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by Blaketon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Bojo the Cloan

So far as I am aware, politics is banned. I don't see any harm in discussing items that concern us as classic car owners BUT we have to be careful that this doesn't spill over into other, more general areas. I am hoping that we can go to 2 April 2020, before we have an election (Tall order I think),...
by Blaketon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Car Radios - Recommended Repairers
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Classic Car Radios - Recommended Repairers

If you go to http://www.practically-classics.co.uk/forum/index.php , JPB is knowledgeable on this kind of thing.
by Blaketon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 70
Views: 2283

Re: Currently drinking.....

Thinking of monks, I'm sure it was a bottle of Abbot Ale I took home the other night. On the subject of whiskey (I am not a spirit drinker), I was recently reminded of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIctcgsDWNs (Go to 25.45), which discusses how rocks affect the flavour of whiskey. I am sure i...
by Blaketon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a Moggy !
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Bought a Moggy !

Good luck with it. What kind of Minor is it? It's strange but as someone who has liked Morgan cars for a long time, I think of them as Moggies. I'm not sure which car was called Moggy first?
by Blaketon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??

Pellets in the tank is an old idea and I don't think it's ever been much good. Mark, at Jigsaw Racing - https://jigsawracingservices.com/ (My MG Midget has a Triumph Spitfire engine) has advised that even with a lead free head, I should use something akin to https://www.millersoils-shop.co.uk/vspe-p...
by Blaketon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Limeflower
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: Limeflower

I'd love an old Mini, maybe a companion for my Moggy... Oddly enough the Mini is the reason why there is no series 4 Minor, the Morris Mini Minor was it. I had three Minis, the last one being my one and only brand new car. My first one was my first car and that went when I bought the Midget. I then...
by Blaketon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minors must be easy to drive!!
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Minors must be easy to drive!!

Clegg is timid and shy but not another Frank Spencer. He is a widowed, ex lino salesman, who lives alone in a very tidy house. He claims he is useless with the ladies, on account of a bad experience (Marriage) and so far as practical abilities are concerned, he "Failed toaster". I saw a clip of Fran...
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Limeflower
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: Limeflower

Colour is a matter of opinion. If you like it, that's fine. It was once the case that colours like maroon were prone to fade but I'm not sure that's the case with paints these days. I once had a Mini 1000 in slime green (Turned out it was called Applejack). It wasn't a great colour but at the time I...
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minors must be easy to drive!!
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Minors must be easy to drive!!

I have many DVDs of Last of the Summer Wine and I watched one last night. For those who don’t know the programme, Clegg is the world’s worst driver (When Edie Pegdan was learning to drive, Clegg’s driving made hers look good) and always makes heavy weather of whatever he has to drive. In this episod...
by Blaketon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern Morris Minor ?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Modern Morris Minor ?

There are loads of things that create pollution and use up resources. I cannot claim to know whether climate change is caused by greenhouse gases (There have been greater changes long before there was industrialisation) but like anything else, resources take far less time to consume (Destroy) than c...
by Blaketon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern Morris Minor ?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Modern Morris Minor ?

We mustn't fall into the trap of assuming that if you remove the exhaust, there is no pollution. Over complication, fashion/ and vanity (In my view the most popular "Hobby") have meant that even cycling isn't the "Green" pastime that it was and could be. The batteries, used in electric vehicles, are...
by Blaketon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2091
Views: 297991

Re: Spotted today.

No Morris Minors today but loads of GNs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GN_(car) and one pre war Mercedes went past the shop. It was nice to hear the big, long stroke twins "Banging" away :D :D
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Music
Replies: 54
Views: 5059

Re: Morris Minor Music

SteveClem wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:12 pm
Came across an old LP called 'Morris On'. Worth a listen :-?
Or if you drive an LCV, how about Van Morrison?
by Blaketon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 70
Views: 2283

Re: Currently drinking.....

SteveClem wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:42 pm
Does anyone remember drinking Camp ‘coffee’?
Like a syrup with coffee and chicory. Truly foul. My grandfather loved it and insisted that his grandchildren drank it.
We used to pour it into his flowerpots when he was looking the other way :wink:
Did it make the flowers grow?
by Blaketon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 70
Views: 2283

Re: Currently drinking.....

the taste of tea is ruined by the Addition of milk and is positively horrible with sugar as well. but it is what you are used to, I suppose. Milk (Not too much) and one sugar for me :D . My great grandparents liked strong tea; it's a wonder there was enough room for the water in the pot :o . Still ...
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This happened
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: This happened

I take it you were on a race track :wink: . Speedos have been known to be optimistic but you can get them re calibrated. My mother's MGB GT speedo is pretty much bang on, as is the one in my V8 version (Which used to read slow) and my Traveller. The Midget speedo is a tad fast. 80mph, on the flat, w...
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 70
Views: 2283

Re: Currently drinking.....

Yes but I'm sure my maternal grandparents used to put the milk in afterwards....I sometimes do if I make a mistake. Milk in first seems to mix better (Like the anti ethanol stuff in the petrol).
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 70
Views: 2283

Re: Currently drinking.....

I have previously detailed some "Real ale" preferences (Why call beer real ale; why not call what sometimes now passes for beer after the waste product of a nat?) but it has to be said that a well made pot of tea takes some beating. I am still an exponent of the tea strainer. A few weeks ago I went ...
by Blaketon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.

When I bought the heated windows, ESM just supplied the heated panes. Someone had fitted electric screen wash to my car (But left the manual pump in place), so I fitted a press switch (It's an historic Jaguar part) in place of the manual pump and fitted the rear screen switch below the right side of...
by Blaketon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oil and how many litres?
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: what oil and how many litres?

20W50 or 20W60 (Something like Penrite HPR30) is suitable. Off the top of my head it's about 6 pints (The handbook will say) but I tend to fill it to minimum, then turn the engine over on the starter (Don't actually start it), let the oil settle and then top up to max.