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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Frosty for the compliment, but aint
you gonna say anything about the extractors....?!



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Hot Reply with quote

Very hot or should i say cool . Almost there now mate .



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oli, the extractors and inlet manifold look fantastic. I had mine done for the corolla conversion only I had the inlet manifold is black. I am very happy with it. Very Happy Looking forward to seeing the tourer on the road!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More progress, I had a brilliant retired gentleman auto electrician who really knows his stuff, come around and complete the wiring, with the exception of the blinkers, he also repaired my regulator box and fixed the insulators around the horn mounting bracket, and put right an error, (gulp) that I had installed.

When I ordered the wiring harness, back in 1997 apparently, upon investigation, I got it with the extra addition of blinkers on the front, semaphores to work constant, and the stop/tail lights to flash like on a commercial vehicle. All this is with the aid of 4 extra relays wired into the loom, but alas no wiring diagram. So I will have to skecth out what wires I have and then ring the company, that was recently sold, and see if they can help me.



Next is the exhaust, and a fiddle with the engine.


it will be finished SOON, SOON, VERY SOON!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My auto electrician guy has been around yesterday to sort out what was left on the electrics. They are all done.

Now I am collecting the exhaust system on Tuesday, and then it is the commisioning of the engine and then Ormiston display day here I come!


I looked up the old reciept from when I bought it and it will be one month shy of 17 years from go to whoe!



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Oli

I am having so much trouble making progress with my projects, I now understand what a huge accomplishment it is to get a project to completion. And I have seen what a high standard you achieve.

Fantastic work.

Cheers
Don

PS. Did you get those major drums?



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Looks great Reply with quote

Hi Oli,

Your car looks superb, soo much hard work and time has paid off.
I hope you all have a great time at Ormiston display day.
I think you might just be the centre of attention, wish I could be there to see it.

It is a credit to you mate.

Leigh


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more done today.

I made new brackets and fitted new blinkers to the front.
Fitted up the speedo cable, and the oil line to the gauges.
Half fitted the parcel shelf.
Fitted the glove box liner.
And fitted the glove box door and the speaker fascia and the gauge surround

I am glad I am not paying myself by the hour, that was about 6 hours worth!

At lweast the Dash board is all finished, I just need to suss out about the fuel gauge.





I do have a clock but it does not work, I was going to fit a modern battery movement to it



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking fantastic Oli !!!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Clock Reply with quote

Hi Oli,
I am a bit into old clocks and I have had a few old 240V Smiths clocks converted to use a AA battery. It is worth doing. It is a simple job with the old Morrie clock.

If you change your mind, sell it to me...................

Cheers,
Leigh


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking forward to seeing it at the display day Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

in fact oli if you hang some ribbons on it we will put it in the "special" display area for ceremony vehicles as it is in fact "coming out" and making it's debut!.
it's about the right age for this type of ceremony Very Happy



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn Carl, you spoilt my surprise!



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: running this week Reply with quote

Hi Oliver ,

I have heard from a little birdie that it will be running this weekend .
Please keep us up to date .


Blake.



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blake your little birdie tells fibs!

I am dissappointed as I tried today to get her going,
had a couple of small moments but nothing!

And I tried to fit up the exhaust, but it is not going together correctly.

Oh whoe is me, two weeks is not enough time I fear to get it all
togethjer for the show, and also I may have to go to Sydney
for family issues as well, so I don't even know if I will be at the show.
The first one I will potentially miss in 18 years.

I feel very deflated........

But here is the engine bay fitted up.



I need to touch up a few painted surfaces and polish up a few bits but I
won't bother until ( IF ) I get it running.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like tyo say that my Tourer is finished and running....BUT I can't.

Yes it is finished, but i still have not got the motor running.

I have had many distractions in the past months with family health issues.

I have a mate coming over on Saturday and maybe we can sort it out.

The two main problems I think are that the distributor drive is out
one maybe two teeth, and the carbies are flooding.

If the dizzy is out, I think we will pull the engine out and while we are
at it check out the valve adjustments as well and these are a
bugger to check and adjust whilst the engine is in situ, especially
with extractors in the way.

the good news is that I have got the stuck valve moving.

If the engine does have to come out I think I will give the
engine a nice coat of Gloss Black paint.

Wish me luck!



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Juat a little note that I noticed that
November 2011 marks 17 years of working on this car!

I don't know if that is perserverance or stupidity!



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oliver-morrisminor wrote:
Juat a little note that I noticed that
November 2011 marks 17 years of working on this car!

I don't know if that is perserverance or stupidity!



Will I set up a poll on that ?????



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

frosty wrote:
oliver-morrisminor wrote:
Juat a little note that I noticed that
November 2011 marks 17 years of working on this car!

I don't know if that is perserverance or stupidity!



Will I set up a poll on that ?????



Be my guest.......!



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oli, I've got a two door in the shed I have had for about as long as I have had the shed, (about 12 years) and it is less finished now than when I got it, I reckon I'll be giving you a run on your 17yrs before that one is finished. I have done my ute, a couple of cars and am now working on mazzy, so it is just priorities


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, 10 and a half years so far on my Ute 'Clockwork' I have periods of not touching it and periods of non stop work on it. When playing with it stops being fun, I find something else to do, then I come back to it.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, like grant69 i had my panel van for around 12 years and it was less finished than when i bought it. i sold the van to make way for the Nomad as it was WAY less work on the Morris Nomad than the panel van.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IT LIVES....................!


With help help of my Morrie mate Neville,
we sorted out the timing.

We were Clockwise instead of ANTI - clockwise
on the dizzy cap, 180 Deg out on the timing plus,
when we could not get the thing to start,
just for something to do, because we had
tried everything else, I reversed the order
of the plug leads, and BINGO! Away she went!

After 15 years plus!

NOW, the only problem is that it is reving way too
high on idle, at around 1600rpm, we have adjusted
the air/fuel mixture and that bought the revs down
a touch and then when we retarded the spark it got
very close to correct idle, but it was retarded
so much I think it would be undrivable.

Has anybody got any ideas?

One step forward and one step BACK!



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Accelerator cable not adjusted correctly, wrong needle in carb, no oil in carb, too light a spring in carb, choke stuck on ? or incorrectly adjusted


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