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by ManyMinors
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from croydon
Replies: 25
Views: 1828

Re: Hello from croydon

Rome wasn't built in a day - as they say. The new back end looks a huge improvement :D
by ManyMinors
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

I agree with Oliver. It is often quite difficult to establish whether a car which is running poorly has an ignition or a fuel problem but if the pump was running quickly/loudly at the same time as the car was stuttering then the problem is pretty clearly fuel related and might simply be a failing fu...
by ManyMinors
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Is this ok?

No trick. It's the usual scam of lifting other people's old adverts and listing them under somebody else's ID in the hope that somebody stupid will contact them direct on the contact details they have in the photograph and send them a deposit for this great bargain :roll: Any seller with over 1000 v...
by ManyMinors
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Does anyone recognise this car part?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Does anyone recognise this car part?

It could be half of the headlining from an old (1960s) Mini. They had a front and a rear section. The holes will be where an interior light was fitted.
by ManyMinors
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 36
Views: 1807

Re: Engine Paint Colour

Blue Ribbon is an engineering/reconditioning company located on Pershore Road Birmingham. The 948cc engine in the link appears to have been reconditioned by Blue Ribbon. Way back Blue Ribbon was (and may still be) a well known engine reconditioning company. They were indeed. Their reconditioned eng...
by ManyMinors
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 209
Views: 13363

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

To answer you other question regarding the metal pieces around the rear quarter windows: They were fitted all the way through production of the 2door saloons I think. My later Minor 1000 had them and BMC must have thought they were required as an added bit of security but I must admit I didn't refit...
by ManyMinors
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 209
Views: 13363

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

The little door locking tab is secured with a circlip which is a little tricky to see and to remove but perfectly possible :)
Once you have had your car chemically dipped, how do you propose applying the initial coat of protective primer?
by ManyMinors
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 21
Views: 393

Re: Electric Cars

MorrisJohn wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:40 am

When the demand inevitably drops and the profits disappear many forecourts across the country will close.
I think that started happening at least 30 years ago didn't it? The nearest town to us had 6 garages selling petrol when I first had a car. Now there are NONE!
by ManyMinors
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uprated 1098 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Uprated 1098 engine

Quite so. The 10CC engine used in the Sprite and Midget was possibly developed from experience gained from Formula Junior Racing NOT the other way around as you suggested earlier. Formula Junior racing ended around 1963, Long before the introduction of the production 10CC engine. I am well aware tha...
by ManyMinors
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uprated 1098 engine
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Uprated 1098 engine

I broadly agree with Phil - that if your own 1098cc engine is in good order, you could carry out some modifications to that for much less money than the purchase cost of an upgraded one. If you really want to spend a large sum of money, a 1275cc Midget engine would be a much better basis. The 10CC p...
by ManyMinors
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: signs
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: signs

geoberni wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:56 am


This is my favourite sign on the back of a works van...
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I saw another good one recently on the back of a school minibus. It read:

"No children are kept in this vehicle overnight" :D

I didn't have any way of taking a photo unfortunately.
by ManyMinors
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!

The tiebars had a plating on them originally, so did appear silver. For a short while anyway! If we want to nitpick, the statement that the car has returned "into the building where it was made" is not correct. "T Building" at the BMW MINI Plant was part of Pressed Steel and not part of the Morris f...
by ManyMinors
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!

The car looks fantastic! I don't know why the stainless steel window frames were re-fitted. The originals were painted in body colour. There is plenty of photographic evidence from the time the car was built and publicity created. The car is a deluxe model so should have overriders fitted but I thin...
by ManyMinors
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)
Replies: 72
Views: 11191

Re: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)

busguy wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:41 pm
and the MMOC owns the first and last Minor saloons off the production line.
Really?
by ManyMinors
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris in for service
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: Morris in for service

Des911 wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:27 pm


The thought is the slave cylinder is not good, but we'll see :)
It'll be interesting to learn how they fix the clutch slave cylinder on a Morris Minor :roll:
by ManyMinors
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris in for service
Replies: 16
Views: 376

Re: Morris in for service

Did you ask for advice from your local MMOC branch? Most club members will know of a local garage who will happily service and repair a Morris Minor. As far as cars go, they are about as simple as it gets. Remember that only a tiny minority of club members visit this forum, so contacting your local ...
by ManyMinors
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller Aluminium Panels
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Traveller Aluminium Panels

There are a few dozen Morris Minor specialists, most of whom advertise in the club magazine. If you use any search engine on your computer you'll find lots too. I bought my aluminium panels from Steve Foreman at Woodies.
by ManyMinors
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 48
Views: 1288

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

John O Groats to Lands End? :)

I'm sure that the MMOC have organised several such trips in the past.
by ManyMinors
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Stencil
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Mystery Stencil

It is simply the part number :wink:
by ManyMinors
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller rear door hinge to pillar bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Traveller rear door hinge to pillar bolts

Indeed. That is exactly where the hinges should go and the bolt heads should be hidden in the channel where the window channel sits. They won't interfere with the window glass as there is a recess within the recess - if you see what I mean - designed for this purpose. Yes, you will have to remove th...