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by Myrtles Man
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 17
Views: 353

Re: The awful joke thread

'Can I lick the bowl out Mummy?'
'No, you must use the flush like everyone else.'
by Myrtles Man
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM
Replies: 24
Views: 1635

Re: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM

Yes, indeed. I ordered a couple of sets of points from him on Tuesday afternoon and they arrived on Wednesday morning!
by Myrtles Man
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Erm, I didn't write that Matt, I was merely quoting geoberni. As I then said, the expression used to be a commonplace in Exchange and Mart, which pre-dated the internet age somewhat. :D
by Myrtles Man
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

"I guess it depends on where you have seen it."

It used to appear frequently in Exchange and Mart ads. Now there was an interesting read.
by Myrtles Man
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Then of course there's BURMA.
by Myrtles Man
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

I believe that 'WHY' is an acronym for 'what have you'.
by Myrtles Man
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

Or would you rather be a fish?
by Myrtles Man
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 24
Views: 558

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

Monty-4 wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:28 pm

200+ miles of range is enough for several days if not a week or two for many
Sounds good in theory but what about the situation in the depths of a long winter with constant use of heating, lights, wipers etc. being required?
by Myrtles Man
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 17
Views: 353

Re: The awful joke thread

Nice one Duke of Edinburgh!
by Myrtles Man
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 17
Views: 353

Re: The awful joke thread

Many years ago, when I was a young man, I took up Morris Dancing but had to pack it in because of the high cost of replacement body panels. (Don't blame me - he started it!)
by Myrtles Man
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19131
Views: 958347

Re: Word Association

Mitzvah
by Myrtles Man
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19131
Views: 958347

Re: Word Association

Mars
by Myrtles Man
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: for those who like cookies
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: for those who like cookies

The one on the right looks a little like the Renault Clio that those Indian jack-the-lads fashioned out of a Hindu Ambassador in the telly ad. 8)
by Myrtles Man
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: Engine

Will you be upgrading the brakes too?
by Myrtles Man
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"

I understand that Mike Barson wrote the song about his own, ex-GPO (General Post Office) van, so the '59 reference would have been correct and as 'fifty nine' doesn't rhyme with 'Thames' you would have to assume that, as has already been stated, poetic licence was applied and the Morris factory was ...
by Myrtles Man
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Again Phil, thanks for your definitive answer - greatly appreciated.
by Myrtles Man
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Thanks for your reply Phil. My dizzy does have the O ring that shows in your photos (part way down the bush, set into the machined groove); the thing I'm referring to is the channel (just visible in your first photo) on the underside of the flange round which the clamp fits and which butts (sp?) up ...
by Myrtles Man
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Now that I'm at the stage of re-fitting the distributor to the car I've come across another point where I'd appreciate a bit of expert input. I notice that the bottom of the distributor body where the clamping plate sits has a 'moat-like' recessed groove which, I'm guessing, should house a rubber O ...
by Myrtles Man
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Fair enough. S'pose it's a bit like computers - don't fully understand how they work but happy to accept that they do. :D
by Myrtles Man
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Thanks for the further clarification Phil. Still can't quite see how the second spring would be needed however as, surely, the outward travel of the weights is ultimately limited by the mechanics of the set-up; ie the weights can only pivot out to the end of their arc no matter how fast the drive sh...