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by olderisbetter
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Core Plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 48

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: 68
Views: 8348

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: 7
Views: 194

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: 7
Views: 194

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: 7
Views: 194

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: 600

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: 368

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: 368

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: 1648

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
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wolseley 1500 brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Wolseley 1500 brakes

I was thinking i had spotted a way to get wider wheels with the same stud pattern, I regret giving away the slot mags years ago that were from a moggy.
by olderisbetter
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wolseley 1500 brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Wolseley 1500 brakes

@ philthehill , Would the Riley steel wheels be ok for a Morris 1000? they look wider and the same stud pattern.
by olderisbetter
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275cc engine
Replies: 1
Views: 374

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: 932

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: 604

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: 720

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: 1266

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.
by olderisbetter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 1648

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

I spent all my spare time last year adding an extension on my garage, It was done with concrete block laid flat as the rest of the building is solid brick then we added some insulation and timber cladding, it looks better now and is a good workspace. This is how we started 20170106_160016.jpg and en...
by olderisbetter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris minor caravanette
Replies: 8
Views: 720

Re: Morris minor caravanette

Hi Ian, I also recorded it from +1 after a phone call tip-off. I have known 'The Snail' for many years, TOX 95H was originally built by a well known eccentric in Wolverhampton in the early 80's, debuted at the National Rally at Weston Park maybe 1986. I know at least 3 eccentric people in Wolverham...
by olderisbetter
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spares for Turner 803 Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Spares for Turner 803 Restoration

It may be worth joining http://forum.retro-rides.org/ as often things in peoples spares collections may not be openly for sale till you ask in the wanted section or put a message in the main forums section also quite a few people have old cars on https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/forums/the-brew-r...
by olderisbetter
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Spares for Turner 803 Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 399

Re: Spares for Turner 803 Restoration

As a young lad i used to play on the Pendeford airport site and there were the fibre glass moulds we used to play on and in and boxes of items in crates left out side, I know the moulds have been saved but i wonder what was in those crates?