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by fosterfamily
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Minor 1000 (1964) Original Metal Wings - 2 x Front 1 x Rear N/S
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: Minor 1000 (1964) Original Metal Wings - 2 x Front 1 x Rear N/S

The two front wings have been sold.
The remaining rear wing is £60
by fosterfamily
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Pair of Front Seats from 1969 2-Door Minor 1000
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Pair of Front Seats from 1969 2-Door Minor 1000

This is a pair of front seats from a 1969 Morris Minor 1000 2-door saloon, but I think they fit other variants. Light blue / grey in colour they are the original seats from a Trafalgar Blue car. Condition is very good. The only problem is a small area that has a couple of cracks on the driver's seat...
by fosterfamily
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Minor 1000 (1964) Original Metal Wings - 2 x Front 1 x Rear N/S
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Minor 1000 (1964) Original Metal Wings - 2 x Front 1 x Rear N/S

This is a set of 3 original metal wings taken from a 1964 Morris Minor 1000 saloon. They are solid with no signs of repair. Surface rust and paint blistering with slight damage to some of the bolt holes as seen in the pictures. (Happy to supply more pictures if required) We have both front wings and...
by fosterfamily
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Shopping List for Wing Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Shopping List for Wing Restoration

Our 1969 2-Door Minor is going in for some bodywork in a few weeks time. Two front wings and one rear will be coming off for repair/replacement. I'd like to give the bodyshop a box of sundries for when it goes back together. I'm thinking of things like the coloured sealing strips and headlamp gasket...
by fosterfamily
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Twin Washer Jets
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Twin Washer Jets

My daughter's 1969 Minor 1000 has single washer jets with a manual pump. It works well, if a little stiff for her sometimes. I managed to snap one of the jet connectors whilst refitting the wiper drive cable :( I'm about to treat her to a pair of chrome washer jets and see they're available in singl...
by fosterfamily
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen - Blue Morris Oxford (H Reg) Sydenham, London
Replies: 4
Views: 5477

Re: Stolen - Blue Morris Oxford (H Reg) Sydenham, London

Hi, I sincerely hope that your friend gets this back in one piece. However, if you or anyone you know has any contacts in the world of banger racing, I would certainly put the word out. And keep an eye on eBay for any recognisable parts. I know this is a gloomy message and I'm sorry for that but th...
by fosterfamily
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen - Blue Morris Oxford (H Reg) Sydenham, London
Replies: 4
Views: 5477

Stolen - Blue Morris Oxford (H Reg) Sydenham, London

A friend has had his blue Morris Oxford VI stolen from Sydenham, London (near Crystal Palace) The car was undergoing some suspension repairs, so it's likely to have been trailered or towed away. Registration VJN 697H Taken sometime between Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th October If you see it please con...
by fosterfamily
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parking at Shows
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

Re: Parking at Shows

:lol: they would pinch the dash cam first That was my first thoughts! My question isn't really about physical security - as that's more than well catered for elsewhere, it's just to ascertain if this is a big problem. For all I know it may be rife and no sane person leaves his car unattended on the...
by fosterfamily
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parking at Shows
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

Re: Parking at Shows

catswhisker wrote:I have fitted a hidden switch( accessible from outside !) that connects the door switches to the horn.!!
Should give any intruders a surprise they weren't expecting.
Good idea, but it's the stuff on the outside I worry about - hub caps, rear lights, over-riders!!
by fosterfamily
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parking at Shows
Replies: 11
Views: 2339

Parking at Shows

It may just be me being paranoid, but if I'm going to a classic car show as a spectator I take my daily driver. My theory is that if you leave a nice classic on a public car-park (field) full of classic "enthusiasts" then you're likely to come back and find anything that can be removed has been remo...
by fosterfamily
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Security devices
Replies: 49
Views: 9426

Re: Security devices

Yes - having the phone wired in would be a benefit, but difficult to hide from someone who knows their way around Minors. If someone nicks your car it's either joyriders (rare) or someone who wants it for what it is - either whole or as parts. My theory is you've got 36 hours max before someone with...
by fosterfamily
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Security devices
Replies: 49
Views: 9426

Re: Security devices

The best coverage is on Vodafone, as they have more cell towers.
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by fosterfamily
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Security devices
Replies: 49
Views: 9426

Re: Security devices

Just to be clear, it's an annual payment but equivalent to £3.33 per month ( 1/2 gallon of petrol :( ) The Cambridge-Oxford club had a couple of members with cars stolen in the last few months. One was recovered after we blitzed the membership with email alerts (http://tinyurl.com/suntor) but the ot...
by fosterfamily
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Security devices
Replies: 49
Views: 9426

Re: Security devices

I use a tracking system based on the mobile phone network. You basically hide a phone in the car and monitor its location on a website. I've been perfecting it over the years, from using scabby old mobiles with poor battery life, to the current system based on a Nokia 100 handset which lasts 35 days...
by fosterfamily
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear foot wells keep flooding
Replies: 16
Views: 4341

Re: Rear foot wells keep flooding

The hole is open - I can get my finger in, but as I mentioned, appears very solid around it.
That's why I wondered if it was a drain hole that had started to fray at the edges.
It's flat underneath, directly in line with where the side window meets the door pillar.
by fosterfamily
Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear foot wells keep flooding
Replies: 16
Views: 4341

Re: Rear foot wells keep flooding

I've had exactly the same problem on a 2 door Minor 1000 and found it was the side window near the door pillar. I can fix the leak but worried about what damage it's done? The floor appears solid and rot free but when I look from underneath there is a hole in the sill. It's not scabby and crumbling ...
by fosterfamily
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing passenger door lock
Replies: 8
Views: 5104

Re: Removing passenger door lock

I too struggled to remove the locking lever and found this post which gave me a clue.
Mine didn't have a split pin or P Clip holding it in.
There is a spring loaded pin on the underside which you need to press in with a flat blade screwdriver before pulling the locking lever out.
by fosterfamily
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: car insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 6575

Re: car insurance

This year's Renewal has just come in from Footman James for my 18 year old daughter. Her premium has risen from £630 to £725 - TPF&T with £100 excess. (No claims made in last 12 months) I checked with Lancaster and Adrian Flux - they can't better it. That's a straight 15% increase on last year - whi...
by fosterfamily
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: car insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 6575

Re: car insurance

Anyone had figures for Renewals yet this year on the young drivers scheme?
I paid £630 last year for Third Party for my 17 year old daughter.
I'm holding my breath for renewal next month :-?
by fosterfamily
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake Fluid Level
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Brake Fluid Level

I've been fretting over a drop in brake fluid level but now wonder if I'm over concerned? We replaced a wheel cylinder on my daughter's 1969 Minor 1000 a few months back and I topped up the brake fluid to the point where the filler neck meets the main chamber. Every few weeks it drops by a thimble f...