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by Matt
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: re reg
Replies: 19
Views: 2409

Re: re reg

geoberni wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:51 pm
I got my car's history 3 years ago and I see no reason for things to have got any stricter.
Whats changed since then is the General Data Protection Regulations 2018... when that came in to force DVLA stopped providing the info
by Matt
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: 1275cc engine

If I was a bit more local I might have had a punt
by Matt
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: 1275cc engine

Is that an Early thick flange block Phil - possibly EN40 crank?
by Matt
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MMOC Snow Reports....
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: MMOC Snow Reports....

Its been snowing in Berkshire and Oxfordshire this morning - there was even white stuff on the ground :o
by Matt
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?
Replies: 104
Views: 2987

Re: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?

What I read yesterday/today is that - No AZ vaccines have gone from the EU to the UK (except a "tiny" batch) - The Vaccines that have come to the UK from the EU are the Phizer ones. - Phizer are meeting their commitment to the EU. - The UK is exporting components which are crucial to the production ...
by Matt
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smart motorways - Go Left safety campaign
Replies: 26
Views: 790

Re: Smart motorways - Go Left safety campaign

I broke down on an area of the M25 which was semi smart (i.e. still had the hard shoulder, but also had lane control). I was in traffic, doing about 20mph uphill in lane 3 of 4 and "tinkle, tinkle, pah" the engine cut out and the car stopped. Absolutely no chance to get over to the hard shoulder. (T...
by Matt
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Cylinder head is coming off!
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Cylinder head is coming off!

Don't worry about the order you undid the bolts, just make sure they are done up according to procedure

And as Phil says, remove the studs and it should all then move
by Matt
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).
Replies: 15
Views: 873

Re: How do you know if a bolt is imperial or metric? (trying to work out what size these bolts are).

Some modern fasteners even have what Phil describes from the factory - normally those intended to form their own thread as they are forced in to an un-tapped hole
by Matt
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Registration and Tax question
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Registration and Tax question

Just to add to this - the online process to change ownership will work provided that its the last V5 issued. 2 years or so ago I did an online change of ownership, from one of the early cream coloured V5s. Off the top of my head that particular doc was issued in 1983. Given the covid situation, I wo...
by Matt
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lurking in the background FL? 782C
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: Lurking in the background FL? 782C

Yup, its a traveller without the wood...
by Matt
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a welder!!
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Recommend me a welder!!

Modern inverter MIGs are impressive bits of kit...

Im still using a Cebora 130A one, modified to accept a eurotorch….
by Matt
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recommend me a welder!!
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: Recommend me a welder!!

Modern inverter MIGs are impressive bits of kit...

Im still using a Cebora 130A one, modified to accept a eurotorch….
by Matt
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Floor paint
Replies: 27
Views: 1427

Re: Garage Floor paint

I would need 15ishL for a single coat :lol:
by Matt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike on a traveller?
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Bike on a traveller?

I would suggest a towbar mounted bike track too!

How well does the cat travel in a traveller?
by Matt
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rare Standard model on eBay
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Rare Standard model on eBay

sid wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:44 pm
what the winning bidder needs to do first of all is fit disc brakes... :wink: :lol:
I agree, afterall a sheep may unexpectedly walk out in front of it on the Orkney lanes
by Matt
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1715

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

kennatt wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:24 am
yes correct,they don't publicise that freely ,wonder why, I use on average about £60 of diesel a month,would double my expenditure.
If only that were true for me!! I average 1.5 fill ups a week around £70 :lol: and that's just the daily drive, not all the other stuff I drive too
by Matt
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cars for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Cars for sale

JOWETTJAVELIN wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:19 pm
It's like that on preserved railways too, you have to pay a yearly subscription to work for them for free, which I find bizarre.
It doesn't work like that on the Ffestiniog/Welsh Highland :)
by Matt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 61
Views: 2516

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

If the ignition is on, the fuel pump ticks rapidly to get fuel to the carb and then it should stop. If it keeps ticking, albeit at a reduced rate the valve is probably partially sticking open. If you take the air filter off, and hold the throttle open you might even be able to see the fuel coming in...
by Matt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 71
Views: 4382

Re: The awful joke thread

Whats the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?

Ones really heavy, the other is a little lighter.
by Matt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cars for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Cars for sale

It all happened in the good old, bad old, days when I was still a moderator on the site (march 2014)... before I decided that paying for MMOC membership costs pretty much just to do work for them was a little daft and I let my membership lapse (April 2014)