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by Myrtles Man
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: The awful joke thread

Nice one Duke of Edinburgh!
by Myrtles Man
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: The awful joke thread

Many years ago, when I was a young man, I took up Morris Dancing but had to pack it in because of the high cost of replacement body panels. (Don't blame me - he started it!)
by Myrtles Man
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19128
Views: 955317

Re: Word Association

Mitzvah
by Myrtles Man
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19128
Views: 955317

Re: Word Association

Mars
by Myrtles Man
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: for those who like cookies
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: for those who like cookies

The one on the right looks a little like the Renault Clio that those Indian jack-the-lads fashioned out of a Hindu Ambassador in the telly ad. 8)
by Myrtles Man
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Engine

Will you be upgrading the brakes too?
by Myrtles Man
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Lyrics of Madness' song "Driving In My Car"

I understand that Mike Barson wrote the song about his own, ex-GPO (General Post Office) van, so the '59 reference would have been correct and as 'fifty nine' doesn't rhyme with 'Thames' you would have to assume that, as has already been stated, poetic licence was applied and the Morris factory was ...
by Myrtles Man
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Again Phil, thanks for your definitive answer - greatly appreciated.
by Myrtles Man
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Thanks for your reply Phil. My dizzy does have the O ring that shows in your photos (part way down the bush, set into the machined groove); the thing I'm referring to is the channel (just visible in your first photo) on the underside of the flange round which the clamp fits and which butts (sp?) up ...
by Myrtles Man
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Now that I'm at the stage of re-fitting the distributor to the car I've come across another point where I'd appreciate a bit of expert input. I notice that the bottom of the distributor body where the clamping plate sits has a 'moat-like' recessed groove which, I'm guessing, should house a rubber O ...
by Myrtles Man
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Fair enough. S'pose it's a bit like computers - don't fully understand how they work but happy to accept that they do. :D
by Myrtles Man
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Springing; a Surprise

Thanks for the further clarification Phil. Still can't quite see how the second spring would be needed however as, surely, the outward travel of the weights is ultimately limited by the mechanics of the set-up; ie the weights can only pivot out to the end of their arc no matter how fast the drive sh...
by Myrtles Man
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Springing; a Surprise
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Springing; a Surprise

As part of my efforts to track down and eliminate a slight hesitancy/misfire on Myrtle I removed the distributor to check, clean, replace points and condenser and (lightly) lubricate where appropriate. Having excavated to mechanical advance/retard level I was interested (though not really surprised;...
by Myrtles Man
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19128
Views: 955317

Re: Word Association

Gat
by Myrtles Man
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19128
Views: 955317

Re: Word Association

Capsize
by Myrtles Man
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19128
Views: 955317

Re: Word Association

Planning
by Myrtles Man
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To whom it may concern
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: To whom it may concern

Ah, thanks for the clarification busguy.
by Myrtles Man
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To whom it may concern
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: To whom it may concern

Isn't it possible to 'PM' a seller?
by Myrtles Man
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

Fair point Les. I haven't got a dog in this fight anyway as I don't own a smartphone and rarely use my venerable satnav. :lol:
by Myrtles Man
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile Phone Holder
Replies: 21
Views: 466

Re: Mobile Phone Holder

les wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:14 am
Any lower than the windscreen will avert your vision even further away from where it should be !
Er, isn't that what the speedo does too?