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by les
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: can this block be rebored ?
Replies: 24
Views: 883

Re: can this block be rebored ?

Yes, I asked a neighbour working on his bike recently, if he was sure it was British, because there wasn’t a pool of oil under it ! :D he wasn’t amused.
by les
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lots of posts
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Lots of posts

Some may say the windscreen thing is a silly point but sitting quietly with ones own thoughts, if we can wipe out flies in such numbers, I think all but the most shallow of people would be hard pressed to deny we’re doing something wrong. I won’t mention the RainForests.——— now where were we? Oh yes...
by les
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lots of posts
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Lots of posts

At least that’s a quick death. Incidentally have you noticed in recent years, the days when a decent car journey left windscreens covered in dead flies etc, are no more? Another example of our relentless drive to exterminate life.
by les
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lots of posts
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Lots of posts

Depresses me that ANYONE can class celebs eating or killing insects as "entertainment". Let alone 2 short-arsed twits feeble attempts at humour. The eating of live insects has been discontinued, people power and the intervention of animal charities and certain well balanced people. It must be remem...
by les
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pickup insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Pickup insurance

There are so many variables, convictions, motoring and/or other, health issues, modifications and possibly with a larger engine a company may require upgraded brakes etc. You’re asking a difficult question, phone a few companies, then you’ll know.
by les
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lots of posts
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Lots of posts

Yes, that’s what it means! :D
by les
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lots of posts
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Lots of posts

The devil made me do it ! :D
by les
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 483

Re: Alternator conversion

You’ve got discs, that’s all that matters. Just make sure there’s not a Minor behind you. :D
by les
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Lots of posts
Replies: 14
Views: 216

Re: Lots of posts

Great that we can agree to disagree !!!! :wink:
by les
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 483

Re: Alternator conversion

I’m happy with my drums, you’re happy with your discs, sounds like all is well :D
by les
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 483

Re: Alternator conversion

Regarding disc brakes for safety, I don’t think drum brakes equate to unsafe, otherwise they wouldn’t get an MOT certificate.
by les
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Myford ml7 lathe
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Myford ml7 lathe

Selling on behalf of an elderly gent, he is apparently open to reasonable offers. Advertised here before ebay. I think there is a faceplate and spare chuck, and maybe other bits and pieces. It’s in Swanley Kent.
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by les
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Lathe

I’m selling on behalf of my friends mate, see ‘for sale’ section
by les
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 483

Re: Alternator conversion

How far do you go with mods before realising one might as well buy a ‘modern’ vehicle. I’ve reached the point of deciding wether to complete and fit a Marina engine or keep the original, it runs so sweet I’m starting to think I’d be silly to replace it. Some serious thinking required ! PS: I have fi...
by les
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...
Replies: 19
Views: 1168

Re: 'Clonking noise' When i turned the steering...

I don’t know if, it fact, I’ve ever used full lock, I’ve certainly not heard a clonking noise. If there is metal to metal contact in this situation, and considered normal, I would think entering full lock with a more gentle touch would be the answer, rather that perhaps turning the steering wheel at...
by les
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275 Engine comparisons
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: 1275 Engine comparisons

Probably the front engine plate that Phil mentioned takes care of the engine mount situation.
by les
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: All in the name of art!
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: All in the name of art!

Any potential buyer might like to consider an equally distressed bonnet for £474, recently advertised.
by les
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: how's your legs??
Replies: 31
Views: 6325

Re: how's your legs??

Looking at the prices Mark has posted, it is worth bearing in mind, that some legs have different arrangements for the area around the pin The original design is quite involved with considerable strengthening, something like a channel within a channel. I would be very surprised if replacement legs h...
by les
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bull Motif/ESM
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Bull Motif/ESM

When you see some of the wrecks on ebay that get bids, some folk will still be spending a few bob on parts!
Although I do wonder where the old car situation will end up, well motoring in general, for that matter.
by les
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Starter motor

I recently bought a starter motor from a seller on ebay, it is rated at 1.7Kw. Not for a Minor incidentally. Is this Kw figure a measurable one, as I’m wondering if, it fact, it has that rating? Hoping you electrical guys will know !