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by olderisbetter
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Best type of garage door

After we did the garage extension we decided to make the doors out of box section and clad them, The cost was a factor but the security and look tipped the balance.
by olderisbetter
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What do you have in your tool kit
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: What do you have in your tool kit

I have various spanners tape jubilee clips wire pliers a hammer and a dizzy, Plus my AA card.
by olderisbetter
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Marina Pedal Box With Servo For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Marina Pedal Box With Servo For Sale

Hi Rod, sent you a PM
by olderisbetter
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948cc engine strip continued.
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: 948cc engine strip continued.

This is just how i found my traveller 948cc when i first got it, It had been serviced by a local garage for years but the guy i got it off was about 80 and had no idea, The good news is the garage has now changed hands and the owner has nothing to do with cars now. I have changed to a 1098 engine an...
by olderisbetter
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Core Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Core Plugs

Thanks again Phil, I have a few things on the go using citric acid and i was thinking about using something like an old central heating pump to make a heated pumped system to clean rusty parts and maybe the engine water ways, The hot water does help the process and if it is a success i will post pic...
by olderisbetter
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Core Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Core Plugs

Thanks Phil, Brass seems a much better option and yes i think changing all would be better and i want them all out anyway as this is going to be a spare engine, Is the sealant for core plugs thay have on that site good? I think the last time i used anything for core plugs it was Hermetite gold and i...
by olderisbetter
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Core Plugs
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Core Plugs

Are there any core plugs that can be recommended, I am in need of a few as 2 have failed in a block, It is a 1098 minor but if all A series engines are the same core plug i would be happy to buy more than i need as i am sure i will need them again.
by olderisbetter
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 70
Views: 8735

Re: Another van.

That small dog in the picture is now quite big, She still has a bit of filling out to do but she is big enough to run the house and loves life.
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by olderisbetter
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body shapes after 1964
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Body shapes after 1964

Thanks for that info, I have to go down to the unit where stuff is this week so ill take more note, I cannot remember what dash the 64 has but i remember it had a heater box with the chrome toggle switch in the middle.
by olderisbetter
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body shapes after 1964
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Body shapes after 1964

I think the 64 was 1056xxx and the later car is 1278xxx i presume you mean the chassis numbers and not the other number on the right hand side of the engine bay below the tax disc.
by olderisbetter
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body shapes after 1964
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Body shapes after 1964

I was wondering if there is any difference in the 2 door car body shell after 1964, Did it change at all again before the end of production, The 2 cars i looked at today seem identical but the 1964 is going to be used for parts and i wondered if anything will not fit, The engines are both 1098 and t...
by olderisbetter
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Carboot Bargain
Replies: 15
Views: 669

Re: Carboot Bargain

I picked up the tools below from Gumtree with another box of assorted spanners and car tools for £30, The last time we went to the local car boot my mate came back with loads of old britool as he has started collecting them as a hobby. https://i.imgur.com/AP7VH5a.jpg https://i.imgur.com/7vItPdm.jpg ...
by olderisbetter
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 948cc engine parts
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: 948cc engine parts

That all sounds nice Phil and the 998cc must make decent bhp i bet, Slowly doing a project can often be better as it allows thinking time and the time to find parts, Well that's my excuse for taking ages to do anything and i look forward to reading about this engine if you put it in the forums.
by olderisbetter
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 948cc engine parts
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: 948cc engine parts

Are you stripping them to build a 948cc engine with a bit more go? Or are these just engines to use for bits you have.
by olderisbetter
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 1763

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

minor65 wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:46 pm
A year ago i got my dream garage :D 20181127_195458.jpg20181220_183441.jpg
Love that space you have but the walls have some great auto memorabilia.
by olderisbetter
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: 1275cc engine

Also that seller has some interesting other parts for sale.
by olderisbetter
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: eBay Scammers
Replies: 18
Views: 1038

Re: eBay Scammers

This is a recent chat via email after seeing a mk1 escort on a local sale site. ME.. Hi, I am interested in the ford escort mk1 you have listed on a local website, It says you are located around the Walsall area, If you still have the car can you let me know when i can come and have a look, Thanks. ...
by olderisbetter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vin plate, Nunber Plate and V5 for sale !!
Replies: 13
Views: 640

Re: Vin plate, Nunber Plate and V5 for sale !!

I wonder if someone will buy it just for the number
by olderisbetter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris minor caravanette
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: Morris minor caravanette

I know that stretch of road very well, There used to be an early Clan Crusader in red on one of the drives looking unloved, It belonged to a lady who was a teacher..I wonder what became of it, The caravanette does ring a bell now and so does a man that used to have an A TEAM style van on that stretc...
by olderisbetter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 1337

Re: TOX 79H The Snail Returns :-)

Just watched George Clarke's amazing spaces and spotted the snail on there, Great to see you have saved it and given it a new lease of life.