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by geoberni
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The World is your Lobster
Replies: 22
Views: 1702

Re: The World is your Lobster

On the DVLA Plate Checker it's on a SORN and it's BLUE!!
Surprised the Plod never pulled it for the registration documents being wrong...
by geoberni
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Can you ID a cable please
Replies: 22
Views: 1896

Re: Can you ID a cable please

OMG That's a fire waiting to happen :o Why on earth would anyone leave those old cables there? They have clearly shorted out in the past, hence the severely melted appearance. Di I couldn't make out where the other ends went to; are they down by the Alternator somewhere? Buried in that taped up cabl...
by geoberni
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Anti freeze

That's why it should go down the sewer to the treatment plant and not into the rain water run-off. :wink: Yes in theory, but most of our older urban areas still have combined drainage systems which take both foul and surface water to the treatment plant. Although the solids and bacterial matter are...
by geoberni
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Anti freeze

Monty-4 wrote:Prosecution aside, not poisoning the local environment is always the decent thing to do!
That's why it should go down the sewer to the treatment plant and not into the rain water run-off. :wink:
by geoberni
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Anti freeze

And we wonder why fly-tipping is on the increase!! :evil: Lets not forget that (Unitary Authority, City Councils etc aside) for most of the UK the Recycling Centres are a County Council Responsibility while removing Fly Tipping is a District/Borough Council responsibility. So the Higher level autho...
by geoberni
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 1942

Re: Anti freeze

Hi Everyone So, being a bit bloody minded over this, I pressed on with my investigations. The County Council Customer Services fobbed me off with a pathetic response, telling me that they didn't accept it for recycling and that it was my responsibility to safely dispose of it. I went back and gave t...
by geoberni
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stereotype Owner
Replies: 38
Views: 3390

Re: Stereotype Owner

les wrote:Out of interest just had a look at the link. Quite surprised there was no group F, unfair to leave out the people who appear on the Jeremy Kyle show. :o
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by geoberni
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Heater fan and wipers
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Heater fan and wipers

From my experience as an aircraft electrical engineer, my immediate thoughts are poor Earths or other high resistance connections. Let me give you a little insight into how these things can work, or rather not.... So you've got 12v supply and 2 or more circuits share the same earth point. I won't go...
by geoberni
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stereotype Owner
Replies: 38
Views: 3390

Re: Stereotype Owner

Social grade ABC1 ?? So that's the top 56% of the population. Given the amount of money it can take to restore a Minor and keep it going in that condition, I don't think that's surprising. The lower 44% are far less likely to have the disposable income required. Some people might traditionally put t...
by geoberni
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No recent activity on Stolen thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: No recent activity on Stolen thread

This started off as a positive thread, as no cars have been reported stolen, but I’m sensing just a tad of negativity here - Minor owners have dubious morals, and their cars are getting nicked, but people aren’t posting about it... Imagine how terrible it would be if there were lots of posts report...
by geoberni
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No recent activity on Stolen thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1218

Re: No recent activity on Stolen thread

I wouldn't have thought your average car thief would target a Minor and I'm not sure that your typical Minor owner (Yes I know I've said, in other posts, that I dislike stereotyping) would want to buy a stolen car. I suppose a car wreck could be passed off as a good car and sold but again, the mark...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clever way to sell a log book
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Clever way to sell a log book

ampwhu wrote:
beware, I will keep doing this and could be after your car next!
Well you'll be out of luck, my number is non-transferable because some past owner sold the original !!! :evil: .
Mine is now on it's 3rd Reg number, having relinquished it's 1962 plate a few years ago.
by geoberni
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clever way to sell a log book
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Clever way to sell a log book

That's a load of old 'Bull'. How do you 're-body' a car, in effect they are claiming that nothing is original apart from the manufacturers Plate. It's like Triggers Broom (if you're a Only Fools and Horses aficionado) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HisD_pqlRHQ And it appears that DVLA have not been...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clever way to sell a log book
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Clever way to sell a log book

on my modern car, I have a personalised plate. this is because I purchased it as it is my initials. . While I've got no objection to people buying such plates, I do think they should only be from scrapped vehicles or previously un-issued. People shouldn't be able to trade in something like registra...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clever way to sell a log book
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Clever way to sell a log book

TDV102 wrote:https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/email_form.php

A "Rebodied and re-engined" 54.. Or a ringer.
Sorry, am I missing something here?

That link is to a 'Contact' page
by geoberni
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Still cant get into the members section
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Still cant get into the members section

simmitc Are we at cross purposes here? I think we're all talking about the one here in the forum http://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewforum.php?f=50 which as I understand it, Camm said was moving over to the main site; however, there is a big difference between having members information pages on...
by geoberni
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Still cant get into the members section
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Still cant get into the members section

On the old site you needed a username and password that was printed in Minor Matters and changed for every edition. On the current site you need to register with your email address and choose your own password. If you register correctly then the area is accessible (just tested it). If you get a mes...
by geoberni
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new addition to the fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 3495

Re: new addition to the fleet

As regards the antipodean photo posting. I think it is yet another quirk of this white elephant website. Not just this site. I have it happen in other forums too. It's usually a problem associated with photos taken on phones. I'm not consistent when using the phone in whether I take them with left ...
by geoberni
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ID plate
Replies: 23
Views: 2198

Re: ID plate

I wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole. Is it me or do the seats look like they've been clear lacquered? I think they might have got carried away with some of that spray that valeting people use. Last year I hired a van to move some stuff for my daughter and the rubber floor matting in the cab was s...
by geoberni
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 3410

Re: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring

So having no hole for the spring, but having an extra teardrop, mine now looks similar to the earlier photo of the green moggie. Just used the teardrop on the back of the bolt. 20171110_170825.jpg Tt also helps reduce the rattle where it passes through the retainer plate top grommet (Pt No: AAA1882 ...