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by ptitterington
Sun May 20, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MOT Rip Off
Replies: 35
Views: 5253

Re: MOT Rip Off

We dont have a MOT but i noticed black smoke from my 2007 transit. I spoke to the garage I use and his advise was priceless. Drive till warm then revv the Shi* out of it, drive up hills in second even put a brick on the accelerator and leave for 20 mins. These things need to get hot and stop start i...
by ptitterington
Sun May 20, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: horrified
Replies: 13
Views: 2245

Re: horrified

I am pretty sure that you can buy dipstick extenders on E-bay so you dont have to actually buy any oil. :wink:
by ptitterington
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup tidy up
Replies: 38
Views: 6399

Re: Pickup tidy up

Really good work there.

Might be worth thinking about fitting a heated front screen. I cannot believe the difference it has made on damp mornings!.
by ptitterington
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1971 Jersey Pickup Restoration
Replies: 121
Views: 22903

Re: 1971 Jersey Pickup Restoration

After a bit of dumping and sorting, the children finally had a quiet night in.
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by ptitterington
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Dave, This was a dipstick fault and there was a recall in 1972 and all affected vehicles were issued with a longer dipstick! :wink: :wink: Seriously though, My Traveller appears low for quite a while afrer a run but eventually is at normal level. I think there is quite a lot of leeway from low on th...
by ptitterington
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

After the excitement wears off and you realise you have a noisy 1970ish commercial vehicle please let me know if you find a way to make it quieter !!!!
Well done
Peter
by ptitterington
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

I think that once a Morris Minor stops dripping it is actually dead! :D
by ptitterington
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pickup restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: Pickup restoration

Don't bother with second hand rubbish. Go to Comptons. Get one made by the experts as featured in many Minor articles. enquiries@comptons2000.co.uk The price for the full cover including all straps and buckels is £250.00 plus a £15.00 carriage. And the cost of the tonneau is £125.00 Both are really ...
by ptitterington
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Paper did an article on me!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1276

Local Paper did an article on me!!

Not sure why but I got a call out of the blue from Jersey Evening Post Friday Motoring Section, answered some questions and had a few pics taken. :D Quality probably not too good! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/stouen/014-2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/stouen/015-1.jpg http://i...
by ptitterington
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pick up now in the paint shop
Replies: 38
Views: 4539

Re: Pick up now in the paint shop

Great to see another pickup being pampered! :D
by ptitterington
Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

David
Hope you had a good Christmas. Hope the New Year looks brighter!
Look forward to seeing progress as you are pretty close to a useable vehicle.

Happy New Year
:D
by ptitterington
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1971 Jersey Pickup Restoration
Replies: 121
Views: 22903

Re: 1971 Jersey Pickup Restoration

I have ordered some mirrors as I was not happy with lack of visibility! I think for now I will cable tie the straps so they cant chip the paint as I am not 100% sure about using the back cover. I really like the bare pickup look. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/stouen/006-6.jpg At work with m...
by ptitterington
Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1971 Jersey Pickup Restoration
Replies: 121
Views: 22903

Re: 1971 Jersey Pickup Restoration

Thanks for the kind comments.

I am yet to take it for a drive, but am not sure what to do with the bits that are supposed to strap to the tailgate. The small buckles have been supplied, but I really am not keen to drill holes in the nice new steel.

I think I will see how it flaps about first.
by ptitterington
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1971 Jersey Pickup Restoration
Replies: 121
Views: 22903

Re: 1971 Jersey Pickup Restoration

Currently trying to sort Tonneau and main cover, Comptons have done a fantastic job making the covers!! Hoops did not fit very well, the rear one is about 40mm higher than the rest but I am not sure if this really matters. Some pics, comments greatly appreciated!! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...
by ptitterington
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Conversion of a 1959 2 door into a convertable
Replies: 61
Views: 14354

Re: Conversion of a 1959 2 door into a convertable

Fantastic job you have done here. Looking forward to seeing more.
by ptitterington
Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Wondering if we need to send someone over to check David is not stuck under his Pickup waiting for help, licking condensation off the chassis to survive! :wink:
by ptitterington
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

David, On the clutch, the return spring usually goes in the other hole so it is in line, it also looks like the lock nut is at the end of the threaded rod instead of tight on the other once adjustment is sorted. Dont forget ear defenders when you take your first drive, I was quite suprised how noisy...
by ptitterington
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Not sure if these help
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The bottom of the spring attaches to a little bar with a hole in on the exhaust clamp

Peter
by ptitterington
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2040
Views: 294286

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Dave, marine ply is very expensive, a decent quality exterior grade Malaysian ply will do the job just fine with a few coats of varnish. I have this as my long term plan is to make a bed out of t&g ash when I get around to machining some up.
by ptitterington
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2134

Re: Insurance Question

Well I have to say I am very impressed with RH, I got a call today to say they have accepted the valuation for £25000 and as soon as I pay, I will be covered with the agreed value. Premium £171 for myself and wife to drive.
:D