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by MColes
Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: FJ Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 5408

Re: FJ Insurance

C.J. wrote:Any other youngsters been having problems regarding FJ's insistence on keeping their Moggies locked up in a garage btw?
I've not heard of anything.
by MColes
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: 8" front brake drums
Replies: 8
Views: 1974

Re: 8" front brake drums

This makes me wonder if any of the 'transitional' Minors made during that time were fitted with 948 engines and 8 inch drums as standard... something else to look out for at shows... I'll make sure I wear my anorak as I lay down to look underneath the car :lol:
by MColes
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: hi all
Replies: 3
Views: 2526

Re: hi all

Welcome :D

Feel free to join our group, our page and follow us on twitter ;)

Links on out website: www.youngmembers.mmoc.org.uk
by MColes
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Rally 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 1717

Rally 2014

On the 18th May 2014 the Young Members Register will be holding its 2nd rally at the Gaydon Spring Classic & Cream Tea Run to be held at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon. It is hoped that the Young Members Register will be forming the centre stand (provisionally agreed but waiting confirmation, wil...
by MColes
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: FJ Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 5408

Re: FJ Insurance

I've not heard anything about price hikes since the takeover but I shall keep my eyes and ears open, be interesting to know if this is the case.
by MColes
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Postponed- 5th November Footman James Open Day
Replies: 9
Views: 1988

Re: DATE FOR YOUR CALENDER - 5th November Footman James Open Day

This is a shame, I was trying to rally the troops!

Means I can probably make it next year though. An event just isn't the same without a nutter in an argyle jumper is it? :P :lol:
by MColes
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Car show theft - E type
Replies: 8
Views: 6761

Re: Car show theft - E type

Surely the main club has some sort of list/database of cars that have been reported as stolen that could perhaps be shared amongst the members?
by MColes
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Road Trip - Oxford to Istanbul
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Morris Minor Road Trip - Oxford to Istanbul

They are certainly members of the young members register! Or at least the owner is! :D
by MColes
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: drive chain or drive belt
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

Re: drive chain or drive belt

The timing chain I fitted a couple of weeks ago (which wore really badly, really quickly) was making what can only be described as a hollow knocking sound. As it was so slack it seemed to be hitting the timing chain cover. Never heard a noise like it before but as it was the only part changed recent...
by MColes
Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poor Quality Parts - Please report your experience
Replies: 38
Views: 11625

Re: Poor Quality Parts - Please report your experience

I shall send the details this evening (possibly tomorrow evening) when I have the paperwork to hand :D
by MColes
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: looking for my Grandads Morris Minor
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: looking for my Grandads Morris Minor

Hi You absolute star thank you so much :D :D :D :D and i really appreciate the time and effort you have taken to find this information.I guess i will have to contact DVLA to ask for owners name unless there is data protection. I am so happy with the head start knowing it is still roadworthy . Thank...
by MColes
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poor Quality Parts - Please report your experience
Replies: 38
Views: 11625

Re: Poor Quality Parts - Please report your experience

To add to that I have invoices and I've even kept the dodgy parts! The supplier did say that they could potentially offer a refund is I sent the parts back. They would have to send them for inspection though apparently before a refund could be given and the cynic inside me says that any results from...
by MColes
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poor Quality Parts - Please report your experience
Replies: 38
Views: 11625

Re: Poor Quality Parts - Please report your experience

Brake cylinders... replaced all for pattern parts after two failed (I know, I know but I was a poor student at the time) had one pop 2 months ago so replaced for lockhead ones. While fitting these the threads stripped out of two of them when only doing them up FINGER TIGHT :o 2 weeks ago I replaced ...
by MColes
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Metropolitan Police Panda
Replies: 7
Views: 4862

Re: Metropolitan Police Panda

If I had the time to go look at it I know the usual giveaways... it's just finding the time. Thought someone might know by the reg.
by MColes
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Metropolitan Police Panda
Replies: 7
Views: 4862

Re: Metropolitan Police Panda

Does anyone have a list of what registrations the Met force used? For example is ELB 584J a Met car or just a London registered car... I ask for a reason ;)
by MColes
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing Chain Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Timing Chain Purchase

Yes, and it has become very expensive in recent months. Regards Declan I noticed the price! It's BMC's fault for recommending it all the time :lol: It just annoys me that the simplex chains aren't any good (though what can you expect for ~£4?). Wish I had left the old chain on there now with its sl...
by MColes
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing Chain Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Timing Chain Purchase

bmcecosse wrote:Buy the complete Simplex kit with tensioner from Minispares or Minisport. It works, and doesn't rattle.
Will I then require the mini style timing chain cover as well?
by MColes
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing Chain Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Timing Chain Purchase

Anyone any recommendations on where to get a simplex timing chain? Not a couple of quid special like I bought from one of the well known suppliers as couple of weeks ago as part of a timing chain kit. I'd only done about 500 miles and it developed a rattle! (Actually more of a hollow knock as there ...
by MColes
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2092
Views: 298408

Re: Spotted today.

Been away on the Norfolk broads for a week, saw a few classics but Minor-wise I saw a bright yellow pick-up (GYM 589J, I think) with what I think was a jaguar mascot on the bonnet parked up along the broads not far from Norwich. Also a tatty traffy blue saloon (TAX XXXG or TAR XXXG) driving towards ...
by MColes
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Rally - 21st April - Coventry Transport Museum
Replies: 17
Views: 6320

Re: Rally - 21st April - Coventry Transport Museum

A huge thank you to those of you that came yesterday and made it such an amazing day :D

If you have any photos please post them on here and not just on Facebook, it would be nice for everyone to see them :)