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by Blaketon
Fri May 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

If it's left out, the elements will undo a lot of the work you do. So yes, just under £20 a week is worth it. How much would the insurance go up by, if the car is left out? Not £960 but it would offset that. You haven't said why you have no garage where you live. Sometimes, if you have a suitable of...
by Blaketon
Mon May 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

If you read many of the reports, from 1948, it would appear that Issigonis got most of it right. No doubt the sidevalve engine was available, with no further development needed. It’s a pity that the OHV, Wolseley version hadn’t been fitted or made available as an option. The brake master cylinder wo...
by Blaketon
Sat May 04, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Phishing/Virus emails
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Phishing/Virus emails

If ever I knew where one of these people was, I'd see if I could borrow a cement lorry, fill it with raw sewage and empty it in through the front door of the spammer, with the words " Have back what you've been sending out ". I get very little personal spam but at the shop, we get a bit, often SEO t...
by Blaketon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18659
Views: 688859

Re: Word Association

Muck
by Blaketon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18659
Views: 688859

Re: Word Association

Politician
by Blaketon
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General advice
Replies: 5
Views: 492

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: 731

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: 363

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: 363

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: 550

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: 492

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: 21
Views: 487

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: 21
Views: 487

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: 10
Views: 517

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: 292

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: 790

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: 18
Views: 752

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: 18
Views: 752

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: 18
Views: 752

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: 28
Views: 912

Re: Clip on door mirrors

I use the mirrors used on 1970s MGBs and Midgets. They work well.