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by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 351

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

Have you prodded the underseal at the rear?
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FBF 161C 1965 Dove Grey 2 door saloon
Replies: 0
Views: 56

FBF 161C 1965 Dove Grey 2 door saloon

Hi As I mentioned the previous owner in one of my comments about my car, I wondered if anyone knows or knew of my car in its previous life. I got hold of the car from a chap in Castleford West Yorkshire, but the registration number would suggest it was originally registered in Lincolnshire. If anyon...
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Registration numbers in Film/TV
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Registration numbers in Film/TV

A friend of mine owned the Austin Big 7 used in the 1970's movie "It shouldn't happen to a vet". When I was looking for a classic car he offered me the Austin 7 for £6000 or £4000 without the registration number. I had to really argue the case the number shouldn't be separated from the vehicle, afte...
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: A little shocked

For £25k you could have 2 very decent Morris Minors and a very nice garage to put them in.
by Murrayminor
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: long distance driving
Replies: 39
Views: 1130

Re: long distance driving

The strip down has begun, the interior has been secreted in the spare back bedroom and amazingly my wife has not batted an eyelid. The fuel tank has been drained and removed I have labelled all the wiring and the harness is ready to be removed once the across dash terminals have been identified. The...
by Murrayminor
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox prices
Replies: 27
Views: 542

Re: Gearbox prices

I think it's simply supply and demand. All major parts will become expensive it's a matter of fact, the less parts there are the more money sellers can demand (and get). To play devil's advocate why would someone sell a gearbox for say £100 when the next advert has one for twice that price, if you a...
by Murrayminor
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring harness/Loom check
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Wiring harness/Loom check

Autosparks will recover/re-braid your harness using exactly the same colours as the original. Not cheap, but not silly either, and they will cover whatever you send them, so any additions, modifications can all be incorporated and look like they were there all along. Excellent service the 2 times I...
by Murrayminor
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring harness/Loom check
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Wiring harness/Loom check

Indeed, I had to remove the heater hose from the engine bay and noticed where the loom runs behind the bracket on the inner wing had not only rubbed through the outer wrapping but had begun to actually work its way through the wires themselves. These wires are normally out of sight. I suppose given ...
by Murrayminor
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring harness/Loom check
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Wiring harness/Loom check

Good evening My 1965 2 door Minor "Gracie" is off the road for some much needed body repair work. Tonight I decided to remove the wiring harness to evaluate its condition and generally check it was ok prior to beginning any welding. Well pardon the pun but I was shocked how bad the harness was,it ha...
by Murrayminor
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2092
Views: 298536

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted yesterday a Navy blue traveller virtually outside Roberts Bakery Northwich,Cheshire.
It's was held at the traffic lights and looked lovely.
by Murrayminor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20529

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

cplnobbie wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Found this on facebook has the same area code BJ as mine.
Was there any sign of white paint on the roof of yours?
As mentioned some forces would do anything to save a bit of money hence only the doors being white.
by Murrayminor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20529

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 'appointm...
by Murrayminor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20529

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

This shot was of the Stockport Police back in the late 50's, I wondered of the cars were destined for use at Ringway Airport, now Manchester International Airport. Interesting theory, I doubt it, but anything is possible as it was a time of experimentation. The reason I doubt it is the markings are...
by Murrayminor
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 137

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

You have to be commended for persevering, you have done a great job.
by Murrayminor
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20529

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

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On a similar theme, has anyone seen this police livery?
This shot was of the Stockport Police back in the late 50's, I wondered of the cars were destined for use at Ringway Airport, now Manchester International Airport.
by Murrayminor
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20529

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

What a fantastic photograph! Seems like another world........ I had the very same conversation with my Sgt this morning, I have only been in the force for 24 years but when I joined there was no internet and we had to "parade on with our accompaniments" which were basically everything we would carr...
by Murrayminor
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18808
Views: 740851

Re: Word Association

Fingers
by Murrayminor
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A little shocked
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: A little shocked

Look how much the price of classic vehicles in general have risen in the last five years. I'm glad I managed to secure a Morris Minor before they are out of my price range. I see very rusty shells with rotten interiors and seized engines changing hands for hundreds of pounds. A decent 1275 engine is...
by Murrayminor
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Seat fixing bracket extensions
Replies: 11
Views: 341

Re: Seat fixing bracket extensions

COMMANDER wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:15 am
With the seat brackets in their rearmost pair of holes I still find the driving position a bit cramped so had these extensions made.20190804_091411.jpg20190804_140709.jpg
You must be a tall person, or I'm just a short a**e :D
by Murrayminor
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a Moggy !
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Bought a Moggy !

We need to see pictures. :P