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by ManyMinors
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Hub nut removal problems
Replies: 36
Views: 4252

Re: Hub nut removal problems

As Phil says, the shallow nuts don't help removal and I have never had much success with conventional sockets. It is important to ensure that the lock washer is released of course and I too use a spanner similar to that in the Bull Motif link which I find does a good job.
by ManyMinors
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: MSL 631 black with red roof
Replies: 4
Views: 909

Re: MSL 631 black with red roof

Relatively few club members use this forum. A letter for publication in the club's magazine might find a larger audience?
Good luck in your search.
by ManyMinors
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deluxe?
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Deluxe?

On a 1966 deluxe car, you had a slightly better standard of interior trim over the "basic" model - the patterned door cars, more carpet, twin sunvisors, plus the overriders as stated earlier, I'm not sure if the heater was fitted as standard to the deluxe and optional on the basic?? There may be oth...
by ManyMinors
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wedding Present Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Wedding Present Restoration

It is nothing to do with photobucket. I have never used any such 3rd party hosting of photographs but all photos from my old threads have disappeared too.
by ManyMinors
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Wheel colour
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Wheel colour

If you search "Morris Minor Panda Cars" on google images, which after all is what this thread is about, there are many pictures. A few show whole fleets of Morris Minor Panda cars when new. These show them all fitted with reflective plates which ties in with my memory of that time. There are also ma...
by ManyMinors
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Wheel colour
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Wheel colour

I think there is now a great deal of confusion between what was "available" and was was "mandatory" over a period of several years. Certainly my memory of brand new cars in the late 1960s is that the majority were fitted with reflective plates which were an option. They later became mandatory in 197...
by ManyMinors
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Ex Police Register
Topic: Wheel colour
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Wheel colour

I agree, the wheels should be silver. Also, every "Panda" car I ever saw in period was fitted with the reflective type number plates as you describe. At the time, these would have had aluminium backing plates with plastic letters secured to them and NOT the flat acrylic plates supplied now :wink: Pa...
by ManyMinors
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wedding Present Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Wedding Present Restoration

Morris Minors can hide a great deal of rust unfortunately - although they are no worse than any other car of that period and they are better served than most by a great parts availability. You have probably got to remove a lot of rusty metal and previous repairs before you can see what should be pre...
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Signature picture
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: Signature picture

I didn't understand your post at all Mike because every post you make has a picture of your green Morris Minor at the bottom of it :-?
Confused??!!
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Glove box lid clips
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Glove box lid clips

Exactly. That IS what it should have. :wink:
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty fuel pump? Options??
Replies: 33
Views: 965

Re: Faulty fuel pump? Options??

Just a couple of small points. Mr Jagnut has shown links to the parts which would be required for the model of Morris Minor which HE owns. A Series 11. The car in question is a Minor 1000 which has different rear lights with a tapered chrome plated base as opposed to the flat base ones in the ebay l...
by ManyMinors
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Faulty fuel pump? Options??
Replies: 33
Views: 965

Re: Faulty fuel pump? Options??

I wouldn't have much doubt about the claimed age of the car myself. It is fairly clear from the photograph that it has the earlier wipers and the trafficator fittings on the side panels :wink: As for the fuel pump. It is certainly worth trying to repair it if you want to try and save a few pounds - ...
by ManyMinors
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New owner
Replies: 23
Views: 1763

Re: New owner

I doubt that Lottie is still reading this........It was 2010 she asked the question :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 32
Views: 1122

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

I disagree. I think the chromed brass surrounds for the split-screen cars DO have holes in the ends. Once fitted, these do not show because the holes are beneath the joiner.
It is the stainless steel surrounds from the Minor 1000 which do not :wink:
by ManyMinors
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Fuel Pump

Personally, I would keep it simple and original and purchase a standard SU pump with points which can be repaired/replaced in due course.
It will work properly and it'll look right too, if that is important to you. They are readily available too.
by ManyMinors
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??
Replies: 32
Views: 1122

Re: Split-screen chrome surround on eBay??

Definitely for a split screen. Would be a heck of a job to straighten though :wink:
by ManyMinors
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: repair panels
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: repair panels

Henric was the name used by the Vincent Family who manufactured a good range of Morris Minor panels in Nottingham. They particularly specialised in panels for the van and pick-up. When they ceased trading I seem to recall that their tooling, drawings etc were sold to a larger panel company called LM...
by ManyMinors
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: repair panels
Replies: 5
Views: 362

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: 316

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: 301

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 ...