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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Sounds like I inadvertantly touched on a raw nerve Drew sad smiley

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drooartz Drew Frink
Mountains, UT, USA   USA
No raw nerve at all (the problem with humor and typing only). The real truth is that I'm not a fan of winter. Why I live up in the mountains is anyone's bet. grinning smiley

In reply to # 33009 by 0123 Sounds like I inadvertantly touched on a raw nerve Drew sad smiley

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
That's a relief Drew, thanks smiling smiley

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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
In reply to # 33010 by drooartz No raw nerve at all (the problem with humor and typing only). The real truth is that I'm not a fan of winter. Why I live up in the mountains is anyone's bet. Seems sensible what with sea lefvels rising smiling smiley grinning smiley

In reply to # 33009 by 0123 Sounds like I inadvertantly touched on a raw nerve Drew sad smiley

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tappet2 Peter Kd
Taree, nsw, Australia   AUS
1970 Morris Minor 1000 Tourer "Tinkerbelle"
In reply to # 3971 by Denniscsae

Second day of owning the Traveller and 50 yards from a filling station!

I know that they have a very small petrol tank but to be safe if going a long journey on a fast motorway, best to
carry a spare jerry can of fuel, then you will never have to do "the walk of shame".............smileys with beer



Always give 100 per cent... Unless you are donating blood.

0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Congratulations

You have an exceptional urinary system.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
In reply to # 32993 by drooartz Took Maggie out on what will likely be one of the last drives of the season. This is just off the summit of Wolf Creek Pass in UT, so around 9000' in elevation.


Drew that shot is absolutely stunning smileys with beer

Cheers Johnny

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andertonm Mark Anderton
Virginia Beach, VA, USA   USA
1969 Morris Minor Van "FLAC Wagon"
My 1969 LCV prior to restoration. I'm in the process of putting finishing touches on it, so I'll post "after" pictures soon.

Mark in Virginia Beach


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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
You're a perfectionist Sir thumbs up

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Came across this and hope you enjoy it as much as me


0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
Thank you Johnny, I enjoyed that thumbs up

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Good smileys with beer

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Hi all

Was over near the Suffolk boarder Friday afternoon, when I got a call from some young friends of mine with a Moggy. They wanted to know if I was doing the Brass Monkey Run? Now as I had know idea what the Brass Monkey Run was, I had to enquire further. Seemed it was a run from Brandon in Suffolk to Wells on the North Norfolk coast and it was happening at 10am the following day. Obviously my first reaction was yes, followed by bugger I left the Moggy wiring incomplete when we fly up to Inverness last week. On the dark drive home, I thought Boris the Morris is outside in an unlit tent, somewhat foolhardy to do the wiring this evening.

By the time I was home and having a nice hot cup of tea, the obvious solution was at hand. The Midge needed a run, it's hood was safely tucked out of the way and inaccessible in the loft. Added to this the girl's wouldn't be interested in coming, so an open top winter ride to the coast to be met by Siberian winds, all sounded perfect.

After dinner it seemed that I was wrong about the girl's, the magic words coast, had dine the trick.
This was great, but it meant that I had to make sure my temporary wiring fix was cast iron as a breakdown, would not go down well. So only thing for it was to get up early and do a proper job. Of course these things always take longer than one hopes, so Brandon was a non starter.
The alternative Swaffham the half way point.

Of course Saturday morning, having found I needed to get further into the wiring loom than expected, my fix took even longer. My leaving deadline came and went. Got it finished, we all got in set off, didn't spare the horses and got to Swaffham meeting point as the tail enders set off. Realised I'd neither put in a fuel can or had time to fill up and kept my fingers crossed that we passed a filling station before too long.

Fete looked kindly on me as after about six miles a filling station appeared. Even better when we got to Wells I found my young friends Rob and Kim, had borrowed a 1275cc Midget and not used their Moggy. I forgave them the hood being up as Kim is pregnant and Rob's a big bloke.

Wonderful day, the girl's enjoyed it and we took a detour home around the Norfolk coast towards the Queen's estate at Sandringham. By the end of the day we'd done about 130/40 mile run and a good time.

I do love a seat of your pants adventure.

Have a great New Year
All the best Johnny


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rlincoln Ray Costa
Gurnee, IL, USA   USA
1963 Morris Mini Traveller "Miss Marple"
I envy you the weather and somewhere nice to drive. I live four miles from Lake Michigan, but the drive up and down the coast from where I live is hardly memorable and not scenic. I put my Traveller away at the beginining of November. We had cold weather and 13 inches of snow that month, but December was warmer and dry, but no sun. I guess Miss Marple will have to wait until Spring to come out to play.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Thanks Ray,
We don't get much snow in Norfolk, driest part of the country and the salt air also helps. If Britain had 13 inches of snow, we wouldn't know what to do, our rail lines come to a halt when the wrong type of leaves land on them.

Take care mate and look forward to that Spring drive in Miss Marple, which is to me a perfect name as when I had my first Moggy back in the 70's I used to love driving it to, The Miss Marple (1960s one Margaret Rutherford) theme at full volume on my old cassette player.

Johnny

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