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by GavinL
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

Welcome, I also bought a car that needed welding, so bought a MIG welder and after a bit of practice making a welding trolley made my own roll over jig, based on plans and posts on sites like the MIG welding forum. To see mine have a look at my restoration thread Vanessa. As I work my way round it I...
by GavinL
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 39
Views: 4557

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Having moved onto the front rear spring hanger and offered up the repair panel, it appears that the panel edge that is welded to the boxing panel extension needs significant modification and needs reprofiling to the white line. Has anyone else had this problem? 24448FB6-9E97-46B1-92D9-0CABE0C99FBE.j...
by GavinL
Sat May 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 39
Views: 4557

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Having double checked all the dimensions of the original spring hanger and having overlaid the repair panels, I've taken the plunge and cut out the and spring hanger, leaving a joddle margin. image.jpeg I've also noted the dimensions of the rivet holes used originally to locate the spring hanger. im...
by GavinL
Sat May 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 39
Views: 4557

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Next stage is to move onto the front rear spring hanger, for which I have made a jig to locate it, with a piece of angle fitted to the rear spring hanger, welded to the suspension bump stop, and 10mm threaded bar to ensure I maintain the lateral dimension between hangers.
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by GavinL
Sat May 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 39
Views: 4557

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Welded in my first attempt at a butt welded repair panel today in the passenger side floor pan - pleased with the result.
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by GavinL
Sat May 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 39
Views: 4557

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Door A pillar bottom half fitted and door hung, gaps equal all around.
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by GavinL
Fri May 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Informal classic vehicle gatherings
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Informal classic vehicle gatherings

Informal event next week 15th May which may be of interest at the Atwell Wilson Museum in Wiltshire https://www.atwellwilson.org.uk/whats-o ... t=27511958 unfortunately i can't make it. :(
by GavinL
Fri May 03, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jumping out of gear
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Jumping out of gear

I've the same problem on a 1275 MG Midget ( virtually identical gearbox) which jumps out of gear on overrun on 2nd. i've been told it is symptomatic of worn syncromesh bushes.
by GavinL
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What do you have in your tool kit
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: What do you have in your tool kit

A decent pair of water pump pliers - probably the most used tool in my tool kit over the years, from gripping a wide range of items, to pressing in scroll pins, undoing spring pipe clips, etc. That and a set of appropriate spanners, screwdrivers, a selection of cable ties and jubilee clips and a rol...
by GavinL
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is this a Midget manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Is this a Midget manifold

Thanks both, having googled 12g420 I've found identical images, so looks like it is a Midget manifold, just surprised it hasn't got the reference cast into it.
by GavinL
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is this a Midget manifold
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Is this a Midget manifold

The manifold below is the one which was fitted to my Minor when I bought it ( along with twin SUs off a Midget). I assume it is a 1275 Midget manifold, but it has no reference numbers cast in it. Anyone confirm or otherwise advise what it is off?
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by GavinL
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Strange oil contamination
Replies: 19
Views: 621

Re: Strange oil contamination

I came across similar 'grit' recently when replacing the head on a 96k. K series engine. This engine has through bolts about 400mm long which clamp the engine together and screw into a plate below the crankshaft. Every time I screwed the bolts in and out whilst measuring for stretch of the bolts, th...
by GavinL
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?

Not sure about Minor Matters, but the letter from the Department for Transport can be found on the FBHVC website https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/uploads/files/D ... ration.pdf
by GavinL
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What's this switch?
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: What's this switch?

Apart from making night time driving more fun ( I remember driving up the A697 to Edinburgh at night in a Midget, dash lights off, Ultravox turned up loud :) ), apparently it was so that you could turn the dash lights off when leaving parking lights on, to reduce battery drain ( how many people know...
by GavinL
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon
Replies: 39
Views: 4557

Re: Vanessa '68 2dr saloon

Got some time on Vanessa today, so made a start on welding the boxing panel in place.
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Next stage will be to add the inner wing lower repair panel and lower door pillar section.
by GavinL
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Informal classic vehicle gatherings
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Informal classic vehicle gatherings

Whilst i attend some of the larger more formal events, the ones i enjoy most are the informal gatherings, at a pub or other location, whether organised, or just somewhere liked minded enthusiasts turn up on a regular basis. I'd be interested to hear of any that others recommend, and thought it might...
by GavinL
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Strange sticker
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Strange sticker

I knew someone here would know. :D thanks Gareth.
by GavinL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 37
Views: 1167

Re: Currently drinking.....

Thatchers Haze, as I'm running out of home brew.
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by GavinL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Strange sticker
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Strange sticker

Digging in our garden I often find curious bits of metal and other things which have a motoring theme. The sticker below is not untypical, but it was the last sentence which had me curious - any thoughts as to what it might have come off?
by GavinL
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Useing an Ezibleed
Replies: 21
Views: 626

Re: Useing an Ezibleed

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but won't holding the pedal down prevent fluid being pushed from the master cylinder to the brakes as the piston is pressuring the system? When the pedal is released the system is 'open' to the reservoir to allow the fluid to expand back from the brakel...