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by leafie
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: won't start - now intermittent loss of power
Replies: 132
Views: 22563

Re: won't start - now intermittent loss of power

Hi Louise, A simple enough job just have to watch you don't damage the thread on the new fuel line and I would take the opportunity to take the tank out and clea it. Before you do that is the flexible fuel line between the pump and the carb an old one? If so it is possible that is collapsing when fu...
by leafie
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: won't start - now intermittent loss of power
Replies: 132
Views: 22563

Re: won't start - now intermittent loss of power

Many years ago I remember we had a transit van at work that had the same symptoms, the problem turned out to be a partial blockage of the fuel line which was not enough to stop the engine but would starve it of fuel at anything above 50 mph. So might be worth looking into if all else has failed to f...
by leafie
Sat May 28, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling a Morris
Replies: 3
Views: 1749

Re: Selling a Morris

Contact your local branch who will I'm sure help.

At least make sure you get more than one opinion on value as there are some people out there who will try to take advantage.
by leafie
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)
Replies: 68
Views: 9729

Re: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)

I am currently speaking to the owner about purchasing the car, it is very close to me and I have arranged storage until a decision can be made on it's future if I am successful.
by leafie
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1970 Pick Up (with Tilt) Door Mounted Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 2527

Re: 1970 Pick Up (with Tilt) Door Mounted Mirrors

From a Suzuki motorcycle if memory serves me right.

http://potteries.mmoc.org.uk/RallyPics/ ... G_8755.jpg
by leafie
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

Re: Franchised Dealers.

OK, what make and model :D you seem very reticent telling us :wink: At this stage a strong letter to the manufacturer may avoid others experiencing the same story I wouldn't want to let the cat out of the bag. :wink: They told me at the independent garage today that complaining to the manufacturer'...
by leafie
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

Re: Franchised Dealers.

Still not had my promised phone call from the dealer service manager. :roll: Just collected my car from the independent specialist, new brakes all-round, asked about my suspension to be told two people had looked at it and could find absolutely nothing wrong. So that's £810.00 quoted for work that i...
by leafie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

Re: Franchised Dealers.

What car is it ? so I can avoid! :o It is a high performance so called British prestige car (or is that Indian) :wink:, I have waited a very long time to be able to afford one and knew it would come with large maintenance bills. What I object to is paying them to find out either they weren't done p...
by leafie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

Re: Franchised Dealers.

Is there no way you can do the discs and pads yourself? Provided the discs aren't within their minimum thickness you could just do a pad change for now. Price up some discs and pads from your local motor factor, you'll be surprised how much you could save. It used to take me about three hours takin...
by leafie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

Re: Franchised Dealers.

Surprisingly today I haven't had the promised phone call from the dealer service manager ! Took the car to an independent mark specialist late this afternoon who couldn't put car on their ramps as both had cars on them, quick look in the carpark and they said -: Rear pads, discs and sensor required ...
by leafie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pick ups with wooden backs
Replies: 21
Views: 4013

Re: Pick ups with wooden backs

This wooden back was on the LCV stand at the NEC restoration show and looked really good.


http://potteries.mmoc.org.uk/RallyPics/ ... G_8757.jpg
by leafie
Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

Franchised Dealers.

The warranty on my everyday car ran out at the end of January, it was serviced and given a clean bill of health at the end of December by the supplying dealer. Report comments Front pads 30% worn. Rear pads 50% worn. Advisory additional work not included in service cost :- four wheel alignment and t...
by leafie
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another logbook 1954.
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Another logbook 1954.

Old logbook for sale as memorabilia, number not cancelled.214 CMM. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR-1954-MEMORABILIA-LOG-BOOK/322067417951?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35953%26meid%3D2996b43a8eba48ffaa95e95344fb6b19%26pid%3D100033%26r...
by leafie
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does the panel think?
Replies: 26
Views: 3266

Re: What does the panel think?

bmcecosse wrote: I trust it's not 'unfair' of me to contact folks showing an interest in an obviously excessively priced part, and gently advising them to double check the price elsewhere.... :wink:
Absolutely and here's how to do it. :D

http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=30823
by leafie
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does the panel think?
Replies: 26
Views: 3266

Re: What does the panel think?

cf this thread where I sold a steering wheel - am I right enough in my thinking? Or does the 'panel' disagree?? http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=63342 what happened to the link :-? Item sold, advertisement deleted with other sold/out of date avertisments as part of a clean up process of p...
by leafie
Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1966 Morris Minor with genuine 2570 miles discovered
Replies: 33
Views: 4087

Re: 1966 Morris Minor with genuine 2570 miles discovered

Seller appears confident of car history, however due to the absence of early documentation eg. MOT's I feel any buyer can only consider the car as ''thought to be 2570 miles'' and if happy with that and the price then buy it.

As always its ''caveat emptor''.
by leafie
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does the panel think?
Replies: 26
Views: 3266

Re: What does the panel think?

I sold one for the same price to a local member and asked them to give the £10 to a local charity. So if £10 is wrong we are both wrong. Does that make it a right? :D
by leafie
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wall of Death
Replies: 12
Views: 2277

Re: Wall of Death

When I had a motorcycle,many years since, I always found left hand bends easier. So perhaps there is a scientific reason. Mind you I could fall off on any bend, left or right. Last week I looked at a motorbike through a showroom window, the voice behind me said " you can get that idea out of your h...
by leafie
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wall of Death
Replies: 12
Views: 2277

Re: Wall of Death

When I had a motorcycle,many years since, I always found left hand bends easier. So perhaps there is a scientific reason. Mind you I could fall off on any bend, left or right. Last week I looked at a motorbike through a showroom window, the voice behind me said " you can get that idea out of your h...