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by ManyMinors
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Other
Topic: No key
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: No key

There are several sellers on ebay who list new/old type car keys cheaply. Most of those on Morris Minors will be FP prefix followed by 3 numbers up to about 1961(?) and then FS prefix thereafter. Many of the Minor specialists can probably help too.
by ManyMinors
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: No key
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: No key

You've answered your own question.. The key number is stamped into the square shaft and visible if you remove the handle.
A Heritage Certificate is an expensive way of obtaining this information - and if the handle has been replaced already, you'll be no wiser anyway :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Link to Pugh auction

A long time since I've seen so much utter rubbish for sale in one place...........
by ManyMinors
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 948 clutch which is best?
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: 948 clutch which is best?

I too would rather put my trust in that new/old stock original clutch than anything you can buy newly manufactured at the moment......
by ManyMinors
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2119
Views: 319230

Re: Spotted today.

They are the earlier doors aren't they. Upto about 1963 had the smaller windows. It is interesting that the van pictured has "add on" rear indicators which would also suggest an earlier vehicle but the body pressing around the light mountings is for a LATER van :( . Like so many, it is rather a bitsa!
by ManyMinors
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Spark from Fuel gauge, no longer working

All those things are on the same fuse of course so probably the fuse has blown - BUT it must have blown for a reason - probably the short which you saw as a spark and possibly caused by that loose wire. To get home I would at least tape up the exposed end of that wire and investigate what it is atta...
by ManyMinors
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pre MOT check
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Pre MOT check

If you remove the boot locking handle, the key number should be stamped into the shaft. Replacement keys are available - as are new barrels I believe.
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vibration.
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Vibration.

If you had a new clutch fitted only 2000 miles ago by a garage, I'd be taking it back to them :wink:
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vibration.
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Vibration.

Also everything is new. Engine, radiator, carburettor, distributor, (not gearbox) All done about 2,000 miles. Its just this clutch vibration problem. If you had so many new parts recently you probably had a new clutch fitted too? Many members have reported problems with recent replacement clutches....
by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: If I were you...

Just on the clutch - what does everyone recommend? ESM are selling the Borg & Beck kit, but I'm reading as many horror stories as I am good reviews, people saying it's cheap chinese rubbish etc etc others saying it's absolutely fine. There's a checkered history of B&B becoming AP Driveline but B&B ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyre Sizes
Replies: 32
Views: 16719

Re: Tyre Sizes

I don't understand what you mean by "excessive roll on 80 profile tyres"? I have that size on my own Minor (these are the standard size when radial ply tyres are fitted) and have no undue problem with the handling at all despite enthusiastic driving. What pressures are you running? By lowering the p...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: If I were you...

SteveClem wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:31 pm
If the box is out just do the clutch anyway, you might as well!
I would have agreed with you at one time. However, with SO many owners having problems with new poorly manufactured clutches, I would leave well alone if it was working OK and still has a bit of mileage in it :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Contentment
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Contentment

PoolGuy wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:20 pm


With regards to the Royal Family, the rot set in when Harry used an electric E-Type when he left church.
An E type without a proper engine is like a man with no soul. :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 60
Views: 1988

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I saw it on ebay and wasn't surprised it sold fairly quickly. It looks a grand starting place for a project and !'d have been tempted if looking for something to do. There are only so many cars like that. Well done! As David says, just preserve it as much as possible, don't "overdo" it and get it ba...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1468

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Myself and a mate replaced the rubber on my splitscreen many years ago without any trouble at all - including fitting the chrome finishers.
I can only guess that the problems owners have now are largely due to reproduction rubbers being of the wrong profile?
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffyns Tonbridge
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Caffyns Tonbridge

What a fascinating history.)

Lovely looking car too by the way 8) .
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Exhaust manifold for 1098
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: Exhaust manifold for 1098

Yes, that is the one I spotted too. As you seem doubtful about the validity, I made contact with them. They are Morris Minor specialists and advertise in Minor Matters. The listing IS current and they say that because the item is generic rather than specific, the listing hasn't been updated recently...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 2019

Re: Euphemisms

How many of us do you imagine drive cars with "automatic braking" though? Even when we do, cars will still suffer the occasional puncture (as I did on the M4 recently) and some people are dis-organised enough to run out of fuel on the motorway :o. Drivers sometimes become unwell at the wheel, and ca...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Exhaust manifold for 1098
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: Exhaust manifold for 1098

I'm afraid my limited technical ability doesn't extend to me posting links Phil. However, if you type "Morris Minor exhaust manifold" into an ebay search, you will restrict yourself to exploring the generally overpriced items for sale on the single marketplace of ebay. If however you type "Morris Mi...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Exhaust manifold for 1098
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: Exhaust manifold for 1098

Ebay always seems expensive to me. A quick google search of the same item shows up manifolds at under half the price of that ebay one :wink: