Search found 975 matches

by dp
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Which Tracker SIM Card ???
Replies: 14
Views: 265

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: 265

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: 170

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: 568

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: 23
Views: 602

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: 568

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...
by dp
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stolen moggies
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: stolen moggies

Well just to update, my blue Minor MAD282F has never turned up.
by dp
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help from Burlen
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: Help from Burlen

by dp
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Soda blasting or acid dipping
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Soda blasting or acid dipping

I've seen somewhere where they dump a load of dry ice on the floor to make the underside underseal cold & brittle so it chips off much more easily
by dp
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Powdery rear view mirror
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Powdery rear view mirror

I had a powdery mirror that had degraded to the exn that the balljoint failed. From memory I replaced with something from an early mini which was more or less the same thing but cheaper
by dp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 3386

Re: Bojo the Cloan

One interesting thing that's come out of this is the old 'we have an unwritten constitution' chestnut. If it's not written it doesn't exist just like my unwritten homework or referring to an unwritten dictionary. This puts power with the small number of people who get to interpret this invisible tom...
by dp
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Metal thickness
Replies: 21
Views: 1108

Re: Metal thickness

Sheet steel....First a warning , avoid galvanized steel - it gives off poisonous fumes....so even if it's offered free decline. Does this go for zintec too? I've been using this but wire wheeling the edges to be welded down to bare steel first. The zinc comes off easily so I suspect a different pro...
by dp
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 29
Views: 4175

Re: Not what they used to be!

Back in the '80s I spent so long getting the brakes off an Ital or Marina for my Minor that the place closed without me realising. A guard dog on a chain stared at me angrily but silently until I dropped my pile of bits and it went mental. Thankfully the owners were still around counting their money...
by dp
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 3386

Re: Bojo the Cloan

I really miss Spitting Image. It always revealed the absurdity of politics & politicians better than the serious commentators.
by dp
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I'm in a similar position my minor requires some bodywork and having welded a few bits of steel together in the past and managed to make a wood burner I thought I would try it myself. I think the main thing with welding at home is to obtain a good deal on argon. I'm still looking for a decent suppl...
by dp
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible

If roll-over hoops are still available, they could offer a better mounting point for the upper mounting of a an inertia reel seatbelt
by dp
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 1359

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

Does it have to be British? What about Volvo 244 or Merc W123?
by dp
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2109
Views: 316025

Re: Spotted today.

Sleeper wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Great day out in Chesterfield.. Part 2
20190818_160240.jpeg

John
This yellow one looks very interesting, Peugeot alloys so Ford PCD. For sale too. Anyone know any more about it?
by dp
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 3386

Re: Bojo the Cloan

At least you’re optimistic about the planet surviving, when you mention a fifty year projection ! Well it is biologically possible that I could still be around in 50 years and my hope is that I can live out my days before things go too far down the pan :wink: . Ultimately I suspect Mother Nature wi...