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by geoberni
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 36
Views: 369

Re: Circular heater

Since we've a tangent branched off about heater taps, my heater tap is a bit of a tall beast.

I'm assuming this is an original fit rather than the shorter one that everyone sells these days?
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by geoberni
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 36
Views: 369

Re: Circular heater

As a note, why are the heater taps so expensive? New they are £30 and just for an old tap body, it’s £18. All I want in an old one Well firstly, it's 'supply and demand'... Where are you looking? They're about £18-£20, inc vat (and shipping if you look around enough), including regular suppliers an...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Minor roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Minor roadster

You don't want to read it too closely, you might get worried about the amount of rebuilding that goes into some Moggies.... :o if you look at the links at the bottom of that page, it provided IVA manuals for different categories... I think that this particular project might easily fall under "Amateu...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Minor roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Minor roadster

IVA requirments? Thankfully the whole thing is in the planning stages, so i am still researching it and all help and directions are much appreciated You'll need to do a Voluntary Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) , basically for modifying individually (rather than to a manufacturers design) or buil...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spark Plug/HT leads Question
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Spark Plug/HT leads Question

One of our members reckons he has fitted dozens of these kits (now including mine) all of which have performed without fault. My coil problems mentioned above were not long after we got Basil. First time we got towed home by RAC as Engineer said it was the electronic points. But on arrival home, Ba...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spark Plug/HT leads Question
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Spark Plug/HT leads Question

I've never put anything on my plugs, not since I started car driving and maintaining in the mid 70s. I always fit plugs until they touch bottom and then tweak to a calibrated wrist :D There is a good little article here about torque settings from NGK https://www.ngk.com/learning-center/article/421/p...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 36
Views: 369

Re: Circular heater

Sorry, the only detail on it that I can find is the plate on the front. I suspect it was only fitted during Basil's rebuild about 20 years ago or perhaps a little before that because a) it looks pristine as though it's been professionally refurbished or was original old stock b) the hoses look brand...
by geoberni
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Circular heater
Replies: 36
Views: 369

Re: Circular heater

jagnut66 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Mine is a Tudor and the motor in it is controlled by the separate rheostat on the left of the Speedo.
Looks good, how good is it at demisting though?

Mike.
Not bad, there's quite a flow of air from the blower and with the flaps shut it's all going to the screens.
by geoberni
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Steering Rack
Replies: 31
Views: 484

Re: Steering Rack

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. Perhaps the problem might be the definition of a 'normal grease gun'. I have a couple of old classic/vintage grease guns (Tecalemit) which I inherited from my dad, but the...
by geoberni
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 71
Views: 1360

Re: Axle tramp

Loctite stud and bearing lock permanently secures the bearing to the housing or shaft and makes it very difficult to remove the bearing at a later date. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Loctite-Stud-N-Bearing-Fit-locks-seals-studs-in-position-60ml/113888571351?epid=1141935458&hash=item1a8449afd7:g:E0oAAO...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built in drip tray
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Built in drip tray

Flipping Nora; the link I posted above takes you to the topic where you saw the photo! :oops: Feel like a right incompetent now! I didn't see that it was on page two :oops: That is indeed the post I remember. Thanks! :lol: :lol: :lol: It's a bit convoluted as Declan also links off to another topic ...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built in drip tray
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Built in drip tray

Hi, I remember there being a thread with pictures of the drip tray, showing a yellow sponge inside and a brass tap. I've tried to find it again with the search function and via Google but had no luck. Flipping Nora; the link I posted above takes you to the topic where you saw the photo! Search func...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 5.90 tyres
Replies: 14
Views: 324

Re: 5.90 tyres

Next question is: Why did they use wider rims on the vans? Or conversely, why they did not use standard saloon rims on the vans. There should be a simple answer to a simple question. Or, if not, one part of the answer should address your initial query. Personally, I would expect it to be related to...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Removing sorn
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Removing sorn

This sounds like of of those typical DVLA issues where it's easier to go with the flow. If Computer says it's taxed, then you'll going to be like a Dung Beetle pushing uphill. Definitely worth the fight if there's money involved, but it's Taxation Class is 'Exempt', so why waste hours of your life w...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Built in drip tray
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Built in drip tray

Search function.
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I assume this is what you're thinking of.....
by geoberni
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brittax L471 Lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Brittax L471 Lenses

They're probably later production after the mid 50s; Lucas no doubt realised that plastic ones were cheaper to make than glass. They never incorporated the reflector aspect though, which they could easily have done with a plastic moulding, unless the wording of the new vehicle regs prevented the sto...
by geoberni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Positive v negative earth?
Replies: 27
Views: 350

Re: Positive v negative earth?

Improving cars is sensible and evolution. But most people feel that's what new models are for. If you want evolution, then stick to modern cars with their airbags, antilock brakes, and driver assistance etc, etc, etc.. The vast majority of Classic/Vintage owners do it for the nostalgia aspect in so...
by geoberni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Minor roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Minor roadster

PoolGuy wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:59 pm
What's the difference between a roadster and a convertible?
Good question. I think the difference is that a Roadster is generally an open top Sports car, like an MGB, TR4 etc., rather than just a soft top saloon.
Perhaps he's looking to pimp it into a 'Hot Rod' and also make it open top... :o
by geoberni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2549

Re: painting gold seal engine

in regards to the difference on the internals, I would say Phil may know the answer as he's got a lot more experience than most. I do know that the speedo drive is different. One is plastic and one is metal. Phil again may know the difference. With your box, can you drop the gear to 3rd to overtake...
by geoberni
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2549

Re: painting gold seal engine

It’s not much better to be honest. I reckon 30 feet and a change into second. It will happily pull away from stationary in 2nd. Btw I wouldn’t worry overly with DVLA I tried for years to tell them about my replacement engine number and they never updated the V5. My solution was to get a new engine ...