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by Owlsman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Brake judder.

Thanks for that suggestion but they're a set of brand new Bridgestones with less than 250 miles on 'em and the wheels were balanced when fitted. The juddering was there on the old tyres as well.
by Owlsman
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Brake judder.

Thanks very much for the advice/tips, gentlemen. I've done as suggested and been for a run.......but the judder is still there, unfortunately. The tie bar rubbers are not exactly in their first flush of youth but are nowhere near 'shot' or perished. There was a bit of dust in each brake drum. I'm no...
by Owlsman
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake judder.
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Brake judder.

As per 'subject' really! Braking from 'around town' speeds of, say, 30/35 mph or less, the car's brakes are fine (a Sept '62 1098 cc, 4 door saloon) but much above that - and certainly from 40/50 mph +, there's a bit of of a judder when I apply the brakes. The set-up is bog standard i.e. no servo or...
by Owlsman
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2788

Re: WOOD OIL

Did you see him fairly recently?
Yes, we stayed at this hotel in August last year. I was told that every De Vere hotel had a 'promotional' traveller but we stayed at a D V hotel over last new year......and there was no sign of one!
by Owlsman
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 2788

Re: WOOD OIL

I had it for around six or seven years altogether and now it lives at a posh hotel in Gloucestershire!
It wasn't this one was it, stationed outside the De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel?
by Owlsman
Sun May 31, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proper Barn Find
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Proper Barn Find

Hmmmm? That car is going to be another 'Trigger's broom'! By the time everything is replaced, there'll probably only be the seat frames that are original.............oh, and the log book of course :D
by Owlsman
Thu May 21, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jet head sticking on HS2 Carb
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Jet head sticking on HS2 Carb

Sorry, I can't really bring much to this party except to say that pretty much ever since I have owned my Moggy (approx. 18 mos.) I had thought it was running rich. Both a local club member and myself, at various times, had tried to get a nice smooth tick-over and latte coloured plugs....but without ...
by Owlsman
Tue May 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too good to use on the road...
Replies: 15
Views: 426

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

I've just has a look at the few pictures available here https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/mo ... tv35675699 and I've got to say, the 'fit' of the two front seat coverings doesn't look great.

For that sort of money, I would want absolute perfection...….and beyond!
by Owlsman
Sat May 09, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 3969

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

Have you thought of trying to sell your reg. no. to Mat Hancock?... Hmmm? Perhaps on second thoughts? :D :D
by Owlsman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 2770

Re: Alternator conversion

This is starting to sound like the famous four Yorkshiremen sketch!,
Well, I say pavement.......it were moor like a single line 'o cobbles wi' Radio-Rental vans whizzin' up and darn't ruad and that were us playground 'n all where we played football wi' a tin can :D
by Owlsman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 2770

Re: Alternator conversion

I used to play chicken with them rather than step out of their way.
Ahrr, I too remember the old days.....when you could walk, when and where you wanted. on a pavement............ :D
by Owlsman
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 48
Views: 2770

Re: Alternator conversion

home to a million and one idiot cyclists, I am a regular cyclist but, hopefully, not one of your 1,000,001 crackpots - perhaps we are a bit a bit more sensible outside the London metropolis.... just perhaps? I do know exactly what you mean though. I cringe when I see fellow cyclists jumping lights ...
by Owlsman
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE
Replies: 36
Views: 3969

Re: STAYHOME RALLY PLAQUE

Ordered mine - might fix it to the garage door until we can go to rallies again
Beat me to it...…..though mine's going to go on the garage wall.
by Owlsman
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus - classic delivery OK?
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Coronavirus - classic delivery OK?

Very slightly off topic but I live within about 3 miles from the edge of the Peak National Park, so for years before and during lockdown I have cycled there. Since lockdown it's near perfect cycling conditions as there's hardly any traffic of course. Of what traffic there is, I think there's a dispr...
by Owlsman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tool Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Tool Kit

Haven't heard this one. Is this latest Covid-19 restriction? :oops:
by Owlsman
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration
Replies: 167
Views: 7523

Re: 1953 (March) Series II Restoration

Especially as we now have extremely restricted freedom of movement in place, which for me means walks in the Peak District, which I love, are out of bounds. I'm not too sure about this, if I'm honest. Today and yesterday I went for bike rides, as it happens, also in the Peak District from my home i...
by Owlsman
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 116
Views: 8076

Re: Currently drinking.....

I don't drink much at all but quite out of the blue my wife has just suggested that we 'open a bottle'. Much to her surprise, I agreed.

Do you reckon that if I drink enough and pass out, someone can arrange to bring me round again...….about September?
by Owlsman
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive nuts
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Expensive nuts

If you think those nuts are expensive...….how about this currently on offer?:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Morris-Minor-Austin-A35-BMC-Water-drain-heater-warning-badge-anti-freeze/223937117437?hash=item3423b13cfd:g:rlcAAOSweR1eYPJX I bought a virtually mint 'caution plate' last October for £2.99 plus...
by Owlsman
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 27
Views: 1613

Re: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN

I know I'm putting my head above the parapet...…. I have absolutely no time whatsoever for the pernicious scumbags who perpetrate these obvious scams but there is a part of me that does wonder how much responsibility the victim has to accept if they get fleeced out of hundreds, if not thousands, of ...
by Owlsman
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My daily driver - 1954 Split screen 803cc
Replies: 12
Views: 685

Re: My daily driver - 1954 Split screen 803cc

https://www.mmoc.org.uk/Messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30885&start=2080 Is this the one in this thread that you are referring to Biggles? (scroll down about a third of the way). I snapped it at the De Vere Tortworth Court Hotel in August last year. I was told that every De Vere hotel had a simila...