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by firedrake1942
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chrome screws
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Chrome screws

Depending on date and colour of interior trim, the originals may have been japanned black. I had to go to an MG supplier for those, but I think ESM and CW do the chrome ones with the saucer washers to go with them.
by firedrake1942
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ray Mitchell.
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Ray Mitchell.

A rather sad post. I have just received the message below from Ray Mitchell’s daughter. 'Dear Jonathan I am sorry to send you bad news but my Dad died yesterday at Addenbrookes. I would be very grateful if you could let the relevant members of your group know please. Thank you. Kindest regards Hilar...
by firedrake1942
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: split screen chrome surround
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: split screen chrome surround

We are looking to re-make them in brass then chrome as per original.
by firedrake1942
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: split screen chrome surround
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: split screen chrome surround

Likely to be chromed brass.
by firedrake1942
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: split screen chrome surround
Replies: 7
Views: 545

split screen chrome surround

Nothing to do with me but spotted on e-bay.


We are still in the process of remaking a prototype set . NB £145 is just the starting bid

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164770922014
by firedrake1942
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 101
Views: 6641

Re: The awful joke thread

They don’t sell lemonade in Boots any more. Apparently there were complaints that it leaked out of the lace-holes!
by firedrake1942
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: TBJ POLICE CAR
Replies: 13
Views: 7476

Re: TBJ POLICE CAR

Only half white by the looks of it: has the car still got the NMP plate on the n’a engine bay tie plate?
by firedrake1942
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.

Off to Charles Ware’s in Bristol today to look at the ongoing work on RER919. Some interesting cars including their fist foray into electric propulsion with a variomatic type motor and modified prop straight to the diff. Andy and Wayne have loaned us a set of Series MM / Series 2 windscreen trim to ...
by firedrake1942
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Round heater fan screeching...?
Replies: 5
Views: 613

Re: Round heater fan screeching...?

Mine did this and the fan was hitting a loose wire . After a good clean all was well.
by firedrake1942
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.

We have been thinking about just such a problem. Apparently it was not so much the difficulty of producing the trim that was the problem and indeed one of the biggies apparently did so, but when it came to polishing, they buckled all over the place. Looking at producing a wooden former on which such...
by firedrake1942
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Series MM (Later) Series II Windscreen trim clips.

So, the great day arrived when the pair of trialled chrome plated reproduction windscreen trim clips for later MM / Series II were fitted to the earlier Series II convertible from which the donor clips came. Some cursing and swearing was muttered as we all, repeatedly put the top clip, upside down, ...
by firedrake1942
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 4714

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Hopefully the photos may appear.
by firedrake1942
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 4714

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

later MM / S II windscreen surround joining clips: We sent a pair of our reproduction later MM/ Series II windscreen clips to Mark Kram in Malta. They were unchromed and from the first batch produced. He had some trouble with the new rubber screen seal but these seem to have been resolved. He has no...
by firedrake1942
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil bath air filter
Replies: 20
Views: 3626

Re: Oil bath air filter

There are usually a few battered ones at auto jumbles whoever they start up again. There is one on the net but £40 seems a lot if you are only after the wing nut stud.

https://picclick.co.uk/Morris-Minor-Ear ... 99375.html
by firedrake1942
Sun May 24, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour Chart
Replies: 69
Views: 89189

Re: Colour Chart

Those seats are no worse than mine were and I solved the drivers seat problem by getting a similarly knackered seat and getting a trimmer to use the seat back to sitcom in to the seat, Same otter, same patina. I have since done as was suggested above and used woolies leather paint. The transformatio...
by firedrake1942
Thu May 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)
Replies: 17
Views: 849

Re: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)

You can still get cross ply 500 / 520-14 I thing Club spares were advertising them in the latest Minor Matters. I changed from 155 to 145 last year and I think they are closer to the crossply in look and feel. Others have different perceptions and experiences. they also fit better in the boot area
by firedrake1942
Sun May 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering column felt bushes
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Steering column felt bushes

If the felt bushes have shrunk / dried out drizzling a little light oil down into them may help. a) it helps lubrication and b) the felt will expand and stop creaking. Now how to stop the creaking from the column against the parcel shelf - it is a 948 smaller shelf so abuts the column rather than pa...
by firedrake1942
Sun May 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 41
Views: 4714

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

I know it has been some time since I first mooted the subject of reproduction of these clips and we have supplied a trial set to two people (unchromed) This seemed to go well albeit that one lower clip was damaged on fitting a particularly difficult surround / rubber in Malta. Ray - Uttlesford's 92 ...
by firedrake1942
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seat cleaninig
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Seat cleaninig

Woolies stuff is superb. I was very nervous about renovating my Series II (Series II in style) leather seats but the instructions and the products were very good and I was pleased with the result. Rear seat half done and front seat before and after
by firedrake1942
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: semaphore
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: semaphore

I have seen them painted body colour but whether factory or later , I know not!