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by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1383

Re: Doris cuts out

Well done! Long live Doris! :D
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear number plate light glass
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Rear number plate light glass

Mike - my car was registered January 1955. Yes, I think I will clean up and re-fit the old glass......will make the old girl a bit more original again! :D
Alan - I think the black ones were standard and the chrome ones an optional choice.......
by myoldjalopy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear number plate light glass
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Rear number plate light glass

Before they carry you off, you might like to see my etched glass variant which I mentioned earlier:
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by myoldjalopy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rear number plate light glass
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Rear number plate light glass

I have one with etched glass too - it came from a car registered January 1955..... But it is not quite the same as Mike's. 467/2 is at the top, just left of centre (when viewing as in Mike's photo) and LUCAS at the top, just right of centre and the lettering for these is slightly smaller than on Mik...
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing
Replies: 24
Views: 669

Re: Rear lighting / fuel sender loom routing

The way to deal with those dull reflectors is to bring 'em back up with T-cut..... 8)
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: painting gold seal engine
Replies: 54
Views: 2817

Re: painting gold seal engine

philthehill wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:07 pm

Whether the engine is gold or green it will soon get dirty and that is without even trying.
Mine is painted black - it always looks clean! :wink: :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead moggy
Replies: 89
Views: 1808

Re: dead moggy

darrenj wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:21 pm
True enough, suppose just rough it up a bit with wire wool, make it look old,😉
Can't you just re-use the original knob and the old securing ring with the new switch? Then it would look the same, as the switch itself is hidden behind the dash....
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is it now section
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Where is it now section

People searching for past vehicles post in the 'Do you know....?' topic section...... :D
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: creaking noise when pulling off
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: creaking noise when pulling off

'Conniecar61' - try pulling away in 2nd gear and see if it creaks then.......and what about in reverse?
by myoldjalopy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1383

Re: Doris cuts out

Quite so.......and as for the second careless comment, I should really have been posting in the 'Currently Drinking' topic, rather than attempting anything technical - after quaffing a few Proper Job ales last night! :oops:
by myoldjalopy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grille Badges
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Grille Badges

I had an old AA badge on mine - but took it off and flogged it for beer money during desperate times! :(
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1383

Re: Doris cuts out

Oh yeah! Hmmm... Missed that little detail :oops: :-?
Anyway, lets hope Doris is trouble-free for a long time to come now 8)
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1383

Re: Doris cuts out

Well, after all this you've either had multiple problems with your car or it was a dodgy wire all along. But - "she fired up instantly on three cylinders" doesn't sound right..... :-?
by myoldjalopy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Condenser problem
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Condenser problem

Many swear by electronic ignition. On the other hand, there have been reports on here of such units failing - and when they fail, they are dead......quite a problem if you are on the road, miles from home - perhaps in Holland! Personally I would get a set of points and a condensor from the good doct...
by myoldjalopy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Condenser problem
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Condenser problem

The 'Dizzy Doc' is the way to go. Fitted one of his 'proper job' condensors six years ago and still working as it should. I also use his points which are superior to the bog-standard ones 8)
by myoldjalopy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Correct wing mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Correct wing mirrors

Just to add to the above - and this is my opinion only - but I think the round, convex glass ones look best on the older models (like yours) and I have a personal preference for the curved stem. My SII had these type mirrors (Wingard make, I think) when I bought her, but they were so corroded that I...
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Million ?? Cheap
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Minor Million ?? Cheap

Well.......should have had a servo fitted! :lol:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Doris cuts out
Replies: 49
Views: 1383

Re: Doris cuts out

Great! And just to correct my above post - I can't seem to be able to edit it - my original tank was actually only 5 gallons, not 5.5 gallons :roll: .......even smaller! :wink:
by myoldjalopy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearbox prices
Replies: 27
Views: 789

Re: Gearbox prices

It is a pity but I believe we live in a very avaricious society now, our economy is based on hyper-consumerism, and everything seems expensive - I am dismayed at the price of a pint of beer nowadays :( I too am surprised at the prices of cars and some mechanical components but, to some degree, this ...
by myoldjalopy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fitting an Alternator Video
Replies: 14
Views: 8203

Re: Fitting an Alternator Video