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by Owlsman
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 86
Views: 1139

Re: New fan belt, now have red light

pgp001 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:43 pm
I dont suppose a thief would know what that light meant though.
He does now :D
by Owlsman
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MM sound insulation/proofing
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: MM sound insulation/proofing

Just 1 tin of the adhesive was plenty. On the flat surfaces i.e. floor and transmission tunnel you don't need to cover every square inch with adhesive. Do use plenty if/when insulating the bonnet however.
by Owlsman
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MM sound insulation/proofing
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: MM sound insulation/proofing

To be honest I cannot remember how much I ordered. I think it was about 5 metres and that was enough to line all the interior of the car (front and rear floor pans, transmission tunnel, and the bulkhead up to the parcel shelf), the bonnet, the boot lid and there was enough left over for a boot 'carp...
by Owlsman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

Thanks for your pointers re tyre pressures MM. I think I'll start with 24 (fr) & 26 (r) and as you suggest, experiment a bit from there.

FYI I am from downtown South Yorkshire.

Thanks again everyone.
by Owlsman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

Decision made! - I'm going for a set of Bridgestones, which I'll have fitted in a couple of week's time (I'm on holiday next week). Whilst I've got your attention, what's the consensus (if any) on tyre pressures please? ie. just for leisurely runs and not high speed motorway cruising, of course. Tha...
by Owlsman
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pirelli Cinturato tyres.
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Pirelli Cinturato tyres.

Firstly, not sure if this topic is correctly located in 'General Discussion', 'Mechanical' or 'Other Topic' so if it needs re-directing can someone please either do it for me or let me know, Thanks. I know for many, this may seem a tad over the top but I am seriously considering investing in a new s...
by Owlsman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage

BREAKING NEWS...…...Citric acid works a treat getting rid of tea stains in a metal teapot!! More seriously, I went for a half decent run today in my '62 saloon fresh with its unblocked water jacket drain tap and re-cored radiator and the temp gauge maintained a constant 88 degrees (it does have an 8...
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage

Sorry for slight delay chaps in bringing you the final episode...….well, it's not quite really. More of that in a mo! The engine drain blockage was actually shifted by a couple of blasts of compressed air!! Someone who has been very kind and helpful to me at my local MMOC group very generously offer...
by Owlsman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Hello!

It's usually nice to see pictures of ongoing restorations but if there is 'someone naked'...….perhaps this is not the place :oops: Obviously, colour is all a matter of personal choice and for me I can't think of anything worse than a lilac traveller - with or without red trim. Personally, I'm not a ...
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage

Many thanks chaps. Fantastic detailed response Phil. I'll let you know how I get on...…..and give you an update on the kettle and the teapot!
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oblongs & Circles
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: Oblongs & Circles

……..just waiting now for someone to ask for tips on fitting the Contrafibularity sprocket :D

Err, you do need to be a bit of a Blackadder fan for this one.
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Re: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage

Thanks all. I've just ordered some citric acid...….I'll 'claim' it as household expenses as the kettle and the teapot need descaling :D . Sorry, if a daft question now:- How to I get the citric acid into where it's most needed i.e. in the back of the engine block, if I can't drain the block 'cos the...
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage
Replies: 12
Views: 401

Unblocking engine coolant drain tap passage

I know there are already a number of historic threads on the seemingly not uncommon problem of unblocking the water coolant drain passage located at the rear of the engine block. Whilst all those threads have been very useful to me......I still haven't managed to, as yet, clear all the sediment out....
by Owlsman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Music
Replies: 44
Views: 4243

Re: Morris Minor Music

Well, here's my starter for ten:- Just tonight, the H of C, as I understand it, has voted numerous times, not to leave the EU without a deal...….but the one (and only) deal that was on the table, has already been overwhelmingly rejected TWICE. How does that work then? Ok, only a rhetorical question!...
by Owlsman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Morris Minor Music
Replies: 44
Views: 4243

Re: Morris Minor Music

You're not on your own MM. Me too!

As my old dad used to say when he was well in his nineties '' The older I get, the less I understand'' That's increasingly how I feel these days...…..and don't get me going on MPs and Brexit!!!
by Owlsman
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MM sound insulation/proofing
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: MM sound insulation/proofing

I used latex backed sound deadening felt from 'Woolies Trim'. It just comes in a roll and you cut and trim to size as required and I used their own adhesive which was very effective.....even under the bonnet (hood? in your case :D ) The whole exercise i.e. insulating the passenger compartment floor,...
by Owlsman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Colours
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Colours

Try the link below to Potteries Branch for car information

http://potteries.mmoc.org.uk/Identify.htm

Wow! Is that a handy 'all you need to know' model guide, or what?

Thanks for posting
by Owlsman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: electric temp guage with no V regulator
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: electric temp guage with no V regulator

I'm no electrics expert either...….. (not an expert anything, really)…...but you can earth it to any 'clean' i.e. paint free part of the bodywork. From memory on mine, there was already a hole drilled in a discrete part under the dashboard and I actually used a small nut and bolt and fastened the ea...
by Owlsman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18587
Views: 676476

Re: Word Association

Sheffield
by Owlsman
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: caravans
Replies: 35
Views: 12777

Re: caravans

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Mini- ... rk:14:pf:0 Not a Minor , but a close relation... For the sort of money he wants for this I would want it 100% complete and not 95%.....and even then, I would have to be desperate to get rid of £20k. It also states that it is being sold on a 'no reserve' b...