Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Thanks Wayno, Managed another long afternoon today :D sorted the front tyres and front wings inc number plate starting to look like an MW again :-).

 

100_5886.jpg

 

I know the front tyres aren't quite correct but as I am still looking for a pair of tracgrips these will do for now.

 

100_5887.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 814
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Just back from Wartime in the Vale, great wkend met friends old and new, 90 mile  odd mile round trip and no problems There were three Aero screen early Bedfords there which was great as in

Took it for a spin down the drive yesterday only to have it spew coolant out of the rad FFS ! Ok quick search last night through the resto threads on here and today replaced the spring inside the top

Happy days 

Posted Images

  • 3 weeks later...

After visiting bovvy on Sat to see the Tiger in action.

 

100_5969.jpg

 

 

 

 

First visit down t'shed for a while and managed to do lots of small jobs on the MW.

 

100_5975.jpg

 

First off the aero screens at last !

 

100_5976.jpg

 

Then the piping along the bulkhead for the bonnet plus the holder for the spare spark plugs.

 

100_5978.jpg

 

Then the lower Bckts for the rifles and turn buckles for the access panels.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Now the Railway contract has come to an end I have my life back again :D

 

100_5981.jpg

 

Tried a SMLE in the clips just to check for clearances and gave the front end a final coat of paint before starting to look a the spare engine block I found in the Cotswolds this morning.

 

100_5992.jpg

 

This really did look like a boat anchor but after a good clean up its on standard bores is in good shape and is stamped with an MW prefix so looks like its going to be rebuilt as a spare unit. Likewise the crank is 20 thou undersize so should be able to use that as well.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jeremy,

 

First of all, very nice restoration you're doing! Always follow with great interest. I'm working on the gearbox of my MW at the moment and was wondering why you haven't sand blasted the compressor cooler on the gearbox (see page 9). It looks like it is all steel to me? I'm planning to sandblast the compete gearbox without taken it apart and cover some sensitive parts with ducktape and using fine grit. Any suggestions of other members are welcome too?

 

Regards,

Danny

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Jeremy,

 

First of all, very nice restoration you're doing! Always follow with great interest. I'm working on the gearbox of my MW at the moment and was wondering why you haven't sand blasted the compressor cooler on the gearbox (see page 9). It looks like it is all steel to me? I'm planning to sandblast the compete gearbox without taken it apart and cover some sensitive parts with ducktape and using fine grit. Any suggestions of other members are welcome too?

 

Regards,

Danny

 

Don't do it:stop:

 

Pete

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Danny

I wouldn't sand blast it if I was you, best to strip it down inspect everything for wear and probably replace the bearings, its a simple gearbox to sort and its small enough to clean with a wire brush in a small grinder.

 

Regards J.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice puzzling with the miring loom, a pity they don't make a model for my Morris C4. This will be home work then.

I fitted a loom from auto sparks on my QL and fitted without problems, Just have a good look in the workshop wiring diagram !

 

Guy

Link to post
Share on other sites

[ATTACH=CONFIG]115342[/ATTACH]

 

Head and sidelights fitted along with spaghetti

 

I note the essential aid to any wiring job (Flask on the floor by the front wheel) I'd have thought you'd have a kettle rigged up by now though Jeremy :D.

 

Seriously though, very nice work, I learnt a long time ago that money and time spent on correct wiring saves a huge amount of heart ache and frustration later on.

 

keep the pictures coming

regards

Pete

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ha Ha yes Pete :D force of habit from working as a carpenter I always take a flask and sandwiches down the shed to work on the truck as its usually a full day.

The loom seems to be working out well so far with slight adjustments for indicators, will probably make a plug in set of removable rear indy/stop tail lights for road use and hang them on the rear tailgate to add extra safety.

As there was no loom to speak of on the pre restoration truck I had no choice but to commission a new one especially as I wanted it to look as original as pos.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Good wkend in and out of the shed, have sandblasted the bow hoops and a few other bits and bobs done some repairs and got it all etch primed and undercoated.

 

100_6036.jpg

 

Most of today has been spent sorting the loom out forward of the bulkhead, a time consuming but satisfying job :D

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well What a cracking weekend, Norton up on the first kick on saturday, Champ thing did the same just had to free the clutch off no probs took it for a good spin went like a watch :D

 

IMG_7678.jpg

 

Pre flight checks

 

IMG_7681.jpg

 

Ice cream top up stop

 

Now back to the MW resto today didn't seem to get a lot done as its only a week to go before we head out to Verdun and the Ardennes but have connected up the inst dash light fitting plus sorted out the seat adjuster.

 

100_6039.jpg

 

100_6038.jpg

 

Painted now will refit next session.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Still on with the wiring loom but have also completed the seat adjuster, trial fitted the seat squabs and backs and did some work on the radiator cover plus have fitted a spare rebuilt fuel pump and connected up all the new fuel lines.

 

100_6040.jpg

 

I utilised a champ pump lower casting to enable me to hand prime the carb, the rest is 28hp it should save the battery when I put some fuel in the tanks and sort out any teething troubles with fuel lines/joints etc, will swap out the brass cover for a glass one to enable me to monitor fuel flow on start up.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Took delivery of the steel tubing today ready to make my own canvas hoops plus some half round bar ready to make the rubbing strips.

 

 

!!

 

Hi great restoration .

 

Can you describe how you made the hoops ? ( pics if possible ) The bending of the steel tubing . Thanks Mike

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Mike

 

The cab hoops are originals I have yet to make the rear hoops and will post up some blow by blow pics when I have a go, I think Pete Ashby posted up a method of bending the tube on this site and that's how I'm going to do mine hopefully :nut:

 

 

 

RR.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Mike

 

The cab hoops are originals I have yet to make the rear hoops and will post up some blow by blow pics when I have a go, I think Pete Ashby posted up a method of bending the tube on this site and that's how I'm going to do mine hopefully :nut:

 

 

 

RR.

 

Thank you

 

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?33907-Leyland-Retriever/page4&highlight=bending

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well its been a funny old week of trailers, farms and tyres, while looking for a small military trailer to tow behind the Champ or Jeep I came across an ad on Epay for an old farm trailer, on closer inspection I could see it that although the trailer was shot the wheels or more importantly the tyres were 9.00x16 Tracgrips which was great news as I've been looking for a second pair for nearly three years :-D, the bad news was that they were in Derbyshire :wow: !!

 

rueps trailer 2.jpg

 

rueps trailer.jpg

 

 

That was Tuesday / Weds when I happened to mention the trailer to a workmate he told me about an old military water tanker trailer on the estate so a quick trip out at lunchtime and I came across this under an oak tree in a farmers field.

 

011.jpg

 

007.jpg

 

009.jpg

 

006.jpg

 

Turns out to be Canadian and I hope to save it.

 

Its Saturday and a day working roofing then off to a farm in Derbyshire on Sunday to bring these home.

 

006 (2).jpg

 

009 (2).jpg

 

Have just got these back after a quick 280 mile round trip ! they look a bit scabby but will clean up, have no cracks and very good tread. Ruep the farmer cut the axle just behind the brake plate so I have two complete hubs which look like Chev or Ford CMP.

 

Ah yes and before I forget whist talking to the steel fixers again at work they have put me on to a small military trailer that's been in storage for years, but that's another story :-D.

 

On the restoration front I have had the bckts for the cab hoops made so can now fit the the bckts and frames to check the fit of the front canvas.

 

Time for a glass of red and some spag bol.

Edited by rampant rivet
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...