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by StaffsMoggie
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: sad loss of fudge
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: sad loss of fudge

It is so sad to lose a much loved pet, Ive been there a few times, sorry for your loss.

Enjoy the memories.
by StaffsMoggie
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello! Newbie looking for advice/support please
Replies: 19
Views: 3004

Re: Hello! Newbie looking for advice/support please

Welcome to the madhouse! I must say that Traveller does look promising, make sure its good underneath though! Travellers are wonderfully useful cars, you will soon be carting stuff about in one!
by StaffsMoggie
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look before you buy
Replies: 18
Views: 4342

Re: Look before you buy

This is a 10 minute job each side. The dust covers are consumables really and will need changing now and again. You will soon see them during your monthly round with the grease gun.
by StaffsMoggie
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: My Traveller after 900hrs work
Replies: 8
Views: 2037

Re: My Traveller after 900hrs work

Lovely! Superb work there, an excellent job.

Also that must be the tidiest garage ever, just the car, ladders and radio!
by StaffsMoggie
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Arthur's New 2 door 71 Saloon - my first ever project
Replies: 38
Views: 6874

Re: Arthur's New 2 door 71 Saloon - my first ever project

Sorry to read about the loss of your mate, that lovely Minor will always be a fine tribute to him, RIP.
by StaffsMoggie
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cruising speed ?
Replies: 71
Views: 9184

Re: Cruising speed ?

Out of interest, what is the maximum speed folks have seen in Minors? Mine will sit at 70 all day if I want to and has gone faster with a good wind blowing! It is quite happy to roll along at 60 though. I have only driven the 1098 Minors, none of the other engines.
by StaffsMoggie
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Handle
Replies: 17
Views: 4175

Re: Starting Handle

Minors are very easy to start on the handle. I ran mine for months with a weak dynamo and had to use the handle most days.. As BMC said, thumb and palm on the same side so if the engine kicks back your thumb will survive, ease it round to the bottom then yank it up. I usually turn the engine over a ...
by StaffsMoggie
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Bonnet Release
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

Re: Bonnet Release

No need to cry, just run the car up on ramps and release the bonnet catch from underneath.
by StaffsMoggie
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to attach grill badge?
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: How to attach grill badge?

How about a piece of old inner tube cut to the shape of the badge?
by StaffsMoggie
Sun May 27, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colour of starting handle?
Replies: 24
Views: 4346

Re: Colour of starting handle?

Starting handles are so useful to have. Ideal for turning the engine over when setting the tappets, points and timing.

And for starting the engine sometimes... I got some funny looks at the petrol station last time I did it! (weak dynamo..)
by StaffsMoggie
Mon May 21, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: no more MOT for pre 60 cars
Replies: 90
Views: 10347

Re: no more MOT for pre 60 cars

Hope this doesn't push up the prices of pre 1960s vehicles, or lead to restrictions on their use.
by StaffsMoggie
Mon May 21, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: help, wont start?????
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: help, wont start?????

Any luck?
by StaffsMoggie
Sat May 19, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: morris minor chase scene
Replies: 4
Views: 855

Re: morris minor chase scene

Quite funny. Notice how every car chase has to involve a big pile of cardboard boxes!
by StaffsMoggie
Sat May 19, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: help, wont start?????
Replies: 7
Views: 1157

Re: help, wont start?????

Has it got compression? Perhaps the valve clearances are too tight.
by StaffsMoggie
Sat May 19, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Split screen SUE
Replies: 91
Views: 25646

Re: Re assembly order

Very nice, your photos are very helpful too.
by StaffsMoggie
Fri May 18, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cover
Replies: 12
Views: 2234

Re: cover

Ive been using covers from a company called B&R Components for my Reliant, Minis and Wolseley 1550 (a cover for an Austin Cambridge fitted the Wolseley nicely). They do a cover for the Minor for 44.99, these are Tybond covers and so far have been very good. I've had expensive covers in the past that...
by StaffsMoggie
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Is My Pick up REALLY a pick up
Replies: 44
Views: 13762

Re: Is My Pick up REALLY a pick up

Fantastic project. So nice to see another Pick-up being restored.

Good luck with it.
by StaffsMoggie
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pickup tidy up
Replies: 38
Views: 6919

Re: Pickup tidy up

That really does look stunning! Well done. There really are some nice Pick-ups about now.
by StaffsMoggie
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: RAC
Replies: 20
Views: 3277

Re: RAC

Fair points. Certainly if my other half drove I would get cover for her.
by StaffsMoggie
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worst Accessory Ever ????????
Replies: 79
Views: 8484

Re: Worst Accessory Ever ????????

I've always hated wing mirrors on Minors, or on any other car to be honest. They are absolutely useless, they spoil the look of the car, damage a car cover and provide vandals with something to tug at.