My Minx Husky

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My Minx Husky

Post by tomcat » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:52 pm

I noted way back in my "NPB 646L" topic about the 1960 Series 2 Husky I purchased.
During 2014 I did a lot of work on this vehicle sorting out non-functioning electrics!! Household wire with the solid ends bent over and left exposed!!!!!!!!! :o
I changed system from positive to negative earth, dynamo to alternator, added relays and fusebox. Upgraded lighting.

Decided to get it resprayed properly and so it went in to be done in Caramel and Regency Beige. Paint came from Colourweld UK Ltd near Bedford. Work well underway and then the Company doing the work went bust and the premises were locked up. Took some weeks to first, find out what was happening and then how I could retrieve the Husky and my Lancia Fulvia which had been in for MOT check over.

So I got my vehicles out after some hassle to find Fulvia was OK but parts were missing from Husky.Husky now back home and I am sorting through what is missing and / or damaged.

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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by tomcat » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:54 pm

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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:57 pm

Butterscotch and chocolate coloured , almost lickable its that nice :D
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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by tomcat » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:16 pm

Noddy wrote:Butterscotch and chocolate coloured , almost lickable its that nice :D
Thanks Noddy. :D
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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by bazzateer » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:21 pm

Hi Tom, that's looking better than last time I saw it.
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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by The Nun » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:24 pm

Looks a very good job, pity they went bust though halfway through, did you still have to pay up or were you lucky and got away with it?
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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by tomcat » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:30 pm

The Nun wrote:Looks a very good job, pity they went bust though halfway through, did you still have to pay up or were you lucky and got away with it?
I had made part payments so owed maybe £300 to the guy. :!:

I have found out since that some people had made up-front payments and were not even informed he had closed down.
One guy has an E-type in there in bits, down to bare chassis with parts all over the place.
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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by tomcat » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:36 pm

bazzateer wrote:Hi Tom, that's looking better than last time I saw it.
Hi Baz. Trust you are well?
Yes it is but then it was complete and spares for the Minx style motors are not as good as for the IMP.
Need new quarterlight rubbers for instance. 175$au from Bodgy in Australia.
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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by colin rooney » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:00 pm

very nice tom

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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by ImpManiac » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:58 am

I too like the look of the Husky, Tom. 8) It's a pity that some bits seem to be missing or damaged, though. I hope your cars come out of the fiasco okay. :?

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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by tomcat » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:14 am

ImpManiac wrote:I too like the look of the Husky, Tom. 8) It's a pity that some bits seem to be missing or damaged, though. I hope your cars come out of the fiasco okay. :?

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I am very gradually getting things together.
It is the small things that are a problem as always.
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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by imporium » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:57 am

tomcat wrote:
ImpManiac wrote:I too like the look of the Husky, Tom. 8) It's a pity that some bits seem to be missing or damaged, though. I hope your cars come out of the fiasco okay. :?

IM 8)
I am very gradually getting things together.
It is the small things that are a problem as always.
Hi Tom, I do have some NOS Rootes bits here for various Rootes cars......send an email for wants ok
Looking good in proper GWR Chocolate & Cream livery....go well with my GWR Van... :lol: ......Malcolm Van001 Husky003
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Re: My Minx Husky

Post by tomcat » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:00 pm

imporium wrote:
tomcat wrote:
ImpManiac wrote:I too like the look of the Husky, Tom. 8) It's a pity that some bits seem to be missing or damaged, though. I hope your cars come out of the fiasco okay. :?

IM 8)
I am very gradually getting things together.
It is the small things that are a problem as always.
Hi Tom, I do have some NOS Rootes bits here for various Rootes cars......send an email for wants ok
Looking good in proper GWR Chocolate & Cream livery....go well with my GWR Van... :lol: ......Malcolm Van001 Husky003
Hi Malcolm
I know you need a new 'project' especially if I have picked the correct colour scheme.
Regards
Tom
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