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by BrianHawley
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted in todays paper
Replies: 14
Views: 2184

Re: Spotted in todays paper

Interesting axle stubs.

What year was that I wonder?
by BrianHawley
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: No power to ignition intermittently
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: No power to ignition intermittently

Doesn't sound particularly serious.

Whatever causes the power to come and go when you wiggle it is likely loose, corroded or broken.

Figure out what it is, then tighten or repair it (with the battery disconnected) and you should be good to go.

Good luck!
by BrianHawley
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 4275

Re: Smart Phones at the wheel still today!!!

Anybody else remember the sudden shock of a toughened windscreen suddenly going completely opaque when hit by a stone? There's a lot to be said for laminated glass. I've still got a scar on my hand from punching out a hole in a windscreen when I was a kid. That was the advice at the time. Should ha...
by BrianHawley
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Seam Sealer ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1869

Re: Seam Sealer ?

That hasn't been my experience. I've painted over Tiger seal without any problems at all. It needs to be fully cured first and then can be lightly rubbed with a scotchbrite pad and then spirit wipe prior to painting with normal car repair products - a primer then colour coats. Just a thought, what ...
by BrianHawley
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SMITHS CLOCK IN INTERIOR MIRROR
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: SMITHS CLOCK IN INTERIOR MIRROR

How times have changed :)

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by BrianHawley
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: App
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: App

On a similar subject, here's a way to change your forum name for new posts - but only works with Gmail addresses as far as I know. I rather unwisely registered here as Brian from Saudi. It then occurred to me that I'm not going to be posted in Saudi forever, so it was a daft choice. Try to register ...
by BrianHawley
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 10642

Re: Another van.

Never knew the Marina van 1275 was different.

I wonder what I have. I'll have to check the engine number with one of the gurus.
by BrianHawley
Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chasing classic cars
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: chasing classic cars

ManyMinors wrote:Much more likely to be Smoke Grey which most would describe as a light blue. Trafalgar Blue is a dark blue. Both colours were available in 1965.
You are right. I'm confusing it with BMC Bermuda Blue. Had it on a Spridget.
by BrianHawley
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 10642

Re: Another van.

Looks like you are making good progress.

I notice you mention a Marina van engine. Was that different from the car engine, or you just happen to have one from a van? I've got a Marina A+ in my old girl and just wondering.
by BrianHawley
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Never slam the door with the keys in!
Replies: 6
Views: 2569

Never slam the door with the keys in!

Never let anyone slam the door with the keys in the lock.

Somebody walking past helpfully slammed my door and the key fob took a nice chip out of the paint.
by BrianHawley
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chasing classic cars
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: chasing classic cars

qwertyhenry wrote:watching chasing classic car last nite I seen a moggie on it reg   CDV834C looks like duck egg blue
That would probably be a Trafalgar Blue for a '65 car. Unless it's a respray. Nice colour.