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by KeithL
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2188

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Alice Minor wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Ahh so it’s Jayne’s car , ask her to PM me please and I’ll have a chat with her, that’s if she wants to

Alice x
Alice,

Did you get Jayne's PM?
by KeithL
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)

Admin wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:00 am
And since I got an email notification of Simon posting on the thread, I'm going to assume Keith's issue is resolved too :D
Mike,

Yes, I got a notification about your 9:31 post to this thread. Many thanks.

Keith
by KeithL
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Uploading pictures from my computer (November 2019)

Up to and including last night (Saturday) I was still able to upload pictures from my PC straight onto this site, however as of this morning I am unable to do so and just get a yellow triangle instead of a green tick if I try. Interesting timing. Up until Saturday night I was receiving e-mail notif...
by KeithL
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2188

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Just wondering if anybody is around my age and any lady owners out there by any chance or even your wives if they drive them and how they get on ? Our Traveller, Alfred, is Jayne's car and she is the main driver whilst I navigate. We have had it over 9 years and she loves tootling around the countr...
by KeithL
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2188

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Unusual for a car (or any form of transport really) to have a male name, but it seems to suit. We wanted a boy and as it happened our Traveller was already called Alfred when we bought it, named after the Grandfather of the lad who restored it. It seemed entirely appropriate to keep the name, which...
by KeithL
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2188

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Alice Minor wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:30 pm
all I need now for her is a name, any suggestions ??
What's the reg number (if you want to share - no problem if you don't) and colour? A photo would be nice so we can get a feel for her - she seems like one of the family already and we haven't seen her yet.
by KeithL
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2188

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

I hope everyone is ok about me posting my experiences on here ? Of course it's okay. It take me back to when we first got our Traveller and the fun and games we had. The first time we took it out we got stranded coming home because we hadn't mastered the hot/cold choke in/out and ended up flooding ...
by KeithL
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2188

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Alice, Welcome to the world of classic cars. They are a bit different to modern cars with their own frustrations but a lot more character and hopefully one day you will grow to love your Minor like your Dad no doubt did. I hope you persevere with this - you will get all the help you need from the me...
by KeithL
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 21
Views: 879

Re: PETROL

We use Shell V-Power in our 1098 Traveller (and the MX5 and the XK8). All the cars seem to run smoother with it and given the relatively low mileage we do the extra cost is minimal. I wouldn't like to say if fuel consumption is improved or not, but it is no worse. We use it to keep the engine clean ...
by KeithL
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder numbering?
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Cylinder numbering?

Yes.
by KeithL
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Fuel pump bolt

You could try SU themselves - http://sucarb.co.uk/
by KeithL
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: New Member

Hi Danny, and welcome to the Forum. Lots of helpful advice to be found here. Nice looking car.
by KeithL
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Newbie

Welcome Pete. It's particularly good to see another 'youngster' (if I may call your son that) getting involved with classic cars. The Owners Club is indeed excellent and you will have access to lots of help if you need it. Enjoy your car once you get it on the road.
by KeithL
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 25
Views: 1082

Re: A bit cheeky

I would guess that there are a few forum members whose Minors have cost them that much and more? They probably don't want to say so though. Those of us who bought cheapish Minors in the past and have the time, space and abilities to restore them at home have a great advantage over others who do not...
by KeithL
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 25
Views: 1082

Re: A bit cheeky

Then I spotted this, maybe we undervalue our moggies. https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/car-for-sale/211-1968-trafalgar-blue-4-door I think we do. Prices are definitely going up for Travellers. £12,500 is now common in adverts (although that doesn't mean they sell for that), when a few years ago it wo...
by KeithL
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 1075

Re: Positive v negative earth?

I expect I would notice the difference, I do notice these things. Frequently. Mine have been in for 115 years. The expected life of a plastic window is only 20 years - they may not rot but they dry out and crack, plus the opening mechanisms frequently break, or the double glazing is compromised and...
by KeithL
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grille Badges
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Grille Badges

We have an AA badge which we matched as close as we could to early 1959 when our car was first registered. We also have a Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA) badge with a Queen's crown, again to match the era. A lot of these badges come with a King's crown, and indeed we had one of those for a...
by KeithL
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

That's a nice job. You must be pleased with that.
by KeithL
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Condenser problem
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Condenser problem

I would still go to Distributor Doctor even if you opt for electronic.
by KeithL
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 708

Re: Holes in bulkhead

I've just checked and I have bolts in those two holes, with two more in the holes above the battery.