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by Redmoggy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic car snobbery
Replies: 27
Views: 4067

Re: Classic car snobbery

When I was younger I was a dead set Custom fan, I was always told by those of a similar disposition that all classic car owners were snobs and anoraks and should be avoided at all costs! The fist year I finished my little 58 Minor custom I did a round of local car shows in and around Hampshire. At o...
by Redmoggy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Primer tips, please
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Primer tips, please

If you mask those areas before you etch them you will end up with raised edges that will require even more work. Puff a couple of light coats with your can and unless you paint wet on wet then remember to key before adding your high build. I've never used 400 to prep for top coat but I think this wo...
by Redmoggy
Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: CLUB PROJECT CAR - SANDBLASTING SMALL PARTS
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: CLUB PROJECT CAR - SANDBLASTING SMALL PARTS

I am a little far away to help but would love to see pictures of the project so far. Are there any to be seen?

Rod
by Redmoggy
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: NWL 576
Replies: 21
Views: 5011

Re: NWL 576

I think the point of this car is being overlooked. It was not meticulously restored in order to win concourse trophies. The car was repaired using current production parts because that is what was laying around. The time and cost involved in retooling dies to suit what was basically a publicity stun...
by Redmoggy
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lucas L482 rear lamps
Replies: 16
Views: 6584

Re: Lucas L482 rear lamps

I would absolutely love to get hold of an L482 lamp and matching reflector. The downside is that although it would be legal to fit it, in use I can't help but think it would be something of a hazard. Far to many muppets on the road. I also think the chances of finding two lamps would be somewhat unl...
by Redmoggy
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bare Metal Restoration
Replies: 25
Views: 3627

Re: Bare Metal Restoration

Strip the panel to shiny new steel using something like a clean and strip disc. Wipe the panel down with a pre paint solvent and then apply a couple coats of an acid based etch primer.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Video: Morris Minor Horror film - Parts required
Replies: 22
Views: 3834

Re: Video: Morris Minor Horror film - Parts required

Thank you for the reply, Jim. I just wanted to make sure I had not missed something.

Regards
Rod
by Redmoggy
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Video: Morris Minor Horror film - Parts required
Replies: 22
Views: 3834

Re: Video: Morris Minor Horror film - Parts required

Very first thing, turn the power and wire speed up on your MIG. You will get a flatter more consistent weld with better penetration. So far I can not see much wrong with what you have. The inner wing repair you want to fit should clamp up along the seam of the the Kidney panel with a folded seam at ...
by Redmoggy
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Video: Morris Minor Horror film - Parts required
Replies: 22
Views: 3834

Re: Video: Morris Minor Horror film - Parts required

Jim, are you able to substantiate your claim that a lap weld is stronger or are you voicing an opinion?

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Video: Morris Minor Horror film - Parts required
Replies: 22
Views: 3834

Re: Video: Morris Minor Horror film - Parts required

Because the cut on the car is so high, I would be inclined to trim away the inner wing until you have just the flat top part. Then without cutting the repair panel clamp it in place so it sits tight against the underside. Now bolt up the front wing to pull everything into place. You can now scribe t...
by Redmoggy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Engine trouble
Replies: 22
Views: 2975

Re: Engine trouble

Keep soaking it in WD40 and occasionally trying to jiggle it. If every thing is loose it should move. Whilst your at it I would suggest checking the mechanical advance is free and the springs are not loose on their pins.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 72930

Re: barrie's project

The only thing I would change (and I am in no way saying you have done the job wrong) is that I would have trimmed the floor and outer under floor panels so they could be butt welded making the floor one piece as from the factory. That would eliminate the over lap next to the inner sill step and rem...
by Redmoggy
Mon May 30, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Brasing the Morris ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Brasing the Morris ?

If the main part of the shell can not move or flex the only worry with the center cross member (for me) would be making sure it's in the right place in relation to the chassis rails.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Sun May 29, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Brasing the Morris ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Re: Brasing the Morris ?

Yes bracing the shell is an exceptional idea and lots of 2x2 box is ideal for doing so. However just as important is ensuring that your door gaps are perfect before bracing the shell.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Doors back in car; with or without upper half/glas ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1962

Re: Doors back in car; with or without upper half/glas ?

I would go back to the paint shop and collect the other door. Then I would hang them first then assemble the frames.

Rod
by Redmoggy
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: flex in floor
Replies: 69
Views: 10747

Re: flex in floor

Paint thinner in one of those siphon guns you get for spraying de greaser with a compressor?

Rod
by Redmoggy
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: flex in floor
Replies: 69
Views: 10747

Re: flex in floor

I've been away from the UK for some years but my understanding of the regulations is that a repair panel must be continuously welded where it is joined into a section but a join at a factory seam should replicate the factory welds. If you continuously weld along the edge of the sill seam you not onl...
by Redmoggy
Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: flex in floor
Replies: 69
Views: 10747

Re: flex in floor

For removal of that center x member your best bet would likely be to drill the spot welds from the inside of the car. You will then have the factory number of spot welds that you can plug weld with a MIG to secure it in place. However and I mean this in the nicest possible way, MIG is not the point ...
by Redmoggy
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: More 49 questions
Replies: 24
Views: 6414

Re: More 49 questions

Had a very nice 49-50 in the workshop the other day and was just randomly comparing stuff. This car did not have the one piece floor. One strange thing I did notice was the join at the front scuttle. On my car this Seam is continually welded and has been done by hand with gas. On the this slightly l...