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by burnham28
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol everywhere
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Petrol everywhere

Have just started the car and heard the petrol pump clicking away got out of the car and there was petrol running out of the carburettor. Took the top off the float chamber and noticed that the plastic float was full of petrol. Should there be any in there and could this be the cause of the flooding...
by burnham28
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Foreign hackers/wasters
Replies: 21
Views: 4089

Re: Foreign hackers/wasters

I spent a lot of time translating the east european message. I got as far as the homeopathic remedy for piles which consisted of nettles and a bramble. I gave up after that.
by burnham28
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ?? about transferable number plates
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: ?? about transferable number plates

All registration numbers allocated to motor vehicles in the UK are the property of the DVLA but they allow the buying and selling of registration numbers, in fact the DVLA have a list of numbers that are available to buy, there are companies that also buy and sell these numbers some at eye watering ...
by burnham28
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: new moggie project
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: new moggie project

I got the information regarding my Ex Metropolitan police panda by contacting the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. I got a certified copy of a factory record. They need the chassis or Vin number and engine number but the engine may have been changed. They will give you a certificate quoting th...
by burnham28
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stainless exhaust
Replies: 24
Views: 2861

Re: Stainless exhaust

I think there is a lesson to be learnt here.
by burnham28
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Wider car parking spaces
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Re: Wider car parking spaces

No bother with a pre war Austin Seven or my Panda. I remember some years ago going on an Austin Seven club holiday to the Cotswolds about 10 cars took place. We went to a council car park in Cirencester which only had a few spaces left but we managed to get two Austin Sevens in one bay inside the de...
by burnham28
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: clean fingernails
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

Re: clean fingernails

Ah you have that trouble as well.
by burnham28
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: clean fingernails
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

Re: clean fingernails

Lets hope I have better luck with the custard this time as the last time I made it it was very lumpy but I retrieved the situation by straining it through one of my socks a clean one I might add I'm very mindful of hygiene.
by burnham28
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: clean fingernails
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

Re: clean fingernails

When my wife asked what the black bits were in the pastry I told her it was bits of clove which you are supposed to have in apple pies.
by burnham28
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: clean fingernails
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

clean fingernails

Have been in the garage this morning and cleaned the engine bay. After washing my hands have volunteered to knead the pastry for tomorrows apple pie. Its amazing how clean my fingernails are now.
by burnham28
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seats advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 2913

Re: Seats advice please

Now I come to think of it she did have a sly grin don't know what that was for but after doing my seats she did say she was looking forward to a nice comfortable ride.
by burnham28
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seats advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 2913

Re: Seats advice please

Seats are now back in and relocated to the extra holes in the floor. As my wife remarked it's amazing what that extra inch can do.
by burnham28
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seats advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 2913

Re: Seats advice please

I can confirm that all met police pandas had rubber diaphragms on the front seats for long and frequent use. Met pandas only had a roofbox police sign and police signs on both sides. There was no blue lights. sirens or bells and the roofbox could be switched on or off from a switch inside the car. T...
by burnham28
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seats advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 2913

Re: Seats advice please

Hi guys Thanks for the replies. The drivers seat is now out and in the dining room (she doesn't know yet) ready to have the new foam inserted. Still not sure as to whether to replace the rubber diaphragm which appears to be in good condition with the new webbing straps. Have found the new holes in t...
by burnham28
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seats advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 2913

Seats advice please

Having recently acquired a 1968 ex metropolitan Morris minor police panda (It's the actual car that I drove in 1968/69) I need some advice in re upholstering the front seats after some very large bottoms have been sitting on them. I have bought a kit from ESM which consists of foam etc and webbing s...
by burnham28
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Newbie in trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Newbie in trouble

Having just bought my first Morris Minor ( it's an ex metropolitan police panda which is the actual car that I drove ) I found that the nearside rear hub was leaking oil so armed with a new oil seal, paper gasket and O ring I started to rectify this. I slackened off the hand brake cables by undoing ...