1954 series 11 black 4 door

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby ASL642 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:02 am

.....especially as you haven't got one that colour! :lol:

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby minor65 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:53 pm

Yes, seen that 54, 4 door in black on gumtree. And I also said to myself, 'you don't need another minor'. Although it does seem good for £700. :-? :-?


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:36 pm

Heres a link to the one for sale, someone buy it quick to stop me!

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-moto ... r/89594544


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby MColes » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:57 pm

That does look a very good car for the money, you know you want to :wink:
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DaisyMayFozz » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:35 am

oh and it has 0 miles...... :lol:

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby davidmiles » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:45 pm

I really like the age pattina on that, it'd be a shame to repaint it and spoil the old look
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby Dean » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:51 pm

DAVIDMCCULLOUGH wrote:Heres a link to the one for sale, someone buy it quick to stop me!

http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-moto ... r/89594544


Quick question... what is the big front spot light for? I have an old picture of my mog in the 70's and it had one fitted too. I was thinking of fitting one back on for nostalgia's sake.
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby brucek » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:33 pm

Back to the door handles (sorry!)

Attached pic is from page 88 of the Paul Skilleter book (original version) showing the interior rear view of the new Series 2 4 door. This is also shown in the earlier design for the seats. Door handles very clearly visible so hope that helps settle your friendly difference of opinion????

Looks like a really nice project though - good luck...

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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby minor65 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:54 pm

It paid off me sticking up for stevey on that one. :D :D


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:56 am

cheers guys and your honour i rest my case :D It is a good laugh arguing the point though...
If it got to the point where that was all that needed attending to we'd be flying. :D
PS has anyone also noticed that the series 2 inside rear door handles are just the same as the front ones not like on the 1000s where they are different?

Actually better stop now........... :D


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby Judge » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:18 am

Just a little inspiration David,

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My 1954 Series II engine bay when I used to show her :( Notice the original 'DELUXE' paper body sticker on the bulkhead :wink: )

PS She's been in a Carcoon since last showing her at the NEC in 2000 :oops:
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:06 pm

Very inspiring Bill, but mine will probably never be as shiney as that!

Some more parts stripped out for sorting[frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame][frame]Image[/frame]

I was very pleased the semaphores worked, turned out the battery I was using didnt have enough power to lift them! I had a spare semaphore lens and chrome finisher to replace the missing one. The door trims are vinyl and scrubbed up quite well with some mr muscle :-? These are the before cleaning pictures. They are a bit faded but a wee drop of oxblood polish seems to be helping restore the colour. The rear handles are leather and they have turned out great. I took off the chrome trims and they are also shining now, its missing one off the passenger side front door if anyone has a spare?

I really should be working on the 61 car as the body is nearly finished and this one isnt even started!!


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:53 pm

The rest of the seats are now housed in my loft ready for some serious work to them! Hopefully most of the original stuff can be saved. I bought a 2 door red leather back seat at Scones and Im going use this to repair the rat eaten back seat.


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby MColes » Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:01 am

stevey wrote:PS has anyone also noticed that the series 2 inside rear door handles are just the same as the front ones not like on the 1000s where they are different?

Actually better stop now........... :D
One of the first things I noticed when going from Tim to Derek :roll: :lol:
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:10 pm

:D


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:22 am

Today I stripped off the air cleaner, quite a fiddly job on a series 11, I guess people don't check the oil in the dash pot too often on 803's. I had thought the carb was seized but luckily it was only the cables that were stuck and the carb seems in good condition. I removed a couple of other things and applied lots more oil to the nuts and bolts under the bonnet!

I only started this because I was borrowing the regulator to try on the lowlight as its one has gone faulty but the 54 seems to be duff as well. Time to order a new one I think :-?


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:42 pm

Passenger side back wing removed today, only one bolt was difficult and had to be drilled out. No nasty surprises underneath thankfully! Pics later


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:07 pm

Wooden boot floor boards removed today. Unfortunately the t-bar that holds them is damaged - someone rather hefty must have stood on it at some time and its ripped away from each side of the boot surround. It will take a bit of straightening so I may remove it completely and sort it in the vice.

Petrol tank also now removed, I was amazed that the pipe unscrewed no problem (brass ) and even the sender wasnt seized, surprising as the bottom of the tank is completely rusted away :o I never have seen the inside of a tank before, very interesting to see the pick up pipe has a filter on the end and the baffles inside to stop the petrol moving about too much.


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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby janstolp » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:18 am

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Like this,this tank looked O.K. but the top was rusted through and the filter completely blocked.
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Re: 1954 series 11 black 4 door

Postby stevey » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:15 pm

heres some snaps of the inner wing. Great nick apart from the bottom of the C post. Even the shipping bracket was in one piece.
The high arch rear wings are is pretty good nick as well
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