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by philipkearney
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number plates on an exported vehicle
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Number plates on an exported vehicle

If the car has been officially exported, then you no longer have that number. It will have been removed from the car by the DVLA and most likely removed from circulation permanently, You may still have the number plates, but I'm afraid that's all you'll have to sell.
by philipkearney
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bank holiday drive out
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Bank holiday drive out

The Minor does rather suit highway yellow. Shame you don't see many in that colour. It goes well with Thames blue. Nice combination :D
by philipkearney
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I said to the wife I'm just popping out to check the oil
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: So I said to the wife I'm just popping out to check the oil

Yep, I can relate to this. Back in 2000, having acquired a very nice early Vauxhall chevette, I rolled it into the workshop to change the points and set the timing. Within hours, the engine was out of it (much easier to set to the points that way...) and before I knew it, it was a bare shell and bei...
by philipkearney
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1969 PICKUP
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: 1969 PICKUP

I don't know about it being 'normal' but they do seem to do this if they decide there has been no activity for a certain period of time. This happened to me a few months ago when we were seeking an updated v5 for a tractor that has been in the family since 1972. The last document was issued when thi...
by philipkearney
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

I have a fine collection of BMC county maps and even a BMC road atlas. Lovely maps to handle and read. Just a shame the roads have changed so much since they were printed. Not terribly useful, but nice to have.
by philipkearney
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

If I'm in my Morris, I just stick it in the glove box. It's usually a later model so it doesn't have a closed lid on the drivers side, still easy to get to or hear if you need to use the satnav. On the older Morris's, I still stick it in the glove box, but close the door shut and forget about it. Ou...
by philipkearney
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Incredible

I think you are absolutely spot on Mike. What's that old saying ? A fool and his money are easily parted... Or perhaps it is more a case of the emperors new clothes ?!
by philipkearney
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Incredible

I could sell them to gullible trendy types for maybe a more reasonable £350 each. Undercut this chap and still make a tidy profit 😂
by philipkearney
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Incredible
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Incredible

Ha, if only old battered bonnets were worth that much, I'd be sitting on a small fortune !
by philipkearney
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Preparing a for for spraying
Replies: 24
Views: 1033

Re: Preparing a for for spraying

If you can't get any thinners from local body shop suppliers or motor factors, I'd try Ken and Lynn https://www.carrestorationpaints.co.uk They should be able to supply you with high quality cellulose thinners - and pretty much anything else you will need for the paint job too !
by philipkearney
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Really?

From memory, the lowlight was advertised at £15995, which given the condition of it, wasn't actually an unreasonable price. It has been finished to a very high standard and subtly upgraded to the 1098 engine for usability. I think it sold a few months back at Mathewsons auction for about £11000, so ...
by philipkearney
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'A' Series engine
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: 'A' Series engine

Really interesting article, thanks for posting. For those who haven't read It, I'd recommend Graham Robson's book A series engine The first sixty years. It's a great read and covers the whole history of the engine in great detail. It also looks in detail at all the developments and prototype engines...
by philipkearney
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: worst year for minors
Replies: 20
Views: 658

Re: worst year for minors

I have to say - and purely anecdotally and not scientific in any way, I think the earlier cars were made with better quality and thicker metal than later models. Some of the early fifties models seem more solid and easier to weld. I would say they were better painted and protected earlier as well. H...
by philipkearney
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Really?

I think they key quote here is 'you will simply never find another like it in your lifetime' That much is certainly true, the rest is either hyperbole or plainwishful thinking. You can't argue that it isn't a fine pick up and finished to a very high standard, but to suggest it is the best Morris Min...
by philipkearney
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Engine rebuild.
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Engine rebuild.

Sounds as sweet as a nut John. Amazing that it runs so well after so long dormant in less than ideal conditions. A real testament to the quality and robustness of the engineering in 1949.
by philipkearney
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number plate recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 628

Re: Number plate recommendations?

Blimey, that is expensive. I'm glad I looked after my original ace peak plates. I wouldn't be replacing them at that price ! Crazy prices these days.
by philipkearney
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something for series 2 owners
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Something for series 2 owners

Seems like a few people were keen on it to push it to that price ! I suppose the price reflects the good condition and rarity of the items, but it does seem a lot of money. I got a similar pack about two years ago for the later 1000 model, and although it didn't have all the paper work, it was quite...
by philipkearney
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Many Components?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: How Many Components?

I guess it all depends on what classifies as a component. If you break the engine, gearbox, suspension etc down into smaller components, the numbers soon add up. Throw in switches, badges, rubber grommets, handles, bulbs and such like, I don't think it would take too long to get to 1600. I suspect a...
by philipkearney
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying "Hello"
Replies: 28
Views: 908

Re: New member saying "Hello"

Hi Mike Good question, but I'm afraid I don't know ! I'm south of Scotland based, so local to where these cars were. I know of a lot of Morris's around here, many local cars, but I don't recall ever seeing a locally registered panda car or any cars in this number sequence. That said, it is entirely ...
by philipkearney
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying "Hello"
Replies: 28
Views: 908

Re: New member saying "Hello"

There is a 'Vanguards' model of a black & white Morris Minor Police car but this is listed as a 'Lothian & Peebles Constabulary car', rather than Lancashire. Vanguards base their models on the real thing / original colour schemes I believe. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alldi...