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by SteveClem
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tin opener.
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Tin opener.

Three men were stranded on a desert island with no food apart from a box of tinned meat. They debate how to get into the tins. One, an engineer, proposes a machine made from palm branches and sharp stones. The second, a thermodynamics expert, recommends heating the tins on a fire until they rupture....
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 378

Re: Steering Wheel

They are easy and fun to refurbish, provided the structure is ok :D
by SteveClem
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoky exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Smoky exhaust

Is it just when you start the car, or continually smoking?
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum

I’m not much of a Dyson fan. They perform well ,but for a ‘premium quality’ machine their reliability is quite poor...in our experience.
by SteveClem
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old Nottingham Images
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Old Nottingham Images

Nice, but unlikely to happen. The land is worth too much money.... :cry:
by SteveClem
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Land of the Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Land of the Giants

It’s a tricky one this. We would love to drive a smaller, more environmentally friendly car...but we need the slightly higher driving position of a crossover type car to comfortably access and egress.
I’m finding it increasingly difficult to use my classic cars comfortably these days :cry:
by SteveClem
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hot starter motor
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Hot starter motor

‘Off’.... not ‘of’ :oops:
by SteveClem
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hot starter motor
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Hot starter motor

Hijacking this post slightly, my starter has always been prone to jamming once in a while. Traveller with 1275 engine and Ford 5 speed box.
Easy to solve by rocking in gear or freeing of with a spanner but it’s always puzzled me. Never happened on my saloon...
by SteveClem
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 15
Views: 467

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

I don’t really think that a Minor needs any enhanced cooling or improvement. Works just fine as it is :D
by SteveClem
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: PM

Is there any progress on upgrading this forum?
by SteveClem
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: What is it?

I found that raking it out was the only natural way to control duckweed. Important to leave it at the side of the pond for a while so that creatures can escape back into the water. I had some success controlling blanketweed by placing a small bound bundle of barley straw into the pond. I think that ...
by SteveClem
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour?
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Colour?

Could you put a picture up? That would help.
Lots of cars have had colour changes over the years.
by SteveClem
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 404

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

I wouldn’t be too worried, my Trav has done that for years..
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Michael Crawford
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Michael Crawford

A proper classic that :D
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minor with CAT fitted
Replies: 20
Views: 488

Re: Minor with CAT fitted

One thing that I’ve learned in my moderately long life is never get into an argument about politics, religion or,most importantly, cats versus dogs 🐕.
by SteveClem
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: tyre pressure please
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: tyre pressure please

28 all round works for me.
by SteveClem
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old Nottingham Images
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Old Nottingham Images

To be fair, Nottingham took more care of its heritage than most cities. It’s still a handsome place.
By contrast Derby destroyed most of its finest buildings back in the ‘60s to build a road. :evil:
by SteveClem
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member saying "Hello"
Replies: 28
Views: 872

Re: New member saying "Hello"

There’s a lot of ex-bobbys interested in, and running Minors :wink:
Saw a clip on the tv recently of some low life in a stolen Minor giving the police a problem... West Yorkshire I think?
by SteveClem
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new member
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: new member

Welcome, and all the very best for your new project. I’m sure it’ll bring you much enjoyment and satisfaction. Perhaps peppered with a little frustration now and then :wink: I’m a new member too. I collect what will be my ‘61 two door saloon on Saturday. What part of the country are you in? Glad th...
by SteveClem
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Authenticity of Vehicles
Replies: 12
Views: 804

Re: Authenticity of Vehicles

As years go on, it becomes increasingly difficult to confirm originality/authenticity. Over the past 50+ years generations of people have done work to these cars, some good and some not so good. In the absence of definitive information I think the best course is to ensure that a car is sound and hon...