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by Owlsman
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1367

Re: Disc brakes

Beat me to it guys! My sentiments exactly, 'geobernie'. I might have mentioned this once before on this forum but I've had 3 MGBs over the years yet I was never tempted to fit power steering, spax shockers, power windows or even a burr walnut dashboard etc. etc. If those are the creature comforts th...
by Owlsman
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

.....err, just realized that I should have typed 'Adam's Apple' and 'Achilles Heel'. Dhoh!
by Owlsman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

Best yet for the easily offended...........My wife has just pointed out something she's read in the paper. Apparently some female Australian professor wants to re-name the 'masculine' sounding 'Adam's Apple' an 'Achilles' Heel' so that the terms can apply equally to both/all sexes. Definitely, one f...
by Owlsman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

This attracted 7, yes, SEVEN complaints
Yeah, my wife pointed that out to me a couple of days ago..........We'd love to know who the other FIVE were then!

ONLY JOKING :D :D
by Owlsman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

there's a few things
......only a few? There's enough in there for someone to create a 4 year degree course on Political Correctness around it.....assuming that person didn't explode first :D

Brought back some good memories, did that. A good find.
by Owlsman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 962

Fancy something a bit different?

I'm sure a lot of us have seen that black Moggy electric conversion video that is based in London but this one is in a different league.......and price bracket! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1967-Morris-Minor-Convertible-100-Electric-conversion/224162747696?hash=item3431241530:g:zQIAAOSwXrVfZici I rece...
by Owlsman
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19131
Views: 975663

Re: Word Association

Adamant
by Owlsman
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bank holiday drive out
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Bank holiday drive out

Go on then........I'll ask the question. How did you manage that without running up a massive taxi bill? :D

Look very nice motors, by the way.
by Owlsman
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2168
Views: 346380

Re: Spotted today.

In tonight's episode of BBC 1's 'A Suitable Boy', set in the early 1950's, there was a fleeting glance of a white Moggy convertible and a bit more coverage of a two-tone Morris Oxford MO (my dad had one) and a Morris 8 Series E (my dad's first car). ........Don't ask me what the story's about - too ...
by Owlsman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hmmm? Which one to go for?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Hmmm? Which one to go for?

Looking for a convertible to get your teeth into? Exhibit no. 1 : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1964-Morris-Minor-Convertible-please-phone-Gerald-On-07733-325065/264822950956?hash=item3da8ad8c2c:g:Dg0AAOSwYZlfLk-F Admittedly, a 'conversion' but reasonably priced, I think, at £3995 or a bit less. Exhibi...
by Owlsman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 11
Views: 417

Re: Brake judder.

Apologies for the apparent tardy response to all your ideas and suggestions but ONLY TODAY has the brake judder finally been sorted. Nothing more complicated than a pair of new front drums in the end......which to my VERY untrained eye is what I thought it would be all along. My local friendly garag...
by Owlsman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 613

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

My mobile/sat nav device sits on the passenger seat most of the time. Been married to her for 50 years next year.......and I still haven't found the volume control or the mute button yet :D
by Owlsman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Preferred Radio location on 1970 Minor
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Re: Preferred Radio location on 1970 Minor

My concern regarding a car radio is the mounting of the aerial. The fewer holes in my Moggie the better I too share your concern about drilling holes in otherwise perfectly good metalwork. One day I might pluck up courage to have a roof aerial fitted, which I think looks good for a start but also i...
by Owlsman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical Gremlins become too often
Replies: 38
Views: 953

Re: Electrical Gremlins become too often

I was given this tip when I put a new loom into an MGB roadster. It's a long time ago now but I remember vividly how easy it was and how broad my grin was when I reconnected the battery and tentatively switched on the ignition to see the ignition and oil warning lights come on.......and the car fire...
by Owlsman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Incredible

It's in a lovely blue hue though.......it would be a shame to ruin that lovely 'distressed' look by respraying it! https://www.vinterior.co/home-decor/accessories/other-objects/vintage-blue-morris-minor-1000-bonnet-with-distressed-paint?utm_campaign=1566994522&utm_content=295408715186&utm_keyword=&g...
by Owlsman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stock pile
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Stock pile

''It was definitely a grey one, your Honour..........or it could have been a red one''
by Owlsman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bargain manual......NOT!
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Bargain manual......NOT!

Apropos absolutely nothing really but just having a browse on eBay re Moggy stuff, I stumbled across this 'bargain' :- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor-1000-Owners-Workshop-Manual-1956-Through-1971-Haynes-Repair-Service/353159720521?epid=23011968382&hash=item5239f5ae49:g:7ssAAOSwVbVfKLoq On w...
by Owlsman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stock pile
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Stock pile

I don't doubt there are a multitude of legal and logistical reasons that would have Home Office civil servants' heads exploding, why you wouldn't be allowed to buy one for £50 ,000 ......but I bet deep down, they would like someone to take them all away for 50 of your English pounds :D Furthermore, ...
by Owlsman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Re: Really?

If we thought the first advert in this post was advertised by someone who had lost touch with reality, then check out this advert for an Lowlight MM................. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1951-Morris- ... SweDNe9Ny5 If this is even just an indication of what he thinks he's going to get for it ...
by Owlsman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina 1275 electronic ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Marina 1275 electronic ignition

Although I'm less than 2 years in, my '62 1098 cc saloon has the Accuspark full kit fitted (distributor, coil, plug leads) and I'm well pleased with it.

Note: Accuspark spark plugs came with the kit but I took advice from other local members and chucked them in the boot to keep as spares!