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by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2344

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

At the risk of becoming viewed as a Radiator Stencil obsessive, I've Googled as many images as I can, and the one I'm attaching seems to show a fairly original engine bay (apart from the battery cut out and the fuel filter) identical in equipment to my 1970 Adderley Park traveller. No evidence of an...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great-Grandfather's Ride
Replies: 16
Views: 1528

Re: Great-Grandfather's Ride

Do you think they would accept a trade-in on my Traveller at £36,000?
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2344

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but hadn’t the warning stencilled on the radiator top been dropped by then? Shown on the engine bay for a 62-71 Minor 1000 in Ray Newell's "Original Morris Minor", but not clear how late that one is. None on the 56-62 1000. Be nice to know before I go to the trouble of sten...
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP Plates?
Replies: 42
Views: 3668

Re: NMP Plates?

Excellent - well done. And you've even been name checked in the ESM newsletter!
by Mark Wilson
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Modern heater valves
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: Modern heater valves

I'm planning to use a diverter as suggested, fitted close to the heater. Head cooling is a bit of a worry as I'm using a Mini mpi non bypass head. I was hoping to make it cable operated with a spring assisted return, but as the operation is 180 degrees this isn't really practical, so it will have to...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2344

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

The NMP plate itself looks exactly as my similar age Traveller - but the strip below it seems to been transplanted from the bulkhead for some inexplicable reason during the restoration. Surely if a person was to buy a one owner low milage traveller and have it completely restored it could be complet...
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2344

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

pgp001 wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:09 pm
A bit cheeky I know but.........
Assuming that one is all correctly restored, I thought it was a handy source of reference photo's to download and keep.

Phil
Good idea - done! If this is a guide to Concours, do I now need to paint my rear bumper irons white?

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller doors
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Traveller doors

Well done. Was forgetting that you are using a specialist rather than doing it yourself - although even the specialist restorers would expect the frames to come carefully drilled by the frame manufacturers.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear headlining
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Traveller rear headlining

Thanks both. I'm not doubting Steve in any way, no-one knows more than he does about fitting these frames, but what may be easy and logical for someone who has done the job before may over-complicate the process for a one-off ham fisted bodger!
by Mark Wilson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller doors
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Traveller doors

Woodies doors come with the lock and hinge holes predrilled - I'm fitting mine at the moment. Ash does vary a bit in colour, so it would be useful to be able to view if you could. I don't know the company on ebay, but their feedback seems to be for mechanical items for minors and motorbikes, not for...
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lovely Rusty Traveller
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Lovely Rusty Traveller

Never get past the concours judges - wrong colour corrosion for the aluminium panels :)
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear headlining
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Traveller rear headlining

I don't need to do a resto thread - you can see where the world's slowest resto has got to by looking at my questions! I'm about to fit the roof to my new woodwork, and have just got to the bit in the Ray Newell/Steve Foreman book where Steve recommends fitting the headlining to the roof rails off t...
by Mark Wilson
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: heritage certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: heritage certificate

As the OP is new to this board, can I offer a starter on Addderley Park Travellers. Most Travellers were built at Cowley in Oxford, with some in the early sixties being built at the MG plant in Abingdon, The wooden rear sections were made in Coventry and joined to the main body on the Cowley product...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: heritage certificate
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: heritage certificate

And unfortunately, if as likely it is an Adderley Park built traveller you won't be able to get a Heritage Certificate as the records for that factory were destroyed in a fire. Welcome aboard anyway (from the owner of another Maroon Adderley Park Traveller)!

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Car painting with spray cans
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Car painting with spray cans

I'm thinking of doing my camper van with roller applied Rustoleum, as on this link http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=18751 Seems that you can get good results if you put a lot of effort into preparation and flatting and polishing. (I have to do a lot of that when I'm spraying celly!) ...
by Mark Wilson
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door top striker plate
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Traveller rear door top striker plate

Very useful, thanks. Think mine will get screws!

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door top striker plate
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Traveller rear door top striker plate

The Ray Newell/Steve Foreman Traveller book (page111) shows an L shaped striker plate at the top of the left rear door. There wasn't one on the bodged timber frame I'm now replacing, but looks simple to make one. Can anyone tell me, though, the approximate length of the vertical leg, as this doesn't...
by Mark Wilson
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split screen
Replies: 14
Views: 982

Re: Split screen

I might be getting cynical, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see either of these cars eventually emerging fully "restored" with later body shells.
by Mark Wilson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller B Post screws
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Traveller B Post screws

Thanks Phil, that's very helpful.

Mark
by Mark Wilson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller B Post screws
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Traveller B Post screws

Should the large machine screws holding the lower part of the timber frame to the B post be fitted with washers? Just looked through hundreds of photos on the internet, but can't find anything to help. My own photos from before I started the restoration show washers fitted, but as most details had b...