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by Blaketon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: dome rubber / suspension.

In motor racing terms, it's left and right from the driver's view. I think left front, right rear etc makes more sense.
by Blaketon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 10
Views: 136

Re: dome rubber / suspension.

In motor racing terms, it's left and right from the driver's view. I think left front, right rear etc makes more sense.
by Blaketon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtray in centre near handbrake
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Ashtray in centre near handbrake

My Traveller is described as deluxe on the original invoice and that has one ash tray either side of the front parcel shelf and then on in the middle for rear seat passengers. The rear ones are the same as the ones fitted to a least one of my Minis (I can't remember whether all of them).
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18697
Views: 708020

Re: Word Association

Jackie
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18697
Views: 708020

Re: Word Association

Atom
by Blaketon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18697
Views: 708020

Re: Word Association

Oliver (????)
by Blaketon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Have you ever seen anything as bad as this?
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Have you ever seen anything as bad as this?

Looks like an SUV....the bonnet is vaguely Minor but shortened. If BMW or Nankang ever bring out another Minor (Not sure who would have the rights to the name), I am sure it will look like this!!! Nankang have recently announced something called an MG Hector (Does this mean that anyone who keeps one...
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1742

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

My father has mentioned the A40 Devon/Dorset many times, in connection with the use of mazac in the door handles/latches. Every time you see one, the door handles sag, no matter how tidy the car. I know Mini saloon boot locks could be forced open, even when locked. Some bar steward stole my jack and...
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1742

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

I remember being told that the big hole, behind the central speedometer, was to allow for the spit, on which the car was dipped, to pass through the car. I know that on my '71 Traveller, if you look inside the chassis rails (When the floor panel is lifted), you can see blue paint under the Waxoyl. T...
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18697
Views: 708020

Re: Word Association

Wasted
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son's Wedding
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Son's Wedding

I’ve got to the age where I’m thinking of booking the Minor hearse :wink: I'm sure you've got decades left :D . It isn't available outside their home area. If the bits and pieces could be supplied as a kit, for rent, they could be fitted into any Traveller and sent by carrier to the unfortunate peo...
by Blaketon
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 1742

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Had they simply shared parts and designs as VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda do now, the results could have been very different. I know that Seat was once Spanish Fiat. I know that VW own Audi; I understood that they owned Seat and Skoda but is this not so? I know a friend of mine has a (Presently troublesome) S...
by Blaketon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son's Wedding
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Son's Wedding

Very nice and much more tasteful than what you see most of the time these days. There was a wedding locally to me, not long back, where I think the object was to be in the manner of the Premiere division footballing set. It was all Range Rovers; very tacky :roll: :roll: :roll: . My MG Midget was onc...
by Blaketon
Mon May 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Superchatger
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Superchatger

There is an article on a 948 blown car in this - https://www.chaters.co.uk/prod/17383/mo ... -portfolio .
by Blaketon
Sun May 26, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Superchatger
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Superchatger

You could get hold of a copy of this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Turbocharging-Supercharging-Alan-Allard/dp/0850594944?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duc08-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=0850594944 . My father had a blower on a Mini 850 estate and it gave power with g...
by Blaketon
Sat May 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18697
Views: 708020

Re: Word Association

Grave (Not too far to get to temple from here)
by Blaketon
Sat May 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 650

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

I know planning regs have altered, as I think that provided the garage isn't in front of the house or over 30m2 in area (Or over a certain height), you can build it as a permitted development, without needing to get planning permission. I am surprised by the portable garage, as I understood that if ...
by Blaketon
Sat May 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 17
Views: 1045

Re: It's the rules,mate.

I went to the recycle / household rubbish depot last week, I had three bricks and a small bag of rubble,One operative stopped me and said '' you need to ring the council to ask for permission to dump bricks or rubble'' I said '' I'm not a trader as you can see so don't need a permit ,do I'' No said...
by Blaketon
Sat May 25, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 650

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

Possibly but at least you own the thing, having paid out you money. I have never had to consider this kind of compromise but I had an idea for something compact, that would cover the car. If you had a framework, just big enough to cover the car (And kept down by the weight of the car), with four lig...
by Blaketon
Fri May 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 650

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

If a car is used regularly it will cope better with being outside but I can say that in the days when I could only keep one car inside (When I still lived with my parents), the outside car didn't keep so well. Once I bought my house, which then had an old prefab garage, the outside car kept a lot be...