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by Mike Shipman
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light blue vinyl
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Light blue vinyl

Thankyou for the replies and advice, it is much appreciated.
by Mike Shipman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: Devon / Cornwall Border Socially Distanced July Run

Just thought I’d say “Hi” as we are moving to Cornwall from the New Forest, Hampshire, in Sept., we will be on the south coast in Seaton, about four miles east of Looe. Maybe I’ll be able to join up in a future jaunt but Benny Morris (my 67 traveller) needs a bit more work before venturing out again.
by Mike Shipman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light blue vinyl
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Light blue vinyl

Hi, not sure if this is the right section but here goes... Does anyone know if there is a supplier of vinyl sheet, I have a smoke grey traveller with shabby coverings inside and I would like to recover these as the replacement parts are pretty expensive. Any pointers to suppliers would be appreciate...
by Mike Shipman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?

Hi, I saw a new name in MMOC ref technical issues, I’ve been used to seeing, and using, Rob Thomasson for many years, he has supplied good clear info for me on maintaining my Traveller.
I don’t keep as close an ear to the ground that I used to, Does anyone know if / where Rob has gone?
Thanks.
by Mike Shipman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller lock/ handle
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Traveller lock/ handle

Tried the Plusgas, the screw started to move....but just sheared off. I e tried drilling out the screw part, partial success but I think the square bar of the handle is rusted into the outer sleeve of the handle/ lock. Pondering on trying the “heat” but don’t want to burn my shed down! Perhaps a rep...
by Mike Shipman
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller lock/ handle
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Traveller lock/ handle

Thanks for those comments and advice, must get out and get some Plusgas!
by Mike Shipman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller lock/ handle
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Traveller lock/ handle

I am in the process of swapping over the rear doors as the existing are pretty rotten. I was removing the locking mechanism on the r h door to put into the replacement, I removed the 4 guides which the lower and upper bolts slide in, then the 4 interior screws on the inner part of the lock then the ...
by Mike Shipman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Minor Matters Mag Nov/Dec 2018

Just a little shout out for the mag producers... As well as being an entertaining and informative read, this edition had a “compostable wrapper” as opposed to the previous plastic. It’s maybe a small thing, but if all organisations / companies etc did a similar small thing, then that would result in...
by Mike Shipman
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Re: Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles

Thanks for clarifying this.
by Mike Shipman
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

Phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles

Apologies if this topic has been covered elsewhere, I couldn’t find anything. The news today had the story that the govt. is being lobbied to bring forward the phasing out of petrol and diesel in favour of electric cars from 2040 to 2032. Has there been any announcement of what happens to our Morris...
by Mike Shipman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat frames query
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Seat frames query

Thankyou Charliemorrisminor for the seats info, very detailed and very good, I just need to chat someone up about the loan of her sewing machine!😉
by Mike Shipman
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat frames query
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Seat frames query

W o w e e ! Those seat covers are fabulous 👏👏👏
Yes please, any information you could supply as to how you went about doing those would be very gratefully received.
by Mike Shipman
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat frames query
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: Seat frames query

Thank you very much for your responses, they are very helpful. Just checked The seat cover prices and they are rather higher than Id thought, £81 per back and per seat making the front pair alone £364 for the front seat covers alone 😳 (they’ll need restuffing etc as well). Maybe i, ll just be buying...
by Mike Shipman
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat frames query
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Seat frames query

Hi, I have a 67 Traveller and Im pondering getting some Newton Commercial replacement covers. I’m not that keen on the design for the 64-71 design, (the vinyl welded ones) and quite like the 62-64 duo tone style and the 56-59 ones. My query is wether the seat frame sizes and shape are the same for m...
by Mike Shipman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hoses query
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Hoses query

Apologies if this is in the wrong section... I noticed that I have a small leak from my top radiator hose, all of the hoses look the same age, would you folks replace just the leaky hose, or if one has a leak, would you replace all three? Also, any tips on the removal of the old and putting on the n...
by Mike Shipman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper Timer Module
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Wiper Timer Module

Looks interesting, just need to get the wipers working first.
by Mike Shipman
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Traveller seat frames
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Traveller seat frames

I want to recover the front seats of my 67 Traveller from Newton Commercial and prefer the look of the 62 style to my current ones.
My question is, are the frames the same size in order for me to swap the style around?
Thanks.
by Mike Shipman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake queries, your advice sought...thank you!
Replies: 14
Views: 2826

Re: Brake queries, your advice sought...thank you!

Well Ive spent a number of occasions attempting to get under the car to remove / cut off / replace the corroded brake parts. A mixture of my arthritis and just having the car up on axle stands has meant awkward access and slow / little progress. So, Ive decided to take the plunge and get my local ga...
by Mike Shipman
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help needed with seized nuts...
Replies: 12
Views: 2165

Re: Help needed with seized nuts...

Thanks for the replies folks, bolts ordered from ESM.
by Mike Shipman
Tue May 30, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help needed with seized nuts...
Replies: 12
Views: 2165

Re: Help needed with seized nuts...

Bit of progress today, used Dremel (and a cold chisel!) to get one of the front brake cylinders off. Hurray! :D It's taking a long time as everything seems to be rustedtogether, plus I can only do a little at a time (health issues), and access difficult as car is on axle stands so low down and can't...