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by twincamman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2009

Re: Bojo the Cloan

One interesting thing that's come out of this is the old 'we have an unwritten constitution' chestnut. If it's not written it doesn't exist just like my unwritten homework or referring to an unwritten dictionary. This puts power with the small number of people who get to interpret this invisible to...
by twincamman
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bojo the Cloan
Replies: 77
Views: 2009

Re: Bojo the Cloan

The best analogy I heard about the whole debacle was this:-

The Government asked the country if it fancied a night out. 52% said yes without knowing the destination.
by twincamman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3237

Re: Currently drinking.....

I can strongly recommend Derail Ale.

I'm a big fan of St Austell's Proper Job, one of the best IPAs out there.
by twincamman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New engine blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: New engine blocks

The short length of the 'A' series compared to other engines of its era, coupled with a pretty stout crank by small car standards will make it less prone to crank whip than most three bearing engines. If you wanted to go extreme in the hp stakes (say 150+ bhp) then you'd probably be better off inves...
by twincamman
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chrome wheel rings
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Chrome wheel rings

by twincamman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Traveller load space cover and back door glass.

How about using a timer relay. It works off a momentary switch and switches the HRW off after 10 mins.

https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/ ... tegory/210
by twincamman
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?

Edward1949 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:05 am
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mi-tests ... gon/#mmGal

…. earlier than Bullitt, but this 1954 road test is very positive.
I can't remember the last time I needed to haul an embalmed Chinaman and a stiff bull elk to a fireman's clambake.
by twincamman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Voltage stabiliser/temperature gauge problem
Replies: 14
Views: 832

Re: Voltage stabiliser/temperature gauge problem

Or you can get one specifically for Smiths gauges:-
https://www.europaspares.com/interior-p ... liser.html
by twincamman
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything that worried us re new Mot
Replies: 10
Views: 993

Re: Everything that worried us re new Mot

This has always been the case. There has always been an onus on the motorist to maintain their vehicle in a roadworthy condition, regardless of MOT. Ask yourself this:- If your car has a valid MOT, would you happily drive it with no lights or bald tyres and expect the Police to let you get away with...
by twincamman
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radio!
Replies: 9
Views: 1292

Re: Radio!

Any car radio/stereo you buy today will be negative earth. I'm not sure how much you want to spend. but if you want something that looks in keeping with the car, have a look here:-
https://shop.aseriesspares.co.uk/produc ... ead-units/
by twincamman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Alta and MM porn?
Replies: 121
Views: 21031

Re: Alta and MM porn?

Rubery Owen, same as all the factory Minor wheels. I've also got some 4inch width x 14 for the MM and even a set of 4x15s from the Wolseley 4/44. They all have 4.5 inch PCD so will only fit the early cars. Lots of Kia, Hyundai and Nissan wheels also fit, along with MG wheels. Reliant Scimitar wheel...
by twincamman
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Tax disc holders
Replies: 17
Views: 4149

Re: Tax disc holders

by twincamman
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicators Up Grade
Replies: 22
Views: 2642

Re: Indicators Up Grade

by twincamman
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Petrol and diesel ban by 2040
Replies: 65
Views: 6522

Re: Petrol and diesel ban by 2040

Well I'm gonna buy a big diesel generator for the purpose of charging an electric car.
If old technology is really to blame for air quality issues, does that mean they'll demolish Windsor castle because it's not energy efficient?
by twincamman
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: 1600 xflow again... Fitting issues?!
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Re: 1600 xflow again... Fitting issues?!

Does your engine have a front bowl sump or a rear bowl sump? It is possible to get an X-flow in there without major mods. There was a how-to in PPC mag a couple of years ago. The main clearance problem is the oil filter clashing with the chassis leg, so a remote filter should solve that. I reckon wi...
by twincamman
Sat May 20, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Winter fuel allowance
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: Winter fuel allowance

The Government actually looked at means-testing the winter fuel allowance about 2-3 years ago and worked out that the cost of means-testing it would be more than any savings produced.
I can only conclude that this is a policy produced for idealogical reasons rather than economic ones.
by twincamman
Sun May 07, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Copper exhaust pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: Copper exhaust pipe

To be on the safe side, that's what I would do. The eco-fundamentalists are becoming increasingly vocal these days.
'Locals poisoned by Morris Minor' is probably a headline we could do without.......
by twincamman
Fri May 05, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Copper exhaust pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: Copper exhaust pipe

I once heard it is illegal to use copper in the exhaust system - something to do with it creating poisonous fumes. This may well be some old wive's tale though... You're right about that. Just be thankful that the minor only had to pass a 'visible smoke' test, 'cos I reckon that hooking it up to th...
by twincamman
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ramipril cough
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

Re: Ramipril cough

Funnily enough, I've had this dry cough for months, and having checked what tablets I'm on, it turns out that they're Ramipril! I gave up smoking in August and since then I've discovered I've got Type2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, & an underactive thyroid. In addition to this I've had constant col...
by twincamman
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are all 2 door car doors from any year interchangeable ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2774

Re: Are all 2 door car doors from any year interchangeable ?

Series 11 cars had thinner hinges, so the recesses are shallower. If fitting later doors, you'll need the original hinges and my need a shim behind them on the door shell.