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Re: The MESS situation

Post  Gray on Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:32 pm

Our Nomad has moved house three times without progressing !!!!!! Embarassed

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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:26 am

I started restoration work on my Mk 2 at the beginning of 2003.... it's now 15 years since it was laid up Crying or Very sad
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Post  Regsmonster on Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:51 am

Rum Tum Tugger wrote:I started restoration work on my Mk 2 at the beginning of 2003.... it's now 15 years since it was laid up Crying or Very sad
What, the narrowboat one? It can't be 15 years since I last saw it, can it? Shocked
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:02 am

The same. So far I have

  • Removed a rodent's nest from behind the dashboard, and another from the heater,
  • Fitted a 1275 MG Metro engine,
  • Fitted front discs,
  • Fitted a rod change (the 850 had a magic wand, which found a good home),
  • Modified the Metro exhaust to fit,
  • Rewired the front end incorporating mods for the new engine,
  • Replaced both rear swing arm assemblies,
  • Overhauled the brake master cylinder,
  • Fitted a proper changeover tap for the twin fuel tanks,
  • Re-routed the handbrake cables,
  • Fitted a brake servo,
  • Unblocked a feed pipe in one of the tanks.

Still to do:

  • Finish the handbrake,
  • Finish the fuel system,
  • Clutch including new master cylinder,
  • Cooling system.


Looking at these lists, for the first time I feel I might be getting somewhere after all! Surprised
Separate thread to follow, when I have some piccies to show.
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:14 pm

You will not beet John H.,the Mini Jem celebrated it's 30th year in the garage!! Now that's what I call a long term project!!
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Post  Regsmonster on Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:51 pm

Last night we got the clocks and lights wired up. It was an interesting bit of electrickery, wiring the bike loom onto car stalks, but everything works well. Smile
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Post  Jono on Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:42 pm

Nice going. cheers ....but we need photos. Very Happy
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Just for you Jono......

Post  Regsmonster on Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:54 pm

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Post  Mk3rob on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:04 pm

looks like an F1 car..............................the odd spring and wheel missing.

Ready for Stourport???????????
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Post  Regsmonster on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:17 pm

Mk3rob wrote:
Ready for Stourport???????????
Who knows? Probably I think.

I feel slightly giddy thinking about it...........

We'll be able to off road in the Jimny this year, not that the MESS is for the bumpy stuff. Very Happy
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Post  Mk3rob on Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:44 pm

Its alright we'll lift it up and carry it over the rough bits,

Elaine will have to walk though.
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Post  Regsmonster on Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:17 pm

Mk3rob wrote:Its alright we'll lift it up and carry it over the rough bits,

Elaine will have to walk though.

I'm sure she won't mind that. Very Happy
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Re: The MESS situation

Post  ZED on Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:21 am

We're progressing well now. Cool


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Re: The MESS situation

Post  Jono on Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:20 am

Looking good...keep it up! Just one wee question? Will the bike rad work in that position? Can you not get it "more upright" ?
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Post  Regsmonster on Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:50 pm

Jono wrote:Looking good...keep it up! Just one wee question? Will the bike rad work in that position? Can you not get it "more upright" ?


I think so, it's just the same as it is on the Exige (only curved, but I'm sure we can bleed the high spots).
What you can't see clearly on the pic, is the curved wind deflector that sits underneath the rad and channels all the air that enters the nose up through it. Wink
It hasn't got a great big wheel sat in front of it so I'm more than hopeful of it keeping cool.
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Re: The MESS situation

Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:02 pm

Mk3rob wrote:looks like an F1 car

That's exactly what i thought when i saw it last night. A few JPS stickers and there you have it, a Lotus type 72 Scamp. Very Happy
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Come on Jono keep up!

Post  Regsmonster on Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:59 am

Well it's full of coolant now, thanks to the plumber up the road! toot
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:07 pm

By the way, did i remind you about the gate post guarantee on all work undertaken by Leaky Worth Plumbing? Laughing
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Post  Regsmonster on Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:05 pm

TRR Motorsport wrote:By the way, did i remind you about the gate post guarantee on all work undertaken by Leaky Worth Plumbing? Laughing
Need a bit more doing tonight if I can afford the labour charges................
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:40 pm

Regsmonster wrote:
TRR Motorsport wrote:By the way, did i remind you about the gate post guarantee on all work undertaken by Leaky Worth Plumbing? Laughing
Need a bit more doing tonight if I can afford the labour charges................

No problem, Bring it up when you're ready. Wink
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