Downton ADO16 - Bit of welding required

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Downton ADO16 - Bit of welding required

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Well after having owned my 1300 twice over the last 10 years of more, it has finally got to the point that it requires a bit of welding.

Progress so far.
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Re: Downto ADO16 - Bit of welding required

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surely that's a very wee bit of welding on an ADO16? For a start, you have something in the same postcode to weld too. :lol:

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This was the single worst bit of welding needed (so far).
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All repaired now :)
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Pretty good condition for an ADO16 though 8-) I had one as a company car and rust holes were discovered during its first MOT at 3years old :o
That is how quickly the things rusted! It had already covered in excess of 100,000 miles by then and eaten the original engine along with 2 gearboxes and I don't know how many tyres.... :lol:
I did used to drive it quite hard (I was young, mad and fearless) and that car still holds some journey time records to this day despite having run some much faster cars since!
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My 21,800 mile MG 1300 has turned out to have quite a lot more front end rot than I first suspected. So far I've replaced the passenger side inner and outer wings and the front panel with nos items. I'm currently held up because I can't source a nos driver's side inner wing (I have a nos outer one). I think wherever it was stored the front end was exposed to the weather because it is really good from the windscreen back! But they were clearly shocking rotters ...!
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Re: Downton ADO16 - Bit of welding required

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The image above shown why the rot so badly. Panel after panel making closed or semi closed boxes. Some with water running through them.

It is a miracle that this one has survived so well.

I know for certain it was stored outside for many years. I guess it must have been in a windy corner.

It still goes like the clappers, but once the paint is done it REALLY does need a bit of gearbox work.
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All that work Adam had to do to keep on the Border run did for it? :lol:

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It certainly did. Brakes & gearbox were both knackered by the time we finished.

Still, with 4 up we managed to keep up with the Minis (just about).

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we must do it again soon! The planned route for Mk2 is all ready. I just need to sort dates and the weather

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Agreed!

We will be there.
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