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by Mark Wilson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Silly" choke cable question
Replies: 11
Views: 340

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: 556

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: 384

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: 384

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: 234

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: 5380

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: 221

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: 221

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: 221

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: 221

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: 221

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: 221

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: 221

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

Early photos - lots more rust elsewhere, but you've all seen rust before!
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 221

Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

I've not up till now been posting this as a restoration thread, but I've made many posts with questions, and even some answers, over the last eight years. I've not wanted to be responsible for one of those threads which just peter out (not getting at anyone, there must be a lot of good reasons why p...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlining - which first?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Headlining - which first?

Many thanks both. I intended to do the front first, but I did want to check there was no unforseen snag in either approach.
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlining - which first?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Headlining - which first?

I'm about to fit both front and rear headlinings to my Traveller. Is the order I do these important?

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 1969 Traveller Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: 1969 Traveller Restoration

I'd be surprised if you haven't got it already, but Ray Newell's Morris Minor Traveller book with a section by Steve Foreman of Woodies is invaluable. I'm just reading it before fitting the side windows in mine. You're rushing a bit, I've just gone over eight years on mine!

Good luck

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Bumper protection

Thanks to you Alan, also to ManyMinors - and apologies for inadvertent duplicate post!
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Bumper protection

I've purchased new "high quality "chrome bumpers for my Traveller and I'm wanting to provide as much protection against corrosion as possible. The old front bumper I removed appears to be non-original, of a similar standard to the new one, with a dull silvery finish to the rear face and the corrosio...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bumper protection
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Bumper protection

I've purchased new "high quality "chrome bumpers for my Traveller and I'm wanting to provide as much protection against corrosion as possible. The old front bumper I removed appears to be non-original, of a similar standard to the new one, with a dull silvery finish to the rear face and the corrosio...