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by Ondergard
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Betsy Blue
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

Re: RIP Betsy Blue

I'm not a vicar, irmscher - that's a particular job title in a particular denomination (Anglican). I'm a Methodist minister - specifically, a Superintendent Minister (Anglican equivalent - (roughly) Area/Rural Dean). However, that still means I'm busy on a Sunday! I take my "Sabbath" - as in day of ...
by Ondergard
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Betsy Blue
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

Re: RIP Betsy Blue

I am heading west in May to the big car show in Cardigan and will be leading the parade of cars out of Milford Haven in June if your still around come and say Hi....If you see Jeff Edwards the organiser he will point me out to you.... Raymond I bet it will be a Sunday. In which case, I'm out, I'm a...
by Ondergard
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Betsy Blue
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

Re: RIP Betsy Blue

I still live in Pembrokeshire for the moment (until August)! I live in a village called Rosemarket.... And looking at your signature pic, you live somewhere near Carew, and bought your car at the garage with the huge boat in the yard near Whitehill. I know, because I was looking at that car for abou...
by Ondergard
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Betsy Blue
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

Re: RIP Betsy Blue

Colchester.
by Ondergard
Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Betsy Blue
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

Re: RIP Betsy Blue

I already have.
by Ondergard
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP Betsy Blue
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

RIP Betsy Blue

Since I bought my Morris in 2009, I have been buying bits and pieces - Riley and Wolseley 9" brakes, an engine, a leather interior from a Rover 200, tyres, that sort of thing - and saving money at the same time to pay for the restoration. During that time I have corresponded with some lovely, helpfu...
by Ondergard
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naming your Minor
Replies: 32
Views: 6346

Re: Naming your Minor

Mine is called Betsy Blue. she's a Trafalgar Blue saloon. The previous owner had this weird idea that saloons were male, whereas enny fule kno that saloons are female and Travellers are male - so "Bertie Blue" became "Betsy Blue". It was going to be Betty Blue until someone on here helpfully pointed...
by Ondergard
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a new member
Replies: 11
Views: 1765

Re: Hello from a new member

Didn't I see you at Harlech Castle earlier this year, on an Anglia Owners Club outing?
by Ondergard
Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Get a Double Bass into a Morris Minor
Replies: 15
Views: 2922

Re: How to Get a Double Bass into a Morris Minor

I once drove a whole fitted kitchen, including the sink and drainer, down from Chingford to Gillingham in a Hillman Imp. I took the passenger seat out, and opened the back window, of course: and I pushed the driver's seat as far forward as possible. I'm 6' 1", by the way... or at least I was when I ...
by Ondergard
Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My mot man tells me.....
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: My mot man tells me.....

I see you are in Liskeard. I used to be the Methodist Minister in Liskeard - lived in the manse on the top of Bay Tree Hill next to the Methodist Church.... where is your MOT man? I'm asking because if it's who I think it might be, I might be able to put you in touch with the Morris Owner. I'd be su...
by Ondergard
Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AA Badges
Replies: 4
Views: 2472

Re: AA Badges

I used Halfords Fiat Broom Yellow touch up pens... it worked a treat!
by Ondergard
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AA Badges
Replies: 4
Views: 2472

AA Badges

My mother-in-law died a couple of weeks ago, sadly. I have been clearing her bungalow, and have come across a couple of old AA car badges which must have been on my father-in-law's cars some time ago. I don't need help about the numbers - the AA website has shown me that the numbers stamped on the b...
by Ondergard
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improvisation!
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

Re: Improvisation!

Don't be silly. Grouting would attract oil and other dirt and look unsightly. SIlicone is the answer! Seriously.. of course it's a bodge job - but I have to get the car to the garage somehow, and it won't get there without a battery - I'd rather it were secured firmly, if temporarily, ready to be fi...
by Ondergard
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improvisation!
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

Re: Improvisation!

couldn't have just put a spacer under the nut? a bit of metal pipe? a lot of washers? just a thought :lol: A good thought... but I don't have any of those things - that's why I used "found objects"! I'm no mechanic, not of any kind. I've never welded, didn't do metalwork at school, was rubbish at w...
by Ondergard
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improvisation!
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

Re: Improvisation!

Yeah, but the point is, there wasn't any thick rubber in my garage at the time!

Anyway, I'd be amazed if it rattled - everything is as tight as a duck's behind, and doesn't move at all!
by Ondergard
Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Improvisation!
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

Improvisation!

I've just had to buy a new battery for Betsy Blue. The last one was absolutely enormous, gigantically heavy, and filled the battery tray to such an extent that it was almost too big for the retaining strap's bolts. The new one is much smaller... so much smaller that the nuts on the retaining strap's...
by Ondergard
Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I couldn't believe it!
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

Re: I couldn't believe it!

chickenjohn wrote:I couldn't believe they got the Morris Minor so wrong!

There were no 4-door convertibles made and certainly none with traveller type wood!!!
I'm sure my one year old granddaughter will complain bitterly, cj.... give me strength...
by Ondergard
Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I couldn't believe it!
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

I couldn't believe it!

Out looking for birthday presents for my one year old granddaughter this morning, came across this, bought it so that when's she about three, she can say... my granfer's car![frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1309526899_9221 [/frame][frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1309526956_9221 ...
by Ondergard
Fri May 27, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Her Name?
Replies: 21
Views: 2226

Re: What's Her Name?

So I'll see you around, Jaymo!

I'm the minister of Carew Wesley Chapel!
by Ondergard
Fri May 27, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's Her Name?
Replies: 21
Views: 2226

Re: What's Her Name?

jaymo wrote:KBO and E

You've bought that car from Carew haven't you?