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by palacebear
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Where to purchase cars?

Depends where you are in the country. I got mine from Sussex Classics at Crawley Down. Happy to pay a bit more from a good dealer, although we thought our car was a good price. Satisfied that the guy was pretty genuine as I talked to him before I committed to purchase. Actually Stuart there was a r...
by palacebear
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ashtrays
Replies: 13
Views: 212

Re: Ashtrays

The tunnel mounted ashtray pictured in Original Morris Minor is actually photographed in the smoke grey 4-door (page 85) and the green 2-door convertible (page 86), two of the other cars featured in that chapter. I may be wrong but I'd imagine the folding arrangement of a Traveller rear seat preclud...
by palacebear
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: How can I edit my Topic, my car for sale

You can only edit a post during the first 24 hours after initially posting it.
by palacebear
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Chrome & Trim?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Chrome & Trim?

Chrome grille was discontinued in March 1951(chassis number 90117) but apparently remained an optional extra for 'a short while' after that date.
by palacebear
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Extra rattle
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Extra rattle

I have a rattle at certain speeds. I"ve traced it to a missing grommet where the bonnet release rod passes through the bulkhead.
by palacebear
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 294505

Re: Spotted today.

Yes I saw the Austin's including the Woody (yours I believe). I waited around for a while but didn't see anyone near it apart from admirers of course! A good display of cars! 👍
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by palacebear
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 294505

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted today. Permanent exhibit at Avoncroft Museum near Bromsgrove.
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by palacebear
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: passenger side foot well hole series 2
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: passenger side foot well hole series 2

Depends where the hole is in the footwell. Guesses would be access to steering rack lubrication or, as you say, fitment for LHD dipswitch which IIRC was attached to some kind of bracket and mounted up by the nearside wheelarch panel.
by palacebear
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory fitted ammeter?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Factory fitted ammeter?

I've been thinking about this one. I don't recall any of BMCs A-Series cars having a factory-fitted ammeter and very few B-Series cars (MG and Riley saloons being the only ones that come to mind). The ammeter seems to have been a 'luxury' item in BMCs view as it was a factory-fit in a fair few large...
by palacebear
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Application for a registration certificate UVK 323
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Application for a registration certificate UVK 323

The registration number was issued by Newcastle-upon-Tyne council. According to the resource I use, it was issued between September 1954 and March 1955, which clearly doesn't match the age of your car. As my resource has some inaccuracies, that is of little concern. My point being that an inquiry to...
by palacebear
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Virginia Beach LCV Resto
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Virginia Beach LCV Resto

The warning light was apparently a small-scale BMC gimmick. Fitted to Minors from around 1964 to 1968 (approx) and to The Mini/Elf/Hornet of the same era., which shared the same style speedometer, with the light fitting provided in it. To answer part of the OPs question - there was never any mandato...
by palacebear
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 294505

Re: Spotted today.

Excellent. I'll try to get to Avoncroft. Been meaning to go for a while, and a line-up of pre-war Austins is a good excuse!
by palacebear
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: The original price of a 1955 Minor
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: The original price of a 1955 Minor

According to my 1957 Glass's Guide, the cost in October 1955 was £522 including taxes and delivery charges.
by palacebear
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2066
Views: 294505

Re: Spotted today.

I'm 15km from Bromsgrove. Fresh coffee available if you want! ☕
by palacebear
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: change of keeper - taxing car
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: change of keeper - taxing car

I may be wrong, but isn't there an on-line option to tax it, selecting 'I haven't got the new keeper supplement' (or green slip)?
by palacebear
Fri May 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Interior sun visors
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Interior sun visors

These are the right ones for a 1957 car. I was tempted by these new old stock some time ago but they were $389 a pair so I kept my old battered ones. Has anyone had any luck refurbishing this type ? Mine have been refurbished in the dim and distant past. They look terrible. One side of each is beig...
by palacebear
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM screen chrome inserts
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: MM screen chrome inserts

The chrome inserts on my Series 2 were lose at the lower outer corners (I need a new rubber seal really as thin strips of it a peeling away). As a 'temporary' fix I re-attached the chrome inserts using super-glue. Even working in such a localised area it took 2 or 3 attempts before the trim stuck pr...
by palacebear
Fri May 24, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 666

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

Just a quick bit of input. I've kept my Minor outdoors on the driveway for the past three years. No cover, portable garage or carport. The only noticeable deterioration is to some of the chrome which is of lower-quality from overseas sources. The paintwork, which previously suffered damage from cond...
by palacebear
Mon May 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch returned
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Clutch returned

Many issues recently with Borg & Beck clutches. Once a respected make, they're now made cheaply overseas on behalf of Borg & Beck and aren't of the best quality.

Good that you've not fitted it. If you had you'd probably have been changing it again within 2000 miles or less!
by palacebear
Wed May 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 9688

Re: Another van.

Loving the look of the Marina, even in Russet Brown! Currently looking for a Mk.3 as a daily driver... preferably a 1700HL Auto... harder to find than a unicorn! 🙄