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by mogbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 104
Views: 4327

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

A stuck Starter Motor would be my first point of call. I'd disconnect the battery , put a spanner on the Starter Motor pinion to try and release it ( or rock in gear back and forth ). Whilst it's all disconnected I'd work my way through , checking battery voltage with a Multimeter.Then check out the...
by mogbob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wanted WING/ SEATS Morris Pick Up
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Wanted WING/ SEATS Morris Pick Up

Hi Greenie , There is a Section on the Forum " Wanted ". It might be worth reposting your request in this Section for people to see. Our Forum Moderators might spot it in the next few days and move it for you. In the meantime good luck with the request , hope somebody can help you out. Bob P.S saw t...
by mogbob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken
Replies: 122
Views: 18396

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Life , health and general stuff gets in the way of most people , so don't beat yourself up about taking a rest from your labours.
Good on you .. attack with renewed vigour …...you'll get there and then you can wear a silly grin with pride saying " I did that ! "
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator Cancel
Replies: 25
Views: 1289

Re: Indicator Cancel

You're right a 1 5/16 " AF ( deep socket preferably a thin walled one ). For the record you'll find a permanent list of " Spanner Sizes " listed under the " Mechanica l " section of the Forum , Second Topic down . Most of the components are there. It lists Steering wheel nut as 3/4 " Whitworth. Othe...
by mogbob
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What order to do things in?
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: What order to do things in?

Alan My preference would be floor repair then temporary bracing B posts to the chassis member … and across between the two B posts. ( I've always been a belt and braces man. If you let it " flap " it's never gonna be right and you will spend a lot of extra / wasted time trying to sort ). Fix the spr...
by mogbob
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Convertible - leaving the hood down
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Convertible - leaving the hood down

Welcome to the Forum. My advice would be to leave the hood up … for the very sound reasons you specified in your post. Never fold down the hood for storage , unless you are sure the fabric is bone dry. It is impossible to fold any collapsible hood without inducing some form of creasing in the bulk f...
by mogbob
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavy Breather
Replies: 6
Views: 399

Re: Heavy Breather

" slightly modified " engine ! Might need to modify your bonnet " slightly " , depending which car you were trying to install it in. Not seen one like that before.
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Glass jar!
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Glass jar!

Les
At that price I hope it comes with a free Mini !!
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: I think I might have the wrong rims.
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: I think I might have the wrong rims.

Hi Stuart , Happy New Year. Here is a link to ESM who sell two different type of wheel nut for the earlier cars. Part Numbers SV133 and SV134. http://www.morrisminorspares.com/wheels-tyres-c94/rear-axle-propshaft-wheels-tyres-c96/road-wheel-bolt-bsf-mm-series-ii-p831451 The nuts shown in the picture...
by mogbob
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 2481

Re: Hello from north London!

Seb From your photo it looks like a "one off " solution. The top cable has what looks like an HT cable cover where it emerges from the bulkhead area. The nicely machine metal block retaining the bare cable is set too vertically for my taste. I would slacken the main holding nut and bolt and rotate i...
by mogbob
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup restoration part three
Replies: 2028
Views: 269701

Re: Pickup restoration part three

Hi Dave , Glad you enjoyed your little run out in Alice this morning. We went out for a breath of fresh air this morning. Hampton Court had their regular Christmas outdoor skating rink set up . Great fun watching everybody trying to stay upright. A young lad , 13 years old today he announced ( part ...
by mogbob
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 2481

Re: Hello from north London!

Seb 1. When removing a steering wheel , loosen the retaining nut but DON'T remove it completely at first. With it removed they are often stuck.If you pull / tap the steering wheel it will hit you in the face and at worst smack your teeth or break your glasses. With the loosened nut still holding it ...
by mogbob
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 2481

Re: Hello from north London!

Seb
When replacing the petrol tank gasket don't forget to disconnect the battery first. Petrol fumes and electrical sparks are not a healthy combination. With apologies in advance if you're well aware of the precautions necessary.
Bob
by mogbob
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welding fitting wings
Replies: 22
Views: 1373

Re: welding fitting wings

Bodge ? I guess , Yes. First attempt by somebody at fabricating and welding , probably. There is a lot of weld and not a lot of it is pretty or professional. Is it the worst I've seen , no. When we took off my mates outer offside wing a previous repair to the inner wing was something to behold ! The...
by mogbob
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welding fitting wings
Replies: 22
Views: 1373

Re: welding fitting wings

I'd endorse ManyMinors sentiments.You'll need this repair panel - not a fortune - but difficult to fabricate so will save a lot of time trying. http://www.morrisminorspares.com/body-inc-panels-trim-c21/panels-c31/door-hinge-pillar-cover-plate-l-h-p828417 A Flat inner wing rear section is available :...
by mogbob
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: welding fitting wings
Replies: 22
Views: 1373

Re: welding fitting wings

Hi Phil , shoebone has flagged up the general link to ESM , here's the exact link for the repair panel for the rear of the car. http://www.morrisminorspares.com/search/rp159r ….. the other side is RP159L. Your inner wings from the piccies seem to be ok but if this is not the case then they do a Rear...
by mogbob
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Mysterious Scratches

It looks like something has either brushed against or fallen on the top edge of the wing. It doesn't appear to be "impact damage ".. like another vehicle for instance. Nor does it seem malicious damage. If the car is garaged ,then has something fallen off a shelf , a lump of timber or big box of Chr...
by mogbob
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 26
Views: 4629

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

Mike , it sounds like a good idea to me.
Non techie Bob
by mogbob
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Advice required fills and floors
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Advice required fills and floors

Personally I'd go for the floor pans first. The built in step will provide good rigidity. Reasoning ? Condition of the surrounding metal is everything. Even the most rusty of sills still provide an element of bracing. Chomping out the floors will expose the horrors ( or the good condition ) of three...
by mogbob
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Beading trim
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: Beading trim

I'm not worked on a traveller ( just saloons ) so you might need a second opinion. The beading is not usually fixed with a mastic type sealant. The bead is caught between the wing and the body of the vehicle. If using new beading you might want fix it temporarily to the wing with masking tape , to c...