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by Myrtles Man
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18873
Views: 860746

Re: Word Association

Pantheon
by Myrtles Man
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Crankshaft Pulley Retaining nut tightening
Replies: 9
Views: 103

Re: Crankshaft Pulley Retaining nut tightening

Wouldn't a firmly-applied handbrake keep it as a one-man job?
by Myrtles Man
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18873
Views: 860746

Re: Word Association

Falstaff
by Myrtles Man
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18873
Views: 860746

Re: Word Association

Toupé
by Myrtles Man
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 2020

Re: Euphemisms

Or, maybe, 'Singularly Unappealing Vehicle'... :wink:
by Myrtles Man
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bodywork, Twickenham
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Bodywork, Twickenham

Mmm...
by Myrtles Man
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Spark plug gap information request.
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Spark plug gap information request.

I seem to remember that aftermarket electronic ignition manufacturers always tended to recommend an increase from the standard 25 thou to 30 thou which, allegedly, gave a more complete, cleaner burn. Got to be worth a try I would have thought.
by Myrtles Man
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine rebuilt - blowing oil
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Engine rebuilt - blowing oil

You may find this of some interest:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpoglovyy_8
by Myrtles Man
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Body and paint recommendations inside the m25?
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Body and paint recommendations inside the m25?

Yes, they did a gearbox re-build for me and what they don't know about Minors probably isn't worth knowing. Certainly worth having a chat with them about what you want done.
by Myrtles Man
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: 'Smart' motorways

Just like 'eco' - both weasel words used by unscrupulous people with an agenda and/or something to sell.
by Myrtles Man
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vibration.
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Vibration.

OK thanks, that makes sense. I'll continue with my clutch-down starting ritual then (except on the Minor of course). :)
by Myrtles Man
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vibration.
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Vibration.

Thanks for the clarification Phil; you lives 'n' learns. So, it now appears that I've been barking up the wrong tree for, essentially, all my motoring life insofar as I've always depressed the clutch when starting an engine, especially from cold and in the winter, on the basis that doing so removes ...
by Myrtles Man
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Vibration.
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Vibration.

philthehill wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:49 pm
Sounds normal to me.

The engine will reduce in revs when the clutch pedal is depressed.
Pardon my ignorance Phil but why should that be? My own expectation would have been for the revs to rise as the slight load of the gearbox was removed. Clearly not the case but I can't really fathom it.
by Myrtles Man
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Radiator Blind
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Radiator Blind

Many years ago I too had concerns about the cool running of the cars I had at the time. After experimenting with various sizes of pieces of blanking (hardboard, cardboard, whatever) I eventually got tired of having to quickly release the bonnet latch, bail out of the car, nip round to the front and ...
by Myrtles Man
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: DVLA Records - Previous Keeper History

Banned User wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:53 am
People are obsessed with privacy these days. Just look at how few people use their real name on this forum. Why would that be?
Cos they've got something to hide? Not me though, that's why I use my real name. 🤣
by Myrtles Man
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pins in tyres
Replies: 20
Views: 565

Re: Pins in tyres

Not wishing to be a Job's Comforter but isn't there a danger that passing scum will break into your car to nick the camera equipment? :o
by Myrtles Man
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British bahn-stormers - watch this!
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: British bahn-stormers - watch this!

Yes Phil, I saw that too - gramophone cylinders next maybe?
by Myrtles Man
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wot No Garage
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Wot No Garage

You can keep one outside under a cover successfully but you have to be meticulous about it, check under the cover(s) at least weekly and strip it/them off to let the car 'breathe' if there's any sign of damp. Despite what they may claim in their adverts, no covers are waterproof, certainly not after...