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by les
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is moggy insulting?
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Is moggy insulting?

If you wrap a snowflake in cotton wool would it feel protected or melt?
by les
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want to share an interesting information for you
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: I want to share an interesting information for you

Well spotted, and acted on.
by les
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 31
Views: 597

Re: Steering Rack

The wrong position I am referring to isn’t to do with the ball joint fitting or the wheels pointing straight. I was thinking about the rotation of the rack, which determines the angle at which the splined shaft comes through the hole. The correct angle ensures the steering column engages the splines...
by les
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 31
Views: 597

Re: Steering Rack

If you didn’t have much success, does that mean there is still no oil in the rack? If so then it figures the roughness will still be as you originally described. When you installed the rack did you leave the securing bolts slightly loose until the column was fitted. Doing that ensures the rack splin...
by les
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morris minor tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Morris minor tyres

In my opinion, no. Some people fit 165s to the 4 1/2” rims,
by les
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 31
Views: 597

Re: Steering Rack

Make sure it snaps on properly for a good seal.
by les
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 31
Views: 597

Re: Steering Rack

alawrence10360 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:41 pm
there out of stock unfortunately
do you think it would work in a normal grease gun ?
Well it did for me, hence my earlier post.
by les
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 31
Views: 597

Re: Steering Rack

Yes, as it needs to attach to the nipple.
by les
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 31
Views: 597

Re: Steering Rack

A nipple is accessible through a hole in the floor at rack level, on the nearside. Assuming there is no oil already in the rack, I think it is 10 strokes of the gun ( check that though) Some people use grease but I’m not sure if that is right, I’d use oil. Anyhow no need to remove rack.
by les
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Clutch, can't get a gear
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: New Clutch, can't get a gear

I realise the plate is stamped for orientation, nonetheless. However I now know from subsequent posts that complete assembly the wrong way is not possible.
by les
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Removing sorn
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Removing sorn

I discovered I could also phone dvla to tax vehicle with just v5c. After giving details via selecting various options a mechanised voice told me the vehicle should be taxed from 1st May 2020 ! Trying again I got the same response. I cancelled the call. Went for the online method but had a similar re...
by les
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Removing sorn
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Removing sorn

Thanks kennat, that sounds the best option.
Phil, the nearest type of bike to yours, that I had, was a Suzuki 185 ER. I now ride a Yamaha R3, a medium size machine, bikes are the answer to today’s traffic, for many trips.
by les
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Re: We Present Norman 1970 Pickup from the Greenies

Yes, looking smart. Glad you’ve kept the two part wooden floor, a lot of people don’t bother and throw in one large piece. If you’re looking to acquire the spare wheel holding bolt, here’s a picture with measurements.
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by les
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Removing sorn
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Removing sorn

Thanks for your reply Phil, I’ll see what forms are appropriate, when on the road I relied on the reminder being sent, and simply phoned up the automated service quoting the reminders 16 digit reference number, for tax to be granted. I’ve always had a bike myself, what do you ride Phil?
by les
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Removing sorn
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Removing sorn

Do I just get a form at post office, and fill it in, or can it be removed over the phone ? The vehicle in question is tax and mot exempt.
by les
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G940 Cylinder Head
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: 12G940 Cylinder Head

Ah, didn’t know that.
by les
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New Clutch, can't get a gear
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: New Clutch, can't get a gear

I’m wondering it the driven plate is round the wrong way, not sure if that’s possible though. Trying 3 clutch kits doesn’t sound too good, maybe a clue there?
by les
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 12G940 Cylinder Head
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: 12G940 Cylinder Head

The heater outlet looks like it’s full of something, are you sure you can’t dig the blockage out?
by les
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 55
Views: 1307

Re: Bojo the Cloan

:D
by les
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 55
Views: 1307

Re: Bojo the Cloan

Not many folk keep their lives private these days. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—— there was, on this very forum, what seemed like a spate of one upmanship over various health issues, no sooner had someone described their ailment, someone else posted a ‘better’ one, almost as a point of ...