Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

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Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby RobThomas » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:46 am

I've just accidentaly bought one. :roll: It is missing a couple of bits for the sidevalve engine and I wondered if anyone here was a pre-war Minor owner and would be able to give me some pointers.
Looks kinda like a Bentley Blower that didn't eat green vegetables whilst it was young.

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Re: Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby irmscher » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:53 am

Now that is lovely :)

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Re: Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby DAVIDMCCULLOUGH » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:54 am

These accidents can happen so easily :D :D :D

I havent got one, but that looks class!! I know of 2 that are quite local here if you dont have any luck. One is supposed to be the oldest pre-war minor known and the other has a sort of boat tail body.


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Re: Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby RobThomas » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:01 pm

WOW! Quick replies!

It seems to be a 1932 model with a 4-speed and the sidevalve rather than the "Cammy" engine of the 1929-31 cars. I'm missing a small alloy casting from the right side of the block, rather like the same side casting on the MM engine but more elongated. I could maybe make one but would like to get some links to websites or contacts with owners in case there are some spare ones 'out there'.[frame]Image[/frame]
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Re: Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby ASL642 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:12 pm

How do you "accidentally" buy a car?? :roll: Lovely car BTW! :D

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Re: Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby morrisminorbzh » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:41 pm

My father had a pre-war Minor saloon - a 1934 I think. I always remember the "oldly" smell it had mingled with the smoke from Dad's pipe. One oddity I remember was the pump-up seat bases ! One day the old Minor disappeared to be replaced by a Series E.

Lovely souvenirs...............

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Re: Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby stag36587 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:27 pm

A seriously cute and lovely car - these sorts of accidents should happen more often!
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Re: Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby britany » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:13 pm

Looks like this one .
Nothing to do with me.
http://www.leboncoin.fr/voitures/128633105.htm?ca=12_s

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Re: Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby orb596 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:59 am

I saw this one on ebay and if only I'd had the space!!!I could have been seriously tempted. It looks like a lovely little machine. Hope you enjoy it and good luck with getting it sorted and on the road.
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Re: Pre-war Minors. Anyone got one?

Postby 04jhowarth » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:00 am

I don't have one, but saw this (Morris 8 Tourer?) beauty parked in Haworth![frame]Image[/frame]


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