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by Myrtles Man
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number Plate Style
Replies: 15
Views: 369

Re: Number Plate Style

The reflective plates came into force in 1973 so yours are replacements.
by Myrtles Man
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Car not starting
Replies: 75
Views: 1782

Re: Car not starting

geoberni wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:35 am


It's not very easy to buy these days as demand has dropped off a cliff with modern cars rarely having such problems, but years ago 'Damp Start' as opposed to 'Easy Start' was a very common thing to have in the boot.
That's exactly what WD40 (Water Dispersant 40) is for isn't it? 8)
by Myrtles Man
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil gun
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Oil gun

I've always used my Wanner grease gun for both grease and oil as required and I seem to recall that the instructions that came with it (over 40 years ago!) claimed suitability for both. Never a problem, other than occasionally forgetting to empty the oil out after use as it does tend to leak if left.
by Myrtles Man
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine dies but restarts easily
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Engine dies but restarts easily

oliver90owner wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:13 pm

I know because my engine was drenched in petrol at a little over a hundred miles an hour - a long time ago
Wow! That's some Minor you have there!
by Myrtles Man
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ignition Timing *again!*
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Ignition Timing *again!*

kennatt wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:17 am
what seems like an eternity ago,I learned to drive in my dad Alvis TA14...
...(Wish I had it now probably worth a fortune)

Surprisingly not; several for sale on Car and Classic at the moment for around the £14K mark, comparable with the current price of top-end Moggies!
by Myrtles Man
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel clamp
Replies: 29
Views: 645

Re: Wheel clamp

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by Myrtles Man
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Current Full Respray Cost
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Current Full Respray Cost

Although outside your specified region, these people have a reputation second to none and will at least be able to give you a realistic cost for a top-quality job which might be a useful yardstick for any other quotes you receive:- https://www.option1sportscars.co.uk/classic/
by Myrtles Man
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bike on a traveller?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Bike on a traveller?

Get yourself a folding bike. :wink:
by Myrtles Man
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many tools is enough?
Replies: 21
Views: 678

Re: How many tools is enough?

Then of course there's the problem of the garage fairies who delight in hiding your tools and only reveal their whereabouts once you've gone to the expense of buying replacements...
by Myrtles Man
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1755

Re: The awful joke thread

How do you double the value of a Lada? Put a gallon of petrol in it.
by Myrtles Man
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1755

Re: The awful joke thread

As opposed to the normal meat-eating budgie with a full set of teeth and fangs, presumably... :o
by Myrtles Man
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1755

Re: The awful joke thread

'Can I lick the bowl out Mummy?'
'No, you must use the flush like everyone else.'
by Myrtles Man
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM
Replies: 26
Views: 2038

Re: Andrew Eggleton vs ESM

Yes, indeed. I ordered a couple of sets of points from him on Tuesday afternoon and they arrived on Wednesday morning!
by Myrtles Man
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Servicing A Minor Benny Hill Style

Or would you rather be a fish?
by Myrtles Man
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy something a bit different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1258

Re: Fancy something a bit different?

Monty-4 wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:28 pm

200+ miles of range is enough for several days if not a week or two for many
Sounds good in theory but what about the situation in the depths of a long winter with constant use of heating, lights, wipers etc. being required?
by Myrtles Man
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The awful joke thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1755

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: 40
Views: 1755

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: 19131
Views: 987614

Re: Word Association

Mitzvah
by Myrtles Man
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 19131
Views: 987614

Re: Word Association

Mars