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by Owlsman
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: EBAY SCAMMER AT IT AGAIN
Replies: 3
Views: 120

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: 10
Views: 236

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...
by Owlsman
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Pugh auction
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Link to Pugh auction

A long time since I've seen so much utter rubbish for sale in one place...........
Some of it must be very rare rubbish though...….lot no. 146 is the lesser spotted Austin Ellegro. Really!
by Owlsman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Black watery exhaust emissions
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Black watery exhaust emissions

Thanks for your comments everyone. It never occurred to me about modern cars being fitted with cats - Dhoh! Have I just made that up about the engine running a bit rich if black deposits come out of the exhaust? Spent nearly all morning putting my garage floor jigsaw together. It's well on the way n...
by Owlsman
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Black watery exhaust emissions
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Black watery exhaust emissions

After trying the full range of garage floor paints, all of which proved to be only marginally better than useless, I am just about to lay a new garage floor using those hard rubber tiles that all fit together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. I'm hoping this will be a 'once and for all' solution. Naturall...
by Owlsman
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amber warning beacon
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Amber warning beacon

Why do I find it difficult to belive you're joking :lol: I know what you mean but you never know these days who is going to misconstrue or be upset by (particularly) the written word. To be fair, I don't see it much on this forum so I was probably thinking of another completely different, football ...
by Owlsman
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amber warning beacon
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Amber warning beacon

Well spotted Chief ! Correct on both counts - the roof is indeed a 'Webasto-style' fold back roof. I say that because I don't think it's an actual Webasto. It does not show the name anywhere and does not appear to be quite of the same quality. I had a Webasto fitted to an MGBGT and it was just a bit...
by Owlsman
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amber warning beacon
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Amber warning beacon

My power socket arrived this morning - with an apology, by the way, for the delay but I only ordered it on Sunday night! Anyway, I fitted it this afternoon (sited it on the off-side, under the parcel shelf a couple of inches back from the front edge and earthed it to the p/s securing bolt), plugged ...
by Owlsman
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amber warning beacon
Replies: 20
Views: 455

Re: Amber warning beacon

Mine arrived yesterday and I can confirm it 'clamps' very securely onto the metalwork without any risk of damage to the paintwork because of the powerful and rubber-covered magnets. I haven't fitted it to my Moggy yet as I'm still waiting for the power socket/wiring/in-line fuse to arrive...….hopefu...
by Owlsman
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 18
Views: 837

Re: 'Smart' motorways

Just voted 'yes'. As a bit of an aside, I picked up from another thread on here that, in the event of emergency, i.e. breakdown/accident, it is possible to have a 'sort of' hazard flasher system as under:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/24LED-Amber-Warning-Strobe-Flashing-Light-Recovery-Magnetic-Beacon-...
by Owlsman
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: carpet underfelt
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: carpet underfelt

It was the latex-backed felt that I used. It might be my imagination but I think it looks slightly thicker than the one without the backing. Also - and probably only a marginal advantage - it's a bit less 'fluffy' when applying it, as the latex backing does hold the fibres together. As I mentioned i...
by Owlsman
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: carpet underfelt
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: carpet underfelt

Something like this, I would say: https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/ ... ening-felt That's exactly the stuff I used from Woolies...….and it's very, very good - certainly as far as sound-deadening goes. I doubt it will be much good if you're looking for something with water-proofing qualities. ...
by Owlsman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to here
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: new to here

……….Just break it to her gently, though. :D

Alan
by Owlsman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to here
Replies: 18
Views: 597

Re: new to here

my wife has just bought me my first morris minor for my birthday .she is a 1953 s2 called brenda.she has been hid away for quite a while
For a moment there I thought you were still talking about your wife...…. :D :D

Welcome to 'Moggy World', Dave. You'll find lots of help and support on here.
by Owlsman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 39
Views: 1474

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Come on then, don't keep us in suspenders...….how did you do it in the end? :D :D Well done! It's such a satisfying feeling when the impossible is suddenly possible. Not quite the same problem, though I'm sure I ended up just like you're feeling now Mark but a few years ago I fitted a complete winds...
by Owlsman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blimey
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Blimey

………..and upgraded indicators. But apart from that...……….. it's completely original.
by Owlsman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 66
Views: 2075

Re: Euphemisms

What’s automatic braking? Sounds dangerous ! If this is what is being referred to then I've got it in my Honda Jazz! Allegedly - because I've never actually put it to the test - the car is supposed to brake automatically at low speeds to avoid a rear-end shunt with the car in front. In certain circ...
by Owlsman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: Mystery Overheating

The water issuing forth was very rusty - I wonder if some crud had blocked up the cooling system which was then blown out when the temperature rose and opened the rad cap? I recon it was that. Something similar happened to me in a Triumph Herald many moons ago. Bit to early to blame it on Brexit, I...
by Owlsman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 527

Re: Windows steaming up.......

Funny you should mention opening the 2 rear windows slightly, because my car is fitted with a Webasto-style sun roof and that's what I have to do to avoid the 'booming' and allow air to flow through the car. Come to think of it, opening the roof in winter, would stop the misting up but I'd have to p...
by Owlsman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is he being a bit optimistic?
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Is he being a bit optimistic?

Funnily enough I saw that and was thinking of posting something similar. Beat me to it.

I think the price is about right......it's just that the decimal point needs to be moved 2 digits to the left. :D