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by Blaketon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

My father has mentioned the A40 Devon/Dorset many times, in connection with the use of mazac in the door handles/latches. Every time you see one, the door handles sag, no matter how tidy the car. I know Mini saloon boot locks could be forced open, even when locked. Some bar steward stole my jack and...
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

I remember being told that the big hole, behind the central speedometer, was to allow for the spit, on which the car was dipped, to pass through the car. I know that on my '71 Traveller, if you look inside the chassis rails (When the floor panel is lifted), you can see blue paint under the Waxoyl. T...
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18678
Views: 703814

Re: Word Association

Wasted
by Blaketon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son's Wedding
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Son's Wedding

I’ve got to the age where I’m thinking of booking the Minor hearse :wink: I'm sure you've got decades left :D . It isn't available outside their home area. If the bits and pieces could be supplied as a kit, for rent, they could be fitted into any Traveller and sent by carrier to the unfortunate peo...
by Blaketon
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

Had they simply shared parts and designs as VW/Audi/Seat/Skoda do now, the results could have been very different. I know that Seat was once Spanish Fiat. I know that VW own Audi; I understood that they owned Seat and Skoda but is this not so? I know a friend of mine has a (Presently troublesome) S...
by Blaketon
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Son's Wedding
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Son's Wedding

Very nice and much more tasteful than what you see most of the time these days. There was a wedding locally to me, not long back, where I think the object was to be in the manner of the Premiere division footballing set. It was all Range Rovers; very tacky :roll: :roll: :roll: . My MG Midget was onc...
by Blaketon
Mon May 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Superchatger
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Superchatger

There is an article on a 948 blown car in this - https://www.chaters.co.uk/prod/17383/mo ... -portfolio .
by Blaketon
Sun May 26, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Superchatger
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Superchatger

You could get hold of a copy of this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Turbocharging-Supercharging-Alan-Allard/dp/0850594944?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duc08-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=0850594944 . My father had a blower on a Mini 850 estate and it gave power with g...
by Blaketon
Sat May 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18678
Views: 703814

Re: Word Association

Grave (Not too far to get to temple from here)
by Blaketon
Sat May 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

I know planning regs have altered, as I think that provided the garage isn't in front of the house or over 30m2 in area (Or over a certain height), you can build it as a permitted development, without needing to get planning permission. I am surprised by the portable garage, as I understood that if ...
by Blaketon
Sat May 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: It's the rules,mate.

I went to the recycle / household rubbish depot last week, I had three bricks and a small bag of rubble,One operative stopped me and said '' you need to ring the council to ask for permission to dump bricks or rubble'' I said '' I'm not a trader as you can see so don't need a permit ,do I'' No said...
by Blaketon
Sat May 25, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

Possibly but at least you own the thing, having paid out you money. I have never had to consider this kind of compromise but I had an idea for something compact, that would cover the car. If you had a framework, just big enough to cover the car (And kept down by the weight of the car), with four lig...
by Blaketon
Fri May 24, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

If a car is used regularly it will cope better with being outside but I can say that in the days when I could only keep one car inside (When I still lived with my parents), the outside car didn't keep so well. Once I bought my house, which then had an old prefab garage, the outside car kept a lot be...
by Blaketon
Fri May 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking about the future (classic car to replace modernish campervan)
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Thinking about the future (classic car to replace modernish campervan)

A large dog would suggest a Traveller as the best option and I think £5000 would be a tad low to get a good one. To sum up, I'd say in good shape, a Traveller tends to command the highest price but a bad one commands the lowest price. I have experience of the MGB GT (My mother has one and I have a V...
by Blaketon
Fri May 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

If it's left out, the elements will undo a lot of the work you do. So yes, just under £20 a week is worth it. How much would the insurance go up by, if the car is left out? Not £960 but it would offset that. You haven't said why you have no garage where you live. Sometimes, if you have a suitable of...
by Blaketon
Mon May 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

If you read many of the reports, from 1948, it would appear that Issigonis got most of it right. No doubt the sidevalve engine was available, with no further development needed. It’s a pity that the OHV, Wolseley version hadn’t been fitted or made available as an option. The brake master cylinder wo...
by Blaketon
Sat May 04, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Phishing/Virus emails
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Phishing/Virus emails

If ever I knew where one of these people was, I'd see if I could borrow a cement lorry, fill it with raw sewage and empty it in through the front door of the spammer, with the words " Have back what you've been sending out ". I get very little personal spam but at the shop, we get a bit, often SEO t...
by Blaketon
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18678
Views: 703814

Re: Word Association

Muck
by Blaketon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18678
Views: 703814

Re: Word Association

Politician
by Blaketon
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General advice
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: General advice

I have just been looking at an Autocar road test of a 1960 Morris Minor Deluxe saloon and noted that the radio was £27 + £11, 5' purchase tax. The car was only £618 (So many shillings and pence), which shows relatively how expensive radios were then (Of course I don't know what some pay for the boom...