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by Mark Wilson
Fri May 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: E-bay Scammers

So it seems that people do part with their money without seeing/examining the car! :o As the old adage goes 'A fool and their money are soon parted.' :-? Speaking as a self confessed fool who has bought a few vehicles without seeing them, I can understand how people can be taken in by scams. I've n...
by Mark Wilson
Thu May 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: E-bay Scammers

The request to contact by email can be detected by Ebay if in the description - so they often put it in the photos instead! Only takes one innocent buyer in hundreds to be worthwhile to these terrible people. My nephew was caught out recently by a different scam. He sold a mountain bike on Ebay for ...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid theory
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Brake fluid theory

Hmmm. I decided against silicone on the basis of the strongly worded advice from the manufacturer of the "Lockheed type" servo. On the basis of the reports here I rather wish I hadn't. Where I'm at is a 100% new braking system filled with DOT4, as yet unused, which I have to drain down to deal with ...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

Someone on here did the same with a cream flick sticky back plastic - shades of blue peter- they looked just like new ones for a fraction of the cost of new and gave some strength back to tired pressed card. I was that someone. https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?t=67196 Still not ba...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 487

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

cococola wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:45 pm
I loved the car far more than my wife :D
Should this possibly have read "loved the car more than my wife did" ? :roll:
by Mark Wilson
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

I'd be interested to know how you know it dates from November. There might be hope for me finding out more about mine. My date isn't definitive, it was extrapolated from a couple of dates I came across. Looking back through old threads we have both been here before! viewtopic.php?f=1&t=65705&p=5967...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 872

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Thanks Phil & Alan - phew!
by Mark Wilson
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear crankshaft scroll.
Replies: 29
Views: 872

Re: rear crankshaft scroll.

Well, I was going to apologise to the OP for a minor digression - but as I now know he's a fellow PNE fan I'm sure he'll forgive me (although we unfortunately didn't manage to win today. I don't live in the area now so couldn't go, but I will be there on Tuesday for Leeds...) So, my digression, befo...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 18
Views: 752

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

it's a sobering thought to realise that the pre war cars I used to see at VSCC Prescott, as a child, weren't then much older, if any, than my cars are today. This telescoping of time always fascinates me. When the film Genevieve, featuring vintage cars, was made in 1953 the car in the title, a Dara...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 104
Views: 3787

Re: Gearbox woes

Sorry to be vague, because it's a couple of years ago since I did this, but I do remember trying to use brute force to get the first motion shaft out through that aperture, and then working out it had to be removed the opposite direction to the way Haynes shows it.
by Mark Wilson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problems viewing old threads
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Problems viewing old threads

then I'm afraid it looks like these images didn't survive one of the transitions the board has had since Is this the final word on the loss of a huge part of this forum? It isn't all that long since I've referred to some of the images on older threads, eg Neil MG's Traveller thread, philthehill's d...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 93
Views: 2750

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Think you'll find it's BMC green. Probably go a lot faster in BMW green, though......

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by Mark Wilson
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Forged rockers
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Forged rockers

I've been informed by a reliable source in a major supplier that at least some of the forged rockers now on sale, including the ones sold by his employers, are not really fit for purpose.
by Mark Wilson
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does a 2Door traveller wing Fit A PICKUP
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Does a 2Door traveller wing Fit A PICKUP

Yes - providing it's not from a pre 1962 car with different sidelight apertures (which I think could be modified if necessary)
by Mark Wilson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Oblongs & Circles

My AP Traveller has oblongs each end - both before and after I replaced the boxing panels. Never seen a minor, or an image of a minor, with anything else, apart from amateurish welded patches covering the holes.
by Mark Wilson
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a project
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Looking for a project

The book to get is Ray Newell's "Morris Minor Traveller". Quite expensive, and most of it is general history available elsewhere (sorry Ray) - but it has a section on timber replacement written by Steve Foreman of Woodies (timber frame manufacturer) which is invaluable. Also do your searching on her...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Fire briquettes

If you go trekking in the Himalayas you will probably spend your evenings thawing out by a yak dung fuelled stove. I don't think the smell ever bothered me more than the smell of my companions...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: Protecting cellulose

Many thanks. Don't expect to get back to the paint till April, but this is valuable advice.
by Mark Wilson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Protecting cellulose
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: Protecting cellulose

Kennatt, thanks for the advice, sounds like I'll be best flatting the existing celly, then recoating, reflatting and polishing. I'll have to accept that I'll need to touch in from time to time. Too late to start again in 2K, but I would do it differently if I was starting again. Keith, from memory I...