11 comments for “Two cars

  1. woodsy42
    March 24, 2019 at 00:56

    No 2 is now driveable so I just recently started preparations to rebuild Morris minor No 3. Working in the garage keeps me out of all sorts of trouble and domestic aggravations.

    • March 24, 2019 at 03:18

      And keeps you off the streets. 🙂

      • Bill
        March 24, 2019 at 08:08


        • March 24, 2019 at 09:40

          Not today thanks, Bill. Trying to give it up.

        • woodsy42
          March 24, 2019 at 16:43

          As an ageing, overweight bloke with heart trouble I doubt I would earn much on the streets!

    • microdave
      March 24, 2019 at 11:09

      @ woodsy42 – I hope you’ve lubricated (or replaced) the front suspension lower trunnion joints – one of the Minor’s weaknesses. I can well remember* seeing them stuck half way round a corner with one front wheel sticking out at an alarming angle. Our (company) workshop supervisor claimed that it was possible to jack them up, and re-engage the thread beside the road. This was sufficient to (carefully) drive them back to the yard and effect a proper repair.

      * Showing my age, and yes, I did drive the van version, but the Mini was more to my liking.

      • March 24, 2019 at 12:12

        But did it have wood panelling? Vital!

      • woodsy42
        March 24, 2019 at 16:54

        Indeed I have MicroDave. When I rebuilt Minor 1, many years ago, I used loads of parts from a friend’s minor which had suffered exactly that mishap. The trick is to never manouvre or pull out on full lock, it almost always happens on sharp corners. And no wood panelling, but that one is ash framed like all travellers James.

  2. dearieme
    March 24, 2019 at 21:02

    We had a Minor. We once repaired the windscreen wipers with Spangle wrappers.

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