity to allotment sheds...lol
by davidmiles
Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail
Replies: 39
Views: 6361

Re: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail

reading up the light commercial vehicles chapter in Paul Skilleter's book "Morris Minor, the Worlds Supreme small car", he writes that the LCV',s as the Pickups and Vans were known in the factory, were treated in the same way when it came to updates and model changes. When they were introduced, in s...
by davidmiles
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail
Replies: 39
Views: 6361

Re: Dust caps split every year causing MOT fail

I spent a packet getting wide rims LP917s' for my pickup thinking it was being true to original, oh well, they are on there now.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1452345944_9563 [/frame] four new tyres at 165/65 R14, now they clear the trunnion by a thumbs width, and they don't look too sma...
by davidmiles
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)
Replies: 1497
Views: 181316

Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

thanks for the kind comment, glad you found this re build an inspiration. she's just had four new tyres, and she's still going strong, working each day, today, she's taking and old fridge to the recycling centre. She's worth her weight in gold, the Pickup, not the fridge.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/m...