Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:54 AM
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.
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!!
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:03 AM
Hope you enjoy your stay and any questions you have feel free to ask them
Posted 26 January 2004 - 11:04 AM
Posted 28 January 2004 - 02:10 AM
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.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:16 AM
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!
Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:18 AM
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.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 10:20 AM
Posted 28 January 2004 - 02:45 PM
Posted 29 January 2004 - 10:32 AM
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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