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by Andyhereford
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registration and Tax question
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: Registration and Tax question

Colin It has just taken me 6 months to receive my new registration document. Apparently because of COVID, Lockdown and “ working from home” the DVLA have become “ overwhelmed with paper applications. My first , initial application appears to have got “ lost in the post “. I then sent a second applic...
by Andyhereford
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 249
Views: 19453

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Really interesting work. Just out of interest what was the three panel of the headliner made of and how was it covered. Are you intending to reuse the old headlining or make anew one.
by Andyhereford
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Chassis paint
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Chassis paint

For what it is worth I used Frost’s chassis black. I found it reasonably priced and delivery was very prompt. It went on well but was thick enough not to drip excessively. I used it on the wheel arches, chassis legs and floor pan. I gave it two coats and then wax oiled.
by Andyhereford
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: door handles
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: door handles

Jeff You can find them if you are lucky. I actually got a complete set for £50 including postage off someone who was breaking a four door. The chrome on my original ones were very pitted and I understand that the cost of re-chroming is very high. However even on the “new set “ while three of the han...
by Andyhereford
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light / control box
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Ignition light / control box

Thanks for all your help / advice as always. It is a completely standard engine. The only thing that I have changed is to replace the original fuel pump. In doing this I had to reposition one of the earth wires. My intention is to start here and make sure that this is a good connection. I will then ...
by Andyhereford
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition light / control box
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Ignition light / control box

My car is not yet on the road but every few weeks I am in the habit of starting the engine and letting it run for a while.The last couple of times that I have done this when I turn the key the ignition / oil pressure lights come on as normal and the pump starts clicking but before the key has been f...
by Andyhereford
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Prop shaft turning when in neutral

Simmic
Just changed all the oils but thanks for the suggestion. Seems that I was worrying needlessly.
Thanks
by Andyhereford
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Prop shaft turning when in neutral

Thanks everyone.
by Andyhereford
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: Prop shaft turning when in neutral

As Les suggested I have just tried to stop prop shaft with my hand. It stopped very easily with no real resistance to stopping. What now if anything?
Many thanks as always for all the help from this forum.
by Andyhereford
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Prop shaft turning when in neutral

Some advice please. The car is currently up on axle stands with all the wheels off the ground and wheels and drums off. Today I started up the engine and noticed that although the gear box was in neutral the prop shaft and the rear hubs were slowly turning. Reving the engine did not appear to have a...
by Andyhereford
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leak from fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Leak from fuel pump

As always thanks for the advice. The car isn’t on the road at the moment so I will try getting the kit and have a go at rebuilding it / replacing the parts that are needed.
by Andyhereford
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Leak from fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Leak from fuel pump

Just noticed a leak from the fuel pump when pumping fuel. It is coming from the joint where presumably the fuel pump diaphragm is located. It is a old pump, possibly original, which occasionally sticks. Question is do I get a replacement diaphragm...approximately £30 from ESM and hope that this solv...
by Andyhereford
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 25
Views: 1824

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

N I am just beginning to contemplate trying to spray my four door. If I can get a finish half as good as yours I will be really happy. I am approaching it from the point of view that they are fifty year old cars and as such don’t have to look as if they have come straight from the showroom. At the e...
by Andyhereford
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox ...three questions
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Gearbox ...three questions

Phil
Thanks for your prompt reply.
by Andyhereford
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox ...three questions
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Gearbox ...three questions

Underneath planning to change gearbox oil and have e noticed 1. The rubber dust cover on the O/S about 6 inches in front of the drain plug covering the clutch leaver is split. This presumably should be replaced and presumably this can be done with the gearbox in situ accepting that it will be quite ...
by Andyhereford
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

Sorry..continuation from previous message....distance from the pedal to ensure that the brake and clutch pedal are in line.
Any advice gratefully received.
by Andyhereford
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

Sorry to keep asking questions. About to take the old MC out. There is no brake pedal return spring or obvious place where the brake pedal return spring is attached inside the chassis leg. This is presumably needed for the MC to work effectively. I am anticipating, therefore, therefore that I will h...
by Andyhereford
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front brakes - corroded nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Front brakes - corroded nuts

Cut off with angle grinder and replaced. Thanks for advice.
by Andyhereford
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headliner bows
Replies: 22
Views: 3977

Re: Headliner bows

Les. Thanks for the link. I will see how the bidding goes.
by Andyhereford
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake master cylinder boot
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Brake master cylinder boot

Thanks for all your advice. A new master cylinder it will be then. Might come back for some help / suggestions if I get stuck.