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by SteveClem
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: New headlight fitting
Replies: 17
Views: 727

Re: New headlight fitting

A late, great, contributor to this forum would have had a lot to say about headlight peaks :lol:
Suffice to say, he wasn’t keen on them...
by SteveClem
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Van cab seal leak
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Van cab seal leak

I know that boat owners swear by Capt Tolley’s for stopping leaks from windows.
It is a very useful product.
by SteveClem
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2168
Views: 347360

Re: Spotted today.

Looks like it’s been standing for a while... The lawn’s been mowed around it and there’s a sapling growing :lol:
by SteveClem
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 80
Views: 2003

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

😂 Does that joke work in German as well?
by SteveClem
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: My 'Modern' during lockdown...
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: My 'Modern' during lockdown...

The DPF on my 2010 Tiguan was coming up as faulty. I had it flushed through under pressure. They inject a cleaner, then neutralise it. Then run the car for a while. It did the job, no more limp home mode. What is concerning is that the clouds of smoke coming out of the exhaust, after the treatment, ...
by SteveClem
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tin opener.
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Tin opener.

Three men were stranded on a desert island with no food apart from a box of tinned meat. They debate how to get into the tins. One, an engineer, proposes a machine made from palm branches and sharp stones. The second, a thermodynamics expert, recommends heating the tins on a fire until they rupture....
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Steering Wheel

They are easy and fun to refurbish, provided the structure is ok :D
by SteveClem
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smoky exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Smoky exhaust

Is it just when you start the car, or continually smoking?
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Gasket material for Dyson vacuum

I’m not much of a Dyson fan. They perform well ,but for a ‘premium quality’ machine their reliability is quite poor...in our experience.
by SteveClem
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old Nottingham Images
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Old Nottingham Images

Nice, but unlikely to happen. The land is worth too much money.... :cry:
by SteveClem
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Land of the Giants
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: Land of the Giants

It’s a tricky one this. We would love to drive a smaller, more environmentally friendly car...but we need the slightly higher driving position of a crossover type car to comfortably access and egress.
I’m finding it increasingly difficult to use my classic cars comfortably these days :cry:
by SteveClem
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hot starter motor
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Hot starter motor

‘Off’.... not ‘of’ :oops:
by SteveClem
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hot starter motor
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Hot starter motor

Hijacking this post slightly, my starter has always been prone to jamming once in a while. Traveller with 1275 engine and Ford 5 speed box.
Easy to solve by rocking in gear or freeing of with a spanner but it’s always puzzled me. Never happened on my saloon...
by SteveClem
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: Aerofan (technical tips section of magazine)

I don’t really think that a Minor needs any enhanced cooling or improvement. Works just fine as it is :D
by SteveClem
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: PM

Is there any progress on upgrading this forum?
by SteveClem
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: What is it?

I found that raking it out was the only natural way to control duckweed. Important to leave it at the side of the pond for a while so that creatures can escape back into the water. I had some success controlling blanketweed by placing a small bound bundle of barley straw into the pond. I think that ...
by SteveClem
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Colour?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Colour?

Could you put a picture up? That would help.
Lots of cars have had colour changes over the years.
by SteveClem
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Blue staining btween head and block
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: Blue staining btween head and block

I wouldn’t be too worried, my Trav has done that for years..
by SteveClem
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Michael Crawford
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Michael Crawford

A proper classic that :D