When did travellers do away with semaphores?

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby tysonn » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:53 am

No Alan and my name is Mick.I just sold my convertible and am soon to buy a 1970 traveller to restore.Luckily it has a new set of woodwork ready to fit.

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby LUR759H » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:57 am

If any of your old woodwork is ok will you let me no?

I need to no about the bushes on the dampers

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby tysonn » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:07 am

Sorry Alan the car has no old wood.Present owner removed it all.

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby LUR759H » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:53 am

ok thank Mick, I hope you dont mind me asking...

Alan

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby Mark Wilson » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:06 am

Chris,
some on here wouldn't recognise harmless banter even if it was disguised as a 10ft rabbit, bent over and farted in tune to Madness' House of Fun!
You do need to be careful - some on here might think sometimes you are just talking out of your backside doors......

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby POMMReg » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:43 am

Mark Wilson wrote:Chris,
some on here wouldn't recognise harmless banter even if it was disguised as a 10ft rabbit, bent over and farted in tune to Madness' House of Fun!
You do need to be careful - some on here might think sometimes you are just talking out of your backside doors......

Mark
In the grand scheme of things cannot be THAT offensive, unlike Nigeria who have to endure some pop group
from the 60s (Procul Harum) singing their politically incorrect hit "A whiter shade of pale" 24/7 - the world is mad!
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby tysonn » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:35 pm

Can't argue with the last few words of that sentence!

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby tysonn » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:17 am

Sorry to continue boring you but I'm fascinated by this car.I fully appreciate that over the years owners continually replace parts,update what they consider to be inferior parts with later items etc.From the pics this seems to have the wrong front sidelamps,no semaphores(not a simple unbolt procedure),later seats,standard(not pull type)starter solenoid,there is soundproofing over where the old starter pull would have come through the bulkhead,heater fresh air inlet(although its the round early heater),engine(but thats a common replacement etc etc,you experts have probably spotted many more.But the dash looks correct for a '59?steering wheel also?Maybe I'm more paranoid than I thought I was.

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby chesney » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:56 am

I have an early '61 2 door saloon which gave me many headaches, the trafficator slots have been welded in, and the wipers had been 'converted' to tandem wipe, plus a later drivetrain, front panel etc etc. Did turn out to be a gen. 61 in the end though!

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby tysonn » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:59 am

Thanks for that.My '59 convertible conversion had had the semaphores removed too.Crying shame really.And later wings which removed the old sidelights.Over the years people were "upgrading" I suppose.

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby gtt1951 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:46 pm

Back to the Smoke Grey Traveller - I used to have a 1963 one (same colour, but I thought it was "pale blue"). The only thing I see as being correct, in the advertised one, is the steering wheel.
Should have "clap hands" wipers,
recirculating heater (if any) and not the later one (which would have required cutting a large hole in the bulkhead and moving some fittings),
948 engine (as standard).
There is a "fresh air" mod for the recirculating heater (I have the kit) but this takes air from somewhere on the floor I think - can't check now as on holiday.
Image
'50 Low-light with 918 Side-valve engine,
'51 High-light with Side-valve 918 engine,
'55 4-dr with 803 engine,
'56 Traveller with 1098 engine.

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby POMMReg » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:50 pm

The wrong type chassis plate is a nice touch!

If you're going to the trouble of "updating" a Minor - assuming all parts of the donor
vehicle are available - why not fit the later steering wheel and glovebox lids?

Anyone on here viewed it?
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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby daveyl » Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:30 pm

I have a 4 door 1960 and I welded up the semaphore holes due to fitting seat belts and needing a better anchorage point, and also to help prevent water ingress which, eats away into the lower box sections. Still miss them though.

I also had the older type heater and there was a rectangular hole in the floor for the heater to pick up fresh air (via a corresponding rectangular tube). The tube also incorporated a flap that could be open or closed to go fresh air or recirculating (cable operated). Not all the cars got the 'extra' tube piece I believe, and just had the recirculating.

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Re: When did travellers do away with semaphores?

Postby tysonn » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:14 pm

I would venture that apart from the concourse cars there are NO cars on the road that havent had many many alterations in that 50-60 years since production.Whether its bigger brakes,alternators,seat belts,gauges,seats etc etc etc.I could be here all night.


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