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by Owlsman
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Have you ever seen anything as bad as this?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Have you ever seen anything as bad as this?

Title says it all really. Just browsing through MM related stuff on Fleabay to see if anything caught my eye to buy or bid on when I spotted this 'gem'. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173934177778 Really, it looks as though it was hand-crafted by S...
by Owlsman
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Loose quarterlight lever
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Loose quarterlight lever

Thanks for your advice chaps. I've actually gone down the 'cheap 'n cheerful' route and wrapped a thread tightly around the spigot. I tried cotton at first but that kept breaking so I used a few threads of some nylon garden twine...….and it has worked a treat! It'll probably work loose again eventua...
by Owlsman
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Loose quarterlight lever
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Loose quarterlight lever

Ok, not exactly a life-threatening issue but it's annoying me nonetheless......... The offside quaterlight lever is not loose as such but when I open the quarterlight wndow the lever flops to a 'quarter to six' position rather than staying at 'nine O'clock'. Obviously this means that when I want to ...
by Owlsman
Thu May 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black streaks on white paintwork
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

I was only being mischievously facetious of course :D . You should try reading my favourite football club's fans forum!! There is plenty of use of 'ye olde Anglo Saxon' on that site which circumvents the swear filter by all sorts of devious means (eg: use of $ and @ symbols, umlauts etc, etc). Somet...
by Owlsman
Wed May 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: black streaks on white paintwork
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: black streaks on white paintwork

WOW! That does sound about as aggressive as you can get...….if it can remove a car :D .
by Owlsman
Wed May 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: E-bay Scammers

Well, you've got to give these scumbags full marks for ingenuity and persistence. There's the usual crop of fake vehicles for sale again today but now they're using a symbol above the letter 'n' to presumably get round some sort of filter that was automatically removing them. Fortunately, I have rul...
by Owlsman
Thu May 16, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay Scammers
Replies: 24
Views: 821

Re: E-bay Scammers

You're not the only one who has reported these scumbags to eBay. I've done it multiple times and never even had an acknowledgement. I know these scammers use a different user-id every time so it can't be easy to keep on top of them. Yet somebody at eBay must be monitoring what gets listed as only re...
by Owlsman
Wed May 01, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 20
Views: 510

Re: Stopped getting notifications

Thanks for that B69. Perhaps I'm not a fick as I thought then :roll:
Cheers.
by Owlsman
Wed May 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Stopped getting notifications
Replies: 20
Views: 510

Re: Stopped getting notifications

I might be being a bit dim here...…..err, won't be the first time in my life...….but I don't get what the problem is! I'm a relative 'newbie' (joined last Oct) so I really don't know what the norm is. I 'tune in ' to the forum most days as I have it set as one of my favourites on my laptop and I jus...
by Owlsman
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New fan belt, now have red light
Replies: 101
Views: 2036

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: 522

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: 522

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: 826

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: 826

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: 826

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: 477

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: 477

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: 493

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: 477

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: 511

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.