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by stevey
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 884

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: 217
Views: 14179

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: 217
Views: 14179

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: 217
Views: 14179

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: 217
Views: 14179

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: 217
Views: 14179

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: 217
Views: 14179

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: 217
Views: 14179

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: 478

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: 217
Views: 14179

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: 1013

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: 217
Views: 14179

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: 217
Views: 14179

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Image

Photo of an mm one I took a few years ago, dated 5th if 4th 49
by stevey
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 217
Views: 14179

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Yes both colours were date stamped, I'm trying to get a clear photo
by stevey
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 217
Views: 14179

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Please keep posting, it is very interesting. I've seen a few original cars with the brown steering wheel, they are date stamped, so you can check. The date is on the back on the rim near one of the spokes joins the rim. Second hand interiors are few and far between, been looking at 1954 front seat c...
by stevey
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 217
Views: 14179

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Fantastic condition, yes front grill would have been birch grey.
by stevey
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 217
Views: 14179

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Great progress. The engine bay would have just had a blow over from factory, covered in over spray.
by stevey
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 217
Views: 14179

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Excellent progress!
by stevey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

Re: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?

Best to have both originals retempered and reset if possible.
by stevey
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?
Replies: 18
Views: 1115

Re: Seven leaf or five leaf springs?

Series 2 s had 7 leaf rear springs. The leaves were thinner than the later traveller 7 leaf type. Saloons later got thicker 5 leaf type. So the minor 1000 5 leaf type will be direct replacements.