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by palacebear
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris auction
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Morris auction

Two possibilities. First and most likely, a deceased estate sale where contents of house, garage, sheds (hen houses too) all being disposed of as easily as possible by the executors in order to liquidate funds for legatees. Second and less likely, single item disposal, again quickly and hassle-free,...
by palacebear
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

' I hope you will still come to MMOC events, it is a Morris after all. For everyday use though, when the Polo gives up, I've often considered an Austin Maxi to be a sound choice. Often derided when in 1500 format but what do you think? Best wishes, Mike. As you say, the Marina is 'family'. I'll sti...
by palacebear
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

Because of the negative hype over this car, people are reluctant to say otherwise, fearing ridicule. Having owned a couple, I defend it. The estate version is particularly striking, stylish in fact.F7632663-A6AA-4F40-81DA-657B9096B424.jpeg 'Don't knock it until you've tried it' as the saying goes. ...
by palacebear
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

panky wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:28 pm
What a great find, I like that 8)
Would it be a B or O series engine?
It's a Mk.2 so 1800 B-Series. The 1700 O-series appeared during 1978 when the Mk.3 was launched (the one with bigger bumpers that housed built-in front indicators).
by palacebear
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

That's a very tidy Marina. Quite a high spec as well. One of my colleagues had a "Marina Special" in that colour as a company car. Jade Green is it? It is Jade Green although in photographs it looks like the slightly darker and later (1978) Tara Green. 'Jade Green' and 'Tara Green' ... sound like s...
by palacebear
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

midget wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Well done, good choice(apart from the auto bit).
I have one too, and (whisper it) I prefer driving it to my Minors! :wink:
Auto was the prime deciding factor for me. I'm developing arthritis which is starting to make a clutch pedal something of a challenge.

You have one as well....? Which one...?
by palacebear
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

The deed is done... but not a Dolomite. Instead, as of yesterday I became the proud (yes - I know its subjective) owner of a Mk.2 Marina 1800HL automatic. It's apparently done only 28,000 miles and is one of only three 1800HL autos still on the road. It came with loads of history. Old MOT certificat...
by palacebear
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

1960's MG Magnette 1622cc (or Riley equivalent) with Borg-Warner Auto was a nice relaxing motorway cruiser with upmarket interior. Or get the Oxford/Cambridge version if you feel like slumming it ! All these and more on my ever-lengthening wish-list. An auto Farina would be great... a Wolseley 16/6...
by palacebear
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 795

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

JOWETTJAVELIN wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:52 am
VP 1500 are nice cars.
On my list too. May get lucky finding an automatic. Went after, but ultimately got cold feet over, a '76 Marina HL automatic with genuine 22,000 miles on the clock... then found out there's fewer than 30 Marina autos still on the road 🙁
by palacebear
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 795

A new home for Max the Minor

With increasing mobility issues, I've been driving 'Max' my Series 2 saloon less and less, finding an automatic easier and more comfortable. After careful thought I decided to sell Max. I took him to a local charity car show on bank holiday Monday and put a 'for sale' notice in his windscreen. Much ...
by palacebear
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Wing piping
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Wing piping

Front wing piping was discontinued during Series 2 production... circa January 1955.
by palacebear
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: I want one SE62 trafficator
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: I want one SE62 trafficator

geoberni wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:09 pm

I must admit, I'm curious as to why you need them as they are not a Minor part..... :-?
Isn't this the type fitted as an extra to early vans? Just visible in this pic...
by palacebear
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Long Range Classics
Replies: 58
Views: 5997

Re: Long Range Classics

Quite, I waited a couple of years for a Volvo 145 in the particular colour I wanted to come up, and then I still 'settled' for the later model with a more modern dash (dials and plastics vs strip speedo and veneer). For autos - I saw a lovely Morris Oxford, I think it was, with the leather bench se...
by palacebear
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

Is it possible to use something like the pictured plastic badge fitting? I lifted the pic from www.bresco.com who sell many types of automotive clips and fixings. They may even have something even closer to the clips you're looking for. Unfortunately they don't sell them in small quantities. General...
by palacebear
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Long Range Classics
Replies: 58
Views: 5997

Re: Long Range Classics

Been looking at 'Long Range Classics' as well. My days of driving a manual car are coming to an end so I need an automatic. For the same reason I need a car that's good to go. I'm not able to roll around on damp concrete under a car any more. In past years, when they were cheap throw-away cars, I ha...
by palacebear
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 301439

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted today. Almond Green Traveller PFD***F. Tesco's car park, Kidderminster.
by palacebear
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20808

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Does this help? Ipswich 1968. Despite being a B&W picture you can make out white doors and white forward roof section.
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by palacebear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

Re: Rear Lights

Don't know if the following is of any use: In Ray Newell's book 'Original Morris Minor', the chapter covering the Minor 1000 (1956-62) mentions, on page 56, that, as well as smaller wheel-arch openings, the rear wings have a 'fuller shape'. I interpret this to mean that they are slightly more curvy ...
by palacebear
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Limeflower
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Limeflower

As you can tell, I'm not a huge fan of Limeflower. Over the years I've had a Marina and a late Minor Traveller, both painted Teal Blue with Limeflower interior. I didn't particularly like the colour combo but beggars can't be choosers! I'm looking for another Marina at present and recently saw an ea...
by palacebear
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Dark side...Down?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: The Dark side...Down?

Although I find the Dark Side's facebook group far more lively and active than their forum, I have tried the latter this morning. Seems to be fine.