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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #165 on: May 14, 2011, 08:24:08 AM »


Nice work mate !!!  You can be happy with the results.

need to show us the paint job now !! ;)

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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #166 on: May 14, 2011, 08:37:36 AM »
Looks good Noddy.

I'll be interested to see what the experts say about your primer bonding issues


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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #167 on: May 18, 2011, 03:15:21 AM »
Took the moke to the paint people on saturday. They said it was a reaction of solvents in the paint and primer, and that it could have been caused by applying to mutch primer at one time ( Im guilty of this one, applied primer with a compressor that had no volume). They said bring it down to bare metal would be the right way to do it, but seeing as there was quite a layer of boddy filler, They advised that I flat it down smooth, and leave it in the sun to get propperly dry. Then add a light layer of primer, and then after a second coat, leave it to dry properly then Start applying paint.

So saturday I water sanded the trouble areas, and left it in the sun, when there was some sun. Sunday did nothing. Monday I had the moke in the sun again the whole day at work. When I got some time off inbetween work, it threatend to rain, so yesterday the moke was in and out of the hangars the whole day.

Today was sunshine all day. So after tea, I went out and masked the moke, and applied some primer. Then it sat baking in the South African sun untill after lunch. As the sun was out and the primer was nicely dry, I took out the paint and added colour. NODDY now has a fresh coat of paint on the grill and right wheel cover. Tomorow I start putting it all back together, and first job after that is giving him a nice propper clean.

P.S. So far the paint has held well, Will check for any funny bussiness tommorow.

P.P.S. Only have a low quality phone pic, will get some propper ones tommorow
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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #168 on: May 18, 2011, 06:50:13 AM »
Good to see you got it sorted in the end Noddy.

Should be fine now, you'll normally see pretty quick if there's going to be any trouble.


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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #169 on: May 25, 2011, 03:32:15 AM »
Well got it all painted up and assembled. Here are some pics

Couldnt find my camera, so took some with the phone.





And found this little Woosley Mini on a recent trip to help dismantle Tiger Moths.

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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #170 on: May 27, 2011, 10:39:45 PM »
It's not a wolseley mini, it's a wolseley hornet.
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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #171 on: May 30, 2011, 01:04:17 AM »
Thanks for correcting me CQ. I thought it was a mini as from the front it looks exactly like a mini, doesnt have the upright grill
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Re: NODDY Rebuild
« Reply #172 on: July 19, 2011, 04:10:38 AM »
Been enjoying the moke for a while now. Still going strong. Finished a project I had started a few months ago

Made the moke a Front badge out of some stainless we had at work. It should say Austin in the front but my metal cutting skills arnt there yet

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Re: NODDY Rebuild - Accident repair
« Reply #173 on: July 19, 2011, 09:06:40 AM »
Thanks for correcting me CQ. I thought it was a mini as from the front it looks exactly like a mini, doesnt have the upright grill

South Africa did make Mk111 Minis with a Wolseley back end.  So it is probably one of those.  :)
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« Reply #174 on: July 19, 2011, 09:55:05 AM »
That makes it a Mini Mk3, as opposed to a UK Mini Mkiii.  They also had the earlier Wolslely 1000 which had a Hornet front and a Mini rear.

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Re: NODDY Rebuild
« Reply #175 on: September 23, 2012, 05:37:40 AM »
Removed the smokes speedo to see what the cause was of the speeds not working, found the cable had broken again, this one lasted about 8 months. While i had the speedo out I took it apart to see why the odometer didn't turn over. Found that the lever that pulls it through rotation was worn out. I built up the worn part with a plastic filler and superglue. After filing to size, i removed the counters and cleaned them all out and replaced it all. My odometer now works and the mokes odometer is now reset to zero. Tested it with a electric drill and ran if for 1km to make sure it all works. Only other job is to get a cable made in the week.
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Re: NODDY- On going maintenance
« Reply #176 on: September 26, 2012, 09:56:39 PM »
Wow, bit of a time gap between posts Noddy.

Cable length is apparently pretty critical on the speedos and the main cause of cable breakage. If you're getting one custom made, you probably want to make sure it's the right length.


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Re: NODDY- On going maintenance
« Reply #177 on: September 27, 2012, 03:25:16 AM »
Has been a whil, been bu.sy with work and studies, not much time for moke stuff. I got them to make it the same size, all they told me is i needed to grease it alot . And if it breaks again i need to bring the outer to them as well.
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