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by ianmack
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1140

Re: Euphemisms

As Voltaire may or may not have said I disagree with what you say but I still defend your right to say it.
by ianmack
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1140

Re: Euphemisms

‘Sacoolas shouldnt have been allowed to leave’ The law doesn’t work like that. It operates in terms of general principles, not individuals.
by ianmack
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1140

Re: Euphemisms

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man But if you really want absolutes, then Yes. I do not accept for one moment that this is a straw man argument. There are vast numbers of road crashes around the world every day and the principle of extradition for those accused of motoring offences carries ver...
by ianmack
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1140

Re: Euphemisms

As far as I am aware this was an honest mistake which can carry a custodial sentance but usually does not. Should all people involved in road accidents or possible offences be prevented from leaving the country?
by ianmack
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1140

Re: Euphemisms

I worked in Dover years ago and foreign drivers on the wrong side were a common sight. This was before the cliff flyover was built and all the traffic went through the town. Fortunately they couldn’t go fast there and seeing the other traffic soon put them right. Even so a juggernaut on the wrong si...
by ianmack
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is he being a bit optimistic?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Is he being a bit optimistic?

In that jungle he’ll probably have to pay someone to remove it!

Picture 3 appears to show a wheelbarrow.
by ianmack
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is he being a bit optimistic?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Is he being a bit optimistic?

The penny has just dropped, I know why these people ask daft money for useless stuff! His wife has been nagging him for something expensive, a kitchen, a cruise, a house extension. ‘Of course we can dear. We’ll be able to afford it just as soon as I can sell this valuable classic car stuff. Everybod...
by ianmack
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Old Lucas regulators

According to a 1988 article the diode type 1N2129 can replace the cutout, although as this is rated up to 100 volts and 60 amps a lesser one might suit our purposes.
by ianmack
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Old Lucas regulators

Alan, in an earlier post you mentioned putting modern innards in your old regulator. Some cars of the 1920s had a cut out but no regulator and if these cutouts fail they can be replaced with a diode which is cheap and readily available. If some solid state device can be found to replace the regulato...
by ianmack
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Old Lucas regulators

Thank you sparesman, it seems that my suspicions are confirmed and elderly regulators can expire in storage. The only way I know of testing them is to connect them to the wiring of a car where the rest of the charging system is known to be good. Unless we can find a way to fix them we are left with ...
by ianmack
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

Have a look at these. The possibilities are endless.

https://youtu.be/zYXQRG5iT4M
by ianmack
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: Windows steaming up.......

Avoiding moisture is nigh on impossible at this time of the year when the air itself is so humid. I find having the quarterlight open a little draws enough air across to clear the screen without losing too much warmth.

On the rare dry bright days I leave the car open to ventilate.
by ianmack
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Old Lucas regulators

At least one worked, I started and ran the car before I dismantled it about fifteen years ago. I can’t remember where the other two came from but I’m certainly not in the habit of storing unusable bits.
by ianmack
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Old Lucas regulators
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Old Lucas regulators

Wanting a regulator for another vehicle I had a hunt around in the garage and came up with three Lucas RB106 regulators as fitted to the Minor. I tested them on my Minor and not one of them worked although when I reconnected the car’s own one everything was fine. I can’t believe that I have carefull...
by ianmack
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

I think you’d need to tell your insurers even if you fitted a camper back to an unmodified chassis or traveller monocoque, their requirements seem to be different. Perhaps owners of campers or long pickups could let us know how they get on.
by ianmack
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

Extending a chassis or a traveller floor isn’t technically difficult providing you have good welds and accurate alignment. Longer fuel and brake pipes are no problem and there are firms who extend and balance propshafts. I’ve not seen a Morris extended by a metre, more likely its 15 or 30 cms. When ...
by ianmack
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

To be fair to foxes, when they get into a hen house they are in a completely unnatural situation. The hens are panicking, flapping and squawking with no means of escape and perhaps it isn’t surprising if the fox gets a bit carried away. In the wild foxes are only likely to catch fowl one at a time a...
by ianmack
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roll over jigs on wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Roll over jigs on wheels

Fitting wheels should be possible. You can get industrial grade castors from Machine Mart or used ones from scrap hospital trolleys and the like. I made an engine trolley from angle iron and old hospital wheels. Main points to consider are the weight capacity and also diameter of the wheels dependin...
by ianmack
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 612

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

This would be an interesting project, I have fancied doing something like it myself since seeing Mo. There are clips about Mo on utube. First question would be which base to use. Mo is on a traveller shell, replacing the wood and aluminium rear body which sits on a monocoque. Others have used the Mi...
by ianmack
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me figure out what year I am
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Help me figure out what year I am

It certainly has all the right features for a 1959 Minor 1000. The plates suggest it hasn’t been on the road since 1974 and it has a nice lack of rot which we in UK will envy. Is this what US dealers call a ‘California black plate car’? I’ve often wondered. In UK black plates are what we weld over r...