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by westy24
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: new chrome needed!!
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: new chrome needed!!

DaisyMayFozz wrote:you should post a thread in the restoration projects section, im sure people would love to see more of your work. :D
i sure will ,but finding time to is another thing. :D
by westy24
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: new chrome needed!!
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: new chrome needed!!

ideal ,i think the chrome will finish it off nicely .its not the original color :o :o i know some of you dont like water base paints and lacquer on old cars but im keeping this car for ever in the family .and wanted to bring the paintwork up to date with a little sparkle :) started on the door,new r...
by westy24
Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: new chrome needed!!
Replies: 5
Views: 967

new chrome needed!!

hi all, iv started work on my restoration ,bonnet is painted.im in need of all the chrome badges to complete the bonnet . where is the best place to find good new ones?? also i need clip fixings for them and the side bonnet trims ?? pic of bonnet below i hope..[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?...
by westy24
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine restoration.
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: engine restoration.

all the above engines and gearboxes are for sale pm me if interested
by westy24
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Primers
Replies: 6
Views: 1527

Re: Primers

its a good idea to panelwipe all surfaces before etch priming ,one finger print can turn rusty in a day so cleaning bare metal is a must.etch prime after ,scotch down etch when dry.then high build prime on body panels,wet or dry flat this with 600 or 800 grit on a block ,then its ready for paint!!!!
by westy24
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine restoration.
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: engine restoration.

HI all just sorted out some bits and looked for engine numbers ,cant seem to find them , where are they and what side?
by westy24
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine restoration.
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: engine restoration.

gearboxes (in picture order): 948 803 948 803 Engines 948 (or it's a 1098 with a 948 backplate) 803 803 If you read Mike's description you will be able to tell them apart. thanks , i was going to clean them and take a closer look ,then il get the ones i dont want on the parts for sale section ,how ...
by westy24
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine restoration.
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: engine restoration.

A Series engines for the Minor are 803 which has a canister oil filter screwed into the side of the block, 948 with 950 cast into the side of the block near the front tappet chest cover and 1098 with 1100 on a plate on the same side of the engine. The 803 gearbox has a long gear lever and smooth ca...
by westy24
Tue May 31, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine restoration.
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: engine restoration.

Pistons for the 803 may not be easy to find. What engine is in the car at the moment? im hoping the pistons are ok :) .i think a strip down/clean up ,see if it has unleaded valve seats ,replace all seals rings bearings and build it back up .easier said then done he says :lol: .tbh i havnt a clue wh...
by westy24
Tue May 31, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine restoration.
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

Re: engine restoration.

Welcome to the Forum! The engines are all 'AF'(across flats) spanner size - so you need some ring keys and sockets in the range 7/16" AF up to 5/8" AF for most of the engine . Some larger ones for the relief valve and the timing chain sprocket if you are going inside.....The original 803 gearbox ha...
by westy24
Tue May 31, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine restoration.
Replies: 19
Views: 3441

engine restoration.

hello ,im new to this forum and this is my first post :D .my grandpa kindly let me take care of his much loved moggy splitscreen when hes finished using it.hes had it for around 30 years ,been arround the world in it,and its very close to my heart ,im neary 30 and offered to restore the car and keep...