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by ManyMinors
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Conversation piece
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Conversation piece

Agreed. By "chassis" I was referring to the entire underpinnings :wink: It was a great little car actually - in many ways - but wouldn't have withstood many performance upgrades in standard form........ I could just about get 50mph out of it on a good day (on a long straight and possibly a slight do...
by ManyMinors
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Conversation piece
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: Conversation piece

:D Having owned an Austin 7 in the past and being very aware of its limitations (A Morris Minor 1000 was a revelation after that!) I think the chassis would require quite a bit of modification before putting 100bhp through it :wink: :lol:
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 2651

Re: Alternator conversion

Tin can, Tin can :o !!?????

You were loooky :wink:
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 1188

Re: Electronic ignition

Forgot to mention that this subject on all these old car forums appears alot. in reality, it's those that dont try it have an opinion on it. I liken that to people who dont like something just because they have a mate who said so. We've all got a few of those You seem to be reluctant to accept that...
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 1188

Re: Electronic ignition

Your forgetting the main point. Old system points wear out. You will end up replacing them. With electronic, there are no moving parts so you dont. Maintenance free. Haha. The one thing you cannot create is a maintenance free Morris Minor. By modern standards a Morris Minor requires a lot of mainte...
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 1188

Re: Electronic ignition

Buying poor quality parts will give you problems whether you choose to stick with the original ignition system or change to electronic. I have kept my cars reliable over the years by purchasing good quality original parts. That way, the car has remained trouble free all these years. There are plenty...
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Radiator and front grill
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Radiator and front grill

Yes. The radiator mounting panel should be body colour. As stated earlier, only the area visible through the grille slats should be painted black.

Regarding the stencilled warning message: I do not know when that was introduced. Going from memory, I have only actually seen it on Minor 1000s.
by ManyMinors
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 40
Views: 1188

Re: Electronic ignition

You must have been so unlucky then. I'm not aware of anyone else who has had a problem with them. I've been driving around for weeks but cant at the moment as I removed all the interior to replace it. But as soon as it's all done, I'll be out for my usual weekend drives in the countryside. Stay luc...
by ManyMinors
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: which parcel to look for
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: which parcel to look for

I can see what you mean now. I wouldn't worry about that - it is perhaps just the way 2 different manufacturers have made them? The car body and wheelarch shape didn't change so I cannot explain that. On the later type of shelf in the lower picture, the shelf material bends upwards to fit the wheela...
by ManyMinors
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Radiator and front grill
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Radiator and front grill

It may be possible to establish the original colour by rubbing down through the layers of paint? However, as I said earlier, Pearl Grey (code GR 10 and a very pale grey) was generally used in 1959 for wheels and grilles so that is what I would use in the absence of evidence to the contrary. The OP a...
by ManyMinors
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: which parcel to look for
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: which parcel to look for

If your car has the large hole in the bulkhead to allow for the air intake pipe, then it would have been fitted with the parcel shelf in the lower picture. That would seem the obvious choice since, if your car doesn't have a heater anyway, there is little point in purchasing the earlier type of shel...
by ManyMinors
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Radiator and front grill
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Radiator and front grill

1959 saw the introduction of off white wheels and grille. I think initially the colour used was actually Pearl Grey but most people use Old English White now. The outer grille surround panel and the radiator mounting panel were sprayed in body colour but the parts visible through the grille slats sh...
by ManyMinors
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Museum

That would be well worth a visit. CCK (Classic Cars Kent) are very involved in classic racing and also manufacture and sell a lot of competition Sprite/Midget parts as you probably know :wink:
by ManyMinors
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colour code
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Colour code

Anything is possible - in theory - but BMC would generally only supply special order vehicles in quantity such as to the forces etc as mentioned above. Morris Minors were cheap mass produced cars for conservative buyers - not individually customised. Generally a different interior colour could only ...
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colour code
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Colour code

Black interiors were not offered on the Minor 1000 until 1968. Possibly your car has been retrimmed or had a later interior fitted? Many cars have seen changes over the years. A Heritage Certificate from the Gaydon Motor Museum will give you all the original build details if you're interested in them.
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colour code
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Colour code

As standard, all Old English White Minors at that time had red interiors. There might have been the odd car supplied differently but there was no official option.
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Wing mirrors

Morris 1000 Travellers left the factory with wing mirrors fitted. So did the vans and pick-ups. The saloons did not. At least one external mirror was a legal requirement on a commercial or dual purpose vehicle. Generally speaking, door mirrors are a more modern idea and are preferred by some. I woul...
by ManyMinors
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Commercial Resurrection in 2021?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Morris Commercial Resurrection in 2021?

This has already received a lot of publicity. Perfect timing isn't it.... When we come out of the present lockdown, I imagine many small businesses are going to be thinking: "I know. Why don't we spend £60,000 on a weird looking electric van made by people we've never heard of". They look great, but...
by ManyMinors
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Mg midget 1100 engine
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re: Mg midget 1100 engine

The 10CC Midget engine is well worth considering as a basis for a Minor 1000 - largely because of the stronger bottom end and better cylinder head. I have a couple of them myself. Not particularly sought after compared with the later 1275 unit so more affordable and this one has the advantage of bei...
by ManyMinors
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealer or private purchase?
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: Dealer or private purchase?

People spend a fortune restoring and modifying Minis don't they :) . I don't know whether you have driven a Minor much but you might be in for a pleasant surprise. Even a bog standard Minor 1000 in good condition drives and handles pretty well. I don't hold anybody up on cross country journeys. Over...