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by panky
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Ignition
Replies: 24
Views: 4970

Re: Electronic Ignition

I found I had to make a big alteration to the timing when I fitted an Accuspark dizzy. So much of a change that I needed to move the leads round 90 degrees in the cap to get enough adjustment, works great once I sorted it out though.
by panky
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Mystery Overheating

A random page from a newspaper or plastic bag blown over the radiator grille that blew away again once you'd stopped, possibly.
by panky
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER
Replies: 14
Views: 417

Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

I've just bought one of these for the Mini. Cheap as chips but they get some good reviews, no CD but has the option of USB drive, SD card or external MP3 or the like. Not fitted mine yet so can't confirm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Car-Bluetooth-Radio-Player-Stereo-MP3-AUX-USB-Classic-Stereo...
by panky
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: beware of low flying bootlids.....
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: beware of low flying bootlids.....

Painful :cry:
I don't know if it's possible but it looks like a great candidate for a gas strut.
by panky
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dingle tunnel pictures
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: dingle tunnel pictures

Very interesting, my wife is originally from Dingle and knows of the station.
by panky
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 98
Views: 5057

Re: Currently drinking.....

Opening them in the sink with a tea towel over so the beer didn't hit the ceiling :D I'm working my way through a beer advent calendar my daughters partner got for me - he knows me so well :lol: Lagers and pale ales, some mainstream brews but a few I've not heard of. One went straight down the sink,...
by panky
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER
Replies: 14
Views: 417

Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

I've just bought one of these for the Mini. Cheap as chips but they get some good reviews, no CD but has the option of USB drive, SD card or external MP3 or the like. Not fitted mine yet so can't confirm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Car-Bluetooth-Radio-Player-Stereo-MP3-AUX-USB-Classic-Stereo-...
by panky
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41
Replies: 269
Views: 82488

Re: Rose Taupe Traveller Restoration- update 41

Excellent. I've refered to this many times during my work on Ted the traveller and was very disapointed when it got corrupted
by panky
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Big bore exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Big bore exhaust

Looking at Panky's exhaust manifold it appears to be a MG Midget/Sprite manifold which has the manifold outlet facing forward. Martin Your manifold Pt No: 12G3538 will exit in the right direction and if the front pipe has been formed correctly will join together with the manifold without any diffic...
by panky
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Big bore exhaust
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Big bore exhaust

The first thing to check is to make sure the manifold outlet matches the 'bell' on the down pipe. I used a similar manifold and found that it was smaller than the sports system, I cut the welded adapter off and re-shaped the end of the pipe to fit the manifold. From there a brace from the down pipe ...
by panky
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Treating rust
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: Treating rust

I've use Bilt Hamber Deox gel with good results. Not as quick as acid but a lot less hazardous, washes off with water and, if the instructions are followed closely. it does a great job
by panky
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: All in the name of art!
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: All in the name of art!

OOOOOOOOOO not far from me, if only it had the other headlight :roll:
by panky
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the bull motif?
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: What was the bull motif?

I always find the Alfa Romeo one a bit odd. A snake devouring a baby (or very small human - or large snake) :o
by panky
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Wedding Present Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Wedding Present Restoration

That's Photobucket for you, not happy with the revenue they were getting they decided to block accounts unless you paid a ridiculous amount to link pictures to forums. I doubt they will survive for very long and all that storage will be gone. I copied everything I had on there over to Imgur which se...
by panky
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Signature picture
Replies: 22
Views: 732

Re: Signature picture

I thing if your picture was hosted on Photobucket then the link is dead (like mine) - unless you pay them for the privilege of hosting them
by panky
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 870

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

Makes it go really fast too 8)
by panky
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 870

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

Got one of them now :D
Spot the Paddy pedal

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by panky
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 870

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

Wavy hands :D
by panky
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil pick up pipe basket securing bolts
Replies: 20
Views: 901

Re: Oil pick up pipe basket securing bolts

I fitted the Mini Spares centre strap to my Mini engine. After getting the bearing cap machined down there was still enough groove left for the thrust tang.
by panky
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller side replacement - a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Traveller side replacement - a few questions

I've bought some wood sections (yet to be fitted) and Woodies recommended this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Blackfriar-E ... 2119435560

After several applications of Cuprinol