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    Can 6 people ride in an allion or premio

    Soon I see the topic, this is the incident firstly came to my mind. So please don't take the risk and don't put others lives in danger. Find an alternative according to above replies.
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    Viva Elite Community

    Firstly welcome to the forum. When you hear a new/abnormal sound check it rather using the car and see what happen. That is best practice. Because this is brake related, you will risk your, passengers and pedestrians lives too. According to your explanation, It is very clear that there is a problem on the front left side wheel. Visit to a nearest garage safely and ask them to check it if you don't have skill to do so. Guess any garage can find the reason and fix this job. @Admin shall we merge this thread to following one ? http://autolanka.com/forums/topic/17894-viva-elite-community/
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    Sri Lanka Registered post question

    1.Sent back or discarded : They try 3 times to deliver. If those all attempts failed, send back to sender (Think its only for registered post letters). Between the deliver attempts, letter remains in the post office. So you may visit and collect it. 2. Auto forwarding : Never heard such thing from our SL post 3.Assign a neighbor : Could be possible. First meet your postman and update him . Then write to the post master of your post office.
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    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    Bodywork started after disassembling almost all parts. Remain only the outer shell of the car with wiring harness which can not pullout easily. Gauge 14 & 18 zinc coated metal sheets used for most places. Firstly cut the right side of the chassis and welded new bar. Then the left side and floor board plates one by one. All door bottoms, front and back wings repaired. Mean time door hinge pins refilled at a lathe workshop. Finally attached all doors and wings again to check the aligning. Carbide 9kg and a oxygen cylinder consumed for this works.
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    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    Yes. It dont have any relay. Your relay suggestion is good and seems practical. Deeply thinking about it. About flexi tubing : The hardware guys call them as flexible hose and I already planned to use those. I will update here once done. Regulator : Yep, thinking to attach some dummy wires to it. Now it have only 1 and seems isolated.
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    Tools for DIY of Vehicles

    Like to add following to @tiv's list. Hammer(s) Set of Hex key (Allen Keys) Chisel A soldering iron - 60W or 100W Working table with metal top Old engine block or a piece thick H iron bar
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    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    Most wires released from the clips, rolled and kept under the dashboard. But your suggestion seems better. Unfortunately tinkering work finished before your suggestion . Also the previous owner said head lamp fuse burning time to time. So willing to check complete wire harness by removing all insulation tapes and check each wire for damage in the rewiring process. Voltage regulator : A alternator (3 wire) fixed already and the dynamo removed. The alternator should have a built in regulator which I dont need to worry about charging. But willing to keep the regulator as it is to have vintage look. Some history : My father had a Austin lorry (a one like below) which had a dynamo. So I know the headache of charging. That is the lorry my father taught me driving. No serve brake, no power steering and the starter motor not functioning well because of that poor dynamo. Still remember that nice time period.🤠
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    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    Thks @Davy for the advice. You are correct. They are not caring about other things when working. If happened something will say "ටේප් කෑල්ලක් ගැහුවම හරි". I know those type of answers. So tried to be with him possible every seconds and told the things in friendly manner some times in jokes too. But unfortunately he damaged the control box cover. See the small hole. Might be he try to open it in wrong manner.
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    Project Moggie - Bodywork

    I dont have tinkering skills to do the job. So got a professional tinkers service. He visited my home and did the job. Its took round 20 days. Seems he did the job well. Also according to my requirements. Welded iron bars across the edges before cut the chassis bar to prevent roof warping. Also the Morris Minor workshop manual refereed to find extract dimensions in this case.
  10. I know one such family. They have met in a middle-east country and father from Nepal. I am not aware where they have registered the marriage. When I getting to know him, his son was in preschool and now in grade 5. So almost 10 years. Still he is renewing his visa annually. Once he said the authorities not giving any chance even after having 2 kids.
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    Toyota Gorilla....:)

    Seems you are reading more adds on that quick site everyday.
  12. Restoration work began. The idea is to work at home. Found a person to do the tinker work. I do the mechanical work and hoping to do the paint job as well in the future. Firstly removed the interior parts such as car seats. After that, the four doors were removed. Then front and back wings, bonnet & boot. Finally the differential and the engine were removed.
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    Project Moggie - Disassemble Body Parts

    Thank you for the idea. I will contact the lathe machine guy and discuss possibility.
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    Project Moggie - Disassemble Body Parts

    Weak break : As I mentioned in the previous blog entry, the brakes were very week when the car bring to home. Had to press paddle 2-3 time to slow down the car. Could not exceed 30kmh. When started the disassembling work found that back oil seals leaked differential oil to the brake drums. Also one brake liner separated and was inside the brake drum. Now complete brake system disassembled, cleaned and repainted. What you guys think about the U bolts. Should I find new ones or threaded originals ?
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    Project Moggie - Disassemble Body Parts

    Thanks @john cooper. It is happy to see forum members like you staying here and trying to help others. I will send you a PM regarding required parts.
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    Project Moggie - Disassemble Body Parts

    I did not try to find hub cups yet. Because still working with other tasks. Are you really finding hub cups ? Are they hard to find ?
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    Perodua Viva Elite

    Some after market security system having a shock sensor fixed on the body. Mostly inside a fender. When its sensing level too high, the security system alarming automatically. But Elite factory fitted security system dont have that shock sensor installed. So still I too guess its from bonnet or boot sensor. Lets see @Geeth1987 reply. @Sampath Gunasekera was there a sensor on your cars fuel lid too ? I cant see a sensor in mine.
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    Project Moggie - Disassemble Body Parts

    Thank you very much for appreciation. Hoping to update this blog when time permits. Willing to restore the car in its original condition. Unfortunately it dont have original front seats and hub cups. So need to find those.
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    Perodua Viva Elite

    When it is alarm ? While riding or while parking ? There are 2 switches on bonnet and boot. Check them first.
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    Project Moggie - Initial Status

    The car was exposed to the sunlight & rain for a long time. So there was corrosion on almost all body panels and floorboard too. Cleaned the plug wires, filled the tank, connected a charged battery and attempt to start it. After several attempt it started. The destination (my home) was 120 km and we started the journey around 11.00 am. As I was aware cars condition, selected rural roads. Brakes were very weak. So could not exceed 30kmh. During the trip had to replace a tire and the fan belt. Finally reached to the destination around 9.00 pm. Here are some initial condition pictures. Special thanks should go to @Davy for encouraging me to write this in a discussion.
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    Project Moggie - Disassemble Body Parts

    Thank you very much @Davy for appreciation. Thank you very much @varotone for appreciation. Thank you very much @tiv for appreciation.
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    Project Moggie - Initial Status

    @Twin Turbo, Thks for the input. Yes it is converted to -ve ground. Fuel tank drainage plug had a leak and fixed it by adding a aluminum washer. Braking system : removed all pipes, master cylinder, wheel cylinders in the disassembling process. Willing to clean all parts and fix with new washers.
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    Reasonable Mech Needed For Old Classics

    It seems finally you bought one.Congratulations !!!. Guess your cars brakes not modified. It is said that MMs brakes are weak by born. Mine also had very weak brakes when bring to home. Drove around 120km and had to press paddle 2-3 time to slow down the car. Could not exceed 30kmh and avoided all main cities. As I was aware cars condition, already planned rural roads. When I started disassembling it for restoration process found that back wheel oil seals leaked differential oil to the brake drums. See picture. Not sure you checked the drums yet. I suggest you to do the repairs in your home. As I have heard enough bad stories about restoring old cars in garages. Once they disassembled the parts/car the power goes to mechanic/garage owner. We need to obey what they say. Doing things in our home is other hand. Anytime we can change the mechanic. So think about it. Also try to find some old set of spanners which suit for old cars and try do things your self. Old cars are simple machines. There are many sites and fb groups for Morris minor cars which is very helpful. For tinker works too try to find a person who can visit to your place. Expend Rs 2000 - 3000 to bring his tools to your home. In my cars I am doing most things myself and still in the painting process. Willing to write a blog here soon.
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    Buying a 2004 Alto 1.1 (ABS/Air bags) in 2019

    Meant parts easily find in your local market.
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    Buying a 2004 Alto 1.1 (ABS/Air bags) in 2019

    Thanks for the images. The body and interior panels shows same as Indian Alto (Yes it shows air bags on dash board & steering wheel). So seems body parts may source easily. As @Crosswind said if engine from Indian wagon r, spares will not be easily source. In summery 1.2M seems too much for HZ plate 2004 Alto though it have ABS, air bags & 1000cc. P.S : You can upload images here directly.
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