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by Matt Tomkins
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: adjustable column
Replies: 3
Views: 290

adjustable column

Has anyone modified their steering column to incorporate adjustable rake?
If so, wat was the donor?
IF not, can anyone think of a suitable donor for the top half of the rack? Something in-keeping and ideally with a spline pattern the same as the Minor.
by Matt Tomkins
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: I'm in trouble.
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Re: I'm in trouble.

be careful about introducing too much heat to the header rail, either with a lamp or with a welder. It's heavily lead loaded. lead loading.jpg if it was me, i would first try using a slit disc in a grinder to cut a slot for a screwdriver in the top of it. Failing that, very very gently i would strad...
by Matt Tomkins
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: engine paint, undercoat or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: engine paint, undercoat or not?

Hi, Personally I dont tend to, so long as the surface is properly degreased, as the heat resistant paint is likely to peel if the primer isnt as heat resistant as the top coat.
by Matt Tomkins
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: standard 1 1/4" carb
Replies: 21
Views: 2141

Re: standard 1 1/4" carb

hi, Dashpot oil is one of those things that everyone will have an answer, however what Burlen (the makers of SU) sell as carburettor dashpot oil is SAE 30 grade. And i think youre referring to the brass disc which opens and shuts the throttle ehich is attached through the throttle spindle. Hope this...
by Matt Tomkins
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metro front subframe in moggy
Replies: 12
Views: 2227

Re: Metro front subframe in moggy

Hi john, Minors are rear wheel drive and of unitary body construction with front chassis legs, torsion bars and a structrual front cross member. }I dont know of anyone who's fitted a metro subframe and think that the huge amount of work which would be required to make it fit (essentially redesigning...
by Matt Tomkins
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical Classics workshop open weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: Practical Classics workshop open weekend

the mmoc in derby hq
by Matt Tomkins
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical Classics workshop open weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Practical Classics workshop open weekend

Hi all, I would really appreciate it if anyone could make it down to the PC workshop in Barnack this weekend to lend a hand with the Lowlight project prior to the NEC, where it will be assembled. There's bodywork to be getting on with, following huge strides this week, paint work to be done on the u...
by Matt Tomkins
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Desperate request for help. Bodywork experience required
Replies: 18
Views: 2805

Re: Desperate request for help. Bodywork experience required

apologies for slow response, i posted the initial post while travelling back from a feature in switzerland and then went home for the weekend and neglected to log on to the forum. After another long day today, one door is getting there, the boot is close and the firat of the wings is recieving its f...
by Matt Tomkins
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:41 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Desperate request for help. Bodywork experience required
Replies: 18
Views: 2805

Desperate request for help. Bodywork experience required

Hi all. The clubs lowlight project is running terrifyingly behind schedule due to a significant amount more body prep than expected being required and a distinct lack of hands on help at the practical classics workshop near Peterborough. Help is desperately required to get the car in paint before th...
by Matt Tomkins
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP HELP HELP CLUB LOWLIGHT TIME TICKING
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: HELP HELP HELP CLUB LOWLIGHT TIME TICKING

that's great. thanks, mike. I've been in the workshiop all day today and only just logged onto the emails. I'll reply properly in full tomorrow if that's okay?
Matt
by Matt Tomkins
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP HELP HELP CLUB LOWLIGHT TIME TICKING
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

HELP HELP HELP CLUB LOWLIGHT TIME TICKING

Progress is slow on the club lowlight, and time is getting tight to have it ready to be assembled at the nec in november. follow this facebook page for immediate updates. https://www.facebook.com/mmoclowlight/?fref=ts Workshop will be open on additional days this week, tomorrow (Wednesday), Thursday...
by Matt Tomkins
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMOC Club Car Help Request
Replies: 3
Views: 926

MMOC Club Car Help Request

Here are 15 dates when the Practical Classics Workshop near Peterborough will be open for MMOC Members to work on the club Series MM project by prior appointment. This is a club project, and the more people available to help the better. It will be finally assembled at the NEC in November and there i...
by Matt Tomkins
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Cavity wax and rust prevention products
Replies: 7
Views: 1731

Re: Cavity wax and rust prevention products

i use rustbusters products, in particular their dinitrol cavity wax as it's thin and gets everywhere. applied properly with a compressor and mister.
i worked on this with rustbuster a short time ago which may prove useful: http://www.skillshack.co.uk/course/how- ... d-of-rust/
by Matt Tomkins
Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Pull UPDATE
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Minor Pull UPDATE

Those of you who attended the national rally will be aware of the accident that occurred while recreating the famous minor pull event in the arena. I have just spoken to Jack Morris and am pleased to be able to let you know that he is home from the hospital, who were amazed to find him without serio...
by Matt Tomkins
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to videos
Replies: 14
Views: 1933

Re: How to videos

A Haynes manual or a quick trip to the library should more than suffice. Plenty of advice from the forum if a person gets stuck. absolutely, i;m not trying to say this replaces haynes, simply saying that some people might find it helpful. Sorry about your friend. Could you not have helped? having c...
by Matt Tomkins
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Club MM help please...
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

Club MM help please...

Hi all, Some good progress was made yesterday on the club's MM project, despite a rather disappointing three extra pairs of hands. For the project to progress, it's going to need some extra help. I appreciate that people have work comittments, and will be scheduling a weekend when I can, but wondere...
by Matt Tomkins
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to videos
Replies: 14
Views: 1933

Re: How to videos

Fails at the first fence - no-one 'decokes' an engine these days. And are we expected to pay £29 to watch how it's done ??? There are many YouTube FREE videos showing how to do pretty much everything...... 'noone' may do this job nowerdays, but even if this is the case many people on this forum rem...
by Matt Tomkins
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to videos
Replies: 14
Views: 1933

How to videos

Hi all, Mods, please remove if not appropriate, but i'm not benefiting from this personally, just thought i'd give a heads up to people who might be interested. I work for Practical Classics magazine and we've been producing some skills videos recently, which are now live. There are more generic one...
by Matt Tomkins
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Club Series MM help required Tuesday 14th June
Replies: 0
Views: 979

Club Series MM help required Tuesday 14th June

Hi all, As you may already be aware, the club is restoring this 1949 lowlight as part of their 40 year celebrations. It is currently housed at The Practical Classics workshop near Peterborough as we are facilitating the rebuild by club members. Next Tuesday, the 14th of June, we have a photoshoot in...