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by Mark Wilson
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 59
Views: 648

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Oi Phil. My Traveller is just up the road from you in Leeds, and has been called Desmond for the last eight years (even if he hasn't ventured far outside the garage....) He was named after the same man, but not for Zoo Time. Desmond Morris wrote a best selling book in the 1960's called The Naked Ape...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

Don, thanks for your persistence with this important issue. And thanks to Mike for responding to it.

Is the club intending to take any action, eg a backup archive, to ensure the long term preservation of valuable posts?

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty fuel pump? Options??
Replies: 33
Views: 928

Re: Faulty fuel pump? Options??

Lastly, as I've never owned a convertible vehicle I'm unsure on the following. On DVLA's records/the ownership papers, does it state if a car is a convertible? If it doesn't then are there any tell tale signs to identify a conversion versus an original soft top? Late to the party, but can't let suc...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

I'll second Don''s plea - this is extremely important. It would be good to have a response from someone in the club.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wedding Present Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Wedding Present Restoration

Regrettably, the excellent resto threads referred to, particularly Neil MG's, have been rendered useless by the removal of the photographs. These historic threads were possibly the most valuable asset of the club and, unless by some miracle they can be restored, this has been a failure akin to burni...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)

Gavin, butt weld v lap or plug is always a matter for debate, so not taken as criticism. My butt welding is no better than you say yours is, but I have used it where I felt it appropriate, eg floor panels (home made) below the seat box, and extensively in the inner wing and flitch area. On the floor...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)

Not sure how much you are doing to to the sill structure, but on mine I was replacing most of it. I repaired the flanges, including welding an angle to the foot of the seat upstand, then plug welded the floor edge extensions to the bottom of the sill step flange from above (bit perverse, but I was w...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Silly" choke cable question
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: "Silly" choke cable question

ESM, and presumably others, sell a cheap version and an "original" version of the choke cable. I had a basic version (not from ESM) which didn't stay out, and replaced it with an ESM original which does twist and lock. I think I've seen references to the cable being a rigid piano wire - neither of m...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 835

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

More important than the type of gas is the facilities you have for safe access to the bits you need to weld. In my experience that's all of them! I've done mine with no previous experience and although not quite there yet I think it's turned out OK. I taught myselff, but I agree that a course is the...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Holes in bulkhead

I do know they are different from the parcel shelf rivets. I must be more careful with my descriptions (quadrifurcated?) and my counting.... :D
by Mark Wilson
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Holes in bulkhead

They are for the bifurcated copper rivets which hold, or held, the sound insulation quilt behind the dash. There are about twelve in total, from memory.
by Mark Wilson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Separating shell from chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Separating shell from chassis

The method of rolling does depend to some extent on what you expect to be repairing. For example, the hub fixed jigs are fine if you can leave the front and rear axles in place, but no good if these will need to be removed, as they often will be. The jigs fixed to the bumper irons have similar limit...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 120
Views: 6693

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Great colour, great finish - well done!

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Thanks for the positive comments, much appreciated.

Phil - I'd make it to Otley only if it continues to rain - too much walking and cycling to catch up on over the rest of summer otherwise! But it is downhill from Leeds...

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

All body panels media blasted by specialist, prepared and painted by me. Finally everything starts to go together again! That's all for now.
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Shell spraying, wood frame finishing
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Gearbox, diff and all ancillaries reconditioned. Spraying started.
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Things improve with rollover jig and move into garage. Midget 1275 engine fully restored (not just painted!)
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Early repair work - the welding gets better!
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Early photos - lots more rust elsewhere, but you've all seen rust before!