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by ianmack
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 26
Views: 408

Re: Bojo the Cloan

The problem with the Columbus analogy is that while it worked out for him, in those days plenty of ships sailed off into the blue yonder only to disappear without trace....
by ianmack
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: fitting new floors (traveller)
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: fitting new floors (traveller)

The floors should be welded directly to the crossmember. Anything else would leave the shell less strong than it should be.
by ianmack
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Holes in bulkhead

Carpet fastners? Can’t help you there I’m afraid. I’ve never had the luxury of a mog with intact original carpets :D
by ianmack
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Holes in bulkhead

My ‘54 series 2 has the insulation and I believe it to be original. I’m not aware of any year that didn’t have it. It was discussed with photo in this thread. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=70255&hilit=Sound
by ianmack
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front drum brake set up to rear
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Front drum brake set up to rear

Twin leading shoe brakes are efficient when the car is moving forwards but not when reversing as it then effectively has twin trailing shoes. This is why the rear brakes are single leading shoe so that one pair of shoes will lead for reverse braking. Of course if you are having discs at the front th...
by ianmack
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 26
Views: 408

Re: Bojo the Cloan

That’s because we come here for a little island of sanity in a mad world.
by ianmack
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox prices
Replies: 27
Views: 561

Re: Gearbox prices

If a gear case is worth £20 nowadays I have several of them..... :D
by ianmack
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox prices
Replies: 27
Views: 561

Re: Gearbox prices

I think the gearbox prices are a simple question of supply and demand. When there were lots of Minors being broken gearboxes and other used parts were plentiful and cheap. Now the cars still in use are wearing out or breaking gearboxes as always but fewer replacements are available so prices rise. T...
by ianmack
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Separating shell from chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Separating shell from chassis

As you have a fair bit of welding to do it would really be best to turn the car over on its side, using a spit or a cradle. If you don’t fancy making one you can buy them and secondhand ones aren’t too dear. Crawling underneath and welding upwards is pretty unpleasant, especially as molten metal ine...
by ianmack
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring harness/Loom check
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Wiring harness/Loom check

The cloth outer covering isn’t very durable and I think it was mostly for holding the wires together for ease of assembly. If it has deteriorated it can be replaced with modern plastic sleeve, either in tubular form if the end is accessible or coiling around if not.
by ianmack
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

Many thanks for all the suggestions, plenty to consider there. I think I’ll try grommets first as I already have a boxed assortment.
by ianmack
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

Ah, I thought you were pulling my leg there taupe. The pins are indeed 3/16”.

Small grommets might do the trick.
by ianmack
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

Sorry taupe, you have me baffled there. Maybe....

Ford Pin-to

Packard Clip-per

Austin Sixteen

Or anything by Pin-infarina

Am I getting warm?
by ianmack
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electric car conversions
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: electric car conversions

Can’t think why you’re rebuilding those a series motors Phil! :D
by ianmack
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: A little shocked

Also many replacement parts are imported so the state of the pound isn’t helping.
by ianmack
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

Many thanks Brian, now I know what to look for. I have solved it temporarily when I held the switch panel to the dash with two u clips. This pulled the holes for the pins very slightly out of line so the pins stay in place without fastners. I wanted to avoid anything too permanent as I have a poor c...
by ianmack
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

Many thanks Alan. I didn’t think a nut could be right.

Has anyone got one of these sockets loose and could put up a photo please so I know what I should get?
by ianmack
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 341

MM/early s2 dash centre

I’m just refitting the dash centre to my early ‘54 s2 . The chrome waterfall grille has three pins to locate through the dash. The Moss parts catalogue lists a nut as going behind but my pins have no thread or any sign of having had thread on. Logically unthreaded pins are usually retained by spire ...
by ianmack
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sally the series 2
Replies: 14
Views: 426

Re: Sally the series 2

Hello, Mike. Well done on getting 'Sally' back home safely! Can I ask if there is any advantage in having a 948 engine with a 1098 box, as opposed to a 948 box? The 1098 box has a higher second gear and better synchromesh. My s2 is the other way round with a 1098 engine plus a 948 box fitted with t...
by ianmack
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Softer Ride
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Softer Ride

Ah, so that’s what it is. I fiited a pair of almost new springs picked up on fleabay and was wondering why it was so hard. That also explains why these little used springs were up for grabs!