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by Blaketon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Contentment
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Contentment

PoolGuy wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:20 pm
Don't knock it too much Blaketon, surely there's a good makeup on a 6.5kg Di2 bike :D
Not when such things are cut to shreads (You can also waste a lot of time at that end of the market) and we don't get involved with Di2 anyway. However a good example.
by Blaketon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Contentment
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Contentment

Vanity is the world's most popular hobby (At least that part of it which I know) and this manifests itself in many ways. I run a bike shop and can see that cycling is one such outlet; you see quite a lot who like to brag about how light their bike is or how much it cost, yet they themselves could lo...
by Blaketon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 24
Views: 4969

Re: Electronic Ignition

My mother has had an Aldon set of electronic points on her MGB GT for years and it works well. You simply replace the points with the Aldon bits. I have just fitted a set to my father's Midget, which has a 25 D distributor (The distributor of the 1275 Midget is a little fiddly to get at for doing po...
by Blaketon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speedo vs Diff query
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: Speedo vs Diff query

It will depend on what tyres you fit to the wheels; somewhere I have a forty year old Dunlop catalogue, that gives the rolling circumference of various sizes of tyre. I'll have a look for it.

These people are good - https://www.caigauge.com/ .
by Blaketon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blimey
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Blimey

I think "Sympathetic refurbishment" could figure in my post on Euphemisms.
by Blaketon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The original Blaketon has died
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: The original Blaketon has died

Is Basil named after Basil Brush?
by Blaketon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The original Blaketon has died
Replies: 5
Views: 147

The original Blaketon has died

Rumours of my death or more particularly my car aren't true but sad to hear that their inspiration has died - https://uk.yahoo.com/news/derek-fowlds-dies-at-82-111225138.html . Not sure whether this counts as off topic but since Blaketon drive a Minor Traveller, I think we can say it's Minor related...
by Blaketon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final plea.....
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Final plea.....

My Traveller was built at Adderley Park and according to BMH, no records now exist. Does that apply to LCVs of the same period or is there hope that I could find out when my car was built?
by Blaketon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 34
Views: 600

Re: Euphemisms

All these automatic devices are OK until they fail (You could say the same of people). The more there is, on a car, the more to go wrong. Electrics and water don't mix well and since most cars spend all the time outside, in our damp climate, things will go wrong. I had occasion to drive a 19 plate c...
by Blaketon
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Disgusting behavour by Jeremy Clarkson

I hate .......cyclists on the pavements, but I would not mention that on here. Oops, just did! They aren't cyclists, they're seated pedestrians :wink: . There are some pavements, that are designated as cyclepaths and most cyclepaths double up as footpaths. That's because the people, who design them...
by Blaketon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?

I noticed that the regular tech pages was missing. Clearly putting all that together is a lot of work but I hope they will reappear. In the interim, why not simply reprint some tech pages from way back?
by Blaketon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 34
Views: 600

Re: Euphemisms

Generally, the bigger the company,the worst the customer service. Small businesses value and care for their customers. When I sold my business to a big FTSE 100 company, I was appalled by their customer service and their care towards our staff. Couldn’t understand why they paid good money to buy a ...
by Blaketon
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 34
Views: 600

Re: Euphemisms

Good to see another euphemism :wink: . I am sure that many large organisations don't know their corporate posteriors, from their corporate elbows, whether they be British Gas, British Wallycom, banks or even so called regulators. We seem to live in the age of the flow chart, the jobsworth and the ri...
by Blaketon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 34
Views: 600

Re: Euphemisms

I'm not aware of any of the casualties, on so called "Smart" motorways, being drivers of historic vehicles. I would also add that my three cars are all over forty years old and they are all reliable. I don't subscribe to the assumption that modern cars are reliable and old ones unreliable. I had thr...
by Blaketon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 34
Views: 600

Re: Euphemisms

What price safety or someone's life?
by Blaketon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?

According to the last issue, he's not been well.
by Blaketon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 34
Views: 600

Euphemisms

Things sometimes seem to be given silly names, presumably designed to take attention away from their deficiencies. As an example, the Smart motorway. What is smart about having nowhere to attend to a broken down vehicle, fix a puncture or even to where the results of an accident can be moved? In thi...
by Blaketon
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wot No Garage
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Wot No Garage

My garage is pretty dry and it has some modest heating. The roller door isn't exactly air tight. As I did a fair bit of it myself, it took some time to finish off (There are still a few little bits to do, that have been sent to the back of the queue). One thing, which made a huge difference, was whe...
by Blaketon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Distributor Replacement Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Distributor Replacement Advice

Strobes are not expensive (I won mine many years ago, along with various other tuning bits, that came in a case, so it cost me only a stamp). I have used mine on the Traveller but my memory is a tad rusty. I know the marks are in an awkward place!! I am fitting a reconditioned distributor to my fath...
by Blaketon
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wot No Garage
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Wot No Garage

I kept mine outside, under a cover for 12 months. I made sure that I took the cover off most days, especially when it was put onto a wet car. It was ok but not ideal. Also, the car windscreen would mist up every time I went out. That's one of the troubles and you get a lot of unseen condensation. I...