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by dp
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU H1F 44 dash pot oil
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: SU H1F 44 dash pot oil

fwiw back in the '80s I tried 20W50 in the dashpot and it killed acceleration so changed back to 3 in 1 and it went back to normal.
by dp
Tue May 26, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MGB EGNINE IN MORRIS
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: MGB EGNINE IN MORRIS

it would be no more work to fit a lighter, newer, better engine, probably cheaper too. Certainly be better for handling.
by dp
Tue May 26, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting hazard lights kit
Replies: 14
Views: 346

Re: Fitting hazard lights kit

The older, better quality hazard kits had a multi-pole switch that disconnected the indicator feed when the hazards were on. This ensured that power could not flow back into the other circuits. Looking at the current offerings, I have not been able to find any detailed specification to confirm how ...
by dp
Thu May 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: GPO Van Re made.
Replies: 30
Views: 915

Re: GPO Van Re made.

MattsGPOVan: do you do this for a living looks professional quality? Jagnut, what is the difference between a retained pensioner and a pensioner? Did the GPO make them turn up every so often to do something? A few of my friends put up with a lot at BT because they were on the final salary pension bu...
by dp
Thu May 21, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: E scooters
Replies: 22
Views: 567

Re: E scooters

It's not e-scooters it's the idiots and inconsiderate people that ride them. Ditto pushbikes, BMWs, careless dog owners... If people are thoughtful and considerate none of these things cause problems in use, it's the people that are the problem. Banning e-scooters will just mean they find another wa...
by dp
Wed May 13, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too good to use on the road...
Replies: 15
Views: 428

Re: Too good to use on the road...

Completely agree with Jagnut66.
by dp
Wed May 13, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Quarter light vent
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Quarter light vent

I've been looking for pictures for when I did the same. Good glass fitted to stainless surround. Rather than forcing solid rubber anywhere, I used tiger-seal/sikaflex/mirrormate type stuff. Much easier. If I can get the pictures across, you'll see them below. If doing the same again, I'd use a black...
by dp
Sun May 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The truth will out
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: The truth will out

I have a theory that the amount of lecturing others about environment is directly proportional to the amount of air travel one takes. Woke Hollywood A listers & Princes Harry & Charles taking private jets to environmental conferences being at the top of the pile. Private jets make a significant cont...
by dp
Sun May 10, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 27
Views: 1615

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

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. That's like saying hospitals are trying to get rid of all the sickness in the world, it's not possible so why bother. Every scammer...
by dp
Sun May 10, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid
Replies: 28
Views: 1069

Re: Problems getting firm brake pedal with silicone fluid

From whereabouts on the caliper? Could just need the hose union or bleed nipple need tightening. If it's leaking from the pistons send it back for a replacement. If you get a brake hose clamp you can remove the caliper without having to re-bleed the whole system. I'd be inclined to pull out the pist...
by dp
Sun May 10, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bare Metal Restoration
Replies: 29
Views: 4429

Re: Bare Metal Restoration

As TrickyDicky above states, epoxy primer from Rust.co.uk. Most primers are porous, epoxy isn't. It goes off by chemical reaction rather than evaporation (well a bit of both technically) so even thick coats in cold weather will go hard properly. It's expensive but good. And it's a bit of an art work...
by dp
Sun May 10, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Buddy Needed
Replies: 30
Views: 1915

Re: Buddy Needed

The only 'MOT information' wanted here would be from the reasons for failure part - not personal details. It might say something like, "Excessive play in front suspension", or "corrosion around rear suspension mounting" or "Jedward CD found in radio" or "Exhaust pipe leaking" Different people have d...
by dp
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pins in tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 864

Re: Pins in tyres

I suspect I know why nobody's mentioned this but DO report it to the police. Tampering with tyres could cause a dangerous accident. It migh not be just your car they are targeting. I'll pass on what the police said to me when I had a bicycle vandalised at the station. and they saw me walking it home...
by dp
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Which Tracker SIM Card ???
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Which Tracker SIM Card ???

I use a giffgaff sim in a Tk103 tracker off Ebay. If the tracker is so picky would it be worth upgrading? The Tk103 is only £20 or less on Ebay these days. Chinglish but does the job. Having my main mobile also on giffgaff the texts are free and the sim costs about £5 a month I think. One thing tha...
by dp
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Which Tracker SIM Card ???
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Which Tracker SIM Card ???

I use a giffgaff sim in a Tk103 tracker off Ebay. If the tracker is so picky would it be worth upgrading? The Tk103 is only £20 or less on Ebay these days. Chinglish but does the job. Having my main mobile also on giffgaff the texts are free and the sim costs about £5 a month I think. One thing that...
by dp
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: copper ? Wire
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: copper ? Wire

Buy from reputable sources Eg VehicleWiringProducts or carbuildersolutions.

In terms of what you're stuck with, sandpapering the ends will reveal the colour underneath.
by dp
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 1167

Re: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.

To my bemusement my belt reel is attached to the inside surface of the sill, rather than the floor, and when I jiggle it a bit, the entire organisation moves, as the sill bends. The sill has no real structural strength (I already knew that), so it seems a ridiculous place to mount it (I thought it ...
by dp
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 24
Views: 1486

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

I don't like orange smarties. I don't even like smarties that have touched orange smarties as they get tainted with the chemical chocolatey orange taste. So I thought I would share on here. :wink:
by dp
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 1167

Re: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.

There are seats from other manufacturers which have seatbelts built in to the seat. I had R129 Mercedes SL seats in my Minor bolted to large reinforcements in the floor. But they left no room for rear passenger legs. Also the middle front seat of a Fiat multipla. All quite heavy so need a reinforced...