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by Blaketon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18579
Views: 672000

Re: Word Association

Politician
by Blaketon
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General advice
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: General advice

I have just been looking at an Autocar road test of a 1960 Morris Minor Deluxe saloon and noted that the radio was £27 + £11, 5' purchase tax. The car was only £618 (So many shillings and pence), which shows relatively how expensive radios were then (Of course I don't know what some pay for the boom...
by Blaketon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

I had some Pirelli fitted new on the only new car I ever owned, a Mini (Issigonis type). They gripped well but Michelin lasted longer. Unless a car is being used a lot and covering a high mileage, I'd go for grip. If they perish, before they wear out, a high mileage tyre is of no use. My Traveller c...
by Blaketon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?

I taxed the car at the Post Office. The reminder stated I needed a V112 if taxing in the Post Office but the lady in the Post Office said that the system hadn't prompted her to ask for it.
by Blaketon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: MoT exemption letter in Minor Matters?

I am going to tax an MOT exempt car tomorrow and I will advise on whether I am asked for the V112. I know I can do it online but I have to go to the Post Office anyway, as I have now cleared up the issue of first time free tax for newly exempt cars and I said I would let the person know in the Post ...
by Blaketon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignition
Replies: 19
Views: 402

Re: Ignition

Point are fine, so long as they are maintained and not poor quality. After fitting a new cam and de coking the head of my Midget, I fitted new points but it wouldn't start. I then discovered a fault with the new points (Imported junk), so cleaned the old ones up and bingo. I have since bought in sup...
by Blaketon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General advice
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: General advice

Welcome to the world of Morris Minors. I use Penrite HPR30 in my Minor https://www.classic-oils.net/Penrite-Classic-Light-formerly-HPR30 and in my MG Midget. Engine oil is fine for the carburetor dashpot. Sometimes a light oil is suggested but this can result in the piton rising too quickly when you...
by Blaketon
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

No one had an Allegro? Missed a trick there! I forgot 1 blue Allegro with the strange steering wheel An often maligned car and whilst we know BL had it's problems, I think it became fashionable to knock them. I never had an Allegro and I think the only one I ever rode in was a Vanden Plas model. Ho...
by Blaketon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

1974 Mini 1000 (1st car), 1980 Mini 1000 (3rd car), 1987 Mini City (4th car and only new one) and now my 1971 Traveller (Not counting cars bought for motorsport, that is No 8 ). I still own my second car (MG Midget but that's the one with the Triumph engine), which my third saved from regular use. W...
by Blaketon
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Best type of garage door

I had a galvanised steel roller door,manually operated by a chain, at our last place. It was robust,secure and totally reliable and you got a good workout using it! It was on a barn,rather than a garage,so rather large. Now got a couple of modern double garages and installed electric roller doors t...
by Blaketon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Malvern car show today
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Malvern car show today

What no Morgans in Malvern :o . I see that a majority holding has been sold to an Italian investment company, so the last British car firm no longer looks so British :cry: . Nice pictures however :D .
by Blaketon
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Rolling tax exemption

If it was based on fuel, that would also have a bearing on emissions, as the more you'd use, the more you'd emit. I think that there is too much preoccupation with the exhaust and not enough on the whole picture. Electric cars may not have exhaust pipes but that doesn't mean they have no environment...
by Blaketon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

My Traveller, one of the last, rolled off the line 49 years ago in November. I always refer to it as one of the "new ones". My Traveller is also a late one. Was yours 49 last November or will it be 49 this coming November? I only ask, as when I asked for a Heritage certificate for mine, they said n...
by Blaketon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

This will become more of a problem as time goes on and it will mean travelling further afield, than would have been the case when most cars were still like Minors etc. In the same way, at one time, you could get parts from the local BL dealer (I had some for my MG Midget when I first owned it). FBHV...
by Blaketon
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 15
Views: 425

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

You could try these people - http://www.midlandclassicrestorations.co.uk/ to see if they do regular servicing.
by Blaketon
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 603

Re: Clip on door mirrors

I use the mirrors used on 1970s MGBs and Midgets. They work well.
by Blaketon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saying hi.
Replies: 22
Views: 554

Re: Just saying hi.

Good on you. Yes it will need work to keep in good fettle but at least you won't be over a barrel with computerised servicing. My neighbour has a big Fiat 500 and when they had to change a side lamp bulb, they had to remove a front wheel and wing shield just to get at it. Now there is the fault code...
by Blaketon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Rolling tax exemption

If you were to spend your 500 Euros, what concessions would you get for that? The MOT system was first trialed with pre 1960 cars and when (Apparently) this didn't result in an increase in accidents, it was extended to 40 year old vehicles. The tax concession began back in the 1990s but then it was ...
by Blaketon
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: Rolling tax exemption

Had a case of memory fade. My mother's MGB GT has just come in from the cold from 1st April and when I tried to tax it online, they were asking for money. The DVLA have advised me that we need to alter section 7 of the log book to "Historic" and take it to the Post Office, where we can then get the ...
by Blaketon
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: Speed Limiters

Yes I think tailgaiting (Or in your boot as it was once called) would become even more endemic. On a road, not far from my shop, they have painted double white lines. Visibility is good and I think it's been done in the hope that (Assuming people abide by it) no overtaking will lower speeds. It seem...