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Does anyone know MAR133H

PostPost by: fillpoke » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:26 am

Hi Everyone, just wondering if anyone knows MAR133H, a 1969 white +2S which i'm thinking about buying? Unfortunately I'll have to do this unseen, as I'm unable to get to view it, hence this request. Thanks for any help, Dave
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:14 pm

"Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play " since April 2014

360 miles in the last 8 years.


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PostPost by: Alan D. » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:41 pm

I've also been looking at this car and have spoken to the owner at length. He seems a very nice man.
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PostPost by: fillpoke » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:13 pm

Thanks for the replies. Alan, you say the chap seems like a nice guy, does the car sound like a nice example? Dave
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PostPost by: Alan D. » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:13 pm

it sounds as though it has not been used for a long time and there will be issues getting it reliable again. its been restored some twenty years ago and I think it will need refreshing! It is relatively cheap, but what will you need to spend to get it reliable again! I'm in two minds. my wife says i should buy a better one as I have enough projects!
I see we are not too far away from each other. Sorry just to add, I've not seen the car in the flesh, the information was gained in a telephone call.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:57 am

MAR 133H was first registered on Wednesday 10th of September 1969 near Hertfordshire. At an estimated 64,927 miles, this car has done a lower than average number of miles for it's age. This car had 1 previous owner before the current keeper acquired it.

August 2017 MOT Test | 64,269 miles Pass
Advisories
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
August 2016 MOT Test | 64,212 miles Pass
Advisories
Offside engine mounting deteriorated, but not resulting in excessive movement (6.1.D.1a)
Oil leak
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
May 2015 MOT Test | 64,188 miles Pass
Advisories
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
May 2014 MOT Test | 64,157 miles Pass
Advisories
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
April 2014 MOT Test | 64,157 miles Fail
Advisories
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
Reasons
Offside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Nearside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3)
April 2012 MOT Test | 64,139 miles Pass
Advisories
Advised brakes feel littel spongy
Advised rear discs sufface corrosion
June 2010 MOT Test | 64,096 miles Pass
Advisories
Advised slight corrosion front discs
Advised osf whhel slight bend
Advised slight play osr wheel bearing
Advisede slight rougness osr wheel bearing
June 2009 MOT Test | 63,916 miles Pass
Advisories
Advised nsr drive shaft rubber perished
Advised disc slight corrosion
Advised slight play osr wheel bearing
June 2009 MOT Test | 63,909 miles Fail
Advisories
Advised nsr drive shaft rubber perished
Advised disc slight corrosion
Advised slight play osr wheel bearing
Reasons
Offside Rear Drive shaft uj which forms part of the suspension has an incorrectly seated universal joint flange (2.4.G.4c)
Offside Front Mechanical brake component has restricted free movement (3.5.1k)
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
March 2008 Registered owner changed
10th September 1969 First registered on the road

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PostPost by: jono » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:07 pm

Look to be a nice complete original car.

Plus 2's are still seriously good value IMO when you look at other classics

Mk1 Minis have gone crazy - I'm lucky enough to have one of those too but they are primitive in comparison
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PostPost by: fillpoke » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:38 pm

Thanks very much guys for all the replies, which are helpful indeed. Alan, I know exactly what you mean as I'm in two minds also. I have other projects on the go and I'm not sure if I should risk this or not. If only it was in the North East as we are.....
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PostPost by: Alan D. » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:16 pm

jono wrote:Look to be a nice complete original car.

Plus 2's are still seriously good value IMO when you look at other classics

Mk1 Minis have gone crazy - I'm lucky enough to have one of those too but they are primitive in comparison


I have a number of Mini based kit cars, can't cope with rust on a normal Mini. Fiberglass is the way to go. That's why I'm interested in a Plus 2.
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PostPost by: Alan D. » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:36 pm

fillpoke wrote:Thanks very much guys for all the replies, which are helpful indeed. Alan, I know exactly what you mean as I'm in two minds also. I have other projects on the go and I'm not sure if I should risk this or not. If only it was in the North East as we are.....


We missed a good one in Darlington yesterday. It was an abandoned project, the owner had died. Lots of work done to the car, but not finished. It was a black 130/5, I dismissed it at first , thought about it and was going to ring up and view the car. But it had been removed from EBay. I wonder if someone on this forum bought it?
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PostPost by: fillpoke » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:30 pm

Just like you Alan i was going to ring up about it and hopefully go to see it tomorrow. I wonder what we missed?
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:04 pm

NE Chaps,

I restored mine from a basket case - if you want to come for a chat/look and discuss these cars I'm just across in Brampton
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PostPost by: Alan D. » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:20 pm

jono wrote:NE Chaps,

I restored mine from a basket case - if you want to come for a chat/look and discuss these cars I'm just across in Brampton


Yes please, I come to Carlisle every weekend to take my mother out, as I'm from Carlisle originally. I'm assuming you can PM me a phone number on this site.
Regards Alan
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PostPost by: Alan D. » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:27 pm

trw99 wrote:MAR 133H was first registered on Wednesday 10th of September 1969 near Hertfordshire. At an estimated 64,927 miles, this car has done a lower than average number of miles for it's age. This car had 1 previous owner before the current keeper acquired it.

August 2017 MOT Test | 64,269 miles Pass
Advisories
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
August 2016 MOT Test | 64,212 miles Pass
Advisories
Offside engine mounting deteriorated, but not resulting in excessive movement (6.1.D.1a)
Oil leak
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
May 2015 MOT Test | 64,188 miles Pass
Advisories
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
May 2014 MOT Test | 64,157 miles Pass
Advisories
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
April 2014 MOT Test | 64,157 miles Fail
Advisories
Offside Rear wheel bearing has slight play (2.6.2)
Reasons
Offside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Nearside Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively (8.2.2)
Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3)
April 2012 MOT Test | 64,139 miles Pass
Advisories
Advised brakes feel littel spongy
Advised rear discs sufface corrosion
June 2010 MOT Test | 64,096 miles Pass
Advisories
Advised slight corrosion front discs
Advised osf whhel slight bend
Advised slight play osr wheel bearing
Advisede slight rougness osr wheel bearing
June 2009 MOT Test | 63,916 miles Pass
Advisories
Advised nsr drive shaft rubber perished
Advised disc slight corrosion
Advised slight play osr wheel bearing
June 2009 MOT Test | 63,909 miles Fail
Advisories
Advised nsr drive shaft rubber perished
Advised disc slight corrosion
Advised slight play osr wheel bearing
Reasons
Offside Rear Drive shaft uj which forms part of the suspension has an incorrectly seated universal joint flange (2.4.G.4c)
Offside Front Mechanical brake component has restricted free movement (3.5.1k)
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
March 2008 Registered owner changed
10th September 1969 First registered on the road

Tim


Thanks Tim for going to the trouble of finding this information, I was thinking as I was reading it and thinking there is no hiding place now, in these days of IT! Which is a good thing.
Regards Alan
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PostPost by: Alan D. » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:29 pm

Alan D. wrote:
jono wrote:NE Chaps,

I restored mine from a basket case - if you want to come for a chat/look and discuss these cars I'm just across in Brampton


Yes please, I come to Carlisle every weekend to take my mother out, as I'm from Carlisle originally. I'm assuming you can PM me a phone number on this site.
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