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Kelly Lyons
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:33 pm    Post subject: Birdie - my 1958 2 door Morris Minor Reply with quote

Hi and thanks for the ad to the group.

I have recently acquired my lovely little Birdie - a 1958 2-door Morris minor 1000. I purchased her from Victoria, amd I understand she was originally a SA car. I want to try to collate as much information as I can re her history, and Iím hoping others on this forum might recognise her. The previous owner has graciously given me the information he already had on her, so I hope to add to this.

The compliance plate is as follows:
TYPE FB51
CAR NO. 6599221/0499
ENGINE # 9MUH182258
(Actual engine # 9CUH46863. - unknown when it was installed)
COLOUR. Murlong Grey/3

I believe it has had SA rego of AA196H, and UTK842, some time prior to being in the recent ownerís possession.

I am also in possession of a service book, where the earliest owner (hopefully first) was a Miss R A Williams, from ďLanes EndĒ, Fleetwood Cres, Frankston. Rego HDL552. The booklet states the car was purchased from Lanes Motors, Frankston Branch, and delivered on 18JUN60. (Which is interesting due to it being a 1958 vehicle). Iíd love to know more about who Miss Williams is/was, and a bit of research so far reveals a few Williamsí people who went to the old Frankston School, including a Head Teacher John Williams in the late 40s. I wonder.....

The car was then purchased from Miss Williams in 1967 by a Mrs Jill Allen. Further information unknown.

Was then purchased by unknown in 1990, again, other details unknown.

Finally, a name has been written in the front of the book...Rhys ? (Looks like Numans but Iím sure it isnít...)

I would love to know if anyone has other history of this sweet little car. She is now stablemate to my 1959 MGA and my husbandís two steeds, and Iím madly in love!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Kelly

Would you have any pictures , please

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kel,

I'll admit I'm a gumby relating to forums....how do I post photos? Eye Rolls



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelly Lyons wrote:
Hi Kel,

I'll admit I'm a gumby relating to forums....how do I post photos? Eye Rolls


here you go Kelly ( from your links above)













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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kel,

What magic is this!



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geez
That looks nice and tidy

Kel



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She really is Kel. So happy with her. Only a couple of things really need doing, being the brakes (we took the wheels off over the weekend, and seems the cylinders are sluggish and brakes not engaging properly, despite bleeding them), and a new lock in the boot latch. Also the obligatory english car oil leak, but a bit leakier than I like, so hopefully she'll be rearing to go by the end of this week. Very Happy She's not perfect (a couple of blemishes externally) but I'm happy with that!



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice, I need to find one like that


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amaroo, there are a couple of really nice cars on one of the Morris Minor buy swap and sell FB sites at the moment. One in particular is just beautiful. Pricey though, but a car is worth what someone is willing to pay, right?



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, very nice looking MM. Any questions, plenty of help here.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:03 pm    Post subject: morry Reply with quote

hi a very nice example hope you enjoy the car and welcome to the forum



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that Banks in the ACT? If so we might see you around. The Canberra club is doing well and a great source of assistance.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David,

It sure is! So you may see me out and about, either in this little darling, or my BRG MGA. It would be good to pick a locals brain - I wasnít going to join another club in this instance as Iíll be relocating shortly, but are you going to Wheels? Iím taking Birdie and weíll be parked with the MG club. ( My MGA is presently getting reupholstered). Would be great to chat face to face.

Kelly



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, What a pity you are moving. The club will be there and I plan to call in at some stage during the day. But my car is off the road right now. I will look you up.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:00 pm    Post subject: wheels Reply with quote

Where and when is Wheels?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michael, itís at Queanbeyan Showgrounds on Sunday morning. Cheers David



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:45 pm    Post subject: wheels Reply with quote

Thanks David, we will be there


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