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by BrianHawley
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft
Replies: 23
Views: 3273

Re: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft

Charles Ware was one company that used to do the Celica gearbox on the Marina 1275. They still stock all the bits (clutch plates etc.) to service them. I have the same setup on my car and it works very well. Nice robust and positive gearbox. But they are getting hard to find these days so most new 5...
by BrianHawley
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What goes here??
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: What goes here??

Looks like a very precise hole. If it was hand cut for an instrument, it was carefully done.

Nothing unusual about your car? Military, police or anything like that?
by BrianHawley
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlamp Peak
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Headlamp Peak

I’m inclined to agree that they are dangerous.

Anybody passed an MOT with them fitted? Anyone been pulled over?

But not so dangerous as the vertical number plates we used to see on the front mudguards of motorcycles. Those things were lethal.
by BrianHawley
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 7126

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

It looks as if a new board will become inevitable at some point and we will just have to bite the bullet. What would be nice would be if the old board could be preserved as a separate read-only archive. This would preserve the wisdom of the years in searchable form and links to old posts could be ma...
by BrianHawley
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 1750

Re: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)

Here’s the prototype :)
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by BrianHawley
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me or does it happen to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: Is it just me or does it happen to you?

I have a dashcam but always forget to put the memory card back in after viewing footage so it might have been a waste of money. :D I keep a spare card and strictly never take one out without putting the other one in. I always delete everything on the removed card after saving anything I want to kee...
by BrianHawley
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps
Replies: 42
Views: 2995

Re: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps

Seriously though, most Morris Minor Owners tend to be at the older end of the age spectrum.

We should all do what we can to encourage more young people of both genders into the obsession. I mean hobby.
by BrianHawley
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps
Replies: 42
Views: 2995

Re: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps

I did hear of a local ex Minor owner who was done for growing cannabis several years back but that was after they had sold their Minor - next time I go to local branch meetings I will have to carry out a drugs test on the members present to see if about 0.1 of them is drug driving !!! Oh dear, you ...
by BrianHawley
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Re: Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?

Thanks Ian
by BrianHawley
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Replacement engine plate
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Replacement engine plate

A replacement engine under warranty could be a brand new engine.
by BrianHawley
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps
Replies: 42
Views: 2995

Re: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps

Blaketon wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:58 pm
...hippie types and perhaps then there may have been something more than tobacco ash in the ash tray..,
VW bus mate.
by BrianHawley
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP Plates?
Replies: 42
Views: 3660

Re: NMP Plates?

Thanks again
by BrianHawley
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP Plates?
Replies: 42
Views: 3660

Re: NMP Plates?

firedrake1942 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:03 am
A simple contact adhesive from QD stores with a 15 minute play / wipe time. This allowed it to squeeze out having been spread evenly around the base and sealing under the plate to prevent water ingress..
Thanks!
by BrianHawley
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP Plates?
Replies: 42
Views: 3660

Re: NMP plates

So stepping away from Minor photo hunting before I go completely blind, Thought I would install my newly Clarendon Grey painted NMP plate. That went well but I learned a valuable lesson today. I was putting a nice new ' Another Quality First Morris' sticker on the back windscreen and listening to '...
by BrianHawley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps
Replies: 42
Views: 2995

Re: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps

Small sample size equals bad data.

I would want to see this study peer-reviewed with a statistical opinion before believing it.

How about the MMOC starting a class action for liable on our behalf ? :)
by BrianHawley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 7126

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

To replace it with something better would be great. Features like automatically resizing uploaded images that are too big would be fantastic. But I would NOT want a replacement that caused us to lose historic posts. There is a treasure trove of information here going back many years. If that were th...
by BrianHawley
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: barrie's project
Replies: 504
Views: 73290

Re: barrie's project

You have saved your grandad’s car and got it to a point where somebody else will get it back on the road instead of it being scrapped.

That’s not failure. That’s success.

When a relay team wins at the Olympics they all get a medal.
by BrianHawley
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is my clutch on its way out?
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Is my clutch on its way out?

Has this just started?

It’s not the idle shaft in the gearbox by any chance?
by BrianHawley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: high speed pursuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: high speed pursuit

ManyMinors wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:21 pm
BrianHawley wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:18 pm
How many of us have tried out and know the limit of handling on our own cars (in a safe environment of course)? Might be useful to know.
I certainly have Brian, on more than one occasion :o
Me too. But it wasn’t deliberately:)
by BrianHawley
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: high speed pursuit
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: high speed pursuit

That has added a few quid to the value of the Minor. :roll: I would be interested in the spec of the stolen Minor as it was able to change direction at those lights when avoiding the other cars. Most minors would have rolled over. In some ways you could say it was well driven. :o Yes, whipped aroun...