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by catswhisker
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Second Opinion on Car Ad
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Second Opinion on Car Ad

Good Moaning , reminded me of my favourite tv character - Officer Crabtree in Allo Allo.
by catswhisker
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Fitting tyres

If you haven't already bought them , I bought and had fitted Bridgestone 145x80x14 at Tyre Express, Southwick,in your area.
by catswhisker
Sat May 08, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matters May/June 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Minor Matters May/June 2021

Whatever floats your boat !!!
by catswhisker
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dizzy work
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

Re: Dizzy work

Good advice MOJ and JJ , I will be careful with the adjustment, no danger of anything dropping off into the works then ?
by catswhisker
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dizzy work
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

Re: Dizzy work

Bending and stooping harder as you get older ! just trying to make the task easier.
by catswhisker
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dizzy work
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

Dizzy work

Time to think about replacing c.b. points and condenser, thinking this would be easier on the workbench,
are there any pitfalls to watch out for when removing the unit or just unbolt and pull out ?
by catswhisker
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: Parcel shelf renovation

Job done! I went the traditional route, ESM/NC parcel shelf and re-covered the original rubber crash pad with black fabric from Woolies which was excellent, fixed with Hobbycraft spray adhesive. Took the opportunity while the bar bolts were out to spray anti-rust fluid into the A post area. Working ...
by catswhisker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: Parcel shelf renovation

Thanks, yes I think I might re-cover the old vinyl rather than try and remove it as the 'rubber' padding seems ok.
Plenty of stuff available but need to see it first, will try Dunelm .
by catswhisker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Parcel shelf renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Parcel shelf renovation

Just getting round to replacing my sagging front parcel shelf, new one arriving, am planning to rivet it to the metal rail but the rail covering is a bit scruffy, I would like to tidy it up but the 'kit' from NC is a bit pricey at over £40 for what seems to be just a length of foam rubber and a stri...
by catswhisker
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 55 year old car next to a 1,000 year old church
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: 55 year old car next to a 1,000 year old church

Nice pictures of your car at the church with Devils Dyke and the South Downs in background. We live nearby and often do our 'Seniors midweek ' run in this glorious part of Sussex. In these troubled times we are truly thankful that we are able to get out in our Minor and enjoy the wonderful English c...
by catswhisker
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: footman james
Replies: 18
Views: 2532

Re: footman james

I have been with RH for many years and don't plan to change, But ; I am a bit peeved that they insist on adding services that i don't need or want. Breakdown - I already pay RAC a vast sum for ' arrival ' which covers the Minor, Foreign travel ! I rarely venture outside Sussex and don't have a passp...
by catswhisker
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2298
Views: 400794

Re: Spotted today.

The Minors around Runcton on Saturday had been to a West Sussex branch breakfast meet at
Manor nursery,very nice full English and plenty of moggy chat with other like minded folk.
by catswhisker
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: insurance companies
Replies: 6
Views: 999

Re: insurance companies

Coupe is a term used in America for 2 door cars I think, I have been happy with RH insurance, my only beef is that they insist on including things I dont need like breakdown cover ( I already have 'arrival' with RAC ) which covers everything I need , and foreign travel ( I dont have a passport !) I ...
by catswhisker
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Re: Do-it-all coolant/antifreeze. Any good?

If it seems to be too good to be true ----------
Seriously I would be guided by it's colour, if it is red , pink or orange I wouldn't put in a Minor,
General advice it to use Bluecol or Blue star 50/50 mix with de-ionised water. Cheap enough
at motor factors, change it after 2 years.
by catswhisker
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 3361

Re: Anti freeze

Tried Southern water authority who say ' your local council will have arrangements for disposing of chemicals'. Response from council - take it to the HWRS - that will be the local tip that gave me bad advice in the first place ( geoberni was right !) No septic tank here so probably could dilute and...
by catswhisker
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 3361

Anti freeze

Replaced my 2 year blue A/F and took the old stuff to the local re-cycling centre, shocked at the advice given by operatives which varied from - 'pour it into the waste oil tank' to 'chuck it into the general waste skip' !! Not thinking either of these to be a good idea I took it back home. -- any i...
by catswhisker
Mon May 02, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 2725

Re: Dynamo Dilemma

Problem solved - I managed to find an ' old school ' auto electrician who has done a grand job on my dynamo.

Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions.
by catswhisker
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Prop shaft

Yes, the front of the propshaft is on splines so it can be moved back and forth, I would mark the shaft
and flange so that it goes back the same way, (don't forget to drain the gearbox oil first !) good luck.
by catswhisker
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 2725

Re: Dynamo Dilemma

Thanks to all, yes, I am concerned about the reputation of some re-pro parts and have decided not to go down that route. I don't think I could manage DIY but am looking for a local place that would do it (thanks for the parts link Richard ) Other than that a reconditioned exchange unit from Speedy s...
by catswhisker
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo Dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 2725

Dynamo Dilemma

I intend to replace my dynamo ( noisy bearings ) but can't decide whether to go for a re-conditioned exchange
or a 'Lucas type' outright buy with no exchange, which will probably have been made in a far away place.
I would be pleased to hear of other folks experiences.