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by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windscreen rubber.
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Windscreen rubber.

No trimming should be required but you don't have the correct rubber for a 1959 car.
You need to refit your wiper wheelboxes correctly as well :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: change of keeper - taxing car

If the vehicle is already recorded as historic vehicle ,exempt for tax,then you don't need to apply,only need to on first time after becoming eligible for historic status. I'm pretty sure that is completely wrong. A "historic vehicle" is NOT exempt for tax meaning that you don't need to tax it. I h...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 45
Views: 1576

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

I think you're forgetting that these cars when new, were an inexpensive "entry level" car and costs had to be carefully kept in check. Of course better materials could have been used in some cases but then the cars would have been more expensive and not appealed to the mass market. The fact that Mor...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: change of keeper - taxing car

Have you tried a Post Office?
It should be possible to use the green slip - that is the purpose of it surely? Last time I changed my car that is what I did and I had no problem.
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 45
Views: 1576

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

The paint dipping process used was to coat the whole bodyshell in primer only. Undercoats and colour coats were applied with a spraygun. That is the only way that the body colour - blue in your case - can get anywhere. The bodyshells were completely bare, primed shells when colour sprayed, so a cert...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: firewall holes

I never imagined this was a factory finish, I assumed a previous owner had slapped it on after repairs. I imagine the owners of the restored cars in Ray's book made the same (perfectly understandable) assumption. It is always better to copy a scruffy but original car than a gleaming fully restored ...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: firewall holes

If you wished to replicate the factory finish of the black paint, I believe you would have to use about a 3inch brush AND be blindfolded! All 3 cars are finished in exactly the same way. The white car most clearly shows that where the black paint has been rubbed off, the white body colour is visible...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: firewall holes

Apologies, I thought you were referring to the soundproofing under the carpets. The original bulkhead soundproofing pictured above and made from 2 different materials sewn together does indeed look the same as mine, It is a thicker material than that used under the carpets. I am not sure how "origin...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: firewall holes

My Minor 1000 still has completely original carpets etc so should be a good guide. There is a black surface to the bottom of the underfelt. Hope this helps. No doubt more effective materials are available for soundproofing nowadays but this is what they had originally.
by ManyMinors
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: firewall holes
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: firewall holes

I'm not sure about early cars but my Minor 1000 saloons have black painted boot interiors as original.
by ManyMinors
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet release mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Bonnet release mechanism

That is correct. I think you would call it "crude but effective"!
by ManyMinors
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing indicators and trafficators
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: Flashing indicators and trafficators

IF you want to use both together from the same switch, it is very simple. You take a second feed from the Right and Left side of the indicator switch so that one of the live feeds goes direct to the trafficator and the second goes via a flasher unit to the flashing indicator light. You do indeed nee...
by ManyMinors
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Interior sun visors
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Interior sun visors

It definitely isn't Mini :wink:
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Van wheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Van wheel?

Thanks. I was really meaning the wheel in the first picture which looks completely different to yours John :)
Yours looks more like the LP936 "reverse rim" wheel with the extra width on the outside. The one at the start of this thread looks more like a LP917 wheel to me hence the question!
by ManyMinors
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Van wheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Van wheel?

The 936 rim also has the extra width on the outside, I’d like to see a comparison with these 896 rims. The 936 rims appear to be the 917s with the centre welded in the other way round, the wider inside part then being outside, if that makes sense. I think your description is exactly right Les. The ...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Gulp....what do I do?
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: Gulp....what do I do?

My opinion for what it is worth.....If you don't want a "show winning restoration" but just a sound, useable car, don't even think about stripping to a bare shell and getting it dipped etc. I know 2 owners who have done so and even carrying out a good deal of the work themselves they estimate to hav...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Glove box doors
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Glove box doors

If you want to fit the glovebox doors from a later car (I fitted a pair to my own Series 11) just make sure that you also purchase the fittings from the same car which keep them shut :wink: Otherwise they will not stay shut! The job is further complicated by the fact that the glovebox doors AND the ...
by ManyMinors
Fri May 31, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could this Morris 1000 (64) be used?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Could this Morris 1000 (64) be used?

An old Morris Minor is always worth "something". Even if it could only be used for spare parts it will have some value. Without any paperwork or chassis number it is more difficult to return to the road - and it looks as if it has no swivel pin/hub on one side at least? If that is the case, it'll wi...
by ManyMinors
Fri May 31, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Interior sun visors
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Interior sun visors

Those are indeed the correct visors for a 1957 Minor - although as I said earlier, they were never fitted to the convertible models. They were a short-lived design partly because they tend to rattle and were superseded fairly quickly by a more simple version. I replaced them on my car because the ra...
by ManyMinors
Wed May 29, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Interior sun visors
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Interior sun visors

An original convertible wouldn't have had ANY sunvisors. The one your car has fitted isn't from a Minor - I don't know what it IS from but it looks quite a neat fitment I think! The ones fitted to Minor saloons & travellers of that period would indeed have been mounted centrally.