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Margaret C USA



Well, a lot has been done and yet nothing has happened since the last entry because of "redo" work. The restoration anthem. When Molly went into the shop it became apparent that the suspension was woefully out of adjustment and the brake system was a mess. So, the last several months were spent "redoing" the foundation. I wanted a driver so I needed to refocus on dependability. My initial plan was to couple my fresh 1275 engine with a rib case transmission. However, with my renewed focus on dependability I found a 1978 Datsun B 210 with a five speed transmission for a donor car. (I w...



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Carly Fenton-Wyrick USA



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Here is a blog post of our restoration project so far for a 1959 4 door Morris Minor 1000 with Alex Haugland. https://carlyfenton.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/4-door-morris-minor-restoration-disassembly-body-prep/



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Tim Clackett USA



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January 18, 2017 After dipping in the electrolysis tank, driver's side swivel pin and rear spring brackets were treated with POR-15 Metal Prep prior to painting.



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Greg Oakes Silver Member USA



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1/21/2016 Save for getting some new parts ordered, I have my new mainshaft assembled. The job gets a lot simpler now. Initially I was going to reuse some of the expensive pieces that were still serviceable but I've now decided to replace everything that needs it now or sometime in the near future - this includes 1st gear, the two big shaft bearings, and all 3 synchros.




Glenn Sherwood CAN



All put away for the winter...safely stored snug in the trailer...




BOBBY FETTES FRA



CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME, I HAVE TREATED MY 55 SALOON SPLIT WITH HER NEW WIRING LOOM THROUGH OUT, NOW PLEASE REMEMBER I AM BARELY A NOVICE AT THIS, THE LIGHTS FRONT AND BACK WORK PERFECTLY, I HAVE CONNECTED WITH A POSITIVE EARTH, SO THE RED POSITIVE OF THE BATTERY GOES DIRECTLY TO THE BODY, AND THE NEGATIVE TO THE CELENOID ?? BUT NONE OF THE OTHER PARTS WORK, IE, TRAFFICATORS, HORN, DASH, INTERIOUR LIGHTS ETC ETC, JUST THE LIGHTS, I HAVE DONE A COMPLETE RENOVATION SO ALL THE PARTS ARE NEW, I THIONK MAYBE I HAVE MISSED AN EARTH OR SOMETHING, IT IS JUST I WOULD OF THOUGHT SOME...




Peter Rasmussen USA



Well, here it is another cold morning in March and I am off to look at another Minor. This one runs and I should be able to test drive it. It will be my first time driving one. I hope that I enjoy it! When I was 20 I owned a 1948 English Ford Squire Wagon, I hope the Morris is as much fun to drive as that was.




David Laverick Silver Member USA



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Tim J AUS



Front suspension most of it laid out ready for i
So this Journal post basically brings the project up to date. The front suspension has been assembled and the car is now ready to sit back onto its own 4 feet for the first time in 25 years. We have one small issue in that one of the reconditioned shock absorbers purchased 25 years ago seems to not be fully functional, likely the result of sitting idle for such a long time. Another unit will be installed in the near future.




Bob Finkel USA



Had a small fire so I decided to rewire little Moe and ordered a loom from ESM, Unfortunately I seem to have gotten a loom for a right hand drive Moggy - Am making it work tho. One of my first purchases was a CD of the Morris workshop manual. It was less than 10 bucks and has been very helpful in my restoration process.




Kristian Bassilios Gold Member USA



Early on I noticed that the rear suspension was sagging to the extent that the right leaf spring was rubbing the frame. Upon closer inspection, it looks like a previous owner had welded in a small piece of steel bar on the frame just below where the shackle mounts. As such it reduced the clearance for the spring/shackle significantly. Generally, the reason for such a modification would be to reinforce the frame so I was not comfortable with removing it. Nonetheless, it was obvious that the rubber used throughout the rear was deformed significantly and therefor a full replacement would like...




jason harvey USA



The "Conclave" was rescheduled for last Sunday. I decided to test the LCV to see how it did climbing the 10,000 ft. mountain Passes of I-70. I was impressed! I left at 5:30am and got to Denver by 9:00am. 3.5 hrs to do about 170 miles. Doing the math works out to 48.5 MPH. That included a stop for gas. Going up was not really the chore I thought it was going to be. The little van managed 45mph even up the steepest parts. Quite surprised. I probably could have gone faster if I hadn't loaded the van down with half of my tool box. I guess it weighed in at over 150lbs. What was really co...




Roger D CAN



First try too fishy
Several ideas for this, but finally got it figured out.




pandora gibson NZL



This week so far ive done a cut and polish, cleaned the engine bay and tracked down the nuts and washers I needed!! She looks amazing under all of the grease, and cant wait for the weekend. Apparently she was a good little runner before the head got removed so fingers crossed she will be again! Should have her started in the weekend, Cross those fingers for me .




Chris T USA



Sunset dream
1958 MORRIS MINOR 1000 Coupe In the early 1940s before Alec Issigonis designed the Morris Mini Cooper he penned a unique uni-body small car for the Nuffield Organization in Cowley, England. It was to be called the Mosquito and it debuted in 1948 at the Earls Court Motor Show as the Morris Minor. In 1956 a major re-vamp of the original car came with the advent of the '1000' sporting a new 948cc engine with 37bhp. This venerable small car went on to become the first British manufactured automobile to exceed 1,000,000 units of production and enjoyed immense success due to the many design and ...




Simone Bailey ZAF



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Complete with new parts ordered from Charles Ware Morris Minor Centre, UK.




PaulTerrenceWiggins HuntingBear USA



I was able to find the PPG code for the RD-23 Maroon B used by British Leyland on some of its automobiles from 1964 through 1972. How different is it from the RD-27 Paladin Red (Peony) Maroon paint applied in 1968 and 1969?




Jessica Zdanowicz USA



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From the rear and straight on front. The rear photo show the magnetic signs for my band “Freddie and the Cruisers” that I attach when we play car shows.




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