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Messages - Nick W

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General Discussion Area / Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« on: Yesterday at 21:41:39 »
If we ever get round to leaving the EU we could have a trade deal with the US which abolishes import duties and tariffs.  ::)



I doubt any of us will live long enough to see it. Look what our government has accomplished over the last three years.......

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Omega General Help / Re: Starting issues
« on: Yesterday at 13:51:23 »
It's a knackered battery. Leaving them connected and discharged kills them very quickly. Get it drop tested, but that's just to confirm the fault.


Best thing you can do with the condition sensor is to stick a bit of tape over it - they're not helpful at all

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General Discussion Area / Re: Boris Row
« on: 23 June 2019, 22:37:30 »
I believe Penn, the scumbag neighbour, recorded the events standing on the internal upstairs access landing outside Boris's girlfriends flat.
I read about Penn and he amounts to a thoroughly odious ,unworthy and insignificant little nothing.


So why isn't he a candidate for Conservative leader?

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Omega General Help / Re: Spring Clean
« on: 23 June 2019, 17:53:08 »
As above  :y

But time better spent taking the plastic sills, plastic rear arch liners off, followed by lifting the front end and removing the wheels then bashing the front rails, sills and lower rear arch with a screwdriver to asses how much rot there is.

Thanks, but I don't really want to know as I am sure it may scare me! ::) ::) :P

All I know is that when the specialist body shop chap looked over the car 2 years ago when he did the front end rebuild he said all was very good, although the rear wheel arches are showing the usual signs of needing that chaps skills (1,000 it will cost me! :'( :'( ) ;)


Like this?



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Omega General Help / Re: Spring Clean
« on: 23 June 2019, 17:37:59 »
Question about using a wire brush on the brake pipes;  is there not a risk of puncturing them? ??? ???

Thanks ;)




If the brake pipes are bad enough that wire brushing makes them leak, then you're avoiding a disastrous failure.

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Omega General Help / Re: Spring Clean
« on: 23 June 2019, 17:21:27 »
Need some advice please.

Need to clean up the front springs and the brake pipes to remove the usual crud, then coat them with a protector.

What should I clean them with, then what is the best protector for the pipes please? :)


Jack the car, and jet wash the underside. That takes care of any crud, and is a good idea


Then get Superman to protect the pipes and springs.****






**** there is no point in worrying about covering brake pipes in any sort of gunge, let alone the road springs.

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 22 June 2019, 19:33:10 »
Bought another Omega. ::)

.. a nice 1960's Seamaster Automatic. :-*


Mine's manual. And OK, rather than nice.

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General Car Chat / Re: Overfilling your tank?!
« on: 22 June 2019, 17:45:02 »
It doesn't... So long as you don't contaminate the filter with petrol... Then you get worried you've buggered a car that's been back from the garage less than an hour!

I just hope it'll sort itself out, the petrol will evaporate, like I say...  :-\


You know that it's supposed to be a sealed system, that vents into the engine's intake(when that's running)?
It isn't like an old car where the tank vent was a length of fuel pipe that ran up the roof pillar, turned through 180degrees, back down the pillar and emptied onto the ground

Ta Nick, so if petrol has got into the canister - will it 'sort itself out' or does it need taking out and purging/blowing out, then?  :-\


How would it have got into the canister? They're usually right in the top of the tank, with somesort of valve that only allows them to work with the engine running. You'll have fuel gushing out of the filler neck and not have a problem with the evap system.


You would be far better worrying about the condition of the fuel filter.

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Omega General Help / Re: Pic of turret
« on: 22 June 2019, 17:17:43 »
Thought I would check the right hand turret next. This looks much worse. As I lean on the rear bumper the gap opens up.


That shows the limitations of the MOT tester not being allowed to dismantle things to inspect them properly.


It is however easily repairable, if you're prepared to spend a couple of hours doing it. The important bit is that the hole is in the right place, height and angle, all of which could be accomplished with a simple sheetmetal jig screwed in place. Then some simple fabrication and it's good. I would be very tempted to do that on a car that had just passed a test.

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General Car Chat / Re: Overfilling your tank?!
« on: 22 June 2019, 14:35:45 »
It doesn't... So long as you don't contaminate the filter with petrol... Then you get worried you've buggered a car that's been back from the garage less than an hour!

I just hope it'll sort itself out, the petrol will evaporate, like I say...  :-\


You know that it's supposed to be a sealed system, that vents into the engine's intake(when that's running)?
It isn't like an old car where the tank vent was a length of fuel pipe that ran up the roof pillar, turned through 180degrees, back down the pillar and emptied onto the ground

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General Car Chat / Re: Overfilling your tank?!
« on: 22 June 2019, 14:09:44 »
I must be the only person here who has no idea what a carbon canister is / does?!  ???


You're not.
But it really isn't important to how you use the car. Any car.

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Omega General Help / Re: Pic of turret
« on: 22 June 2019, 13:08:44 »
Don't worry Terry -- it would probably take the majority of us a bit longer than the quoted 30 minutes to this job properly! And I wouldn't advocate putting underseal over bare metal/ welded joints either - it should at least have done sort of seam sealer /  primer on first,  as it takes a lot of hammering from road water in that location. Unless you aren't bothered about a bodge.....


It depends what you want:


what I suggested is a typical MOT standard repair to get another couple of years out of the car. Underseal over clean shiny metal is plenty good enough for such a job. Hell, you could leave it as bare metal and it won't rust enough to be a problem. This is also the sort of job that's good for a beginner to start on.


A 'proper' repair would involve cutting all of the grot out, carefully shaping a panel, welding it in neatly and grinding that down, replacing whatever reinforcing was there originally and finishing off with whatever paint method you prefer.





What you see there is extensive repairs to the floor, inner and outer sills, lower door pillar, inner arch, chassis rail, the stiffener and a scratch made panel for the outer wing. That's two weekend's work and the only part I bought was the outer sill. Car was a 1962 Hillman Superminx

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Omega General Help / Re: Pic of turret
« on: 22 June 2019, 11:24:13 »
Good candidate for a 30 minute last longer than the rest of the car repair. Support the car, remove the shock and scrape the underseal from the repair area - 10 minutes. Grind all the rusty grot out - 5 minutes including taking the paint off the rest of the area to weld to. Make a patch 50% bigger than the damaged area and weld it in- 5 minutes. Cover both sides of the repair with brush on underseal - 1 minute. Refit the carpet - 30 seconds.


None of the job will be visible when finished, so there's no point in doubling the time to make an invisible repair.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Import duty from U.S. ?
« on: 22 June 2019, 09:38:14 »
Anything new with a deemed* value exceeding 15 (which can vary depending on what it is) is liable for an import duty (which again can vary depending on the goods)


*This is the value a customs official believes its worth, if checked, not what you paid, or what is on the export customs label.

Unless it says "Gift"  ;)


Then the official will ALWAYS charge you what he thinks it's worth. So you could easily pay tax for a 1000 item that only cost 200. HMRC's term for marking things as a gift to get around paying tax is fraud. As they make and administer the rules, you get to pay. Same applies to a vendor putting a lower price on the paperwork.

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Omega General Help / Re: Pic of turret
« on: 21 June 2019, 17:29:38 »
Any time spent now is a waste of time.

Did that shock dust cover get any mention on the MoT?


It's not that big an area to do a get you by for a couple of years repair. If you weld it yourself. As it's not a visible area, it doesn't need to look good

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