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The age of the combustion engine may be passing but I wouldn’t be too pessimistic about the future. There are plenty of examples of transport which are no longer mainstream but are kept because they are historically interesting and people enjoy them such as canals, steam railways, sailing boats, hor...
The loss of a part supplier is a concern but as for a reason could it be that sales are falling as many cars have been restored and fewer people are starting projects. As a car is restored to good condition, lives in a dry garage and gets only light use when the sun shines its need for parts must su...
- Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:25 am
- Forum: Electrical
- Topic: battery terminal cup connectors
- Replies: 31
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I’ve removed a heat shield for floor repairs. It is held on by four small bolts and I ground their heads off from inside the car without disturbing the asbestos. After the repairs I made a new metal cover and reused the asbestos piece. As I understand it the danger of asbestos is in the release of d...
The iPad somehow magically knows when the clocks have changed and I didn’t know this was any different, not being well versed in the arcane mysteries of the computer-machines. Of course if the club was properly aligned with Minor era technology we should have paper with pale mauve print, lovingly ha...
- Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:24 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Longevity of front tie bars
- Replies: 29
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Does he mean replace the bars or just the bushes? My Minors have all had old bars, probably original and I’ve never known one to break. I have seen one or two which had worn narrow where the front end had moved against the bracket but this shouldn’t happen with good bushes. Personally I would regard...
We can only hope not, I think it will mainly depend on the degree of disruption to trade and supplies. The choice seems to be between controlled borders, a backstop or remaining in the customs union. All of these have their objectors but I really don’t see another alternative.
- Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:53 pm
- Forum: Mechanical
- Topic: Setting ride height - any tips?
- Replies: 3
- Views: 329
This advice is coming a bit late in your case but if removing a torsion bar it is possible to move the arms at both ends inwards a little and remove the bar and arms without losing their positions on the splines. Or you can put on a dab of paint to mark the positions for reassembly.
- Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:22 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Original equipment
- Replies: 16
- Views: 848
I think there were variations over the years but there was a jack and a tool which combined wheelbrace, starting handle and jack spanner, and there was also a tool for removing hubcaps which may have been included. Jacking arrangements were different on the early cars. There was a supplementary tool...