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by SteveClem
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chamois v Microfibre
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Chamois v Microfibre

I used to use chamois, but converted to microfibre because I'd go through a chamois once a year - they'd either start to smell a bit unpleasant or they'd get that horrible greasy texture. The good quality microfibres have lasted me for donkeys, but having seen the info above about them I think I'm ...
by SteveClem
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 803 engine. How fragile?
Replies: 26
Views: 877

Re: 803 engine. How fragile?

My 1955 A30 is still running fine on its original 803 and gearbox. But ,yes, it is ridiculously slow and really little more than an attractive curiosity. Certainly not a car for everyday use in the 21st century :D I always understood that as the A30 is a little lighter than the Minor, the 803 manag...
by SteveClem
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 77
Views: 4941

Re: The awful joke thread

So sorry to hear about Megan Markle’s car crash next month.
by SteveClem
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 803 engine. How fragile?
Replies: 26
Views: 877

Re: 803 engine. How fragile?

My 1955 A30 is still running fine on its original 803 and gearbox. But ,yes, it is ridiculously slow and really little more than an attractive curiosity. Certainly not a car for everyday use in the 21st century :D
by SteveClem
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chamois v Microfibre
Replies: 14
Views: 578

Re: Chamois v Microfibre

Old cotton tea towels are quite good.
by SteveClem
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Who's had the Covid vaccine? Anyone going to refuse it?
Replies: 106
Views: 3822

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

I suspect we’ll all be getting an annual COVID jab in the future.
Like flu, there will be new strains coming along, and the vaccine will have to be ‘tweaked’.
by SteveClem
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Barbers
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Barbers

I feel really sorry for them. Lots of us old chaps used to go for a cheap trim and a chat every couple of months.
Now we’ve all bought clippers and have wives/ partners grooming
our receding locks.
She does a great job, not sure if I’ll go back to the barbers..
by SteveClem
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Home made spray booth
Replies: 3
Views: 2202

Re: Home made spray booth

The first respray I had done was in a cave...
It looked like a little garage, but it was a facade on a cave :D . Matlock, 1995 :D . He did a decent job too.
by SteveClem
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Canister oil filter kit probs
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Canister oil filter kit probs

What, cold in your part of the country :roll: :D
by SteveClem
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Motor
Replies: 27
Views: 561

Re: Starting Motor

Try putting the car in gear and rocking it, if the starter has jammed that may free it.
Or free it up by spannering the nut on the end of the starter.
by SteveClem
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: MMOC Area Forum
Topic: Any One Else In Sunderland??
Replies: 3
Views: 3296

Re: Any One Else In Sunderland??

Six miles north of the ‘toon?
That must be Wideopen/Seaton Burn😊. I was a member of Seaton Burn club 45 years ago, still got my card!
by SteveClem
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: Rust-proofing: Dinitrol or Dynax?

I think that most of these products are effective if applied correctly and regularly. When I bought my 1955 Austin A30 , about ten years ago it was almost totally rust free and original. The elderly owner had obsessively sprayed all the greasy bits with engine oil for the quarter of a century that h...
by SteveClem
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broquet Fuel Catalyst
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: Broquet Fuel Catalyst

I suspect that they are snake oil, but there’s one on my baby Austin and seems to do no harm.
I’ve read all the history about them... enhancing fighter fuel in WW2 etc... but I can’t get the science. Just doesn’t seem to make sense.
by SteveClem
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old but New
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Old but New

I can just about see where you are coming from... but I have had a couple of beers :roll:
by SteveClem
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 77
Views: 4941

Re: The awful joke thread

Mexico has announced a novel COVID vaccine based on Tequila.
I think we should take it with a pinch of salt.
by SteveClem
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dehumidifiers?
Replies: 24
Views: 1097

Re: Dehumidifiers?

oliver90owner wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:59 pm
I would not want calcium chloride anywhere near my car. Any spillage of liquid or solid would start (and continue) corrosion. Calcium chloride is deliquescent


Cat litter is mostly bentonite clay. Completely harmless.
by SteveClem
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dehumidifiers?
Replies: 24
Views: 1097

Re: Dehumidifiers?

An old sock full of cat litter, under the seat, absorbs amazing amounts of moisture. Then you can dry it out in the airing cupboard, or on a radiator, and reuse it.
Cheap as chips and it works😊
by SteveClem
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What did it cost back in the day....
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: What did it cost back in the day....

I think that it was only racehorses that sold in Guineas 😊
by SteveClem
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator Arm Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Indicator Arm Problem

Do you rely entirely on the trafficators, or do you have indicators as well?
Trafficators are easily removed, cleaned and lubricated.
by SteveClem
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: Research undermines PM's plan to achieve net zero by 2030 by banning internal combusion engines

Absolutely. How accurate are the reports that we read? And why do they often contradict each other?