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by Biggles1957
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Prop shaft turning when in neutral
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Prop shaft turning when in neutral

Love the pun Simmitc! Brilliant! :D :D :D
by Biggles1957
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Top Hose Marina engine to Minor radiator
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Top Hose Marina engine to Minor radiator

I think the thermostat housing from an MGB makes it dead easy to fit the top hose - the hose stub comes off at a different angle and then the 1275 engine connects nicely to the minor radiator.
by Biggles1957
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Citric acid in block
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Citric acid in block

Well I thought there must be some sort of reaction going on, but I think he flushed it all out first before putting the citric acid in? Concentration of that isn't critical at all - even quite concentrated won't hurt the iron - just dissolve the iron oxide. It doesn't make sense that the crystals he...
by Biggles1957
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Citric acid in block
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Citric acid in block

Hmmm - that's interesting that plain water hasn't dissolved it? Citric acid dissolves pretty well in water usually - have you tried pouring boiling water on the bits you can see?
by Biggles1957
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Citric acid in block
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Citric acid in block

I would have thought that flushing it through will just dissolve any acid residue now? :D
by Biggles1957
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Fitting water temp sender - to PTFE or not?

Pete I can't quite remember (it's been a few years since I did it!) but does the adaptor have a tapered thread so it seals without a washer?
by Biggles1957
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'Smart' motorways
Replies: 40
Views: 4646

Re: 'Smart' motorways

Smart motorways will only work if the people using them have enough neurones to make a few synapses! The roads generally seem to populated by Homo Pillockius these days sadly.....
by Biggles1957
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Exhaust choice
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Exhaust choice

I put a full stainless system on Monty (my traveller) and it still made a SMASHING 'FARTY' sound! :D
by Biggles1957
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

My pocket so that I can't make or receive any calls when I'm driving.....best place for it. And no, I'm not an old fuddy duddy
by Biggles1957
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: tube nut stuck
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: tube nut stuck

Apparently a mixture of diesel fuel and acetone (nail polish remover) works very well to loosen fittings. I've never tried it myself but have heard its good stuff
by Biggles1957
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller side window finger pulls
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Traveller side window finger pulls

Stixall is cheaper than Tiger Seal and comes in Black, White, Clear and maybe Grey too. It works just as well as Tiger Seal and will stick just about anything to anything. Easy to use and clean up after too.
by Biggles1957
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rotisserie jig
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Rotisserie jig

SOLD. Thanks :D
by Biggles1957
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Stuttering at 50+
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Stuttering at 50+

Did you change the condenser yet? Sometimes when they get warm they start to break down...
by Biggles1957
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rotisserie jig
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Rotisserie jig

Yes I do Graham - I think (if it worked!) I messaged you early this morning?

Regards,
Bob
by Biggles1957
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rotisserie jig
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Re: Rotisserie jig

Hi Marcus. About ten mins from M1 J21 in Leicestershire - outside the lockdown zone!!
by Biggles1957
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Filling wood joints and removing Trav door handle
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Filling wood joints and removing Trav door handle

I had a small bit of wood starting to go at the bottom of the 'B' pillar where it joins the 'sill' piece - the curved part. I cut it out and scarfed in a new piece of ash firstly treating all the wood behind and around with wood hardener (it's a solvent based solution containing plastic - when the s...
by Biggles1957
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rotisserie jig
Replies: 14
Views: 814

Rotisserie jig

I have a rotisserie type roll-over jig for sale. Only used once but never painted so needs a tickle with a wire brush and some paint if you want to. Looking for £75 or thereabouts.
by Biggles1957
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 3185

Re: WOOD OIL

Yes that's Monty! They call him something else now though and have wrapped him in that yucky green. He's really Almond Green.

Did you see him fairly recently?
by Biggles1957
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 3185

Re: WOOD OIL

Yes I used mine every day to go over Charnwood Forest to Loughborough from Enderby - all through that bad winter we had around 2010/11 ish. It did live in the garage overnight of course but was in the works car park all day and I didn't even dry it off when I put it away after work. I installed trac...
by Biggles1957
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: WOOD OIL
Replies: 17
Views: 3185

Re: WOOD OIL

OSMO OIL!! Just don't bother with anything else. I used a Skarsten scraper to remove all the old stuff on my Traveller when I got it and gave it two coats of Osmo Oil. That was in about 2010. It was my daily driver for several years through the winters and everything and the wood is still in good co...