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by olderisbetter
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Mini 850 engine and gearbox
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Mini 850 engine and gearbox

Now sold.
by olderisbetter
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Mini 850 engine and gearbox
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Mini 850 engine and gearbox

This is a classic mini 850cc engine and gear box it turns over and i took the head off just to check all the inside were present, it has been stored for some years indoors and now strapped to and wrapped on a small pallet if you want to arrange a courrier, any questions please ask away. It is in Wol...
by olderisbetter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how's your legs??
Replies: 37
Views: 7691

Re: how's your legs??

@Mark Wilson they were worse than that, I will try and find a picture.
by olderisbetter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how's your legs??
Replies: 37
Views: 7691

Re: how's your legs??

I have just replaced a drivers side chassis leg and the old one was dented and had a patch but when it was cut out it was full of rust, Even though it seemed ok it was very rough inside, the new one has been cleaned up coated with red oxides and has weld through primer on the faces. The new panel i ...
by olderisbetter
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: NOY 686 STOLEN S Wales - Spotted on trailer>NORTH
Replies: 8
Views: 1897

Re: NOY 686 STOLEN S Wales - Spotted on trailer>NORTH

Utter scum strike yet again, There needs to me a tracker fitted to a car and left out as bait and a jail term fitting the crime that reflects the pain and suffering to owners.
by olderisbetter
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Stolen!
Topic: 625XKN Darlaston 1 June 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: 625XKN Darlaston 1 June 2019

Is the original Facebook link available, I will share it with friends and family Cannock way, It might be worth keeping a look on Ebay at local car sellers with parts.
by olderisbetter
Thu May 23, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping a Minor Outdoors
Replies: 27
Views: 1826

Re: Keeping a Minor Outdoors

I have a moggy in a portable garage as garage prices have gone made, I paid just over £200 from ebay 2 years ago and it is still good, I got from the company below on their Ebay outlet.
https://www.dancovershop.com/uk/product ... s-6.1.aspx
by olderisbetter
Fri May 10, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Engine beather
Replies: 9
Views: 1685

Re: Engine beather

Looked at this thread last week and while at the cash and carry today picked up some catering stainless steal pan scrubs for a mate, They sell in packs of 12 so i dropped off 11 of them to him on my way back.. :lol:
by olderisbetter
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best type of garage door
Replies: 11
Views: 1752

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: 13
Views: 1354

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
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948cc engine strip continued.
Replies: 4
Views: 480

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: 818

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: 818

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: 818

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: 83
Views: 13824

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 1465

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 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 3657

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.