Moggie on Salvage Squad - Stargazer {P}
Last year there used to be a regular thread on Salvage Squad (it usually degenerated into a discussion on the number of rivets in a scuttle plate! ) Isnt anyone bothering with watching it this year?

Last night was a very nice 3 wheel Morgan...complete if a little the worse for wear.

Mind you I didnt go much for the brushpainting the aluminium bodywork without (apparently) using an aluminium primer. Wish they had covered more on the drive train mechanics rather than the leaf springs which have been covered on other restorations.

over to you all

regards

Ian L.




Moggie on Salvage Squad - Toad, of Toad Hall.
I saw the second half of the morgan show last night. (PLaying squash 'till 8:30.)

In the past we pointed out the flaws in this show but decided it was better than nothing.

Last night's was good. I wonder why they didn't use a magnet to retrieve the push rod?

Love morgans 3 wheelers. THere are two withing 1 mile of me! Cracking machines.
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Moggie on Salvage Squad - Stargazer {P}
I also love the moggies, both 4 and 3 wheeler....not sure about the aero8 yet though.

Best sight of a moggie rally was over 100 in concourse condition lined up outside the Sydney Opera House in 1991....still got the photos somewhere.

Ian L.
Moggie on Salvage Squad - Stargazer {P}
Thanks Mark/Dave

I meant to post this in discussion but forgot that I was in technical at the time.

Ian
Moggie on Salvage Squad - Dynamic Dave
Thanks Mark/Dave


no probs. It helps with my training ;o) DD
Moggie on Salvage Squad - Mark (RLBS)
I thought it was awful, especially the part with the one guy who'd become an expert ally beater just for the show.

I saw the one the other week as well with the Blackpool Tram being restored.

The show, IMO, is rubbish.
Moggie on Salvage Squad - Dynamic Dave
There does seems to be a certain amount of bodging that goes on. Take last night for instance when trying to fit the new body panels. "Oh no we've hit another screw. That's alright just move the drill and drill down the side of it"
No wonder they don't let the owners see the actual restoration work, just the finished article. Wonder how many onwers cringe when they see the tv prog?

I wouldn't say it's rubbish, but there does seem a certain amount of "Blue Peter" trickery involved. ie, here's one we made earlier. In other words here's one someone else has done and we'll just add the finishing touches for the camera.
Moggie on Salvage Squad - Toad, of Toad Hall.
>>Rubbish.

Right lets get this into perspective. We got 1 hour of Morgan. We\'ve also had tiger moth, girocopter and a few classic cars all covered from a technical angle.

Now we all agree it\'s not done well but the alternative to Salvage Squad isn\'t a better classic vehicle/plane/train restoration show. It\'s a celebrity makeover show.

I thank my luck stars for salvage squad, it\'s one of the rare breaks my hi-fi & and reading glasses get in these day\'s of terrible TV.

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Moggie on Salvage Squad - Toad, of Toad Hall.
I corrected your note. M.
Moggie on Salvage Squad - M.M
Watched first 75% then the phone went and I missed the rest.

As Toad says better than not being on at all. I did cough at the painting though. Less trouble than I'm going to with the old LR.

I'm amazed there is a paint for alloy without a primer being required. And you don't take the brush strokes in the way that suits you the most...they go up and down on a vertical panel for very good reason.

MM
Moggie on Salvage Squad - Toad, of Toad Hall.
I'm amazed there is a paint for alloy without a primer
being required. And you don't take the brush strokes in the
way that suits you the most...they go up and down on
a vertical panel for very good reason.


I suppose the only question is: Were the originals brush painted without primer?

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Moggie on Salvage Squad - doug_523i
I thought the powder coating part was good. It's a program that could do with one less set of adverts, less repetition by Suggs, and a bit more in-depth explanation of what's going on, but then it would be a different show.
Moggie on Salvage Squad - Flat in Fifth
I'm soooo glad nobody has spoilt the taped edition for me by letting the cat out of the bag where the scuttle plates came in. Must be the light alloy versions. ;-)

Last weeks tram show amused me as always, there they were slapping cream coach paint on with a brush, and when the tram comes out a finish that would do credit to the multi million coat, paint - flat down, paint - flat down, reiterate 18 times that they used to do on trams. Take a look at the National Tramway Museum in Crich to see what I mean.




Moggie on Salvage Squad - Phil I
Or in the case of the Blackpool Tram " heres one we had made by a specialist electrical contractor - its brand new and cost a fortune"

Haven't seen the 3 wheeler from last night its on tape and I'll look a bit later on this evening.
Moggie on Salvage Squad - Phil I
Not the tram just the controller mech.
Moggie on Salvage Squad - Toad, of Toad Hall.
Actually I thought much of the work on the moggie might have been done by the squad. [1]

I suspect it wasn't though.

[1] As opposed to the aviation one which the squad clearly had no hand in. [2]

[2] Oops aviation. This thread is dead as the earlier aviation thread.


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Moggie on Salvage Squad - CMark {P}
"Oops aviation. This thread is dead as the earlier aviation thread."

Surely you are not refering to that enormously long (99 posts) thread on Merlin Valves?
 

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