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by palacebear
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car cover propping
Replies: 17
Views: 1096

Re: Car cover propping

Winter before last I stored the car in similar conditions to those described above by Nickol. I used cotton dust sheets with a 'breatheable' car cover over them. After two months I found evidence of micro blistering. I left the car uncovered for the rest of the winter. Last winter the car stood outs...
by palacebear
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet another dodgy ID on eBay
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Yet another dodgy ID on eBay

Seen today. V5 document and Chassis plate for 1954 saloon (engine quoted as 918cc). The seller who may well be a club member recently bought a 1964 or newer 4-door saloon with no ID or paperwork, but was given the 1954 ID to go with it. Through Facebook he was told he'd been stitched up so he cut hi...
by palacebear
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18731
Views: 725571

Re: Word Association

Utopia
by palacebear
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are all the switches?
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: What are all the switches?

You are correct about the switches in your first two pictures. The second two must be later additions. Has the car got any of the following added? - Hazard warning/4-way flasher system - Rear windscreen de-mister/de-fogger - Front or rear fog lamps - Manually-switched reversing/back-up lamp If any a...
by palacebear
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Parcel shelf
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Parcel shelf

Did 'standard' Travellers have a rubber floor covering in the front footwells instead of carpet? Quite possibly that was earlier. Just thought I'd throw it into the mix 😊
by palacebear
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Lowlight saloon on ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Lowlight saloon on ebay

The seller was canvassing opinions regarding its potential value on a Facebook group last week.
by palacebear
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Parcel shelf
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Parcel shelf

399NRO wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:40 am

What is the difference between standard and de luxe trim? I had assumed all 62-64 Minors were duotone.
As stated above. Duo-tone seats and door cards if 'Deluxe' trim. Single-tone if 'Standard' trim.
by palacebear
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Parcel shelf
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Parcel shelf

The interior may be duo-tone (light blue with silver-beige) or single tone (light blue).
by palacebear
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Saloon Wing Beading
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Saloon Wing Beading

Difficult to tell without a link to the eBay beading. Personally, provided it's a colour which they stock, I'd use correct-colour beading from ESM or Charles Ware etc.
by palacebear
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: NOT A PROBLEM BUT A POSITIVE - SMILEYS
Replies: 1
Views: 273

NOT A PROBLEM BUT A POSITIVE - SMILEYS

Someone, somewhere on the Forum recently mentioned that it would be good to have additional Emojis/Smileys (call them what you will) to add to forum posts, in addition to the 14 currently available. This morning, by accident, I've found that Forum messages now recognise the Emojis that come with my ...
by palacebear
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEC classic car show
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: NEC classic car show

Yes - thanks indeed Mike. Gives those of us who couldn't attend a taste of the weekend 😊
by palacebear
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: eBay Scammers
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: eBay Scammers

Yesterday afternoon, that Vincent/sidecar combo was apparently a Ferrari 246 Dino 😁😁
by palacebear
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Advice needed

I've had two smokey 1275 Marinas. Both a long time ago. One was a '72 with 80,000 on the clock. That one was a rings problem. Ran great most of the time but occasionally died on me and then would turn over very fast on the starter as if there was no compression. Leave it fifteen minutes and all fine...
by palacebear
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Hello

MMOC Malvern Hills branch will be meeting at Rowberry's Garden Centre, Chaddesley Corbett. Mid-day. Saturday 16 February 2019 if of interest.
by palacebear
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: NEC classic car show
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: NEC classic car show

Already out of my price range. Tickets, booking fee, parking, lunch and coffee = 2 weeks supermarket shopping for me and Mrs PB :(
by palacebear
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Hello

Welcome back to the world of Minors! I'm not TOO far away. Kidderminster/Stourbridge.
by palacebear
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: eBay Scammers
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: eBay Scammers

...and they're back again. Identical to the last raft of listings except seller name which is now 'delrob101' :evil:
by palacebear
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: eBay Scammers
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: eBay Scammers

Since I posted about an hour ago, that user's active listings has shrunk from 640 to 11 but I suspect he/she is using a bulk listing tool so they'll probably all be back by midnight :(
by palacebear
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: eBay Scammers
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: eBay Scammers

Having just looked at eBay, I count 3 Minors listed by 'maxwellboating', including 2 very nice vans. All start at £3000 bidding. No reserve with a Buy It Now price of £5250 each. None of the listings have any vehicle details. Each just say 'Contact Cara direct at (email address). She will tell you w...
by palacebear
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: Learning to drive in a Morris Minor.

Took my first test in my own Mk.1 Mini with sliding door windows which wouldn't lock. Very wet day. Windows slid open during the emergency stop, and the examiners clipboard got soaked. Needless to say, I failed!