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by Ian46
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Well today I have followed my instincts regarding my proposed alterations of the new brake shoes before fitting. I wasn't happy with the dimensions of the new brake shoe metal parts, in that they were restricting the 'sliding movement' necessary for the brake shoes to self centre inside the drum whe...
by Ian46
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I was aiming to complete the front upright assemblies this afternoon by adding the new brake cylinders and brake shoes before adding the drums, but have hit a bit of a problem with parts compatibility. The remanufactured brake cylinders fit fine, but in the first photo you can see the centreline of ...
by Ian46
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

After further research I can confirm that I haven't purchased the wrong clutch relay arm/kit; the fact is it isn't made anymore for the Series II. Referring to the first photo - I am going to reuse the original relay arm and take advantage of the replacement kit's larger diameter clevis pins by dril...
by Ian46
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I thought I might look at the clutch relay mechanism next to make sure that I have all the parts needed and it is ready to fit when the engine and gearbox go back in. I had bagged up a number of items from the original car; from parts I had collected over the years and new parts purchased to replace...
by Ian46
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

A quick update regarding the horn which I have now restored. It didn't look like it was going to work (first picture) but a few light taps on the casing and a battery and voila! I then proceeded to dismantle as much as I dare before painting, namely the central nut, plate behind, horn ring and vibra...
by Ian46
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Hi Rod,

Thanks for your post regarding '49 parts. I've sent you a PM.

Regards Ian
by Ian46
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Just the air silencer de-rusted and painted today. There are several dents remaining in the top casing but I suppose that is all part of the car’s history.

Next on the list is the horn.
by Ian46
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Carrying on with the dash, I have tackled the three instruments this afternoon. None of them were in the car when purchased and all had interesting and varied issues. The speedo first - It was unusually dirty with a film of old oil on the front and rear of the glass. Taking the glass off and unscrew...
by Ian46
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Hi Phil, measuring with straight edge rule the nominal diameter is 1 3/16” on the 803cc gearbox.

Hope that helps?
by Ian46
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The next few jobs will be those associated with the dashboard. This morning it was the turn of the choke cable which wasn't working as I expected. Early Series II's have brown push/pull knobs with 'cream coloured' lettering and not wanting to buy a later 'black' replacement I decided to investigate ...
by Ian46
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Just a couple of photos of progress - this time concerning the refurbishment of the 'gold' painted parts on and around the early Series II dashboard. Boy! this has been time consuming but all these parts are on view when driving the car so I think it has been well worth the effort. I've used ESM's r...
by Ian46
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Thanks for your kind words Richie and glad you are enjoying the ride.

Ian
by Ian46
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I may have gone a little too far today? I decided to build up the recently purchased reconditioned steering rack and complete it by adding the new track rod ends, ready for installing in the near future. (The existing rack had water inside! See my earlier posts about about water in engine/gearbox et...
by Ian46
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Put the prop-shaft back together today. I thought this would be fairly straight forward but found early on that the circlips were too 'thick' to install back into their respective 1953 yoke 'grooves'. Dimensions appear to have changed slightly since 1953? One circlip would go in but trying to pressu...
by Ian46
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

. Hi 'ManyMinors', Hopefully, I have answered your query regarding the bypass hose in the post above which is why I haven't installed the hose clips. I'm not sure what an 'easyfit' bypass hose is other than the lightweight hoses that you can install whilst the head and water pump are in position and...
by Ian46
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

. Afternoon Pete, Thanks for your kind comments regarding my diarised restoration and the possible future content of the cooling system. When I do get around to starting the engine, it will probably just have plain water in it as I am not sure the 'replacement' water pump that came with the car is s...
by Ian46
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

. Well after this morning's activities I can highly recommend the SU H1 Rebuild Kit as supplied by ESM. It had all the parts needed and the rebuild has gone very smoothly in the end. I thought the best place to store the rebuilt item was on the engine! Next task - Install the new universal joints to...
by Ian46
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

. Working on the 803cc carburettor again today now that the SU carb rebuild kit ordered from ESM has arrived. Finally got it all stripped down and ready for cleaning (top picture). Bottom picture shows all the separate parts, cleaned again and now ready for final assembly tomorrow. I have the butter...
by Ian46
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

When I purchased the car I was informed that there was a reconditioned carb for the 803cc engine in one of the boxes, however the carb referred to is not for this car. Is this carb for a 948cc engine? It has been refurbished but subsequently carelessly stored so will need attention before use. If an...
by Ian46
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 186
Views: 10125

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Next component I am going to look at is the carburetor. I have cleaned as much dirt off the outside as I can and started to strip it down, this time taking loads of photos to help with reassembly. From what I can see so far it looks in pretty good condition so I have ordered a rebuild kit which shou...