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by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out with the Old, In with the Not quite as Old!
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Out with the Old, In with the Not quite as Old!

Happy New Year to you too! Welcome back to Morris Minor ownership :D I'm sure I am not alone in looking forward to seeing pictures of your new steed and reading many more posts from you about your new experiences. You never get Morris Minors out of your system once they've bitten you! :evil: :lol: :...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Motor
Replies: 27
Views: 227

Re: Starting Motor

Do you not have a starting handle? Every Minor was supplied with one. They are a very useful thing! :wink:
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Van Parts list
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Van Parts list

Yes, I have one too but they are not common. I was simply pointing out that the item you posted a link to is surely a workshop manual and not a parts list.
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Van Parts list
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Van Parts list

Just a workshop manual I think? Still worth having if an owner hasn't got one but the parts book is very rare :wink:
by ManyMinors
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Work on van
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: Work on van

Good stuff. Have you opted for the Heritage wings or pattern ones? My Minor saloon had new pattern front wings fitted and they very quickly rusted in the usual areas :cry: . I would always pay the extra and purchase the Heritage wings another time. Either way, well worth giving the new wings a few c...
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Which coil?

One of my Minors has had a new coil supplied by The Distributor Doctor. It was fairly expensive but has been on the car several years and covered several thousand miles without a hiccup so well worth it. The original coil failed and so did the (inexpensive) replacement. My other car still has its or...
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Screws that hold parcel shelf on the A pillar
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Screws that hold parcel shelf on the A pillar

taupe wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:34 am
Hi

Mine are 1/4" BSF..

T
On second thoughts, I agree and think you are correct. They will be 1/4".
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Screws that hold parcel shelf on the A pillar
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Screws that hold parcel shelf on the A pillar

It is indeed the same thread as the screws holding the gearbox cover down - 3/16 BSF.
As a general rule, all the threads associated with the body are BSF and those associated with the mechanical parts (engine, gearbox and axle) are UNF. It is well worth getting hold of some BSF taps.
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which one is original
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Which one is original

Yes, that is how I remember them too.
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which one is original
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Which one is original

It is easier to use a screwdriver on a Series11 wheel because of the different design of the hupcap retainers. From memory though, the Series11 was supplied with a wheelbrace which also acted as a hubcap remover and a seperate starting handle which was a rather better design that the later Minor 100...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2x Vans for spares or restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: 2x Vans for spares or restoration

There is another van project on ebay at the moment - apparently a 1963 with only one previous owner and 9,000miles form new :o It is already bid at £3000. Needs more than a weekends worth of work on it but an interesting project for somebody with the facilities and the time and the knowhow and some ...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Which one is original
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Which one is original

As Stevey said earlier, the one in your second picture is the one which BMC included in the Minor 1000 original tool kit. Each new Morris Minor 1000 was also supplied with an owners handbook to explain the use of the tools provided....... It might be a little flimsy but mine still works perfectly we...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2x Vans for spares or restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: 2x Vans for spares or restoration

He must be having a clear-out. He sold a pretty sound GPO engineers van recently on ebay too.
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regular engine runs during winter storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Regular engine runs during winter storage?

I would say that your worries are unfounded and that running an engine for a short period could even do some harm. I would think that a good compromise might be to regularly turn the engine over on the starting handle if you wished? You could even squirt a little oil into the bores first if you wish...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti Rust Products
Replies: 39
Views: 1029

Re: Anti Rust Products

Goodness! How complicated it sounds having a garage :o
I'm glad that my Minor lives outside all the time and is free of all this worry :D
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration
Replies: 27
Views: 703

Re: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration

You have a lot of work to do there! Good for you if you can get all that done in time for the summer :wink:
Great garage by the way - that'll be a big help.
Good luck with it and remember to post pictures of your progress :)
by ManyMinors
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gold Seal Engine Painting
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Gold Seal Engine Painting

Chipper wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:36 pm
What's the huge engine out of, that dwarfs the A-series? :lol:

Humber Hawk?
by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1948 MM arrived
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: 1948 MM arrived

That is a beauty. Very few early cars in the UK now. I suppose the MM Register is the only source of information really? Our climate and all the salt that was put down on our roads during the long winters didn't help the survival of old cars. Cars quickly became of little value once a few years old ...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: TRAFALGAR BLUE SALOON AT GARAGE NEAR LANDS END
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: TRAFALGAR BLUE SALOON AT GARAGE NEAR LANDS END

Well spotted 8) . Poor old car looked a bit neglected even then and probably a bit worse now!
by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19213
Views: 1017037

Re: Word Association

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