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by AntB
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drive train - Weakest link
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: Drive train - Weakest link

Having been guilty of installing an upgraded the engine without consideration about the drivetrain, it's definitely the gearbox next, then the rear axle last. With a racing a- series installed the clutch ate itself. With a better clutch installed I went through gearboxes like no-one's business. Even...
by AntB
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Wheel spacers to change PCD. Good idea or bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2786

Re: Wheel spacers to change PCD. Good idea or bad?

steel studs machined into aluminium? what could possibly go wrong?
by AntB
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NMP (Nuffield Metal Products) plates
Replies: 51
Views: 4973

Re: NMP (Nuffield Metal Products) plates

Mine was carelessly cut straight through when an MoT patch was added!

So please put me down for one also (y)

Happy to pay in advance (y)
by AntB
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Aldi type places.
Replies: 104
Views: 13405

Re: Aldi type places.

i don't post that often, but :lol: at someone from the north moaning about Aldi.

pop in when there's a sale on gravy, you'd love it ;)
by AntB
Mon May 05, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Jacks.
Replies: 17
Views: 5350

Re: Jacks.

so if i jack my morris off the ground with the jack to replace a tyre with a puncture the OEM jack will kill me? odd, i have changed loads of tyres with it and it was fine. however, if someone was planning on using it for something it wasn't designed for, such as working under the vehicle instead of...
by AntB
Mon May 05, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Jacks.
Replies: 17
Views: 5350

Re: Jacks.

bmcecosse wrote:Don't worry about the original jack - it is NEVER to be used anyway!
if memory serves it gets the car off the ground. so why the issue?
by AntB
Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Morris Minor Documentary
Replies: 25
Views: 4361

Re: New Morris Minor Documentary

excellent work :D
by AntB
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: decent garage in portsmouth area
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: devent garage in portsmouth area

Whites Motors on St Paul's Road in Southsea have had a Minor van and a Marina in there within the last 12 months. They're more than capable.
by AntB
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

Re: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing

Yes, and I think someone also re-posted the link to the FHBVC site too :wink: apparently everyone's read it, so they know exactly what the proposal is, which i find odd, as this thread is on its third page now...... and the FHBVC link is only about a proposal, not a set of already agreed rules. i d...
by AntB
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

Re: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing

My car for one will not pass the criteria How do you know? :-? The criteria for the UK has not been decided yet as it is up to each member state to interpret what "substantial changes in the technical characteristics" means, and discussions are ongoing. i think someone else posted something like th...
by AntB
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

Re: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing

I'm not sure that the Gresham Land Rover story (despite being terrible) is relevant to the non-MOT debate. i wasn't debating anything to do with the MoT, or trying to make that point with that example I don't like being stopped from doing a lot of household work - however without rules and regulati...
by AntB
Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

Re: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing

link to the FBHVC website and their report on what is to happen from the looks of their reporting, all that is proposed is a choice as to whether or not a 'historic vehicle' (that is one over 30 years old- the criteria regarding this are also described- and in completely standard condition still) m...
by AntB
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

Re: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing

Those that don't feel naturally competent to undertake certain tasks usually dont! and here's an example of what happens when they do, when they can't properly judge their own competency sorry, but your argument doesn't hold muster, ditto for the DIY side of your point. this is why people end up le...
by AntB
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

Re: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing

well if anyone can do it, best just let everyone get on with it then! oh, until it breaks and someone gets hurt. can't have people getting hurt can we. i've a brilliant idea, let's put together some legislation so just not anyone can do it, problem solved! but we need to let people work out their ow...
by AntB
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

Re: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing

wild mods are out Why should this be though, and who decides what's "wild"? my Swiss- German isn't too hot, but it's not great from what i know. even as much as swapping wheels to a different set of alloys from the same range of cars (e.g. a later model, like putting Mk5 wheels on a Mk3 Escort to g...
by AntB
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1960s Steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Re: 1960s Steering wheel

not a clue. i am sure they'll be open on monday morning though. just call them :)
by AntB
Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1960s Steering wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Re: 1960s Steering wheel

by AntB
Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

Re: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing

Some good info here:- http://www.rodsnsods.co.uk/forum/topic/eu-reaches-decision-road-worthiness-testing-167913 either the link must've taken me to a different website (possibly the Daily Mail judging by some of the comments) or i've misunderstood your post ;) i think a better idea may be to read u...
by AntB
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing
Replies: 39
Views: 5709

Re: EU reaches decision on road worthiness testing

judging by the responses i think i'd best leave this in here: http://caughtinthemiddleman.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/doomed.png probably also worth noting that owners of pre- 1960 cars (which includes me) have recently enjoyed witnessing legislation (not guidance) that exempts them from being requi...
by AntB
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic car magnetism?
Replies: 33
Views: 4879

Re: Classic car magnetism?

C.J. wrote:Where did I actually say ALL cars? :-?
so by cars that are following you, i assume that you don't therefore mean everyone who is behind you, but a small minority who choose to tailgate?

so your car isn't attracting a majority?

so your point is?