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by Mark Wilson
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Reassembling the inner door from scratch series 2
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Reassembling the inner door from scratch series 2

Thanks Mark. Ive written to a well known Minor restoration business Charles Ware, and asked can they sell me the step by step I need. If not, its trial and error. Its a pain but thats all I can do. As it happens, the Haynes Restoration manual is based on Charles Ware's methods and the photos were a...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Reassembling the inner door from scratch series 2
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Reassembling the inner door from scratch series 2

It's one of the areas where the old Lindsay Porter/Haynes Restoration Manual is pretty good, even if the photos are not to the standard you would expect these days.
by Mark Wilson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Traveller number plate lamps
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Traveller number plate lamps

Very useful, thanks.
by Mark Wilson
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Traveller number plate lamps
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Traveller number plate lamps

Just finishing the tail end wiring of my Traveller. Should the number plate light connection exit the boot down through the boot floor or horizontally through the rear valance? I replaced the boot floor too long ago to remember what the original provision was!

Thanks

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: CIGARETTE/PHONE SOCKET SUPPLY
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: CIGARETTE/PHONE SOCKET SUPPLY

An alternative would be to use a "piggy back" connector on whichever part of the fuse box you choose to use. You need to decide if you want your socket to be on the switched or unswitched side - if you are using it for charging phones (out of sight!) while parked it should be unswitched, but if the ...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Earth Terminal Tags
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Earth Terminal Tags

On the traveller there were two of them fitted (at 90degs to each other using one screw) to the right hand side boot floor. My 1971 traveller has the boot earth connections via large ring connectors bolted to the bumper irons at each side. I've just fitted these as part of a new loom, but I'm sure ...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rocker Cover
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Rocker Cover

Declan''s photos always show fantastic attention to detail. For the benefit of the OP, though, the 1098 engine fitted to his 67 model would have the rocker cover plates glued, not riveted.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Roof guttering
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: Roof guttering

Lot cheaper and more satisfying to make it yourself, but ESM do sell ready formed guttering https://www.morrisminorspares.com/body-inc-panels-trim-c21/panels-c31/roof-guttering-section-l-h-front-all-models-u-k-manufactured-p828372 The old Lindsay Porter Haynes restoration guide has pictures of one o...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Clarence 2 door 62 saloon
Replies: 35
Views: 4143

Re: Clarence 2 door 62 saloon

That's how it goes, life getting in the way! Thought I was nearly there with my Traveller last August, moved on to a few other jobs and here I am in February starting again. It's taken several days just to work out exactly what I intended when I started my supplementary wiring additions...

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Brake light switch - bypass (?)
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Brake light switch - bypass (?)

I haven't got the article, nor do I remember seeing it, but the principle would presumably be to reduce the current amps at the switch by inserting a relay close to the switch, as follows: Remove the Lucar connector from the lamp side of the brakelight switch and connect it to terminal 87 of a stand...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can this be true
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: Can this be true

For those who aren't sure of the identity of the (former) pop star referred to, you'd have to really really want a Range Rover. And you wouldn't want to bend it like Beckham.... 😊
by Mark Wilson
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how's your legs??
Replies: 37
Views: 7536

Re: how's your legs??

Mark Were both sides similar , rust -wise ? John :wink: Both fairly bad, but the photo was of the rh side which was the worst. My decision to change them was fairly marginal, could easily have persuaded myself that the flakes of rust visible from inside the gearbox cover weren't really serious.... ...
by Mark Wilson
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how's your legs??
Replies: 37
Views: 7536

Re: how's your legs??

"Full of rust". Bad as mine? Didn't look too bad from the outside, either....
by Mark Wilson
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolley jack overhaul
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

Re: Trolley jack overhaul

Does a Tory jack reduce the labour?
by Mark Wilson
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 3571

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Oi Phil. My Traveller is just up the road from you in Leeds, and has been called Desmond for the last eight years (even if he hasn't ventured far outside the garage....) He was named after the same man, but not for Zoo Time. Desmond Morris wrote a best selling book in the 1960's called The Naked Ape...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 23
Views: 2179

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

Don, thanks for your persistence with this important issue. And thanks to Mike for responding to it.

Is the club intending to take any action, eg a backup archive, to ensure the long term preservation of valuable posts?

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty fuel pump? Options??
Replies: 33
Views: 1778

Re: Faulty fuel pump? Options??

Lastly, as I've never owned a convertible vehicle I'm unsure on the following. On DVLA's records/the ownership papers, does it state if a car is a convertible? If it doesn't then are there any tell tale signs to identify a conversion versus an original soft top? Late to the party, but can't let suc...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads
Replies: 23
Views: 2179

Re: A plea to restore valuable restoration threads

I'll second Don''s plea - this is extremely important. It would be good to have a response from someone in the club.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wedding Present Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: Wedding Present Restoration

Regrettably, the excellent resto threads referred to, particularly Neil MG's, have been rendered useless by the removal of the photographs. These historic threads were possibly the most valuable asset of the club and, unless by some miracle they can be restored, this has been a failure akin to burni...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)
Replies: 8
Views: 1042

Re: Quarter floor fitment (especially rear)

Gavin, butt weld v lap or plug is always a matter for debate, so not taken as criticism. My butt welding is no better than you say yours is, but I have used it where I felt it appropriate, eg floor panels (home made) below the seat box, and extensively in the inner wing and flitch area. On the floor...