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by MGFmad
Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saying Goodbye
Replies: 8
Views: 1304

Saying Goodbye

Hi All

I have now sold my Traveller so probably will not be on here very often.

Thanks for all the help you gave during the restoration process. A great club and forum. :D
by MGFmad
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who has a garage?
Replies: 23
Views: 3962

Our Traveller lived outside for the past 22 years (previous owner) and was in some state when we bought it. Now its garaged along with my Manta. The every day cars now live outside, although I would prefer the MGF to be garaged as well.
by MGFmad
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How to describe an 1100
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

" only gripe I have with the MGF is the hydragas suspension " - of course they soon sorted that out by going to traditional springs and dampers! Is it difficult to fit these to a hydro car ? It can be done if I were to get the later TF front and rear subframes and a set of springs/dampers. Might ju...
by MGFmad
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How to describe an 1100
Replies: 19
Views: 2175

Excellent cars, we had several - but very prone to rust unfortunately. The hydrolastic suspension is not easy to fix either - and spares for that are hard-to-get, to say the least! Thats the only gripe I have with the MGF is the hydragas suspension, its great at what it does but I can see spares be...
by MGFmad
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Metro GTA
Replies: 34
Views: 3808

Nice Metro Dan - looks in pristine condition. A steel at that price.
by MGFmad
Wed May 20, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help with my modern
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

If its a central diff with visible driveshafts rather than a solid axle I would not stick a jack under the diff.

Is there a good area around the bottom suspension mount the get a jack in place. Ideally see if the handbook mentions jacking points first though.
by MGFmad
Wed May 20, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MIG
Replies: 16
Views: 1653

My SIP has had similar problems in the past, a couple of things have helped in my case - Using 0.6mm wire - still a 5kg drumm. I had terrible problems a couple of years back with another 5kg drum. It was stuttering badly all the time - impossible to weld with. My neighbour asked if I stored the wire...
by MGFmad
Fri May 15, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Barn find '62 Traveller - Full Resto
Replies: 28
Views: 8036

Wow, that beetle is amazing.

Good luck on the Traveller - it looks worse than mine was!
by MGFmad
Wed May 13, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: asda oil
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

bmcecosse wrote:As is Morrisons 20W50 oil - and still only £4something today in Hamilton.
Must have a look in our local Morrisons next time I am in.
by MGFmad
Wed May 13, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting your classic
Replies: 160
Views: 16699

Your paint job is looking good there Katiekat. Like you I had plenty of experience with aerosols before starting with spray guns and compressors. If you find the end finish is not as perfect as you would like, sand the paint using 1500 grade wet/dry paper used wet in some soapy water. Then apply a c...
by MGFmad
Wed May 13, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: I am not the only one!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

If I was gonig to the extent of fitting a diesel engine I would have chosen some more modern turbo diesel engine rather than an ancient old Ford.
by MGFmad
Tue May 12, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration
Replies: 276
Views: 89949

Very good work. How do you find the welder btw? my SIP is a pain in the bum That is the same as my welder (in the photo) and it gave up on the first day of welding my Traveller. Luckily I was able to borrow this beast which was incredible http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r159/MantamadGTE/Morris%2...
by MGFmad
Tue May 12, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting your classic
Replies: 160
Views: 16699

Aye - but you need an oil-free compressor AND special filter unit to clean the air before it's pumped into the mask - and your lungs!! And another compressor for the spraying. Let's see the details of the 'good quality mask' Kate! But kennatt is right enough - brushing/rolling will carry v low risk...
by MGFmad
Tue May 12, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting your classic
Replies: 160
Views: 16699

If your compressor does not have a regulator you will need to fit one to bring the pressure down to a suitable PSI for spraying, I always set mine to around 50psi but its personal preference to a certain extent. Something like this to regulate your air- http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/deta...
by MGFmad
Mon May 11, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting your classic
Replies: 160
Views: 16699

This is the sort of mask to use (and what I used) when spraying 2K paint- http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DeVilbiss-Air-Fed-Mask_W0QQitemZ220410966615QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint?hash=item220410966615&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A7%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C...
by MGFmad
Fri May 08, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Left front indicator nor working '71 Trav
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

I had the exact same problem a couple of weeks back and using a multi meter and known good earth found there was no power getting to the indicator lamp, tracing back to the connector in the loom behind the dash there was power to this point so I renewed the length of wire to this indicator, connecti...
by MGFmad
Fri May 08, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad story of 2 travellers
Replies: 10
Views: 1435

As its easy to get spare parts -cost aside! its possible to save them but would anybody want to.

I am with BMC on this, easier and more money to be gained from breaking them.
by MGFmad
Fri May 08, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting your classic
Replies: 160
Views: 16699

I am sanding by hand as I need the exercise! I've got some questions now: 1. Why do I need primer? 2. I've got one litre of paint and a can of activator. Will I need to thin it? 3. How do I know what sort of paint I've got? 4. Can I not just spray directly onto the sanded down paint? Thanks very mu...
by MGFmad
Thu May 07, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting your classic
Replies: 160
Views: 16699

katiekat wrote:Would this Aldi system be any good?

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/58_5174.htm
Aldi had that compressor back in again a few weeks back - great value for money - I think it would be fine for spraying panels or small areas but doubt it would cope with continuous spraying for a whole car.
by MGFmad
Wed May 06, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Painting your classic
Replies: 160
Views: 16699

Its not the psi that needs to be that high (I use my gun around 40 -50 psi) but your compressor needs to have a cfm rating of at least that and preferably far more than the cfm rating of the gun. Generally though the bigger the better so you have enough air to keep the gun fed otherwise you have to ...