New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Let us all know what you are up to with your current restoration project. Get that Minor on the road!

Moderator: Moderators

Smithy1961
Minor Fan
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
MMOC Member: No

New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:12 pm

This 1961 traveller is a bit beat up but I think very restorable.

Its now called Smithy as every car should have a name.

It needs help everywhere ,lucky for Smithy his found a good home.

Going to completely restore to good running order.

Adding some photos of arrival
Yes looking very sad but will be overhauled starting from the front and working backwards including the wood.

Started the under bonnet restoration [ran in to a few problems there] .

More to follow

Smithy1961
Minor Fan
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:27 pm

1.png
1.png (859.04 KiB) Viewed 1814 times
2.png
2.png (913.78 KiB) Viewed 1814 times
3.png
3.png (862.42 KiB) Viewed 1814 times
4.png
4.png (725.73 KiB) Viewed 1814 times
5.png
5.png (758.82 KiB) Viewed 1814 times
Last edited by Smithy1961 on Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

DAVIDMCCULLOUGH
Minor Legend
Posts: 2924
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:42 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:48 am

Nice job under the bonnet, keep up the good work! 8)


Too many Minors so little time.....

olderisbetter
Minor Addict
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:07 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby olderisbetter » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:57 am

That is a very nice result, a nice light colour sets off the other parts well.


Smithy1961
Minor Fan
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:37 pm

Well it would seem during this process that its blown a head gasket so the heads come off.

The unusual thing learned here was what head it was.
Wasn't a 850 head turned out to be a 997 cooper head 12G 202 casting [that's fine and stays] So took the time to paint it all correctly and make sure its all mechanically good.

Hopefully all back together soon.[frame]Image[/frame]

olderisbetter
Minor Addict
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:07 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby olderisbetter » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:37 pm

Well bad news it failed but a nice find with the cooper head.


Smithy1961
Minor Fan
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:39 pm

[frame]Image[/frame]

ManyMinors
Minor Legend
Posts: 1141
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:41 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby ManyMinors » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:24 am

The 12g202 head was fitted to all 1098cc Minors :wink:

Smithy1961
Minor Fan
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:57 pm

Oh I see I thought I had a smaller engine.

So now I need to ID the engine . It has a casted in number of 950

So I know its a small bore but is it a 1098 ?[frame]Image[/frame]

jagnut66
Minor Legend
Posts: 1641
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:28 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:41 pm

Hi,
I have an engine like this, I stand to be corrected but I think you have a 948cc engine and a very sweet engine they are. Just had my head converted to unleaded and skimmed.
Best wishes,
Mike.
Olwyn Image

Smithy1961
Minor Fan
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:57 pm

How much did the unleaded conversion cost ?

Smithy1961
Minor Fan
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:54 pm

Moving on to the finishing of the under bonnet clean up now .Should be able to start the engine soon.
Attachments
3.jpg
3.jpg (135.27 KiB) Viewed 2695 times
2.JPG
2.JPG (91.33 KiB) Viewed 2695 times
1.JPG
1.JPG (94.98 KiB) Viewed 2695 times

Smithy1961
Minor Fan
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:53 pm

Well it started up first time and sounds great,
I put a bypass hose on the heater connections as im not ready to fit the new mini heater yet and I need to make a heat shield up before I connect the servo plus a few little snags I ran into today like a new t/stat that refused to open, the starter button that sticks and the ex. downpipe that refuses to seal but all in all im happy.
Attachments
02.JPG
02.JPG (100.26 KiB) Viewed 2667 times
01.JPG
01.JPG (97.42 KiB) Viewed 2667 times

Johnny
Minor Friendly
Posts: 85
Joined: Tue May 24, 2005 12:42 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Johnny » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:43 am

Hello there,

What paint did you use for the engine bay? I have mine stripped out at the moment and would love to get that finish and tips most appreciated!

Many thanks

Nickol
Minor Fan
Posts: 413
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:40 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Nickol » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:52 pm

Yes, i would like to know that too.

The Late Roy A (BMCEcosse) always swore at unleaded conversions. He maintained that all you Needed to do was increase the clearances of the outlet valves to 12 thou ( Inch) in order to deal with the hotter gasses more effectively. You can find Details on other threads here.
Gott schütze mich vorm Sturm und Wind und Autos, die aus England sind.
download/file.php?id=4822[/sig]

Mark Wilson
Minor Addict
Posts: 675
Joined: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:42 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Mark Wilson » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:04 pm

Nooooooo. :x 15 thou on the exhaust, 12 on the inlet but 15 on both if you prefer to use only one set of feelers.

jagnut66
Minor Legend
Posts: 1641
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:28 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby jagnut66 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:50 pm

Hi,
Sorry, only just noticed your question.
£40 per valve, I had all six done, so it is evenly balanced, totalling £320. Plus a head skim at £25. Total including VAT came to £414.
However, if you didn't want hardened valve seats but your head gasket blows regularly then a head skim for £25 plus VAT is a no-brainer.
Best wishes,
Mike.
Olwyn Image

Nickol
Minor Fan
Posts: 413
Joined: Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:40 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Nickol » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:00 pm

Mark Wilson wrote:Nooooooo. :x 15 thou on the exhaust, 12 on the inlet but 15 on both if you prefer to use only one set of feelers.
Good tip !
Gott schütze mich vorm Sturm und Wind und Autos, die aus England sind.
download/file.php?id=4822[/sig]

Smithy1961
Minor Fan
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:02 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby Smithy1961 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:06 pm

I used a local car paint company to fill a few cans with the correct paint [used a glove box lid to make sure of the match].
I used a good filler primer and flattened it down good before painting then after 48 hours put some clear coat on it so its shiny and tough.
paint.JPG
paint.JPG (55.56 KiB) Viewed 2541 times
At the moment Im fitting a mini heater I overhauled [the original was a shrouded round one] And have the bonnet off to paint and add sound deading.
heater.JPG
heater.JPG (63.86 KiB) Viewed 2541 times
bonnet off.JPG
bonnet off.JPG (54.57 KiB) Viewed 2541 times
Got Woodies making me up a complete wood kit to fit. [Im now trying to experiment on stain colour Im thinking light oak is what I want]

The engine runs as sweet as a nut.
Still a long way to go yet .

alexandermclaren
Minor Addict
Posts: 659
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:10 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: New Traveller Restoration Undertaken

Postby alexandermclaren » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:51 pm

DAVIDMCCULLOUGH wrote:Nice job under the bonnet, keep up the good work! 8)
:D :D :D



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests