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Happy days

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lexus300, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    This made me smile and I owned an A50 and Morris Minor both were excellent in their day:
     
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  2. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    More smiles and happy days.
     
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  3. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    More smiles and empty motorways.
     
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  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Whereas Hillman Minxes all went bang (the very big end bearing problem BMC seems to have managed to avoid) when taken on the motorways when they finally opened in the UK.
    My father's A40 Somerset would have been incapable of doing this test - top speed was only 50 or so.
     
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  5. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Shame that 25 years later the company (by then BL) was close to collapse.
     
  6. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Indeed. I did my Teacher training with a couple of guys who left BL in 1981. They were sickened by the cost cutting that they were forced to carry out with no regard what so ever for quality. Bean counters and very poor management:(
     
  7. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I always like the appearance of the Minx yet it did suffer lower end problems. Also in those days engines needed a decoke at 30,000 miles.
     
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