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by SteveClem
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Not what they used to be!

Yes Phil, hadn't been to one for donkeys years. Quite a disappointment.
by SteveClem
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Not what they used to be!

Called at one today. I used to go there years ago.
All modern stuff, mostly looking like you could drive it away. Electronic stuff died, I suppose. And a few crash write offs. Useless for classics.
by SteveClem
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it just me or does it happen to you?
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Is it just me or does it happen to you?

If they're not pulling out in front of you, they are 6 inches off your back bumper! Yes, I think they are expecting you to be limited to 25 mph. Even sensible people can have the wrong idea. Took a friend out in my Traveller a few weeks ago and he was surprised how well it coped in modern traffic.
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Flowcharts
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Flowcharts

Yes, so the world has gone mad. Best way to cope is a good shrug of the shoulders and a pint of proper beer! Oh, and a run out in the Morris...and ignore the political news,of course.
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bedlington Terrier
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Bedlington Terrier

Sorry, 'too refined' :D
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bedlington Terrier
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Bedlington Terrier

Ours are girls and far to refined to adopt that pose.
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mmmmm
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Mmmmm

I worked in the coal mining industry for most of my life and there is a naturally smokeless fuel. Anthracite, only found in South Wales UK wise, at least in commercial quantities. Still releases fossil CO2 when burnt though.
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Capetown bound
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Capetown bound

No jet lag going in that direction anyway :D
by SteveClem
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bedlington Terrier
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Bedlington Terrier

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by SteveClem
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Interrupted service?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Interrupted service?

Has the forum been off for a while, or is it a problem at my end?
by SteveClem
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 41
Views: 868

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

However large and palatial a garage,it will never be big enough... we had a huge modern agricultural building at our last place and I filled it in no time :wink:
by SteveClem
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First drive impressions
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: First drive impressions

The trouble with varnish is that when it cracks water can get trapped in the wood underneath. Rot can then start pretty quickly. Ideally the wood needs to be able to 'breathe' and there are various preferences, mostly using various types of wood oils. Danish oil is good if the car is garaged,but isn...
by SteveClem
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps
Replies: 42
Views: 1711

Re: ..and I thought all Morris Minor drivers were nice chaps

Having just read the post by Win regarding reading the Daily Mail at the family planning clinic reminded me of many years ago when the then Mrs B persuaded me to have a vasectomy. After many doubts I finally summoned up the courage and made an appointment for the procedure. This was duly carried ou...
by SteveClem
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything that worried us re new Mot
Replies: 10
Views: 660

Re: Everything that worried us re new Mot

I suppose it's all about using common sense, an attribute that seems to be getting rarer...
by SteveClem
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First drive impressions
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: First drive impressions

Glad you are enjoying the Traveller. At the risk of reigniting a regular discussion,I suggest that you avoid varnish on the wood... :wink:
by SteveClem
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory 1275 Traveller
Replies: 13
Views: 758

Re: Factory 1275 Traveller

When I started work in 1974 both of my colleagues had Marinas. Nice big practical cars. Trouble was we were located next to the coast in Northumberland and the salt spray caused serious corrosion within a year or so. It looked especially bad on the white saloon!
by SteveClem
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Sidevalve water pump
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Sidevalve water pump

A seriously beautiful car...and a lovely location!
by SteveClem
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vinyl cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Vinyl cleaning

Looks like lots of elbow grease was required too! Great result :D
by SteveClem
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil gallery plugs
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Oil gallery plugs

Don't worry Les, I spent 10 minutes this afternoon looking for a pencil that I found behind my ear. :lol: