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by leafie
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Here's a new one.
Replies: 12
Views: 3017

Re: Here's a new one.

I arrived into the work car park the other day to see a colleagues Merc boot open. When mentioned to him, after a few choice words he said it kept opening from the remote in his pocket when he moved about! Also said it had opened one night it rained and soaked everything inside :lol: Not just Merc'...
by leafie
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Backfiring, cuts out, engine idle is irregular, and sometimes fails to start at all...help
Replies: 12
Views: 1863

Re: Backfiring, cuts out, engine idle is irregular, and sometimes fails to start at all...help

Sounds electrical to me, as said condenser first then points and dare I say it coil particularly if it looks llike it has been replaced in the last couple of years as there are a lot of poor quality new coils out there.
by leafie
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Midsomer Murders.
Replies: 16
Views: 4660

Re: Midsomer Murders.

Brian in Saudi wrote:
POMMReg wrote:Is it just me or does anyone else find that "compare the mkt" advert - the one with the strutting blokes in tight denim shorts - more than a little disturbing?

I DO find it inappropriate!
Me too.

His shoes are entirely the wrong colour for that outfit :)
:lol:
by leafie
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)
Replies: 72
Views: 13481

Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

Very sad news.

The club will be contacting Roy's family to both pass on condolences and to recognise Roy's incredible and prolific contribution to the messageboard over many years.
by leafie
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Where's Roy?
Replies: 76
Views: 15367

Re: Where's Roy?

Very sad news.

The club will be contacting Roy's family to both pass on condolences and to recognise Roy's incredible and prolific contribution to the messageboard over many years.
by leafie
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Midsomer Murders.
Replies: 16
Views: 4660

Re: Midsomer Murders.

Is it just me or does anyone else find that "compare the mkt" advert - the one with the strutting blokes in tight denim shorts - more than a little disturbing? I DO find it inappropriate! Me too, but I have a bit of a phobia about people who dress up and clowns, you can imagine I'm really comfortab...
by leafie
Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Left wondering!
Replies: 31
Views: 4185

Re: Left wondering!

I Unfortunately no price in the ad, btw I thought we were obliged to include this! It just asked to phone for the bottom line. I suppose that in itself speaks volumes. I dare not call in case I'm classed as a time waster. :D There is no requirement to include a price, it is only advised, however it...
by leafie
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: A message for ADMIN.
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: A message for ADMIN.

irmscher wrote:Still no reply from the powers that be
I have moved this to a more appropriate forum and I'm sure your aware Cam would normally be on this like a shot, however he is currently fully occupied. If we could ask for your patience I'm sure he will address the issue at his first opportunity.
by leafie
Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris Minor 1098cc bmc engine
Replies: 14
Views: 2479

Re: Morris Minor 1098cc bmc engine

mike.perry wrote:Halfords 20/50 Classic oil looks and smells like Duckhams
Used the Halfords classic oil for some years now after it was recommended to me.
by leafie
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Best/alternative oil for Carburettor?
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: Best/alternative oil for Carburettor?

I use 20/50 engine oil, a lot of people use 3 in 1 but it is really to thin for the job.
by leafie
Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: won't start - now intermittent loss of power
Replies: 129
Views: 21166

Re: won't start - now intermittent loss of power

Hi Louise, A simple enough job just have to watch you don't damage the thread on the new fuel line and I would take the opportunity to take the tank out and clea it. Before you do that is the flexible fuel line between the pump and the carb an old one? If so it is possible that is collapsing when fu...
by leafie
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: won't start - now intermittent loss of power
Replies: 129
Views: 21166

Re: won't start - now intermittent loss of power

Many years ago I remember we had a transit van at work that had the same symptoms, the problem turned out to be a partial blockage of the fuel line which was not enough to stop the engine but would starve it of fuel at anything above 50 mph. So might be worth looking into if all else has failed to f...
by leafie
Sat May 28, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling a Morris
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: Selling a Morris

Contact your local branch who will I'm sure help.

At least make sure you get more than one opinion on value as there are some people out there who will try to take advantage.
by leafie
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)
Replies: 68
Views: 9080

Re: Last Minor Ever......really ?? (Manchester)

I am currently speaking to the owner about purchasing the car, it is very close to me and I have arranged storage until a decision can be made on it's future if I am successful.
by leafie
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1970 Pick Up (with Tilt) Door Mounted Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 2358

Re: 1970 Pick Up (with Tilt) Door Mounted Mirrors

From a Suzuki motorcycle if memory serves me right.

http://potteries.mmoc.org.uk/RallyPics/ ... G_8755.jpg
by leafie
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2366

Re: Franchised Dealers.

OK, what make and model :D you seem very reticent telling us :wink: At this stage a strong letter to the manufacturer may avoid others experiencing the same story I wouldn't want to let the cat out of the bag. :wink: They told me at the independent garage today that complaining to the manufacturer'...
by leafie
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2366

Re: Franchised Dealers.

Still not had my promised phone call from the dealer service manager. :roll: Just collected my car from the independent specialist, new brakes all-round, asked about my suspension to be told two people had looked at it and could find absolutely nothing wrong. So that's £810.00 quoted for work that i...
by leafie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2366

Re: Franchised Dealers.

What car is it ? so I can avoid! :o It is a high performance so called British prestige car (or is that Indian) :wink:, I have waited a very long time to be able to afford one and knew it would come with large maintenance bills. What I object to is paying them to find out either they weren't done p...
by leafie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Franchised Dealers.
Replies: 16
Views: 2366

Re: Franchised Dealers.

Is there no way you can do the discs and pads yourself? Provided the discs aren't within their minimum thickness you could just do a pad change for now. Price up some discs and pads from your local motor factor, you'll be surprised how much you could save. It used to take me about three hours takin...