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by Blaketon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: LHD Glovebox lid
Replies: 3
Views: 19

LHD Glovebox lid

My Traveller is in dry dock, primarily to rectify faults in the 5 speed conversion, carried out by Wares. I don't like having too many jobs ongoing, so I've not started work. When I start, I have some new front uprights to fit and a steering rack, that I have reconditioned. I also want to do a few j...
by Blaketon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: roll on indian summer
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: roll on indian summer

I'd just be glad of a Summer. We haven't had a full one, ie one that lasted from June to September, since 2006. I don't think you get more than one 1976 Summer per lifetime, so that it for me!!
by Blaketon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETROL
Replies: 21
Views: 742

Re: PETROL

Super unleaded has less ethanol than regular unleaded and I have used it for years. My MG Midget has to use higher octane fuel as it has a higher compression ratio than standard. After fitting a new camshaft and head de coke, in 2017, the Midget would only go fut fut when I tried to start it. In the...
by Blaketon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on your floor?
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: What's on your floor?

It's a smooth concrete floor covered with red floor paint. Before putting it down, I sealed the surface with a PVA and water mix. I can't recall whether I have had to re do any bits but the floor is 25 years old and still OK.
by Blaketon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2422

Re: Bojo the Cloan

So I gather, the monkeys, at London zoo, are suing the artist for defamation
by Blaketon
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2422

Re: Bojo the Cloan

TDV102 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:00 pm
I was there through the Thatcher era and will never forgive them. Not that the rest are much better.
Has she gone......I knew she wore a suit from about 1997 - 2005 and smiled a lot but I didn't know she had gone ? :wink:
by Blaketon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 1076

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

If it wasn't for the medium sized saloon bit, I'd say MGB GT, not least as it has good spares back up. I'd caution against something where parts are hard to find, especially if you intend to rely in the car. I know that there are Triumph specialists out there, though I think they tend to concentrate...
by Blaketon
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 11
Views: 1071

Re: Best type of garage door

One basic problem with up & over doors is that if you give them a good thump at the top in the middle it is often enough to pop them open, or a crowbar in bottom corner. I fitted shoot bolts in all four corners these are set on 18mm plywood pads bedded on a big wodge of body filler & bolted through...
by Blaketon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2422

Re: Bojo the Cloan

That’s one channel of oblivion, another, and in my view more likely, is the pollution of the planet, the amount of crap I’ve seen lately, all over the place, like horse sh-t in a farm yard, and young kids doing a lot of it, going by the botttles and sweet wrappers etc, they’re wrecking their own fu...
by Blaketon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2422

Re: Bojo the Cloan

At least you’re optimistic about the planet surviving, when you mention a fifty year projection ! Well it is biologically possible that I could still be around in 50 years and my hope is that I can live out my days before things go too far down the pan :wink: . Ultimately I suspect Mother Nature wi...
by Blaketon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2422

Re: Bojo the Cloan

I always say that where politics (Or money) and fact conflict, politics prevails. Whilst I could see opportunities in Brexit, if properly handed , they could take ten or twenty years to come to fruition and I never heard anyone talk in such terms. The fact that no serious preparations were made, fol...
by Blaketon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grille Badges
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Grille Badges

My Traveller has an MMOC grill badge (Which I want to get around to fitting in a more permanent kind of way) and an MG Car Club window sticker. The two MGs have home made badge bars and used to have MG Car Club and Bugatti Owners Club badges. The latter was more a reflection on the fact that I used ...
by Blaketon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2422

Re: Bojo the Cloan

I somehow don't know that he is going to be there for a long time and suspect he is being lined up for a fall, on the basis that the higher you climb, the harder you fall. I AM NOT MAKING A COMMENT ON THE VIRTUES OR OTHERWISE OF BREXIT , which is a very contentious issue. However, I don't think it w...
by Blaketon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2422

Re: Bojo the Cloan

So far as I am aware, politics is banned. I don't see any harm in discussing items that concern us as classic car owners BUT we have to be careful that this doesn't spill over into other, more general areas. I am hoping that we can go to 2 April 2020, before we have an election (Tall order I think),...
by Blaketon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Classic Car Radios - Recommended Repairers
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Classic Car Radios - Recommended Repairers

If you go to http://www.practically-classics.co.uk/forum/index.php , JPB is knowledgeable on this kind of thing.
by Blaketon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3810

Re: Currently drinking.....

Thinking of monks, I'm sure it was a bottle of Abbot Ale I took home the other night. On the subject of whiskey (I am not a spirit drinker), I was recently reminded of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIctcgsDWNs (Go to 25.45), which discusses how rocks affect the flavour of whiskey. I am sure i...
by Blaketon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bought a Moggy !
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Bought a Moggy !

Good luck with it. What kind of Minor is it? It's strange but as someone who has liked Morgan cars for a long time, I think of them as Moggies. I'm not sure which car was called Moggy first?
by Blaketon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??
Replies: 11
Views: 479

Re: Redex or catalyst balls for fuel??

Pellets in the tank is an old idea and I don't think it's ever been much good. Mark, at Jigsaw Racing - https://jigsawracingservices.com/ (My MG Midget has a Triumph Spitfire engine) has advised that even with a lead free head, I should use something akin to https://www.millersoils-shop.co.uk/vspe-p...
by Blaketon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Limeflower
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: Limeflower

I'd love an old Mini, maybe a companion for my Moggy... Oddly enough the Mini is the reason why there is no series 4 Minor, the Morris Mini Minor was it. I had three Minis, the last one being my one and only brand new car. My first one was my first car and that went when I bought the Midget. I then...
by Blaketon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Minors must be easy to drive!!
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Minors must be easy to drive!!

Clegg is timid and shy but not another Frank Spencer. He is a widowed, ex lino salesman, who lives alone in a very tidy house. He claims he is useless with the ladies, on account of a bad experience (Marriage) and so far as practical abilities are concerned, he "Failed toaster". I saw a clip of Fran...