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by TDV102
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELP! Insurance inc business use £850! F/James say no!
Replies: 9
Views: 1973

Re: HELP! Insurance inc business use £850! F/James say no!

All I can say is shop around - I had a 20 year old celica gt-four (4wd, twin turbo, an absolute 150 mph monster) and paid just over £400 inc business use, 6000 miles per year limit.
by TDV102
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bag or bottle??
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Re: Bag or bottle??

My 55 had chrome nozzles and a glass bottle - they looked as though they'd always been there so must have been fitted as an extra, or from another model in the Morris range.
by TDV102
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So!
Replies: 53
Views: 8781

Re: So!

Leverage (always incorrectly pronounced)
by TDV102
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So!
Replies: 53
Views: 8781

Re: So!

Innit...
by TDV102
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So!
Replies: 53
Views: 8781

Re: So!

Also nearly everything in the speeches of Mr Cameron. Even by politician standards he seems to talk almost entirely in platitudes
There's a more anglo-saxon term for it...
by TDV102
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ad blocker ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: Ad blocker ?

First thing I did when Santa brought my new lappie was create a local account, not a microsoft account. I then turned off targeted advertising in every browser. History is disabled, adblocker added. I disabled add-ons and run all browsers in minimum configuration. I block all spam. The result is a v...
by TDV102
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So!
Replies: 53
Views: 8781

Re: So!

As a northerner with some knowledge on the subject , I can assure everyone that northern english is much closer to true original english than the southern version. The southern long vowels originated in the regency period when it was fashionable to adopt foppish french ways of pronunciation. Glass i...
by TDV102
Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting handle how to?
Replies: 27
Views: 5141

Re: Starting handle how to?

Back in the winter of 81/82 yorkshire had an arctic winter. My old '55 sat outside while my Dad's almost new Escort was undercover. It was often below minus 10C, Most mornings I'd go out to the car, chip the ice off the doors to get them open, turn on the ignition and grab the starting handle. Lock ...
by TDV102
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ages of MMOC messageboard users.
Replies: 310
Views: 145248

Re: Ages of MMOC messageboard users.

Bought my first Minor at 18. Sold it due to lack of funds and a family in 1985. After thirty years of having 'practical' cars I look forward to welcoming a Minor back into my life in the new year, hopefully.
by TDV102
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Minor Newbie. Horrible Whirring noise wont start
Replies: 13
Views: 2343

Re: Minor Newbie. Horrible Whirring noise wont start

bmcecosse wrote:Don't wrap your thumb around the handle. That way if it kicks back you won't break a bone.
I was lucky in my youth when I had my original Minor, I got away with just making my thumb a tad more mobile than usual due to a ripped tendon. Only made the mistake once.
by TDV102
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wishing a happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners
Replies: 17
Views: 3075

Re: Wishing a happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners

Seasons greetings to you all. All I want for Christmas is a Turbocharged Splittie
by TDV102
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you guys think of this 1.8?
Replies: 19
Views: 3080

Re: What do you guys think of this 1.8?

This car was recently on ebay for £3000 so anyone paying £4600 has paid too much IMHO
by TDV102
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: FRONT SCREEN PROBLEMS
Replies: 16
Views: 3381

Re: FRONT SCREEN PROBLEMS

I always swore by lubricated sash cord. Did a split screen on my own where a pair of professional screen fitters had failed. Smug eh!
by TDV102
Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-registering a 6 chr number plate?
Replies: 54
Views: 7097

Re: Re-registering a 6 chr number plate?

When I sold my 55 back in 1986 I was gutted when I saw that the buyer had sold the plate. I don't understand the appeal of a personalized plate, unless you are allocated at random for free and it has significance. I knew someone who got their initials by chance! My last car, a Celica GT-Four cost le...
by TDV102
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Last flight of the Vulcan
Replies: 32
Views: 4986

Re: Last flight of the Vulcan

Very enjoyable program. I'm a Clarkson fan, but when it comes to the actual mechanics of things Guy Martin is the new Fred Dibnah.
by TDV102
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Thinking about selling
Replies: 19
Views: 6885

Re: Thinking about selling

And I'm almost 56...
by TDV102
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Thinking about selling
Replies: 19
Views: 6885

Re: Thinking about selling

Nice looking motor - can you PM me with an idea on price. I'm looking for a custom Minor and this ticks most of the boxes.
by TDV102
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Modified Splittie
Replies: 0
Views: 1940

Modified Splittie

I'm looking for a modified 2 door splittie, must be solid and OTR, but doesn't need to be pristine. Anyone know of anything for sale?
by TDV102
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: FRONT SCREEN
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Re: FRONT SCREEN

Difficult is fitting a splitscreen single handed like I did years ago.