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#61 OFFLINE   mercrocker

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

I grease mine every month.    Doesn't stop the rest of the car falling apart, though.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:01 PM

Love this thread! Just get it back on the road I like this take on a restoration,life is too short for Concours! My dad had a Riley One Point Five before i was even born. He still talks about it to this day,hes 86 now and going blind :(

He had lots of cars but the one he always talks about is the Riley ;)


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:40 PM

Somehow this is another thread I've managed to miss.

Excellent work on all the cutting and sticking, wish I was even a quarter as good.

I know sod all about cars if this age and still have no idea what a trunnion is.
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:23 PM

I know sod all about cars if this age and still have no idea what a trunnion is.

 

 

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it's a shit ball joint.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:50 PM

that scrappy is still there!


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:03 PM

Beautiful day today!

Mojo slowly returning!

Forgot to take a before photo but I put a couple of plates on the Wolseley today, first ones of the year.IMG_20180313_135613.jpg hard to get a pretty weld on thin steel but it will be ground down and filled so who cares!

Had time to do one more plate. A simpler shape than the last oneIMG_20180313_140027.jpg IMG_20180313_145926.jpg

That'll do for today. I'll have to get the wing off to tackle the rest...
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 09:29 PM

I’d forgotten about this - another great thread :-)
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:55 PM

I snapped a ball join on a Niva once and I have no desire to repeat that so the trunnions will be respected!

 

That certainly sounds like a plan! Good progress on the Holesley, that's a lot of work!


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:42 PM

Good to see more progress, keep it up!
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:59 PM

Right, today I finally bit the bullet and got the left hand wing offIMG_20180321_104002.jpg
Bit holy under thereIMG_20180321_103929.jpg IMG_20180321_110312.jpg

Now this isn't a Granada coupe restora
tion so originality is not an issue. Also my banger racing experience came in handy so the missing box section that should be made of thin tin is now thick box section straight from the stockholdersIMG_20180321_104553.jpg IMG_20180321_171042.jpg
But there is always more to doIMG_20180321_171055.jpg IMG_20180321_103951.jpg
Found this half done plate that had been put on many years ago
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:09 PM

Absolutely brilliant work. You have my fullest admiration. Just wonderful to see it being brought back to life. I've been in love with these ever since that yellow one (which lived just up the road from me when I were a nipper) was on the custom show circuit. It was featured in Hot Car in April 73 and March 76, and Street Machine in March 84. Last time I saw it in the metal many years ago it was red with a big block V8. I always thought it was the bee's knees and have lusted after them ever since.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:11 PM

Nice job!   Somebody is going to be very pleased you did that one day....


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 07:57 AM

Absolutely brilliant work. You have my fullest admiration. Just wonderful to see it being brought back to life. I've been in love with these ever since that yellow one (which lived just up the road from me when I were a nipper) was on the custom show circuit. It was featured in Hot Car in April 73 and March 76, and Street Machine in March 84. Last time I saw it in the metal many years ago it was red with a big block V8. I always thought it was the bee's knees and have lusted after them ever since.


I may know where that car is... There is one matching that description hidden away in Knighton. The chap made it back in the seventies. Did you grow up in Oldham, pretty sure that is where he is from
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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:09 AM

Yay! just need 50 x 50 box down the chassis now.


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 10:15 AM

Yay! just need 50 x 50 box down the chassis now.


.... bit random 'destruction derby' imagery :-

A film I saw, years ago, guy installed a big steel rail in his car (on a hydraulic ram!) and careered around totalling other cars... Cannot remember the film title, but deffo Septic :)

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 08:32 PM

I may know where that car is... There is one matching that description hidden away in Knighton. The chap made it back in the seventies. Did you grow up in Oldham, pretty sure that is where he is from


I grew up near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The reg of the one I knew was 620 LPH, though the last time I saw it way back it was re-registered as OSL 109. DVLA reveals its tax last expired in 2002, so I suspect the worst. I remember as a nipper being overtaken by it as I was pushbiking over to the stock car racing at Cross-in-Hand (anyone remember that?).

Interestingly, the current Practical Classics features a Scimitar in the Your Cars section, whose owner lives in Knighton and says he owns a Wolseley 1500 with a 5.8 litre Chevy V8. Wish they'd published a pic of that....hmm..the plot thickens...
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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:21 PM

.... bit random 'destruction derby' imagery :-

A film I saw, years ago, guy installed a big steel rail in his car (on a hydraulic ram!) and careered around totalling other cars... Cannot remember the film title, but deffo Septic :)

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:49 PM

Just come across this thread for the first time, impressive welding skillzz. Look forward to seeing how it turns out.

I definitely approve of the 'get it back on the road' approach to restoration

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:49 AM

I grew up near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The reg of the one I knew was 620 LPH, though the last time I saw it way back it was re-registered as OSL 109. DVLA reveals its tax last expired in 2002, so I suspect the worst. I remember as a nipper being overtaken by it as I was pushbiking over to the stock car racing at Cross-in-Hand (anyone remember that?).Interestingly, the current Practical Classics features a Scimitar in the Your Cars section, whose owner lives in Knighton and says he owns a Wolseley 1500 with a 5.8 litre Chevy V8. Wish they'd published a pic of that....hmm..the plot thickens...


Yep that's the chap. He also has a 1960s caravan. Must pop and see him. Will take photos
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:32 PM

I look forward to that. It'd be great to think it might be the one I remember. After all, how many V8 W1500's can there be. Last time I saw it back in the 90's it was red with a flip front and Riley grille (though I much preferred it in its 70s yellow metalflake phase).

Anyway, we digress. Congrats again on the fabulous work on your own resto.
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