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by davidmiles
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

exhaust bracket welded back on, welded both sides, nice and strong, that's the third item on the list, going ok, but it's hard in a single garage finding enough room to work. Now off with the rear drums.
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by davidmiles
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Red Hermatite is on my shopping list, thanks for the tip. First job on the MOT list done, the steering gaiter resecured both ends with zip ties, got my son to wheel the steering lock while I watched the gaiter do it's thing. Now for the track rod end, the list says it's loose... http://i67.tinypic.c...
by davidmiles
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Another February MOT fail, quite a long list this year, and Alice has done low milage since the last MOT. This year's is epic. I have never had a list like this, mainly brakes. the rest is trivial stuff that takes minutes once you have possession of the correct parts. http://i67.tinypic.com/11lmwcn....
by davidmiles
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horopito Wreckers, New Zealand
Replies: 12
Views: 3236

Re: Horopito Wreckers, New Zealand

Can the mods save this to the scrapyards thread please.
by davidmiles
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter switch or Solenoid fault
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Starter switch or Solenoid fault

Budgie, sim and BMC go to the top of the class, you were all correct, it was the Solenoid. I ordered a new one and a starter switch as I was convinced there should have been 12 volts on the white red wire terminal, wrong. The parts were ordered from BM @ 0930 yesterday morning, arrived at 10 am toda...
by davidmiles
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter switch or Solenoid fault
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Starter switch or Solenoid fault

the starter motor coughed momentarily when I bridged the gap between the solenoid terminals, bypassing the switching inside and going streight to the starter motor, so it's not that. I had a thought of switching the white red wire from the starter switch to solenoid, replacing it on the spare termin...
by davidmiles
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter switch or Solenoid fault
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Starter switch or Solenoid fault

cheers Sim, I'll check that, back in a mo
by davidmiles
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Starter switch or Solenoid fault
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Starter switch or Solenoid fault

hi all, car wouldn't start this morning, the ignition warning light and oil orange came on, but no clicks and def no starter motor noise. (thought it was the teeth meshed together with the starter and fly wheel, but it's not) 12 volts battery and connections both sides of the solenoid when earthed b...
by davidmiles
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.
Replies: 12
Views: 2132

Re: Limeflower Traveller - Getting Zippy Back On The Road.

wow, this is a car with a very personal history for you Trina, when Zippie's on the road again, with you behind the wheel, everyone you drive passed will see you grinning from ear to ear.
by davidmiles
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Steves Morris Traveller 1970
Replies: 249
Views: 46791

Re: Steves Morris Traveller 1970

you made a nice strong job on that floor (pic two from top) looks almost landmine proof. Like your cardboard template pic 5, coming along steady, taking you time ,great to see.
by davidmiles
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New member with moggie
Replies: 119
Views: 32495

Re: New member with moggie

second pic from the top, wheel just peekin through the arch, is that a trial fit on how you are having the suspesion lol. Love that number plate FYI "for your infomation". Nice amount of space you have around the car to work, very wise. Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out, agree about the...
by davidmiles
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Quick restoration job :)
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: Quick restoration job :)

I do like that colour tone seperation,very subtle and have to say, classy looking.
by davidmiles
Wed May 25, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: An American Moggie ~ My '59 Morris Minor 1000 2-door saloon
Replies: 470
Views: 111137

Re: An American Moggie ~ My '59 Morris Minor 1000 2-door saloon

wooohoo Fin, go Fella, that's one hec of a update, more like a photo essay, great to see you're still passionate about Mog, she's keeping you busy, keeping your brain sharp. Like that you had the pistons numbered up in ice cream tubs so they can go back in the same order they came out, good thinking...
by davidmiles
Sun May 22, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

cheers Panky, that little stub has no use I can find, it's just a manufacture stub, so I cut it off and painted it black to stop it rusting. The spring inside the headlight bucket was fighting me all the way, I was cursing not being able to find my long rat nose pliers when I noticed them on the she...
by davidmiles
Sun May 22, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the old wing had to be cut apart to free up the headlamp bowl.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1463938008_9563 [/frame] ready for a good scrub in a bowl of car wash[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1463938048_9563 [/frame] amazing the weathering it's had in the short time since it...
by davidmiles
Sun May 22, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

the new wing needed a tap here and a knock there to get it in position, the rear shut line was even all the way down, but it's here at the front, joining the hockey sticks that is where my trouble starts.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1463924903_9563 [/frame] the rad panel is old, rusty ...
by davidmiles
Sun May 22, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

first steps to todays work, move the car to one side of the garage and jack it up on an axle stand and remove the front wheel. Undo the lights and unbolt the wing. [frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1463924496_9563 [/frame] checking the old wing over there is rust on both sides of the rear a...
by davidmiles
Fri May 20, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

top coated and hung up out of the way to harden off[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1463741187_9563 [/frame] waiting for a few days off from work when I can fit the wing. In the meantime it's up here on the bike rack out of trouble.[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1463741312_9563...
by davidmiles
Thu May 05, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

i'm leaving this top rear corner in primer and plan on spraying it in body colour.[frame]Image[/frame]
by davidmiles
Thu May 05, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 300427

Re: Pickup restoration part three

interior side coat of hardwearing black paint, Hammerite applied on a brush.[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]