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by Murrayminor
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: blimey!
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: blimey!

too good to use on the road, that puts it in the same category as my bare shell in the garage, neither will be on the road this year and I've saved over £20k into the bargain. You have to wonder who will buy it at that price, will an investor buy it to make money? doubtful as it is at the top of its...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Pickup cab
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Pickup cab

In order to retain the Registration number on a vehicle that is having a new standard chassis (different rules apply to a modified chassis) the chassis must 1. mirror the original and have the same spec 2. have a manufacturer specification sheet or receipt 3. use two other major components of the ve...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Which Part Am I Looking For?
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Which Part Am I Looking For?

I have a short video clip on you tube showing the repair I carried out on the same panel.

It may assist you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNQXjWKsA9c
by Murrayminor
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registration and Tax question
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Registration and Tax question

register the vehicle in your name and place it on SORN, the registration will stay with the vehicle and the DVLA will simply update their records to show a new keeper. If you have the old V5 you could try changing the registered keeper online, it may work but if it doesn't then send the log book off...
by Murrayminor
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake bleed order?
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Brake bleed order?

Sleeper wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:30 am
" Leaving the brake pedal depressed keeps some pressure in the system. " ,

How does this help?

John ;-)
With the rear raised the pressure forces the air to the highest point so it's easier to bleed usually left overnight.
by Murrayminor
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake bleed order?
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Brake bleed order?

Yes indeed I forgot to mention raising the rear of the vehicle.
It forces the air to the rear where it can be bled slowly.
Leaving the brake pedal depressed keeps some pressure in the system.
by Murrayminor
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake bleed order?
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Brake bleed order?

Start at the rear, the rear wheel cylinders are a bit of a strange design and allow pockets of air to sit in the cylinders. I have bled my minor as follows and it worked for me: Bleed the brakes as you would normally, starting at the rear finishing at the front, Then I sat the car overnight with the...
by Murrayminor
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Server Errors?
Replies: 25
Views: 1801

Re: Server Errors?

It is frustrating, I sat down with a cuppa to catch up only to find the site down for a couple of days.
I believe "some" club websites are run by volunteers, is this one the same? i.e. run on a voluntary basis?
by Murrayminor
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sorry to disappoint!
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Sorry to disappoint!

It certainly looks like a well used instrument, that has played a few tunes in its time.
I have a few ukuleles in my colection which I enjoy strumming and attempting to string a song together.
Great fun.
by Murrayminor
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 732

Re: Merry Christmas

Twenty views and nobody has replied, All the best to you too.
by Murrayminor
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: What do you make of this?

Well the manager of the garden centre says the pick up is for sale. So I'm very tempted to buy it and get it back on the road looking like a pick up again. I'm going back tomorrow to examine the chassis and what remains of the cab. How much to offer is another thing. Pick ups command big money but a...
by Murrayminor
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Carolla Rollover or Mr Grumpy's Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Carolla Rollover or Mr Grumpy's Jig

I can add to the above, I bought a roll over jig but quickly realised how poor my chassis legs were so had to resort to welding it whilst upright, my jig is sat unused in the garage.
I'm now working on a rotisserie utilising a scaffold tube so I can turn the car over.
by Murrayminor
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: What do you make of this?

jagnut66 wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:26 am
mmmmmmm..............
Definitely wants rescuing................
Best wishes,
Mike.
I will be going sown this afternoon so will update everyone later on, as you say it could do with being rescued.
by Murrayminor
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 9
Views: 779

Re: What do you make of this?

geoberni wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:24 am
As a fan of 'Strictly come Dancing'...
Disaster.png

:lol: :lol: :lol:


I did a quick check and with just one digit covered by the bow, it must be EDV126C, a 1965 Gold Morrison a SORN.... :roll:
Yes I checked and the only Morris was 126
by Murrayminor
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 9
Views: 779

What do you make of this?

Found in my local Garden centre
It appears to be a genuine pick up judging by the seperate chassis and cab rear but has obviously been modified slightly.

I have made enquiries to ascertain if it is for sale but up to now I have not had much luck, I may try again this afternoon.
by Murrayminor
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lurking in the background FL? 782C
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Lurking in the background FL? 782C

Am I reading it wrong or is the model designation of the Merc 'CLS SS'?? I suppose it could stand for Super Sports............. Or does it??.................... :o Standartenfuhrer Kessler lives!! :wink: (Though I suspect only those who remember 'Secret Army' from the 70's will know who I'm on abou...
by Murrayminor
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lurking in the background FL? 782C
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Lurking in the background FL? 782C

you're right its not an 8, I was trying to zoom in but only got so far before I was unable to read it.
Yes now I can see the rear a little clearer it has been butchered somewhat.

Shame to see it rusting away though.
by Murrayminor
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lurking in the background FL? 782C
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Lurking in the background FL? 782C

Whilst looking at V8 powered Mercedes I came across this image showing a 1965 Morris Minor lurking in the undergrowth. I see the registration as FLN 782C but there is no trace of that number, FLM 782C is shown as a white Minor. I wonder of the owner of FLM 782C is a member?
by Murrayminor
Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1098 Gearbox Rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 946

Re: 1098 Gearbox Rebuild

The reverse idler shaft I fitted to my 1275 gearbox was a nice snug fit, I was able to slide it in with finger pressure once oiled, it came out the same way. I take it the marks on the shaft in the picture are caused by the removal process? On a side note I didn't have to use a hammer on any of the ...