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Torton's Minor

PostPosted: 23 Mar 2008, 12:31
by Shellysowner
Two words:

Awe..... Some

I used to have a Minor, but it was a Series V - I always wanted a splitty.

[shouts]Roof chop, roof chop![/shouts] *slaps self on wrist* :D

PostPosted: 23 Mar 2008, 23:35
by Tortron
yea, i have a thing for splits (of any variery, would love a kombi)

yea id love to rod it out, its a four door tho, so not really the optimal starting base

however a sneaky sleeper 12a conversion would be quite nice :twisted:

PostPosted: 23 Mar 2008, 23:41
by Tortron
oh, dont think i mentioned, shes a 51, so a fairly early highlight i understand

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2008, 08:44
by Gordo
Keep it stock - it'll be worth quite a bit in time - heck, I would expect an unmolested Morrie in fair nick to be worth a fair bit even now.
Check out some of the related clubs and you may get a shock and if you really want to play with it, you may be able to do a swap for a decent body/chassis with some money to get you started.

PostPosted: 24 Mar 2008, 21:29
by V8-CHEVETTE
Cool purchase 8) 8)

Here's some inspiration for you :D
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PostPosted: 25 Mar 2008, 01:35
by Tortron
yea, im deffinatly not planning on doing any cutting, the only mods im doing is a new paint job. If the paint wasnt so thin and half primer id try keep it.

expecially with an original sidevalve engine and gearbox its very original and there is seriously no rust, and there never will be considering i just por15'd just about everything i could get to :P :P

PostPosted: 25 Mar 2008, 01:46
by Tortron
Gordo wrote:Keep it stock - it'll be worth quite a bit in time - heck, I would expect an unmolested Morrie in fair nick to be worth a fair bit even now.
Check out some of the related clubs and you may get a shock and if you really want to play with it, you may be able to do a swap for a decent body/chassis with some money to get you started.


have a look on trademe now, even after painting id still make quite a profit :o
got her for quite a steal :wink:

PostPosted: 31 Mar 2008, 20:37
by shoveitnz
yeah- a 12A would drop in nicely i would have thought- and so keep bodywork standard for future. A friend in nelson took me out a spin in his 12A powered minor pickup- lit up whels in 123. very fun. it seemed to fit no worries.

PostPosted: 01 Apr 2008, 00:05
by Tortron
well they were originally designed for a flat4 engine, so quite a bit of room. i think the main problem with conversions are that the sump usually ends up quite low

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2008, 04:25
by Tortron

PostPosted: 14 Apr 2009, 14:21
by Shellysowner
You've sold the 'vette?

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2009, 01:04
by Tortron
yea, having it in the shed at home wasnt really ideal - could never get time to work on it

i understand its getting an engine conversion