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by The vast minority
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brakes completely jammed
Replies: 20
Views: 1474

Re: Brakes completely jammed

Welcome, the likley causes of the problem have been covered well but for future ref: If a mechanical thing is talking to you like this you really don't want to just keep going until it wont go any further. You are also risking damaging the clutch and possibly even the half-shafts with this rather br...
by The vast minority
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful film of London traffic in 1970
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Wonderful film of London traffic in 1970

If you have 25 mins, watch this. if not, just watch a bit of it. I guarantee you will like it.

They are all there, vans, travs, saloons but so much other suff, All the greats are there, even the Citroen DS makes an appearance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwXQA03MJgE
by The vast minority
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car Cover
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Car Cover

I bought a top of the range breathable storm force thing for my traveller, it fitted superbly but I sold it very quickly as they all trap moisture against the paint and the wood. they also abrade the paintwork, soft lining or no soft lining, they rub the paint away with constant rubbing in the wind ...
by The vast minority
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can you believe this...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1324

Re: Can you believe this...?

Tried searching on the net. Superseded. Same part no. Completely different PCB. Actually hardly surprising. Found out the boiler is 37 years old so it's had a good life!! A PCB can only fail in a minor way, its probably either cracked or a failed component (more likely) I had this with a new Ideal ...
by The vast minority
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heavily Undersealed on MOT
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: Heavily Undersealed on MOT

I had to give a traveller to the scrap man last year that had very thick underseal over all kinds of unpleasantness. The more I removed, the more I found. Even the crossmember was partially sculpted from the stuff and I grew very despondent with this. My advice would be never buy any car with unders...
by The vast minority
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister
Replies: 21
Views: 1844

Re: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister

Sorry if my response wasn't helpful.
I sought to illustrate that its necessary to have a good understanding of DC electrics if you want to DIY them.

Let me know where you get that 200 amp 17 amp cable, sounds like pretty good stuff. :wink:
by The vast minority
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister
Replies: 21
Views: 1844

Re: Wiring diagram for installing a rear windscreen demister

Hi Couple of points, there is no such thing as a negative earth battery and you cannot fit a 35 amp fuse in-line in a 17 amp cable (well you can, but you most certainly shouldn't) because the wire is then the fuse and the fuse is not a fuse. This is how fires start in DIY autoelectrics Id recommend ...
by The vast minority
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch release bearing preparation
Replies: 16
Views: 1465

Re: Clutch release bearing preparation

Ahh so that's why people sitting in a queue blind me with stop lights, I though modern cars didn't have handbrakes! :D It is annoying, but some cars do it intentionally. My last two Mercs, if you jab the footbrake down and let go it puts the car into HOLD, and it sits there with the brake lights on...
by The vast minority
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyre advice needed
Replies: 45
Views: 4980

Re: Tyre advice needed

This drives better because it has a carcass that is more suited to an old car . The handling is the most important consideration. we want them to drive right. Where did you get that gem of wisdom? Seriously, I really hope you are right and im not for a moment implying otherwise but id be interested...
by The vast minority
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tyre advice needed
Replies: 45
Views: 4980

Re: Tyre advice needed

I bought 4 new bridgestones a month back, not used them but I wouldnt trust anything Chinese or far eastern so it was the only choice for me. They look fine on the standard wheels, the cross-plies went in the bin.
by The vast minority
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AA pre delivery inspection
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: AA pre delivery inspection

I wouldn't have the AA look at a classic car, where would they plug the computer in to tell you whats wrong with it?
Far better to take someone that understands Minors and is prepared to get on the floor and look at it properly.
by The vast minority
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My moggie
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: My moggie

all very surreal

Anyway, glad you got it sorted
by The vast minority
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1275 engine advise
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: 1275 engine advise

I'm selling a drop-in conversion midget engine, minor box, minor clutch marina flywheel. I have a 1275 that I will be listing here. Im selling as a complete unit with marina flywheel adapted by ESM to allow use of minor clutch and minor ribbed gearbox (included). All assembled and ready to go. Well ...
by The vast minority
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "D" on bulkhead
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: "D" on bulkhead

Thanks for responses, some I understand, others are pretty complex and I appreciate the efforts invested by all. A few suggestions to contemplate. Whatever the reason, we can be sure this is an original D. This car hasn't been welded or had any bodywork done other than a few touch-ups here and there...
by The vast minority
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "D" on bulkhead
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: "D" on bulkhead

It is indeed in the same place as that S, that is the only other one I could find and that was the same car on another thread. The tread includes "Synobel" and "standard" as the suggestions. included below for ref. As mine IS a deluxe and bears a D then maybe it is a designator of the trim level. So...
by The vast minority
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "D" on bulkhead
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

"D" on bulkhead

My own research on this hasn't provided a definitive answer.
Ive got a "D" on my very original 57 on the nearside bulkhead which looks very old.

Would be interested if anyone actually "knows" what it represents
by The vast minority
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning vinyl
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

Re: Cleaning vinyl

acmsb wrote:Hi guys

That's really helpful thanks!

The vast minority - how did you get yours in the washing machine?

Alex
I took off the covers, its very easy indeed
by The vast minority
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning vinyl
Replies: 11
Views: 1313

Re: Cleaning vinyl

I put mine in the washing machine and they came up very well.
by The vast minority
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Aldi type places.
Replies: 104
Views: 10434

Re: Aldi type places.

irmscher wrote:Money doesn't buy you manners or respect
It certainly doesn't and shouldn't. :wink:
by The vast minority
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Aldi type places.
Replies: 104
Views: 10434

Re: Aldi type places.

les wrote:So one could say---- the vast minority avoids the vast majority :roll:
Thats EXACTLY it. :D