Engine delivery

Discuss anything Morris Minor related.
M25VAN
Minor Addict
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:47 am
MMOC Member: No

Engine delivery

Postby M25VAN » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:14 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations for a courier firm that can collect an engine from another address and deliver to my address. I've looked at a few online and there seems to be various restrictions. Some want it palleted and stackable ready to go, others won't touch engines because of oil leaks etc. etc.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. :)
Thanks
Steve

jagnut66
Minor Legend
Posts: 2660
Joined: Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:28 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Engine delivery

Postby jagnut66 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:33 pm

Hi,
I hired a van on the couple of occasions I have needed to fetch an engine.
I am lucky enough to have a local firm not far from me who do cheap van hire, they have a fleet of less than perfect bodywork wise vans (but perfectly serviceable I might add) which they hire out at a very reasonable rate and no worries about excessive bills if you acquire a couple of stone chips (like a lot of hire companies threaten you with these days - or you pay extra just in case, as I've found..... :evil: )
This means you get the engine straight away and don't have the hassle of organizing postage - if you can find a firm that will do the job.
If you don't have an engine crane then two people can man-handle an A series engine easily. You will just need a pallet to put it on.
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

POMMReg
Minor Legend
Posts: 2728
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:17 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: Engine delivery

Postby POMMReg » Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:41 pm

Where do you need it collecting from?

May be someone on here who can help!
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

M25VAN
Minor Addict
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:47 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: Engine delivery

Postby M25VAN » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:10 pm

Thanks guys. It needs to go from Lanarkshire to Norfolk/Suffolk/Essex or thereabouts. I've posted on the morris minor owners forum and have a kind offer to get it to Pateley Bridge at their meet, which is getting closer.
I'll happily reimburse or redistribute courier fees accordingly. :)

faversham999
Minor Fan
Posts: 463
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:49 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: Engine delivery

Postby faversham999 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:33 pm

Shipley


stanley0070
Minor Fan
Posts: 356
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:50 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Engine delivery

Postby stanley0070 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:42 pm

Heres the link to shiplys....

https://www.shiply.com/


M25VAN
Minor Addict
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:47 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: Engine delivery

Postby M25VAN » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:59 pm

Thanks, I'm waiting for quotes to come back from shiply.....

M25VAN
Minor Addict
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:47 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: Engine delivery

Postby M25VAN » Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:08 pm

Arrangements have been put in place with the Morris Minor Owners Delivery Service. :)

bmcecosse
Minor Maniac
Posts: 46561
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:24 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: Engine delivery

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:35 pm

Well done Steve and the MMO team !
ImageImage
Image

tysonn
Minor Legend
Posts: 1326
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:01 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: Engine delivery

Postby tysonn » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:34 am

For future reference speedshift.co.uk charge £35 plus vat for a half pallet up to 600kg.
Mick

M25VAN
Minor Addict
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:47 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: Engine delivery

Postby M25VAN » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:58 am

Thanks Mick, just had a quick look out of interest and the price jumps a bit for the post codes I needed but that is useful info for future reference. :)

tysonn
Minor Legend
Posts: 1326
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:01 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: Engine delivery

Postby tysonn » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:09 am

Yeah £35 plus vat for a half pallet.I got a quote for one from the from the IOW and it jumped £50.Still a good price though.
Mick


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests