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by dunketh
Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice note on windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 1737

Re: Nice note on windscreen

Great story. I once used mine for a teenagers prom, and my own wedding.
Yours makes my old one look like a pile of scrap though. :( Beautiful car, love the white seats and piping.
by dunketh
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Brilliant Photos - possibly from Heritage @ Gaydon
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Re: Brilliant Photos - possibly from Heritage @ Gaydon

Not mine, I cant claim credit unfortunately.
You may be able to find out from the photo information, if 'Flickr' preserves and/or lists this somewhere.
There's a heck of a lot there though!
by dunketh
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: duo tone trim
Replies: 7
Views: 2090

Re: duo tone trim

Why oh why did they stop using duo-tone?

I can only guess penny-pinching as its so much nicer than the later solid colour stuff. :(
by dunketh
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Shell Loyalty Cards
Replies: 9
Views: 1941

Re: Shell Loyalty Cards

Is this like the old 'Tiger Tokens' scheme?

1 gazillion tokens = a crystal glass.
2 gazillion tokens = a teddy bear.

lol
by dunketh
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Brilliant Photos - possibly from Heritage @ Gaydon
Replies: 6
Views: 1475

Brilliant Photos - possibly from Heritage @ Gaydon

Pretty sure some of these are from the Heritage Museum..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/triggerscarstuff/page220/

Note the amount of pages!!!
Some good material here.
by dunketh
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Unlocking a mobile phone
Replies: 10
Views: 8865

Re: Unlocking a mobile phone

Given the change in public attitudes toward this practice I would even suggest taking it to an Orange store and asking them to unlock it. I've heard a few stories of people doing the same with other operators and them doing it Free Of Charge as a goodwill gesture. The days or locking down and even '...
by dunketh
Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Costa Concordia
Replies: 35
Views: 5715

Re: Costa Concordia

Great engineering project. Shame theres no way they can use the hull or 'wipe down and refit' it.
I guess its not structurally sound now having been part submerged all this time.
by dunketh
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Am I being thick ?
Replies: 29
Views: 7008

Re: Am I being thick ?

Good luck!
Its the bodywork thats the hard part.
Electrical and mechanical parts can be simply swapped in/out but bodywork... grrr... fingers crossed you dont end up chasing rot with your welder.
by dunketh
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A very blue Morris Traveller!
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Re: A very blue Morris Traveller!

[Madness] Don't watch that, watch this! [/Madness]
http://www.dvca.co.uk/vehicles-for-auct ... veller7097

Got my eye on that Anglia estate too.. if only I had any money
lol
by dunketh
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Am I being thick ?
Replies: 29
Views: 7008

Re: Am I being thick ?

What age/model is it? Have you tried any trouble shooting? Checking the dizzy cap for burnt contacts? Checking the master lead from starter to dizzy? etc.. If you're near Trowbridge I could come take a look. I'm no expert by any means but i've got a few tools from my Minor days and got the tester eq...
by dunketh
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scotland by Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: Scotland by Minor

I'd love a convertible. Id be doing these things 'for the journey'. Stopping in villages along the way, eating scones* .. just being British for a bit. :D


(*the right way up!!! - jam atop cream)
by dunketh
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: MG midget engine?
Replies: 33
Views: 8351

Re: MG midget engine?

Never heard of any issues with stat housing before. Dont recal if I just used my 1098 one or the 1275 one. Either way had no issues. Top hose is bendy enough. The heater tap is a bit of a pain. I just knotched my battery tray so I could keep the 1275 one. I wrote a whole guide on the conversion some...
by dunketh
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scotland by Minor
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: Scotland by Minor

Thats a long way! I've only been as far north as Bedford in mine... you know, where they make the Astra vans.. LOL

Was a horrible drive though, went M25/A1 and ended up taking 6 hours to get back in the pouring rain with the dog and misses for company. :lol:
by dunketh
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poor Quality Parts - Please report your experience
Replies: 38
Views: 12939

Re: Poor Quality Parts - Please report your experience

I've had issues with brake cylinders myself - namely the threads pulling out when I've done up either the nipples or hoses. Now I understand mechanical sympathy so I'm not going king-kong on my spanners. This sadly seems to be an issue with generic cheap pattern parts. I simply bought replacements a...
by dunketh
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best engine(s) ever made.
Replies: 15
Views: 2428

Re: Best engine(s) ever made.

Gotta get a Ford mention in. Kent xflow. The 1600 XR2 was a joy to drive, no doubt the rwd escorts even more so! The Valencia/HCS/endura lump gets a point for stoicism too. They sound like a biscuit tin full of spanners at the best of time but will go on forever getting smokier and more rattly but n...
by dunketh
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parts Supplier - Not Happy!
Replies: 46
Views: 8727

Re: Parts Supplier - Not Happy!

Makes sense. A mate builds GRP boats and they're constantly having to fix/re-finish the moulds due to damage during use. Same concept I guess. Everything wears eventually - even a massive steel die/press tool. I wander if they have chaps in Sri Lanka or wherever regularly checking tolerances and wha...
by dunketh
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: How to tell the difference between a 1098cc and...
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: How to tell the difference between a 1098cc and...

Also, what should I be looking for when buying an engine that's already been removed from a car to make sure it's all okay?
A good price!
Seriously, not sure you can tell big stuff like main bearings etc.. without actually running it up.
Anything else is likely to be easily fixable anyway.
by dunketh
Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: My old Moggy? RYB 354F
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: My old Moggy?

Thats the one!
Holy Minors Batman. The chap obv got it done.
Nice to know its on the road still anyway. These things are like landrovers.. they never die. :D
by dunketh
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: My old Moggy? RYB 354F
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: My old Moggy?

Must have been nearly 2 years ago now. :o 1968 2 door. Old English White (or whatever the cream colour paint of the period was?) Chap had it collected from Weymouth where I was living at the time. Was a member on here who was already building another iirc. Was just kinda hoping he'd spot this and re...
by dunketh
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flying Hub Caps?
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Re: Flying Hub Caps?

Come again??
It used to take all my strength and a flat screwdriver to get mine off - I used to wish they'd did come off easily!

You using the right caps and wheels?