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by SteveClem
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller window woes
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Traveller window woes

If your car sits outside it may be that the wood is slightly swollen after the recent damp weather. Being a natural material it will move and distort with humidity changes. If you are only a mil or two away let's hope that the forecast good weather will help your wood move that critical fraction and...
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 181

Re: Hello!

Maroon B is a nice colour, and goes well with red seats.
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: Currently drinking.....

Yes, about 10 minutes off junction 23 of the M1. A lovely spot in Charnwood Forest. Some of the oldest fossils in the world are found in the local rock outcrops. The abbey was designed by Pugin (Houses of Parliament fame) and the grounds and gardens are very peaceful. Easy to understand why the monk...
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: Currently drinking.....

We took some friends to Mount St Bernard Abbey yesterday and bought a couple of bottles of their Trappist ale to try. The monks have given up on dairy farming and have revived their brewing tradition. Beautifully made and presented but you almost need a spoon to get it out of the bottle! Too strong ...
by SteveClem
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971
Replies: 34
Views: 640

Re: Restoring Morris Pickup 1971

Bob - "The petrol explosion happens , in an instant , with no time to react whatsoever...." Too true.......a mate blew himself up not too long ago with a petrol can near a bonfire and spent two weeks in hospital. To compound his bad luck, once he was on fire, he rolled across the ground to try and ...
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Saloon bootwell - help needed!
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Saloon bootwell - help needed!

Surely the missing bits can be fabricated? Parts for Austins of the same era are much harder to find so owners just make them ...or in my case, get someone else to make them!
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Candidate for import?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Candidate for import?

Telescope to the blind eye? It worked for Nelson.
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake fluid theory
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Brake fluid theory

As Rob says, spend a fiver on new stuff :D
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body shapes after 1964
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Body shapes after 1964

I've got a 61 saloon and a 67 trav. The later heating and ventilation system is much superior, but less aesthetically pleasing to my eye.
by SteveClem
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1056

Re: How Far have you driven?

Bet she had a numb bum when she got there! I loaned my Traveller to a FT journalist at the last election, he took it all over and returned it serviced and MOT'd. About 3k miles in 2 months, and only broke down once... Got lots of interesting photos of the car with certain politicians of all varietie...
by SteveClem
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: It's the rules,mate.

It's a shame that all the 'jobsworth' stuff makes you a bit cynical about it all.
by SteveClem
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Oblongs & Circles

Way above my head this, chaps... just happy that mine look ok and drive well :lol:
by SteveClem
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Colours
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Colours

Good plan! Make it look as you would like it. Unless you are into concours stuff it's a taste thing. :wink:
by SteveClem
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 12654

Re: caravans

I suppose,like everything else, it's worth what someone will pay for it :lol:
by SteveClem
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 722

Re: It's the rules,mate.

I think the idea is that glass mixed in might cut the bin man whereas if he knows it is in a separate container then they know to handle it more carefully. A bit like the "sharps box" used to collect used needles in a Hospital. I get all that, but just did what the nice council lady told us what to...
by SteveClem
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 15
Views: 722

It's the rules,mate.

We are enthusiastic recyclers,it just seems the right thing to do. Leaving aside the peculiarities of local recycling anomalies, we have a system whereby everything like metal,plastic and card goes in the bin( which is black,oddly...the green bin is for landfill). Glass however has to be put in a se...
by SteveClem
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 15
Views: 470

Re: Fire briquettes

Seems there's a chap in Bolton sells briquette makers for poo. Grazing animals only,according to my informant.
by SteveClem
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: What goes here??
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: What goes here??

Not airtight/watertight enough! Try a beetle, they float for quite a while... :wink:
by SteveClem
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matters
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Minor Matters

It'll be the bl**dy post office! We're always getting other people's post.
We then deliver it, but I suppose not everyone does...
by SteveClem
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Quarter lights
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Quarter lights

As far as I know,all quarterlights are the same. Apart from the very early ones that may need a bit of tweaking to make them fit.