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by firedrake1942
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many shades of Grey??
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: How many shades of Grey??

They Grey o e looks very Clarendon
by firedrake1942
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2549

Re: painting gold seal engine

It’s not much better to be honest. I reckon 30 feet and a change into second. It will happily pull away from stationary in 2nd. Btw I wouldn’t worry overly with DVLA I tried for years to tell them about my replacement engine number and they never updated the V5. My solution was to get a new engine n...
by firedrake1942
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: windscreen wipers - are they supposed to be ineffective?
Replies: 20
Views: 3132

Re: windscreen wipers - are they supposed to be ineffective?

You have springs? Luxury! My 1957 only has a tensioned bit of steel in the wiper arm as an alternative and the wipers work well albeit in a variable arc. They work especially well driving into the wind!
by firedrake1942
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear number plate light glass
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: Rear number plate light glass

Not seen an etched one, mine has letters raised in the glass itself simply 'Lucas England.' I suspect yours may be quite rare.
by firedrake1942
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Traveller - part restored for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Additional photos for Ian Westrope's car

Additional photos for Ian Westrope's car
by firedrake1942
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Traveller - part restored for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Traveller - part restored for sale

Posted on behalf of Ian Westrope. I met Ian last Saturday at Uttlesford Branch Rally in Saffron Walden and he is fairly local to us. He mentioned that his brother was part way through restoration of a Morris Minor Traveller and did I know anyone who might be interested? I undertook to put it on here...
by firedrake1942
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6" wire formed screwdriver for Minor toolkits
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: 6" wire formed screwdriver for Minor toolkits

Rather thicker steel. It was a common and fairly cheap way of making tools.
by firedrake1942
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6" wire formed screwdriver for Minor toolkits
Replies: 2
Views: 224

6" wire formed screwdriver for Minor toolkits

As promised some weeks ago, Ray the Uttlesford Branch engineer has made the first of the 6" (5 3/4) wire formed screwdrivers for the early toolkits. I know that were expressions of interest and if those interested can PM me or mail on dadmjsdm@aol.com he can assess how much steel he will need and ho...
by firedrake1942
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20808

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

It might also be worth trawling East Sussex town's facebook photos for the period. In my meanderings round FB I have seen quite a few police Minors.
by firedrake1942
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20808

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

There is a specialist register for these and they may able to assist re livery. Almost every force was different and many (most) had no roof lights and very few had blue lights http://www.expolice.mmoc.org.uk Murray Minor, I was some (many) years ahead of you and in the MPS but was it not 'appointme...
by firedrake1942
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Seat fixing bracket extensions
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Seat fixing bracket extensions

I have been tipped forward a few times when braking hard to avoid the numpties that cut across any classic car, but given the thinning of metal over the years I think stressing / tearing are valid concerns. I have been mulling doing something similar for some time but using additional original type ...
by firedrake1942
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

Re: Rear Lights

The lenses were used on various cars and I think with different plinths. I have seen them on MGA and Triumphs I think so the lenses fit the plinths but the plinths may be different according to make/ model. See the attached e bay advert https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lucas-type-L549-rear-lamp-light-unit...
by firedrake1942
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Seat fixing bracket extensions
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Seat fixing bracket extensions

Ah, i see. Is there not a potential for lateral movement given that there is only one anchor pont to the car floor? What thickness are the bars?
by firedrake1942
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Seat fixing bracket extensions
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Seat fixing bracket extensions

That’s great, Any photos of the underside as I am 6’5´´ and would like to do something similar.
by firedrake1942
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Seat fixing bracket extensions
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Seat fixing bracket extensions

How about underneath as that are has a strengthening strip for the fixing which, from memory may even have a captive nut. Just bolting through a new hole in the floor, even if the steel is excellent could be risky if it tears under stress.
by firedrake1942
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WATCH OUT! MM LEARNER ABOUT!
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: WATCH OUT! MM LEARNER ABOUT!

Phil, yes still at the Bluebell, good food, excellent Saffron Brewery beer and very good company. Even the Landlord has the bug with a G reg 2 door Saloon in Maroon B rotting quietly in the corner of the car park... Can't be easy running a busy pub and working on a Minor! Next meet is actually at th...
by firedrake1942
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WATCH OUT! MM LEARNER ABOUT!
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: WATCH OUT! MM LEARNER ABOUT!

Ditto if you need help we are a small friendly branch based in Uttlesford, so Essex Suffolk Cambridgeshire and hearts are close.
by firedrake1942
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Carpets

Got to agree with you Declan, I saw a Minor at Gaydon which had the original carpet in the centre around the handbrake and although threadbare and faded it was clearly of much better pile and feel than the modern ones wherever they come from. Like you, I would pay a premium for a better product. If ...
by firedrake1942
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Adderley Park Number details needed
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Adderley Park Number details needed

I’m sure Chris won’t mind me letting you know but I have seen a draft and it is an extremely useful document even with its gaps which Chris has been trying to plug . So I would support his pleas for this data. Most of us have it to hand and it will, when complete serve the whole Minor community well...
by firedrake1942
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1128

Re: National rally 2019

Looking at the weather - more than likely.