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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:29 pm

palacebear wrote:The mirrors possibly look a little out-of-place on a Minor but they're not too far off-period. My family's photo albums reveal that my Dad's '57 Austin Cambridge had that shape/type of mirror already fitted when he bought it in 1961.
Indeed, apparently these were fitted very early on in the cars life. At least they are old and thus of excellent build quality.
Ill leave them as its part of the history now. Ive also decided to leave the "MOONRAKER MINORS" N Wilts branch sticker in the rear window for the same reason.

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby geoberni » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:27 pm

firedrake1942 wrote:
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 or right hand.
Whilst they always appear the right way up when uploaded to my PC, it seems that online the forum software knows which way round they were, and vertically taken ones (portrait) it will place landscape.
I always post photos from my PC; if it's upside down on preview, I delete the upload, go back to the image in regular viewing software, rotate it full circle and re-save. Then when I try again its right way up.

Of course if you post from a phone, then you don't have the luxury of checking it.

So, these 3 images as an example:
First a screen shop of the Thumbnails, showing both looking OK
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby Nickol » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:40 pm

Wonderful car but I was intrigued about the initial Picture of it sitting on the scissor lift.

As I will Need to get one soon, how do you get on with it? Is it stable and easy to use, Access ok?

would be grateful for some feedback
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby IaininTenbury » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:55 pm

That's a gorgeous and delightful car! As a restorer I can really appreciate one that hasn't had and doesn't need any work...
Number plates will be orig too: All styles of letters were available at the time, it was just down to what the dealer supplied.
As for Clarendon grey, I'm toying with the idea of painting my '94 Land Rover that colour. Too many poncy metallic Landys about for me :)
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby firedrake1942 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:20 am

Vast Minority, . Any chance of putting a decent photo of the bonnet pull label on here, with dimensions, as I wouldn't mind making up a reproduction. I made a good fist of the regulator label which was on a concours car.

While the wing mirrors are different to mine , I do not think they look out of place. If you ever replace the carpet do not throw the foot wear patch away, they are a sod to find and none of the new carpets has them built in. Newton Commercial do them in a Mini carpet set but want £40.00 for just the patch !!

What is it like under the bonnet ?

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby firedrake1942 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:20 am

Vast Minority, . Any chance of putting a decent photo of the bonnet pull label on here, with dimensions, as I wouldn't mind making up a reproduction. I made a good fist of the regulator label which was on a concours car.

While the wing mirrors are different to mine , I do not think they look out of place. If you ever replace the carpet do not throw the foot wear patch away, they are a sod to find and none of the new carpets has them built in. Newton Commercial do them in a Mini carpet set but want £40.00 for just the patch !!

What is it like under the bonnet ?

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:01 am

Nickol wrote:Wonderful car but I was intrigued about the initial Picture of it sitting on the scissor lift.

As I will Need to get one soon, how do you get on with it? Is it stable and easy to use, Access ok?

would be grateful for some feedback

Hi, its a BH repairs 2700KG and is a thing of wonder. it is extremely stable, this is because it is insanely heavy at half a ton! it comes with as many different height options for the support pads as you could possibly want, the 4 arms are all movable and it has so far coped with everything i've put on it. Even the R50 for an auto box fluid change was easy once i positioned a a scaffold plank either side of the lift to solve the problem of the very low R50 ground clearance. Im limited to lift height in the garage as it has a door that rolls flat into the roof space and its a truss roof as well.

Here is a pic of the r50 and a link to the BH repairs website. Have a watch of the video in the link for an idea of access.
Id recommend the lift without hesitation.
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:07 am

IaininTenbury wrote:That's a gorgeous and delightful car! As a restorer I can really appreciate one that hasn't had and doesn't need any work...
Number plates will be orig too: All styles of letters were available at the time, it was just down to what the dealer supplied.
As for Clarendon grey, I'm toying with the idea of painting my '94 Land Rover that colour. Too many poncy metallic Landys about for me :)

Sir is most kind, ill pass on your comments to Edward this morning, thanks. Was there not a clarendon grey as standard on older land rovers? my dad had a 2a that was either this shade or very close.

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:15 am

firedrake1942 wrote:Vast Minority, . Any chance of putting a decent photo of the bonnet pull label on here, with dimensions, as I wouldn't mind making up a reproduction. I made a good fist of the regulator label which was on a concours car.

While the wing mirrors are different to mine , I do not think they look out of place. If you ever replace the carpet do not throw the foot wear patch away, they are a sod to find and none of the new carpets has them built in. Newton Commercial do them in a Mini carpet set but want £40.00 for just the patch !!

What is it like under the bonnet ?

I believe someone here was having them reproduced recently so this work is already done. have a search for the thread, I only saw it via a facebook link on the other side let me know if you cant find it and ill see if I can trace it.

Ill not be replacing the carpets, might give them a gentle clean in the summer but its staying as-is in its garage in its original condition.

The mirrors are good, I just think they detract somewhat from the otherwise unspoilt originallity. No matter, they are there and we cant change that.

Under-bonnet is good, its got an aftermarket fuel pump but ive got at least 3 SU's in stock so will change it. Its nice to see the tie plate data plate present and correct. :D

Yours looks lovely, mine is probably a bit less shiny. Has yours been restored or is it also original? they would make a great display side by side some time.

Al

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby palacebear » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:52 am

Purely curious... how many miles has it done?
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby The vast minority » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:14 am

palacebear wrote:Purely curious... how many miles has it done?
Glad you asked as I really hadn't though of it. Just had a look. 44,644

MOT history check on DVLA goes back to 2006 and suggests very low use as was communicated to myself by the vendor. I had been told the car moved around a bit with the previous owner. I now remember that the guy I got it off said he got it in 2007 not 2010 and this is supported in the MOT history which sees the car move north. Hasn't been MOTd since 2013 but ill get it done for next spring just to maintain an online history. Car is in perfect mechanical order, (ive checked it myself) :D

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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby palacebear » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:07 am

Great to have such a low mileage. It really is looking and sounding like a great acquisition. Long may you enjoy! :)
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby firedrake1942 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:17 pm

A couple more of the best BMC coloured Minors I have come across of late !
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby stag36587 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:08 am

Beautiful looking car with one of the best colour combinations
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Re: new addition to the fleet

Postby irmscher » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:22 am

Lovely car :)



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