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by palacebear
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Limeflower
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Limeflower

Possibly the worst feature of Limeflower was the factory choice of very dark navy blue interior trim as standard... complete with carpet which could turn a nasty shade of patchy brown with wear and fading... 🤔
by palacebear
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: White Wall Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 199

Re: White Wall Tyres

The things being referred to are rubbish. Aside from looking cheap, they get wrinkly if the tyres are unintentionally run under-inflated.
by palacebear
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 4-door MM project on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: 4-door MM project on eBay

With the engine, box and axle present, even if untested, it might be a good spares source at least....😉
by palacebear
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: potential new purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: potential new purchase

Hi Shabskay and welcome to the forum. Speaking as a Series II owner, I'd agree with ManyMinors' comments. The Series II has loads of charm, character and looks rather quirky compared with later versions. BUT they're slow and can't be hurried. It's not just the smaller engine either; the overall gear...
by palacebear
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 4-door MM project on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 112

4-door MM project on eBay

I have no connection with this. Noticed it whilst browsing Ebay this morning. Thought it may be of interest.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3159923873
by palacebear
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7485

Re: get you home bodges

Never thought of contributing to this thread. This bodge isn't mine. It was a lecturer at tech college many years ago when I was an apprentice mechanic. He asked us to diagnose a misfire on his Minor 1000, which sounded terrible, had steam coming out of the tailpipe and was barely running. IIRC comp...
by palacebear
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cracked tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: cracked tyres

A few years back I purchased a 2nd hand 4x4. It came with a new set of road (not all-terrain) tyres. which were of medium price/quality. 2 years and 20,000 miles later, I had to leave it parked up for six months, during which time all the tyres cracked very badly. Although I take a large pinch of sa...
by palacebear
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Limeflower
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Limeflower

If I were going for a concours restoration on a car that left the factory with Limeflower paint, then yes - I'd give it a fresh coat of Limeflower. Having said that, whilst I don't dislike the colour, I wouldn't personally change the colour TO Limeflower.... I don't like it THAT much 😁 It's one more...
by palacebear
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British Racing Green ?
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: British Racing Green ?

Charles Ware's website doesn't always quote 'correct' Minor colours. I've seen 'British Racing Green' used to describe 'Almond Green' and 'Dark Green', as well as 1950's Maroon interiors described as 'Mulberry'.
by palacebear
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: MSL 631 black with red roof
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: MSL 631 black with red roof

Hi Melissa. I'm afraid I can't help much with your enquiry. According to the DVLA, MSL631 is alive and well. It has recently passed its MOT and is road-legal until June 2020. Just to say... Your post would have been better in the General Discussion section of the message board, under the 'Do You Kno...
by palacebear
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: trafficators sticking.
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: trafficators sticking.

Can I also suggest you check the orange lens for damage. I had a sticky trafficator a couple of years back. Turned out the thin end of the lens was cracked and had become slightly misaligned where it slotted into the pivot end of the chrome cover. Some insulating tape wrapped around it was a tempora...
by palacebear
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interior colour change
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Interior colour change

You'll get plenty of suggestions Joe but at the end of the day it's your car, your decision as to what suits your taste.... and your money that's being invested in it too !
by palacebear
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New presenters on Top Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 10449

Re: New presenters on Top Gear

Devil's advocate time.

Bearing in mind the BBCs argument regarding licence fees for senior citizens versus the ability to make 'quality' shows, perhaps axeing Top Gear would be a satisfactory start to keeping their budget in check.
by palacebear
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 2417

Re: I just do not believe some people!

I witnessed similar a short while ago, unbelievably at a classic car show. Let's call them car#1 and car#2. Car#1 parks neatly where requested by a steward. Car#2 arrives. Driver ignores the steward (who by now is getting a bit inundated with arrivals) and parks next to car#1 at a 30 degree angle, a...
by palacebear
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Where to purchase cars?

Depends where you are in the country. I got mine from Sussex Classics at Crawley Down. Happy to pay a bit more from a good dealer, although we thought our car was a good price. Satisfied that the guy was pretty genuine as I talked to him before I committed to purchase. Actually Stuart there was a r...
by palacebear
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Ashtrays

The tunnel mounted ashtray pictured in Original Morris Minor is actually photographed in the smoke grey 4-door (page 85) and the green 2-door convertible (page 86), two of the other cars featured in that chapter. I may be wrong but I'd imagine the folding arrangement of a Traveller rear seat preclud...
by palacebear
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale

You can only edit a post during the first 24 hours after initially posting it.
by palacebear
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Chrome & Trim?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Chrome & Trim?

Chrome grille was discontinued in March 1951(chassis number 90117) but apparently remained an optional extra for 'a short while' after that date.
by palacebear
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: Extra rattle

I have a rattle at certain speeds. I"ve traced it to a missing grommet where the bonnet release rod passes through the bulkhead.
by palacebear
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 301258

Re: Spotted today.

Yes I saw the Austin's including the Woody (yours I believe). I waited around for a while but didn't see anyone near it apart from admirers of course! A good display of cars! 👍
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