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by SteveClem
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Minor roadster

Yes, it’s your car so you can do what you like with it. But the purists will go tut tut...and it may well lose value.
Modified beetles though!! But that’s a whole different scene. :D
by SteveClem
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which tyres?
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: which tyres?

I think that with the mileage most of us do in our Minors,a budget tyre will do just fine!
My tyres were fitted some years ago,still loads of tread but the rubber is looking a bit iffy. Changing them all soon.
by SteveClem
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2537

Re: Bojo the Cloan

Don’t think the ‘brand ‘ matters. If it’s the same medication and cheaper thats just great!
by SteveClem
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member and quick question!
Replies: 13
Views: 647

Re: New member and quick question!

Does it? My A30 doesn’t seem to have any problems.
by SteveClem
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mechanic in Derby?
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Mechanic in Derby?

Venture Garage at Holbrook is very Minor friendly and don’t overcharge. Owner is called Richard Bacon, he works with his son David.
by SteveClem
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 2473

Re: dead moggy

It won’t be ‘dead’...just a bit poorly. If you’re not confident about auto electrics get someone to check it out for you :wink:
by SteveClem
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Minor insurance

It’s a bit ridiculous,that...obviously crash damaged parts can’t be allowed back into the market, but lots of rare and useful stuff is being wasted.
by SteveClem
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Caterpillar
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Caterpillar

I think that the mock eye spots are to make it look like a snake, to deter predators. Nature is quite amazing.
by SteveClem
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox prices
Replies: 27
Views: 910

Re: Gearbox prices

ampwhu wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:53 pm
nice pick up. ive seen A35 pick ups go for around 25K and they are rare! the MM does have the 5 star package though...….

mine must be worth at least 20K then......
Good ones are like rocking horse manure. Projects are rare and expensive. Supply and demand?
by SteveClem
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1691

Re: Doris cuts out

The OP hasn't mentioned the age of his Minor, or if it is Positive/Negative earth, or was + but is now -ve. See my post from May about my problems regarding sparks... https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=70183 He says that it’s positive earth and wonders if he’s done any harm t...
by SteveClem
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: White Wall Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: White Wall Tyres

Depends on which paint you use. :wink:
by SteveClem
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 8192

Re: get you home bodges

Myrtles Man wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:07 pm
SteveClem wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:45 pm
My old mini, back in the seventies was prone to blowing fuses. They all got gradually replaced by bits of silver paper out of fag packets...
Until the whole lot eventually went up in flames? :o
I got away with it...older and wiser now! :oops:
by SteveClem
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1691

Re: New member...

Could be lots of things,but likely very simple. Get the battery charged. Then check the fuel pump is working when you turn the ignition on. It should tick quite audibly. No ticking,try a gentle tap on the fuel pump. If she still doesn’t start report back and there are lots of other easy things to tr...
by SteveClem
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 8192

Re: get you home bodges

My old mini, back in the seventies was prone to blowing fuses. They all got gradually replaced by bits of silver paper out of fag packets...
by SteveClem
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommended Morris Specialist in the Peak District area
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Recommended Morris Specialist in the Peak District area

The Morris Minor Millennium Co. in Manchester may be your nearest specialist. They seem to get good reviews. There may well be local garages quite capable of doing the upgrades. I used to go to Sam Furness in Tansley when we lived near Matlock, he always did a good job and didn’t overcharge. Even us...
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 120
Views: 6768

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Got to be David Hockney...he’s not dead yet and has been photographed in a Minor. Not recently though.
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: trafficators sticking.
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: trafficators sticking.

A nice little local garage would sort it for you,and it really shouldn’t cost much. An hour or two at the most. But it’s fun to have a go yourself and if it goes pear shaped the garage will still sort it.
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Limeflower
Replies: 18
Views: 713

Re: Limeflower

Yes, a love it or hate it colour. It may limit interest if you ever come to sell it, but who knows! My trav is maroon B, and I was warned that it may fade but ten years on it’s still looking fresh. Modern paint ,I suppose.
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: ''Mind the gap''.....at rear of front wing.

I don’t think there is such a thing as ‘rustproofing ‘ a Minor , but mine were cavity wax injected , the undersides sorted,hammerited and waxoyled to within an inch of their life. Since when they go out in all weathers except when there is salt on the road. They live indoors and are still completely...
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New wiring harness
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: New wiring harness

Electronic ignition has been a great success on my minors, but didn’t work well on my beetle or my A30.