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#1 David_J

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:54 AM

Hello MiniForum,

I am currently working on bringing back to life a 1968 Wolseley Hornet MkIII which for the uninitiated is basically ----- A MINI-with-a-boot!

Hornets are certainly a lot less popular and numerous than Mini's but all the fundamentals are the same with only the name and some 'acquired taste' body styling to differentiate the two! Hopefully there will be enthusiasts here who can answer a few questions for me on typical Mini problems.

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I have been working on Classic cars for a good few years now mainly on my Triumph Spitfire and I currently drive a Reliant Scimitar GTE everyday. Hopefully I'll be able to bring some general mechanical knowledge, tips and advice to the forum as well as asking my own questions.

I've also done cutting, welding and Cellulose paint spraying on the spitfire if anyone wants some tips.

Thanks in advance!!


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Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:03 AM

Hello and welcome to the site

Hope you enjoy your stay and any questions you have feel free to ask them :)

#3 Brawlyrox

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:04 AM

hey welcome to the site we have a member with a hornet he pops in now and again so lets hope he can help you, anyway hope you enjoy the site and if you have any questions feel free to ask

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 12:08 PM

hello welcome to the site

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 06:35 PM

hello welcome to the site.. :) :) :)

#6 David_J

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 10:11 AM

Thanks for the welcome!

Nice to be here
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Posted 27 January 2004 - 07:24 PM

Hi David - any pics of your cars? :grin:

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 02:10 AM

David,

Our 1968 Riley Elf is similar to your Hornet, but I am across the Ocean from you. Internet works just fine, and I will help in any way if you have questions.

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:16 AM

Freda,

Will attempt to upload some pics.

Here is the Hornet undergoing intensive brakes work....



hneil - thanks for the support - I see you have kept your Elf pretty original? Thats what I intend to do with the Hornet as it has had one owner since new and has never been thrashed or butchered - and its lived in a warm garage.

Do you hit your head on the grille when the bonnet is up?

Terrible isn't it! :)

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:18 AM

Here is the spitfire - before and after the respray....

Before I had to take it off the road to weld it and respray it, it was my every day car for three years - including the final year at uni which was magic.

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:20 AM

And the Scimitar, a heavyweight 3.0L V6 engined fibreglass monster (and good for towing hornets and spitfires on trailers! )

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 11:01 AM

all lookin damn fine :grin:

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 02:45 PM

David, I love your Spitfire! Mine will look as nice one of these days, but at the moment, it looks more like your before shot. Great looking Hornet you have there as well. Welcome aboard!

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Posted 28 January 2004 - 08:23 PM

they look realy verty nice mate..

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Posted 29 January 2004 - 10:32 AM

Stingray,

Small world, now that I've thought about it I recognise your name from the TTN ( www.totallytriumph.net ) forums. I'm there under the same username as here and have been for a few years now.

Obviously best to save spitfire chat for that forum but nice to see you here too! maybe you can help with my hornet sometime.

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