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#451 OFFLINE   LightBulbFun

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:35 PM

happy to see work is continuing :)

 

I hate it when only half the screws on everything come out , so you end up removing a lot of screws but nothing properly comes apart LOL

 

 

nice to see you where able unearth the key markings on the lock, its probably not a bad idea to soak the key hole in penetrating oil while you wait for the key to arrive so you have some chance of it turning when the key does show up :)


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:25 PM

https://twitter.com/HubNutVids

Is this anyone from here? Noticed he has a roadworthy one in photos...
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:33 PM

Have you been able to establish a possible series of numbers from the registrations of other mk12s? I think it may make it easier for the dvla if you have even a regional prefix.

Otherwise have any local records survived in the area it was likely registered?

At a guess a new model year may be donoted by a jump of 1000 in the chassis number, assuming less than a 1000 units built per year. As you said the jump in numbers seems a lot otherwise.
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:36 PM

https://twitter.com/HubNutVids

Is this anyone from here? Noticed he has a roadworthy one in photos...

 

Good find  :-D  Interesting !


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:39 PM

https://twitter.com/HubNutVids

Is this anyone from here? Noticed he has a roadworthy one in photos...

 
tis Mr DollyWobbler

 

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:03 PM

 

 
tis Mr DollyWobbler

 

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:)

 

I thought JJ0063 was making a joke.


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#457 OFFLINE   LightBulbFun

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:08 PM

I thought JJ0063 was making a joke.

 

you would be surprised on what people can miss on the internet....

 

(im sure your well aware on ebay "im selling this BRIGHT RED car" only to get someone messaging you "is it Dark purple?" )

 

im thinking JJ0063 may have not found DWs invacar post since it was a bit burried until I posted in it recently :)

 

so I rather give the benefit of the doubt so to speak and linked to DWs thread on TWC :)



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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:41 PM

FS880 keys available on ebay for around the £2.50 mark, though I suspect any FS key would work, the locks wear very quickly. My Triumph will start with any key that actually goes in the hole. And can be removed with the engine still running.
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:43 PM

Have you been able to establish a possible series of numbers from the registrations of other mk12s? I think it may make it easier for the dvla if you have even a regional prefix.

Otherwise have any local records survived in the area it was likely registered?

At a guess a new model year may be donoted by a jump of 1000 in the chassis number, assuming less than a 1000 units built per year. As you said the jump in numbers seems a lot otherwise.

 

Not really. The Invacar register hinted at some likely letter combinations, but that might just be over complicating things for Swansea. I agree - perhaps the jump in 1000 - or there may have been a change between the different types of MK12 (a, b, c, etc).


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:45 PM

I thought JJ0063 was making a joke.


Unfortunately not, hadn’t read this thread fully! Just stumbled upon it on Twatter via Not2Grand I believe!
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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:45 PM

They had convertible wheeled seats/mechanic board (whatever they're called) in Lidl the other day.  As well as the electric oil pump.  If either would be of any use to you.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:57 PM

Thanks, I'm ok, keen not to spend any more money at the mo anyway!


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 09:58 PM

Right with you there...


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 03:32 AM

came across this and figured it might help :)

 

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a picture of a slightly less faded/worn set of controls in a Mk12, with some of the markings still legible :)

 
(I noticed the cool little courtesy lamp, looks like a Lightbulb in some sort of steam punk suit of armour :mrgreen: ) 

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 05:30 AM

(I noticed the cool little courtesy lamp, looks like a Lightbulb in some sort of steam punk suit of armour :mrgreen: )


It's like a Lucas L534 number plate lamp, but with more shrouding.
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:11 AM

Probably got a few kg of fibreglass to donate
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:30 AM

Probably got a few kg of fibreglass to donate


Thanks! Another kind offer among a few on this thread. Appreciated.

Well, one D-day of a sort arrives, in that I sent off the V62 with a covering letter just now to apply for a V5. I spoke to the DVLA as well, but that added nothing I didn't already know, so went straight to the application.

LBF's ever diligent sleuthing (thanks, chap) leads me to believe that no more info about this vehicle will be forthcoming. So time for Swansea to do as they will.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:34 AM

 

came across this and figured it might help :)

 

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a picture of a slightly less faded/worn set of controls in a Mk12, with some of the markings still legible :)

 
(I noticed the cool little courtesy lamp, looks like a Lightbulb in some sort of steam punk suit of armour :mrgreen: ) 

 

 

Thanks, I'll try and unbolt the little light for cleaning next time I'm over there.


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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:44 AM

very cool and exciting stuff on the V62!

 

did you include some photos of the vehicle and its VIN plate? 

 

I hope there able to unearth its original registration/ID/V5 :)

 

 

On the controls I noticed your Mk12c has an extra slidable knob thingy thats not in the picture I shared, I wonder what its for...



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:49 AM

Me too! I asked about pics, and chap said no, don't bother for now, so followed his instructions.

This brake adjustment tool for the rear shoes has just arrived in the last few minutes too...

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Posted Yesterday, 02:02 AM

I bought one of those wrenches(albeit new made-in-China from Moss) to adjust the brakes on the MG.

 

It's one of those tools that I did without for a long time, mostly using a 1/4" open-end wrench to adjust them. Even though mine are free and I run them in and out a couple of times a year to keep them that way, I feel a LOT better doing it with a proper wrench.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:54 AM

Nice of the vendor to pre-rust it for you.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:56 AM

I like a tool that's been used...

 

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Posted Yesterday, 01:10 PM

I totally didn't spend about 15 minutes trying to get the offside rear wheel back on TP the day I got the new tyres because I'd left the spanner on the brake adjuster...turns out it just stops the wheel going on...

Eventually I remembered adjusting the brakes earlier in the day and realised my idiocy.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:43 PM

Good work. With the brake shoe adjusters, be sure to remove the adjuster and slap plenty of grease/copper slip on the screw threads. Loads of cars used them and they like to seize up, I had this trouble on the Allegro but a little attention has kept them free.


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