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by olderisbetter
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 19913

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

Phil, I find steam power to be amazing in trains or traction engines, Just down the road from me is a steam water pumping station that was restored about 10 years ago, Sadly i think it has since closed but i usd to love seeing it running and the size of it was stunning. https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by olderisbetter
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sleeping in the hot weather
Replies: 12
Views: 2145

Re: Sleeping in the hot weather

I have two fans one is in the open window blowing the hot air out and the other is in another window pulling in the cool night air, basically just a cross draft.
by olderisbetter
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ginger bush
Replies: 172
Views: 25683

Re: Ginger bush

I think planting them near a double entendre shrub can create a few problems :o
by olderisbetter
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 19913

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

I think i could get into stained glass, I have made a few light boxes from old stained glass windows when new plastic windows have been fitted, It is normally the small openers at the top and i build a frame round with a light behind but i use the plastic layers out of an old flat screen TV to make ...
by olderisbetter
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 19913

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

@burnham28 that stained glass looks great, did you make it?, The vehicles are all great looks too, I did look into family history and found 1 or 2 "characters" :o , I collect a few choice diecast cars but sold my childhood cars to a guy who wanted all his collection back, i mainly had the matchbox f...
by olderisbetter
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Motivair Compressor
Replies: 19
Views: 4247

Re: Motivair Compressor

Well it is making all the right noises and compared to my small compressor it is very quiet, For what you have spent it is a very usefull set up.
by olderisbetter
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 19913

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

The tone you refer to is what i like, At 51 i was not able to catch Round the horne live, But i love 'Just A Minute' and 'I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue' and 'Round the horne' I have them on digital format and i use an old guitar amp in my cabin to get a deeper sound, The back light sounds good for ...
by olderisbetter
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 19913

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

Palacebear, Stunning bakelite display and the clock looks good with the period power outlet, I was given an old Bush radio years ago with no valves and parts missing inside so last year i converted it after a clean up into a bluetooth speaker and it lives on a shelf in my friends mancave, It just pl...
by olderisbetter
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 19913

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

Well as i suspected i am not the only one that has more than a few things going on, Some great pictures and skills already in here, Engines on a stand all clean and defined look like works of art and i am sure if a gallery was to put a few on display people would see it, Much better than an "unmade ...
by olderisbetter
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 19913

Our other hobbies and passions

The forums seem a bit quiet maybe it is all the other parts of life taking people off here, Does anyone else have other cars rather than just MM they are into or maybe even a hobby that is a big part of your life? I have a beetle and mini that are long term slow projects, If you have something diffe...
by olderisbetter
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Favourite Roads, Trips, Car Holidays etc
Replies: 22
Views: 3968

Re: Your Favourite Roads, Trips, Car Holidays etc

I have always loved going over the horseshoe pass A542 Llangollen, The views winter to summer and night to day were always great, Never done it in my minor but i think a good clutch and a service may be needed. I used to drive over it about 35 years ago when i passed my test in my beetle, The Ponder...
by olderisbetter
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Motivair Compressor
Replies: 19
Views: 4247

Re: Motivair Compressor

I have a Broomwade AC10 and AC25 pump bodies in storage that i intend to make into compressors, The AC25 is a bit big on single phase but i want to use a 4HP motor and gear it to run around 450 rpm it should make decent CfM and be quiet, The modern compair i have use of now is 2.2KW and it is deafen...
by olderisbetter
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPO Tool kit roll
Replies: 1
Views: 619

GPO Tool kit roll

I have a tool kit in a leather roll and a brass dust blower, Is this the sort of thing carried in a green morris GPO van? All the tools have a war department arrow and have a "GPO" stamp, There is a date on one tool in the picture that looks like 1955 with a staffordshire knot. https://puu.sh/wmCF1/...
by olderisbetter
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Motivair Compressor
Replies: 19
Views: 4247

Re: Motivair Compressor

I used to work on these type of compressors when they have been looked after they just go on and on, For the price you paid it is a great bargain, The old Motivair CompAir or Broomwade has a good following from collectors, As Phil has said check out the tank, They tend to be way thicker than modern ...
by olderisbetter
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cup holder for traveller
Replies: 15
Views: 3205

Re: Cup holder for traveller

After a near miss with a cheap travel mug spilled into my lap i now use a nice one made by CAMELBAK, The big advantage is that the cup can be put down and not leak, At around £25 they are not cheap but it is like a flask aswell so it keeps your drink warm on a long run. http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/c...
by olderisbetter
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: **Vinyl on MDF** - **CLOSED**
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: **Vinyl on MDF**

I use screwfix for spray glue it works fine for carpet tiles and vinyl, £3.99 for 500ml or if you buy more than 3 it is £3.79, I have made a few items from MDF for auto use it does tend to absorb moisture so i seal it with a cheap varnish or i use the green moisture resistant type. http://www.screwf...
by olderisbetter
Fri May 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Retro phones
Replies: 8
Views: 1856

Re: Retro phones

I have a collection of old phones until recently i used my Nokia 7110 "matrix" phone, When i fot it new i was amazed and thought that phones would never get much better than that :oops:
by olderisbetter
Mon May 22, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic car meeting near Kidderminster
Replies: 18
Views: 5270

Re: Classic car meeting near Kidderminster

Thanks that might work for me.
by olderisbetter
Mon May 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Classic car meeting near Kidderminster
Replies: 18
Views: 5270

Re: Classic car meeting near Kidderminster

What time does this meet go on till ?
by olderisbetter
Sun May 21, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dog pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 3289

Re: Dog pictures

Rescue dogs make great friends and giving them a new home is such a good thing, My girl loves her walks but prefers to get off the lead and explore the woods and it keeps me fit.. :lol: