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by KeithL
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 22
Views: 259

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Alice, Welcome to the world of classic cars. They are a bit different to modern cars with their own frustrations but a lot more character and hopefully one day you will grow to love your Minor like your Dad no doubt did. I hope you persevere with this - you will get all the help you need from the me...
by KeithL
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 21
Views: 749

Re: PETROL

We use Shell V-Power in our 1098 Traveller (and the MX5 and the XK8). All the cars seem to run smoother with it and given the relatively low mileage we do the extra cost is minimal. I wouldn't like to say if fuel consumption is improved or not, but it is no worse. We use it to keep the engine clean ...
by KeithL
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder numbering?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Cylinder numbering?

Yes.
by KeithL
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel pump bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Fuel pump bolt

You could try SU themselves - http://sucarb.co.uk/
by KeithL
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: New Member

Hi Danny, and welcome to the Forum. Lots of helpful advice to be found here. Nice looking car.
by KeithL
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Newbie

Welcome Pete. It's particularly good to see another 'youngster' (if I may call your son that) getting involved with classic cars. The Owners Club is indeed excellent and you will have access to lots of help if you need it. Enjoy your car once you get it on the road.
by KeithL
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: A bit cheeky

I would guess that there are a few forum members whose Minors have cost them that much and more? They probably don't want to say so though. Those of us who bought cheapish Minors in the past and have the time, space and abilities to restore them at home have a great advantage over others who do not...
by KeithL
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 25
Views: 903

Re: A bit cheeky

Then I spotted this, maybe we undervalue our moggies. https://www.morrisminor.org.uk/car-for-sale/211-1968-trafalgar-blue-4-door I think we do. Prices are definitely going up for Travellers. £12,500 is now common in adverts (although that doesn't mean they sell for that), when a few years ago it wo...
by KeithL
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 866

Re: Positive v negative earth?

I expect I would notice the difference, I do notice these things. Frequently. Mine have been in for 115 years. The expected life of a plastic window is only 20 years - they may not rot but they dry out and crack, plus the opening mechanisms frequently break, or the double glazing is compromised and...
by KeithL
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grille Badges
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Grille Badges

We have an AA badge which we matched as close as we could to early 1959 when our car was first registered. We also have a Civil Service Motoring Association (CSMA) badge with a Queen's crown, again to match the era. A lot of these badges come with a King's crown, and indeed we had one of those for a...
by KeithL
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing my gloveboxes
Replies: 18
Views: 940

Re: Refurbishing my gloveboxes

That's a nice job. You must be pleased with that.
by KeithL
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Condenser problem
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Condenser problem

I would still go to Distributor Doctor even if you opt for electronic.
by KeithL
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Holes in bulkhead
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Holes in bulkhead

I've just checked and I have bolts in those two holes, with two more in the holes above the battery.
by KeithL
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Million ?? Cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Minor Million ?? Cheap

ManyMinors wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:46 pm
It's too expensive. It looks to have suffered severe frontal damage :o
I think it's wearing a false beard as a disguise.
by KeithL
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Million ?? Cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Minor Million ?? Cheap

It's a reasonable price but not especially cheap. We bought one a few years ago for £4.
by KeithL
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Morris 1000 Doors
Replies: 13
Views: 476

Re: Morris 1000 Doors

I guess it depends how bad it is. Do you have any photos? I got rust in the bottom of one of the doors on our Traveller and the local body shop I use managed to repair it so well that no one would ever know there had ever been a problem. As a bonus the door actually fitted better after the repair th...
by KeithL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Where to purchase cars?

You also need to decide if you want a project car that is driveable but will need work doing over time or whether you want a car that is sorted and reliable that you can just drive without worrying. The latter obviously comes with a higher price tag.
by KeithL
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: Where to purchase cars?

Have a look on the Cars For Sale section of this Forum. There is also good advice to be found there about buying. Also ask around at your local MMOC branch to see if anyone knows of anything for sale. Again, people may have advice and be prepared to look at potential purchases with you. Also the cla...
by KeithL
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painter req for my moggy
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Painter req for my moggy

I'm based in Bromsgrove and I use S H Auto (www.shauto.co.uk) for all my rust repairs and paintwork. I've never had a complete car done but they repaired and painted the rusty passenger door on our Traveller and even the mechanic I use (who's as fussy as me) said it was one of the best paint jobs he...
by KeithL
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Petrol Cap Seal
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Petrol Cap Seal

When I fill our Traveller I usually stop at the first click if not before. As well as stopping the seepage going uphill it avoids petrol sitting in the filler pipe which, unless it has been replaced recently, is almost certainly not ethanol resistant and will, over time, start to degrade.