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by mogbob
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 3642

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: 3642

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: 2071

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: 2071

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: 2071

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: 1106

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: 37
Views: 18162

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: 1087

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: 831

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...
by mogbob
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Florrie
Replies: 18
Views: 2675

Re: Florrie

Good man, well done. Experience is a great teacher. You've learnt a few things along the way, like we all had to do in our time. From your list , I know a few things " you ain't gonna do again ". For replicating the spot welds / plug welding... a couple of points / hints / tips. You can buy a " spot...
by mogbob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Indicator issue

Phil
You are correct .Fit a new electronic unit if swapping to LEDs. Something like this : -

https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product/726
(satisfied customer , no commercial relationship )
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator issue
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Indicator issue

The modern electronic versions are thought to be more reliable (better able to cope with any fluctuations in voltage changes ). According to my Electrical qualified mates. You can obtain square plastic box type or round see through plastic type …….. electronic versions. If you want "traditional " th...
by mogbob
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Removal of old window stickers
Replies: 7
Views: 1212

Re: Removal of old window stickers

I'd use some White Spirit and a flat razor blade to scrape it off. Attempt thin slices , a few millimetres , rather a "one hit " go. Moisten with the White Spirit as required, Wipe off when complete and wash glass with Meths
or a proper glass cleaner.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 3993

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Steve ,
OK , OK … big tank , big beefy motor, I admit it , I'm jealous !
Now get on with your restoration and try not to upset me again ( Ha Ha ).
Signing off ,
Bob ( small 25 Litre tank , small engine )
by mogbob
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Anti-Drum Fabric
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Bonnet Anti-Drum Fabric

The original stuff ( probably horse hair back in the day ) is no longer stocked by the usual Morris suppliers as far as I'm aware ( I stand to be corrected ! ). Woolies , might be worth a go : - https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/987/felt if you're looking something " original looking ". You cou...
by mogbob
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 'George' 1965 2 Door Restoration Log
Replies: 36
Views: 4622

Re: 'George' 1965 2 Door Restoration Log

Classic car upside down welding …. I remember that ! Funnily enough , most restorers' recollections usually include the adjective painful ! When it's all finished the memory fades ( a little ).
Good work there , crack on , good luck with it , you'll get there.
Bob
by mogbob
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: New owner now the real work starts.
Replies: 27
Views: 3993

Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Steve
Great work !! The " look what I've got to tackle next " photos will soon disappear. Keep on trucking.
Bob
by mogbob
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 13195

Re: Another van.

John
Glad you're " sorted " , for the cost of a pint ! Result. If only life was always that simple.
Bob
by mogbob
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 13195

Re: Another van.

John Wiper Motor link …. is this what you're after ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LUCAS-DR3A-WIPER-MOTOR-GEAR-LINK-ARM-GOOD-USED/271919622623?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D944697fd983a4a519602fa4bf6a29d6e%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D263...
by mogbob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Getting water pump out of Vauxhall engine
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Getting water pump out of Vauxhall engine

James Only just read this post. Congratulations on cracking it eventually. Most car jobs are " only 5 minutes " , yeah right !! I use Plusgas Dismantling fluid in preference to WD40. I love WD40 for a catch all , water dispersant , lubrication, etc ., etc. ( I bought 5 litres of it when I started my...