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by ManyMinors
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyre inflation
Replies: 21
Views: 4852

Re: Tyre inflation

It also depends a bit on the tyre you use. Generally speaking I'd agree with Mike and find that my car is best at around 26psi all round. However I once fitted Toyo 155/14 radials and found them to require a bit more pressure as they seemed to have very soft sidewalls. 30psi suited them. I have Nang...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fuel pump query
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

Re: Fuel pump query

It should be no trouble to purchase a new SU electric pump with contacts which, as already said, are not sensitive to polarity. I bought one recently "off the shelf" from Bull Motif Spares. It ticks away just like the original did........until it stopped :oops: Other suppliers have them too I've no ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: period car accessories
Replies: 66
Views: 8941

Re: period car accessories

I agree it doesn't look much of an English scene but that IS Philpotts Garage in Ramsgate. It was built in 1936. The company are not listed as being a Morris or BMC dealer however and their main business was motorcycles and scooters it seems. Maybe the Morris was sold secondhand by them? Or maybe so...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: what is this for ? behind fuel tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: what is this for ? behind fuel tank

It carries the bolt which secures the spare wheel clamp.
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: period car accessories
Replies: 66
Views: 8941

Re: period car accessories

Fantastic! A real art-deco garage 8)
I wonder how long the company (and the building) survived there?
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floor paint
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: Floor paint

The other important thing is to prevent water getting inside the car in the first place. Many old Minors have rusted from the inside out due to leaking window rubbers/damp carpets. If you keep the inside dry you'll be halfway there :wink: Other than that, I agree - bare metal then a good rust preven...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: period car accessories
Replies: 66
Views: 8941

Re: period car accessories

A few prices to tease you - from 1965 - if they can be read.[frame]Image[/frame]
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: period car accessories
Replies: 66
Views: 8941

Re: period car accessories

Even that anti-mist panel refered to earlier......[frame]Image[/frame]
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: period car accessories
Replies: 66
Views: 8941

Re: period car accessories

.....a badge bar, switch panel, wheel discs, seat covers seat belts......[frame]Image[/frame]
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: period car accessories
Replies: 66
Views: 8941

Re: period car accessories

Inside it: A roofrack, small tool kit, foot pump and tyre pressure gauge, various extra lights........[frame]Image[/frame]
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: period car accessories
Replies: 66
Views: 8941

Re: period car accessories

When the cars were supplied new BMC provided owners with this little booklet of "Approved Accessories" to tempt you 8)[frame]Image[/frame]
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: M Hub Caps, High Dome or Flater Dome for years?
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: M Hub Caps, High Dome or Flater Dome for years?

Stainless steel hubcaps were certainly factory fitted to some Minor 1000s. I can't tell you when changes took place but our 1961 Minor 1000 traveller had stainless steel hubcaps from new and a 1967 one had chrome plated ones. In a similar way, the material for the grille surround trim mouldings chan...
by ManyMinors
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's gone crazy
Replies: 10
Views: 2288

Re: It's gone crazy

Here you go.... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Pickup-rolling-shell-/261735801329?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3cf0ab61f1 It isn't as easy as you think :-? That isn't and never was a Mini Pick-up. That is a Mini Clubman Estate with the back altered, the quick way of telling is that it has internal hi...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's gone crazy
Replies: 10
Views: 2288

Re: It's gone crazy

Supply and demand? That's what it is. Simple as that. We used to have Mini pick-ups at work. I think they cost about £400 brand new and they were used and given as much respect as a wheelbarrow. That's why there are so few left now, which is why they're valuable. Added to which, professional restor...
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Confused about my series II
Replies: 17
Views: 5043

Re: Confused about my series II

It rather sounds as if your car has had the identity of an older one swapped onto it at some time. This is not uncommon and was probably done in order to sell/transfer the registration number of a car which only existed in the form of documentation...... Why whoever did that then sold the car on wit...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Confused about my series II
Replies: 17
Views: 5043

Re: Confused about my series II

The best way to tell will be from the chassis number. Also, check that the number stamped into the alloy plate on the bulkhead is the same as the number stamped into the steel bulkhead on the car itself. According to reference books the earliest chassis number for the facelifted 4door cars like your...
by ManyMinors
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A car for the family to enjoy
Replies: 11
Views: 3022

Re: A car for the family to enjoy

I broadly agree with what has been said by others. You would be very lucky to find a genuinely good traveller for £3-4000 now. Most in that price range require a bit of work which is hard to find the time to do when you have a young family. A traveller even in the best condition requires more mainte...
by ManyMinors
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Other
Topic: how can i get the original reg number back
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: how can i get the original reg number back

The DVLA will only be able to re-allocate the original plate if it hasn't been sold. If, as you say, you know it HAS been then it belongs to someone else. If it doesn't show up as being on a vehicle then it is probably being held on a retention certificate by the current owner? It certainly won't hu...
by ManyMinors
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: How accurate are Minor books...?
Replies: 6
Views: 2578

Re: How accurate are Minor books...?

New models (or new colours etc) tended to be introduced at the Motor Show which always took place in October. Therefore, yes, the 1958 range would have been introduced in October 1957 :wink:
by ManyMinors
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 2227

Re: speedo

dalebrignall wrote:my girlfriends speedo does not work correctally :cry:
MY girlfriend doesn't even HAVE a speedo :P