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by RichardBarnes
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Re: Recent acquisition

Hi George, Yes I’ve driven the car, including today. It doesn’t have the original engine, and it is USHM3. It didn’t have the optional heater, and the two holes with rubber blanking grommets are common to all cars, I think. It’s a sweet little engine, and of course has very leisurely acceleration co...
by RichardBarnes
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Re: Recent acquisition

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/north-plympton/cars-vans-utes/1949-morris-minor-low-light/1259064071 This would be an interesting car. I’ve not seen it yet but spoke to the owner, it’s been in dry storage for 40 years and lived here in Adelaide all it’s life ( the driest state in the driest continen...
by RichardBarnes
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Re: Recent acquisition

Thanks for the interest. I’ve only had the car for a few days and can’t believe I didn’t notice the bare negative battery cable. That issue is fixed! Being chassis number around 75,000 I’m guessing it’s a late 1950 model, maybe November or December (will get the info from the Heritage Records in due...
by RichardBarnes
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Recent acquisition
Replies: 22
Views: 425

Recent acquisition

Attached are a couple of pictures of a 1950 MM from NSW and newly registered here in Adelaide. Australia luckily has salt free roads so rust is often not an issue.
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by RichardBarnes
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Where is that car now?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Where is that car now?

Thanks for that. Interesting to note one vehicle I owned, DRE 566E, an almond green tourer, was last registered in 2012, so maybe it’s off the road. If the owner is out there I have some great pictures of a tour of Portugal the car did in 1985!
by RichardBarnes
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Where is that car now?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Where is that car now?

Hi Des911, I’ve acquired the car from NSW and it’s being transported to Adelaide next week. I hope to do my own maintenance as I did in the 1970s and 80s, then because I was broke but now for fun! I’ve not seen the car, so will soon find out if it’s as good as it sounds. As soon as I have it here wi...
by RichardBarnes
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Where is that car now?
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Where is that car now?

Hi there, I'm Richard Barnes, now living in Adelaide, Australia. I've re joined the club after a gap of 37 years! I've also just acquired a 1950 Series MM but more on that another time. I owned several Minors when I lived in the UK, at least 2 I suspect might still be alive and well. Hence I have so...