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by geoberni
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Minor Matter tyre opinion piece

I too started to wonder after reading the article in Minor Matters. I have tubeless tyres on Maurice, albeit one with a tube in (don't know why, possibly a PO's puncture repair). My original driver's manual (1960) only mentions tubeless tyres, explaining all about the puncture plugging kit which wa...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start
Replies: 10
Views: 76

Re: Constantly flooding when trying to cold start

Have you tried with no choke or a minimum, barely any setting? I started Basil a couple of days ago for the first time in weeks and he fired in a couple of seconds with 1/4" of choke out, no pressing the throttle until he fired. You shouldn't have 'foot to floor' to try and crank out excess fuel, be...
by geoberni
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19131
Views: 958377

Re: Word Association

Curse
by geoberni
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: New headlight fitting
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: New headlight fitting

Probably a good idea.... but you haven't done it yet..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by geoberni
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: New headlight fitting
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: New headlight fitting

I find that it can be useful to have a bit of a thick skin sometimes, but that's true of life in general. The written word doesn't have the same inflection and nuance as what people hear, so there can be times when people 'take something in the manner it wasn't intended'. Like Admin Mike, I see no p...
by geoberni
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 50
Views: 815

Re: Disc brakes

I don’t have a problem with anyone putting discs on their car. All I’ll say is I run 8” drums with a servo and I’ve never had a problem with their stopping power when properly adjusted. I drive the car on urban roads, including motorways, fairly regularly and they’re perfectly adequate. Unless suff...
by geoberni
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 50
Views: 815

Re: Disc brakes

SteveClem wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:20 pm
I think it’s horses for courses.... we can do ,or not do, whatever we choose to our cars. Provided it’s legal of course :D.
And the degree to which we ‘improve’ them depends upon personal taste and how the car will be used.
Exactly.
by geoberni
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 50
Views: 815

Re: Disc brakes

It's fairly obvious that ampwhu is not going to accept any view that doesn't match his own. I found the phone analogy quite laughable, since he was comparing phones to brakes, the older generation of phones to Drums and the newer 'smart phones' to Discs. In reality the comparison should be Phones to...
by geoberni
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Ser11 semiphore switch.
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: Ser11 semiphore switch.

hi i have a 59 minor with trafficators but no switch would it be possible to wire up a two way switch to make them work instead of a semiphore switch cheers jeff-d I'm now wondering what you have. Is the car off the road and the switch is missing? Why not fit a Lucas SD84 type? ESM has the SD814 ty...
by geoberni
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 50
Views: 815

Re: Disc brakes

So my closing comment from yesterday morning is reinforced by your persistence.....
by geoberni
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B19 MOG Registration for SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: B19 MOG Registration for SALE

Sleeper wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:44 pm
Jaguar owners club?

John ;-)
Ahh you found that too...
https://www.jaguarownersclub.com/profil ... th-glover/

Yet the plate is currently on a 2016 Merc
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by geoberni
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B19 MOG Registration for SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: B19 MOG Registration for SALE

Correct. :)
A private (personalised) plate cannot be used that makes a vehicle look newer than it is.
So B19 *** cannot be used on a vehicle older than 1 August 1984 :roll:

You'd think someone selling a private plate might know that....
by geoberni
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM
Replies: 24
Views: 1635

Re: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM

I've had good service from Andrew before, though I'm not a fan of the current website.
It's not exactly easy to navigate; for example, which light would be your first choice here?
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it's not unusable, but it's not easy either.
by geoberni
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 50
Views: 815

Re: Disc brakes

No. It's very simple to understand that discs v drums only has one winner. If you want to poodle around back lanes where there are no cars, stick to your original drum brakes. On the main roads, its different. I think people seem to forget it's not 1964 anymore. There is more traffic on the roads t...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disc brakes
Replies: 50
Views: 815

Re: Disc brakes

They simply aren't up to the job when it comes to modern driving. I'm pretty sure no current day car manufacturers use drums on the front of their cars. That's all you need to know. I love it when a 'Always Fit Discs' enthusiast comes up with that statement. If you want to do 'modern driving' then ...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

"I guess it depends on where you have seen it." It used to appear frequently in Exchange and Mart ads. Now there was an interesting read. :lol: I don't think I looked at one of those after the late 70s. I just had to look up on line when it stopped printing.... 2009 if anyone was wondering...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

As to acronyms, best only to use them if the people you're communicating with have the faintest idea what you're talking about. :roll: 'WHY' is not in common usage. :( "WHY" has been in use for many years on lots of different platforms and across a wide range of age groups. Its not one I use, but I...
by geoberni
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Well that cleared that up in more ways than one.

As to acronyms, best only to use them if the people you're communicating with have the faintest idea what you're talking about. :roll:
'WHY' is not in common usage. :(
by geoberni
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968
Replies: 21
Views: 196

Re: Minor rear wheel cylinder rubber boots 1968

Need a pair of original rear wheel cylinder boots . Will buy cylinder recon kits ,or just Boots on their own WHY ? Please explain further... What exactly are you asking with your 'WHY'? Do you need Boots? If you do then buy them. Are you asking some rhetorical question as to why people buy Recondit...
by geoberni
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

Have you not heard the latest story of snowflakery. All the tabloid press and the other outlets that just copy n'paste (steal) the story are running with Ofcom Complaints about ITV Drama 'Des'. it seems that with 5.9 million viewers, this drama about a 1980s serial killer featured chain smoking and ...