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by Redmoggy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 56 Split-Screen Coupe BARN FIND!
Replies: 12
Views: 2103

Re: 56 Split-Screen Coupe BARN FIND!

Hot soapy water followed by a cutting compound and then lots of wax. The compound will reduce the visible rust by removing any staining from the paint. The wax will help prolong the finish.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15731

Re: Series MM Questions

Thats what I thought. Can no one in the MMOC lend you one to take a pattern? Find it hard to believe everyone has a front pipe cobbled together from flexi.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Series MM Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 15731

Re: Series MM Questions

I had it in my head, for some reason that the exhaust was the same as the later cars with the exception of the front pipe?

Rod
by Redmoggy
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Alta and MM porn?
Replies: 121
Views: 21000

Re: Alta porn?

When you say you are having valves made, are you commissioning someone to make new to a pattern or using blanks? Only the second option would seem more economical.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Stiltzkin's Rebirth
Replies: 54
Views: 14449

Re: Stiltzkin's Rebirth

Restore the minor floor/chassis to stock, build a simple pickup bed and fit engine and box from Hyabusa motorcycle.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Bit of fun: post pics of your fave modded moggy's
Replies: 183
Views: 57511

Re: Bit of fun: post pics of your fave modded moggy's

You got out here, good on you James. Slightly different to home isn't it!

Recently started a family so I'm afraid trips to car shows are somewhat outside the budget for the time being. I have a 49 Low Light that I will eventually restore but for now I'm a keyboard car guy.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Bit of fun: post pics of your fave modded moggy's
Replies: 183
Views: 57511

Re: Bit of fun: post pics of your fave modded moggy's

You appear to have an abundance of horse power there!

Rod
by Redmoggy
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Ben's moggie
Replies: 18
Views: 3545

Re: Ben's moggie

The weather certainly won't be helping but if it's still soft after a month I would be talking with the painter.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 72794

Re: barrie's project

I hate that moment when the gas runs out and you try to just finish the last past before realising it looks terrible. There are not that many modern panel beaters with the patience for a decent restoration, let alone admit that it's not what they thought it would be. The finished car will be a credi...
by Redmoggy
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM SII windscreen clips
Replies: 9
Views: 1924

Re: MM SII windscreen clips

These are what I have, both will require a little fettling.

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Rod
by Redmoggy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM SII windscreen clips
Replies: 9
Views: 1924

Re: MM SII windscreen clips

I've just pulled a pair of these from a scrap low light. They are no use for my 49, are they any good for the someone to take patterns from?

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 57 Saloon, rotten!
Replies: 203
Views: 24918

Re: 57 Saloon, rotten!

I would be thinking about clamping or screwing the rear valance in place using the boot lid to line it up. That should help stop anything moving while you weld the rest of your repairs.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1964 Saloon... How bad is too bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 2549

Re: 1964 Saloon... How bad is too bad?

If you can't already then start with a welding course. You need to be proficient in plug welding as well as being able to seam weld butt joints etc. Whilst MIG is essentially point and squirt it still requires some skill. You will also need to brace up that body so it keeps it's shape. It's a good i...
by Redmoggy
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 72794

Re: barrie's project

Very nice, neat work Barrie. It's good see.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 72794

Re: barrie's project

I had the same issue with Hadrian front wings. After massaging the top curve with the bolts loose to bring it down and then clamping in position (while ensuring the the wing still lined up with the sill finisher etc) I still had to skim the tops of the doors to level the gap.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gaps
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: Gaps

Are they original or new replacements?

Rod
by Redmoggy
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gaps
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: Gaps

This is 49 with all original panels. I would say probably more like 4mm?

Image

It's apart now so afraid I can not measure.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: How much is too much welding?
Replies: 12
Views: 3148

Re: How much is too much welding?

With respect Shane, how would you know? There are several aspects when judging the quality of a welded repair, how it looks when lathered up in layers of bitumen is only one of them. All I am saying is that if your spending that sort of money it would pay to educate yourself on what you want when th...
by Redmoggy
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: How much is too much welding?
Replies: 12
Views: 3148

Re: How much is too much welding?

The question you should be asking is what sort of welding job your getting. If your local mechanic is simply patching it up for an MOT you are unlikely to get a job that will last. If the job is being done right it should be a permanent repair that lasts as long as the original has. If the mechanic ...
by Redmoggy
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic car snobbery
Replies: 27
Views: 4063

Re: Classic car snobbery

62 four door in work on Thursday, sticker in the back window read 'I sold my Ferrari for the deposit on this Morris'

Rod