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by Chris Morley
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help please - Newbiw
Replies: 12
Views: 1890

Re: Need Help please - Newbiw

The need to declare SORN - if I remember correctly this only applied to cars laid up after January 1998. If this minor has been stored since 1990 the DVLA won't hassle you until you ask for a new logbook (V10). The condition of the floorpan will probably determine if the car is economically repairab...
by Chris Morley
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just bought the one owner for 53yrs Minor!
Replies: 13
Views: 3003

Re: I just bought the one owner for 53yrs Minor!

There's something about Minors that brings you back.... :)
by Chris Morley
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust Burbling/Farting
Replies: 49
Views: 7938

Re: Exhaust Burbling/Farting

The parping got louder and more tinny sounding when I had my stainless steel exhaust fitted a few years ago! :lol:
by Chris Morley
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I just bought the one owner for 53yrs Minor!
Replies: 13
Views: 3003

Re: I just bought the one owner for 53yrs Minor!

Ah well, a car can't be on the road that long without having some bangs and scrapes. View the imperfections and bodges as living history, and fix them yourself if you can't live with them..... :wink:
by Chris Morley
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snow Driving, Minor Style!
Replies: 33
Views: 3822

Well, out in Gracie tonight and coming the other way down a bank was a young girl in a little yellow polo going far too fast. She lost control, spun a few times and smashed up the kerb pointing into a hedge! If I had been about 5 seconds earlier I think she'd have hit us! So, it just goes to show i...
by Chris Morley
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 24
Views: 20162

Well done simmitic - I guess all those old Champion spark plugs in my shed that did no more than 5-6,000 miles can be cleaned & used again!
by Chris Morley
Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Well done Jensen.
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

However - Hamilton did start one behind Button - and finished in front! But maybe he had nothing to lose - where Button really HAD to make sure he finished somewhere in the points - a DNF would have been a real disaster ! Ironically, as things turned out Button would have still claimed the WDC had ...
by Chris Morley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: MOT advisory
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

When I go for my MOT I always watch as the brakes are tested, there is a dial for each side of the roller (one for each wheel). They look like a set of clocks on a white board and the tester holds what looks like a remote control to start & stop the rollers. It's not uncommon to see a slight differe...
by Chris Morley
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Electronic handbrakes - benefits?
Replies: 15
Views: 2582

Blaketon wrote:I hope VW don't sue us for criticising their cars :wink: .
I should have sued them - or the car rental company... :wink:
by Chris Morley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Electronic handbrakes - benefits?
Replies: 15
Views: 2582

I had to suffer one in a rental VW Passat a few years ago. It was useless, you couldn't tell if pushing the button on the dashboard had actually released it. About a third of the time it remained on, quite dangerous really. The clutch got cooked several times... :roll:
by Chris Morley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do the front wheels really fall off?
Replies: 41
Views: 5623

It happened to one of my colleagues I work with some years ago, on a hump-backed railway bridge in Ashford.
by Chris Morley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Petrol pump breaker points
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

As long as the fuel pipe union can be undone, then the job is much easier 'off the car'.
This can be a problem, be careful of putting a twist in the fuel pipe if the nut sticks.
by Chris Morley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol Cap
Replies: 9
Views: 1752

by Chris Morley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: bodywork help
Replies: 14
Views: 2280

Hi bmc. The jacking points on my car are going rusty and starting to move about if I jiggle them (i never use them). The crossmember itself is solid. It looks like old jacking points were welded badly onto a new crossmember a few years ago. Can I just cut off the jacking points and paint what's lef...
by Chris Morley
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Friendly Advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1913

Yes, they should be garaged but mine's been living outside and used all year round for commuting etc. and the wood hasn't suffered noticeably in 15+ years. BUT, I do have to rub it down and revarnish it every summer. Chertsey Minors sounds like your nearest specialist. I've never dealt with them so...
by Chris Morley
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to go for a service in South West London?
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Many people on this board use Chertsey Minors.Not being a "local" I don't know of any closer to you. http:/www.chertseyminors.co.uk I would agree, I don't personally know anywhere nearer to you than Chertsey Minors. One advantage is that you could drop the car in the morning and come back for it la...
by Chris Morley
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Malta ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

I seem to recall a post on here stating that load of LCVs (cab and chassis only, cut in half) were shipped to Malta in the early 1970s.
by Chris Morley
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot Passed
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Now that is cheap motoring! I've calculated the cost over 10 years of Minor ownership and 27,000 miles as roughly £4,000 which includes doing my own servicing and the brakes, plus some welding and a gearbox change. Some people spend that kind of money in a few seconds when they drive their new car ...
by Chris Morley
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What size Socket
Replies: 37
Views: 5109

Both these remarks sounded familiar but for the life of me I couldn't remember where from, and then I remembered its from the immortal Bodge It and Scarper Manual on how to avoid using the right tool for the job even when its readily available. I assume this was the standard BT employees handbook e...
by Chris Morley
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Speed in a series II
Replies: 40
Views: 5555

lol mine must be special speedo was at about 85 satnav was at 79 and that was with my foot to the floor on the flat
Probably about right - when doing 65mph my speed reads 69mph. They do overread.