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by don58van
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

Hi Mark I am very pleased that these threads are to be restored. It really wasn't a matter of persistence. The players involved were all quite willing to get it done. There was a lengthy delay because I sent a key message to the wrong PM address. Anyway, I for one will spend a good chunk of time vie...
by don58van
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol issues on 1960 Morris Panelvan.
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Petrol issues on 1960 Morris Panelvan.

Hi Gibby Is it the needle and seat in the carbie that is gunked up Yes! SU carbs are very easy to work on. Just undo the screws on top of the fuel bowl and the lid will lift off. It might need a bit of gentle encouragement if the gasket has bonded to both surfaces. You will see the needle valve atta...
by don58van
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

All You will see that Taupe has commenced replacing the photo's in his Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration thread. You will see that his starting point was... errm... jaw-dropping :o :o :o . Thanks to him and our Webmaster. I have been in contact with Neil MG . I am delighted to advise that he, without...
by don58van
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41
Replies: 265
Views: 80891

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41

All I have been in contact with Neil MG . I am delighted to advise that he is willing to restore his photos too. :D :D :D :D What a great Club we have. Neil MG and Taupe are willing to undertake all this extra work so that we can benefit from their skill. And our Webmaster is doing the work necessar...
by don58van
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

Hi Mike and others Thank you for your very informative post. There are many points in your post that I didn't know and I am sure that would be true of most other users of the board. I want to make it clear to all that when I started this thread, I didn't intend to imply criticism of anyone nor of th...
by don58van
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

Hi Mike

It appears that I sent the message to the wrong PM address. :oops:

I sent it to 'Webeditor' (as I said in my previous post) rather than 'Admin'.

So... I'll try again.

Regards
Don

BTW: Who is Webeditor then, if it is not you? The message I referred to is still in my Outbox.
by don58van
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 16
Views: 694

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

I sent our Webeditor a message on 29/10 about allowing the OPs access to edit the threads ... but alas it hasn't been viewed yet.

Don
by don58van
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 27
Views: 779

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

We have to hope that ESM will continue to maintain (or improve) its standards without the pressure from its former major competitor. :roll:

Don
by don58van
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41
Replies: 265
Views: 80891

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41

I didn't know they could be accessed that way. That at least provides some improvement to the instructional benefits of the thread. Thanks for letting us know. I am still hopeful that the original images can be restored to the thread. As I have said earlier, I think the assistance provided by Taupe'...
by don58van
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41
Replies: 265
Views: 80891

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41

That's disappointing.

Webmaster, can you help?

Don
by don58van
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 561

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

Well done! :D :P :)
by don58van
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Metalastic bushes in rear spring eyes.
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Metalastic bushes in rear spring eyes.

Hi Phil

Is this for a road car or your hillclimb racer?

Don
by don58van
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 28
Views: 939

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

Just to add to the lubricate or not to lubricate discussion...
SuperPro provided lubricant with my eyebolt bushes, but not with my tie-bar bushes.

This supports PTH's view (above) that the tie-bar bushes are a special case because there are no rotational forces/movements.

Don
by don58van
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 28
Views: 939

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

I have just bought some new poly bushes for the tie bars on my Minor. I have a durometer (a fairly low cost one--the absolute values are of uncertain accuracy but it gives consistent results) so I thought it would be interesting to see how the hardness of my new poly bushes compare with some rubber ...
by don58van
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powdery rear view mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Powdery rear view mirror

Please let us know how you get on.

I reckon just about everyone with those mirrors has the same problem. I saw an advertisement for reproduction replacements recently, but at an eyewatering price.

Don
by don58van
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 561

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

If you are keen enough to follow that manual and try a DIY repair, I would be happy to assist once you see what is happening inside and report. The odometer is tricky to pull apart, clean and reassemble though.

Don
by don58van
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 561

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

It would be ideal if you could match the serial numbers, but that might be difficult. So... If the warning lamps are the same, then you need to check the Turns Per Mile (TPM) specification of your potential replacement. On the face, you will see in small print TPM then a number, probably 1376, 1408 ...
by don58van
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wedding Present Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 362

Re: Wedding Present Restoration

Apart from the issue with Photobucket, many photos were lost by the Club's previous web host.

D
by don58van
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 16
Views: 694

A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

Webmaster, and others One of the most important functions of this Club is to help Minors to survive in a safe and serviceable condition. Unfortunately some of the Club's very valuable resources to this end have been damaged. Many of you will be aware of outstanding restoration threads by Neil MG and...