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by burnham28
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 26
Views: 1975

Re: Not what they used to be!

The one in Chessington was on the Leatherhead Road opposite Garrison Lane and the one in New Malden was in South Lane.
by burnham28
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20797

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

All met pandas only had the doors painted white but some other forces painted part of the roof white.
by burnham28
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20797

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Well done for spotting that. You're quite right It shouldn't have the red coach line and this has now been removed. These cars were bought on a budget i.e. no overriders, coach lines, low compression engine. If they could save a penny then they would.
by burnham28
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 20797

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

fullsizeoutput_a06.jpeg This is my ex met Panda painted Burmuda Blue and Police white which is correct. I know this as this is the actual car that I drove brand new out of Surbiton Police Station yard in April 1968. I also have the Heritage certificate giving the build date, the delivery date to th...
by burnham28
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Measuring instruments
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Measuring instruments

I'm sure they used one of those when I had a vasectomy.
by burnham28
Wed May 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive to negative earth
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: positive to negative earth

Thanks for that have been into the previous posts and it looks like an easy swap. There is no mention of changing the solenoid leads or the fuel pump. Do these have to be done?
by burnham28
Wed May 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: positive to negative earth
Replies: 8
Views: 526

positive to negative earth

Have just been to have a radio fitted to my minor only to be told that my car is positive earth and they need my car to be negative earth. As far as I understand to switch over I have to turn the battery round so that the terminals are on the opposite sides then change the coil leads, the fuel pump ...
by burnham28
Wed May 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Dash panel removal
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Dash panel removal

Thanks for the reply. No I'm not going to paint the whole car that has been done already but who ever painted it before and they did a good job didn't do the panel. I shall have to have another think on what to do with it, I may be able to paint it in situ with a lot of masking. Thanks again for the...
by burnham28
Tue May 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sale of Logbooks
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Sale of Logbooks

Two more Log books for sale on fleabay. Have reported them.
by burnham28
Tue May 21, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Dash panel removal
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Dash panel removal

I would like to remove the dash panel on my 1968 minor to repaint it. Is it a difficult job? How do I go about it? Advice would be appreciated.
by burnham28
Wed May 08, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT
Replies: 37
Views: 5875

Re: MESSAGE BOARD REPLACEMENT

please make it easier to post photos. I have given up trying to post photos from my Mac. I cannot get past the stage where the image is too big no matter what I try.
by burnham28
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radial Tyres - Help
Replies: 30
Views: 3135

Re: Radial Tyres - Help

All Metropolitan police pandas were fitted with crossply tyres but I cannot vouch for the other forces. I changed my pandas crossplys for Bridgestones and the difference was remarkable would never go back to crossplys.
by burnham28
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Seat straps
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Seat straps

All metropolitan police Morris minor pandas were fitted with diaphragms to the front seats to cope with large policemans bottoms. Mine still has the original ones fitted and show no signs of wear.
by burnham28
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The vicar's car
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: The vicar's car

Holy smoke !!!
by burnham28
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 26
Views: 1975

Re: Not what they used to be!

I remember back in the late 40s or early 50s a scrap yard on the Leatherhead road in Chessington where the owner allowed my mate and I to wander round and sit in the various old vehicles including model A Fords and an old London transport bus but the best one was a second world war Hawker Hurricane ...
by burnham28
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin plate, Nunber Plate and V5 for sale !!
Replies: 13
Views: 804

Re: Vin plate, Nunber Plate and V5 for sale !!

Allegedly for sale for memorabilia like all the other old style log books. If you believe that your'e believe anything.
by burnham28
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bedlington Terrier
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Bedlington Terrier

He looks like he's looking for a ginger bush !!
by burnham28
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old style log book
Replies: 15
Views: 1093

Re: Old style log book

Five old style log books for Morris minors for sale on ebay allegedly for memorabilia ???
by burnham28
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2314

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

My friends garage in Cape Cod. The stairs at the back lead to a viewing gallery. He belongs to The British car club in the USA. I' always very envious when i go to visit him. He has two other garages with post lifts and a series one Landrover.
by burnham28
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor related presents
Replies: 15
Views: 1407

Re: Morris Minor related presents

A new Ginger bush. !!