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by palacebear
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: It's the rules,mate.

Definitely special training. Borrowed a mate's Transit van (short wheelbase, low roof, solid panelled sides and solid panelled rear doors) to take a kingsize mattress to the council recycling place. Wasn't allowed in because the single 'van bay' wasn't big enough to park in. To be fair, the Japanese...
by palacebear
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Music
Replies: 44
Views: 4031

Re: Morris Minor Music

I'm with you both as well. Confused by it all. 🤪
by palacebear
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: headliner colour
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: headliner colour

Depends on age. From Ray Newell's book : Early 4-piece covered in light beige cloth. Later MM in either dark beige or grey Rexine. If you've still got them, the sun visor(s) should be the same colour. Can't see a changeover date from cloth to Rexine but possibly July 1950. Car no. 57681 (RHD). Looks...
by palacebear
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Films?
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Films?

In 1990, I hired out my 1956 Austin Cambridge to a now-defunct vehicle/film hire company. The film is 'Under Suspicion' (1991), starring Liam Neeson and Kenneth Cranham, set in the winter of 1959/1960. As it was to be used only as a background vehicle, I stipulated that I would drive it. The scenes ...
by palacebear
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The vicar's car
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: The vicar's car

SteveClem wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:43 pm
PS seems you can get flashing LED trafficators now!
You can indeed. Had them on mine for a while now. Brighter than standard bulbs. No wiring needed for them. Straight swap. About £26 a pair from
www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com
by palacebear
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlamp Peak
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Headlamp Peak

Putting this suggestion out there as an alternative... If you want headlamp peaks (personally I dislike them), try finding out if headlamp rims from either a Riley One-point-Five or, if you can find them, a Mk1 Austin A55 will fit. (The later B-Series Farina ones definitely don't match the Minor's w...
by palacebear
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Insurance

They wouldn’t pull you on a clutch unless you mentioned something about it yourself, would they. If you don’t like it, it’s a free market. I still say £143 is afair price My renewal last May for a Series 2, bog-standard except for an un-modified 948cc Minor engine, was £135. It was £96 in 2016, £10...
by palacebear
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18470
Views: 652035

Re: Word Association

Democratic
by palacebear
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 19
Views: 873

Re: Not what they used to be!

GavinL mentions the yard at Pease Pottage (Bridger's yard). Always used to be good. I went there in the late 80's without much hope of finding a front bumper for my Austin A55. Found one still attached to the rest of the car. Cost me a fiver IIRC. Had the number plate VYF17 attached (which I still h...
by palacebear
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Re: Hello.

I got it as a new post as well 🙄
by palacebear
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18470
Views: 652035

Re: Word Association

Stubborn
by palacebear
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 1626

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

My garage has double side-hinged doors. They're about 7 years old. Made of aluminium cross-braced frames with UPVC skins. Sufficiently lightweight that they easily get caught in a breeze but heavy enough that they're already dropping on their hinges. I don't like up-and-overs since I had one go up, ...
by palacebear
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor

Jack Daniels with Mosquito model.jpg
Jack Daniels with Mosquito model.jpg (276.92 KiB) Viewed 340 times
Here it is in Jack Daniels' hands. Date unknown.
by palacebear
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor

On page 18 of Paul Skilleter's book 'Morris Minor - The World's Supreme Small Car' there is a photo of Jack Daniel's holding the model. Looks to be approx 18 inches long.

Will try and scan it later.
by palacebear
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor
Replies: 11
Views: 898

Re: Morris Mosquito Model sold for the price of a real Minor

irmscher wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:40 pm
Is this the one Jack Daniels owned and then his son upon his death .I think the model is around two foot long and made of brass reading about it
It is that one
by palacebear
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: GSL526
Replies: 19
Views: 1601

Re: GSL526

That would confuse me too. You're quite right in your assumption that the engine number prefix should be APHM. I would suggest, if possible that you check back with Gaydon. It rarely happens but they have been known to make errors. If you've paid for a Hertiage certificate you deserve to be sure it'...
by palacebear
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mysterious Scratches
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Mysterious Scratches

Has the car been used for a wedding? I got scratches on mine whilst tying cheap ribbons onto the car. They polished out fairly easily.
by palacebear
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from north London!
Replies: 45
Views: 1986

Re: Hello from north London!

Petrol fumes could well be the rubber (or whatever it's made of) filler pipe between the fuel cap and the tank filler neck.
by palacebear
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Headlining four door saloon
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: Headlining four door saloon

ESM sell the headlining you need. Part number TRM122
by palacebear
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MG Minor and Traveller query
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: MG Minor and Traveller query

As far as the 'MG Minor' is concerned, it is mentioned and the picture, posted by Blaketon, appears in Paul Skilleter's book 'Morris Minor - Thle World's Supreme Small Car'. Styling was developed alongside the Minor before production of the latter began. The pictured car is a full-size non-running s...