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by moggiethouable
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poached egg
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Re: Poached egg

From the excellent book "issigonis" by Gillian Bardsley isbn 1 84046 687 1 When asked about Lord Nuffields view of the car, Issigonis wryly commented. "Lord Nuffield hated the Morris Minor as soon as he saw it and so did all the sales people. It was humble pie when we made a million of them, he had ...
by moggiethouable
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: its never the coil, again
Replies: 2
Views: 809

its never the coil, again

I took the old coil off of my none starting Doris and a new one saw her start with alacrity. It was a fluke though because she wouldn't start again, so armed with advice from Chris Bransby of Tom Roy fame I checked out the rotor arm and guess what? It wasn't the coil, thanks Chris and apologies to B...
by moggiethouable
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: Blue Morris Minor Traveller Stolen in London
Replies: 7
Views: 3702

Re: Blue Morris Minor Traveller Stolen in London

Time to up your security?
You may not be so lucky next time, fit a disc lock, etch the windows, fit a secret switch, prevention is always preferable.
by moggiethouable
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying a traveller
Replies: 10
Views: 1788

Re: Buying a traveller

Engine servicing will be every 6000 miles anyway, so points can be replaced then, quality of points is good if you use the right supplier, i.e. specialists such as the distributor doctor. You will be replacing the plugs every 6000 miles anyway, personally I enjoy setting the points, but each to his ...
by moggiethouable
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)
Replies: 72
Views: 13468

Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Its funny the things that stick in ones mind, Roy and I having for instance a joint hatred of people sitting at traffic lights with their foot firmly plonked on the brake blinding me with their brake lights.
Never met the man sadly, but always liked his sense of humour, will it ever be the coil?
by moggiethouable
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MORRIS MINOR TRAVELLER - THE COMPLETE COMPANION
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: MORRIS MINOR TRAVELLER - THE COMPLETE COMPANION

Steve Mcqueen walked the river usk? :D
by moggiethouable
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: headlamp issue
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: headlamp issue

Many thanks, I shall set to at the weekend given a little decent weather.
by moggiethouable
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: headlamp issue
Replies: 4
Views: 902

headlamp issue

I appear to have a Dicky headlamp. This is an intermittent fault, having fitted a new o.s. lamp it seems to just glow partially, while the near side lamp glows superbly, both are standard lamps, i.e. not halogen, full beam dosesnt work on that o.s. lamp either. Is it just a bad connection? i.e. eart...
by moggiethouable
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted in todays paper
Replies: 14
Views: 2127

Spotted in todays paper

Regardless of your views on brexit,represented by the car with its wheels missing, good to see the Marque wont die................ever.[frame]Image[/frame]
by moggiethouable
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nuffield atlas
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Nuffield atlas

Eight shillings and sixpence, an absolute snip.
by moggiethouable
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SMITHS CLOCK IN INTERIOR MIRROR
Replies: 8
Views: 2009

Re: SMITHS CLOCK IN INTERIOR MIRROR

I fiddle around with time pieces from time to time, sorry, very often dirt or a hair is the simple cause and the remedy a gentle blow down with clean low pressure air and a little thin oil on the spindles the cogs slide over.
If the back comes off easily take a look at it.
by moggiethouable
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Question on my project car!?
Replies: 9
Views: 1834

Re: Question on my project car!?

One of the benefits of Minor ownership is that the wings are bolted on, it would be quite within your expertise to purchase new wings where needed and replace, I would and have painted them before fitting, more care is needed when fitting but it saved me a lot of fiddling around, having said that if...
by moggiethouable
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cast iron water pump 12G1772
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Cast iron water pump 12G1772

I believe even on my latter day (1965) model the original water pump was cast iron.
At 93000 miles it was original but one of the first things to be replaced.
There was precious little wear on the bearing but the impeller and body were well past their sell by date.
by moggiethouable
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)
Replies: 72
Views: 13468

Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

As a relative newcomer I always found the man not just a great help, but everything he offered was laced with a little humour and a wry grin.
Sincere condolences to his friends and family.
Some boots are just too big to fill, he will be sorely missed I think.
by moggiethouable
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: club letter
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

Re: club letter

If the only objection was cost I offered a solution to the postage expense, if there are no other objections and no real further costs then I don't see the problem. The aims of the club are to promote the possession use and enjoyment offered by ownership of the Morris Minor, the message regarding ho...
by moggiethouable
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: club letter
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

Re: club letter

How about putting it in with the club magazine? :roll:
by moggiethouable
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: club letter
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

Re: club letter

I thought a letter wouldnt be too expensive.
Perhaps a sticker for the cars that belong to people who think they live in Disney not the real world.
Something for the drivers side window that says "please consider nicking my motor as I have no security at all"
Which is why I park it on the street.
by moggiethouable
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desirable colours-- opinions please!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Re: Desirable colours-- opinions please!!!!

Smoke grey blue[frame]Image[/frame]
by moggiethouable
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: club letter
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

club letter

Could the club consider sending a letter to all members ref security due to the recent spate of thefts? Maybe with an emphasis not on what to do when the car is nicked, but instead on prevention, diskloks etched windows etc? It seems people are only even now thinking after the event about security a...
by moggiethouable
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Theft
Replies: 19
Views: 3049

Re: Vehicle Theft

If the car has been thoroughly repainted and all glass changed? Around 30 Minor's about - both LCVs & 36'ers - with duff ID's, can usually date within 2mths via body number, but cannot be 100% owing to "gaps" in the database. I'm just suggesting some ideas, saddens me when I hear about one that has...