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by Custard
4 days ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 237
Views: 44692
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Re: Rhubarb

I needed the car so quickly made the drivers side useable. Drivers Seat In.JPG Now I have got the passenger side tacked up. This time instead of doing the fish mouthing with a powerfile I dispensed with the filler pieces and cut the square tube with a hole saw before adjusting to the correct length....
by Custard
1 week ago
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Headliner hoops
Replies: 6
Views: 114
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Re: Headliner hoops

Replied now, hadn't logged on to PC yesterday.

Sean.
by Custard
1 week ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 237
Views: 44692
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Re: Rhubarb

Well I cant believe how long ago its been since I posted on this thread, but work and family things intervened and now I am slowly looking at carrying on where I left off. I have now started fitting the Saab seats i bought from a member on here a few years ago now. Going for the same method as befor...
by Custard
1 week ago
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Headliner hoops
Replies: 6
Views: 114
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Re: Headliner hoops

Where are you and how many do you need?

Sean.
by Custard
2 weeks ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild
Replies: 232
Views: 20475
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Re: 1970 Minor 1000 Rebuild

I got fed up with the standard tie bars and decided if I was keeping the car a long time the adjustable tie bars were worth it.

Sean.
by Custard
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Mog Chat
Topic: '54 0n Fleabay
Replies: 3
Views: 140
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Re: '54 0n Fleabay

Not seen it, but not seen one with a V4 Ford lump before. I would have remembered this if I had come across it before. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor-Split-Screen-2-Litre-V4/254640935785?_trkparms=aid%3D888008%26algo%3DDISC.CARDS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200220090753%26meid%3D3f3eecfaa73b493d8b8f...
by Custard
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda's Resurrection
Replies: 13
Views: 420
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Re: Matilda's Resurrection

I remembered I have an old one kept in case I needed a template. The plywood bit has gone and this is the side that would have been next to the metal roof. DSCN3118.JPG DSCN3119.JPG Hoop End.JPG You can see from the last one that there is a width to the hoop, its not just like a round bike spoke. An...
by Custard
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Matilda's Resurrection
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Ireland

Re: Matilda's Resurrection

I haven't any tricks other than a bit of perseverance and ingenuity in making a tool that as described will slide in and hook sideways to depress the spring. If pushing a scraper in directly onto the clip I would tape the edge to hopefully not cut the headlining. Insulating tape is stronger and more...
by Custard
1 month ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Exhaust choice
Replies: 7
Views: 201
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Re: Exhaust choice

If I remember correctly I ended up removing a rear shackle to let the axle droop a couple more inches. (No chance of easily removing the font pin on that car). Half way through the job it gets very tempting to get the hacksaw and make it a two piece exhaust! I also remember bringing a single piece e...
by Custard
1 month ago
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Marina disc brakes and wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 127
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Re: Marina disc brakes and wheels

Depends if your question is solely about cars with Marina based kits. (Your title suggests that, but the question isn't clear) Standard wheels will fit on certain ford based kits. Some do however push the wheels out about 20mm which may not be an issue with standard wheels but can be with wider whee...
by Custard
1 month ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: Dasey being brought back to life!
Replies: 47
Views: 10088
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Re: Dasey being brought back to life!

Looking good. Just noticed an earlier picture of the boot and wondered if you were aware you could get a proper Morris Minor shaped plate that wont rub on the boot where it shouldn't. http://www.chestnut-registrations.co.uk/vintageplates.aspx Not sure if they do Yellow, but I had a silver on black f...
by Custard
1 month ago
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Pressures LP917
Replies: 2
Views: 85
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Re: Pressures LP917

30 is a good starting point. You may find it a bit hard on the front. Most medium moderns seem to be in the range 24 to 28 with plus 2 to plus 4 in the rears for towing. As a general rule the extra load is mainly over the rear axle and the load on the front doesn't significantly increase. I have fou...
by Custard
1 month ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Exhaust choice
Replies: 7
Views: 201
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Re: Exhaust choice

Yes the sound is difficult to describe especially on the overrun. Best done in a tunnel :D The sound does also change if the engine is modified as breathing and valve timing affect it so a different camshaft can change it a bit too. If the second hand one is cheap enough it may be worth trying to se...
by Custard
1 month ago
Forum: Engine
Topic: Exhaust choice
Replies: 7
Views: 201
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Re: Exhaust choice

It depends how good the secondhand one is? If it is almost new and simply taken off to be swapped or the engine swapped then probably OK, but if its old you may find it folds and breaks during fitting. If its an original one piece they can be a fight to fit so I would want to fit a new one and not h...
by Custard
1 month ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Van seats
Replies: 1
Views: 120
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Re: Van seats

Its a while since I had a van, but I thought the spacing between door and tunnel was the same as the saloons and traveller was the same. The Pick Up is the awkward one because anything with a chunky back reduces the amount the seat can move backwards so could be an issue for a taller person. Just li...