brand new with mog ambitions

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brand new with mog ambitions

Postby tokyokee » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:53 pm

Hi all, I am a huge fan of the Morris 1000 and I'm looking to hopefully get one this year. It will be a daily runner for me, something to get me to work and back (hopefully) but I think I will do a few modern upgrades to it to satisfy my tech nerd needs. Also while I'm on, how easy is it to install rear seat belts in the 1000? If at all possible that is. I have 2 kids who would love going for a drive in the time machine.

Thanks for listening!

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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby Sleeper » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:35 am

Kieran
Easy enough if you can drill and cut slots...

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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby DaveS » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:01 pm

Welcome Kieran
Helpful first response to your question.
Keep us up to date on progress and enjoy.
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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby woodywoodchipper » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:23 pm

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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby 200272 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:36 pm

Hi it’ll be a great car for your daily, I use my van daily and love it.

I’ve done a fair bit to it now.
Heated seats, 5speed, disc brakes and a Zetec all done in stages though.

The other van in daily use has an electronic dizzy and Alternator conversion, a stereo to come and heated seat pads, Luke (the driver) loves it.

Good luck with your search and get a good grease gun too :D

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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby tokyokee » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:37 pm

Thanks for all the replies! Amazing help and advice given! I was a member on a land rover forum when I owned my old landy and never got responses like that!
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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby minormadman » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:40 pm

Big welcome from me too

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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby The vast minority » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:13 am

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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby Plin » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:32 pm

:D Welcome to the forum from me too Kieran. It was a while ago but we also put two full seat belts and one lap belt in the back of our Saloon for our three children.
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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby tokyokee » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 pm

This is brilliant! I'll be referring back to you fine gentlemen when I buy my first. Anything I should be looking for? I'm not afraid of a little work either
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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby minormadman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:16 pm

Hello Kieran I'd go for the best you can afford. That just means getting the best for your money. What to look for in the way of usual problem areas on the Minor is well documented on here,and there's a good many experts who can steer you right.
Just shout up and I'm sure your call will be well answered.
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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby frosty » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:56 pm

tokyokee wrote:This is brilliant! I'll be referring back to you fine gentlemen when I buy my first. Anything I should be looking for? I'm not afraid of a little work either


Best advice would be to take someone who knows a Morris Minor. Someone who has previously done some body repairs, as they can be a minefield of rust , but look good on the outside.

Also, there are plenty of dodgy sellers with dodgy cars waiting for a novice :D
We're friendly ~ have a look see
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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby tokyokee » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:58 pm

Good advice, I'll take it on board. Thanks lads!
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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby tokyokee » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:48 am

Sorry everyone, I got a question about putting a different engine in eventually. Won't be for a number of years like but I wouldn't mind trying to understand if it's possible let and how it's done. Am I better creating another post?
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Re: brand new with mog ambitions

Postby Custard » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:27 pm

Yes please.

If you go back to the home page there is a section on engines.

A new post with a suitable title helps others searching.

A quick look through and you may well find your question has already been covered.

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