Just saying hi.

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Just saying hi.

Postby PoolGuy » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:36 am

Hi, I'm the PoolGuy (I play with swimming pools for a living), I'm picking up a '71 Minor van next month to use as my work van. It's over 30 years since I had a non modern vehicle, that was a Frogeye back in the early 80's as my first car.

Looking forward to getting my hands dirty again.

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby KeithL » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:47 am

Welcome to the Forum and to Minor ownership. Lots of helpful and friendly advice here.

It would be great to see a picture once you have picked up your van.


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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby GavinL » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:32 am

Welcome. Are you going to go with period sign writing on your van? Would be great to see pictures if you do.

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby ManyMinors » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:33 am

Good to hear from you. Hope you enjoy your Minor Van and find that it "does the job" for you. You are bound to need to get your hands dirty now and again - but that is part of the fun of ownership. Parts availability for the Minor is still very good and they are a simple and basically reliable vehicle when in good condition and well maintained. Keeping the rust at bay will perhaps be the biggest challenge.
It is some years since I drove a Minor Van. My main memories are that I couldn't ever get the seat back far enough to be comfortable and the restricted visibility but a good Minor Van particularly if well painted and sign written, is a thing of beauty :)

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby PoolGuy » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:54 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome. Initial plans for it are a few mods to make it a little safer and more reliable, but mainly to just drive it for a while before I decide what else will need doing to make it work friendly on a day to day basis.

It will be sign written, but the design isn’t finalised yet.

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby viewsonic1 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:39 pm

Looking forward to getting my hands dirty again.
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At least you'll be able to wash them in the pool.....

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby irmscher » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:26 am

Hi viewsonic :D

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby PoolGuy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:30 pm

Picked the van (Monte) up today and I have to say that 100miles in rain, hail, sleet and sunshine is a good way to get to know a vehicle.

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby SteveClem » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:22 pm

Bet the wipers were fun...just guessing :D

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby PoolGuy » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:34 pm

SteveClem wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Bet the wipers were fun...just guessing :D
Yes, they were suboptimal. Rain repellant needed.

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby PoolGuy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:38 am

First ‘fix’ electric washers :lol:
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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:09 am

Very smart 8) . Lovely colour too. So..... Is it a Morris or an Austin version? It has a Morris badge but an Austin grille :wink:

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby PoolGuy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:16 am

I’ve no idea, I’m on a very steep learning curve, any pointers would be gratefully received.

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:31 am

Gov. tax site shows the make as Leyland but the MOT site refers to the vehicle as Morris . Whatever it is it looks super , have fun.

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby PoolGuy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:49 am

Chassis number says it’s an Austin built at Adderley Park.

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby viewsonic1 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:08 pm

Those wing mirrors look the business!

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby PoolGuy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:11 pm

viewsonic1 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Those wing mirrors look the business!
Don't let the looks deceive you :wink:

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby ManyMinors » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:42 pm

They are Mk1 Ford Transit mirrors. I should think you'll find you're knocking into them all the time! You do need some sort of decent mirror on a van though.....

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby BrianHawley » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 pm

Lovely looking van
Brian

Image "Jodie". '67 Traveller, 1275, discs, suspension mods etc.

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Re: Just saying hi.

Postby PoolGuy » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:48 pm

ManyMinors wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:42 pm
They are Mk1 Ford Transit mirrors. I should think you'll find you're knocking into them all the time! You do need some sort of decent mirror on a van though.....
Well I haven't knocked them yet but they're next to useless. I'm certainly on the look out for something that reflects something worth seeing.
BrianHawley wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:45 pm
Lovely looking van
Thank you Brian.


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