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by BrianHawley
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from Dorset
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: Hello from Dorset

Hi James.

Welcome to the world of Minor ownership.

All the best with your new car.

Dorset is certainly a nice place for a weekend drive.
by BrianHawley
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP (Nuffield Metal Products) plates
Replies: 51
Views: 4420

Re: NMP (Nuffield Metal Products) plates

Just an update,I am picking the laser cut blanks up on Monday and we should start hand pressing next week. For those of you who ordered and supplied postal addresses and expressed a preference for stamped / unstsmped, many thanks. If you haven’t sent me postal address and / or Z numbers / RH number...
by BrianHawley
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D anaglyph
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: 3D anaglyph

Yes, tried it. Pretty cool!
by BrianHawley
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)
Replies: 68
Views: 10357

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

Great to see a happy ending to what originally looked like a possible scam.

Well done chaps!

(Maybe I should have been more trusting with that Nigerian prince)
by BrianHawley
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General public
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: General public

Last year someone stuck his head through the window and said "I used to have one of those". we had a chat and he said "I've got tons of sppares in the garage you can have for free" so it was well worth the time. Brand new factory rear wings, anybody??? :D Last week I was asked if I would bring alon...
by BrianHawley
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP (Nuffield Metal Products) plates
Replies: 51
Views: 4420

Re: NMP (Nuffield Metal Products) plates

Sign me up please!

Mine’s trashed.
by BrianHawley
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Loom wrapping tape
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Loom wrapping tape

Sleeper wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:12 pm
Brian
Should be able to sort you out,give me a pm when back in Blighty..

John :wink:
That is incredibly kind of you.

Many thanks!
by BrianHawley
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear bearings
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Rear bearings

Dogsdad wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Near side of car is passenger side. Left hand thread nut. Undo clockwise.

Off side of car is drivers side. Right hand thead nut. Undo anti-clockwise.

Best of luck, R.M.
Assuming it’s a right hand drive car of course :)
by BrianHawley
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Loom wrapping tape
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Loom wrapping tape

Sleeper wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Brian
Whereabouts are you and how much do you need?

John :wink:
Saudi Arabia right now.

Will need it in September when I’m back in Norfolk (UK).

Need to wrap about 3 foot bundle of about 6 wires.
by BrianHawley
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Loom wrapping tape
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Loom wrapping tape

Thanks guys. A lot of useful information.

I don't need a complete harness. Just adding some extensions.

This is the kind of thing:
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But hoping to find something that is a better match to the existing loom.
by BrianHawley
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Loom wrapping tape
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Loom wrapping tape

Anyone know where to get original pattern fabric loom wrapping tape for late models?
by BrianHawley
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Front-left creak
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: Front-left creak

Hi all, I have discovered a creak going over bumps from the front-left: particularly when steering left; disappears when steering fully right. Having bounced it up and down, I think the creak is coming from the end of the tie rod, where it joins to the tie plate. Is replacing the rubber bushes like...
by BrianHawley
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New MOT Exemption Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: The New MOT Exemption Rules

I’ve never managed to get pulled over by the bluebottles in Jodie.

Even tried drag racing them off the lights, but they never noticed :)

Must get a blower.
by BrianHawley
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: PHPBB issues - was ULEZ U-turn
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: PHPBB issues - was ULEZ U-turn

What worries me in all this is the lack of support, not just from Corolus as a service provider, but for the standard of Bulletin Board itself. Seems to me that to run an outdated forum is just asking for trouble. We all know we're supposed to do all the published updates to our Browsers and other ...
by BrianHawley
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New MOT Exemption Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: The New MOT Exemption Rules

I got pulled over by the rozzers last weekend in the saloon. Conversation as follows... ' good morning Sir, we'd just like to point out that your MOT expired on the 12th of May so you need to get that sorted' 'Thank you officer, but I am now exempt from MOT' 'No Sir, not road tax, the actual MOT' '...
by BrianHawley
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: PHPBB issues - was ULEZ U-turn
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: PHPBB issues - was ULEZ U-turn

geoberni wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:27 am
Agree with Brian on all counts.
First time anyone’s said that :)
by BrianHawley
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Series II Windscreen Trim
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

A lot of trim bits seem to be virtually impossible to get these days. Speedo surrounds and horn presses for the later cars for example. I wonder if it would be worthwhile running a Kickstarter campaign to get such things made? Perhaps not enough volume of demand unfortunately. I think for many bits...
by BrianHawley
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New MOT Exemption Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: The New MOT Exemption Rules

I think that’s all fairly clear. What is boggling me is where the line is drawn regarding significant modifications taking a car out of the class. Blower on A series engine? Vertical shocks? Five-link rear end? (Remove rug, picnic basket and nodding dog?) There seems to be a gray area around the mor...
by BrianHawley
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Series II Windscreen Trim
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

A lot of trim bits seem to be virtually impossible to get these days. Speedo surrounds and horn presses for the later cars for example.

I wonder if it would be worthwhile running a Kickstarter campaign to get such things made?

Perhaps not enough volume of demand unfortunately.
by BrianHawley
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2135
Views: 331968

Re: Spotted today.

GavinL wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:03 pm
At the Bristol car show at the Bath & West showground. Roadworthy, driven by a bearded chap in a tweed jacket.
Can we coin a new term “Rot Rod”?