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by Blaketon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern Morris Minor ?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Modern Morris Minor ?

There are loads of things that create pollution and use up resources. I cannot claim to know whether climate change is caused by greenhouse gases (There have been greater changes long before there was industrialisation) but like anything else, resources take far less time to consume (Destroy) than c...
by Blaketon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern Morris Minor ?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Modern Morris Minor ?

We mustn't fall into the trap of assuming that if you remove the exhaust, there is no pollution. Over complication, fashion/ and vanity (In my view the most popular "Hobby") have meant that even cycling isn't the "Green" pastime that it was and could be. The batteries, used in electric vehicles, are...
by Blaketon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 295397

Re: Spotted today.

No Morris Minors today but loads of GNs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GN_(car) and one pre war Mercedes went past the shop. It was nice to hear the big, long stroke twins "Banging" away :D :D
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Music
Replies: 54
Views: 4936

Re: Morris Minor Music

SteveClem wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:12 pm
Came across an old LP called 'Morris On'. Worth a listen :-?
Or if you drive an LCV, how about Van Morrison?
by Blaketon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 61
Views: 1879

Re: Currently drinking.....

SteveClem wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Does anyone remember drinking Camp ‘coffee’?
Like a syrup with coffee and chicory. Truly foul. My grandfather loved it and insisted that his grandchildren drank it.
We used to pour it into his flowerpots when he was looking the other way :wink:
Did it make the flowers grow?
by Blaketon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 61
Views: 1879

Re: Currently drinking.....

the taste of tea is ruined by the Addition of milk and is positively horrible with sugar as well. but it is what you are used to, I suppose. Milk (Not too much) and one sugar for me :D . My great grandparents liked strong tea; it's a wonder there was enough room for the water in the pot :o . Still ...
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This happened
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: This happened

I take it you were on a race track :wink: . Speedos have been known to be optimistic but you can get them re calibrated. My mother's MGB GT speedo is pretty much bang on, as is the one in my V8 version (Which used to read slow) and my Traveller. The Midget speedo is a tad fast. 80mph, on the flat, w...
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 61
Views: 1879

Re: Currently drinking.....

Yes but I'm sure my maternal grandparents used to put the milk in afterwards....I sometimes do if I make a mistake. Milk in first seems to mix better (Like the anti ethanol stuff in the petrol).
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 61
Views: 1879

Re: Currently drinking.....

I have previously detailed some "Real ale" preferences (Why call beer real ale; why not call what sometimes now passes for beer after the waste product of a nat?) but it has to be said that a well made pot of tea takes some beating. I am still an exponent of the tea strainer. A few weeks ago I went ...
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.

When I bought the heated windows, ESM just supplied the heated panes. Someone had fitted electric screen wash to my car (But left the manual pump in place), so I fitted a press switch (It's an historic Jaguar part) in place of the manual pump and fitted the rear screen switch below the right side of...
by Blaketon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oil and how many litres?
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: what oil and how many litres?

20W50 or 20W60 (Something like Penrite HPR30) is suitable. Off the top of my head it's about 6 pints (The handbook will say) but I tend to fill it to minimum, then turn the engine over on the starter (Don't actually start it), let the oil settle and then top up to max.
by Blaketon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.

I'm not aware of a load cover ever being available. I am going to fit one to mine but I think I'll do some kind of roller blind type thing, so it won't take a lot of room when not covering the boot. My father was only saying this morning that he thinks you can get things like this made to order. As ...
by Blaketon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: dome rubber / suspension.

It reminds me of a tale of a VW mechanic, who told me about a slight mishap with a Type 2 Pick Up. The gearbox had been taken out and was refitted in time for the customer to collect, after lunch, on the day in question. So far so good. When the mechanic (Not the one who told me the tale) went to re...
by Blaketon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dome rubber / suspension.
Replies: 16
Views: 487

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: 16
Views: 487

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: 7
Views: 320

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: 18714
Views: 724154

Re: Word Association

Jackie
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18714
Views: 724154

Re: Word Association

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by Blaketon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18714
Views: 724154

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: 372

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...