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tonton Tony Goninan
Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia   AUS
1950 Morris Minor "The Frog"
Still fiddling with a tidy up in the engine bay and front grill area.
Tony

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tonton Tony Goninan
Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia   AUS
1950 Morris Minor "The Frog"
Hopefully the "FROG" is feeling better after a touch up on the front grill, radiator & engine bay.
Tonton


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shoebone Stuart F
tempe, arizona, USA   USA
Looking good ... and that colour, really suits it. Well done.

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66jalopy Silver Member Phillip Jolliffe
Lake City, FL, USA   USA
Nice, you are giving me incentive to tidy mine up a bit, too busy driving it these days.

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tonton Tony Goninan
Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia   AUS
1950 Morris Minor "The Frog"
Thanks guys, good to get positive feedback.
Cheers
Tony

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JohnV John V
Woodstock, New York, USA   USA
Just put this note on the car page itself, but ... LOVELY lowlight car, very nice indeed.

I'm a bit surprised, though, to see the single-piece front panel and grille stamping. Would have thought a car of that year and serial # would have had the separate chromed grille that detaches. Do you know that the front panel was original?

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John in Eugene Gold Member John Quilter
Eugene, Oregon, USA   USA
Very nice detail work that is really looking good. One question: on Minors this early did they mount the starter switch on the engine bulkhead vertical or horizontal. On all the later cars I've seen it was horizontal?

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Eugene, Oregon USA

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JohnV John V
Woodstock, New York, USA   USA
John: Good eyes! I checked my April 1949 car and also photos of Richard O'Brien's quite original Feb 1949 car, and both have the starter switch mounted horizontally.

Perhaps the vertical mounting happened during Tony's reassembly of the car ... unless for some reason it was different on CKD cars sent to the Antipodes?

emjay Jim English
Marietta, PA, USA   USA
There is nothing to hold it any particular angle, whatever was the fancy of whoever assembled it. Perhaps the trainer wanted to have fun with the new guy. It must have been a hoot for the battery installer if the wire guy put the starter and battery lead on the same post.

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tonton Tony Goninan
Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia   AUS
1950 Morris Minor "The Frog"
Point of much discussion & wonderment John. I'm not sure if the front panel had ever been replaced but the one family had it forever & it cannot be recalled. Maybe it was a transition piece 50 t0 51. Who knows?
I quite like the one piece myself.
Cheers Tony

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