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by ampwhu
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 99
Views: 5260

Re: Currently drinking.....

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this ale is lovely.
by ampwhu
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 2510

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

oh yes, replaced some on my Austin van today.
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red LED rear bulbs as mentioned above.
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by ampwhu
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 24
Views: 875

Re: fuel pump

i agree with green flag. used to be with RAC for about 15 years but they offered no loyalty and standards began to slip. a bit like virgin media with me currently. one foul chop and they are gone! only used green flag the once, but they were there in 45 mins and got me going. I use RH for the classi...
by ampwhu
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Identification of cylinder heads
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Identification of cylinder heads

philthehill wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Whilst the 2A629 head will work you are not getting the best out of the engine.
having checked my spare heads, i have a 12G202. Also a 12G940 but i guess that won't fit the 1098.
by ampwhu
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from croydon
Replies: 11
Views: 617

Re: Hello from croydon

I wouldn't bother with all that. make sure the car is watertight and the door cards will be dry.
by ampwhu
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Identification of cylinder heads
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Identification of cylinder heads

Arrrggghhh not what I wanted to hear. It doesn't feel underpowered and doesn't really leak oil either. I guess I need a 1098 head at some point then
by ampwhu
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Identification of cylinder heads
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Identification of cylinder heads

I know the head here is from a 803/948, but what are the negatives of it being fitted to a 1098 block?
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its on my van which has a low compression engine. the van runs fine and will sit at 60mph all day.
by ampwhu
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

Where have I said I am in favour of animal cruelty? I am a dog owner. I once saw a scrote kick his dog over the park because it wouldn't do as it was told. I went over and kicked the fool in the shins as hard as I could. I told him if I saw him do it again, it would be more than a kick. Are we confu...
by ampwhu
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

A company that is pro something that is now illegal, interesting. No wonder you couldn’t or wouldn’t name it ! :o Not quite. It's been around a long time. They do get some lovely post from activists. You know the type, student type benefits and unwashed. Oh and they get grief from a certain celebri...
by ampwhu
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

Sleeper wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:39 pm
" My wife works for a company that is pro fox hunting by the way.... "

Wouldn't be the B.B.B.M. Co . would it ?

John ;-)
I couldn't say. Data protection and all that....
by ampwhu
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 99
Views: 5260

Re: Currently drinking.....

I'm currently in a bar in Dungarvan in southern Ireland. I'm having a couple of the black stuff.

It would be rude not to here..
by ampwhu
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

I cannot stand mayonnaise. I cant stand anyone eating it near me either.

My wife works for a company that is pro fox hunting by the way....
by ampwhu
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Timing chain
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Timing chain

absolutely. duplex is a great upgrade.
by ampwhu
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spare engine
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Spare engine

this reminds me of a 1098 sitting in the back of my garage still. a local man wanted rid and gave it to me about 5 years ago. all he wanted was a 'drink'. its still sat there under a cover in the warm and dry. I shall dig it out at some point.... I promise... :lol:
by ampwhu
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolley jack overhaul
Replies: 20
Views: 742

Re: Trolley jack overhaul

the new one I bought was an all alloy 'racing' jack that had a 2 tonne capacity. i'll never need that much, but at £120 delivered, it's great!
by ampwhu
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolley jack overhaul
Replies: 20
Views: 742

Re: Trolley jack overhaul

i used my old trolley jack to lift my car a couple of years ago. whilst it lifted the car, I went about 10 feet to get an axle stand and the jack gave way. i'm not stupid enough to do anything whilst it isn't correctly supported. with a jack, if it doesn't work correctly, buy another. they aren't ex...
by ampwhu
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: footman james
Replies: 18
Views: 1140

Re: footman james

Dogsdad wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:42 pm
I use RH and find them very good.
R.M.
agreed. 2 MM and 2 Austin. All in £182.
by ampwhu
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 37
Views: 1831

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

Sad news in terms of competition, I'm sure, but I have always been well served by ESM. And ESM pretty much own Charles Ware as well from what I can gather. So a lack of competition is the thing that concerns me. If any one company can monopolise any given market, you can be sure that prices will on...
by ampwhu
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1372

Re: Alternator conversion

you still have to grovel on the floor with a screwdriver to adjust the clicker wheels. pointless waste of time in my book. fit discs and be done with it. check the fluid once a month and enjoy. Do you have discs on the back as well then? Have you eliminated the need to lubricate your swivel joints ...
by ampwhu
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1372

Re: Alternator conversion

or the other option is to polish your car in your garage and drive it 100 miles between each MOT test. the one you don't need but insist on paying for each year. That's £50 every year to check your drums, when the tester didn't train for in their college exam. chances are they wouldn't know what the...