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by Monty-4
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

That's what we need in the classic car world, whether its a 1989 MX-5 or a 1959 Morris Minor all people coming together for the good of the general classic car movement. I feel many responses on here are quite blinkered, there is a large cohort of youngsters that are interested in classic cars, jus...
by Monty-4
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

Ah the back and knees go at 31!
by Monty-4
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash
Replies: 22
Views: 517

Re: Young enthusiast Bangers and Cash

As a former "young" owner now rapidly aging through my thirties I have to say there are a quite a few things that get in the way of classic ownership: - No space, garages & workshops. What to do when renting a one bed flat, for example? - Starting from having absolutely no tools is expensive, I was ...
by Monty-4
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wing Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Wing Mirrors

I don't think any mirrors were standard originally other than the interior mirror, but dealers would have fit them to cars as a standard practice or at customer's request. For visibility door mirrors will be best (often drilled into the door corner capping in front of the quarterlight rather than wr...
by Monty-4
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake Drum Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Brake Drum Identification

Hah I think this is a no-brainer, that's not insignificant money! :o

Finally some good news this year!
by Monty-4
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake Drum Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Brake Drum Identification

Ah nice - the front shape looks exactly like - https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/alfin-sty ... 54673.html

Now to weigh up modifications vs sale!
by Monty-4
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brake Drum Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Brake Drum Identification

Hi all, I have been having a bit of a garage clearout and came across some lovely finned brake drums. Nothing stamped on the outside. The ID is 9", depth 2" (maybe 2 1/16"). PCD 4.5". I wonder what they're for? Could I redrill them to 4" PCD for use with Wolseley or Riley backplates? 20201004_132439...
by Monty-4
Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Advice on Alternative Seats
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: Advice on Alternative Seats

If you like the Pro 90 seats (I've also considered these in the past and I'm pretty sure they'd fit, I got measurements from an classic VW supplier), I'd also note that the Cobra Roadster SR look like they'd be a great fit and others like the MG F/TF. I have late MG Midget seats which also fit nicel...
by Monty-4
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1063

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

As to your problems with having a pee, if you're in your 30's I recommend seeing a Dr about your prostrate :lol: :wink: More to do with my coffee intake and obsession with proper hydration I hope! :lol: I do wonder if those needing to do hundreds of miles every day are the exception, especially as ...
by Monty-4
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1063

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

I may have to respectfully disagree, in part. 200+ miles of range is enough for several days if not a week or two for many, so having a charger at home isn't nearly as essential as when EVs had less than half of that range, like the original Leaf or Zoe. Many would be fine plugging it in at the supe...
by Monty-4
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1063

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

I'd never touch a "self-charging" hybrid, it's misleading marketing nonsense. Plug-in hybrids and especially full EVs are far better options. I suppose manufacturers are trying to ease the people over slowly though as it's quite a change after more than a century of the internal combustion engine! I...
by Monty-4
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 80
Views: 2116

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

The fuel pump will have a harder time on hills pulling fuel up from the tank as well as needing to meet the demand from your right foot, so it makes some sense. I'd be worried about moving onto that until you're sure the timing is roughly correct though, or you may damage the engine and add to your ...
by Monty-4
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed
Replies: 80
Views: 2116

Re: Noisy engine & lack of power at speed

I've experienced similar symptoms from a few causes (you encounter everything using one as a daily for years): - Fuel pump points corroded so not delivering enough fuel at higher load/rpm - a lean condition not always detectable from plugs. - A later HIF38 carb with the economy/cruise vent not block...
by Monty-4
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Shock oil
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Shock oil

In addition to that accumulated knowledge - Millers Oils do two grades of specific 'Classic Shock Oil' which I've found perform very nicely. I have the light grade in the fronts although I'd perhaps choose the heavy if I didn't have a front anti-roll bar.
by Monty-4
Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: Using Marina torsion bar adjusters

Goodness me that's great, I wish somebody would manufacture this modification! I imagine it also offers fine adjustment of the ride height as well as the convenience of not having to dismantle the assembly?
by Monty-4
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Suspension upgrade parts
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Suspension upgrade parts

Thanks simmmitc! Interesting, I can't imagine trusting the inner wing with that load personally but I am quite ignorant in these matters.
by Monty-4
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Suspension upgrade parts
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Suspension upgrade parts

Interesting - how do the front dampers mount?
by Monty-4
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum Gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Vacuum Gauge

As per my thread here this is how mine looks during normal operation: https://youtu.be/KXcjanrie5U. :)

Good luck!
by Monty-4
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mot advice
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Mot advice

I had a hole that was almost exactly the same. The welder cut it out and added a (very heavy duty) plate and It passed MOT in March.
by Monty-4
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Very intermittent fault
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Very intermittent fault

Well well, it sounds like it must be a fuelling or ignition issue given the intermittance. I had a very similar problem and it was the fuel pump points needing a clean which led to fuel starvation under certain conditions. If you have the old pump or a spare it might be worth trying. Inevitably it w...