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by geoberni
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 4366

Re: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring

Now having the part from CW, how is the teardrop fixed to the rod? Thanks Good question! My car has a Teardrop at each end of the spring and they're both just under tension of the spring pulling the Teardrops at an angle on the rod 26, which I'm sure isn't right anyhow!! Not forgetting its only to ...
by geoberni
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 4366

Re: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring

firedrake1942 wrote:Maybe it was a 'Friday Car' and it was simply forgotten!
Good point!
by geoberni
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Password Security Tip
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Password Security Tip

On a related security issue many of us face these days, here's a suggestion for those hard to remember PIN numbers. If you've got several cards in your wallet/purse/pocket or wherever, and you probably favour 1 or 2 of them most of the time, how do you remember those infrequently used ones (assuming...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 4366

Re: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring

The mushroom buffers at the front are still a mystery tho. Where did they come from? It looks like they fit into the pyramids. There's only one on the Passenger side, but yes, it fits nicely. :-? I had a good look this evening with a torch held at all sorts of angles, and I can't see any sign of a ...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 4366

Re: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring

Cheers palacebear. Reading the details on the Moss listing, the screw is only a No8 self tapper, so mine were probably removed when they did the respray and the holes are filled with paint so they never went back on. If only I hadn't refitted my glovebox liners a few weeks back, I'd take a look from...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: DR3A Wiper Motor Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: DR3A Wiper Motor Problem

Could be play in the bearings, which I assume are just phosphor bronze bushes, or misalignment of the rotor/stator in relation to each other.

Or, the alignment of the brushes, it depends on the type of noise; if it's a chattering, it could be one or both brushes bouncing as they run around the Comm.
by geoberni
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring
Replies: 39
Views: 4366

Re: Bonnet Release Anti -Rattle Spring

Not that I wish to hijack this topic about release bar components, but I have a question about the Round Buffer #36. According to the CW website, they were fitted from '51, but my '55 doesn't have them, nor does it have any holes around that location. 20171107_181224A.jpg Can anyone confirm that are...
by geoberni
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: DR3A Wiper Motor Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: DR3A Wiper Motor Problem

Hi I don't think it will be an earth, since that should just make it run slow or not at all. Before you took it apart, could you turn it by hand easily enough? Was it clunky as it rotated? What's the depth of the insulation like on the Commutator? Is there carbon dust filling the gaps? Those brushed...
by geoberni
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: Anti freeze

My Local Authority state on their website that they do not accept any chemicals at their Recycling Centres, all chemicals must be taken to their Chemical Waste Contractor's site, having first obtained a Waste Transfer Permit. Then you discover further down the page that Accepted household chemicals ...
by geoberni
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Jolting - where to start?
Replies: 15
Views: 2280

Re: Jolting - where to start?

Must admit my thoughts were same as Palacebear. Check wheel nuts. I had something similar on a car many years ago, but it was the nearside front so showed itself on cornering.
by geoberni
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: Anti freeze

I would advise not to put antifreeze however diluted down a sewerage system that is connected to a septic tank as that will destroy the bacteria present in the tank and which breaks down the solids in the normal course of use. Very true :) The relative size of the tank is quite small compared to th...
by geoberni
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti freeze
Replies: 17
Views: 2421

Re: Anti freeze

Well here's the thing. If you talk to your Local Authority, you will get a wide range of answers and generally a complete display of ignorance; therefore the real answer is difficult to obtain. The problem being that they will be referencing documents relating to 100% strength product in huge quanti...
by geoberni
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine block drain tap/passage
Replies: 16
Views: 3221

Re: Engine block drain tap/passage

Did you get this sorted? Did you use the Citric Acid? I've just tried to drain my system down as I need to change a leaking Core Plug, found the same blockage you had. Eventually managed to clear mine by using about 6" of wire coat-hanger fitted in the end of a 'Dremel' type of Multitool on a flexib...
by geoberni
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Password Security Tip
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Password Security Tip

Little tip for a secure yet variable password for websites, use a combination that is easy to concoct yet difficult to guess. So have a core element such as 2 Car Reg Numbers e.g. ABC123+XYZ123A that you can use for everything, but then suffix and/or prefix it with something relevant to the individu...
by geoberni
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your first car?
Replies: 83
Views: 11794

Re: What was your first car?

why can we always remember our first reg number? Well I guess that depends on how memorable it was. My first car I had for around 2 years, but all I recall is it was a 1969 G reg, whereas 2nd car was a brand new tax free forces export and I remember both it's numbers, the UK one and the Forces one ...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Cant enter the members area
Replies: 34
Views: 6911

Re: Cant enter the members area

Didn't The Goons once have use of a steam-powered portable guillotine, capable of being transported anywhere in the world and comissioned within thirty seconds? If they didn't, then they should've done; although such a device could just as easily have been something from the minds of those behind '...
by geoberni
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Minor for a neighbour!
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: A Minor for a neighbour!

A true 'garage find' then... :lol:

Not exactly a momentous comment for my 100th post, but what the heck :wink:
by geoberni
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Problems with the Messageboard
Topic: Cant enter the members area
Replies: 34
Views: 6911

Re: Cant enter the members area

palacebear wrote:...but we have plenty of opportunities to use 'rolling eyes' :roll:
I just wish we had the Clap Hands one.... :wink:
by geoberni
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dizzy Points
Replies: 20
Views: 2670

Re: Dizzy Points

myoldjalopy wrote:..... tracing faults and problems, using a 'symptom and diagnosis' approach.
A very good mindset to use.
by geoberni
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 2 door VAE 306H
Replies: 323
Views: 81893

Re: 2 door VAE 306H

It's something I made, the door trim was already torn so we needed something to cover the area, this is what I came up with. In an ideal world we would have bought all new trim but funds don't allow for this, all these items can easily be replaced at a later date if required. It's a nice little tou...