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by Chief
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: copper ? Wire
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: copper ? Wire

Not copper, but brass - years ago I bought a whole load of (fairly expensive) solid brass screws also off a well known auction site, since I was fed up of steel going rusty. They looked good, they looked like brass - years later I was using one and the hole was slightly too small as when I turned th...
by Chief
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: beware of low flying bootlids.....
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: beware of low flying bootlids.....

Not to make too much light of it but..... you can't have been hit too badly - you remember not to let it happen again :D and at least it didn't add insult to injury by then pouring out it's collected water over your head - when ever I open my own bootlid I have to swing it back and forth to let the ...
by Chief
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 1279

Re: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.

jagnut66 - The stickers look nice... but for true authenticity the chrome needs more rust :lol: In my own case the stickers mine have are just the BMC rosette and the kite badge and each are smaller than those stickers which is probably why they've been harder to track down - I had the place you bou...
by Chief
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 1279

Re: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.

"I would love some BMC period Brittax stickers for the chromed buckles, unfortunately I can't find any at present but will keep looking." http://www.min-e-bitz.com//index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=75&products_id=583&zenid=jn99mdbcu6bm5s79nr3ncn2uq4 Sadly they're not the same as my original BM...
by Chief
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Textured paint for heater
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: Textured paint for heater

I always figured it was rust making the paint textured :D If you want it to look truly original then don't forget that the heater (I'm presuming you have the rectangular Smiths one since you say your car is '65) also has those white painted wave/arc patterns applied over the black. Not sure how you'...
by Chief
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 2090

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

Didn't Charles Ware used to offer an automatic conversion for the Minor? (maybe you had to get them to do it).

Maybe you could buy an already non-original example of a Minor (one you wouldn't feel bad about modifying) and see if the conversion is still around.
by Chief
Fri May 31, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 27
Views: 2312

Re: E-bay Scammers

I got a sore foot tripping over a dismantled table - why? Because I dismantled it in preparation for the new eBay buyer who turned out to be a hacked account :-( As to scam adverts if in your browser you enlarge the image gallery on eBay and either right click copy (image) location/link or left clic...
by Chief
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Specialists
Replies: 19
Views: 1977

Re: Morris Minor Specialists

Exactly so, which is why I think we need to create a directory of sorts. One of the local branches I once contacted did have a list of garages though they weren't recommended garages, just local ones in the area that may be okay to use. Sadly their main recommendation was a garage that I had alread...
by Chief
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clip on door mirrors
Replies: 29
Views: 2694

Re: Clip on door mirrors

I bought a pair of the mirrors in the first post for my Minor. They were sold as fitting on the quarter lights and try as I might they never did. Thanks to your initial photo now I see where they were actually meant to fit. In the end I cannibalised my old broken rectangular quarterlight mirrors wit...
by Chief
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 1844

Re: Speed Limiters

In particular, many cars already have a forward-facing camera, but there is a question mark over whether the sign-recognition technology is up to scratch. I saw a video recently on YouTube of someone driving a modern (2018/19) car with a system that warned them what the speed limit was by reading t...
by Chief
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

Re: Rocker cover labels - rivet or stick?

It could have when the 1098cc engine came into use as I know cars from 1964 ish have the stick on labels. I was out under the bonnet of both our cars earlier so out of interest I had a look at the labels and both our August (948) and post-October (1098) '63 cars appear to have the rivet style of la...
by Chief
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Correct washer pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Correct washer pump?

Thanks for the response again. The pump I have is the small stubby silver one which I gather from information I found online is Tudor because on the back plastic (where the nozzles are) has 'Made in England' stamped on it which differentiates it from the Lucas style you buy as replacements these day...
by Chief
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Correct washer pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Correct washer pump?

No correct type for a '63 if it's got the earlier type pull switches and pull starter. On these, washers were still a dealer or retro-fit accessory, such as the ones you name. Thanks for the response. I just wanted to check your reply is correct for the Deluxe cars we own though because, according ...
by Chief
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Correct washer pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Correct washer pump?

Hi, I was wondering if there was any correct washer pump style for the '63 deluxe Minor? I'm asking because we have two '63 cars one early (quite original) and one late (not so original) and while the early one has a Wingard pump the other has a Tudor so I wondered if this was the norm (any pump out...
by Chief
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat cover help.
Replies: 4
Views: 929

Re: Seat cover help.

I recall us using bits of electrical tape to keep that rubber in place in the end :wink:
by Chief
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 14161

Re: caravans

For the sort of money he wants for this I would want it 100% complete and not 95%.....and even then, I would have to be desperate to get rid of £20k. It also states that it is being sold on a 'no reserve' basis but the reserve has not been met yet???!! I see looking online they bought it originally...
by Chief
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Stolen EBAY UK
Replies: 17
Views: 3579

Re: Stolen EBAY UK

Since the forums are running off phpBB, wouldn't it be just as easy to add such things as custom non-required profile fields for people to fill out as they saw fit? (and is there a risk making such info be public?).
by Chief
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 14161

Re: caravans

I know I'm bumping a really old thread, but I spotted this earlier... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2O5GCKjVH0 In terms of Morris Minors only 2 seconds of a photo but still interesting as later in the video we learn the caravans' unladen weight is 660.43 kg (and the workshop manual says the maxim...
by Chief
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lost Moggy
Replies: 14
Views: 2812

Re: Lost Moggy

I don't know if they post letters but you might also try a letter to a magazine such as Practical Classics or one of the other car magazines out there since it's possible that you might catch the eyes of an old mechanic or customer who might not be an MMOC member but may be able to give you more inf...
by Chief
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heater
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Heater

When I saw the seller I wasn't overly surprised.

We've actually bought some things from them in the past (all good, no complaints), and even at the time I tried to get them to lower their price because I felt they were a bit on the high side.

They wouldn't budge though :wink: