Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:34 pm

now then, how does this wirey lot fit on that heavy metal over there, I need a wiring diagram.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby polo2k » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:28 pm

Good progress there! Im sure you will make the national!

When I did my loom, I spend an age with the haynes manual and other diagrams figureing out the function of each wire, where possible noting the terminal numbers (where available). Then I used masking tape to label each connector. If you can, its worth checking a few connectors to make sure that the loom is correct for the car.

Then thread the long skinny end from the engine bay, to the cabin. then its as simple as matching the tape, to the terminals.
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:50 pm

thats a good plan Ash, thanks, I'll mark them up as you suggest, I left the old parts with the wires attached, the colours seem to be the same, so far, I'm going to go over my original strip down images and just verify I have the same loom, but it's looking good so far.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby MarkyB » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:05 pm

I rate ESM very highly, people are always surprised why I say I get spares for the Minor the day after I order them.

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby les » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:40 pm

I agree, I've phoned an order at 2.30pm and got the parts the next morning. I'm sure things can go wrong, but I don't think many can give a better service

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby dellerie » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:56 pm

MarkyB wrote:I rate ESM very highly, people are always surprised why I say I get spares for the Minor the day after I order them.
absolutly. i own a minor and an A30. i order my spares from nowhere else. everybody i ever speak to...... i recommend only ESM.

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:06 pm

Even posting to Northern Ireland they parts are usually here next day, excellent service.


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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby pyebibby » Wed May 04, 2011 11:43 pm

I confused my self, (sorry David)

Part three is now on offer
!!!

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=38457


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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:40 pm

just looking through the hundred pages of this, with Ratty at the garage I'm lost. at around page 50 on this part 2 I begin the engin makeover, I actually mention that I was unsure about the dizzy, wish now Id changed it then and there, still its what life, and car restoration is all about...learning[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:00 pm

a little update just to show she's enjoying the country roads[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby alexandermclaren » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:05 pm

like it David all your hard work is paying off
cant wait till i get my traveller on the highways
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby RussLCV » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:35 am

Are we ready for that feature that we discussed for Morris Minor Magazine David

Drop us an e mail when you get a minute russ@blazepublishing.co.uk

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:16 pm

e mail sent, thanks Russ. I'll dig out some full size images for you.
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby RussLCV » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:22 pm

Just see it.........................many thanks looking good will send a reply later. The pick up is a credit to you
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby Calipickup » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:31 am

Hello everyone,

Newbie here. Recently bought a 1959 (I think) pickup basket case and I'm just starting the teardown. Lots of rust. This thread has been my inspiration. Thank you for all the information you all provide. Your work is excellent and the information you share is invaluable. I live in California and am slowly learning the British lingo. Bought my first set of Whitworth wrenches (or should I say spanners).

Richard

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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:19 pm

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]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby davidmiles » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:37 am

a link to part three viewtopic.php?f=28&t=38457
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Re: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)

Postby irmscher » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:49 pm

Fantastic restoration and a credit to your skills


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