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by palacebear
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18843
Views: 756073

Re: Word Association

Thief
by palacebear
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust raspberries
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Exhaust raspberries

Marina TC, now they sound nice! Alan Years ago I had a standard very early 1275 Marina. The exhaust kept parting company with the manifold flange under 'enthusiastic' driving. After the third such incident I added an additional support bracket attached to the bell-housing. Never had it come adrift ...
by palacebear
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Anyone know what these two switches are for?
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Anyone know what these two switches are for?

As an aside to your question. The white socket which is obsolete, may be of value to someone who has a period accessory (clip-on parking lamp, map-reading lamp etc). Don't throw it away; somebody may want it! 😊
by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Correct washer pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Correct washer pump?

Just checked that myself... you are of course correct! Didn't know that. Pictures (page 64) aren't much help either. One shows a 1959 car with apparently no screenwash control. Other is a 1957 with after-market Tudor unit fitted. I'd be reluctant to drill a hole in the dash to fit the knob though. M...
by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 78
Views: 2769

Re: Currently drinking.....

At home: Lazy Sunday coffee by Taylor's of Harrogate, or Earl Grey tea. The occasional gin (Bombay Sapphire) with tonic or cheap sparkling plonk. Out: Hazlenut latte (Costa Coffee) or Caramel Macchiato (Coffee #1). Pub: Carling or equivalent mass-produced lager. Peroni in huge quantities if I have n...
by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Correct washer pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Correct washer pump?

No correct type for a '63 if it's got the earlier type pull switches and pull starter. On these, washers were still a dealer or retro-fit accessory, such as the ones you name. If the later type with key-start, toggle switches and washer knob next to the wiper switch, then Wingard was the first (of s...
by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 301380

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted yesterday afternoon.
B & Q car park, Kidderminster.
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by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Light Bulb.
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Light Bulb.

3 watts extra won't hurt. In the past I've frequently used 60 watt tungsten bulbs in table-lamps where the fabric shades are rated at 40 watt maximum. Never had a problem. I'm in the process of changing all the bulbs in the house to LED at present. Dimmable LEDs are proving a bit problematic. It's a...
by palacebear
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Identification Booklet
Replies: 45
Views: 2963

Re: Minor Identification Booklet

Chris. Regarding 2nd hand laptop. One piece of advice from me: Unless buying from someone you trust, always go for a refurbished. 2nd hand (non-refurbished) may have been used to download all kinds of nasty stuff, which may still be hidden in the cache.
by palacebear
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problems viewing old threads
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Problems viewing old threads

Maybe because it's a very old thread with pics that were posted to one of the previous versions of the forum...? Just a thought!
by palacebear
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?

Its cited on IMCDB as a 1951 MM Tourer.
Here's a screenshot which I posted to a Minor group on Facebook a month or so ago.
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by palacebear
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 17
Views: 1288

Re: It's the rules,mate.

Definitely special training. Borrowed a mate's Transit van (short wheelbase, low roof, solid panelled sides and solid panelled rear doors) to take a kingsize mattress to the council recycling place. Wasn't allowed in because the single 'van bay' wasn't big enough to park in. To be fair, the Japanese...
by palacebear
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Music
Replies: 54
Views: 5206

Re: Morris Minor Music

I'm with you both as well. Confused by it all. 🤪
by palacebear
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: headliner colour
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: headliner colour

Depends on age. From Ray Newell's book : Early 4-piece covered in light beige cloth. Later MM in either dark beige or grey Rexine. If you've still got them, the sun visor(s) should be the same colour. Can't see a changeover date from cloth to Rexine but possibly July 1950. Car no. 57681 (RHD). Looks...
by palacebear
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The vicar's car
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: The vicar's car

SteveClem wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:43 pm
PS seems you can get flashing LED trafficators now!
You can indeed. Had them on mine for a while now. Brighter than standard bulbs. No wiring needed for them. Straight swap. About £26 a pair from
www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com
by palacebear
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Headlamp Peak
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Headlamp Peak

Putting this suggestion out there as an alternative... If you want headlamp peaks (personally I dislike them), try finding out if headlamp rims from either a Riley One-point-Five or, if you can find them, a Mk1 Austin A55 will fit. (The later B-Series Farina ones definitely don't match the Minor's w...
by palacebear
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Insurance

They wouldn’t pull you on a clutch unless you mentioned something about it yourself, would they. If you don’t like it, it’s a free market. I still say £143 is afair price My renewal last May for a Series 2, bog-standard except for an un-modified 948cc Minor engine, was £135. It was £96 in 2016, £10...
by palacebear
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18843
Views: 756073

Re: Word Association

Democratic
by palacebear
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 26
Views: 2015

Re: Not what they used to be!

GavinL mentions the yard at Pease Pottage (Bridger's yard). Always used to be good. I went there in the late 80's without much hope of finding a front bumper for my Austin A55. Found one still attached to the rest of the car. Cost me a fiver IIRC. Had the number plate VYF17 attached (which I still h...
by palacebear
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Hello.
Replies: 8
Views: 2309

Re: Hello.

I got it as a new post as well 🙄