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by olderisbetter
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TV advertising
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: TV advertising

I think the one advert that has burned into my mind is... Do the shake and vac :roll:
by olderisbetter
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: TV advertising
Replies: 15
Views: 2127

Re: TV advertising

Modern adverts are all about guilt trips and naking people feel they need to get into more debt than the neighbours, I use Tivo to cut all the adverts out and it seems there are more adverts per hour than before, But remember the classics.. Don Amott king of caravans and West midlands safari park th...
by olderisbetter
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 17590

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

@Palacebear, I love to listen in to the Ham radio locals, You get some very interesting chat going on, You can buy some very cheap walkie talkies to listen in with now, I think i got hooked after watching Tony Hancock as a child.
by olderisbetter
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 17590

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

Sometimes hobbies can make your loved ones a little annoyed my friend had an uncle that was into anything with Villiers engines and would often use the baths as a parts washing area, I wish i had some of those engines he owened, He used to carry a WW2 folding villiers motor bike in his boot incase h...
by olderisbetter
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948 minor vs 948 Healy sprite engine
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: 948 minor vs 948 Healy sprite engine

Thanks Liammonty, That is what i am after low down power not something i have to wind up to get moving, At the end of the day i want to be able to go up hills without crawling.
by olderisbetter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948 minor vs 948 Healy sprite engine
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: 948 minor vs 948 Healy sprite engine

Thanks Phil as ever usefull advice from experience, I think the 2A948 cam might be a big price but i am sure i will find a copy type one and both the sprite and morris engines are goldseal units so the engine numbers do not tell me much, Thanks MikeNash very usefull links there I am just starting to...
by olderisbetter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 948 minor vs 948 Healy sprite engine
Replies: 5
Views: 864

948 minor vs 948 Healy sprite engine

My 58 traveller 948cc engine needs work so i have got a spare engine to put in while i do work as not to take it off the road, The spare is from a 948 healey sprite is there anything obvious that will block me doing this easy? I intend to rebuild the old 948 with a later head like the 202 and 1098 c...
by olderisbetter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 17590

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

@ian.mcdougall, That is a fantastic piece of work and a great way to raise money for a worthy cause.
by olderisbetter
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Period radio speaker
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Period radio speaker

My car has a single Philips speaker in a platic box with a grill, It was a nice looking casing but the internal speaker was rusty and dead, I just put an old speaker from a surround sound set up in i had ready for the bin, The sound was way better than i expected, Since then i have made a few for VW...
by olderisbetter
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: New member Introduction

Welcome John, It is a very friendly site with a mass of knowledge, I think "roadworthy" is a term that is very flexible a bit like some of my cars....Congrats on keeping your first car the fur look was big back in the day at car shows, I still have my furry dice in a box up the loft :oops:
by olderisbetter
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Black Series 2 - PKR589
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Black Series 2 - PKR589

If you have time try 192.com If they have an unusual name you might be lucky, Or sometimes two names at the same address can help, I am not a stalker i just used to do a stalky job. 192.com is the online version of what was the UKinfo cd that had most of the UK register of voters.
by olderisbetter
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: More skip finds
Replies: 2
Views: 790

More skip finds

Another few tools saved from the skip, The people throwing them away were very happy to see them saved, They were in the house in a bag when they moved in... :roll:
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by olderisbetter
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Boot hinge indentification
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Boot hinge indentification

Going through some parts today i found this hinge, It does not look like my car boot hinge, It has TRUNK RH 14g2433 on it, Any ideas?
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by olderisbetter
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Motivair Compressor
Replies: 19
Views: 3688

Re: Motivair Compressor

Forgot i had this at the back of my garage, It used to be for a dentist, It runs very quiet but not that powerful, I needed a big compressor so i got this 3hp 14 cfm modern one for £280 it works fine but looks and feels flimsy.. https://puu.sh/wFBsB/5816cd1310.jpg https://puu.sh/wFBvo/05f240538e.jpg
by olderisbetter
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dog pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 2921

Re: Dog pictures

Hot weather and a lazy day with shades on
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by olderisbetter
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring loom tape
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Wiring loom tape

My 58 traveller loom has the original loom but the cloth tubing has fallen appart and looks a real pain to replace, I don't want to use pvc tape as it looks a bit messy and cheap, any ideas on something that looks better ?
by olderisbetter
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dealing with loss
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Dealing with loss

Thanks all for the kind words, I have good memories and did my best for her so appart from the feeling of loss i can sleep soundly.
by olderisbetter
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dealing with loss
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Re: Dealing with loss

Thank you irmscher, It is a sad time but we used humour and being close at home which made her very safe and happy, She was content and comfortable it has made dealing with the loss alot easier for us.
by olderisbetter
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Dealing with loss
Replies: 20
Views: 2973

Dealing with loss

Sadly early Monday my mom passed away aged 85, She has always been my biggest fan no matter how crazy my ideas have been, She loved the cars and going to a few shows and made me promise to work less and play more, Moms never stop being moms.
by olderisbetter
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Our other hobbies and passions
Replies: 114
Views: 17590

Re: Our other hobbies and passions

Scrabble is far from tedious, I have friends who have expanded the board and added bags of tiles to create longer games, I know a few people who have used scrabble word values to create number codes for enigma games, It is all good for the brain.