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by les
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Wheels

A standard wheel for a spare sounds a practical idea under the circumstances. Modern cars that actually have spares, have wheels that just do as a temporary measure.
by les
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Wheel sizes

I’m running 41/2 rims all round, the steering is effortless, so don’t be put off by thoughts of a disadvantage.
I say this for your information, not to distract you from your original intentions. :D
by les
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

I agree with your thoughts, especially regarding the ‘celebrity’ issues. The scam problem is like ‘trying to rub out all the rude words on all the toilet doors in the world’ Its not possible. Awareness is the only way to tackle the problem. I’ve actually seen people giving out personal details to ve...
by les
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 465

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

Hi Phil, I wasn’t thinking it mattered, just having owned a couple of Allegro Estates, it brought back memories of a familiar sight. :D I’ve thought now and then about restoring an Allegro, a much maligned vehicle but in realty I think them days are over.
by les
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head
Replies: 25
Views: 465

Re: Help With Engine Rebuild/Larger Head

I suspect that this is the sandwich plate Declan is referring to:- http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Cooling_heating/12G3512.aspx?07&ReturnUrl=/search/classic/thermostat%20sandwich%20plate.aspx|Back%20to%20search I have had to use the same sandwich plate on my Minor fitted with the 940 head...
by les
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period handbook
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Period handbook

Maybe only functioning for Lhd cars. I don’t know much about early Minors but perhaps exports have flashing indicators as apposed to semaphore type, which i thought had the warning lamp on the direction lever. I’m only guessing here!
by les
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Wheel sizes

I’m not sure why you suggest running two different width wheels on your car, that doesn’t make sense to me. However it’s your choice. Why not get all four van type rims and fit 14/155 radials, if you prefer a wider look?
by les
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: tyres

These people may help.
https://www.dartfordtyres.co.uk/
by les
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Tyres

A man of few words ! If you want standard, 145/14 If you have lcv wheels fitted, 155/14. If you have on standard 13 inch rims, depends on the width.
by les
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: In these uncertain times...
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: In these uncertain times...

Good idea, then I can leave the shotgun at home. :D
by les
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 32
Views: 1140

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

I’m pretty sure it should be above the crossmember, one reason being it doesn’t then prevent crossmember removal, if needed. Originally, in places where the brake pipe goes through restricted spaces there was a few inches of split rubber sleeve fitted around it, for protection. The route your pipe t...
by les
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley Retaining nut tightening
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Crankshaft Pulley Retaining nut tightening

If the engine is out the flywheel method is the answer. Is it out?
by les
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scalextric
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: scalextric

Didn’t realise life at sea was such fun! :D
by les
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley Retaining nut tightening
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Crankshaft Pulley Retaining nut tightening

Putting the vehicle in gear may give enough resistance, if the engine is in the car.
by les
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No comment
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: No comment

Agreed but as I have said, provided those comments don’t fall short of the T&Cs why lock a thread. —— but if they do fall short, take action against the offender, not those that may contribute justifiable comment or questions. This is a typical case of keeping the whole class in detention after scho...
by les
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: scalextric
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: scalextric

Not any more but you’ve brought back some memories!
by les
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Van/Pick up fuel tank
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Van/Pick up fuel tank

I found it difficult to get one of these, if you find the same, it’s worth noting that a saloon tank can be altered. One advantage being the saloon tank is more protected and generally in better condition.
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by les
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No comment
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: No comment

I respect your morality but things are usually underpriced or ‘cheap’ for an underlying reason! However if I may go back to this thread locking business, I personally think as the T&Cs are worded as tight as a ducks, you know what, locking should be a redundant practice. Any step in a thread that go...
by les
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No comment
Replies: 9
Views: 335

No comment

There is someone who has posted a question in the Cars for sale section. A person of few words it appears. :D As it stands there is a ban on responding to posts in this section. I’ve forgotten the reason why. However I can’t imagine a valid reason for this. In this particular instance there is no wa...
by les
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amber warning beacon
Replies: 20
Views: 459

Re: Amber warning beacon

If it was blue, you could be sure of the prompt arrival of help !…………and then get nicked.
Seriously though sounds like a good investment.