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by SteveClem
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 23
Views: 367

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Bob - "The petrol explosion happens , in an instant , with no time to react whatsoever...." Too true.......a mate blew himself up not too long ago with a petrol can near a bonfire and spent two weeks in hospital. To compound his bad luck, once he was on fire, he rolled across the ground to try and ...
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Saloon bootwell - help needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Saloon bootwell - help needed!

Surely the missing bits can be fabricated? Parts for Austins of the same era are much harder to find so owners just make them ...or in my case, get someone else to make them!
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Candidate for import?
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Candidate for import?

Telescope to the blind eye? It worked for Nelson.
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid theory
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Brake fluid theory

As Rob says, spend a fiver on new stuff :D
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body shapes after 1964
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Body shapes after 1964

I've got a 61 saloon and a 67 trav. The later heating and ventilation system is much superior, but less aesthetically pleasing to my eye.
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: How Far have you driven?

Bet she had a numb bum when she got there! I loaned my Traveller to a FT journalist at the last election, he took it all over and returned it serviced and MOT'd. About 3k miles in 2 months, and only broke down once... Got lots of interesting photos of the car with certain politicians of all varietie...
by SteveClem
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: It's the rules,mate.

It's a shame that all the 'jobsworth' stuff makes you a bit cynical about it all.
by SteveClem
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Oblongs & Circles

Way above my head this, chaps... just happy that mine look ok and drive well :lol:
by SteveClem
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Colours
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Colours

Good plan! Make it look as you would like it. Unless you are into concours stuff it's a taste thing. :wink:
by SteveClem
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 12646

Re: caravans

I suppose,like everything else, it's worth what someone will pay for it :lol:
by SteveClem
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: It's the rules,mate.

I think the idea is that glass mixed in might cut the bin man whereas if he knows it is in a separate container then they know to handle it more carefully. A bit like the "sharps box" used to collect used needles in a Hospital. I get all that, but just did what the nice council lady told us what to...
by SteveClem
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 701

It's the rules,mate.

We are enthusiastic recyclers,it just seems the right thing to do. Leaving aside the peculiarities of local recycling anomalies, we have a system whereby everything like metal,plastic and card goes in the bin( which is black,oddly...the green bin is for landfill). Glass however has to be put in a se...
by SteveClem
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Fire briquettes

Seems there's a chap in Bolton sells briquette makers for poo. Grazing animals only,according to my informant.
by SteveClem
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What goes here??
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: What goes here??

Not airtight/watertight enough! Try a beetle, they float for quite a while... :wink:
by SteveClem
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matters
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Minor Matters

It'll be the bl**dy post office! We're always getting other people's post.
We then deliver it, but I suppose not everyone does...
by SteveClem
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Quarter lights
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Quarter lights

As far as I know,all quarterlights are the same. Apart from the very early ones that may need a bit of tweaking to make them fit.
by SteveClem
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Difference of opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Difference of opinion

I always use 3 parts sharp sand to one of cement, but if the base isn't good and stable it doesn't matter what you use...it will crack anyway! Old fashioned lime mortar has more flexibility, but it's expensive and tricky and still needs a good base. I use a slightly dry mix, point it in, after an ho...
by SteveClem
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Fire briquettes

Got chatting to someone from the local stables a while ago. They burn dried horse poo in a rocket stove there. Seems it doesn't smell at all.
She's trying to convince her husband to use it on their log burner....good luck on that one :D
by SteveClem
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Fire briquettes

I bet most on here have had a go at making these... using annoying little compressors that make your hands hurt and break after a couple of times. The compressor, not (usually) your hands! One of the great things about being retired is available time, and being a curious person I decided to investig...
by SteveClem
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 20
Views: 572

Re: brake lines - material?

I'm guessing that ampwhu is referring to the bureaucracy involved with such a massive and,arguably, monolithic organisation. :wink: