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by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: How to Paint Sainless Steel Quarter Light?!
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: How to Paint Sainless Steel Quarter Light?!

Basically prepare it the same way as mild steel. Rub it down (wet and dry will do fine if that's what you have) sufficiently to "key" the primer. Then apply a good quality etch primer as the makers instructions. Some etch primers require a further undercoat and some do not but once these coats are c...
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rear Lights
Replies: 18
Views: 1397

Re: Rear Lights

If you're fitting these light bases to replacement wings without drilling fixing holes in the correct places (ie, you're relying on the holes already in the wings) You are probably trying to fit the lights in the wrong position. Since about 1964 when the large chrome plated rear lamps were introduce...
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Morris 1000 Doors
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Morris 1000 Doors

Do you know of door skins available for the 2 door cars? I wasn't able to find any when I enquired for mine but the bottom repair sections will be MUCH less expensive and have done a decent enough job.
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Eight year Traveller restoration - nearly there!

That is looking very well now. A credit to you. I know colours are always a personal thing but I think the maroon colour with the contrasting wood is one of the best combinations for a Traveller. I suppose you've had to replace all the interior as well? You've done the right thing by not aiming for ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Morris 1000 Doors
Replies: 13
Views: 325

Re: Morris 1000 Doors

£1000 for each door :o . Lucky your car isn't a 4door model! I agree with Phil. Repair panels are available to repair your original doors. If this work is carried out correctly and rustproofing carried out the doors will probably fit better than any replacement doors will. New doors are not readily ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 21140

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

Ah, I see. I think that depended on which Police Force owned it to begin with. If you can find that out, the Force concerned might have some old records? photos even? If you can't find out, then just do the doors for now as it'll save a few ££! Do you still have the zip in the headlining? As I said ...
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1968 Police Morris Minor
Replies: 129
Views: 21140

Re: 1968 Police Morris Minor

That is great news! You must be very pleased after such poor treatment before.
Were all the Panda cars not finished in Bermuda Blue?
by ManyMinors
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Steel or fibreglass
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Steel or fibreglass

I think it depends rather on what you want to achieve and what your budget is. If you paint and fit them properly, 9 out of 10 people will never even notice. They'll look much better than rusty steel ones for sure. I have fibreglass wings on one of my Minors and they fit and look fine. They have las...
by ManyMinors
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: rubber buffer front wing/valance
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: rubber buffer front wing/valance

As far as I know every Morris Minor had these fitted originally. They are often not refitted when the wings are replaced. I think they were secured with a bifurcated rivet originally.
by ManyMinors
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Indicators

I would agree that the flasher unit is the most likely suspect.
by ManyMinors
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: SERVO FITMENT

I'm with 'ManyMinors' on this one............and would recommend the OP saves his money for the inevitable repair jobs which will crop up sooner or later! :wink: Including front-end damage perhaps? :D Well, I've never run into anything in my drum-braked Minor and I don't have any trouble bringing i...
by ManyMinors
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SERVO FITMENT
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: SERVO FITMENT

Disc braked cars like the BMC 1100/1300 range, MG Midget and MGB and the early Marina all did without servos originally didn't they. We've all got a bit feeble it seems. I've certainly never felt to need to equip my Minors with servos and prefer to keep things as simple as possible, finding that a s...
by ManyMinors
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3250

Re: Currently drinking.....

You are probably aware of the motoring connection to "Old Specked Hen" are you Phil?
I remember its introduction.
by ManyMinors
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1952 series MM
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: 1952 series MM

Would probably help if you know which one you're missing? I know they are not easy to obtain. A very tatty pair just sold on ebay for over £60!
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlining - which first?
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Headlining - which first?

I fitted my front headlining first and then the rear, trimming off any excess prior to fitting the joining piece. I believe it was done that way originally but I am not sure if it really matters.
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: get you home bodges
Replies: 68
Views: 7706

Re: get you home bodges

Wow, no one has posted in here for a while! Latest bodge is on the heater valve. It's leaking out of the end where the spindle pokes out-the diaphragm must have split. I have cut off the spindle with the valve lever pushed open as far as possible, then put a 3/16" screw with a fibre washer, smother...
by ManyMinors
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flashing indicators and trafficators
Replies: 24
Views: 951

Re: Flashing indicators and trafficators

On a Series 11 saloon, the trafficator switch should be black (or dark brown?) and mounted on a bracket under the dashboard to the right of the steering wheel. It was only the 4 door models which were equipped with the "egg timer" type of switch. The other models had to make do with the on/off switc...
by ManyMinors
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: 1969 Traveller Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: 1969 Traveller Restoration

Practical Classics magazine produced an excellent book on Morris Minor restoration which covered replacing the wood frame in great details.
I would look for a copy of that if still available.
by ManyMinors
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: potential new purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: potential new purchase

If you know little about these cars, you certainly shouldn't buy one without having it checked over. Personally I wouldn't recommend purchasing an early model (MM or Series11) as a first Morris Minor. A Minor 1000 will be much more practical and easier to obtain parts for. The earlier cars might see...
by ManyMinors
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??

Balls in the fuel tank seems a most daft idea to me. I wouldn't even consider it. If you want to use one of the fuel additives, use a well known brand. Personally I have never added anything to unleaded fuel in my (completely standard) Minor 1000 and it still runs perfectly happily with this neglect...