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by busguy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 1319

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

West Sussex, arrived today!
by busguy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!

The saving of this car in 2016 couldn't have resulted in any better final solution than this. Many members have been involved in getting this result, which was my original objective, and they all have done a brilliant job. With all the uncertainty in the early days this could have gone pear shaped i...
by busguy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)
Replies: 72
Views: 11780

Re: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)

..... and the MMOC owns the first and last Minor saloons off the production line.

Really?

Thanks. Amended

John
by busguy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)
Replies: 72
Views: 11780

Re: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)

Mike, the saving of this car couldn't have resulted in any better final solution than this. I agree with you, many members have been involved in getting this result, which was my original objective, and they all have done a brilliant job. With all the uncertainty in the early days this could have g...
by busguy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine restorer
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Engine restorer

The only additive I would add to any fuel is the Redex product, as I have found it will unstick piston rings or sticking valves and restore compression, if that is a problem with a lightly used or long standing vehicle. Years ago I had a Mk2 Jag with a low compression misfire on one cylinder. I put ...
by busguy
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To whom it may concern
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: To whom it may concern

It is possible to PM the seller, but many are not members and only want to advertise the Minor. Many don't answer PMs, as possibly they don't even know a PM exists!
by busguy
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Chassis numbers nearest to mine
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Chassis numbers nearest to mine

Not exactly what you were looking for, but for a time I had the last minor 2 door saloon built on 12-18th November 1970, FMT 265J. That chassis number ended ***8377M.
by busguy
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration advise.
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Restoration advice.

Hi Charlie, it's definitely a 1956 car from around April that year. The car chassis number 414971 is April 1956, and the chassis number letters, FAA11 indicate a RHD Minor 4 door in black synthetic paint which it surely is. So you have a genuine car, in original colour, with the original 1956 regist...
by busguy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration advise.
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Restoration advise.

Did you find out the chassis number on the car, 'Charliep'? PM me and we can check out the age. John
by busguy
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration advise.
Replies: 12
Views: 645

Re: Restoration advise.

183 GHK is definitely a March/April 1956 registration from Essex. Can you read the chassis number plate on the o/s upper bulkhead in the engine compartment? That should enable you to identify the age and model of the car. Don't post numbers openly on here, send it by private message if you send it t...
by busguy
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Buddy Needed
Replies: 34
Views: 3291

Re: Buddy Needed

Ebay is a good idea, if you get the start price right!
by busguy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of car
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: History of car

Fine looking Consul. Be worth a packet now!
by busguy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of car
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: History of car

AUR was issued in Hertfordshire, end of 1967/early 1968. Try Hertfordshire CC archive records for log book details. They have most registrations up to 1977 and you can ask for details online. Like you 'name'. I have owned Ford Consuls, a late '58 NRJ 444, and 83 NNU, a 1960 car. 3 speed column chang...
by busguy
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nightmare warning
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Nightmare warning

Bless ............ !
Got to be in the USA!! Reno, Nevada?
by busguy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 door split screen, side valve, 1952/3
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: 2 door split screen, side valve, 1952/3

I agree with 'Manyminors', they are not as popular as some of the later models. I happen to like them, as my first ever car was a 1952 Minor sidevalve 2 door, KWF 904. If some photos of key areas of the car were available, then maybe a ballpark figure could be possible. To me in the current market ,...
by busguy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor at Gurston Down
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Minor at Gurston Down

I like that!! :D
by busguy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Message board outage for last couple of days
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Message board outage for last couple of days

Just a word of thanks to those that have successfully got the messageboard back up and working tonight! It looks as if it was off a couple of days at least, so maybe not a simple one to sort out. Thanks again!
by busguy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Message board outage for last couple of days
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Messageboard outage for last couple of days

Just a word of thanks to those that have successfully got the messageboard back up and working tonight! It looks as if it was off a couple of days at least, so maybe not a simple one to sort out. Thanks again!
by busguy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1956 Low Light???
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: 1956 Low Light???

Hi David, I sent you a PM a couple of days ago. Please get in touch.
by busguy
Sun May 31, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper Barn Find
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Proper Barn Find

1962 model. Liverpool reg. 90% tin worm!