Update on the restoration of my MM

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Postby rayofleamington » Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:40 pm

Still waiting for my newton commercial interior,
What a coincidence I've got one! - someone left it in my lounge.
If you want it, make me an offer ;-)

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Postby chickenjohn » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:19 am

Onne wrote:I am just shy of welding I guess :D

And I don't want to upset the lady next door :D:D
Welding's not that difficult. Its one of those things where once you've got the hang of it you wonder what you were worried about previously!

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Just get a load of off cuts of 1mm mild steel and start practising!

You'll be better off welding indoors- doesn;t upset the neighbours.
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Postby rayofleamington » Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:59 pm

You'll be better off welding indoors- doesn;t upset the neighbours.
Yes - and grinding /sawing after 10pm is also not always appreciated.
Fortunately my garage is a long way from the house, and my neighbours are fabulous, so I can get away with a little bit more than average.
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June 07 - back from Zwickau Trabi Treffen
Aug 07 & Aug 08 - back from the Lands End to Orkney in 71 pickup
Sept 2010 - finally gave up breaking down in a SII Landy...
where to break down next?
2013... managed to seize my 1275 just by driving it round the block :(

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Postby bigginger » Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:46 pm

*Jealous* Welding is one of the very few things mine DON'T object to. Everything else is apparently far louder and infinitely more disturbing than the noise or their log splitting machine/chainsaw/petrol powered hedge trimmers/incessant outdoor chav parties etc etc. I DO hope she enjoys the valentines card I'm sending her next year...

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Postby chickenjohn » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:57 pm

My sympathies to you Andrew, I tend to stop after 9-9.30 ish and only grind in the garage. I also check with the neighbours to make sure its not a problem. Maybe you could build a big shed to use as a garage, might cut the noise down a bit.

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Postby bigginger » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:16 pm

I've never gone on with noisy work after 7, and now can' t use any poer tools at all outside, so have taken to grinding in the boiler room in the house - with extinguiseher handy, natch

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Postby Onne » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:35 pm

Just a quick update on the MM

I have managed to get the drum off.

Found a relatively new (almost shiney) wheel cylinder in there!
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I used a hub puller in the end to get it off
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Postby rayofleamington » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:38 pm

I DO hope she enjoys the valentines card I'm sending her next year...
don't forget - you've only got a few hours left to go ;-)
Have you found a card with an LCV on the front?? :lol:
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June 07 - back from Zwickau Trabi Treffen
Aug 07 & Aug 08 - back from the Lands End to Orkney in 71 pickup
Sept 2010 - finally gave up breaking down in a SII Landy...
where to break down next?
2013... managed to seize my 1275 just by driving it round the block :(

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Postby Onne » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:07 pm

So I thought juts to fool people that I have done something:

Please do note I DID NOT CUT IT OUT OR WOULD EVER DO IT THIS WAY

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That said that it is not actually completely rotten, there just isn't any metal :D
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Postby Onne » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:08 pm

I also know the steering wheel is still on the wrong side :D
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Postby chickenjohn » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:26 am

On the bright side- your cars kidney panel looks like it might clean up with a bit of wire brush on grinder work.

Time to break out the tools and start re-building that side as it looks like most of the rust has been cut out, just needs a clean up and new panels/ sections welded in.
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Postby Onne » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:38 am

I know, and I have had two quotes to do the work, just need to find funding now
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Postby chickenjohn » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:05 pm

your'e not doing the welding yourself? :)

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Postby Onne » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:54 pm

I'd love to, but I'd rather not try my first welding on a very rare Dutch built Lowlight
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Postby Onne » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:48 pm

The pickup thread made me want to start on the lowlight...

2 years since I posted any updates about her.
The rebuilt engine still turns over, valves are still ok.

I hope to get the welding started within 6 months from now, and get this baby rolling again!
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Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:38 pm

Onne, this is the first time Ive noticed this thread. Youve got some serious work ahead there by the look of things! Get stuck in and you may just be ready for the national......
Good luck, you will gey there :D


Too many Minors so little time.....

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Postby Onne » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:55 pm

Maybe I'll get it done before she turns 60.

Which leaves me 1,5 years till the 6th of December 2010
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Postby Kevin » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:27 am

Onne wrote:Maybe I'll get it done before she turns 60.

Which leaves me 1,5 years till the 6th of December 2010
Lets hope you finish it before you turn 60 Onne :wink:
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Postby Onne » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:57 pm

I hope so... Gives me a decade or two time I suppose :)
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Postby RobThomas » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:15 pm

Just curious.....what colour interior have you got and are there any pics you could post me? We've got the 49 lowlight tourer and the boss doesn't want the red leather interior that I bought from Newton....she wants the original tan with coloured piping. :roll:
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