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by les
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Brake lines-minimum bend radius?

If I was doing this, I would experiment to see how much the pipe distorted for a given bend, in other words use the minimum radius before the pipe showed any signs of narrowing of the diameter around the curve. There is a tool available to form a curve, whether it would give you the tightness you ne...
by les
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Size of tubing
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Size of tubing

If you use some tubing with a 4mm bore it should be a tight fit. Feed it into a glass jar when bleeding; you can see when the fluid is free from bubbles. Doing this keeps things tidy. Apologies if you know all this. As mentioned, best not reuse old fluid.
by les
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Great bit of footage
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Great bit of footage

Nice looking cars then, although not a great fan of the sport really, Just like watching flies in a jam jar now.
by les
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seven leaf springs to refurbish
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Seven leaf springs to refurbish

There seems to be various arrangements for holding the leaves together. The ones in the picture presumably rely on the rubbers to stop the leaves moving sideways. The conventional way appears to use the brackets themselves to do that job.
by les
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final plea.....
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Final plea.....

It must be a thankless task, although I suppose it could be seen as a hobby up to a point. Only Chris knows if/when the release date is. I do recall a post as long ago as 2010, saying the ID booklet was pretty much done and nearly finished. So hopefully, if this is now the end of collective research...
by les
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: torque wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: torque wrench

I would go for a known make, something like Britool. The range to cover is quite large and my thinking, for accuracy, is one to cover up to say 50ft lbs. Another to take care of the higher torques. I’m not sure the ones that cover the whole range can be as accurate. Well that’s my opinion.
by les
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Morris 1000 van with 1275 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Morris 1000 van with 1275 engine

I didn’t think the van was too badly priced, if the pictures are anything to go by. However if you are now happy to accept a saloon your options should open up.
by les
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller leaf springs best place to buy
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Traveller leaf springs best place to buy

I notice the ESM springs for the traveller have the proper retaining straps holding the leaves together. Whereas some springs have a wrap around steel bands over a rubber sleeve, doing that job. A poor cost cutting substitute, that should be avoided.
by les
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1165

Re: Euphemisms

What’s automatic braking? Sounds dangerous !
by les
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

Styled on an American juke box by the looks of it ! :o
by les
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from croydon
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Hello from croydon

I would go for diluted Unibond.
by les
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 704

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

Student types, benefits and unwashed. Wow, how out of touch are you! :D Getting back to the issue, what sort of individual would say they support cruelty. The only way around that is to say it’s not cruel, which they hope will hide their true character.
by les
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 704

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

It amazing how mind control works. :D
by les
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 704

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

A company that is pro something that is now illegal, interesting. No wonder you couldn’t or wouldn’t name it ! :o
by les
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1598

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

It’s religious slaughter, Britain allows it, I think Norway and countries around there, don’t allow it. Saying animal welfare comes before religion. Intelligent thinking in my book. I would have thought it pretty difficult for a man to watch such suffering, let alone cause it. Just goes to show how ...
by les
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1598

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

SteveClem wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:31 pm
I get all that Les. It’s just difficult when you have to clear up something that looks like the aftermath of the Somme.
Put us off keeping hens. We don’t half miss proper fresh,free range eggs :wink:
I understand your point Steve.
by les
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1598

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

I’ve heard about this killing instinct of the fox, I don’t know the reason for it except to say it can’t be done for the fun of it. That’s the preserve of the human animal. Examples not required, there are too many! I myself, feel sad seeing roadkill, despite a species tendencies. In the same way I’...
by les
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Minor Hairsteam II
Replies: 15
Views: 616

Re: Minor Hairsteam II

I don’t know how it would drive but to overcome the excessive overhang, moving the rear axle forward and adding another further back might be feasible. I personally think the two parts, Minor front and more futuristic rear are at odds with each other. However your project and wish you good luck.
by les
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: IGN light on, fitted with alternator
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: IGN light on, fitted with alternator

First check is to make sure the fan belt is not too loose and consequently slipping. Dynamo and/or alternator will not charge if the belt is not tensioned properly.