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by philipkearney
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 1289

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

That's a shame if they are getting bombarded with calls. Mail and deliveries are unpredictable at the best of times, even more so now. Hopefully folks can wait a few extra days for the magazine. Taken positively, it could mean everyone is just really keen to see the next issue of the magazine !
by philipkearney
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 1289

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

Certainly not reached this part of Scotland yet, but given everything that is going on, perhaps not too surprising. I'm sure it'll turn up in due course.
by philipkearney
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 37
Views: 1077

Re: Recent acquisition

I rather suspect the mount for the lever-arm shocks changed around the same time the firewall was redesigned to add a slight recess in the crossmember to accommodate the longer Series II engine. That would have been in the months leading up to the first Series II four-door saloon in August 1952. I ...
by philipkearney
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number Plate Style
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Number Plate Style

Have to agree with Les. I know some later vehicles came with them originally, they just never seem to look right. They look so much better with black and silver plates or black with white digits. Very much down to personal opinion though.
by philipkearney
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number plates on an exported vehicle
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Number plates on an exported vehicle

If the car has been officially exported, then you no longer have that number. It will have been removed from the car by the DVLA and most likely removed from circulation permanently, You may still have the number plates, but I'm afraid that's all you'll have to sell.
by philipkearney
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bank holiday drive out
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Bank holiday drive out

The Minor does rather suit highway yellow. Shame you don't see many in that colour. It goes well with Thames blue. Nice combination :D
by philipkearney
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I said to the wife I'm just popping out to check the oil
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: So I said to the wife I'm just popping out to check the oil

Yep, I can relate to this. Back in 2000, having acquired a very nice early Vauxhall chevette, I rolled it into the workshop to change the points and set the timing. Within hours, the engine was out of it (much easier to set to the points that way...) and before I knew it, it was a bare shell and bei...
by philipkearney
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1969 PICKUP
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: 1969 PICKUP

I don't know about it being 'normal' but they do seem to do this if they decide there has been no activity for a certain period of time. This happened to me a few months ago when we were seeking an updated v5 for a tractor that has been in the family since 1972. The last document was issued when thi...
by philipkearney
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 920

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

I have a fine collection of BMC county maps and even a BMC road atlas. Lovely maps to handle and read. Just a shame the roads have changed so much since they were printed. Not terribly useful, but nice to have.
by philipkearney
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 920

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

If I'm in my Morris, I just stick it in the glove box. It's usually a later model so it doesn't have a closed lid on the drivers side, still easy to get to or hear if you need to use the satnav. On the older Morris's, I still stick it in the glove box, but close the door shut and forget about it. Ou...
by philipkearney
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Incredible

I think you are absolutely spot on Mike. What's that old saying ? A fool and his money are easily parted... Or perhaps it is more a case of the emperors new clothes ?!
by philipkearney
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Incredible

I could sell them to gullible trendy types for maybe a more reasonable £350 each. Undercut this chap and still make a tidy profit 😂
by philipkearney
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Incredible

Ha, if only old battered bonnets were worth that much, I'd be sitting on a small fortune !
by philipkearney
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 25
Views: 1642

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

If you can't get any thinners from local body shop suppliers or motor factors, I'd try Ken and Lynn https://www.carrestorationpaints.co.uk They should be able to supply you with high quality cellulose thinners - and pretty much anything else you will need for the paint job too !
by philipkearney
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Really?

From memory, the lowlight was advertised at £15995, which given the condition of it, wasn't actually an unreasonable price. It has been finished to a very high standard and subtly upgraded to the 1098 engine for usability. I think it sold a few months back at Mathewsons auction for about £11000, so ...
by philipkearney
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'A' Series engine
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: 'A' Series engine

Really interesting article, thanks for posting. For those who haven't read It, I'd recommend Graham Robson's book A series engine The first sixty years. It's a great read and covers the whole history of the engine in great detail. It also looks in detail at all the developments and prototype engines...
by philipkearney
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 961

Re: worst year for minors

I have to say - and purely anecdotally and not scientific in any way, I think the earlier cars were made with better quality and thicker metal than later models. Some of the early fifties models seem more solid and easier to weld. I would say they were better painted and protected earlier as well. H...
by philipkearney
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 733

Re: Really?

I think they key quote here is 'you will simply never find another like it in your lifetime' That much is certainly true, the rest is either hyperbole or plainwishful thinking. You can't argue that it isn't a fine pick up and finished to a very high standard, but to suggest it is the best Morris Min...
by philipkearney
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Engine rebuild.

Sounds as sweet as a nut John. Amazing that it runs so well after so long dormant in less than ideal conditions. A real testament to the quality and robustness of the engineering in 1949.
by philipkearney
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number plate recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 910

Re: Number plate recommendations?

Blimey, that is expensive. I'm glad I looked after my original ace peak plates. I wouldn't be replacing them at that price ! Crazy prices these days.