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    Very cool!!
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    Hello,
    This HAS to be the PERFECT combo for Chris S to buy for Dash!!!
    Plus, it would feed Chris' need to 'tend' things until Dash has learned enough and is old enough to take over.
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    Oak woodwork??? - Travellers had Ash - there's a guy about thirty miles rom here makes new sets.

    https://dinefwr-joinery.co.uk/morris...ames-woodwork/

    Get them while you still can, the Ash trees are all very very sick.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    I've owned three Morris.......two travelers and a sedan. They are an Issigones design. I loved the travellers, the rear seat folding away was really useful.

    They had at least two major faults. The brakes were atrocious, that could be mitigated by putting discs on the front end. The front suspension had these screw in trunions (18g8996 to 18G8999), that when they wore out (the upper wore first) would allow he front wheel to lay flat on the ground.

    Then there was the electric fuel pump (AUA 66) and the half shafts.

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    the wheels ruin the look for me. Other than that, I could live with it quite happily
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    I want it / I 'need' it / I have to have it !! (Must resist , must resist, must resist ) Resolve is weakening -- It will be OK, the 'Holder of the Checkbook' will be along shortly with a much-needed reality check .

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    Had the trunnions drop once, doing about 40mph, fortunately going uphill and in a straight line. Not helped by me lowering the front as much as possible, hitting the bump stops a bit too often. G/f at the time wasn't impressed


    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post

    They had at least two major faults. The brakes were atrocious, that could be mitigated by putting discs on the front end. The front suspension had these screw in trunions (18g8996 to 18G8999), that when they wore out (the upper wore first) would allow he front wheel to lay flat on the ground.

    Then there was the electric fuel pump (AUA 66) and the half shafts.

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    Strangely enough what should pop up on youtube yesterday but Tiff Needell talking about his traveller when he was starting racing.


    Morry thous were a car of my youth . Ubiquitous, although I never owned one . I have a variant now I suppose, made by Morris garages.

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    I saw that yesterday as well. It was a pretty cool video. I am surprised they let him hang a trailer on the back of that car.
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    $6k for this? What's the reserve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    the wheels ruin the look for me. Other than that, I could live with it quite happily
    I'd prefer to have it with wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Strangely enough what should pop up on youtube yesterday but Tiff Needell talking about his traveller when he was starting racing.


    Morry thous were a car of my youth . Ubiquitous, although I never owned one . I have a variant now I suppose, made by Morris garages.
    A very nice video.

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    I'm sold as soon as I see the banjo steering wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland;[URL="tel:6279534"
    6279534[/URL]]I saw that yesterday as well. It was a pretty cool video. I am surprised they let him hang a trailer on the back of that car.
    Very controlled production. No other cars on the road when he’s towing the race car.

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    Never won a BAT auction. I suppose it is a working mans problem.

    What is the best strategy when bidding on that site. The late snipers and hyper/pumpers are good there too.

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    the strategy will be the same for all online auctions

    if you really want the object, know the market for that bike, bid in the last seconds of the auction, bid only once, and bid large, but within the market
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the strategy will be the same for all online auctions

    if you really want the object, know the market for that bike, bid in the last seconds of the auction, bid only once, and bid large, but within the market
    It seems the last minute bid bumps the clock by 5 minutes. I suppose the bid must be able to cover the spread. It will be interesting to watch the BAT market this fall. maybe things will change to adjust for the economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Never won a BAT auction. I suppose it is a working mans problem.

    What is the best strategy when bidding on that site. The late snipers and hyper/pumpers are good there too.
    Ted, there is no sniping on BAT. If a bid is placed close to the end of the auction the deadline extends 2 minutes. It will continue to do this past the original auction closing everY time another bid is placed. Kinda like an electronic “going once, going twice.....”

    When I sold the Roadster on BAT this went on for maybe 8 minutes or so with 2 bidder slugging it out. Was very entertaining for me!

    Also you have be register to bid, and it’s easy to get kicked off. They also won’t take just any car. You submit your vehicle for approval.
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    Does that site have an automatic bid feature.?
    Our local ebay equivalent has that.

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    I know a guy who collects Morris cars. I don't fit in them, but they are very cool for what they are.

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    BaT has an interesting business model. The seller has 2 or 3 options - one where they pay 99 dollars for a basic auction and one where you pay 349 plus for the works including photos. The 2.5% fee on top that the buyer pays is another twist. It you added up the 2 fees - the transaction price of the vehicle is not that competitive to other modern means although the timeline of the sale maybe shorter.

    When my friend was posting his coupe on BaT, the BaT preferred service vender/photographer claimed had better access and tools to not only provide exceptional representation but could deliver higher auction results through his network of experts and community who would invigorate the bidding process but at an additional fee.
    Last edited by Ted Hoppe; 09-21-2020 at 02:16 PM.

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    Auction ended at 17k and reserve was not met.


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