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by palacebear
Mon May 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch returned
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Clutch returned

Many issues recently with Borg & Beck clutches. Once a respected make, they're now made cheaply overseas on behalf of Borg & Beck and aren't of the best quality.

Good that you've not fitted it. If you had you'd probably have been changing it again within 2000 miles or less!
by palacebear
Wed May 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Another van.
Replies: 83
Views: 11128

Re: Another van.

Loving the look of the Marina, even in Russet Brown! Currently looking for a Mk.3 as a daily driver... preferably a 1700HL Auto... harder to find than a unicorn! 🙄
by palacebear
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: anchor point
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: anchor point

Don't laugh at me... looking at the OPs picture, isn't it the fixing for the rear ashtray, which was attached to the transmission tunnel somewhere in that vicinity?
by palacebear
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Breakers of Bread (Short period drama) - Car needed
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Breakers of Bread (Short period drama) - Car needed

Might be worth contacting the London Vintage Taxi Association.

www.lvta.co.uk (also on Facebook). They can probably help locate a period-correct Austin FX3 or Beardmore taxi.
by palacebear
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18850
Views: 802240

Re: Word Association

Candelabra
by palacebear
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many A-series cars have you owned?
Replies: 21
Views: 1085

Re: How many A-series cars have you owned?

Mk1 Mini 850cc - 1966 (Super DeLuxe... oooh!) Marina 1275cc - 1972 4-door Marina 1275cc - 1972 Coupe Marina 1275cc - 1977 Estate Allegro 1275cc - 1974 4-door Minor 1098cc - 1971 Traveller Minor 803cc - 1956 4-door (now 948cc and my current A-Series car) . Don't move on to B-Series cars or I'll be he...
by palacebear
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: MM carpet colour
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: MM carpet colour

I **think** you'd have to source Maroon as a special order from somewhere. Nobody seems to supply pre-made carpet sets in Maroon. Here in the UK my Series 2 saloon has a maroon interior. The carpets, renewed a long time ago as part of a very careful restoration, are definitely red (Cherokee red). I'...
by palacebear
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Fuel spill
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: Fuel spill

I never fill mine up. I wait until the (undamped) gauge is flapping near the empty mark then put in 3 gallons (13.65 litres) unless I'm making a long journey (unlikely). Even then, it's a slow business if I want to avoid blow-back and spills. I can get £40 of fuel into my modern within the same leng...
by palacebear
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Word Association
Replies: 18850
Views: 802240

Re: Word Association

Thief
by palacebear
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust raspberries
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: Exhaust raspberries

Marina TC, now they sound nice! Alan Years ago I had a standard very early 1275 Marina. The exhaust kept parting company with the manifold flange under 'enthusiastic' driving. After the third such incident I added an additional support bracket attached to the bell-housing. Never had it come adrift ...
by palacebear
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Anyone know what these two switches are for?
Replies: 9
Views: 641

Re: Anyone know what these two switches are for?

As an aside to your question. The white socket which is obsolete, may be of value to someone who has a period accessory (clip-on parking lamp, map-reading lamp etc). Don't throw it away; somebody may want it! 😊
by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Correct washer pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Correct washer pump?

Just checked that myself... you are of course correct! Didn't know that. Pictures (page 64) aren't much help either. One shows a 1959 car with apparently no screenwash control. Other is a 1957 with after-market Tudor unit fitted. I'd be reluctant to drill a hole in the dash to fit the knob though. M...
by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Currently drinking.....
Replies: 85
Views: 3834

Re: Currently drinking.....

At home: Lazy Sunday coffee by Taylor's of Harrogate, or Earl Grey tea. The occasional gin (Bombay Sapphire) with tonic or cheap sparkling plonk. Out: Hazlenut latte (Costa Coffee) or Caramel Macchiato (Coffee #1). Pub: Carling or equivalent mass-produced lager. Peroni in huge quantities if I have n...
by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Correct washer pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Correct washer pump?

No correct type for a '63 if it's got the earlier type pull switches and pull starter. On these, washers were still a dealer or retro-fit accessory, such as the ones you name. If the later type with key-start, toggle switches and washer knob next to the wiper switch, then Wingard was the first (of s...
by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2105
Views: 308692

Re: Spotted today.

Spotted yesterday afternoon.
B & Q car park, Kidderminster.
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by palacebear
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Light Bulb.
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: Light Bulb.

3 watts extra won't hurt. In the past I've frequently used 60 watt tungsten bulbs in table-lamps where the fabric shades are rated at 40 watt maximum. Never had a problem. I'm in the process of changing all the bulbs in the house to LED at present. Dimmable LEDs are proving a bit problematic. It's a...
by palacebear
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minor Identification Booklet
Replies: 45
Views: 3210

Re: Minor Identification Booklet

Chris. Regarding 2nd hand laptop. One piece of advice from me: Unless buying from someone you trust, always go for a refurbished. 2nd hand (non-refurbished) may have been used to download all kinds of nasty stuff, which may still be hidden in the cache.
by palacebear
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problems viewing old threads
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Problems viewing old threads

Maybe because it's a very old thread with pics that were posted to one of the previous versions of the forum...? Just a thought!
by palacebear
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Bullitt Scene - Minor Spot?

Its cited on IMCDB as a 1951 MM Tourer.
Here's a screenshot which I posted to a Minor group on Facebook a month or so ago.
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by palacebear
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: It's the rules,mate.
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: It's the rules,mate.

Definitely special training. Borrowed a mate's Transit van (short wheelbase, low roof, solid panelled sides and solid panelled rear doors) to take a kingsize mattress to the council recycling place. Wasn't allowed in because the single 'van bay' wasn't big enough to park in. To be fair, the Japanese...