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#31 OFFLINE   adw1977

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:49 PM

Wow, two sets of fantastic plates, that is lucky.
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

Amazing the originals had been kept all this time!!
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 10:10 PM

I passed my test in a 66 Morry thou.
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 11:32 PM

Fine Beast you got there good Squire , Never had a ride in a woodie

As the seats look shot ,why not pop some Red Leather seats in , Always think a Moggie with read leather was quite posh

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:08 AM

Is it illegal to mix up the number plates? I never knew that.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:37 AM

I am not sure its illegal provided both are legitimate to the age of the vehicle?   If so, its another law I have inadvertently broken for most of my driving career.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:43 AM

Technically, it's an MOT failure to have non-matching number plates. This is even true if you've got new front front and old front rear. Remember an MOT tester picking up that on my Peugeot 306, though he was a sensible old geezer and it was a verbal only. Shows he was sharp to spot it!

 

I love this thread. Shabby Minors are great, and the number plates are amazing.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:30 AM

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This photo is utterly fantastic, my new desktop wallpaper.

Can we have a matching shot of the rear?
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:13 PM

Technically, it's an MOT failure to have non-matching number plates. This is even true if you've got new front front and old front rear. Remember an MOT tester picking up that on my Peugeot 306, though he was a sensible old geezer and it was a verbal only. Shows he was sharp to spot it!

 

I love this thread. Shabby Minors are great, and the number plates are amazing.

 

So the bloke who helped my van to pass by having a new font one made up for the de-laminating front plate but left the old, pre-Charles Wright one on the back was actually breaking his own rules?    Not a dig, by the way, just an interesting observation on how things are interpreted and/or not known about.   Presumably this rule came in with the new font bollocks.   It doesn't matter now because I have a Framptons replacement on now but I still wonder how he got round the V5 document requirement as well!


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:26 PM

Non-matching in this case means not having one black/silver and one reflective, I don't think the plates actually have to be a matching pair.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:19 PM

What a bizarre rule. Its not as if you can see both at the same time, unless a big mirror's involved, the rear plate's mounted on a 180deg hinged van door, or youve had a hell of a crash.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:17 PM

I think the only answer now is for Squire to fit a James Bond swiveller to display the correct/desired plate at will....


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:56 PM

Haha! That properly made me laugh. I seem to recollect Mr. Bond drove some choice shite when he desired to be incognito.

 

More small jobs done today. Mainly cleaning and tidying. The dashboard is filthy and despite a warm soapy water wash it didn't shift much dirt, so I'll have to try something stronger. This was before I touched it:

 

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I have the glovebox but will fit it once the car up to a MoT testable standard. I also scraped the remains of dozens of old parking tickets from the window and wiped them all down inside in readiness for Autoglym glass polish treatment, as I insist on clear vision.

 

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This keeps making me want to put the originals back on...

 

I will get the car inside soon, in order to give the wood a few coats of varnish and begin work in earnest. Some of it was already sanded down in preparation. The good news is, the car has remained dry inside bar the odd dribble from the windscreen corner in really heavy rain, but I'm not bothered about that.

 

The eagle-eyed amongst you will note the car has only red lamps at the rear. Mercrocker will know why. More on that in a future post.


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Squeak, rattle and roll.

 

 

Thanks restorer.

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 08:12 PM

The problem with Minors is that they attract more Minors. ( no Gary Glitter jokes please.. )

I know of three properties full of them. One driveway in Tamworth, Cannock and Kidderminster are all infested. No pics currently but they seem to breed.

Be warned
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:20 AM

I reckon if it were me that those Sercks would be on my garage wall and the Ace-type back on the car.   There is something hugely appealing about this Minor, though......Transition Travellers are not at all common especially in this wonderful condition - that state they all get into where you think, surely that's fucked.   But, no, they last longer looking like this than at any other stage in their lives.   I would (pun intended) love  to end up with just an unrestored Traveller to collect my pension and Tuesday afternoon shopping in. 


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:24 AM

I loved the Minor I had and stupidly sold it to fund another Minor project which I sunk a lot of time and money into and abandoned when me and the missus nearly split up.

They’re fantastic fun to drive, in fact I’d rate a Minor as my favourite car to smoke about in. Not fast but tremendous fun!
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:01 PM

This keeps making me want to put the originals back on...

 

Do it ! For improved legibility, while maintaining all that marvellous patina, you can restore* the black background using a poundland sharpie !


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:22 PM

Issigonis got it right first time ;-)
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:30 PM

Ooh, is it still on trafficators? I can see why actual indicators are a good idea, but it rather spoils the looks of this generation of Minor to fit some.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:31 PM

I pulled my first proper girlfriend when I owned my Moggie in the early 90’s. She was in her friend’s mustard yellow Metro at the time, and I jumped out for a chat, as I knew the driver very well. I bet there aren’t many on here that can claim to have pulled using their Morris Minor.
Back to the 62 this thread’s based on, I’m looking forward to developments. Lovely looking thing, and it looks to be well preserved in a ‘warts n’all’ kind of way. Lovely.
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:27 PM

I'm quite taken by the incongruity of Serck plates on a 1963 Moggy. Probably a unique combination. I'd keep them!


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:50 PM

keep traficators but put some eleventy million watt LEDs in them so modern man can see them without using too much smoke out of the battery


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:55 PM

Sercks, for uniqueness and how good they look. Old cars on period black and yellows always look great, and are arguably more period as it's what people did at the time. Everyone takes them off in favour of new pressed black and whites now which aren't as nice.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:56 AM

Right.

 

After two pages of fucking Sercks wankery, can we please have some updates regarding the car?


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 03:28 AM

Wait, you want to talk about the car the Serck plates a bolted too?

Why?
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:42 PM

Sercks, for uniqueness and how good they look. Old cars on period black and yellows always look great, and are arguably more period as it's what people did at the time. Everyone takes them off in favour of new pressed black and whites now which aren't as nice.

 

Many an old car at shows is ruined by black and bloody silver number plates. Most would have spent most of their life with yellow/white ones as people wanted their car to look up to date. 

The traveller looks great Josh, but I must insist that you confine those original number plates to the garage wall!


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:36 PM

Let's focus on the fact we have a transition traveller here in good nick, hopefully not far from an MOT based on what Josh was saying when I was getting the Oxford..

It looks a treat - hope we can get it together with the Oxford soon:)
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:22 PM

keep traficators but put some eleventy million watt LEDs in them so modern man can see them without using too much smoke out of the battery

 

IIRC they had 3 watt festoon bulbs standard. Last car I had with them I put in the brightest festoon bulbs that would fit the slot. Made a world of difference. There will be no LED nonsense for me! Fortunately this car doesn't have trafficators.


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Thanks restorer.

 

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:31 PM

hopefully not far from an MOT

 

It's too close to May to worry about such nonsense.


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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:32 PM

IIRC they had 3 watt festoon bulbs standard. Last car I had with them I put in the brightest festoon bulbs that would fit the slot. Made the lenses melt within minutes.

 

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