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by geoberni
Thu May 31, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records ...
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: DVLA Records ...

I sent off two V888 forms recently - Midget and Minor. One was processed without problems, the other was returned as they ' are unable to provide details of previous owners'. I re-submitted stating on the form that I was not seeking details of previous owners,- that worked. So, I would recommend th...
by geoberni
Wed May 30, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records ...
Replies: 5
Views: 588

DVLA Records ...

Hi All I mentioned many, many months ago in another topic far, far away that I had applied to DVLA for the history of my Moggie. Well what a saga that turned out to be. First application of a Form V888 with £5 Cheque for fee, produced no response, so emailed them and it had never arrived. :cry: DVLA...
by geoberni
Tue May 29, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle of historic interest mot
Replies: 25
Views: 1687

Re: Vehicle of historic interest mot

MOTs are often not worth the virtual paper they are written on. For example, take a look at the items that are to be included in the new additions to the MOT. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mot-changes-20-may-2018 if tyres are obviously underinflated if the brake fluid has been contaminated for ...
by geoberni
Wed May 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Horn sounding spontaneously
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Horn sounding spontaneously

What's weird is that I posted info you asked for, ie where the wire goes into the column, on Monday afternoon including a link to Charles Ware website page, but it's vanished. Perhaps my mistake, or just another forum glitch! As you have said, the supply wire comes from under the dash to the leaf sp...
by geoberni
Mon May 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Dreaded GDPR....
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: The Dreaded GDPR....

Which email address are you mailing it back too? I agree, snail mailing back a piece of paper is "original". :D If you look at the form that came with the Magazine this month, the final box on it says: If you would like to change your mind, see the information we hold about you or update your infor...
by geoberni
Fri May 04, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?

...and plenty of room left... https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/raf+near+Thurleigh,+Bedford/@52.2271286,-0.4754535,954m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en John :wink: No actually, not guaranteed to be the case at all, because although that image you have got on 'Google' say copyright 2018, that is a blanket co...
by geoberni
Fri May 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: NEW - can't post photos
Replies: 27
Views: 1830

Re: NEW - can't post photos

The only post I've found today, in any topic with any photo actually showing is this one, which took me by surprise. I wonder why it's not affected?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=68236#p624678
by geoberni
Fri May 04, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: NEW - can't post photos
Replies: 27
Views: 1830

Re: NEW - can't post photos

Oh, and Les... I'm guessing you're referring to the MMOC Member field alongside your name in the column alongside posts? If so, you're right in that you're not currently listed as a member, along with absolutely everybody else other than anyone joining within the past few days who have had the oppo...
by geoberni
Fri May 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Using the 'Contact' feature on LH panel..?
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Using the 'Contact' feature on LH panel..?

I'd not previously tried it before, so I don't know what it was like pre the downgrade, opps sorry 'upgrade' that took place while I was absent... but..... The Contact feature, requires a click on the contact link, then a click on the little speech icon that appears and then the actual Contact form ...
by geoberni
Fri May 04, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Dreaded GDPR....
Replies: 7
Views: 782

The Dreaded GDPR....

So most people know that because of GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulations that update the old data protection rules, just about everyone is receiving emails from all manner of commercial outlets and clubs societies, asking you to opt back into their database so they can continue to send you ...
by geoberni
Thu May 03, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: NEW - can't post photos
Replies: 27
Views: 1830

Re: NEW - can't post photos

Thought I'd just add something to this. I've been absent for a couple of months and wow have things changed in that time. I'm seeing no attachment photos, just little 'Attachment' boxes telling me how often the attachment has been downloaded. My profile is set to see attachments... I did (before rea...
by geoberni
Thu May 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Will Government be seen as classic car vandals ?

You're thinking of this place most likely http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1263548/Now-did-say-left-car-The-28m-backlog-perfectly-driveable-vehicles-waiting-SCRAPPED.html Former RAF Thurleigh, then Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bedford, was finally sold off to be a 'business park', in around ...
by geoberni
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why O Why?
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

Re: Why O Why?

I understood that it was '65 ?. I hate them and removed all traces of them from my Minor purchases, and only slip them on in the modern when the law is in the vicinity. Only been "done" once---in Spain! Didn't realise it was an offence there at the time,and before this H&S obsessed county adopted i...
by geoberni
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT rules.
Replies: 21
Views: 1856

Re: New MOT rules.

The guy I brought Basil from last the summer was a Bus Driver, but knows diddly squat about mechanics and the ilk as he freely admitted; hence why I'm finding so many silly things wrong with it as I work on it. Everything that was done to the car was done for him by someone else and a lot of it hasn...
by geoberni
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Members total posts not showing correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Members total posts not showing correctly

Random bug I just noticed, which may be a small or big issue, but yet another indicator of the problems with this forum and whomever is supposed to be looking after it. I understand that we actually pay for this to be run for us... Browsing the Work/Education Topic, I noticed that 'mantamagicd85' sh...
by geoberni
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: My Morris Minor (1971) will not start!!
Replies: 40
Views: 4637

Re: My Morris Minor (1971) will not start!!

Whilst Bradex Easy Start states on the can that it is suitable for use in starting petrol engines I personally would not use cold start spray on a petrol engine !!! The spray is very volatile and therefore will create a much bigger and better explosion in the cylinder so there is every chance that ...
by geoberni
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304523

Re: Spotted today.

Not necessarily a puzzle. In recent years the production art departments seem to do their research quite well and produce very accurate 'fake' registration numbers. This being done to protect the true identies of vehicles on loan from private owner/enthusiasts. Example: first series of Inspector Ge...
by geoberni
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2101
Views: 304523

Re: Spotted today.

Not quite today, but I've recently watched a couple of Agatha Christie Miss Marple stories made for ITV around 2005/6. One of them had this Traveller in it, but the Registration now belongs to a 2010 Black Vauxhall... :cry: Has the number been transferred and the car still survives? Pity if its gone...
by geoberni
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old photos - spot the minor
Replies: 12
Views: 1207

Re: Old photos - spot the minor

My Dad had a Commer Imp Van.
Basically, a van was a lot cheaper than a Husky estate for tax reasons, so he brought the van, cut out the bit of the load bay that covered where the rear seat should be, and installed his own hand made plywood, foam and vynil bench seat!!
by geoberni
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: My Morris Minor (1971) will not start!!
Replies: 40
Views: 4637

Re: My Morris Minor (1971) will not start!!

Have you tried a Cold Start Spray? Basically what oliver90owner said yesterday about Bradex (other brands are available), but I would not attempt his suggestion of an unlit gas burner, which is Propane or Butane, those are heavier than air and will fall to the floor. Back in the 70's when I first st...