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by dp
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2134

Re: Bojo the Cloan

One interesting thing that's come out of this is the old 'we have an unwritten constitution' chestnut. If it's not written it doesn't exist just like my unwritten homework or referring to an unwritten dictionary. This puts power with the small number of people who get to interpret this invisible tom...
by dp
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Metal thickness
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Metal thickness

Sheet steel....First a warning , avoid galvanized steel - it gives off poisonous fumes....so even if it's offered free decline. Does this go for zintec too? I've been using this but wire wheeling the edges to be welded down to bare steel first. The zinc comes off easily so I suspect a different pro...
by dp
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Scrapyards
Topic: Not what they used to be!
Replies: 28
Views: 2640

Re: Not what they used to be!

Back in the '80s I spent so long getting the brakes off an Ital or Marina for my Minor that the place closed without me realising. A guard dog on a chain stared at me angrily but silently until I dropped my pile of bits and it went mental. Thankfully the owners were still around counting their money...
by dp
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2134

Re: Bojo the Cloan

I really miss Spitting Image. It always revealed the absurdity of politics & politicians better than the serious commentators.
by dp
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it
Replies: 26
Views: 806

Re: Save a Moggy? Can a newcomer do it

I'm in a similar position my minor requires some bodywork and having welded a few bits of steel together in the past and managed to make a wood burner I thought I would try it myself. I think the main thing with welding at home is to obtain a good deal on argon. I'm still looking for a decent suppl...
by dp
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible
Replies: 7
Views: 280

Re: Fitting seat belts in a factory built 1960 convertible

If roll-over hoops are still available, they could offer a better mounting point for the upper mounting of a an inertia reel seatbelt
by dp
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A new home for Max the Minor
Replies: 36
Views: 1034

Re: A new home for Max the Minor

Does it have to be British? What about Volvo 244 or Merc W123?
by dp
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2102
Views: 305489

Re: Spotted today.

Sleeper wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Great day out in Chesterfield.. Part 2
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John
This yellow one looks very interesting, Peugeot alloys so Ford PCD. For sale too. Anyone know any more about it?
by dp
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2134

Re: Bojo the Cloan

At least you’re optimistic about the planet surviving, when you mention a fifty year projection ! Well it is biologically possible that I could still be around in 50 years and my hope is that I can live out my days before things go too far down the pan :wink: . Ultimately I suspect Mother Nature wi...
by dp
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2134

Re: Bojo the Cloan

A smart German friend of mine involved in German politics & looking from outside saw a different angle to this and asked the question, "So what happens after you stay or leave?" "What do you mean?" "Well whether you stay or leave approximately half of the country will feel angry & disenfranchised fo...
by dp
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Steel or fibreglass
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Steel or fibreglass

Well with fibreglass you can always thicken them up with more fibreglass on the inside. Many years' ago I bought fibreglass wings and the fronts were really really thin so did just that. Before fitting them I was talking to someone who made fibreglass AC Cobra replicas and he advised using something...
by dp
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Limeflower
Replies: 18
Views: 556

Re: Limeflower

So two points already raised: If it's a keeper have whatever colour you want. If you have an eye on selling one day, another colour might help the sale. Another point, if you are painting because it needs a respray, painting the same colour can be cheaper because you might not have to paint the insi...
by dp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1247

Re: National rally 2019

Thanks Simmitic.
by dp
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: National rally 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1247

Re: National rally 2019

Does anyone know if there is food onsite Friday night or Saturday morning?
by dp
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: PCD? Ofset? what do they really mean?

Just to add another parameter to consider, the centre bore. That's the diameter hole in the middle of the wheel through which the front hub sticks. Obviously if the centre bore is too small it won't fit on but if it's too big the wheel won't be held properly and the wheel studs will be taking all of...
by dp
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osmo Oil - Traveller Wood
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Osmo Oil - Traveller Wood

As long as it's not the interior stuff. The interior stuff opens up the grain of the wood giving a great effect but the opposite of waterproof.
by dp
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed Limiters
Replies: 19
Views: 1104

Re: Speed Limiters

geoberni wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:35 pm
I love it when armchair experts comment on stories without reading up on it first. That's why the Daily Mail has so many readers, they're all incapable of making their own minds up. :roll:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47715415
Says someone who cites the BBC as a source of truth - guffaw
by dp
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Smaller steering wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Smaller steering wheel

I think the original Mini wheel is smaller but looks very similar to the Minor one.

Usually one or two on Ebay

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/825214331691295452/
by dp
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting a gps tracker
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Fitting a gps tracker

There are quite a few trackers on Ebay. As they are sim based, some of them can take instructions via sms to, for example, switch a circuit on or off. The minimum they need to get running is just continuous live and earth. You can add in alarm sirens and cut into other circuits. Personally I've foun...
by dp
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inherited Morris Minor
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: Inherited Morris Minor

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