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by Chappers
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project Mildred
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Project Mildred

sid wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:22 am
not seen this before..was half expecting it to be about the 'well-used' convertible i see now and again in the Lidl car park :)
Do you mean the one with the leaky sump that keeps backfiring?
by Chappers
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project Mildred
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Project Mildred

It is and good luck to him. One observation though, he seems to be cutting an awful lot out and not bracing the bodyshell anywhere.............. He also cut the hinge pillars off both sides in one hit, so no reference points for the replacements? I hope he doesn't come to regret his early 'gung ho'...
by Chappers
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Project Mildred
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Project Mildred

Anyone following this guy on the Isle of Wight?
Quite entertaining.
https://youtu.be/mA58QFssNes
by Chappers
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Removing glue from carpets
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Removing glue from carpets

Just thought I’d share this. Been busy stripping out Maisie and installing a new carpet set and underfelt in her. Bought some spray on adhesive from the supplier (N.C.) at the same time. I actually phoned up the adhesive maker to enquire how to remove any overspray should I end up getting some on th...
by Chappers
Mon May 25, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t use one of those. I bought one but the damn thing fell apart and was poorly made and quite useless, I couldn’t send it back as I had cut the cover slightly to fit. Tried another modern type Switch but also no good. I found the only reliable way was to fit a separate flasher...
by Chappers
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we did in the lockdown
Replies: 30
Views: 1292

Re: What we did in the lockdown

I've fit radius arms and Wolseley rear brakes to my Morris. I also managed to drop it off the jack too fast and the rear bumper went down on my kneecap. OUCH ouch ouch! The only other hitch was the holes in the Wolseley backplates had the assembly at a 45 degree angle compared to standard so the ha...
by Chappers
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Refurbishing tired rear vinyl seats
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Refurbishing tired rear vinyl seats

I used vanish soap bars and a soft natural bristle brush on mine, came up a treat. I replaced all the stuffing and straps on the front seats and cleaned the lot afterwards 3FAB55C5-FE8D-4CD5-9046-A9358FC50244.jpeg E31816FD-4AEA-4EDF-B7F7-193DC3C859B0.jpeg 75D3B27D-317D-4FB6-8114-9DDD9B4C0F6B.jpeg E5...
by Chappers
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mild road rage
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: mild road rage

For my daily transport, I drive a 300+horsepower Mini Clubman John Cooper Works 4 wheel drive, and it’s bloody quick. But I just love to get in my 1965 Morris Minor 1000 (Maisie), and drive it about. I find it really brings a smile to my face. It’s a good car with a good engine etc, and with electro...
by Chappers
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amber warning beacon
Replies: 20
Views: 777

Re: Amber warning beacon

Well spotted Chief ! Correct on both counts - the roof is indeed a 'Webasto-style' fold back roof. I say that because I don't think it's an actual Webasto. It does not show the name anywhere and does not appear to be quite of the same quality. I had a Webasto fitted to an MGBGT and it was just a bi...
by Chappers
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: Mystery Overheating

SteveClem wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:52 pm
An enchanted stream is a nice thought :wink:
As long as there isn’t a naked old hag rising from it with a sword in hand shouting for someone called Arthur....😳
by Chappers
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 33
Views: 6144

Re: Electronic Ignition

Hi Cyril, Please see my post on “distributor replacement advice” on this section of the forum. I detailed how I replaced my old ignition system (still working fine), with a new electronic one, bought from eBay as a kit. Still have the old parts in the boot though...just in case...👍 Not a difficult j...
by Chappers
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffyns Tonbridge
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Caffyns Tonbridge

Thankyou🤗
by Chappers
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffyns Tonbridge
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Caffyns Tonbridge

Thanks Phil
I have read this through some time ago, but wondered if anyone had a bit of “local knowledge”.
Being a Sussex lad, I knew Caffyns of Hove, Brighton, Worthing and Eastbourne, but not Kent.
They were huge for many years.
by Chappers
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caffyns Tonbridge
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Caffyns Tonbridge

Just asking... Anyone have any old photos or information regarding Caffyns garage of Tonbridge Kent? My four door Maisie was supplied new by them and registered 1st April 1965. Interestingly, Maisie has a “Webasto continental sun roof” with a plaque mentioning that it was fitted by Caffyns coach wor...
by Chappers
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor Replacement Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 670

Re: Distributor Replacement Advice

Hi Donald. Might not be very much help, but here’s how I changed my dizzie to an electronic ignition one about 18months or so ago. Nothing really wrong with the old one other than the wiring and connectors looking a bit tired. Had a condenser fail not long after I bought my car “Maisie”. Changed thi...
by Chappers
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to purchase cars?
Replies: 10
Views: 772

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 re...
by Chappers
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 116
Views: 8163

Re: Currently drinking.....

Yes Camp coffee “essence” with a hint of chicory I believe.
Not good stuff hot
But in cold milk over ice, it makes a long iced coffee, refreshing on a summers day.
Oh dear, I think I’ve gone all continental😳
by Chappers
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 116
Views: 8163

Re: Currently drinking.....

Blandford Fly, by Badger Beers👍
by Chappers
Tue May 14, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maths problem Morris + Morris =???
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Maths problem Morris + Morris =???

Taken for a bit of fun at the Horsham day of dance as part of the English weekend. IMG_3135.jpeg Nice old fella didn't mind when I asked him to pose next to Maisie :P Is was a good day with 8 Moggies from the West Sussex Morris Minor owners club. We were escorted to the display position, and stayed ...
by Chappers
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I just do not believe some people!
Replies: 31
Views: 3805

Re: I just do not believe some people!

I had a similar experience a few years ago with a brand new car that I only had for a couple of weeks. Parked in a huge Tesco car park near where I work to get some sarnies for my lunch. I parked the car in the middle of a huge carpark with at least 20 empty spaces in all directions. I was in the st...