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by ManyMinors
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quality of New Parts
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Quality of New Parts

a consequence, apparently, of the modern-day restrictions placed on the various chemicals used in the manufacture of the rubber which simply did not apply when the much longer-lasting originals were manufactured. If that was the reason, surely rubber components on our "modern" cars would also be fa...
by ManyMinors
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: Hello!

Have you actually seen a Rose Taupe Morris in good condition? It is a very striking colour which looks great and really suits the traveller with the contrasting woodwork :) You might feel differently about it. Changing the colour of a Minor properly would cost a great deal of money because of all th...
by ManyMinors
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: seatbelt mountings on a 1963 traveller
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: seatbelt mountings on a 1963 traveller

The seatbelt mountings your car has are correct for that age of car. They were first fitted that way in 1961 when the Traveller was still fitted with semaphore indicators hence the two positions - one a bit too high to be ideal and one a bit too low! The 4door saloon had a similar arrangement. When ...
by ManyMinors
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just saying hi.
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Just saying hi.

Good to hear from you. Hope you enjoy your Minor Van and find that it "does the job" for you. You are bound to need to get your hands dirty now and again - but that is part of the fun of ownership. Parts availability for the Minor is still very good and they are a simple and basically reliable vehic...
by ManyMinors
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

It was a long time ago but They are Ford based. 'OWN112FD Complete disc kit, using the more powerful Ford Sierra or Escort Mk 3&4 callipers. A larger swept area of pad gives greater stopping power'. We learn something new each day. I didn't know that Owen moved into the use of Ford parts. I remembe...
by ManyMinors
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Seat straps
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Seat straps

The Police "Panda" Minors had strengthened seat frames and did also had the diaphragms fitted. As you say, they were long-lasting. Whether the new replacement ones will last as long remains to be seen but they are not expensive and I would give them a try. They are not made by the same company as th...
by ManyMinors
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Ford Based Front Disk Brakes

I didn't think Owen Burton produced anything Ford based?
by ManyMinors
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 34
Views: 640

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

I know we're getting away from the topic now, but on the subject of working on cars and fuel related accidental fires, one tip: Wash your overalls regularly. I knew somebody who's somewhat oily old overalls caught fire by accident while working. Horrific injuries which would have been much less seri...
by ManyMinors
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1056

Re: How Far have you driven?

560 miles in one day in a Minor is a LOT. I have fairly regularly managed 400 on holidays and have found that far enough in a standard car.
At least a bog standard car doesn't have an alternator to go wrong so is more reliable! :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Saloon bootwell - help needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Saloon bootwell - help needed!

It might not be too bad? Place a wanted ad here? Ask around the Morris Minor specialists who advertise used parts and ask if any of them has a suitable donor car you can visit with a chisel or angle grinder! I expect some otherwise rusty cars are quite sound in this area.
by ManyMinors
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body shapes after 1964
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Body shapes after 1964

Yes, the later type heater pre-dated the later type dashboard by a year so an early 1964 car which has the early type dashboard and pull switches would have been fitted with the late type "fresh air" heater and the air intake trunking running through the engine bay.
by ManyMinors
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Saloon bootwell - help needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Saloon bootwell - help needed!

I had to replace the bootwell on one of my cars. It is an easy enough job with the repair panel available BUT if the area around the fuel tank - forward of the manufactured repair panel - has also suffered from serious corrosion, as far as I'm aware that part is NOT available as a spare part. I supp...
by ManyMinors
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body shapes after 1964
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Body shapes after 1964

I think you'll find that chassis number 1056xxx pre-dates the 1964 changes, meaning that the car in question would have the earlier dash panel and roof header rail etc. A different bodyshell from the later cars if that answers your question. Mechanically there will be very little different and the m...
by ManyMinors
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body shapes after 1964
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Body shapes after 1964

The bodyshell did change during late 1964 from the early type dashboard (with pull type switches) to the later type with toggle switches - along with the different header rail for the later sunvisors etc. However if your 1964 car is from late in that year then there were very few changes after that ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pickup
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: Pickup

I have to say that I agree with John. Although this seems a great deal of money, I don't think it is a great surprise. It would be very easy to spend much more than £15,000 on a restoration - and you'd have to pay a few thousand for a restorable pick-up in the first place of course. Times have chang...
by ManyMinors
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Diff Identification
Replies: 80
Views: 1659

Re: Diff Identification

Are you sure that it isn't simply badly stamped - and actually it is 9/38?? Perhaps more likely?
by ManyMinors
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Colours
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Colours

"Empire Green" was replaced in 1956 by "Dark Green" which looks much more like your car. Dark Green cars generally had a light grey interior.
by ManyMinors
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: valuation prices
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: valuation prices

les wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:49 am
I hope we don’t have to apologise for voicing an opinion! :o
Haha, So do I Les! :)
by ManyMinors
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: valuation prices
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: valuation prices

i apologize for my opinion and for calling it a pure car , i new i should not have posted my thoughts Martin, everyone is entitled to and welcome to express their opinion(s), Mine and yours might differ a little but they are simply our opinions :). Like you, if I still owned a Series11 I would feel...
by ManyMinors
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: valuation prices
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: valuation prices

I'm simply being realistic rather than negative. The very fact that you've found it necessary to fit the Minor 1000 engine, differential and brakes shows that you too are aware of these shortcomings. The Series 11 was not "pure". Only the original MM can claim that surely? The Series 11 came about b...