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by stevey
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Original seats Feb 1954 registered S11
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Original seats Feb 1954 registered S11

For 1954 the piping would have been the same as the material, the white piping came in around 1956. As you say the front seats with the stitching on the backboard is correct for 1954 model year.
by stevey
Sat Jun 05, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Off with its head
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Off with its head

New head fitted and all. Compression test shows only 5 psi difference so looking good. The replacement head has new valve guides so was able to use the later spring type valve stem oil seals. Thanks for the info guys.
by stevey
Sun May 30, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Off with its head
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Off with its head

Valve looked OK just the head unfortunately.
by stevey
Sun May 30, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Off with its head
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Off with its head

I'm assuming that the valve hasn't been shutting right and has burned the valve seat.
by stevey
Sat May 29, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Off with its head
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Off with its head

Brilliant thank you, I'll have the old machine up and running again soon! I'll keep you posted. :D
by stevey
Sat May 29, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Off with its head
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Off with its head

I've run into some trouble with the cylinder head on my series 2. I can get hold of a 948 head but will a 948 head fit the 803 block?

Many thanks Image
by stevey
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Which one is original
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: Which one is original

The second one is correct for the minor 1000.
by stevey
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 1962

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

Nope still waiting
by stevey
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Have a look at this link for the front end removal.

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And yes the sides are held in place by the center section and just slotted in at the sides.
by stevey
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

took a photo of the early and late hinges for comparison
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early hinge
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by stevey
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I meant the screws into the glass surround, I'll take a photo later today.
by stevey
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Sorry for the mistype. 1956 was the change from chassis number 412558. The screw spacing is wider on the early cars.
by stevey
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Good progress. Just to say remember to get an early door top to replace the quarter light. The hinges changed in 195, the spacing being wider.
by stevey
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Yes I was aware of the pressure loss, but only through online articles. The new filters are much to blame but fitting a new oil pump helped up the pressure as well as the restrictor and using nos 803 oil filters.
by stevey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I found the same with that panel though the metal is so much thinner than the original it was easily bent. Yes I'd say radiator is original.
by stevey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: March 2020 Restoration Show - POSTPONED
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: March 2020 Restoration Show - POSTPONED

Agreed hotel and flights....
by stevey
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I've seen black with a blue engine before. Looks OK. Means the starter was referbished a long time ago by the dealer via lucas, a nice piece of history.
by stevey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period handbook
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: Period handbook

Yes on Facelift modles, the indicator warning light was only wired up on export cars with flashing indicators. Homemaket had trafficators and so the warning light was not needed and not wired up, as on 4 door and traveller models teh trafficators could be seen to be working, on 2 door and convertibl...
by stevey
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Yes, I would agree with that, must update my records. :)
by stevey
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 263
Views: 21947

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Image

Photo of an mm one I took a few years ago, dated 5th if 4th 49