Click here to return to the home page.
Classic Morgans
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 142 guests, and 14 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Luddite 113
RichardV6 105
OZ 4/4 92
John V6 91
Newest Members
adamcobb, David68, Feierstarter, pinkhouse10, Rabid Ray
8264 Registered Users
Newest Topics
MMC Polo Shirts
by Graham, G4FUJ. 27/01/23 12:00 PM
What's happened to SiFab?
by Hog. 27/01/23 11:47 AM
For Sale: 2014 Plus 8
by Peter J. 26/01/23 02:26 PM
Paypal Hack
by Alistair. 26/01/23 08:21 AM
New member
by Jon Van Der Peyl. 26/01/23 05:58 AM
Potentially buying a S1 Aero 8
by JonnyF. 25/01/23 10:29 PM
Best waterproof luggage rack case
by RikPlus8. 25/01/23 08:30 PM
Latest Photos
LM62
Autumn leaves
Babeny Dartmoor
Australian Morgan 3 Wheelers
Putting Brum to work
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics44,601
Posts754,507
Members8,264
Most Online1,033
Dec 28th, 2019
Today's Birthdays
Hiwex
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Cracked Dashboard [Re: nick w] #767608
23/01/23 11:03 PM
23/01/23 11:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 155
Westerly, RI USA
1854sailor Offline OP
L - Learner Plates On
1854sailor  Offline OP
L - Learner Plates On

Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 155
Westerly, RI USA
Originally Posted by nick w
Just my humble opinion, but I would use a waterproof pva glue and clamps for the splits as it has less build than an epoxy so a more invisible join. Then, when that was all dry I would epoxy the holes. When I see splits like that it's usually because the hole wasn't drilled big enough and so the screw strains the grain from the moment of insertion.
Would you have enough leeway to glue some veneer on the back where the holes and split break through. Even a very thin skin can provide alot of strength.
Then drill the exact size of the core of the screw.
Apologies if I'm stating the obvious, if you know about wood repair.
Nick


Thanks, Nick, PVA is excellent, and what I always use for jointed surfaces, but I prefer epoxy for this type of repair. The repair won't be visible anyway, but I will fill the holes with epoxy thickened with some mahogany sawdust. The pilot holes were definitely not drilled large enough, if there were any drilled in the first place! I will be moving the mounts for the windscreens forward a bit so the fasteners will not impact the dash board at all, which is as it should have been done originally.

And, yes, I do know a bit about wood as I helped build this... [Linked Image]

Re: Cracked Dashboard [Re: Lordofthewings] #767609
23/01/23 11:15 PM
23/01/23 11:15 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,165
N
nick w Offline
Talk Morgan Addict
nick w  Offline
Talk Morgan Addict
N

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,165
Originally Posted by Lordofthewings
I wonder if it still smells the same as it did all those years ago.... being non-solvent-based it was non addictive, just reminds me of Dad's workshop. Now Britfix 66 balsa cement for my R/C model aircraft, that's a different story wink

Interesting you say that. I don't think it does. Either that or I'm so used to it I can't smell it so much now. I have read that they did have to change the formula awhile ago, around the time wd40 had to change, but I don't know any history of it. But it seems to have a shorter shelf life now. I used to use big tins of it, but now buy as small a quantity as possible.

Re: Cracked Dashboard [Re: 1854sailor] #767610
23/01/23 11:16 PM
23/01/23 11:16 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,165
N
nick w Offline
Talk Morgan Addict
nick w  Offline
Talk Morgan Addict
N

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,165
Crikey 1854.... didn't you just use tar for that? smile smile

Re: Cracked Dashboard [Re: nick w] #767611
23/01/23 11:21 PM
23/01/23 11:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 155
Westerly, RI USA
1854sailor Offline OP
L - Learner Plates On
1854sailor  Offline OP
L - Learner Plates On

Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 155
Westerly, RI USA
Originally Posted by nick w
Crikey 1854.... didn't you just use tar for that? smile smile


Yup, and lots of it! Also epoxy and resorcinol for the interior joinery...

Re: Cracked Dashboard [Re: 1854sailor] #767627
24/01/23 08:56 AM
24/01/23 08:56 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 23,408
Suffolk, England
John V6 Offline
Brooklands Register contact
John V6  Offline
Brooklands Register contact
Member of the Inner Circle

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 23,408
Suffolk, England
Originally Posted by 1854sailor
Originally Posted by John V6
On my +4 I drilled through the ash frame and used nuts & bolts but then I used Simmonds posts that are quite different being a large round foot so very stable. My first mog a 4/4 had the standard feet already fitted & they tended to vibrate loose. The disadvantage was on the drivers side they were a ted close to the screen so with the screen up the knobs on the uts tightening the screens need to be in just the right place or they fouled the screen.


Where can I find the Simmonds posts that you mentioned?


Sadly they closed the business. Maybe a wanted ad on here might work


JohnV6
2014 Brooklands Edition Roadster "Brookland's Belle" #5 of 50
Re: Cracked Dashboard [Re: 1854sailor] #767680
25/01/23 03:21 AM
25/01/23 03:21 AM
Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 155
Westerly, RI USA
1854sailor Offline OP
L - Learner Plates On
1854sailor  Offline OP
L - Learner Plates On

Joined: Jul 2022
Posts: 155
Westerly, RI USA
All glued up...

[Linked Image]

Re: Cracked Dashboard [Re: John V6] #767683
25/01/23 06:52 AM
25/01/23 06:52 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 4,840
Northants, UK
TBM Offline
Part of the Furniture
TBM  Offline
Part of the Furniture

Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 4,840
Northants, UK
Originally Posted by John V6
Originally Posted by 1854sailor
Originally Posted by John V6
On my +4 I drilled through the ash frame and used nuts & bolts but then I used Simmonds posts that are quite different being a large round foot so very stable. My first mog a 4/4 had the standard feet already fitted & they tended to vibrate loose. The disadvantage was on the drivers side they were a ted close to the screen so with the screen up the knobs on the uts tightening the screens need to be in just the right place or they fouled the screen.


Where can I find the Simmonds posts that you mentioned?


Sadly they closed the business. Maybe a wanted ad on here might work


Are you sure? He still regularly posts about work he's doing on FB and still has a website. Simmonds


1972 4/4 4 seater - 3G Morganeer
Too many ratty motorbikes
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  TalkMorgan 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1