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Messages - Shackeng

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Thanks.  It is a saloon.  I'll have a look at the 0V (earth) connections and let you know the results.

Let us know as I have the same on my '51 3.2 saloon. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Roadside repairs
« on: Yesterday at 17:05:56 »
You gotta love OOF thread drift. :y :y :y

General Car Chat / Roadside repairs
« on: 09 December 2018, 11:24:47 »
I was musing on how much easier it was in my early days of motoring. A friend returning from leave in a pre-war Austin 10 or similar, threw a big end. He pulled into a lay by, drained and dropped the sump, fitted a set of big-ends, and still got back to camp without sanction. While cars are of course mechanically much more reliable these days, the sort of problems we encounter causing breakdown are exponentially more difficult to fix without suitable spares and equipment. :(

It was much easier, back in the day, to rivet new linings to old brake shoes -not! :-X

General Car Chat / Re: Fords new "people carrier"
« on: 06 December 2018, 17:34:45 »
My first born child was brought home from hospital in a 100E which was of course the follow on from the "sit up and beg" Pop.

My stepfather, who owned a large motor dealers, including heavy transport, drove a 100E Anglia, with overdrive on top gear (3rd?) for at least 10 years. He ran this after my mother took the side off his  - 1st in the UK - Austin Atlantic (A90) convertible, which was a beautiful car, cream with red leather. Everything electrically operated, most of which failed within 6 months! It had the first push button radio I had seen. :D

General Car Chat / Re: Fords new "people carrier"
« on: 05 December 2018, 22:28:14 »
I did get 9 in a '55 Ford Pop once, had to open the inside doors as a counter balance on corners to prevent rolling it.:-X

I'm amazed they were made until 1962.

They look like a car from the thirties.

They were basically the same shape as the 39-4? Anglia. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Fords new "people carrier"
« on: 05 December 2018, 18:40:21 »
I did get 9 in a '55 Ford Pop once, had to open the inside doors as a counter balance on corners to prevent rolling it.:-X

Test Zone / Re: blah
« on: 03 December 2018, 19:24:49 »
Agreed :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Plucky ladies
« on: 02 December 2018, 18:57:40 »
Some of these Arab nations are in the dark ages as far as womens rights are concerned.

That modern eh? :-\ :y

General Discussion Area / Re: End of an Era
« on: 01 December 2018, 22:05:50 »
Thanks for your help Andy, and good luck with the new venture. :y :y :y

General Car Chat / Gixer
« on: 21 November 2018, 19:53:15 »
Any news on his V8 project?

General Car Chat / Re: This has hurt me psychologically 😢
« on: 18 November 2018, 01:15:15 »
I don't understand the mentality of those that shod their cars with ditch finders. My first motorbike was fitted with original japanese 'super wet grip' tyres, designed for performance with a square section rear tyre. :o :o :o The first thing I did was replace them with Dunlop TT100s that completely transformed the limited handling. Replacing that with a wideline featherbed framed Triton showed me what handling was really about. :y :y :y
After a Black Shadow the Triton was my dream bike. Lucky you :y :y :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 November 2018, 19:23:12 »
Had 4 Rainsport 3's fitted to the Mundano, and alignment done. Feels much better, as some adjustment was required. :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 09 November 2018, 13:55:00 »
Retrieved Tech2 from that Gixer fella ;D

How's the V8 project coming?

General Discussion Area / Re: Any flooring experts?
« on: 07 November 2018, 20:03:20 »
Are these ceramic or rubberised type tiles?
If the former they are messy and time consuming to remove, and require a hammer drill with chisel attachment, and cause dust everywhere. If rubberised, they are easy to remove, but the sticky adhesive residue removal is also time consuming. If they don't cover the whole area, a cheat would be to use floor leveller*, hardboard or plywood to make up the untiled area, and carpet over the lot. In both cases I would level the floor to the existing tile level, and carpet over it. For many years, my hall and living room was carpeted over the existing rubberised tiles, with hardboard over an area in a small extension to level it, and it now has wood flooring laid over the same tiles.
I have done all of the above!
* There are some excellent floor levelling compounds available. I can't remember the last one I used, but it  mixed up and laid very easily, and gave a perfect finish. :y

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