The finish line is in sight!

by Helen Hooker May. 31, 2017 1635 views

We travelled to Wiltshire today for what, we hope, will be our last visit to see Morris's ongoing restoration. Since our last visit, about three weeks ago, John has been busy, carefully piecing things back together. Morris's engine has been put back in place and John was hoping to get him started for the first time this afternoon.

Morris's engine bay looks much more Mini-like now - stuffed full of engine and other 1960s technology!

Morris's engine bay looks much more Mini-like now - stuffed full of engine and other 1960s technology!

John's wiring diagram was in the car - it looks horrendously complicated!

John's wiring diagram was in the car - it looks horrendously complicated!

Inside the car the back seat is in place, along with a fresh headlining and sunvisors and the dashboard dials are partially back together.

More photos!

More photos!

We're now keeping everything crossed that we'll be able to pick him up sometime in the next couple of weeks and we can't wait to take him for a drive. Work permitting, I'll be there on the big day with my camera to capture the latest instalment of our Morris Mini Minor adventure!

The most vulnerable parts of the paintwork are covered to protect them while John works on the engine bay

The most vulnerable parts of the paintwork are covered to protect them while John works on the engine bay

31 May 2017

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

So cool to be able to see the behind the scenes recovery works of this great car.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 5 months ago

We're hoping to go and collect him next week - fingers crossed!

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David Allen 2 years, 5 months ago

Lovely to see it coming back together. It does bring back memories, our first car was a minivan to be followed by a new mini. Not the most reliable car but fun to drive. We used to go on holiday camping with our daughter of three and labrador up as far as Aviemore. We even moved a piano in it from Scotland to Manchester (it was a small 18th C square).

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Helen Hooker Replied to David Allen 2 years, 5 months ago

You're so right about the reliability but that's part of the Mini's charm - as long as you're not in a hurry to get anywhere of course! We're hoping to pick him up next week - fingers crossed!

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Carl Schraefel 2 years, 5 months ago

Amazing restoration! So far so good!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Carl Schraefel 2 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Carl! Hopefully he'll be finished next week....

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Bet you're getting excited to get "him" out on the road for a "shakedown cruise"!
Lookin' Good!

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Helen Hooker Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 5 months ago

Oh yes, we're getting very excited. Hopefully the big day will be next week.....

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Jay Boggess Replied to Helen Hooker 2 years, 5 months ago

I'll be keen to see the finished product and the maiden voyage!

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