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by Owlsman
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Split screen windscreen fitting
Replies: 37
Views: 1021

Re: Split screen windscreen fitting

Come on then, don't keep us in suspenders...….how did you do it in the end? :D :D Well done! It's such a satisfying feeling when the impossible is suddenly possible. Not quite the same problem, though I'm sure I ended up just like you're feeling now Mark but a few years ago I fitted a complete winds...
by Owlsman
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blimey
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Blimey

………..and upgraded indicators. But apart from that...……….. it's completely original.
by Owlsman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 34
Views: 601

Re: Euphemisms

What’s automatic braking? Sounds dangerous ! If this is what is being referred to then I've got it in my Honda Jazz! Allegedly - because I've never actually put it to the test - the car is supposed to brake automatically at low speeds to avoid a rear-end shunt with the car in front. In certain circ...
by Owlsman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Mystery Overheating

The water issuing forth was very rusty - I wonder if some crud had blocked up the cooling system which was then blown out when the temperature rose and opened the rad cap? I recon it was that. Something similar happened to me in a Triumph Herald many moons ago. Bit to early to blame it on Brexit, I...
by Owlsman
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Windows steaming up.......

Funny you should mention opening the 2 rear windows slightly, because my car is fitted with a Webasto-style sun roof and that's what I have to do to avoid the 'booming' and allow air to flow through the car. Come to think of it, opening the roof in winter, would stop the misting up but I'd have to p...
by Owlsman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is he being a bit optimistic?
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: Is he being a bit optimistic?

Funnily enough I saw that and was thinking of posting something similar. Beat me to it.

I think the price is about right......it's just that the decimal point needs to be moved 2 digits to the left. :D
by Owlsman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Windows steaming up.......

Yeah, you're probably right about the technology of the period. One of my first cars was an already aged Triumph Herald and that was always steaming up. Mind you, I could never stop water getting in via the front screen rubber, so the carpets in both footwells were nearly always soaking wet. Funny y...
by Owlsman
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Windows steaming up.......

Thanks for the info/tips guys. Why didn't I think about breathing less, whilst driving? :D The air vent flap is on the 'winter setting' now i.e. closed so that's the first thing I'll try, by opening it. My 'winter-setting' routine also includes turning on the heater valve on the block and slightly l...
by Owlsman
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Windows steaming up.......

Thanks for the response. My car is garaged, albeit unheated and it steams up with just me in the car.

As far as I know, I have no leaks in the heater system and everything seems tight and secure.

I'll try the open window 'trick' the next time I take it out.
by Owlsman
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British bahn-stormers - watch this!
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: British bahn-stormers - watch this!

Found! Thanks for the link and your advice, Ian. I think I'm going to give that a whirl.

Cheers,
Alan
by Owlsman
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Windows steaming up.......
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Windows steaming up.......

Rather than hijack an existing thread where this topic has been raised, I'm just raising it as a separate issue here. As others have commented, whenever I too put the heater on (standard factory installation on a '62 saloon) at this time of year, the front windscreen mists up quite badly, followed b...
by Owlsman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British bahn-stormers - watch this!
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: British bahn-stormers - watch this!

If you dont have a vhs player you might be able to get one from a charity shop or an older relation. If my boys are reading this...…..which they won't be...…..sadly, I've just realised that I am that 'older relation' as I've still got a VHS recorder/player. :D And before anyone asks, no, I don't ha...
by Owlsman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: A happy Christmas to all Morris Minor owners

……...an' I'll have yet another half of sweet sherry to that...…………... Chrerry Mistmas to everyone :D
by Owlsman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1452

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

Inherited a rescue kitten a few wks back My wife and I did something similar a few years ago. We'd never had a cat before but we agreed to take this last one from a 'breeder' on the strict understanding that a) we wouldn't report her to the RSPCA and b) she would destroy all the disgusting outbuild...
by Owlsman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Essex.
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: New member from Essex.

Vacuum wipers, the system that wiped the screen slower the faster the vehicle went ?
Am I correct in thinking that this 'invention' was a Ford exclusive? If so, not one of Henry's finest was it?
by Owlsman
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member from Essex.
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: New member from Essex.

Hello and welcome Jonnie. An early Christmas present to yourself then, eh? If so - like your style :D . Seriously though, as a relative newbie myself and by no manner of means a technical or mechanical expert, I must say I have found the folks on this site (and in person at the NEC Classic Car Show)...
by Owlsman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Another engine steady-bar solution?
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Another engine steady-bar solution?

I think the first thing I'd do is the relocate the petrol pipe/filter to the other side of the throttle cable. Looks a bit too close for comfort to me, nestling as it is, right over the manifold.
by Owlsman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 2362

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Thank for the info re the solid state flasher and other LED options, chaps. I've checked the 'flashing frequency' (with just the rear LEDs) and it seems normal to me. If I fit LEDs to the front sidelights will my 'flashing**' be at 20 to the dozen then? If so, would I definitely need a s/state flash...
by Owlsman
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 2362

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

Many thanks for your replies and links guys - much appreciated, as ever. I must confess I had an 'orrible thought when I read Phil's post, as I'd never checked if the rear indicators still worked...….but they do! Mine is a late '62 saloon with the 'factory' standard lights/indicator set-up i.e. one ...
by Owlsman
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED bulbs anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 2362

Re: LED bulbs anyone?

New rear LEDs arrived yesterday and fitted this morning. Everything written about them is spot on. They are much brighter than the 'originals' and there is a marked difference in brightness for the brake light. Does anyone know if there is something similar available for the front side/indicator lig...