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#211 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:27 PM

Another day, another update.  Today, the inner wing and Mini floor pan arrived.  A little later, the throttle cable arrived.  Fitting the throttle cable and refitting the choke cable went smoothly and the electrics no longer attempt to earth through those.  Also, the car decided it was going to start on the ignition key just fine today without us touching anything.  Because ADO16 on that one I reckon.  The floor pan is plenty big enough and while it is for the opposite side of a Mini, it'll do just fine for this car.  The inner wing only repairs the upper half of the inner wing but again, this is not a problem because that's all I need and it was CHEAP.

35596043890_8d60cf253c_b.jpg20170717-01 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35596044340_3965a2cca7_b.jpg20170717-02 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

I then spend a very, very long time with thinners, brushes and a wire brush in a drill cleaning off the underseal and old paint and loose rust.  This took forever and the unit is like an oven today.  No horrors unearthed, overall there was more good metal still there than expected.  I gave it all a coat of zinc primer  so it doesn't flash rust, this is easy to take back when I do the repairs and a good way of temporarily stabilising things since I'm not entirely sure how long this repair is going to take me to complete.

35985183715_a574eb498d_b.jpg20170717-03 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35596043880_e17b0bcf8e_b.jpg20170717-04 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

35596042830_f16dc62242_b.jpg20170717-05 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Then I ran out of time.  I'm planning to go in tomorrow and finish the clean up on this inner wing.  In all honesty, it was simply too hot to be doing welding today, I was sweating cobs just in casual work clothes, there's no way I wanted to be wrapped up in all my welding gear.  I reckon by the end of this week I should have this inner wing at least pieced together, if not finished.

 

 
The last things to note is that the clutch slave cylinder is indeed in need of replacement since it's stuck solid and there isn't anything missing on the front seat adjusters after all.  The seats do adjust with a tiny little lever, as pointed out to me by various folks, and I was just over thinking it.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:42 PM

A minor point from a newbie here but one who has owned ADO16s continuosly for the last 22 years (where did that time go?).....  whereas the Mk2 1100 deluxe had carpets, the Mk3 such as yours only had rubber matting on the floors.  I have an identical spec car in limeflower which rewarded me for getting it through its MOT earlier in the month by bursting a hydrolastic pipe above the rear subframe.

 

I may also have an offside trumpet panel I'd be prepared to sell for not a lot as your need looks to be greater than mine!  Won't be able to check until Wednesday but will let you know.

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:50 PM

Yes please to the trumpet!  If I can get one for less than £90 I'd be a very happy chappy.  I did think rubber matting was a likely option for a base spec, thing is carpet is going to be cheaper to install I reckon.  Limeflower is so much nicer than Harvest Gold, that's a weird colour BLMC got right at least.  Do you know where I might get new or good used indicator/sidelight backing plates from?  Mine are not in great shape at all.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:54 PM

my goodness, you are making proper good progress with this, and i look forward to it been back on the road!

 

the ADO16 is such a sweet looking thing, and while i've never driven one or even ridden in one, i'll bet that they are a hoot to drive.

good work, fella!! :-D


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:10 PM

Hey Vulg, missing little leva

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Plenty of movement.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:08 PM

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:06 PM

I was in mind of Vulg welding to the dulcet tones of "Lets get down with the Trumpets" by Rizzle Kicks.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:09 PM

Yes please to the trumpet!  If I can get one for less than £90 I'd be a very happy chappy.  I did think rubber matting was a likely option for a base spec, thing is carpet is going to be cheaper to install I reckon.  Limeflower is so much nicer than Harvest Gold, that's a weird colour BLMC got right at least.  Do you know where I might get new or good used indicator/sidelight backing plates from?  Mine are not in great shape at all.


Any good?

http://www.ebay.co.u...eMAAOSw4CFY8S07

Refers to indicators (plural) but I think it's only one. If it's both, then I don't think this is a bad price for NOS parts
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:17 PM

Our chums in Spain have a cheaper alternative

http://www.ebay.es/i...fYAAOSwceNZPB~e

Although bizarrely the parts seem to be in Doncaster. Maybe there is a Playa del South Yorkshire in Spain we don't know about?
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:28 PM

First link is what I need, it's the bulb holders that aren't too clever.  They're in the firing line for all the crap from the tyres so it's hardly surprising.  Hadn't thought to add BMC to my searches previously, so cheers for that, it's no the watch list for now :)



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:02 PM

they are Lucas 694 lamp units


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:58 PM

^ that will make the hunt loads easier.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:08 PM

theres a new lamp unit for 24 quids

http://www.ebay.co.u...GQAAOSwbtVZV29p


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:20 PM

and you probably wouldn't like this http://www.ebay.co.u...R-/351991564291 from the same seller


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:35 AM

Not too bad, between us we have tracked down two brand new units and got part numbers too for further searches!

I take it the originals are past a good rub down, some chemical metal patches and a coat of protective paint?

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:04 AM

This popped up in my facebook this morning,

 

 

ado16.info has struck motoring gold!

ado16.info has been working hard to help provide a lasting and tangible legacy for the ADO16, the BMC/British Leyland 1100/...1300 range of cars.

We have used crowd funding to raise money to purchase targeted panels and incredibly we have also procured a whole 2-door bodyshell and we also we have the side of a 4-door model.
By establishing a working relationship with Classic Sheetmetal Limited in Birmingham, UK we are now in a position to proudly announce that high quality bespoke repair sections to enable the restoration of any ADO16 are now available to help achieve one of the principle aims of ado16.info – to help keep Britain’s bestselling car of the sixties alive.

Production and despatch of repair panels has already begun; orders can be place by contacting Chris at Classic Sheetmetal:

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Exclusive to paid-up members of the ado16.info international club is a very generous 10 per cent discount.

If welding is not your forte then Classic Sheetmetal can also offer a body restoration service, so your bespoke panels would be manufactured and actually fitted!

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:37 AM

@Parky:  the bolts and nuts have become one and on one unit the bulb holder parts has corroded badly enough to have holed.  I don't think they're going to survive removal when I sort out the rust in that area and are certainly a bit beyond chemical metal patching, unfortunately.

 

ado16.info have been working quite hard at sorting out panels for the cars while the1100club have been getting everything together to try and get production of Hydralastic cans up and running again.  It's a pretty good time to own one of these cars, there's no many that are having that sort of investment put into them and it'll certainly help with longevity.  I just wish the Princess was getting the same treatment, sadly it's a much smaller and poorer pool of owners there.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:28 PM

Yes please to the trumpet! 

Do you know where I might get new or good used indicator/sidelight backing plates from?  Mine are not in great shape at all.

 

I managed to get time for a quick rummage this morming.  Pictures below, offside trumpet (non-genuine, made by LMC panels) and one second hand indicator/sidelight unit which appears to be in reasonable condition.  All three studs are still in place, although I'm not sure what the black goo all over the back of it is!  If you're interested I also have a pair of clear indicator lenses (and probably the orange bulbs too) should you wish for a slighly different look.  I did this for a while, along with Cosmic allioys, then decided to return to standard.

 

Send me a PM if you're interested in any/all and we'll sort something out.  I am a luddite who doesn't own a smartphone (for which I make no apology) and only check the virtual world once or twice a day so please don't be offended if you don't get an instant reply.

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

- Obtain and fit correct battery, current one much too large ... (£50ish?) 

 

I highly recommend a trundle down to your nearest breaker's yard for a batt, and save yourself £30 or £40. At this time of year it should be easy enough to find a good one suitable one for an 1100.

Don't be scared of second hand batteries, they come charged and tested; I've had loads for 10 or 15 quid, and never been sold a dud. 

If we'd have thought ahead, we could have asked Dodgy_Tom for one... but none of us guessed you'd have made the progress you have already - you're doing grand.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:57 PM

Cor lummy, that trumpet should make Vulg play a happy tune, this is what the beige place is about, stuff like this helping other shiters


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:57 PM

I should have got one of these ages ago, this is actually FUN!  Scrapyard batteries are for winners, it's true, I still don't really know where any local breakers are, the current one will do for now, especially since I'm also missing the battery clamp (new ones are easy to get, and cheap).


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:07 PM

Underseal removal COMPLETE

35836274382_f14ba16441_b.jpg20170718-01 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Ended up using a heat gun after trying the usual methods and, once you got the temperature just right, it scraped off like cake batter which was quite satisfying.  I chopped what was left of the old trumpet off and set it aside, just in case.  I couldn't find my spotweld cutter, that's something I'll be using to unstitch the panel for the inner wing repairs.  Found a bit of hidden grot in the three layers of bulkhead, inner wing and trumpet.

35196147753_0d7fcd21fa_b.jpg20170718-02 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Also found the reason for the A pillar rot is down to a small hole on the inner wing the other side.  The tender bit at the bottom of the inner arch holed too.  Neither of these items are bad, and very easy to repair since access is so good.

35836273632_fe85f308f5_b.jpg20170718-03 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Was a messy job.  I'll probably be fitting new discs and pads when the welding is done, the ones that are on are servicable but it wouldn't hurt to change them.  Tested the brake lights today and they don't work, this could be a stuck switch or just the fact the braking system is incomplete and has no fluid in it.  I've not looked into what kind of brake switch is fitted, if it's a pressure operated one there's definitely not enough pressure in the system to operate it.

35196146913_e249d6dda0_b.jpg20170718-04 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

After lots and lots of wire wheel and flap wheel action cleaning off crusty deposits and paint remnants, I had the panel ready enough for welding.  Gave it all a unifying coat of zinc primer so the problem areas are easier to see.  You'll also note the remnants of the old wing have been removed, I just have a few spot welds to cut through to release the old wing flanges before I can fit the new one.  I'll be removing the wing stay to repair it, there's only a little rust damage and it's not a difficult job so it makes sense to clean that up and reuse it rather than buying a new one.

35836273282_36dc1a363a_b.jpg20170718-05 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

This is the worst of the subframe mounts.  It looks quite scary at first but the construction of this area is fairly simple.  I'll unpick the layers and replace the steel and when this is secure and the subframe bolted back on to it I'll move on to the other subframe mounts.  That way I shouldn't have to drop the subframe if I'm careful.

35196146583_3dc267b3e5_b.jpg20170718-06 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

Had a bit of a fiddle with the controls in the car and the indicator relay woke up!  I've got indicators on one side only at the moment, the other side is still having a nap.

35836273072_1e4b1884ea_b.jpg20170718-07 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr

 

The last thing was trying out one of the 13" slot mags in the unit.  They look SO GOOD.  Unfortunately they're the wrong PCD so we'll stick to the steels and chrome hubcaps.  I'm planning to repaint the steels cream which should look nicer against the purple and chrome.  I'm not a fan of silver wheels.

35196146123_4ebc7f3831_b.jpg20170718-08 by Angyl Roper, on Flickr


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:19 PM

You're making amazingly rapid progress and I'm really enjoying reading about it :)
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

You MUST make the slotmags work!!!!!!
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:36 PM

You MUST ReDrill/make the slotmags work!!!!!!


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:47 PM

Getting the hubs drilled would be less bodgesome and no more effort.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:48 PM

Or, you know, buying slotties in the proper PCD.  13" ones come up cheap on eBay frequently and less nuns and kittens would die that way.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:51 PM

Or, you know, buying slotties in the proper PCD. 13" ones come up cheap on eBay frequently and less nuns and kittens would die that way.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:57 PM

mm... yes... shallow and pedantic #petergriffin



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mm... yes... shallow and pedantic #petergriffin


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