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by Bowie69
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?
Replies: 127
Views: 4967

Re: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?

Disingenuous implies intent to deceive, which isn't very nice. Such is the nature of discourse on the internet, though. It's a figure being bandied around by the doom-mongering press, so, I wasn't targeting you with the accusation of deception, but the press, apologies. They do love a good dose of ...
by Bowie69
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?
Replies: 127
Views: 4967

Re: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?

Monty-4 wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:32 pm
54% including under-18s.
To count the people that are never going to be offered the jab is somewhat disingenuous.

Besides, the antibody survey says 93% have protection.... kids make sup more than 7% of pop.
by Bowie69
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?
Replies: 127
Views: 4967

Re: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?

Finally got my second dose, was quite a wait for those in their thirties. Still feels premature to de-mask and risk hurting others when only ~50% of the population are vaccinated. I read the higher R rate of the Delta variant means we'll need to be at over 80% coverage (that includes immunity from ...
by Bowie69
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Copper Sealed Pop Rivets
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Copper Sealed Pop Rivets

Piece of steel with a start of a drilled hole in it to support the rivet head, clamp in vice.

Drift with a hollow point, much like a nail punch on the other side, and whack it hard:
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You aren't trying to hold the Titanic together, so very likely that will do fine.
by Bowie69
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Minors On Tour
Topic: (Not Quite) MOT 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: (Not Quite) MOT 2021

but they're not 'Snow Poles', they're just regular road edge markers as Germany doesn't use 'Cats Eyes' like the UK does. 2 dots on left maker and vertical bar on the right. I hate to point out the obvious, but apart from being a bit on the short side, White Posts aren't generally a lot of good as ...
by Bowie69
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Minors On Tour
Topic: (Not Quite) MOT 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: (Not Quite) MOT 2021

ndevans wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:06 pm
Where's that?
Looks like Germany or that area with the snow poles at the side of the road.
by Bowie69
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New glove box liner
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: New glove box liner

That looks fantastic :)
by Bowie69
Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head gasket failure-3rd in 2½ years
Replies: 59
Views: 1439

Re: Head gasket failure-3rd in 2½ years

If you can feel any lip around the bores, and I reckon you probably can, then the block definitely needs a skim. Fingers crossed all goes back together well, very soon :) I can, but mainly carbon deposits around the top of the bores. If the block is skimmed, is there a problem with the pistons clea...
by Bowie69
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Head gasket failure-3rd in 2½ years
Replies: 59
Views: 1439

Re: Head gasket failure-3rd in 2½ years

If you can feel any lip around the bores, and I reckon you probably can, then the block definitely needs a skim.

Fingers crossed all goes back together well, very soon :)
by Bowie69
Fri May 28, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This could turn a few heads.....
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: This could turn a few heads.....

geoberni wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 11:32 am


Looks like a USA plate and there's probably nothing illegal about it over there.
Ah, hadn't spotted that, thanks. Yes, perfectly legal over there, most likely.
by Bowie69
Fri May 28, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This could turn a few heads.....
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: This could turn a few heads.....

....and another illegal as well.

Even states the build date on the ad!
by Bowie69
Fri May 28, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retropower Minor MX-5
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Retropower Minor MX-5

I knew it would be controversial posting this, but that's OK ;) If you want real controversy just post ‘cats are better than dogs’ Like most things in life, there is a third way, I'd rather, and do, have neither :p I managed to find the artists concept for this on Twitter, won't be to everyone's ta...
by Bowie69
Thu May 27, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retropower Minor MX-5
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Retropower Minor MX-5

Everyone is allowed an opinion, especially on a car, and certainly not worth falling out over ;) In the following episodes there's a lot more detail, especially around the bodywork widening, nose re-shaping, and as you say, floors. The chassis ends up being made essentially from a tube transmission ...
by Bowie69
Thu May 27, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retropower Minor MX-5
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Retropower Minor MX-5

I take some of you reasonable chaps on here have seen the work going into what promises to be a very nice 'restomod' cars, over on the Retropower Youtube channel? They give weekly updates covering all their projects, but there is almost always some MM content, here's their first video in the 'Retrop...
by Bowie69
Thu May 27, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 998cc Short Engine Build
Replies: 31
Views: 1273

Re: 998cc Short Engine Build

When the pistons is canted over it won't help with the ring seal, so oil consumption and power will be affected.
by Bowie69
Mon May 24, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This could turn a few heads.....
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: This could turn a few heads.....

Not only expensive, and rusty, but depending on when it was made, possibly illegal, as trailers need to satisfy type approval or an IVA these days:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... 4-trailers
by Bowie69
Thu May 20, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018
Replies: 280
Views: 25780

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Are the plans to make that out of steel, or something thicker... or....?
by Bowie69
Tue May 18, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ford discs-sticking caliper?
Replies: 66
Views: 1908

Re: Ford discs-sticking caliper?

ndevans wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 4:04 pm
Only problem with using the old carrier as a drift is..... How do I then remove it when it becomes stuck in the hub along with the new one? :o
You either grind down the circumference, or cut a slot in it before doing so....
by Bowie69
Tue May 18, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ford discs-sticking caliper?
Replies: 66
Views: 1908

Re: Ford discs-sticking caliper?

Very normal, they should be a good interference fit, a hammer with a drift, or the old outer race is a good way to get them in square.

Can need a proper clout :)