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by firedrake1942
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: TBJ POLICE CAR
Replies: 13
Views: 4242

Re: TBJ POLICE CAR

Only half white by the looks of it: has the car still got the NMP plate on the n’a engine bay tie plate?
by firedrake1942
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.

Off to Charles Ware’s in Bristol today to look at the ongoing work on RER919. Some interesting cars including their fist foray into electric propulsion with a variomatic type motor and modified prop straight to the diff. Andy and Wayne have loaned us a set of Series MM / Series 2 windscreen trim to ...
by firedrake1942
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Round heater fan screeching...?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Round heater fan screeching...?

Mine did this and the fan was hitting a loose wire . After a good clean all was well.
by firedrake1942
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.

We have been thinking about just such a problem. Apparently it was not so much the difficulty of producing the trim that was the problem and indeed one of the biggies apparently did so, but when it came to polishing, they buckled all over the place. Looking at producing a wooden former on which such...
by firedrake1942
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.

So, the great day arrived when the pair of trialled chrome plated reproduction windscreen trim clips for later MM / Series II were fitted to the earlier Series II convertible from which the donor clips came. Some cursing and swearing was muttered as we all, repeatedly put the top clip, upside down, ...
by firedrake1942
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Hopefully the photos may appear.
by firedrake1942
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

later MM / S II windscreen surround joining clips: We sent a pair of our reproduction later MM/ Series II windscreen clips to Mark Kram in Malta. They were unchromed and from the first batch produced. He had some trouble with the new rubber screen seal but these seem to have been resolved. He has no...
by firedrake1942
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil bath air filter
Replies: 20
Views: 3110

Re: Oil bath air filter

There are usually a few battered ones at auto jumbles whoever they start up again. There is one on the net but £40 seems a lot if you are only after the wing nut stud.

https://picclick.co.uk/Morris-Minor-Ear ... 99375.html
by firedrake1942
Sun May 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour Chart
Replies: 69
Views: 73412

Re: Colour Chart

Those seats are no worse than mine were and I solved the drivers seat problem by getting a similarly knackered seat and getting a trimmer to use the seat back to sitcom in to the seat, Same otter, same patina. I have since done as was suggested above and used woolies leather paint. The transformatio...
by firedrake1942
Thu May 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)
Replies: 17
Views: 449

Re: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)

You can still get cross ply 500 / 520-14 I thing Club spares were advertising them in the latest Minor Matters. I changed from 155 to 145 last year and I think they are closer to the crossply in look and feel. Others have different perceptions and experiences. they also fit better in the boot area
by firedrake1942
Sun May 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Steering column felt bushes

If the felt bushes have shrunk / dried out drizzling a little light oil down into them may help. a) it helps lubrication and b) the felt will expand and stop creaking. Now how to stop the creaking from the column against the parcel shelf - it is a 948 smaller shelf so abuts the column rather than pa...
by firedrake1942
Sun May 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 3172

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

I know it has been some time since I first mooted the subject of reproduction of these clips and we have supplied a trial set to two people (unchromed) This seemed to go well albeit that one lower clip was damaged on fitting a particularly difficult surround / rubber in Malta. Ray - Uttlesford's 92 ...
by firedrake1942
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat cleaninig
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Seat cleaninig

Woolies stuff is superb. I was very nervous about renovating my Series II (Series II in style) leather seats but the instructions and the products were very good and I was pleased with the result. Rear seat half done and front seat before and after
by firedrake1942
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: semaphore
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: semaphore

I have seen them painted body colour but whether factory or later , I know not!
by firedrake1942
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Drivers Side Glove Box
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Drivers Side Glove Box

Nope they were open within a frame. You can get a door usually from a left hand drive car or someone who was making them out of glass fibre many moons ago, but both are as rare as hens teeth.
by firedrake1942
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nuffield Metal Products Plate NMP
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Nuffield Metal Products Plate NMP

As we had used all we made - over 400 and I am still getting requests for the plates from far flung places, we have decided to press some more. Test pressed some aluminium blanks today and the pictures speak for themselves. The mould was showing some strain with mild steel and some of the definition...
by firedrake1942
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Engine Paint Colour

As promised some photos of Michaela Burkenshaw's lovely early Series II called Henry (the eighth minor she has owned). They show the correct blue engine matched from paint from behind the Dynamo / starter motor.
by firedrake1942
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 16
Views: 1249

Re: Engine Paint Colour

One of my friends had this colour on her engine and had the paint matched to a pristine patch found when she took the dynamo out. It looks stunning and is great at rallies when people walk past and comment loudly that that is not the original colour. I will try and find a picture.
by firedrake1942
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: MMOC Branch Forum
Topic: Uttlesford Branch update.
Replies: 0
Views: 942

Uttlesford Branch update.

Just an update as the info in the membership and benefits guide is wrong and in any case we have moved venue. General Meetings for Uttlesford Branch are second Tuesday of the month every other month (Next one is 11/2/2020) at the Coach and Horses Public House, Cambridge Rd, Newport, Saffron Walden C...
by firedrake1942
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 1960/61 convertible front side lights
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: 1960/61 convertible front side lights

Not sure you can if they are the Lucas L 489 sidelights which is why many series3 cars had aftermarket indicator lights fitted in a variety of places both front and rear. You could of course put the much later front and rear cluster lights on or use the transitional and only slightly larger L 488 wh...