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by Chappers
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Newbie

Oh that’s a pretty one!
Welcome👍
by Chappers
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2161
Views: 336998

Re: Spotted today.

Morris Minor vans Not one but two, spotted yesterday on my way home from Chichester via worthing. First was a nice light blue sign written van coming from the Arundel direction heading west on the A27 About 4.15pm. Very clean condition, looked like a good restoration. Second was around 5.30pm coming...
by Chappers
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: front w/screen fitting
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: front w/screen fitting

This is really interesting.
Is it really that easy?
No sealant squirted round....?
My rubbers have perished, but I really don’t fancy trying this myself.
Please advise if it’s as simple as these guys have shown or is this one of those deceptive, magic tricks video???
by Chappers
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 55 year old car next to a 1,000 year old church
Replies: 2
Views: 183

55 year old car next to a 1,000 year old church

Maisie's first trip out for ages. Due to the coronavirus lockdown and my work commitments, Maisie has not been out for a good many weeks. Today we had a trip around the Sussex countryside, stopping for a photo at St Botolph’s church near Steyning West Sussex. I have always like this church which has...
by Chappers
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chrome plating
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Chrome plating

Found this very interesting.
Good informative video about stripping, polishing and plating process of a car bumper.
Shame it’s not a Morris Minor one, but it just goes to show what goes into the process.
Hope you find it as interesting as I did.

https://youtu.be/yvH_Cji3RZo
by Chappers
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project Mildred
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Project Mildred

sid wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:22 am
not seen this before..was half expecting it to be about the 'well-used' convertible i see now and again in the Lidl car park :)
Do you mean the one with the leaky sump that keeps backfiring?
by Chappers
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project Mildred
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Project Mildred

It is and good luck to him. One observation though, he seems to be cutting an awful lot out and not bracing the bodyshell anywhere.............. He also cut the hinge pillars off both sides in one hit, so no reference points for the replacements? I hope he doesn't come to regret his early 'gung ho'...
by Chappers
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project Mildred
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Project Mildred

Anyone following this guy on the Isle of Wight?
Quite entertaining.
https://youtu.be/mA58QFssNes
by Chappers
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Removing glue from carpets
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Removing glue from carpets

Just thought I’d share this. Been busy stripping out Maisie and installing a new carpet set and underfelt in her. Bought some spray on adhesive from the supplier (N.C.) at the same time. I actually phoned up the adhesive maker to enquire how to remove any overspray should I end up getting some on th...
by Chappers
Mon May 25, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t use one of those. I bought one but the damn thing fell apart and was poorly made and quite useless, I couldn’t send it back as I had cut the cover slightly to fit. Tried another modern type Switch but also no good. I found the only reliable way was to fit a separate flasher...
by Chappers
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1399

Re: What we did in the lockdown

I've fit radius arms and Wolseley rear brakes to my Morris. I also managed to drop it off the jack too fast and the rear bumper went down on my kneecap. OUCH ouch ouch! The only other hitch was the holes in the Wolseley backplates had the assembly at a 45 degree angle compared to standard so the ha...
by Chappers
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing tired rear vinyl seats
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Refurbishing tired rear vinyl seats

I used vanish soap bars and a soft natural bristle brush on mine, came up a treat. I replaced all the stuffing and straps on the front seats and cleaned the lot afterwards 3FAB55C5-FE8D-4CD5-9046-A9358FC50244.jpeg E31816FD-4AEA-4EDF-B7F7-193DC3C859B0.jpeg 75D3B27D-317D-4FB6-8114-9DDD9B4C0F6B.jpeg E5...
by Chappers
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mild road rage
Replies: 31
Views: 1152

Re: mild road rage

For my daily transport, I drive a 300+horsepower Mini Clubman John Cooper Works 4 wheel drive, and it’s bloody quick. But I just love to get in my 1965 Morris Minor 1000 (Maisie), and drive it about. I find it really brings a smile to my face. It’s a good car with a good engine etc, and with electro...
by Chappers
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amber warning beacon
Replies: 20
Views: 823

Re: Amber warning beacon

Well spotted Chief ! Correct on both counts - the roof is indeed a 'Webasto-style' fold back roof. I say that because I don't think it's an actual Webasto. It does not show the name anywhere and does not appear to be quite of the same quality. I had a Webasto fitted to an MGBGT and it was just a bi...
by Chappers
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 1055

Re: Mystery Overheating

SteveClem wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:52 pm
An enchanted stream is a nice thought :wink:
As long as there isn’t a naked old hag rising from it with a sword in hand shouting for someone called Arthur....😳
by Chappers
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 33
Views: 6343

Re: Electronic Ignition

Hi Cyril, Please see my post on “distributor replacement advice” on this section of the forum. I detailed how I replaced my old ignition system (still working fine), with a new electronic one, bought from eBay as a kit. Still have the old parts in the boot though...just in case...👍 Not a difficult j...
by Chappers
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffyns Tonbridge
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Caffyns Tonbridge

Thankyou🤗
by Chappers
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffyns Tonbridge
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Caffyns Tonbridge

Thanks Phil
I have read this through some time ago, but wondered if anyone had a bit of “local knowledge”.
Being a Sussex lad, I knew Caffyns of Hove, Brighton, Worthing and Eastbourne, but not Kent.
They were huge for many years.
by Chappers
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffyns Tonbridge
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Caffyns Tonbridge

Just asking... Anyone have any old photos or information regarding Caffyns garage of Tonbridge Kent? My four door Maisie was supplied new by them and registered 1st April 1965. Interestingly, Maisie has a “Webasto continental sun roof” with a plaque mentioning that it was fitted by Caffyns coach wor...
by Chappers
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor Replacement Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: Distributor Replacement Advice

Hi Donald. Might not be very much help, but here’s how I changed my dizzie to an electronic ignition one about 18months or so ago. Nothing really wrong with the old one other than the wiring and connectors looking a bit tired. Had a condenser fail not long after I bought my car “Maisie”. Changed thi...