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by palacebear
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory fitted ammeter?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Factory fitted ammeter?

I've been thinking about this one. I don't recall any of BMCs A-Series cars having a factory-fitted ammeter and very few B-Series cars (MG and Riley saloons being the only ones that come to mind). The ammeter seems to have been a 'luxury' item in BMCs view as it was a factory-fit in a fair few large...
by palacebear
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Application for a registration certificate UVK 323
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Application for a registration certificate UVK 323

The registration number was issued by Newcastle-upon-Tyne council. According to the resource I use, it was issued between September 1954 and March 1955, which clearly doesn't match the age of your car. As my resource has some inaccuracies, that is of little concern. My point being that an inquiry to...
by palacebear
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Virginia Beach LCV Resto
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Virginia Beach LCV Resto

The warning light was apparently a small-scale BMC gimmick. Fitted to Minors from around 1964 to 1968 (approx) and to The Mini/Elf/Hornet of the same era., which shared the same style speedometer, with the light fitting provided in it. To answer part of the OPs question - there was never any mandato...
by palacebear
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2032
Views: 290891

Re: Spotted today.

Excellent. I'll try to get to Avoncroft. Been meaning to go for a while, and a line-up of pre-war Austins is a good excuse!
by palacebear
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: The original price of a 1955 Minor
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: The original price of a 1955 Minor

According to my 1957 Glass's Guide, the cost in October 1955 was £522 including taxes and delivery charges.
by palacebear
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2032
Views: 290891

Re: Spotted today.

I'm 15km from Bromsgrove. Fresh coffee available if you want! ☕
by palacebear
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: change of keeper - taxing car

I may be wrong, but isn't there an on-line option to tax it, selecting 'I haven't got the new keeper supplement' (or green slip)?
by palacebear
Fri May 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Interior sun visors
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Interior sun visors

These are the right ones for a 1957 car. I was tempted by these new old stock some time ago but they were $389 a pair so I kept my old battered ones. Has anyone had any luck refurbishing this type ? Mine have been refurbished in the dim and distant past. They look terrible. One side of each is beig...
by palacebear
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM screen chrome inserts
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: MM screen chrome inserts

The chrome inserts on my Series 2 were lose at the lower outer corners (I need a new rubber seal really as thin strips of it a peeling away). As a 'temporary' fix I re-attached the chrome inserts using super-glue. Even working in such a localised area it took 2 or 3 attempts before the trim stuck pr...
by palacebear
Fri May 24, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 641

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

Just a quick bit of input. I've kept my Minor outdoors on the driveway for the past three years. No cover, portable garage or carport. The only noticeable deterioration is to some of the chrome which is of lower-quality from overseas sources. The paintwork, which previously suffered damage from cond...
by palacebear
Mon May 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch returned
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Clutch returned

Many issues recently with Borg & Beck clutches. Once a respected make, they're now made cheaply overseas on behalf of Borg & Beck and aren't of the best quality.

Good that you've not fitted it. If you had you'd probably have been changing it again within 2000 miles or less!
by palacebear
Wed May 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 9498

Re: Another van.

Loving the look of the Marina, even in Russet Brown! Currently looking for a Mk.3 as a daily driver... preferably a 1700HL Auto... harder to find than a unicorn! 🙄
by palacebear
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: anchor point

Don't laugh at me... looking at the OPs picture, isn't it the fixing for the rear ashtray, which was attached to the transmission tunnel somewhere in that vicinity?
by palacebear
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Breakers of Bread (Short period drama) - Car needed
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Breakers of Bread (Short period drama) - Car needed

Might be worth contacting the London Vintage Taxi Association.

www.lvta.co.uk (also on Facebook). They can probably help locate a period-correct Austin FX3 or Beardmore taxi.
by palacebear
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18679
Views: 704207

Re: Word Association

Candelabra
by palacebear
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

Mk1 Mini 850cc - 1966 (Super DeLuxe... oooh!) Marina 1275cc - 1972 4-door Marina 1275cc - 1972 Coupe Marina 1275cc - 1977 Estate Allegro 1275cc - 1974 4-door Minor 1098cc - 1971 Traveller Minor 803cc - 1956 4-door (now 948cc and my current A-Series car) . Don't move on to B-Series cars or I'll be he...
by palacebear
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM carpet colour
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: MM carpet colour

I **think** you'd have to source Maroon as a special order from somewhere. Nobody seems to supply pre-made carpet sets in Maroon. Here in the UK my Series 2 saloon has a maroon interior. The carpets, renewed a long time ago as part of a very careful restoration, are definitely red (Cherokee red). I'...
by palacebear
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel spill
Replies: 18
Views: 970

Re: Fuel spill

I never fill mine up. I wait until the (undamped) gauge is flapping near the empty mark then put in 3 gallons (13.65 litres) unless I'm making a long journey (unlikely). Even then, it's a slow business if I want to avoid blow-back and spills. I can get £40 of fuel into my modern within the same leng...
by palacebear
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18679
Views: 704207

Re: Word Association

Thief
by palacebear
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust raspberries
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Re: Exhaust raspberries

Marina TC, now they sound nice! Alan Years ago I had a standard very early 1275 Marina. The exhaust kept parting company with the manifold flange under 'enthusiastic' driving. After the third such incident I added an additional support bracket attached to the bell-housing. Never had it come adrift ...