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Product Test

We used the products over the course of several weeks in our workshop, using only one of the cleaners in any one day so that we avoided combining two products and blurring the results. Each hand cleaner was evaluated on the following Products such as wipes were developed for times when you don't have access to running water, such as when doing roadside repairs. While we've included them for comparison purposes, the majority here are for home and workshop use where water's available. Any product...

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Each compressor will have a nut into which you can insert a ratchet drive. Slowly tighten them, doing a little bit on one compressor, a little bit on the other one, and so on. Keep checking the security of the compressors as you go. Even when you've removed the spring, handle it carefully and place it on the floor gently. Don't give the compressors any chance to slip. As well as trunnions, you may have grease points on ball joints and other moving components. Refer to a workshop manual to find...

Mig

Many enthusiasts lack the confidence to carry out welding repairs on their classic. If you invest in a quality welding machine, though, a little bit of practice is all that's needed to produce good welds. Not only will it enable you to keep up momentum with a restoration project or keep an otherwise usable classic roadworthy, it'll save you money that would have to be paid to a specialist MIG welding machines will soon repay your initial investment. Remember that you'll also need the correct...

Moss Europe

How do you decide which parts to manufacture A lot of it's down to demand. We're all car enthusiasts and sometimes it's as simple as finding out that a part we need for, say, my Triumph TR is no longer available. Is there a backlash against parts made in China or the Far East Not that we've noticed. It's unavoidable in some cases -several of the companies who've previously made our parts have discovered their land is worth more than their business. They'll close the factory or foundry and sell...

News In Focus

Members of the Tornado Register gathered at the Talisman pub in Southampton for the launch of a Tornado Talisman room. The room is a permanent fixture and will be decorated with period racing photographs and images of surviving Talisman cars. Famous Aston is rarely seen in public. The Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Bond films Thunderball and Goldfinger - FMP 7B - is to be included in RM Auctions' 'Automobiles of London' sale on 27 October. Two DB5s were used for filming, with this...

On Your Pc

Small charge is made to cover burning & postage. The right parts for the best price is what we all want, but finding a 'bargain' can be a dance with the devil. WORDS BY mike renaut PHOTOGRAPHY BY craig pusey and mike renaut Buying parts for your classic can be a potential minefield. Do you take the time to examine the various parts on offer or simply buy the first one you can afford Should you buy old, original parts and refurbish them, or will something made last week be just as good And...

Production

1957-1959 (SI), 390,745 built (including S2) 1956-1962, 350,244 built (including convertible commend it, including a bigger (1494cc) engine, suspension, clutch and drivetrain revisions, plus some restyling work. Although more than four decades have elapsed, the Minx has worn well and still cuts a dash. I particularly like the way Rootes tackled the two-tone styling on the Series III, which makes the car appear less slab-sided in profile. Robust yet quite racy-looking, the Minx benefits from...

Quick View Checks

Tick off our vital checks for peace of mind Look out for filler here. It's an awkward area to repair properly because it's made up of so many shapes where panels meet. Check the bumpers themselves as well as their mounting brackets -corrosion can be rife in these areas. New bumpers aren't expensive. Make sure there aren't any tears or cracks in it, and that it rolls back and reattaches easily. Key areas to inspect carefully. Your final offer price should reflect their condition. Get underneath...

Recover Trim A

Missing, broken and damaged trim spoils an otherwise tidy classic. Replacing or recovering trim panels isn't usually difficult. Specialist trim suppliers can match most materials or, if you own a mainstream classic, replacement items might be available off the shelf. Having found a suitable offcut of black vinyl at Beaulieu MotorMart for a mere 2,1 decided my Triumph 2000's tired gearstick surround and gaiter needed a new lease of life. All the work shown here was done without the need for...

Summer 2010 Classics Monthly 1111

Vauxhall's humble running gear is wrapped in a bodyshell that features numerous neat touches. Gary Appieton's been fascinated by the Victor since childhood. The utterly delightful Charcoal Grey Vauxhall Victor Super you can see here is one of a number of cars that Gary owns and cherishes. All of my classics are cars that I wanted to own when I was young but couldn't afford to, he explains with a smile. I remember going to Manchester to visit my gran, and on the way I saw a red Victor on a...

Thought Of The Month

I've already clocked up a good many miles in my VW, so I'll use the others as often as I can during the summer. The Bentley will be saved for longer journeys, if I can afford the petrol Tuning up the fleet for a summer of fun Early spring has been a busy time - the Bentley, Splittie and Beach Buggy have all recently been serviced. The latter two both required MOTs, which they passed without any problems. Not a great deal is known about the history of my Splittie's engine, only that the original...

Transmission

Four-speed manual, overdrive, rear-wheel drive FRONT SUSPENSION Independent, coll springs, wishbones, anti-roll bar, lever-arm dampers REAR SUSPENSION Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf L springs, Panhard rod, double-acting lever-arm dampers BRAKES Discs on the front, drums rear WEIGHT 1079kg The C-series engine was also used in, amongst others, the Morris Isis and Wolseley 6 90. The C-series engine was also used in, amongst others, the Morris Isis and Wolseley 6 90. Rural Warwickshire features some...

Words By Mike Renaut And Matthew Duckett Photography By Gez Hughes

Regardless of what mechanical work you're doing on your classic, at some point you'll be getting dirt and grease on your hands. Using suitable Latex gloves will protect your skin from the majority of automotive grime but these can always rip. You may also need to remove the gloves to get a proper hold of some small part, or grip a thread. Sometimes just picking up a tool or a pot of grease can be enough to cover your hands. When that occurs, you'll want to be able to clean your hands quickly...

Your Idi Second Car I

Why feuywtf a (lank, not a modwrn. i* ycur btH ophon Issue 160 Feb 2010 Issue 161 Mar 2010 Issue 162 Apr 2010 Issue 163 May 2010 Owning a classic as your second car The millionth Morris Minor Family heirloom A55 restored Engenius Triumph Stag Tyre inflators tested Alternative hot hatches compared How to spot combustion leaks Step-by-step heater rebuild Fifty classics to watch in 2010 Budget saloons Fiat 132 vs Princess Engenius 22mpg lensen Interceptor Six-page VW Scirocco buyers guide Ford...

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Quick Tech

The edges of the door skin were also shotblasted to remove a portion of the protective black paint. This would become weakened during the welding and bending processes. The edges were then covered in masking tape .because the entire inner panel was also painted in etch primer. Once that had dried, a thin coating of stone-chip paint was applied to the lower surface. This not only provides extra corrosion resistance but adds an extra soundproofing layer. Cm 1 Any rust holes on the door frame can...

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