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by NOEL
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling tax exemption
Replies: 16
Views: 1048

Re: Rolling tax exemption

An interesting discussion , I thought the exemption was a rolling 40 years but thanks for clarifying. A further point regarding modern cars and lower taxation bands,i I have a Fiat Panda as well as my moggie for day to day driving, i didn't set out to get the most lowest emissions based model but it...
by NOEL
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Did they skimp on skimming?
Replies: 8
Views: 712

Re: Did they skimp on skimming?

Hi,I would agree with a previous comment, that has a rough skim with a cutter, probably one that is a little worn and also rubbed over as well with emery or something similar, suppose it depends on what equipment the machine shop had but I would expect a better finish than that.
by NOEL
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch release bearing preparation
Replies: 16
Views: 1451

Re: Clutch release bearing preparation

your are correct about the blinding effect at traffic lights, my daughter is learning to drive and that apparently is how instructors teach people now, I had quite a debate with him re this, bit different from when I learnt and I agree potentially people can lurch forwards, I did 120000 miles in my...
by NOEL
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Persistent Problem at Speed.
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: Persistent Problem at Speed.

as per some of the above posters, try the condenser with an old spare if you have one, I had a similar issue with a dodgy low tension connection which resulted in the back firing and lack of power at speed but it would idle ok
best of luck !
by NOEL
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ford KA seat purchase options
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Ford KA seat purchase options

I am thinking of replacing my existing front seats in my 4 door with some ford Ka ones, My existing seats are not too bad but I prefer the idea of having head rests , I have seen that there are a few available on e bay that are not too expensive, I know this subject has been covered a few times in t...
by NOEL
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a few spares can get you out of a hole
Replies: 4
Views: 865

Re: a few spares can get you out of a hole

well done for thinking it through, I think many of use have a just in case set of items, I have the normal points ,condenser rotor arm (again) after using a spare last time, plugs , tape, hoses and so on. Mostly piece of mind is worth a lot and you hope you don1t have to use them but being on the M2...
by NOEL
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOTPASS THEN ISSUES AFTERWARDS
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: MOTPASS THEN ISSUES AFTERWARDS

I never stated I considered the tester had broken the rotor arm, not sure why you thought that. I agree re the quality statement regarding certain parts available but , I can assure you this car is like many others on here is serviced and checked frequently, the quality of modern parts on modern car...
by NOEL
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOTPASS THEN ISSUES AFTERWARDS
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Re: MOTPASS THEN ISSUES AFTERWARDS

Thanks for the reply's, the rotor was from a part that was purchased from one of the well known suppliers beginning with B, cant remember the packaging as it was some time ago and it has since been disposed of , the one now fitted is the original one that was on the car when I bought it back in 2010...
by NOEL
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MOTPASS THEN ISSUES AFTERWARDS
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

MOTPASS THEN ISSUES AFTERWARDS

Just had my MOT test done, well pleased as a pass and no advisory`s so was feeling well chuffed as I set off back home, car started as normal, few roadwork's just outside the garage so slow single file traffic for about 300 yards, went to accelerate once passed the obstruction and then a stuttering ...
by NOEL
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying a traveller
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: Buying a traveller

some good suggestions regarding previously post`s , halogen headlights are worthwhile and fitting a hazard warning light switch just in case , but, otherwise if it is in good order I would just use it as it is, you need to see if it suits your driving style first then upgrade what you think may be ...
by NOEL
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Step by step guide for quarter light rubber replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: Step by step guide for quarter light rubber replacement

Hi I did mine last year, from memory I had a small amount of trimming on the upright section, I started at the top of the window drivers side and worked my way around, the first door I undone too many screws really as I was not certain how it was all held together, the new rubbers I had obtained wer...
by NOEL
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Cigarette lighter socket
Replies: 9
Views: 1480

Re: Cigarette lighter socket

Definitely fit an in line fuse, I did my one with one of these with a 5 amp fuse and wired it up with wire coming through the bulkhead to my new unit , there are enough holes available without drilling a new one, use a grommet to prevent any chaffing, I don`t recommend wiring direct from the battery...
by NOEL
Sun May 01, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: QUARTER LIGHT RUBBERS
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: QUARTER LIGHT RUBBERS

I fitted mine to my 4 door, its not too difficult and I think they are a universal size but stand to be corrected, one tip would be don't do this with the car parked on a gravel path, I did and dropped one of the quarter light securing screws and spent a happy half hour searching for it ! I spread a...
by NOEL
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Touring in a Traveller.
Replies: 20
Views: 2747

Re: Touring in a Traveller.

Most of the advice you have had so far is good, I always have oil, leads, rad hoses, fuses, bulbs, fan belt, plugs, oil, brake fluid,water, anti freeze, toolbox crammed full, tape, spare distributer, torch, tyre inflator/compressor. sheet to lie on Probably why my boot is always fairly full! To be f...
by NOEL
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil on inside of tyre and replacing shoes
Replies: 59
Views: 4832

Re: oil on inside of tyre and replacing shoes

I will second one of the previous suggestions, if you are not feeling confident get a garage to look in this case first unless you could get a friend with some experience to help or perhaps a member at your local branch ? Your safety and others is the most important thing, having said that if you ha...
by NOEL
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MMOC RAC Breakdown cover
Replies: 27
Views: 5056

Re: MMOC RAC Breakdown cover

I am with Carol NashI but a number of the classic insurers will provide breakdown cover for your minor along with your insurance, for the modern I use Green flag , I dont think the are part of the RAC group, they do operate a discount scheme- with a no call out bonus, mine was about £132 including o...
by NOEL
Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help!! Headlights given up on M.O.T. day
Replies: 11
Views: 1934

Re: Help!! Headlights given up on M.O.T. day

I had a similar issue once which had the lights going out when I pressed the dip switch, traced it back to a poor bullet connection in the loom,suggest you could try removing the steering wheel, taking out the card from the drivers side storage area and then examining the wires here, there is a join...
by NOEL
Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: front quarter light window rubber fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 793

front quarter light window rubber fitting

Thanks in advance for anyhelp regarding tips for fitting these, my present ones look well past their best and I have a new set for each side, just needed any pointers regarding fitting these this weekend,
by NOEL
Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diddy dash cam for a Minor!
Replies: 10
Views: 2722

Re: Diddy dash cam for a Minor!

Hi Oldmogman- re your request I have taken a picture from the car I am using this week for work not my Minor, but you should get the general idea, sorry about the quality, the screen does fold up as you already guessed The suction holder is very good, the camera takes up less space than an ordinary ...