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by paulhumphries
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Car Dipper
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

I wonder if they could zinc plate the whole car at the same time? That said, if I were a sheik I'd go for gold plating the chuffer :D There is a firm at Liverpool who specilaist in delicate items had will do complete shells. At one show they had a Fiat 500 on display that was competley galv'd. Paul H
by paulhumphries
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fester is getting scrapped - final chance for any bits
Replies: 16
Views: 2447

Aren't Fiesta brake calipers the ones suitable for Minor conversions ?

Paul H
by paulhumphries
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Useful Tips
Topic: Under Bonnet Light
Replies: 9
Views: 4808

If you look at Volvo's in the scrap yards you will find the older models (240 / 740) had underbonnet and boot lights that the switch is built in as it's a mercury tilt item.

Paul H
by paulhumphries
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Borg Warner 65 Auto Boxes - Any Experts Out There?
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: Borg Warner 65 Auto Boxes - Any Experts Out There?

Hi, Getting close(?) to running up the Pick-up for the first time but need some advice on the BW65 gearbox that it has fitted;- 1)How do you check oil level on dip-stick? Running? Stationary? Hot? Cold? 2) How does the kick-down cable come out of the 'box (too short)? 3) Anyone have a workshop manu...
by paulhumphries
Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor van in Emmerdale this week
Replies: 0
Views: 710

Minor van in Emmerdale this week

Looking at TV guide it would seem that a storyline involving a Minor van crashing into a building is due to be screened this comming week.

Paul H
by paulhumphries
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cost of Car Transportation?
Replies: 4
Views: 910

When I sold my Land Rover Discovery the buyer wanted me to see if I could arrange transportation so I simply looked on eBay and numerous firms offering services. In the end it was a firm who transported cars for the motor trade and collected te Disco on a return trip with an otherwise empty tranport...
by paulhumphries
Sun May 31, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Taxing a car
Replies: 6
Views: 1090

New keeper slip OK but don't fall into the same problem as I had last year with the MGB in that DVLA records not up todate re. previous keeper. Make sure the V5 shows the name (& address) of the person you are buying off, unless from a dealer, otherwise DVLA will need to confirm with PO that it's al...
by paulhumphries
Sun May 31, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting comparison of old and new
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

To convert to LHD you need a RHD MG Midget rack.
Swop over tie rods for Minor items and turn upside down for an orignal spec LHD Minor rack.


Paul H
by paulhumphries
Sun May 24, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Power/Pressure Washer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3208

Well - pressure washing slabs is the most miserable job in the World - so you will be glad of a few 'cooling off' breaks ! Sadly - my machine soldiers on relentlessly! I have a long (maybe 100+ feet) sandstone wall around my house (built in an old quarry hence sandstone in abundance and used to ret...
by paulhumphries
Sun May 24, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Power/Pressure Washer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3208

I used to have an expenive Karcher pressure washer that suffered from frost damage. Repairable but not worth the cost of parts alone (3 pistons needed at £29 each & £50 seals kit :-? )so I bought a cheap one for around £70 from Aldi. Turns out the Aldi one is made by Karcher and is actually a far be...
by paulhumphries
Thu May 21, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Which grade of aliminium oxide for blasting minor bodywork??
Replies: 6
Views: 1067

Try an abrasives specialist. They type of place businesses get wet & dry, sandpaper, grinding wheels etc. I buy recycled grit for my blasting cabinet that is actually worn out bench grinder wheels and such that are crushed and graded. Fraction of the price of "virgin" grit and works just as well. Pa...
by paulhumphries
Fri May 08, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cars you've owned
Replies: 42
Views: 6007

It's frightening to even think about :lol: Not in any particular order - Reliant Regal Supervan III x 3 Austin A30 Triumph 1500 Sunbeam Rapier MKIV x 2 Maxi Riley Elf VW Type 3 fastback Ford Cortina MK1 VW Beetle x 2 Skoda Estelle Hillman Imp Singer Chamois Ford Escort MKII Saab 95 Metro Montego Cor...
by paulhumphries
Fri May 01, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scrappage scheme sir? That will be £2500.00 extra.
Replies: 14
Views: 2143

Fiat are runnning an advert on local radio. Cheapest new Panda is £6999 and they are reducing price by £1000. You then have £2000 scrapage allowance leaving £3999 to be paid over 4 years on interest free credit. Sounds too good to be true - brand new car for £3999 ! If I could afford the monthly pay...
by paulhumphries
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: English axle
Replies: 9
Views: 3880

jonathon wrote:The Capri MK1 axle was the same width as the Escort MK2.
Could be the neighbour had a MKII / III Capri axle then but I know he cursed at racing a whole season with the wrong spare :oops:


Paul H
by paulhumphries
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: English axle
Replies: 9
Views: 3880

The Cortina axle, isn't that a few inches wider than the Escort one ( trouble with wheel selection ?) I think it might be as well. A neigbour used to race a MKII Escort superstock or whatever. For a whole season he hauled around a spare axle only to find it was a MKI Capri item and too wide. I beli...
by paulhumphries
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275cc Supercharged Traveller
Replies: 12
Views: 1823

Latest issue of Practical Classics came in post this morning and next month they have an article on supercharging the A Series.

Paul H.
by paulhumphries
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Cordless Drill
Replies: 18
Views: 1871

But if its for drilling out thousands of spotwelds,go for a cheep corded drill. Not much use in a garage without power :roll: Consider an inverter and corded drill running off a leisure battery ? Personally I've had quite a few cordless drills and my current one is a SITE from Screwfix. It's basica...
by paulhumphries
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antitheft devices required to validate insurance!
Replies: 33
Views: 3385

What about an aftermarket steering wheel on a detachable boss ?
That way you could remove wheel and keep in the house , work or use a padlock and chain to secure it in the boot.

Paul H
by paulhumphries
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dartford Bridge/Tunnel
Replies: 18
Views: 2283

A lot of toll bridges are free to disabled drivers - but not the Dartford Crossing as it's privatley run :evil: Someone told me they went over in a soft top Land Rover and were asked to pay the commercial rate. They climbed out, folded the hood sides up and said "It's a convertible so how much now ?...
by paulhumphries
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new project that has crept up on me.
Replies: 18
Views: 3480

superchargedfool wrote:did they ever fit the k series I thought the 1400 ss was a cvh?
The late "base" models used the 1400cc K Series.
Might be worth checking out further as it could save a DIY adaptation ?

Paul H.