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by SteveClem
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Home made spray booth
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Re: Home made spray booth

The first respray I had done was in a cave...
It looked like a little garage, but it was a facade on a cave :D . Matlock, 1995 :D . He did a decent job too.
by SteveClem
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Canister oil filter kit probs
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Canister oil filter kit probs

What, cold in your part of the country :roll: :D
by SteveClem
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Motor
Replies: 27
Views: 236

Re: Starting Motor

Try putting the car in gear and rocking it, if the starter has jammed that may free it.
Or free it up by spannering the nut on the end of the starter.
by SteveClem
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Any One Else In Sunderland??
Replies: 3
Views: 2824

Re: Any One Else In Sunderland??

Six miles north of the ‘toon?
That must be Wideopen/Seaton Burn😊. I was a member of Seaton Burn club 45 years ago, still got my card!
by SteveClem
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?

I think that most of these products are effective if applied correctly and regularly. When I bought my 1955 Austin A30 , about ten years ago it was almost totally rust free and original. The elderly owner had obsessively sprayed all the greasy bits with engine oil for the quarter of a century that h...
by SteveClem
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broquet Fuel Catalyst
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Broquet Fuel Catalyst

I suspect that they are snake oil, but there’s one on my baby Austin and seems to do no harm.
I’ve read all the history about them... enhancing fighter fuel in WW2 etc... but I can’t get the science. Just doesn’t seem to make sense.
by SteveClem
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old but New
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Old but New

I can just about see where you are coming from... but I have had a couple of beers :roll:
by SteveClem
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 53
Views: 3086

Re: The awful joke thread

Mexico has announced a novel COVID vaccine based on Tequila.
I think we should take it with a pinch of salt.
by SteveClem
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dehumidifiers?
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Re: Dehumidifiers?

oliver90owner wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:59 pm
I would not want calcium chloride anywhere near my car. Any spillage of liquid or solid would start (and continue) corrosion. Calcium chloride is deliquescent


Cat litter is mostly bentonite clay. Completely harmless.
by SteveClem
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dehumidifiers?
Replies: 24
Views: 601

Re: Dehumidifiers?

An old sock full of cat litter, under the seat, absorbs amazing amounts of moisture. Then you can dry it out in the airing cupboard, or on a radiator, and reuse it.
Cheap as chips and it works😊
by SteveClem
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did it cost back in the day....
Replies: 9
Views: 566

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

I think that it was only racehorses that sold in Guineas 😊
by SteveClem
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator Arm Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Indicator Arm Problem

Do you rely entirely on the trafficators, or do you have indicators as well?
Trafficators are easily removed, cleaned and lubricated.
by SteveClem
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines

Absolutely. How accurate are the reports that we read? And why do they often contradict each other?
by SteveClem
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: colour blind
Replies: 17
Views: 643

Re: colour blind

Colour blindness can certainly change people’s lives in a big way. Back in the ‘60’s there was an apprentice colliery electrician called Kevan, who kept wiring stuff up incorrectly. It turned out that he was colour blind. The NCB put an end to his career as an electrician, but transferred him to a c...
by SteveClem
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: petrol pump paranoia?
Replies: 21
Views: 855

Re: petrol pump paranoia?

There was a funny ‘Not the 9 o’clock News’ sketch about that many years ago.
The cashier had a little button to push to make the pump tick over by a penny :D
by SteveClem
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 83
Views: 3665

Re: Car not starting

Alice, there’s something needs sorting. It’s probably not a serious issue, but you must get someone with experience to check it over. The whole point of driving these cars is to enjoy a,relatively, stress free retro experience. And a well sorted Minor is a delight to drive. There’s really not much p...
by SteveClem
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris in for service
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Morris in for service

From... blooming predictive rubbish :evil:
by SteveClem
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris in for service
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Morris in for service

Like all things mechanical, they benefit trim regular use.
by SteveClem
Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 48
Views: 2047

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

Can anyone imagine how much fun a joint minor- beetle rally would be :D
Old Alec would be rolling in his grave and there would likely be blood on the floor!!