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by ianmack
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here’s a case
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Here’s a case

By meaningless I don’t think they mean it doesn’t exist, rather that we shouldn’t be too pressured about it, and certainly not be slaves to it as so many seem to be nowadays.
by ianmack
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here’s a case
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Here’s a case

We can all learn from the Buddhists,

‘What do we want?’

‘The absence of worldly desires!’

‘When do we want it?’

‘Time is ultmately meaningless.’
by ianmack
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here’s a case
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Here’s a case

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7775589/Worlds-expensive-car-centre-legal-fight-missing-gearbox.html What a thing to be suing over. Makes me glad to have some of the world’s least valuable classic cars plus a gearbox or two in the shed just in case. The article doesn’t mention what it did c...
by ianmack
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolley jack overhaul
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: Tory jack overhaul

If topping up doesn’t help have you tried pumping it repeatedly to remove any air bubbles from the system?
by ianmack
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master Brake Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Master Brake Cylinder

Years ago I fitted a master cylinder with the bolts the ‘wrong’ way round. On extreme bumps there was a knock as the bar hit the bolt ends. I added washers under the bolt heads until the bolts did not protrude significantly from the nuts and heard nothing more. There was no visible damage to the tor...
by ianmack
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Travellers
Replies: 18
Views: 876

Re: Price of Travellers

Ah, the 650 muffins, I recall when an earlier speaker of the commons was getting ribbed for starting his working life as a sheet metal worker. At the time I remember reflecting that sheet metal working is a useful and, so far as I know largely honest occupation, whereas politicians..... :evil:
by ianmack
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boat Anchor?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Boat Anchor?

The only way this will travel is off to the far east in a shipment of scrap metal.
by ianmack
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boat Anchor?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Boat Anchor?

I love the optimism here, and especially how he helpfully points out that the sump is rusty. Is there any possibility that any part of this isn’t rusty? Are there any serviceable parts at all?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3459213392
by ianmack
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Tourer that just can't be saved
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: Tourer that just can't be saved

Bear in mind that keeper, as recorded by dvla, and owner are not the same thing. There have been cases of people thinking they own a car and applying for a v5c only to then become caught in a legal dispute with the previous owner. I believe there is an ownership procedure where the owner of the yard...
by ianmack
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2188

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

If it started second try that sounds good. If it stopped when you pushed the choke in I’d guess that was a little too quickly for its liking. There is an element of trial and error in this and it varies from one car to another. I would let it sit for an hour to let the petrol smell go. Then try agai...
by ianmack
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2188

Re: Starting my moggy

Knob with a c, that’s it. You don’t need the pedal to start it, that takes over when you drive away.
by ianmack
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2188

Re: Starting my moggy

Hello and welcome. Have you found the choke control? If you’re trying to start it like a modern you need to use this. It provides a little extra petrol for cold starts. On a 1970 it’s the right hand knob beneath the speedo. Pull it out and when the engine starts push it halfway back in, then the res...
by ianmack
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris on ebay.
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Morris on ebay.

Anyone? No thanks I have quite enough to worry about already :( .

That pickup looks particularly dodgy, two halves with no ID, I’d call that a parts pile. Are they even from the same vehicle?
by ianmack
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 37
Views: 1509

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

The age of the combustion engine may be passing but I wouldn’t be too pessimistic about the future. There are plenty of examples of transport which are no longer mainstream but are kept because they are historically interesting and people enjoy them such as canals, steam railways, sailing boats, hor...
by ianmack
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 37
Views: 1509

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

The loss of a part supplier is a concern but as for a reason could it be that sales are falling as many cars have been restored and fewer people are starting projects. As a car is restored to good condition, lives in a dry garage and gets only light use when the sun shines its need for parts must su...
by ianmack
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1218

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

I’ve removed a heat shield for floor repairs. It is held on by four small bolts and I ground their heads off from inside the car without disturbing the asbestos. After the repairs I made a new metal cover and reused the asbestos piece. As I understand it the danger of asbestos is in the release of d...
by ianmack
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
Replies: 31
Views: 1218

Re: battery terminal cup connectors

Another disadvantage was that they depended on a small screw being threaded into soft lead which often didn’t hold and needed a succession of larger replacement screws.
by ianmack
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clicking/knocking noise
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Clicking/knocking noise

If the pump works furiously without delivering any fuel there may be a leak between the tank and pump so the pump draws air instead of petrol. Check all the other possibilities before buying a pump.
by ianmack
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot lock
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: boot lock

The iPad somehow magically knows when the clocks have changed and I didn’t know this was any different, not being well versed in the arcane mysteries of the computer-machines. Of course if the club was properly aligned with Minor era technology we should have paper with pale mauve print, lovingly ha...
by ianmack
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boot lock
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: boot lock

Thanks geoberni, I would never have guessed that in this age of wonderful technology I would have to adjust it myself. I’ve got into the habit of making a mental adjustment now so I don’t think I’ll bother.

Yours at 0706, Ian