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by bbennett
Sat May 30, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: Keep Calm & Carry On
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Keep Calm & Carry On

Original paint or patinaed respray? Are you happy with the color? If it's mostly presentable and can be preserved I would. I was never happy with the paint on MMPU for the twenty years I had her. This was the year I was going to return it to the original grey or something close. That woman in the To...
by bbennett
Sat May 09, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Information
Topic: What goes here please?
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: What goes here please?

two plates on my '59 Morris US spec pickup. Trying to attach picture. Hole spacing looks a bit off. The lower plate was the VIN. Upper a generic info. The truck is gone and this is not a very high res pic. Sorry. Maybe Austin and home market were different. BB Great to see some activity on the forum...
by bbennett
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1967 Alfa van on BAT
Replies: 1
Views: 468

1967 Alfa van on BAT

Not sure if it's more Morris or Alfa. It's in California after all. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/alfa-twin-cam-powered-1967-morris-minor-van/ Looks like a lot of work went into the conversion. Seems like a leaky 4.55 diff defeats the advantage of the 2.0l twincam, twin Weber motor unless the fi...
by bbennett
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: Minor pick-up tail gate.
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: Minor pick-up tail gate.

ESM does show a large and small bumper block but it appears they only differ in how far they protrude from the hinge panel. They say the large goes with beehive lenses and the small with flat lenses. Makes sense.
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by bbennett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: Minor pick-up tail gate.
Replies: 13
Views: 1864

Re: Minor pick-up tail gate.

While searching online parts catalogs awhile back it appeared there were two size bumpers. Van vs pickup? Model year differences? The gate on my now deceased pickup just touched the small bumpers but it was a little below horizontal. Chain stretch perhaps.
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by bbennett
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: R.I.P. MMPU
Replies: 29
Views: 4217

Re: R.I.P. MMPU

Hemmings Motor News did a little piece on my Morrisless predicament .

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2020/01/2 ... t-10690686

Not sure if that is going to work as a link, doesn't look like a url, no underline?
by bbennett
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: R.I.P. MMPU
Replies: 29
Views: 4217

Re: R.I.P. MMPU

Starider The last photo was MMPU being dragged onto a flatbed tow truck. It's a couple miles away at the Copart salvage auction yard. At this point the top bid is only $200. If I had a way to move it and a place to store it I would bid on it. It's the bent firewall that's the killer for me. The loca...
by bbennett
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Happy Christmas 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: Happy Christmas 2019

Seasonal Salutations from across the pond form a now truckless Morris fan.
by bbennett
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: R.I.P. MMPU
Replies: 29
Views: 4217

Re: R.I.P. MMPU

So long.
by bbennett
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Chat and Banter
Topic: R.I.P. MMPU
Replies: 29
Views: 4217

Re: R.I.P. MMPU

Most pickups for sale have been "restored". The challenge is finding one that restored to my taste. Both of these are presently for sale in the range of the insurance payout but a couple thousand miles away. Doesn't make for convenient inspection or a test drive. The green one has a funky silver qui...