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by PoolGuy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Has Rob Thomasson gone from MMOC?

He’s “resigned” according to the magazine.
by PoolGuy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1318

Re: Euphemisms

Surely ‘smart motorway’ is an oxymoron rather than a euphemism? Like ‘army intelligence’ ?
by PoolGuy
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Block cleaning.
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Block cleaning.

Blast it and wash it, it’s what I’ve always done. As long as all the core plugs and oil gallery plugs etc are out it’s not a difficult job to make sure it’s spotless.

Eta: The oil pump priming plug had been removed and was put back so it didn’t get lost.
by PoolGuy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Crystals in waterways
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Crystals in waterways

mobylette wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:25 pm
What about rainwater?
There's a lot of contaminants in rainwater, I wouldn't use it. How much is 5 litres of distilled at Halford, £4?
by PoolGuy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Crystals in waterways
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Crystals in waterways

Distilled is better than deionised for cooling systems.
by PoolGuy
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1642

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

POMMReg wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Many millions of Chicken's needlessly slaughtered for our tables, don't think a hungry fox comparable
I don’t think food is ‘needless’ but I don’t have an issue with nature getting the better of man when it comes to keeping chickens.
by PoolGuy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Would Rivnuts work for you?
by PoolGuy
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Thanks MM
by PoolGuy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Crystals in waterways
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Crystals in waterways

It’s connected to the problem that we have with swimming pool water in this country. The various water companies add and remove various minerals etc from our tap water. Then water will try to ‘balance’ itself by pulling minerals from what’s left. It can manifest itself as deposits on pools walls or ...
by PoolGuy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Front wing/light thread type

ManyMinors wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:58 am
I don't think it matters too much what thread BMC used originally in production as the wing pictured is a modern Taiwanese copy. Your guess is as good as mine as to what thread they use :wink: ......
Did the original (genuine) part have captive threads fitted to fix the headlight bowl?
by PoolGuy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Fish carb/manifold and Oselli head
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Fish carb/manifold and Oselli head

Don’t judge Oselli by their current work. Before they went all upmarket they were one of the best A series tuners in the country. You can see the quality of the work on that head and with that carb/manifold the price is pretty reasonable. To compare it with a local company sticking some hardened val...
by PoolGuy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Thanks Matt, as I thought.
by PoolGuy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Calm down Phil, it’s ok to be mistaken. Hopefully the op will come back to clear things up. Until then we’re all guessing.
by PoolGuy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Front wing/light thread type

Surely it has to be the headlight mounting as the OP mentions the screw thread in a captive nut. It is only the headlights that have a captive nut isn't it. That was my thought, I think Phil is getting confused by mentioning the wing fixing which the op doesn’t mention. Only lights to wing fixings ...
by PoolGuy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Front wing/light thread type

philthehill wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:58 pm
No mention of head lamp bowls in the OP
I know, I just assumed that he meant headlights as he said front lights.
Matt531 wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:27 pm
Just to clarify it is the lights to wing thread which I was querying.
Which lights?
by PoolGuy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Front wing/light thread type
Replies: 30
Views: 723

Re: Front wing/light thread type

We all seem to think that he's asking a different question. I thought he wanted the thread for the bolts that hold the headlight bowls? He didn't mention the wing fixings?
Matt531 wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:04 pm
which hold the front lights on?
by PoolGuy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Engine Balancing

I’ve got that drawing Phil, my machining chap has recommended not taking off as much as he would for a saloon, as it could have an adverse affect pulling away fully laden.
by PoolGuy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Engine Balancing

7kg is standard, but either way it’s a worthwhile reduction. Thanks.
by PoolGuy
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Engine Balancing
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Engine Balancing

Rusty Bucket, do you know how much weight was taken out of the flywheel?
by PoolGuy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1275, Backplates and gearboxes
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: 1275, Backplates and gearboxes

Chipper wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:30 pm
A standard MG Metro (with HIF 44) used a BDL or BFY needle.
But he doesn’t have a standard MG Metro engine...