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by doobry
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big thanks to Pete Morris!
Replies: 0
Views: 611

Big thanks to Pete Morris!

I just read in the club mag that he's had an unexpected early retirement due to health issues. :( I've used him a few times over the years (although not for a decade!) and so had family members, and his work was always good. Added to that, I've seen many examples of his welding on restored cars and ...
by doobry
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Legal Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3290

And don't forget to send a copy of the letter to the dodgy trader to the MMOC as well - maybe if some of their overpriced bodge jobs end up with court appearances, it might raise a lot of publicity.
by doobry
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Herbie Minor or Photoshop help!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4870

Is it me or has that Beetle rear wheel steering?
it can also drive itself and has a strange sense of humour...
by doobry
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Are we a commercial site now?????
Replies: 81
Views: 20168

I've sent you a list of examples by PM as requested.
by doobry
Tue Aug 14, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Are we a commercial site now?????
Replies: 81
Views: 20168

Personally I do not like advertising of any sort on this forum,
Wow - is that change of heart including no more posting of your own plugs? or double standards?
by doobry
Sun May 13, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Burton Under Water
Replies: 10
Views: 2482

Nice Pics Jay - despite the weather :D
by doobry
Sun May 13, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: New section on the website
Replies: 18
Views: 7832

Lee - back to your original post, I think your efforts are great, and it's nice to see the club promoting all cars, not just standard ones.
I may eventually post regarding a few of my custom projects but for now most of them are just in my head! :roll:
by doobry
Sun May 13, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Re-registering Traveller after making into pick-up ?
Replies: 33
Views: 11338

Why not just post the picture in response to the nice bloke who asked a question? I guess you have the picture if it's in your book.
by doobry
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Welding the body
Replies: 8
Views: 2011

0.8 oftem seems to work a LOT better on DIY welding sets.
In theory the 0.6mm should givce more control but, unless you have a professional welding set, it might just give more wire feed hassles.
by doobry
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 11
Views: 3025

please bare with me and I look forward to getting to know you guys. I'd rather 'bear' with you! :o Sills and floors are all fixable, but don't underestimate it - thats probably well over a hundred hours for a novice. I thoroughly recommend using a car roller - not only does it make the job quicker ...
by doobry
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: brake master cylinder
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

If I'd lost a finger - I think I'd have gone back to bed as well!! ;-)
by doobry
Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: How do I loosen the nut for the pulley on the crank shaft?
Replies: 11
Views: 2483

One method involves a large spanner (or I admit to using Stillsons) fitted on the starter dog - and resting against the nearside chassis member - then you stab the starter motor Have used the starter motor a few times and it's always worked -I managed to get this off with big molegrips but a spanne...
by doobry
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Conundrum.
Replies: 20
Views: 7035

Some people like to restore basket cases, some like to turn a near-perfect car into a concours car, some like standard, some like modified. My recommendation is to do whatever you want as there'll always be someone who doesn't like it. Satisfy your own passion not someone else's!! The future of the ...
by doobry
Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: rear bump stop gone
Replies: 17
Views: 2305

any recommends for the roll apart from going slower or going in a straight line
stiffer front torsion bars.
by doobry
Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.7:1 diff. - but what from?
Replies: 7
Views: 2991

3.7:1 I think they were from Riley 1.5
the MG 1275 had 3.9 diff

(only from memory, but it gives you something for Google so you can confirm that)
by doobry
Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dynamo and indicator query.
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

my first guess would be the flasher unit, however there's a slim change that you have a voltage regul;ator problem - you'd need a volt meter to be sure but if the regulator wasn't regulating properly you would get high voltage. If the voltage across the battery rises much above 14.5 when you rev hig...
by doobry
Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: How do I fit new rear light chrome?
Replies: 2
Views: 877

there are 2 screws underneath - undo these, unclip the wires in the boot. That's about it.

Fit the new ones in the same way and re-connect the wires in the boot. Red gos to red, black goes to balck etc...

ps - undoing the screws is going to be painful. I hope the replacements came with fresh screws
by doobry
Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 62
Views: 16038

edge which wears indicates too much toe-in or toe-out but I don't know which is which, stand by for the answers to pour in!! If they are worn on the inside, there is too much toe out. If they are worn on the outside there is too much toe in. As for 'the tracking being out on one wheel' that is a mi...
by doobry
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: minor emergency - please help
Replies: 55
Views: 6866

Just try undoing the other end of the pipe instead - if that works then it doesn't matter if the pipe rotates at the cylinder end as it will be free to do so. Re-using the steel pipes isn't the best idea anyway as the fittings will be pretty old and likely to be a bit messed up - I do re-use them if...
by doobry
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Bogging/Hesitating HS4 Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 2687

NO - it's only designed for idling - anything more and it will blow apart! You can check running mixture from the plug colours. I bought one many years ago - the instructions stated that it could be used also at higher revs, not just tickover, however in reality it is useless as this is not going t...