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by SteveClem
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Salt
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Salt

I spent a lot of my life down ships and power station engine rooms and without salt or salt tablets you die!! Yes, as a student in the early ‘70’s I worked summer holidays in an iron foundry. A really hot place. We had big jars of salt tablets and a cold water drinking fountain. It was good money, ...
by SteveClem
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Engine comparisons
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: 1275 Engine comparisons

Way beyond my technical expertise, but from a driver’s point of view the Marina 1275 with a Ford type 9 gearbox results in a very capable and enjoyable car. :D
by SteveClem
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Salt
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Salt

Well,it’s not good for old cars when they put it on the road.
But salted nuts just don’t taste right since the nanny state started cutting the salt down. Thank goodness that we can still add it. Salt and shake nuts, perfect with a nice cold beer. :D
by SteveClem
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: All in the name of art!
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: All in the name of art!

Looks like it could be put back to normal quite easily :wink:
by SteveClem
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Treating rust
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Treating rust

It’s the old problem, a balance between stuff that works and stuff that is ‘safe’ under current rules. Years ago I stripped down a 3 story Victorian staircase that had been stained in thick,old,original varnish. The sort that was made out of dead animals. Modern varnish strippers just turned it into...
by SteveClem
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Price of Travellers

Maybe the price is a typo? Accidentally put a ‘1’ on the front?
by SteveClem
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 20
Views: 685

Re: PETROL

Hmm...just to bowl another googly, what do you all think about adding redex when you fill up?
by SteveClem
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking/knocking noise
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: Clicking/knocking noise

Yes, but you can usually get it going again with a tap from a toffee hammer :D
by SteveClem
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gan Canny pet
Replies: 21
Views: 508

Re: Gan Canny pet

We lived in Northumberland for many years. Back in the’70’s I used to visit a pub called the Ca’Canny near a village called Wideopen. Got talking to an ex miner who had taken redundancy rather than transfer to a midlands colliery...his pit at Havannah having closed a few months previously. He lament...
by SteveClem
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: roll on indian summer
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: roll on indian summer

It looks great!
by SteveClem
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 21
Views: 1193

Re: Fire briquettes

Wish we lived in a pine forest... and they smell so good on the fire! :D
by SteveClem
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 21
Views: 1193

Re: Fire briquettes

I soak and churn the paper in a cement mixer,using water from a rainwater butt. Then put the resulting pulp into a Tesco’s plastic crate. The sort with lots of holes in. I made wooden dividers to split it into 4 equal sections. Then I insert a wooden block, cut to size ,in each section and stand on ...
by SteveClem
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 21
Views: 1193

Re: Fire briquettes

So i’ve had a full summer making these things. Just using waste. Finished up with almost a ton of them. A few tips... Newspapers and cardboard is the best base material Up to about 20% sawdust or wood chippings can be used Avoid shiny magazine type paper They take along time to dry Burn just like lo...
by SteveClem
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
Replies: 28
Views: 915

Re: Longevity of front tie bars

In my experience,they seem to last forever. But the cars are kept indoors.
by SteveClem
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 545

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

I’m not sure that i’d bother getting an odometer fixed...recorded mileages on Minors are usually quite speculative ! :D Some insurance policies require annual notification of the mileage to show that you are staying within the limits of the cover, e.g. 2,000 per annum. My insurers give me 10,000 mi...
by SteveClem
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oils are best
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: what oils are best

philthehill wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:18 pm
As regards the EP 90 - use only GL4. GL5 will destroy the bearings.
Sorry, should have mentioned that...
by SteveClem
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Speedometer ser.no. coding?
Replies: 24
Views: 545

Re: Speedometer ser.no. coding?

I’m not sure that i’d bother getting an odometer fixed...recorded mileages on Minors are usually quite speculative ! :D
by SteveClem
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oils are best
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: what oils are best

Oh, and a well respected former member of this forum recommended SAE 40 or 50 for the dampers. He said to drain the old stuff,flush and replace with new. He was generally right!
by SteveClem
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what oils are best
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: what oils are best

I’ve used Castrol EP 90 in the axle without problems. If you have a standard Morris gearbox the usual 20/50 will be fine.
by SteveClem
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powdery rear view mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Re: Powdery rear view mirror

A rub down and a spray with Matt black should do the job.