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by Alex'n'Ane
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Work/education
Replies: 81
Views: 28341

Re: Work/education

les wrote:Ah great, just the thread. What's the difference between a student studying a subject and a student reading a subject? :roll:
How snobby the university and subject matter are...
You read history at Cambridge.
You study engineering at Sheffield.
by Alex'n'Ane
Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Young Members
Topic: Work/education
Replies: 81
Views: 28341

Re: Work/education

As the original poster, Just to update! Graduated 2 years ago, now working as a composites engineer for an automotive design consultancy.
by Alex'n'Ane
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commuting in a 1098cc Morris
Replies: 73
Views: 15291

Re: Commuting in a 1098cc Morris

simmitc, I was posing the questions to the original poster, who stated he had minimal mechanical knowledge. But in response, all well and good if you immediately diagnose the problem, but this tends to come with experience. Also thats just nonsense about having to reprogram the ecu for every little ...
by Alex'n'Ane
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commuting in a 1098cc Morris
Replies: 73
Views: 15291

Re: Commuting in a 1098cc Morris

Realistically a lot depends on who your employer is.. Are you in an industry/company where you can turn up an hour or so late, even just once a month, because the car was playing up starting in the morning, or a condenser broke on the way, etc etc. Will you be able to swap over a cylinder head on a ...
by Alex'n'Ane
Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spell Checker ????
Replies: 12
Views: 2091

Re: Spell Checker ????

I can go Saleing in it!
by Alex'n'Ane
Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drums 2 Discs. My story and verdict.
Replies: 19
Views: 4631

Re: Drums 2 Discs. My story and verdict.

You can comfortably lock the front wheels from say 30mph with the standard set-up, so they're not really ineffective. What you've said about the ladrover owners sounds very familiar.. If you're going to drive her a little harder, (you will get brake fade) or fit wider wheels, then discs are certainl...
by Alex'n'Ane
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 1239

Re: Brake Upgrade

Its your choice, but I originally fitted a servo, but them removed it. It makes the brake layout more complex, ruins any feels you have on the brake pedal too!
by Alex'n'Ane
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Even older cars can be greener..........
Replies: 23
Views: 4877

Re: Even older cars can be greener..........

I'm pretty sure Chickjohn is just being a troll.... No one actually believes anymore that the excess pollution from humans ISNT causing global warming. Also regarding the 2/3 ice under water "LOGIC", When water freezes it takes up less than 10% extra area compared to the liquid state, thusly the 1/3...
by Alex'n'Ane
Thu May 23, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: At Last!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2791

Re: At Last!!!

Cool, can i ask what your dissertation was in?
by Alex'n'Ane
Tue May 21, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: At Last!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2791

Re: At Last!!!

Sweet, well done. No exams then?!
by Alex'n'Ane
Mon May 20, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Quality of Parts
Replies: 16
Views: 1917

Re: Quality of Parts

I can honestly say I have never changed a clutch on any car I have owned in the last 25 years. I use the clutch as little as possible, same as the brakes. 'riding' the clutch costs money as well as going to fast and braking every 5 seconds. Top tip there guys, If you dont use the brake or clutch, t...
by Alex'n'Ane
Sun May 19, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tyre Size Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: Tyre Size Question

155's fit fine on standard wheels, probably as common if not more so than 145's.
by Alex'n'Ane
Fri May 17, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheel Alignment
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Wheel Alignment

With difficulty, and lots of time yes. But for £15 or so, its probably not worth the hassle. Where abouts in the country are you?
by Alex'n'Ane
Sun May 12, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Traveller with a chop
Replies: 16
Views: 4749

Re: Traveller with a chop

ian.mcdougall wrote:Third picture down whats in the engine bay ?
"engine is Mazda" It certianly looks like the mx5 lump to me, 1.6 or 1.8.
by Alex'n'Ane
Fri May 10, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Traveller with a chop
Replies: 16
Views: 4749

Re: Traveller with a chop

That looks nice!
by Alex'n'Ane
Fri May 10, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Estimated speed for a 1275 A+ Engine
Replies: 12
Views: 2735

Re: Estimated speed for a 1275 A+ Engine

Standard cam? And rocker ratio? I imagine that is somewhat limiting given the other parts.
by Alex'n'Ane
Tue May 07, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Poly bushes
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: Poly bushes

I believe jlh sell poly bush ones, they will have done the most thorough testing and comparison i would imagine. From other cars, i've found superpro bushes to be the best.
by Alex'n'Ane
Fri May 03, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tube or Tubeless - that is the question
Replies: 23
Views: 3915

Re: Tube or Tubeless - that is the question

Surely inner tubes catch on the internal rivets, and rusty tyre, so wear through and burst more?
by Alex'n'Ane
Fri May 03, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 midget engine
Replies: 5
Views: 939

Re: 1275 midget engine

Better? No, but easier to fit, yes.
by Alex'n'Ane
Wed May 01, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Traveller brakes
Replies: 31
Views: 3958

Re: Traveller brakes

Removing the top hat seal is not a difficult job, surely not for someone as experienced and mechanically able as you Bmc.... I have done it, its not hard! Also JLH minors sell already modified new ones. Also that may not necessarily be the issue, could be the servo.