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54 new purchase

Postby minor65 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:06 pm

Not that 4 minors isn't enough, but i have purchased yet another one. Its a 2 owners april 1954 4 door in birch grey, standard car with 57000 miles. So no heater, no passenger's sunvisor, no overriders and has its original vinyl interior. It still has its original reg and 803 running gear throughout. It is a berkshire car and i purchased it in Oxfordshire and got it transported home to Northern Ireland. It was mildly restored and professionally resprayed in 1997 and never completed nor been out of his garage since. Hence number plates not even refitted. So far i haven't found any nasty surprises, there is still original birch grey paint under the carpets :D. It will need recommissioned with everything needing checked etc.
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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby palacebear » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:43 pm

What a fantastic looking car! :)
1956 4-door called Max

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby stevey » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:00 pm

Standard spec 4 door a bit unusual. very nice machine :D


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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby minor65 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:52 pm

Thanks men


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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby ManyMinors » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:20 am

VERY nice! What a good find 8) .

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby Yellowduck » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:01 pm

Could I be so bold as to ask what you paid for it? It looks a fantastic example.......

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby irmscher » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:24 am

Lovely car and a great find :)

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby RobThomas » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:51 pm

Is there any chance of the dimensions and maybe some better photos of that envelope? I've been making replica labels etc for Minors and this is a new one for me.

Cheers

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby firedrake1942 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:36 pm

Rob, what are the other replicas you have been doing. I have made the regulator one from a photo on here and would be interested in any more you have produced - including the envelope above. I have seen here and on the MM forum, a bonnet pull label, but have not been able to get hold of one.

PS NMP plate has cleaned up a treat and we are sourcing the mould material, but difficult to get in small enough quantities. Most people seem to want to sell it in industrial size batches !!

JM

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby pde2000 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:35 pm

I have a series II bonnet release label if that's what you mean, should be easy to replicate;
https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/do ... ew&id=3328
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Black 4door series2 deluxe 1954, mostly original, a bit tatty but reliable runner. purchased 1996

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby RobThomas » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:32 pm

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Like these??? :D
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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby minor65 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:16 pm

Rob i have pm'd you
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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby stevey » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:47 pm

those labels look the part


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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby RobThomas » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:35 pm

They were a nightmare to make. I found a local printer willing to make beautiful copies but they would have been £5+ each so that was that! I made a cheaper version and still have to get wad cutters to make the reinforcing rings and then get the string. They take a long time to sort out so they are not at the top of my list at the moment. I'll get round to knocking some up in a month or two, if anyone wants some.
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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby firedrake1942 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:37 am

Happy to contribute !

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby minor65 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:10 pm

Well after 4 months in storage, I've finally got the 54 and the other minors into the new garage. I have been tinkering on the small things until i get round to start working on it properly.
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I fitted the new plates and the original fuel cap
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The new old stock pointy hinges fitted, which i bought a while ago of ebay
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Air filter removed, carb checked, cables connected up and the new fuel pipe fitted which came with the car
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Wipers fitted


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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby stevey » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:17 pm

Looking well. Little details that bring a smile to your face


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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby palacebear » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:56 am

Garage...??? That's luxury Minor accommodation! :lol:
I can barely squeeze an original Mini into mine!!
1956 4-door called Max

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby taupe » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:13 pm

RobThomas wrote:They were a nightmare to make. I found a local printer willing to make beautiful copies but they would have been £5+ each so that was that! I made a cheaper version and still have to get wad cutters to make the reinforcing rings and then get the string. They take a long time to sort out so they are not at the top of my list at the moment. I'll get round to knocking some up in a month or two, if anyone wants some.
Try these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/420-x-Manill ... rmvSB=true

and these for the strings?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-x-Brown- ... SwfZ1WZFB2

Taupe :D

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Re: 54 new purchase

Postby RobThomas » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:50 pm

Biggest issue is finding the right sort of paper in the right sort of thickness. I've had good results with the insides of Scotts Porridge Oats packets since they take the ink quite well but are too thick.

Taupe. How is the Traveller coming along??
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