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by Myrtles Man
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time for change
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Time for change

The ashtrays in the pre-65 cars are of little use anyway, if you enjoy a smoke at the wheel and are right-handed. Speaking as a non-smoker and from personal observation when all cars were so equipped, I suspect that centrally-fitted ashtrays were for the convenience of left-handed drivers and/or ri...
by Myrtles Man
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2079

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Aww! You're leaving us all choked up! :D
by Myrtles Man
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2079

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

all I need now for her is a name, any suggestions ?? Well, bearing in mind the steepness of the learning curve you've embarked on in deciding to actually use the car rather than just keeping it locked away in a garage, you could christen it 'Wonderland' which, you may feel, is particularly appropri...
by Myrtles Man
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2079

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

Yeah , I found out about the synchromesh for 1st gear when I was going to slow for 1st gear and it crunched 😂, Once you get a bit more praticed at driving the car you might want to have a go at double de-clutching for a change down to first whilst moving. Rather unnerving (and probably still a bit ...
by Myrtles Man
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting Dad's old Minor
Replies: 79
Views: 2079

Re: Starting Dad's old Minor

If at any time you are tempted/obliged to use the starting handle check out our chum Jowett Javelin's demonstration on how to do it first:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjLiGqC_YsI
by Myrtles Man
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Magneto ignition
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Magneto ignition

In many ways Coventry Climax and their engine designers, Harry Mundy and Walter Hassan, were THE high-performance engine producers for the British motor industry, without which none of our post-war racing successes would have been possible. The following list gives some idea of the extent of their i...
by Myrtles Man
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Price of Travellers
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Price of Travellers

Better grab it while you can - it'll be £27950 next week! :wink:
by Myrtles Man
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: All in the name of art!
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: All in the name of art!

The vendor is presumably hoping that the fool who was soon parted from his money has since managed to acquire a little more, otherwise it's rather difficult to guess what he sees as his target market. 8)
by Myrtles Man
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris coming back?
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Morris coming back?

by Myrtles Man
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the bull motif?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: What was the bull motif?

"The company wanted to be associated with the city of Milan, so they used the red cross typically associated with the Crusades in Milano. (Before the medical Red Cross, there was the Crusades red cross). The second half of the symbol depicts a man being eaten by a serpent. Interesting, right? To be ...
by Myrtles Man
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: help needed with abbreviation
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: help needed with abbreviation

"In the classical Roman Empire, standard coinage was established to facilitate business transactions. 12 denarii were rated equal to 1 gold solidus – a 4th-century Roman coin that was rare but which still circulated; and, since 240 denarii were cut from one Roman libra of silver, 240 denarii therefo...
by Myrtles Man
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Power supply

Based on an admitted lack of complete understanding of matters electrical, I've always used a battery charger for this sort of testing. Works for me but I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that from, say, Ohm's 11th Law of Electrical Interference, I'm committing some terrible faux pas. :o
by Myrtles Man
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

Oh, Nottinghamshire, that's OK then. They must have been stickers otherwise, presumably, there would have been arrows sticking out of it rather than bullet holes. 8)
by Myrtles Man
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

geoberni wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:08 pm

Saw a new Pickup (Mitsubishi I think) on the A1 this morning with bullet hole stickers all along the side..... :roll:
Which section of the A1? It's just possible that they weren't stickers... :o
by Myrtles Man
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

Oh yes, just remembered - the nodding dog (I was actually bought one for my Ford Anglia as an 'ironic' birthday present by my then girlfriend). :oops:
by Myrtles Man
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wiper arm "fins"
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Wiper arm "fins"

This thread has set me to thinking about the various 'embellishments' that were all the rage for a while and I've remembered the following:- plastic wind deflectors (fly catchers?) fitted at the front of the bonnet; earthing straps from the car to the road; tigers tails on filler caps; 'bullet holes...
by Myrtles Man
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18854
Views: 815928

Re: Word Association

Homophone
by Myrtles Man
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Metal thickness
Replies: 21
Views: 862

Re: Metal thickness

cadetchris wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:04 am
...I’ve decided that a mog welder for the thin stuff I’ve got to weld would be an easier way than blowing holes in everything...
Sounds to be tailor-made for working on our cars - where do you get 'em from? :D
by Myrtles Man
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2812

Re: Bojo the Cloan

Attaboy! :D
Boo! Hiss! :(
by Myrtles Man
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2812

Re: Bojo the Cloan

twincamman wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:11 am
dp wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:45 pm
You've just hit the nail on the head. This country needs a WRITTEN constitution, for everyone's sake.
Doesn't seem to be much point if, as now seems increasingly likely, we're to remain in the EU anyway.