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by ManyMinors
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: semaphore
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: semaphore

As far as I'm aware, the original MMs left the factory with mild steel arm covers of the semaphores painted body colour. Certainly this was the case on my own MM. At some stage, stainless steel covers (not "chrome" plated) became standard but I'm not sure when that was - or whether it was something ...
by ManyMinors
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 130
Views: 4355

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Great stuff! Looking good. Going from memory (many years ago) the engine in my old Series11 was a very similar colour to yours. I would think the starter motor would also have been grey originally? The engines - with gearbox already attached - were painted after assembly so everything got covered in...
by ManyMinors
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: There s a hole..
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: There s a hole..

As jagnut said earlier, the correct item is a metal plate - although this might not be that easy to get hold of nowadays? Club spares possibly?
by ManyMinors
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 130
Views: 4355

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

if people don't heed the advice the same restrictions will be introduced as in other counties,my son who lives in france tell me they are not allowed further than 1 klm. from home address. How would that work? Much of France is even more rural than a lot of the UK. We don't have any facilities at a...
by ManyMinors
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 130
Views: 4355

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

PS: This is the time when you married folks have the distinct advantage over us single chaps, someone to talk to and to share the isolation with. [/i][/b] It is easy for us to assume that the other mans grass is greener. As always, it depends on circumstances. I am one of those with the advantage o...
by ManyMinors
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: series II grill
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: series II grill

What an interesting story! Of course, in the 1950s plating shops existed all over the country. Now though, it is a very specialised and expensive process and you'll be shocked at the prices charged :o
by ManyMinors
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear brake cylinder 1970 minor?
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Rear brake cylinder 1970 minor?

Speaking for myself, I would generally purchase the best quality items available. In this instance however I, like simmitc above, have felt that the more expensive option is perhaps not worth the extra money. On each of my Minors I have prefered to fit the "Lockheed" cylinders to the front but have ...
by ManyMinors
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: series II grill
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: series II grill

The car in the picture isn't a Series 11. It is an early MM which had a seperate grille, chrome plated on the earliest models. Later MMs and the Series 11s had the grille and front panel pressed in one piece and then spray painted, so unless you chrome plate the entire panel, you won't be able to ac...
by ManyMinors
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The last ever Moggy Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: The last ever Moggy Minor

Was it the "last" though? I know of an "R"registration saloon (1976/77) which was assembled from a new bodyshell and parts, and an "X" registration Traveller which was also built as a new car at the beginning of the 1980s. The Traveller was for sale recently.
by ManyMinors
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 116
Views: 6678

Re: Currently drinking.....

kbonney88 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:17 pm
Drinking a glass of Hobgoblin "ruby" Ale this evening.. never tried it before... lovely it is...

Their "King Goblin" is even better :wink: Try some.

Kevin :)
by ManyMinors
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: no access to minors on tour
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: no access to minors on tour

Best to just read the "statement by the directors" at the top of this page. that should answer your questions hopefully? :wink:
by ManyMinors
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Side lamps series 2

The later Lucas L488 (flat glass) and L594 "beehive" lights do not have the tabs. For these lamps, the metal base doesn't secure the lens or bezel at all. The rubber has much more of a lip which does indeed hold the lens more securely and then a bright metal rim is added to a second groove in the ru...
by ManyMinors
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Side lamps series 2

Lastly, this picture is of the correct original rubber. It has a small lip which covers the bezel but it doesn't really secure it firmly. Even when these rubbers perish, the bezel should be held by the lamp base. I am fortunate that my car still has the original lights fitted in good condition. My g...
by ManyMinors
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Side lamps series 2

This second picture shows the lens/bezel attached to the base and hung upside down by the wire cable. The bezel is very firmly attached to the base and cannot fall off. It requires a good pull to remove it by releasing it on the opposite side to the 2 tabs.
by ManyMinors
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Side lamps series 2

I am talking specifically about the original Lucas L489 sidelamps and not the later, larger L488 type. The picture below should show the 2 tabs described by geoberni which are part of the base/bulbholder. The lens/bezel assembly should be clipped over these and then retained firmly by a tight push f...
by ManyMinors
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lamps series 2
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Side lamps series 2

The bezel should be firmly held in place by a lip on the rubber boot. Something not quite right with the modern repro's, I guess...... I agree that the reproduction parts might not be quite correct. However, on my car which still has the original Lucas lights, the lens is held firmly by the metal b...
by ManyMinors
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Roof guttering
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Roof guttering

There are indeed two clips holding the plywood strip in and securing the front of the headlining. They can be tricky to release. If you slide something from side to side through the gap below the headlining you should be able to feel where the two clips are. You have to get underneath them and push ...
by ManyMinors
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spotted down under mog
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: spotted down under mog

My eyesight isn't very sharp! I hadn't spotted that detail. I've no idea what that is - although it could be something added on/stuck on to the light rather than a different light itself?
by ManyMinors
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 10cc engine
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: 10cc engine

The 10CC engine was built for the Formula Junior racing car class which specifies that so many production engines have to be manufactured. I thought that Formula Junior only ran until 1963? Since the 10CC engine wasn't available until sometime after that, the above would seem unlikely. Certainly I ...
by ManyMinors
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spotted down under mog
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: spotted down under mog

jagnut66 wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:17 pm

What are those lights / chrome surrounds from?

Mike.[/i][/b]
They look like Riley 1.5 surrounds fitted to the original headlamps?