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by ajay
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: An 1951 MM LHD, stripped, with a minimum on rust
Replies: 123
Views: 33534

Re: An 1951 MM LHD, stripped, with a minimum on rust

What a fantastic restoration. And I love your shed. You mentioned you have water coming forming on any cold steel areas when you get cold weather. I wonder if the dampness is coming from the washing machine that is also in your shed. Most condensation inside homes is from the bathroom/ washhouse and...
by ajay
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vauxhall Chevette front hubs
Replies: 20
Views: 4818

Re: Vauxhall Chevette front hubs

Changes are not forbidden in NZ but any alteration like brakes will have to be certified. Find an authorised certifier (ask any hot rod enthusiast how to find one) and talk to him before you do anything. And take plenty of photos to show him. Any welding will need to be done by a ticketed welder or ...
by ajay
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: 2 door stolen and set alight - Sheffield
Replies: 27
Views: 14310

Re: 2 door stolen and set alight - Sheffield

In one of the Mad Max movies the chap who killed his friend was chained to a car that was set to catch fire in about 5 minutes with his only chance of escape being the meat saw he left so he could cut his hand off. He got fried.
by ajay
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found what I think is a good value original convertible .
Replies: 12
Views: 2327

Re: Found what I think is a good value original convertible .

Ah Ha. that is probably why it is not on the 2 LCV's I have looked at. Both 1967 models. Thankyou for that info.
by ajay
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found what I think is a good value original convertible .
Replies: 12
Views: 2327

Re: Found what I think is a good value original convertible .

Some cars have the body number stamped on the bulkhead between the accelerator cable exit and the bonnet rod. That will be the exact number of the car. Worth a look. It may be hard to see but on later vehicles it should be there. Doesn't appear to be there on vans and LCV's

Allan
by ajay
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1493

Re: Indicator switch

The series MM models were on the right side of the parcel shelf in an awkward place to reach.
by ajay
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: side valve to 1098?
Replies: 12
Views: 2712

Re: side valve to 1098?

As well as the above alterations you will need a new radiator and probably should cut a half mooned shape out of the cross member at the rear of the motor. I notice smithskids has not done this but the head will be frightfully close to the bodywork at this point. And while you are at it why not fit ...
by ajay
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas - anyone else seen this Traveller card
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: Merry Christmas - anyone else seen this Traveller card

Santa's put the tree on backward. What lovely cards
by ajay
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I; shouldn't I; Well I have!
Replies: 11
Views: 2018

Re: Should I; shouldn't I; Well I have!

What a lovely car. Maybe the lack of a Lfront hubcap was the cause of the low? price. If you have trouble with oil consumption clean that can that the hose comes out of. It has a filter inside it (or should have) which restricts the crankcase pressure movement if it is full of gunk. In fact if you h...
by ajay
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Under body colour
Replies: 5
Views: 1208

Re: Under body colour

I've found that there are only two colours under a minor. Black undercoat and a strange redish brown that pops out from under the undercoat.
by ajay
Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4525
Views: 186988

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

No more curry
by ajay
Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor in a crate !
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: Minor in a crate !

I would suspect they (MG A and Minors) are being sent off to Vancouver Canada in a "Completely Knocked Down" condition. They arrived in NZ in CKD condition but I never knew what that was. Maybe this is what they called CKD. No containers back then. Many had salt spray problems when they arrived in N...
by ajay
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redmoggy, back in a Moggy
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Re: Redmoggy, back in a Moggy

In NZ they are not quite as rare proportionately as in UK. The old sidevalve is as you say not the most powerful horse in the stable but Rolleston is quite flat (i think) I am a Hastings resident so I have no idea what is below the broken ferry. I have completely bastardised a 1950 model by cutting ...
by ajay
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?
Replies: 49
Views: 7113

Re: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?

Les, you may well be correct, However the past cannot be altered. It is up to those who are prepared to live in the present to attempt to fix the wrongs that have been done. And in this country most of the ecological wrongs have been committed by those who colonised from GB. I am ashamed to say this...
by ajay
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?
Replies: 49
Views: 7113

Re: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?

I actually live in NZ and every animal we have out here is imported (there are no native quadripeds) and every one of them are like four legged bird destroyers. Oppossums, Stoats, ferrets (your aformentioned polecats) weasels, cats, And every other nasty slippery and dangerous sharp toothed so calle...
by ajay
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?
Replies: 49
Views: 7113

Re: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?

I feel you have the arrangement all wrong. The timorous wee beasty should be in the plastic bag where it cannot see any fingers or other extremities. Then throw it in the river with a rock attached so it cannot wipe out any more wildlife. nasty little brutes
by ajay
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?
Replies: 49
Views: 7113

Re: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?

When my daughter was in the second week of her OE she saw one crossing the road. Says it looks like a large carpet on the move.
by ajay
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?
Replies: 49
Views: 7113

Re: What did YOU discover in your garage today!?

Aren't badgers a bit grumpy when in an enclosed and limited space? Maybe this one may just wake up and sidle over and ask what all the noise is about and that he is trying to sleep so keep it down PLEASE.
by ajay
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jar of rust anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Jar of rust anyone?

They will not ship to NZ. But that is not a problem as I already have a couple of buckets of good quality rust
by ajay
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fin's Pulling His Hair Out: Odometer Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1446

Re: Fin's Pulling His Hair Out: Odometer Edition

I suspect we/you have missed one thing and BMC mentioned it earlier. The wild? fluctuations of the needle was/may have actually caused by the cable slipping. If so the odometer would also be out and it actually gave you an accurate reading through this. Now go back and read this again as it is not g...