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by Bowie69
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 21
Views: 563

Re: Electric Cars

Hybrids available until 2035.
by Bowie69
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 48
Views: 1458

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

2-post lifts are cheap these days!
by Bowie69
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"
Replies: 73
Views: 2105

Re: Rebuilt 1275-running a bit "out of sorts"

Is the block flat at the failure point?
by Bowie69
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 48
Views: 1458

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

I feel many responses on here are quite blinkered, there is a large cohort of youngsters that are interested in classic cars, just classic means from the 80s and 90s, which is of course of their generation. Certainly not all about turbos and dump valves, though there is nothing implicitly wrong with...
by Bowie69
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?

Personally I'd use a little ptfe tape just at the top of the thread almost as a washer. Just because I could. No need to overly worry about metal to metal contact for completing the circuit, the water will happily that :D Incorrect, the circuit needs to be via the block directly, the water will for...
by Bowie69
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 29
Views: 2967

Re: Stopped getting notifications

I got one for your reply....
by Bowie69
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Mag Wheels Vers Originality
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Mag Wheels Vers Originality

No, yes, yes.

:)
by Bowie69
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recognising inlet valves
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: Recognising inlet valves

If you want to be accurate, why not measure them with a DTI ;) And use it how? Measure the rise and fall of the actual rocker compared to being both surfaces touching? I suppose it might work, but probably a faff. Precisely, not much of a faff with a magnetic base, just rotate so follower on base o...
by Bowie69
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Recognising inlet valves
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: Recognising inlet valves

If you want to be accurate, why not measure them with a DTI ;)
by Bowie69
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 1649

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

Fingers trapped in bootlids...
by Bowie69
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Minor roadster
Replies: 30
Views: 3761

Re: Minor roadster

Read up on your IVA requirements first.
by Bowie69
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: New presenters on Top Gear
Replies: 26
Views: 12048

Re: New presenters on Top Gear

I'm a very tolerant and and easy going individual, however, the recent episode where they decided they should become all political and paint their cars in rainbow to 'protest' against some laws in the country they were visiting was the last straw. It is a car show, not a political activist outlet, a...
by Bowie69
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor Campervan?
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Morris Minor Campervan?

Only if you are short!
by Bowie69
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 14517

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Well done! Had similar when replacing a head gasket, clearly the one I replaced was about 7 thou thicker than the one I replaced it with! All the valves were *just* held open slightly even on the base of the cam = no compression. Scared me for just a moment as that is exactly what a snapped cam belt...
by Bowie69
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: gear or clutch - rattle and scratching
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: gear or clutch - rattle and scratching

Could be a broken release bearing spring? Like on this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/163667947314?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=163667947314&targetid=522579886743&device=c&adtype=pla&googleloc=9045660&poi=&campaignid=1782815712&adgroupid=70885936682&rlsatarget=pla-5225...
by Bowie69
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Silicone brake fluid
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: Silicone brake fluid

Indeed, silicon oil won't harm the steel significantly. Though, I would still clean it out and make sure you don't have a leak by checking after a good drive or two. Opinions are divided on benefits of silicone fluid, I recently replaced just about everything, but decided to refill with dot4. Why? W...
by Bowie69
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did Morris get wrong originally?
Replies: 47
Views: 4301

Re: What did Morris get wrong originally?

I was under the impression it was the earlier cars that didn't, and the later that did?

Certainly my 55 doesn't have them, my 71 does.
by Bowie69
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?
Replies: 241
Views: 14517

Re: Engine in bits for a rebore-anything else worth doing?

Screwdriver in the flywheel teeth, or put a socket on the front crank pulley bolt.
by Bowie69
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter Motor Woes
Replies: 47
Views: 3410

Re: Starter Motor Woes

Could also be poor connections/deteriorated cable crimps.
by Bowie69
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine misfire advice
Replies: 21
Views: 1722

Re: Engine misfire advice

Plugs getting oiled up by an oil way leaking into the cylinder.

Been there and done it.... New head gasket cured it.

Can check the plugs for contamination visually, one or more may be black and oily.