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by ManyMinors
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget conversion worth it or not?
Replies: 31
Views: 4626

Re: 1275 midget conversion worth it or not?

Don't assume that the Midget differential will be an improvement. The early 1275cc MG Midget was fitted with the 4.22 diff, the same as a 1098cc Minor. A genuine 1275 Midget engine and gearbox is certainly a worthwhile improvement however but DO make sure that IS what you're getting. Our car has A "...
by ManyMinors
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Anyone know how to get a vin number?
Replies: 15
Views: 4018

Re: Anyone know how to get a vin number?

On 1990s Minis that was indeed the case. It wasn't in the 1970s however :( In fact, a 1970s Mini doesn't strictly HAVE a VIN number but a chassis number instead.

As far as I know the chassis number is not stamped in anywhere on home market Minis built in that period.
by ManyMinors
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller wood- urgent help needed before purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Traveller wood- urgent help needed before purchase

IF the car is genuinely in good condition underneath (no rust holes or previous bodging) and decent in all other respects, I wouldn't personally be put-off by "average" woodwork at £3000 or below. What you DON'T want for that price (or any price really) is a car with poor wood AND a poor underside. ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Paint codes & bodywork / trim colours
Replies: 24
Views: 19024

Re: Paint codes & bodywork / trim colours

I think "dark silver" is just a general description. The wheels may have been supplied by Dunlop already painted and are probably not a BMC/British Leyland/Rover body colour. Unless you can find an original wheel which has not been re-painted and match it, I would simply respray your own wheels in a...
by ManyMinors
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Welder in North London?
Replies: 7
Views: 1781

Re: Welder in North London?

As John says, it is a tricky area and this is a good opportunity to remove the rear wing and carry out a proper repair to the whole area. I've just done a similar repair to my saloon too and was a bit surprised to find how much rot was hidden :o
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Reducing Emissions
Replies: 10
Views: 1807

Re: Reducing Emissions

Hahaha, Very good :lol:

I doubt VW are the only manufacturer who've done it are they?? I think I'll keep mine anyway.
by ManyMinors
Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Austin Van - First Produced
Replies: 36
Views: 5120

Re: Austin Van - First Produced

The mirrors are made by Tex. They were fitted to the Mk1 Ford Transit range.
by ManyMinors
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMOC RAC Breakdown cover
Replies: 27
Views: 5510

Re: MMOC RAC Breakdown cover

I did get a discount on RAC breakdown/recovery service through my MMOC membership but I suspect I could have haggled it anyway. Only needed to call them once and for my modern car, not a Minor. I guess it then depends on the individual patrolman and I'm sure some are fine. The one who came to me was...
by ManyMinors
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Morris seats
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: Morris seats

A folding seat on the drivers side is no real use for two reasons: 1). The steering wheel prevents it from folding, and..
2). the folding seat frames for Minor 1000s have no fore/aft adjustment.
by ManyMinors
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Austin Van - First Produced
Replies: 36
Views: 5120

Re: Austin Van - First Produced

1968 is the earliest to my knowledge and yes, they all had 1098cc engines.
by ManyMinors
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Misfiring!
Replies: 13
Views: 2773

Re: Misfiring!

I can only agree with what Liam (above) has said. As for the "never the coil" comment I'd take no notice of that. My Minor saloon developed very similar symptoms earlier this year - would always start from cold and run perfectly for the first 6 or 7 miles and then run less and less well until it wou...
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interior price?
Replies: 5
Views: 1502

Re: Interior price?

Unfortunately, the rear seat base is different on a 4door. So are all the door trims :(
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad looking Million off to a new home
Replies: 16
Views: 3361

Re: Sad looking Million off to a new home

It doesn't sound as if the auctioneer knew much about publicity does it :-?
by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I Buy & Restore This?
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: Should I Buy & Restore This?

It's impossible to judge the condition of the underside from the photographs. Like Minis, these cars tend to rust badly when neglected but I have seen very shabby cars which are still quite sound underneath. You'll have to go and have a look. It does look pretty complete which is a good start and ev...
by ManyMinors
Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cup holder
Replies: 10
Views: 2490

Re: Cup holder

Girlfriends are expensive. He might not want to spend that much :P
by ManyMinors
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cruising speed advice.
Replies: 15
Views: 3318

Re: Cruising speed advice.

In my experience every Morris Minor has a different "happy speed" for cruising. I suppose this is down to different build tolerances and wear in different engines and drivetrains. We have 3 Minors in the family and each will cruise happily at different speeds. I agree with Phil that a 3.7diff in a s...
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller Cover
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

Re: Traveller Cover

Also consider that the police are not keen on cars being covered when parked in the street. The registration number at least has to be visible :wink:
by ManyMinors
Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter tyres for a Moggy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2599

Re: Winter tyres for a Moggy?

I've used a Minor in snow and ice for many years and have always fitted some sort of "Winter" or "Mud & Snow" tyre to the rear. This, along with a bit of weight in the boot makes the car very good in snow - much better than most would imagine. The Minor doesn't have too much power and the skinny tyr...
by ManyMinors
Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Looking for Rover GN37 (Almond Green) paint
Replies: 7
Views: 2477

Re: Looking for Rover GN37 (Almond Green) paint

Any local trade car paint supplier should be able to mix it - or a body shop with their own mixing scheme?
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interior question
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Interior question

Late 1950s cars (the first Minor 1000s) were available with a light grey interior. I had a Turquoise 1956 car and a Dark Green 1958 one both of which had this. Not sure that I have any pictures of the interior though.