Morris Minor Music

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Morris Minor Music

Postby TDV102 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:01 pm

While Minors rarely came with in Car Entertainment, most of us have added it. What sounds come out the windows on your Morris?
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby palacebear » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:32 pm

Generally a stream of prayers that the gearbox will survive another journey! (iPod with Bon Jovi 'Livin' on a Prayer' on repeat would be appropriate!)

Have just found a nice 1959 Phillips LW/MW neg earth radio. Once installed, I suppose a few stations still broadcast on there
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby GBond » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Haven't fitted a stereo to mine but I usually carry a portable Bluetooth speaker which actually does a pretty good job placed in the glove box.

Tunes are Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Rolling Stones and the like; good driving music.
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:09 pm

I have a stereo in my passenger glove box (which has replaced the old originally positive earth cassette player) the speakers are on the parcel shelf . I rarely use it being alive to any extraneous new noises and rattles that may arise.

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby TDV102 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:21 pm

Mine had a Harry Moss tape player and a Radiomobile radio, plumbed in to an amp and 25W speakers in home made enclosures. Typically Floyd, Hawkwind, Zeppelin, Zappa, Gong and mix tapes of 70s rock. My next one is going full digital hifi. Same sort of playlist - my head never left the 70s!
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:38 pm

I know the feeling. I can never get into mine without hearing Breakfast in America by Supertramp and Out of the Blue by ELO two albums whose tapes were stretched and played to death in 1979 in my A level year bumbling around the Buckinghamshire back roads. Classic tracks!!!

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby SteveClem » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:56 pm

There was a 'minor ' hit some years ago by 'Morris Major and the Minors '? Think it was by the comic who later wrote a book about taking a fridge around Ireland? Or am I going totally mad?

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby SteveClem » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:59 pm

firedrake1942 wrote:I know the feeling. I can never get into mine without hearing Breakfast in America by Supertramp and Out of the Blue by ELO two albums whose tapes were stretched and played to death in 1979 in my A level year bumbling around the Buckinghamshire back roads. Classic tracks!!!
Clocked your age now...my A level year was a little earlier, 1971.
Both were good vintages.

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:09 pm

Just OLD will suffice. I wonder what the average age of a Minor owner is these days? I know there is a young section of the MMOC but I bought mine at 17 and have had it nearly 40 years. What makes a 17 year old want a Morris these days (Then again why did I want one at that age - probably because HCO945 series 2 convertible - was such a big part of my childhood).

Its important as they will be are the future of the club / marque.
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby les » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:27 pm

How the other half live! I had to make do with a £5 traveller, for my first car. :o


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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:56 pm

Hmm. thats inflation.....Mine cost £200 with both front wings flapping like Dumbo's ears and half the rear NS wing missing. I spent every school lunch hour for a week in a scrap yard in High Wycombe 3 cars up chiselling my way through the captive nuts on a decent rear wing.. filled and painted the front ones. learned a huge amount.
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby sid » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:11 pm

got a non-working cd player in my Herald at the moment,but no radio.used to be into metal,punk,prog rock..favourite music at the mo is techno dance stuff..scooter and the like..much to the bewilderment of practically everyone who knows me! :lol:

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby BrianHawley » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:49 pm

Period rock and jazz to suit the car.

Jap punk when I'm in the Nissan:)
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:04 pm

My 1970 Minor was bought new by my Uncle and has ended up with me . He was a great Little Richard fan so that would be the music that should accompany me on a journey in her ( if there was any method of playing it ) .

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby SteveClem » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:27 pm

SteveClem wrote:There was a 'minor ' hit some years ago by 'Morris Major and the Minors '? Think it was by the comic who later wrote a book about taking a fridge around Ireland? Or am I going totally mad?
Tony Hawks was the bloke. Had to google it. A very funny book and the song isn't as bad as I remembered :D

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby TDV102 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:58 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIOzM7SsMo

Tony Hawks, very funny guy and writer.
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Re: Morris Minor Music

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby Monty-4 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:18 pm

Have people not heard Mike Redway's song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY5vA06vVps

"Style like an ocean liner" indeed. :lol:
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:45 pm

I have still got my 45 rpm, in its cover, of this song. They played it relentlessly at the national Rally at Donnington sometime in the late 70's early 80's.

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby burnham28 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:59 pm

I think I may be showing my age but mine was sing along a Max and Mrs Mills piano medley.
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