Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

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Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Garyjohndavies » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:10 am

Need a pair of original rear wheel cylinder boots . Will buy cylinder recon kits ,or just Boots on their own WHY ?

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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby simmitc » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:33 am

Readily available from most of the usual suppliers. For example https://www.morrisminorspares.com/brake ... ly-p829513

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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby geoberni » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:00 pm

Garyjohndavies wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:10 am
Need a pair of original rear wheel cylinder boots . Will buy cylinder recon kits ,or just Boots on their own WHY ?
Please explain further...
What exactly are you asking with your 'WHY'?
Do you need Boots? If you do then buy them.
Are you asking some rhetorical question as to why people buy Reconditioning Kits and not just Boots?

You've lost me, and I suspect others too.
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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Myrtles Man » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:28 pm

I believe that 'WHY' is an acronym for 'what have you'.

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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Garyjohndavies » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:43 pm

Just to make it clear .
I am looking for some original rear wheel cylinder rubber boots ,the new repro ones, are in my eyes not good quality rubber . I would buy new old stock cylinder repair kits , ( which contain the boots ) , the boots on their own ,or even good secondhand parts.

Gary ( WHY ,short for what have you )

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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby geoberni » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:38 pm

Well that cleared that up in more ways than one.

As to acronyms, best only to use them if the people you're communicating with have the faintest idea what you're talking about. :roll:
'WHY' is not in common usage. :(
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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby philthehill » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:45 pm

Here is one:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lockheed-KL- ... Sw8nFeWNOC

I have two Minor rear wheel cylinder boots both branded Lockheed Pt No: 33743. Made in England.
They are slightly different but are in good useable condition. One may even be NOS.
One matches the boot listed in the link above.

Β£10 including postage.

Surplus to my requirements as I have Wolseley 1500 rear brakes fitted to my Minor and I have a spare set of NOS Wolseley cylinder boots to suit.
Note: the only difference between the Minor and Wolseley rear cylinder boots is the shape of the hole which fits over the brake pipe boss.
The Minor boot can be modified/enlarged to suit the Wolseley cylinder.
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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Matt » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:07 pm

geoberni wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:38 pm
As to acronyms, best only to use them if the people you're communicating with have the faintest idea what you're talking about. :roll:
'WHY' is not in common usage. :(
"WHY" has been in use for many years on lots of different platforms and across a wide range of age groups. Its not one I use, but I have seen used quite a lot! Its in common usage as far as I am concerned, along with many I have never heard of!

edit: Having said that... I still haven't worked out why its needed when posts etc are in a "wanted" section of a forum, or someone posts an ad which is fairly clearly a wanted ad??
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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:13 pm

Bit like SWALK on the back of a letter πŸ˜‚

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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Matt » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:14 pm

I've not heard of that one... is it in common usage?
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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby philthehill » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:28 pm

SWALK.................sealed with a loving kiss, been around since Adam was a boy.


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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby simmitc » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:45 pm

Oh dear, it looks like we need a whole new thread on acronyms. One of my favourites still has to be NORWICH.

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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Matt » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:56 pm

simmitc wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Oh dear, it looks like we need a whole new thread on acronyms. One of my favourites still has to be NORWICH.
Indeed!
philthehill wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:28 pm
SWALK.................sealed with a loving kiss, been around since Adam was a boy.
But it appears to have fallen out of common usage? :lol: not surprising given how many letters individuals send nowadays anyway - it doesn't really work with a txt message :lol: :lol:
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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Myrtles Man » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:48 pm

Then of course there's BURMA.

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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby geoberni » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Matt wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:07 pm
geoberni wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:38 pm
As to acronyms, best only to use them if the people you're communicating with have the faintest idea what you're talking about. :roll:
'WHY' is not in common usage. :(
"WHY" has been in use for many years on lots of different platforms and across a wide range of age groups. Its not one I use, but I have seen used quite a lot! Its in common usage as far as I am concerned, along with many I have never heard of!

edit: Having said that... I still haven't worked out why its needed when posts etc are in a "wanted" section of a forum, or someone posts an ad which is fairly clearly a wanted ad??
Interesting you should say that, because after Myrtles Man response
Myrtles Man wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:28 pm
I believe that 'WHY' is an acronym for 'what have you'.
I did a search and it took me 3 or 4 links before I found it. I guess it depends on where you have seen it. I did eventually find the reference to it on here https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/Why as
WHY - What Have You (UK classified ads)
So perhaps it's recognised by people who previously browsed old printed classified ads where they had to pay by the letter or word for the printed advert.

One that gets me on this forum is when people type MM in a post and it takes a while to work out if they're referring to 'Morris Minor' or an actual 'MM'. :wink:
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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Myrtles Man » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:26 pm

"I guess it depends on where you have seen it."

It used to appear frequently in Exchange and Mart ads. Now there was an interesting read.

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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby geoberni » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:05 pm

Myrtles Man wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:26 pm
"I guess it depends on where you have seen it."

It used to appear frequently in Exchange and Mart ads. Now there was an interesting read.
:lol:
I don't think I looked at one of those after the late 70s.
I just had to look up on line when it stopped printing.... 2009 if anyone was wondering...
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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Matt » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:08 am

Myrtles Man wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:26 pm
"I guess it depends on where you have seen it."
I'm not really sure, its always just been there! - but its definitely been during the internet age
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Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Postby Myrtles Man » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:37 am

Erm, I didn't write that Matt, I was merely quoting geoberni. As I then said, the expression used to be a commonplace in Exchange and Mart, which pre-dated the internet age somewhat. :D


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