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by philipkearney
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registration and Tax question
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Registration and Tax question

Hi Colin I don't think you have anything to worry about it here. No offence has been committed as far as I can see. At the time you took the car off the road, continuous licencing (SORN) did not exist - I think it came in around 1997. Before then, you simply stopped taxing a vehicle and it would be ...
by philipkearney
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 31
Views: 1743

Re: Early MM parts

Some quality work there Rod, looks good. Hope this gives you the enthusiasm and motivation to do the rest. This car is far too good to crushed.
by philipkearney
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 229
Views: 16013

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Looks like it is working really well and is certainly lifting the dirt. The nail brush is a good idea, a bit softer than a scrubbing brush but still able to get into the grain of the material.
by philipkearney
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 229
Views: 16013

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

I haven't cleaned the headlining out of an early car (yet) but I have cleaned later headlinings and similar textured materials using a washing powder (daz or similar) and a scrubbing brush. This really gets into the grain of the material to clean the dirt. I would certainly recommend trying it on a ...
by philipkearney
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor history
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Minor history

From checking the relevant Glass's guide, XRO was issued in Hertfordshire for a very short time, only between July and August 1956.
by philipkearney
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration
Replies: 27
Views: 617

Re: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration

Keep the photos coming !
by philipkearney
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration
Replies: 27
Views: 617

Re: 10 years on and its time to do that full restoration

nslocomotives2 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:31 pm
So I don't hang around too much, these days and with lockdown this is my therapy..
Certainly looks like you don't hang around ! Looks like you have your work cut out, but if you keep going at this pace, you'll make huge strides.

Looking forward to seeing the photos as you progress.
by philipkearney
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did it cost back in the day....
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: What did it cost back in the day....

If the OP is interested, there are a number of original Morris price lists for sale on eBay at the moment, including one from early '68. These should give the retail sale price that he requires for his car and they wouldn't break the bank at £6 each.
by philipkearney
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 154
Views: 29148

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Glad to hear that it's nothing more serious than some scratching and light surface rust. You'll be relieved about that !

Just shows how photos can be misleading. Along with some of the others, I looked at that photo a few times and I was convinced it was far worse too.
by philipkearney
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Wing mirror nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Wing mirror nuts

I'm pretty sure they didn't come originally fitted with nyloc nuts :wink:
by philipkearney
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.
Replies: 33
Views: 1240

Re: Stuttering after a few miles then slows down and stalls.

As you have now ruled out the fuel pump, you could confirm it is the fuel line or tank by rigging up a temporary supply and taking the car for another run. If you could set up a gallon tin or similar as a temporary supply, either mounted in the engine bay or similar, this would help narrow things do...
by philipkearney
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Put a tiger in your tank - not ethanol!
Replies: 17
Views: 708

Re: Put a tiger in your tank - not ethanol!

Oldmogman wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:14 pm

Happy classic motoring!
As long as you don't live in the north or the far south.... :(
by philipkearney
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 229
Views: 16013

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Ian46 wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:22 pm


There are very few of these 'blue' engines about and no-one, so far, can say how many were produced or when.
Just wait until you get it to a few rallies, all of a sudden you'll be surrounded by 'experts' who will no doubt 'advise' on paint shade, numbers, dates and a lot else besides !
by philipkearney
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 1287

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

And made it safe and sound north of the border today too. That's tonight all sorted !
by philipkearney
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Engine Paint Colour
Replies: 36
Views: 2353

Re: Engine Paint Colour

The pale blue does look particularly well in black cars, contrasts well with the dark engine bay.

It also makes a change to hear people questioning the blue paint rather than the exact shade of green !
by philipkearney
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!

[quote= A tiny smidgeon of artistic licence :D . It is 'spiritually' correct, if not strictly 'geographically' so [/quote] I don't think you can get much closer than that, definitely its spiritual home. When you think of all the factories that are long gone, Longbridge among them, getting the car ba...
by philipkearney
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!
Replies: 14
Views: 930

Re: The Very Last Minor Saloon - 50 years old today!

Fantastic achievement and well done to all who helped with this. So nice to see it completed and returned to Cowley in time for its fiftieth birthday. Can't wait to read about it the next issue of the magazine and may even have to go out and buy a copy of CCW for a bit of a taster !
by philipkearney
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 1287

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

I'd agree Mike. With the lockdown and then throw in the pre Christmas online shopping, we're already being advised of two week delivery timescales for orders.

I'll just look forward to it and enjoy it when it arrives.

Philip
by philipkearney
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??
Replies: 31
Views: 1287

Re: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Minor Matters ??

That's a shame if they are getting bombarded with calls. Mail and deliveries are unpredictable at the best of times, even more so now. Hopefully folks can wait a few extra days for the magazine. Taken positively, it could mean everyone is just really keen to see the next issue of the magazine !
by philipkearney
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: My old Morris minor wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: My old Morris minor wanted

Well it's showing as taxed and tested until September 2021, so still out there somewhere.

Good luck in finding it !