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by Murrayminor
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Throttle cable woes
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Throttle cable woes

Good morning I have replaced the fraying,damaged and rough looking throttle cable on Gracie my minor 1000. The new cable is free moving and smooth, the throttle pedal is free moving and smooth but when I introduce them to each other I can feel a grinding like the cable is rubbing on metal. I have ch...
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New presenters on Top Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 10593

Re: New presenters on Top Gear

Or should the numerous car clubs around the uk send one charismatic member to do a stint every week promoting or test driving another clubs vehicles.
I think the show needs a bit of variety rather than just three wealthy blokes in fast cars.
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New presenters on Top Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 10593

Re: New presenters on Top Gear

Mc Guinness is not funny and as far as I can see doesn't know much about cars, I can't comment on the other guy as I know nothing about him.
But the show will become some sort of gamey laugh along and the car subject will become secondary.
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manchester Area Saloon Petrol tank out ?
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Manchester Area Saloon Petrol tank out ?

I paid a visit to Morris Minor Millennium in Chorlton yesterday and they have a couple of stripped out shells in the workshop, maybe they could assist.
by Murrayminor
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2314

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

I once owned a very clean 1275gt mini which had been completely restored by the previous custodian, I bought it and drove it home. The guy nearly died when I told him I actually used it on the open road, his intention was to keep it as a show car. I then competed in a touring assembly around Ireland...
by Murrayminor
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.
Replies: 36
Views: 2314

Re: Expensive Traveller at Aston Workshop.

Surely if a person was to buy a one owner low milage traveller and have it completely restored it could be completed for rather a lot less than £36,000 or am I completely out of touch with the value of classic cars?
by Murrayminor
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Bury North Manchester
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: New member from Bury North Manchester

Thanks for the welcomes.
The car has been painted so is more than likely hiding some horrors.
If it stays together for another two years then it will be treated to a decent restoration.
I did indeed get rid of the mx5 to buy Gracie, the mx5 was too reliable and I like to tinker.
by Murrayminor
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Bury North Manchester
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: New member from Bury North Manchester

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by Murrayminor
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Bury North Manchester
Replies: 6
Views: 396

New member from Bury North Manchester

Hi all I have recently acquired a 1965 Morris Minor 1000, Joined the club and was directed to this forum. I have never owned a Minor before but have some experience with Mini's and the A series engine (Bypass hose springs to mind) having owned a few in the past (1275GT, Clubman, Rover Mini, GTM kit ...