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by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: repair panels
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: repair panels

Most repair panels will need some work /adjustment to fit. That is in the nature of a repair panel. If the panels you purchased were manufactured by Henric and Hadrian, you must either have bought them a long time ago, or bought them from somebody else who did as neither company exist any more. Both...
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller lock/ handle
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Traveller lock/ handle

You have to remove the screw in the rear of the locking handle, as that is currently holding the handle in place. Even when you HAVE removed this, it isn't unknown for the square shank of the locking handle to be corroded into the mechanism. WD40 is not a very effective penetrating oil. I would sugg...
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebay minor
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Ebay minor

There have been 10 different bidders so far. Perhaps 10 people are interested in buying it? There is a reserve in place so until that is met, none of the bidders will successful perhaps. I don't think the price reached so far is particularly high although it is hard to tell. The photos are terrible ...
by ManyMinors
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another dodgy minor on fleabay....
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Another dodgy minor on fleabay....

1968 at the earliest I would say :x
by ManyMinors
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Loose engine mount tower
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Loose engine mount tower

I've never known them come loose. My guess would be that whoever had it apart last never tightened them and it has remained that way ever since. As said already, they are just a nut and bolt (5/16BSF I think originally) and a locking (spring) washer. Generally the bolt is fitted from below. If one i...
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller side replacement - a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Traveller side replacement - a few questions

I don't know where you bought your wood frame from but I think Steve Foreman at "Woodies" sells a complete kit of fasteners. Everyone you ask will give you a different opinion of what is the "best" finish for the timber frame. Over the years I have tried all sorts on mine, Somebody on here swore by,...
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: New Member

Welcome to the world of Morris Minors, dirty hands, cuts and bruises!
Good luck with your new project :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Original equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Original equipment

Mr Jalopy is correct regarding the Series11 toolkit. On the Minor 1000 just a bit of bent steel pictured below was provided to remove the hubcap with. I still have mine.
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by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting prices
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Interesting prices

All you can do is to go and have a look at it? It looks very smartly presented and has clearly had a lot of work and "upgrades" done. It all depends on how good the underbody structure is I suppose. On the face of it, it is keenly priced but there is a lot which cannot be seen.
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn push help
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Horn push help

From memory, the brown/black wire should be attached to the horn contact part of the switch which rubs on the column. You can see in your picture where it has come from and it should be soldered. The horn won't work without that. The switch looks fairly new so I'm guessing it is another example of a...
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Insurance

It'll be impossible for anyone on here to give you estimates or guidance as there are SO many variables.... All you can do is shop around. The Club used to offer a "young members" insurance scheme through Footman James which was very competitive at the time my youngsters were young enough to need it...
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Newbie

Excellent choice :) . In my (probably biased) opinion, the Morris Minor is still the best all-round "first classic" for anybody who wants a simple car to enjoy and tinker with. A good Minor will drive better than most people expect and has great spares back-up. It is a more straightforward car to wo...
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to share an interesting information for you
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: I want to share an interesting information for you

Much as I love my Morris Minor, if I had £1000 or more per month of genuinely "disposable income" I would perhaps treat myself to something more exotic :)
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 25
Views: 740

Re: A bit cheeky

what happened to the cheap working mans car :-? I know what you mean, but I suppose after 50years of use, most of them required expensive restorations. Owners of restored cars will want a return on the money they have invested, so prices of the better cars has risen. It is a simple matter of supply...
by ManyMinors
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)
Replies: 18
Views: 676

Re: Story of a Swedish Moggie, 2 door 1959 (with videos)

Excellent. They are good mirrors. I have them on mine. The job is easier still if you firstly shorten the threaded stud to the required length, undo the nut to clean the remaining thread up and then fit the mirror to the triangle before opening it up a little and fitting it back onto the car and doi...
by ManyMinors
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Trafficator issue
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Trafficator issue

It is probably just the orange plastic lens (and perhaps the metal cover?) which is damaged. You can purchase aftermarket parts cheaply from most Morris Minor specialists but original, and rather better quality Lucas parts will take more searching. The trafficator is a Lucas SF80. Some searching on ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 25
Views: 740

Re: A bit cheeky

IMHO Charles Ware cars are much overpriced, although I am sure the quality is excellent. I don't think that car could really be called a "Charles Ware car" can it? They did not carry out any of the work on it. That same car, in the same condition was featured on here when it was advertised elsewher...
by ManyMinors
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 50
Views: 1032

Re: Circular heater

The heater fan should only take current through the ignition, so leaving the heater fan "on" when the car is parked up shouldn't matter. If your car is fitted with the round type heater and a heater control valve on the cylinder head, that is not am original combination. All cars with the round heat...
by ManyMinors
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: 5.90 tyres

As stated in his first post, the owner is aware that 500x14 and later, 520-14 were fitted to the cars originally.
by ManyMinors
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: 5.90 tyres

Or conversely, why they did not use standard saloon rims on the vans. They did. The standard van (originally 5cwt and later 6cwt) was supplied with the same rims as the standard car. From 1968 there was the option of an uprated 8cwt version of the van and pick-up and these were supplied with some u...