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by dp
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Carolla Rollover or Mr Grumpy's Jig
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Carolla Rollover or Mr Grumpy's Jig

Thank you for the input regarding my request for a rollover jig. I did spend ten years restoring Morris Minors and used a Carolla with no problems so feel comfortable with this design. When I retired and gave up my business I sold off equipment and spares. However, I happened on this project recent...
by dp
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 1142

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

This is what it could look like. I drew it in two halves as it is easier to print. I have to find the correct glue for TPE. The pins are only to centre the two halves for gluing. They alone would not withstand the pressure of a grease gun. Maybe cable ties would be another option. I should have it ...
by dp
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3D printed suspension parts
Replies: 27
Views: 1142

Re: 3D printed suspension parts

Just in case anyone is reading this and thinking that 3d printing (still) costs thousands and thousands and only happens in specialist labs, you can get something that does this for less than £200. It's not a complicated scientific instrument, more like something knocked up in Meccano. With the hobb...
by dp
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 25
Views: 1039

Re: Electric Cars

Most older diesels would run vegetable oil of some sort. The Mercedes with separate fuel pumps work really well, Peugeot engines with Bosch fuel pumps worked but Lucas pumps failed. Not a solution to petrol alternatives but something. Actually, perhaps an LPG conversion would be the answer. While LP...
by dp
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 19093

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

This is really sad news. My stolen Minor had a Guy Croft built Lancia T/C engine.

He really knew his stuff.
by dp
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: TRAFALGAR BLUE SALOON AT GARAGE NEAR LANDS END
Replies: 7
Views: 2157

Re: TRAFALGAR BLUE SALOON AT GARAGE NEAR LANDS END

any pictures or number plate?
by dp
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Move handbrake/ford 5 speed
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: Move handbrake/ford 5 speed

Perhaps a piece of tube with a curve filed into the end to match that of the brass nut which is then turned the other way. The tube fitted between the brass nut and the fitting to take up the cable slack
by dp
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1532

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

I'm not going to go over the pros and cons already mentioned - one thing I would point out, if anyone is thinking of buying a s/h Nissan Leaf (perhaps others). Most were sold with a battery on lease and if you buy the car,you also become responsible for the battery lease which I think costs £40 or£5...
by dp
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lost my motivation
Replies: 13
Views: 766

Re: lost my motivation

As above - just leave it for a few weeks or until you feel enthusiastic about going back. I've been welding on and off for years on my project but broke it up with some more interesting things like re-covering and re-fitting my dashboard (not a Minor) . In theory I've just got two bits of metal to w...
by dp
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dvla visit
Replies: 15
Views: 1033

Re: dvla visit

It looks like the dealer has taken shortcuts and that's coming back to bite him as it should. Unless Jeff made a formal agreement to accept a car with an unknown or ambiguous number-plate it's on the dealer to put right - if the DVLA says there's something amiss. Ie if the DVLA says they can't tell ...
by dp
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old school Ford V4s
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Old school Ford V4s

Thanks guys
by dp
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old school Ford V4s
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Old school Ford V4s

That would have been the heavy Essex V4. I remember someone having a V4 capri when they were worthless and they would pull one plug lead off and the whole car would shake. I think that drove/was pushed into the scrapyard for £20 (1980s) Anyone ever fit the Cologne /Taunus V4? Perhaps that wasn't in ...
by dp
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old school Ford V4s
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Old school Ford V4s

Is anyone still driving around in a V4 converted Minor? I believe they were popular back in the day before Fiat T/Cs and front member notching? As I understand it the Essex V4 were extremely heavy and the Taunus ones 100 lb less so. But did they shake themselves apart or are they reliable? Saab seem...
by dp
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: SU H1F 44 dash pot oil
Replies: 11
Views: 421

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: 360

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: 724

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: 1573

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: 44
Views: 1868

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: 670

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: 312

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...