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by Nickol
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3193

Re: Currently drinking.....

Dunkles Hefeweizen.....Kellerbier........ :P
by Nickol
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How Far have you driven?
Replies: 20
Views: 1631

Re: How Far have you driven?

Nice Topic! We have been to Freiburg in Breisgau a few times last year there and back @ 375 km each way. A couple of years ago a round trip in France to Nantes and then up to Caen for the Ferry to Portsmouth and thence home via Harwich and Rotterdam. How far was that? I do not remember, maybe 2000km...
by Nickol
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Master cylinder?
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Master cylinder?

Were all the wheels hot when you touched them or only the one? Perhaps you did not feel the others after the first "hot" shock. Before you jump to the conclusion that the MC is at fault, jack the car up so that the wheels are off the ground ( or at least in turn the front and the back) then apply th...
by Nickol
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fire briquettes
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Fire briquettes

A good friend has developed, in conjunction with a local university a Nanoblockheizkraftwerke - sort of miniature power station. The principal is not new of course, just the construction using readily available parts from the motor industry and thus considerably cheaper not to mention much smaller t...
by Nickol
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MY PRODUCT IN PRACTICAL CLASSICS
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: MY PRODUCT IN PRACTICAL CLASSICS

Wonderful ! I will go for one of those.
by Nickol
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 1264

Re: brake lines - material?

That would seem like an eminently reasonable Suggestion for the test every 5 years instead of the present two. However, it appears that the government have ignored the recommendation . This is perhaps to be expected - such ideas sadly from one of the states rarely gets taken up.
by Nickol
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 1264

Re: brake lines - material?

It appears on the face of it that the TUV people do not understand the British MOT relating to cars over 40 years of age. Cars over 40 years old that have had no major alterations (which are specified in legislation) do not need to have a MOT which if I understand correctly was agreed with the EU. ...
by Nickol
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: brake lines - material?
Replies: 22
Views: 1264

Re: brake lines - material?

The basic problem with the TüV organisation whether it be Nord or Süd is exactly the same but on a larger scale than British MOT stations. A lot comes down to interpretation and application. Added to that is the individual testers personnal taste. End result is widespread inconsistency even though t...
by Nickol
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Gearbox woes
Replies: 109
Views: 5425

Re: Gearbox woes

Under the Basis that trust is good but control is better. I am no expert on ...clutches or anything really but I have installed one. The operating mechanism on the MM is very mechanical, i.e. has quite a few moving parts and pieces that fit into Nylon or rubber bushes. Unless brand new, These tend t...
by Nickol
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: decent quality clutches
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: decent quality clutches

If you do a search for "AP clutches" there are a number of leads to follow.
by Nickol
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Removing sump for oil change?
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Removing sump for oil change?

The real experts on the forum can make a better factual judgement than me but... I had to remove the sump from another Old Timer of mine to inspect the bearings and which probably did not have an oil change since God was a child. The thick black gunge had to be scraped off the bottom. A normal oil c...
by Nickol
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scissor lifts - any good for a Moggy?
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Scissor lifts - any good for a Moggy?

I purchased such a lift a year ago. Best investment I ever made. The central pivot on the lift link you gave seems a bit risky to me. When the car is up in the air could it not tilt if not perfectly balanced? My Traveller drives easily over the ramps and the wheels are on the ground front and back. ...
by Nickol
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

The insulation "batts" are fixed to the inner leaf facing into the cavity. Longer cavity ties are used to maintain a 50mm cavity between the insulation and the outer leaf. The insulation is usually either mineral fibre or polyisocyanurate, so not susceptible to mould. British building regulations t...
by Nickol
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Yes, very interesting read. I have a vague memory of demolishing rubble walls but that was a long long time ago. I am intrigued by the usage of these "batts" you mention. Fixing insulation of any sort to the inside of an external wall is not such a good idea due to the build up of mould. But perhaps...
by Nickol
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

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by Nickol
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

Many thanks for the interesting details. I am quite jealous of the double garage - mine is quite narrow but I have recently put a workbenchand shelves at teh end so that I do not have to keep going up and down the steps to get tools and bits. If it works here is apic taken in high summer. I do not h...
by Nickol
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

What a lovely looking wall! The cold inner wall you describe is exactly the problem. It is probably too thin to be insulatory and often is a cementious material which is notoriously bad insulator. The 9", 22,5 cm wall is about the minimum to get away with but it has to be a material with high insula...
by Nickol
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine

Yes, on long journeys cruising at about 100 I get 5,9/6,0 litre per 100 which is very good, almost diesel proportions.
by Nickol
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: 3.9 diff with 1275 engine

I have a 3,9 in my standard 1098 Traveller - best thing I ever did for long distance travel. So your 1275 would eat it but it might eat the half shafts too.!
by Nickol
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would your dream garage look like?!
Replies: 48
Views: 2503

Re: What would your dream garage look like?!

unless it has changed in the past 30 odd years it used to be building regulations and planning approval, i.e in the latter case to fit in with guidlines. It meant in the south-east of England to usually have a brick face - easily made using cladding material. If the building ergs demanded a cavity w...