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by pfgiz
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Printer question.
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Printer question.

Why don't you print labels, which can be fed through the laser, then stick them to the envelopes?

Just an idea.
by pfgiz
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spotted today.
Replies: 2158
Views: 334661

Re: Spotted today.

Was followed from Shrewsbury to Ellesmere by a nice grey, probably Clarendon, saloon. It was an early 1000, clap hand wipers and small sidelights. Kept up with the Spitfire nicely, even around the tight corners. I waved when I saw it then realised that after 4 days of driving the traveler around Sco...
by pfgiz
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tappit Clatter....
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: Tappit Clatter....

bmcecosse wrote:Seriously - 4 thou difference in the gap won't make the engine 'not turn over'! :roll:
Which leads me to disbelieve my feeler gauges... I hear what your saying....

Also, I've checked the flow of oil and it's getting to each rocker...
by pfgiz
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tappit Clatter....
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: Tappit Clatter....

Thanks for everything, setting them to 7Thou this morning, when very cold, removed the clatter. Interestingly when warmed up the gaps are 10Thou, as recommended for that engine.... The timing has been set using a strobe and the engine runs very well normally just with an annoying clatter. Just didn'...
by pfgiz
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tappit Clatter....
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: Tappit Clatter....

What I mean is the starter was very lumpy and didn't want to turn the engine over, like the whole thing was preasureised an no valves were opening. I have mentioned that this is for the Spitfire, just tapping the 'general engine' knowledge on this forum as it greatly out strips any other I know of, ...
by pfgiz
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tappit Clatter....
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: Tappit Clatter....

Thanks for all the comments, I've been buzy fitting new suspention to the Spit so have lived with the clatter but now have an update... As I'd never used the 'bit of timber' technique, although I've seen my Dad use it on more that one occation, I went for the 'slightly larger, slightly smaller gap' ...
by pfgiz
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Tappit Clatter....
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Tappit Clatter....

not overly the correct place for this as the car in question is my Spitfire but I need to tap into the wealth of knowledge regarding general engines that resides on this forum... So here we go..... I have a tappit clatter, it's not there for the first 20 or so seconds but once it starts it doesn't g...
by pfgiz
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did this get an mot!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: How did this get an mot!!

That's a shame if the valuation was more realistic I may have been swayed to add another F reg PUD to the fold. Looks like this one was registered about 300 cars after mine......
by pfgiz
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: pale ivory car colour from 1958?
Replies: 7
Views: 3577

Re: pale ivory car colour from 1958?

Hi, The paint I used was mixed at a UK Unipart parts garage and the colour code is YL1. As Unipart hold the codes for most cars they just mixed it up for me, it's a celilose base that can be brushed on when thinned out correctly. Not sure where I'd go now, as that was 7 years ago, but it does need a...
by pfgiz
Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet speed
Replies: 29
Views: 2378

Re: Internet speed

Glad all is well again. Just a foot note, the guys who make CClean also do a disc de-fragmenter and a file recovery tool, both of which are great and free for home use.

PC's are a bit like cars really, a little 'preventative maintainence' with the right tools makes all the difference....
by pfgiz
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Internet speed
Replies: 29
Views: 2378

Re: Internet speed

Roy,

This site is the one I always use, http://www.mybroadbandspeed.co.uk/

Hope that helps.
by pfgiz
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: pale ivory car colour from 1958?
Replies: 7
Views: 3577

Re: pale ivory car colour from 1958?

Hi Linda,

My saloon is Pale Ivory, here is a picture of it soon after it's last re-spray. Hope it helps....

Image

Cheers
Peter
by pfgiz
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: mg midget engine 1500 swap ??
Replies: 92
Views: 18958

Re: mg midget engine 1500 swap ??

Hi Neil, The 1500 and 1300 Triumph engines are pratically identicle in physical size, a little like the good old A series, so either will fit with a bit of jiggery pokery.. What you'll end up with is something looking like the car in this article, http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32397&p=...
by pfgiz
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: mg midget engine 1500 swap ??
Replies: 92
Views: 18958

Re: mg midget engine 1500 swap ??

Hi Neil, The 1500 and 1300 Triumph engines are pratically identicle in physical size, a little like the good old A series, so either will fit with a bit of jiggery pokery.. What you'll end up with is something looking like the car in this article, http://www.mmoc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32397&p=3...
by pfgiz
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Flushing the fuel system
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Flushing the fuel system

I was refering to the pipe between the tank and pump and not the pick up pipe within the tank. I found a swill arround was enough to remove any build up within the tank. I've also heard that swilling it around with red-oxide mixed with petrol coats the inside of the tank to prevent rusting. Mine was...
by pfgiz
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Flushing the fuel system
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Flushing the fuel system

When I had issues I ended up changing the feed pipe while I cleaned the tank. It's less than £20 and worth every penny for the piece of mind, not had any fuel related problems since......
by pfgiz
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Chassis leg replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 2884

Re: Chassis leg replacement

Good news....

Do you have any pictures????
by pfgiz
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Pick up Restoration (Part 2)
Replies: 1497
Views: 176744

Re: pickup restoration project

fantastic progress......

Your updates always make me smile.... When are you tesing the engine????
by pfgiz
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Chassis leg replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 2884

Re: Chassis leg replacement

Mine went fine, using the half leg shown which had already had the re-enforcement piece in it and the tipping frame. I removed my engine to reduce the stresses on the leg to be removed but did have the gearbox still attached. I did replace the passenger side half leg, which is easier than the driver...
by pfgiz
Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Three word story FORUM GAME
Replies: 4537
Views: 278518

Re: Three word story FORUM GAME

garage in business