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« Reply #90 on: 07 December, 2012, 07:06:20 PM »

Very resourceful mouse, any date on the newspaper? Grin

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Am hoping to carry out that piece of research next week to put your mind to rest Brian...........hoping he didn't have a dual use for said nest........Wink


If all from same page....will Tehran style piece it all together again and post it up.

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« Reply #91 on: 13 December, 2012, 08:27:31 PM »

Oooppsss.....forgot to raid the mouses nest tonight...two more evenings done, hoping just a final evening underneath next week, then a good clean of gearbox/brake unit.

One of  3 body men is coming to inspect the car next week....will then see who shows most interest and knowledge/empathy for my project!

Just getting to point of dismounting rear axle/hub units to disassemble...debating tool fabrication.....or is one available from the club tools section?


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« Reply #92 on: 14 December, 2012, 12:19:13 AM »

Oooppsss.....forgot to raid the mouses nest tonight...two more evenings done, hoping just a final evening underneath next week, then a good clean of gearbox/brake unit.

One of  3 body men is coming to inspect the car next week....will then see who shows most interest and knowledge/empathy for my project!

Just getting to point of dismounting rear axle/hub units to disassemble...debating tool fabrication.....or is one available from the club tools section?


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Sorry Frank,
No aurelia Tools amongst the LMC's Special Tools.

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« Reply #93 on: 14 December, 2012, 09:27:27 AM »

Thanks for that clarification Brian....an extra few evenings to be spent making them up then, via some drawings obtained from a member on the forum!

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« Reply #94 on: 14 December, 2012, 06:09:41 PM »

Thanks for that clarification Brian....an extra few evenings to be spent making them up then, via some drawings obtained from a member on the forum!

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Probably the same drawings I used to check out if any of the tools I hold were for Aurelia, although a couple looked a bit like the drawings they weren't! Cry

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« Reply #95 on: 15 December, 2012, 12:10:45 AM »

As far as I know John Cundy (of the Hawthorn Aurelia) has some tools made up when he was restoring the car. He may have patterns, which might make the job easier.
On my car, Barrie Crowe replaced a rear wheel bearing, and documented it in a Lancia Club journal. He borrowed tools for the job, I could have sworn he got them from the Club. I must check the article.
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« Reply #96 on: 15 December, 2012, 10:02:15 AM »

The drawings are very good...again with so many restorations out there , did everyone make up their own tools over 30/40 odd years or what has happened, some types of work only done by the 1/2 dozen specialists?

Again Kevin your help is appreciated in the restoration


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« Reply #97 on: 18 December, 2012, 10:05:56 PM »

Penultimate evening of work before downing tools for festive period.

Just one more evening of scraping to go........might get gearbox/brakes combo cleaned up too.

I also raided the mouses newspaper nest.....which was in a tube like opening under the dash leading to engine bay, from which no doubt he gained access to interior of car. I will Poirot like, piece the dozens of bits together to see just what newspaper the mouse used as bedding, also maybe get a date from same to perhaps back up the laid up for 36 years claim....or was he a smartish mouse, or just a page three mouse......Wink

The first of the body men came to inspect the "carcass" of the B 12....he seems interested but will only commit once its been sand blasted....will also get the other two guys to have a looksee in new year.

My man is searching out a rear hub "socket" to modify to loosen same.

Last of the years pics to follow soon.


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« Reply #98 on: 19 December, 2012, 09:54:26 PM »

So...approximately 97 hours of labour later this is what a B 12 looks like!

Ok, glass needs to come out, dismount front/rear axles....but simple enough.

In new year, will spend a few weeks removing paint, then to sand blaster end of January.

The dirty, oily gloves have been binned, will treat myself to a new pair in the sales.


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« Reply #99 on: 19 December, 2012, 11:15:11 PM »


Well done!!

I think that car may have found itself a good home.

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« Reply #100 on: 20 December, 2012, 08:22:26 AM »

Frank that is looking so promising. I really do think that your decision to go to the sandblaster is a good one.

I had a look at one of James' Aprilias a week or so ago, the offside rear wing was like lace, a perfect example of what Jim describes as 'Tetleys'. That was after a sandblasting session, the process is ruthlessly honest !!!

Good luck with everything and I sincerely hope you get a good and reliable body man with whom you can leave the shell and then relax knowing it will be properly done at the right price. Please note, the right price does not necessarily result in a low cost !!!!  Neither Jim nor I could believe it when we worked out the bottom line, so far, but a schedule of the work done makes it look like good value !

Have a great Christmas and a happy and healthy new year,

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« Reply #101 on: 20 December, 2012, 08:53:17 AM »

Andy and David, thanks again for your interest and support, its really appreciated.

Yes, the guy concerned is very good by all accounts, and yes, I 'd much rather pay a bit more for the right job job, even if it takes a bit longer and takes me over budget on the body.

I am looking forward to stripping the upper 90% and seeing what lies under same. I saw Jame's car too, yes, but not in a bad place to repair and get a good result.

Do have a great one and hoping the new year to leads to lots of progress for both of us!


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« Reply #102 on: 23 December, 2012, 11:19:25 AM »

Ok....the NI forensics department have issued a preliminary report.............




Reference Portuguese mouse nest - newspaper sourced submitted December 20th december 2012.

Weight - 35 grams

Consisting of two newspapers....mostly the sports sections......233 separate pieces, ranging from 3mm x 6mms to largest piece 65 mm X 24 mms

Identifying information ( NB no date of each newspaper edition found on any piece) -

However latest date noted on any piece....1988.....1986 on a 2nd

Several references to motorsport in that period with times but no GP venue, N Mansell, A Prost, on another M Brundle.

Conclusion - the small house rodent took up residence circa 1988 at earliest.....but no definite date for latest making of same ( if you want the nest dated more precisely we can of course do so for an additional 350)




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« Reply #103 on: 23 December, 2012, 02:16:52 PM »

In Portugese or English may I ask....?

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« Reply #104 on: 23 December, 2012, 02:18:56 PM »

Portuguese Peter.......very few multi-lingual mice about 30 yrs ago.......quite a few now though.....Wink


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