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by Chief
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duckhams classic fuel additive or valvemaster
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: Duckhams classic fuel additive or valvemaster

I've always used Valvemaster Plus in mine (since ~2002), which I thought from memory was the only FBHVC approved additive. I haven't used it on the last few top-ups admittedly and just been running on regular unleaded (original leaded engine still) since the car isn't getting moved much (some of the...
by Chief
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did it cost back in the day....
Replies: 9
Views: 552

Re: What did it cost back in the day....

Of course figures from the 60s would presumably still be in £'s, Shillings and Pence and would HMRC need it converted to its' modern worth I wonder?
by Chief
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Weatherstrip
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Weatherstrip

And to add to the previous reply, black cloth on top.
by Chief
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Server Errors?
Replies: 25
Views: 1495

Re: Server Errors?

I was wondering this as well since that's two mornings in a row now it's been giving out error 500's (wasn't blank for me today).
by Chief
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carpets & underlay
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Carpets & underlay

I'm also preparing my car for new carpets etc. and thanks to ColinChandler I don't have to post a new thread to ask what those 'shoulder spacers' were actually called that are used on my seatbelts :D
by Chief
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).

Thanks for that tip, I wish I'd thought of that when I not so long ago put back in the drivers seat in my Minor - took an hour to get just one bolt in as it ground its way through the rust :oops: (also have some sheared passenger bolts to deal with when I get round to it).
by Chief
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).

Thanks for all the replies, also after my own searching I had found margnor as the cheapest I could find so it's nice to have it confirmed by taupe. Having re-assessed some of the wall depth I believe it's possible some of the bolts we've yet to extract (some of the ones taken out so far took an hou...
by Chief
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).

Thanks for the response. I suddenly remembered I had a box of metric bolts in the garage (cold, so cold out there) and although none of them turned out to be a match (the threads were too narrowly spaced) I did decide I may as well take a photo of the bolts (one of which is a broken one, but the thr...
by Chief
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).

Thanks for the replies.

If I have understood TPI from the wikipedia page correctly, and counted correctly, then along the 23mm length I counted 22 pitches.

Extending this along an inch against a ruler I make the count 25 pitches.
by Chief
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: colour blind
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: colour blind

The car was light green and I had sprayed it 'Autumn Gold'. There was a TV program a few years ago now about Harrods. One of the two men who worked in the Gentlemans' outfitters department was colour blind. Usually it was okay, but occasionally his colleague (and friend) had to step in to stop him ...
by Chief
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).
Replies: 14
Views: 480

How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).

Hi, My mothers caravan needs some of its slotted screws replaced (well, 136 to be precise :D) and we're trying to work out the size of the bolts used. The caravan is from the '60s so should be imperial, however of course it is possible they were replaced at some point in the past with metric fixture...
by Chief
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?

Thanks, hopefully I can have a go over the weekend :)
by Chief
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?

Thanks for the reply. It shows that current lack of sleep is having an effect since not that long ago I'd have instantly known I was describing a breaker bar :oops: I do actually have one from my socket set, however I can't get a socket onto the nut because the opposite facing bumper blades bolt is ...
by Chief
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Removing the bumper nuts - long extension bar?

Many years ago I had to get the rear bumper off my car, failed to manage it and took it to a (at the time - I've moved since) local garage. They used some form of long extension bar in addition to (I presume due to the limited access) a spanner and some penetrating spray (brand unknown). Years later...
by Chief
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Does anyone recognise this car part?
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Does anyone recognise this car part?

I never thought of it being headlining simply because I've only ever seen either just fabric headlinings or the more modern huge polystyrene sheet lined with fabric. Looking on eBay it looks like it may be either the mk1 or from a mk2 estate or van due to the amount of stitched panels, and the only ...
by Chief
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Does anyone recognise this car part?
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Does anyone recognise this car part?

Along with some other parts we recently came into pocession of this, and wondered if anyone knew what car it came from? It appears like it should have a handle attached. Wondered if it's some kind of parcel shelf or a convertible roof, also sorry if the images are loading out of order like they are ...
by Chief
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 25
Views: 1022

Re: Electric Cars

Remember also that Bosch, Volkswagen/Porsche, Mazda etc. are all working on their own biofuel replacements to petrol that are meant to work as a direct replacement so there is hope. Mercedes on the other hand have said their future is electric only. Mazda recently started reproduction of parts for t...
by Chief
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealer or private purchase?
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Dealer or private purchase?

So... is that attached picture the traveller or the MX-5? :D

After all, it wouldn't be the first mx-5 based traveller:
https://www.morrisminorowners.co.uk/vie ... 38#p110438
by Chief
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hardtop for convertible?
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Re: Hardtop for convertible?

And maybe if you want one you could fabricate something out of this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MORRIS-MINOR ... Swh-lfW4ZD

:D

(not sure how heavy it would be though, Travellers were aluminium right?)
by Chief
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Problem with memory card no longer locking into video camera
Replies: 14
Views: 595

Re: Problem with memory card no longer locking into video camera

I'd personally advise against Sugru for something like this based on my own experiences, though maybe if you sandwiched some between a cut out of cereal box cardboard or milk bottle plastic it would work as well - that's just going from other cameras i've seen which had the space to do something lik...