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by palacebear
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18843
Views: 759589

Re: Word Association

Stubborn
by palacebear
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2333

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

My garage has double side-hinged doors. They're about 7 years old. Made of aluminium cross-braced frames with UPVC skins. Sufficiently lightweight that they easily get caught in a breeze but heavy enough that they're already dropping on their hinges. I don't like up-and-overs since I had one go up, ...
by palacebear
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor

Jack Daniels with Mosquito model.jpg
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Here it is in Jack Daniels' hands. Date unknown.
by palacebear
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor

On page 18 of Paul Skilleter's book 'Morris Minor - The World's Supreme Small Car' there is a photo of Jack Daniel's holding the model. Looks to be approx 18 inches long.

Will try and scan it later.
by palacebear
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor
Replies: 11
Views: 1064

Re: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor

irmscher wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:40 pm
Is this the one Jack Daniels owned and then his son upon his death .I think the model is around two foot long and made of brass reading about it
It is that one
by palacebear
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 2024

Re: GSL526

That would confuse me too. You're quite right in your assumption that the engine number prefix should be APHM. I would suggest, if possible that you check back with Gaydon. It rarely happens but they have been known to make errors. If you've paid for a Hertiage certificate you deserve to be sure it'...
by palacebear
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Mysterious Scratches

Has the car been used for a wedding? I got scratches on mine whilst tying cheap ribbons onto the car. They polished out fairly easily.
by palacebear
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 2629

Re: Hello from north London!

Petrol fumes could well be the rubber (or whatever it's made of) filler pipe between the fuel cap and the tank filler neck.
by palacebear
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlining four door saloon
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Headlining four door saloon

ESM sell the headlining you need. Part number TRM122
by palacebear
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MG Minor and Traveller query
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: MG Minor and Traveller query

As far as the 'MG Minor' is concerned, it is mentioned and the picture, posted by Blaketon, appears in Paul Skilleter's book 'Morris Minor - Thle World's Supreme Small Car'. Styling was developed alongside the Minor before production of the latter began. The pictured car is a full-size non-running s...
by palacebear
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 2024

Re: GSL526

So now I'll perhaps correct the date range PB mentioned here They were issued, again from memory, between 2001 and 2010, replacing the previous dubious practice of giving all re-registered vehicles a 1963 A-suffix (year letter) plate. because it was in 1999 that a previous owner (who did quite a bi...
by palacebear
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 2024

Re: GSL526

To expand on the info given by ManyMinors, the old, previously unissued Scottish registrations assigned by the DVLA for 'age-related' re-registrations were *SJ *SK *SL *SU *SV *SY. Also a couple from Welsh areas were used. From memory these were *FF and *FO. In all cases the format was three letters...
by palacebear
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car cover propping
Replies: 17
Views: 1181

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: 787

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: 18843
Views: 759589

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: 539

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: 1604

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: 704

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: 1604

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: 1604

Re: Parcel shelf

The interior may be duo-tone (light blue with silver-beige) or single tone (light blue).