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by ianmack
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Link to Pugh auction

If you click the link at the top the sale prices are now added. On YouTube there are a couple of characters wandering about looking at the lots which made me pretty glad I didn’t go.
by ianmack
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice Needed Please
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Advice Needed Please

I’ve tasted unknown leaks to help identify. Although I suppose you have got to know what tastes of what, antifreeze is quite bitter, oil is pretty well recognised by looking, I can’t describe brake fluid. You could always have a selection of control items to compare. :D I’d better say, to cover mys...
by ianmack
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Lowlight wing flange
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Lowlight wing flange

Many thanks Pete and Rob, I can see how it all goes together now.
by ianmack
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Lowlight wing flange
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Lowlight wing flange

I am using an original steel lowlight grille so I assume the wing should have a front edge flange to join the hockey stick. Have I been sent a defective part?
by ianmack
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Lowlight wing flange
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Lowlight wing flange

I’ve just bought a pair of fibreglass lowlight front wings from a ‘well known supplier’. The flanges are in place for fitting to the inner wings and A post but nothing on the front edge to attach to the grille panel. Is this right? If it’s right like this how is the front edge of a lowlight wing sec...
by ianmack
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Link to Pugh auction

Er, thanks Phil, it’s very nice, but I’ve got two already. :D
by ianmack
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Link to Pugh auction

I just had another look at the link to this sale at Evesham, more lots added, all sorts of treasure. Or possibly rubbish it’s all in the eye of the beholder. At least I’m no longer tempted by the Singer Gazelle. My son has just acquired an engineless Land Rover which I’m sure will keep us busy for m...
by ianmack
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

And some more Minors listed by these people today, beware!
by ianmack
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period handbook
Replies: 22
Views: 518

Re: Period handbook

In the fifth edition the print date should be on page 79, at the bottom in tiny print.
by ianmack
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period handbook
Replies: 22
Views: 518

Re: Period handbook

A second edition for the series two in 1953 to a ninth in 1956 is quite a progression. I had no idea they were so prolific. This would seem to confirm my view that they started with a first edition for each series. There must have been more than one edition for the MM if only to cover variations in ...
by ianmack
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period handbook
Replies: 22
Views: 518

Re: Period handbook

We can pool our handbook info and hopefully build up a picture of what was issued and when. I have picked up the following copies over the years: Series MM with no edition number but a print date of 2/59 on page 63 so presumably a replacement copy. Marked AKD470J. Series 2 fifth edition, printed 2/5...
by ianmack
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minor Book
Replies: 9
Views: 1637

Re: Minor Book

I’m not sure which edition it would be but the 1098cc engine came in late 1962 so a 1963 or 1964 book would be right for your car. Some of the ebay sellers list them by the year.
by ianmack
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minor Book
Replies: 9
Views: 1637

Re: Minor Book

The Morris handbooks were known as AKD3922 in the sixties and one I have is marked 17th edition 1970 on the flyleaf. Earlier editions have the year in tiny print on the penultimate page, for example 2932 2/54 on my 1954 copy, the fifth edition. They seem to have revised the book every year or two so...
by ianmack
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Late production line photos
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Late production line photos

The book ‘Making Cars at Cowley’ by Bardsley and Laing is probably the best record of Morris production I’ve seen, but as it covers nearly a century there is not too much detail on each phase. Morris seem to have mostly photographed their innovations and developments and I always get the impression ...
by ianmack
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Green interior
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Green interior

Pm sent.
by ianmack
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Green interior
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Green interior

What year and body type is your Minor?
by ianmack
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Link to Pugh auction

Rootes did a lot of badge engineering using the names of all the companies they picked up over the years. Their basic saloon was the Hillman Minx, the Singer had a little more chrome and a better interior, the Sunbeam Rapier was the sporty two door and the Humber Sceptre was top of the range with pe...
by ianmack
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Link to Pugh auction

Contagious rust? Yes that would be the Toyota Corona virus.

(I’m sorry I’ll get my coat)
by ianmack
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Link to Pugh auction

No I’m leaving the Marinas for you Phil. I know how much you like them :D .
by ianmack
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Link to Pugh auction

To help resistance to temptation can anyone please give good reasons why I should NOT acquire a Singer Gazelle? (Or a Vogue.)