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by Myrtles Man
Tue May 12, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)
Replies: 17
Views: 420

Re: Crossply to radials - What size? (1954 4 door splitscreen)

Might it be prudent to seal over the rivet heads with a layer of Araldite before fitting?
by Myrtles Man
Mon May 11, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Interesting thing of purpose
Replies: 19
Views: 1150

Re: Interesting thing of purpose

I've got a pair of them, bought in the 1970's, but tend only to use them in the one set position as cranking them up with a car sitting on top of them is real donkey work and nearly as bad lowering the blighters when you've finished!
by Myrtles Man
Mon May 11, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Hat Seal
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Top Hat Seal

"...to maintain wheel cylinder sealing inside the drums" seems to suggest that, without a pressure-retention device, brake-fluid leakage will occur. I'm taking it that that has not been the experience of those of you already using a top-hat free system whilst still retaining the original drum rears.
by Myrtles Man
Mon May 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Weird oil leak.
Replies: 11
Views: 487

Re: Weird oil leak.

Well, all I can say is that it's common enough to have happened on my car too and, indeed, to the same shocker.
by Myrtles Man
Mon May 11, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Hat Seal
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: Top Hat Seal

Thank you gentlemen both. As Dirty Harry famously said, "You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky?" :o
by Myrtles Man
Mon May 11, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Hat Seal
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Top Hat Seal

I'm currently looking into the pros/cons whys and wherefores of fitting front discs and, having researched the topic in the archives it's become apparent that it's going to be necessary to remove the top-hat seal from the master cylinder to avoid the problem of the discs binding when the pedal is re...
by Myrtles Man
Thu May 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side lights, indicator replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Side lights, indicator replacement

geoberni wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Molly123 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:22 am
I used to hate it when we found Earth problems on an aircraft when I was in the RAF...
The inability to get it to take off? :lol:
by Myrtles Man
Thu May 07, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.
Replies: 44
Views: 2056

Re: "Gracie" Dove grey 1965 2 door saloon.

Wow! And to think that you drove that home!
by Myrtles Man
Wed May 06, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bodges
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Bodges

Back in the sixties my mate Sam used to buy a car for next to nothing, run it for weeks or months (the better ones) then, when it conked out irretrievably, take it to the local scrappy who gave him either a fiver or a tenner for the remains. Unsurprisingly, he had some 'interesting' vehicles, severa...
by Myrtles Man
Wed May 06, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bodges
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: Bodges

My favourite bodge story appeared in a car magazine many years ago. A Reliant Regal van offered as a trade-in seemed to be riding a little low on the offside rear corner. Suspecting collapsed suspension, the garage guy had a closer look and it transpired that the thing had had a rear-end shunt at so...
by Myrtles Man
Tue May 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Head Scratcher
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Head Scratcher

At first glance I couldn't work out the size because the ruler markings are small and indistinct but then I looked closer and saw that it's two feet...
by Myrtles Man
Tue May 05, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Member - Non Member Field
Replies: 18
Views: 417

Re: Member - Non Member Field

Perhaps the category should be changed to MMOC Member: No/Might Be 8)
by Myrtles Man
Sat May 02, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 949072

Re: Word Association

Internships
by Myrtles Man
Sat May 02, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: ford disc kit
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: ford disc kit

Darren, you have PM.
by Myrtles Man
Sat May 02, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 949072

Re: Word Association

Navy
by Myrtles Man
Fri May 01, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 949072

Re: Word Association

U-bend
by Myrtles Man
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 949072

Re: Word Association

Forethought
by Myrtles Man
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 949072

Re: Word Association

European
by Myrtles Man
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 949072

Re: Word Association

Ooze
by Myrtles Man
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19103
Views: 949072

Re: Word Association

Scotch