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by Owlsman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stock pile
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Stock pile

''It was definitely a grey one, your Honour..........or it could have been a red one''
by Owlsman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bargain manual......NOT!
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Bargain manual......NOT!

Apropos absolutely nothing really but just having a browse on eBay re Moggy stuff, I stumbled across this 'bargain' :- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor-1000-Owners-Workshop-Manual-1956-Through-1971-Haynes-Repair-Service/353159720521?epid=23011968382&hash=item5239f5ae49:g:7ssAAOSwVbVfKLoq On w...
by Owlsman
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stock pile
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Stock pile

I don't doubt there are a multitude of legal and logistical reasons that would have Home Office civil servants' heads exploding, why you wouldn't be allowed to buy one for £50 ,000 ......but I bet deep down, they would like someone to take them all away for 50 of your English pounds :D Furthermore, ...
by Owlsman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: Really?

If we thought the first advert in this post was advertised by someone who had lost touch with reality, then check out this advert for an Lowlight MM................. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1951-Morris- ... SweDNe9Ny5 If this is even just an indication of what he thinks he's going to get for it ...
by Owlsman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Interior rear view mirror, late version
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Interior rear view mirror, late version

Thanks for posting that ESM link, Mike. I've just put my email address on the list.

They do seem cheap, don't they? Mind you, I could probably sell them even cheaper.....if I didn't have any. :D :D

Alan
by Owlsman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Marina 1275 electronic ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Marina 1275 electronic ignition

Although I'm less than 2 years in, my '62 1098 cc saloon has the Accuspark full kit fitted (distributor, coil, plug leads) and I'm well pleased with it.

Note: Accuspark spark plugs came with the kit but I took advice from other local members and chucked them in the boot to keep as spares!
by Owlsman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: ''It needs finishing off ''
Replies: 4
Views: 262

''It needs finishing off ''

by Owlsman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Brake judder.

Thanks for that suggestion but they're a set of brand new Bridgestones with less than 250 miles on 'em and the wheels were balanced when fitted. The juddering was there on the old tyres as well.
by Owlsman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Brake judder.

Thanks very much for the advice/tips, gentlemen. I've done as suggested and been for a run.......but the judder is still there, unfortunately. The tie bar rubbers are not exactly in their first flush of youth but are nowhere near 'shot' or perished. There was a bit of dust in each brake drum. I'm no...
by Owlsman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Brake judder.

As per 'subject' really! Braking from 'around town' speeds of, say, 30/35 mph or less, the car's brakes are fine (a Sept '62 1098 cc, 4 door saloon) but much above that - and certainly from 40/50 mph +, there's a bit of of a judder when I apply the brakes. The set-up is bog standard i.e. no servo or...
by Owlsman
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2951

Re: WOOD OIL

Did you see him fairly recently?
Yes, we stayed at this hotel in August last year. I was told that every De Vere hotel had a 'promotional' traveller but we stayed at a D V hotel over last new year......and there was no sign of one!
by Owlsman
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2951

Re: WOOD OIL

I had it for around six or seven years altogether and now it lives at a posh hotel in Gloucestershire!
It wasn't this one was it, stationed outside the De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel?
by Owlsman
Sun May 31, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper Barn Find
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Proper Barn Find

Hmmmm? That car is going to be another 'Trigger's broom'! By the time everything is replaced, there'll probably only be the seat frames that are original.............oh, and the log book of course :D
by Owlsman
Thu May 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jet head sticking on HS2 Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Jet head sticking on HS2 Carb

Sorry, I can't really bring much to this party except to say that pretty much ever since I have owned my Moggy (approx. 18 mos.) I had thought it was running rich. Both a local club member and myself, at various times, had tried to get a nice smooth tick-over and latte coloured plugs....but without ...
by Owlsman
Tue May 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too good to use on the road...
Replies: 15
Views: 485

Re: Too good to use on the road...

I've just has a look at the few pictures available here https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/mo ... tv35675699 and I've got to say, the 'fit' of the two front seat coverings doesn't look great.

For that sort of money, I would want absolute perfection...….and beyond!
by Owlsman
Sat May 09, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 4806

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

Have you thought of trying to sell your reg. no. to Mat Hancock?... Hmmm? Perhaps on second thoughts? :D :D
by Owlsman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 2963

Re: Alternator conversion

This is starting to sound like the famous four Yorkshiremen sketch!,
Well, I say pavement.......it were moor like a single line 'o cobbles wi' Radio-Rental vans whizzin' up and darn't ruad and that were us playground 'n all where we played football wi' a tin can :D
by Owlsman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 2963

Re: Alternator conversion

I used to play chicken with them rather than step out of their way.
Ahrr, I too remember the old days.....when you could walk, when and where you wanted. on a pavement............ :D
by Owlsman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 2963

Re: Alternator conversion

home to a million and one idiot cyclists, I am a regular cyclist but, hopefully, not one of your 1,000,001 crackpots - perhaps we are a bit a bit more sensible outside the London metropolis.... just perhaps? I do know exactly what you mean though. I cringe when I see fellow cyclists jumping lights ...
by Owlsman
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 4806

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

Ordered mine - might fix it to the garage door until we can go to rallies again
Beat me to it...…..though mine's going to go on the garage wall.