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  1. Phil Hayden

    Joke

    A 'Dominic Cummings' is now a golfing term. It's a really long drive, that goes way out of bounds, but with no penalty.
    2 points
  2. Yep, had to let off a lot of cable at handbrake end 🤨. The rear cables seem to have a lot of natural bend in them so need quite a bit of gentle tension to take out the slack. I may have to take up the handbrake a little since it does virtually nothing till at least half-way now, but at least I understand how it works at last. The 'thing' under the middle of the car looks about at the right angle too. There was so much thick solidified black grease on the handbrake mechanisms I couldn't even see any clevis pins or fasteners until I washed it all off! What would probably take an expert a hour has taken me all day, but it is very rewarding to have it back together again looking shiny, and lots learnt. Thanks again everyone for your advice, would have really struggled without it.
    1 point
  3. haggis

    Mis-fire when hot.

    Thanks Pete, Bfg & Daver, I have looked at coil cooling and devised something (photo to come) to prevent it becoming a heat sink for the engine, it’s right behind the alternator which limits the cold air in that area, which no doubt doesn’t help. In regard to mixture, I have just rebuilt the carbs and adjusted mixture using a series of Colortunes and it appears to be spot on, I even tweaked it slightly in favour of richer mixture too but haven’t checked it again since. I‘ve read a few more articles and the original fan is looking like my best option, but I think I’ll put a new coil on it somewhere away from the engine as well. hopefully 🤞, it will be as simple as that. 🤣 thanks hag
    1 point
  4. Kiajon

    No spark

    Cheers for the service advice. The whole gear change seems alot smoother since I changed the gearbox oil. The old stuff looked grim and smelt horrible. Then again it had sat doing nothing for 15 years! I'd look grim and smell terrible if I'd sat doing nothing for 15 years. 8 weeks lock down has taken its toll!
    1 point
  5. Kiajon

    Getting greased up

    Thanks for all your advice. I'm waiting on on a grease gun off fleabay. Everything else suitably lubricated! Now I think I might get likewise!🤪
    1 point
  6. Hi Pete It is now about 8 months since you were kind enough to give me advice on my gearbox. I am sorry I dropped out of the conversation without warning. I had quite simple run out of the time I had allotted to do any work on my Herald last Summer, so I thought I would just fill you in. In the autumn I did manage to find time to get the gearbox off yet again and take it to a mechanic I know who diagnosed broken selector forks. He managed to get hold of a replacement top unit and replaced them. I just had time to get the box back in the car before the weather became too cold and wet to any more with the car before laying it up for the winter. I have done a few short journeys and the gears are now selecting much better than ever before. Many thanks for your help last summer. Hope you are staying well and sane in these strange times Best wishes Michael
    1 point
  7. poppyman

    Joke

    1 point
  8. Hello Neil This is what I used on a dashboard and steering wheel you can put on lots of coats fine sanding between coats and finish with the burnishing cream and you get a high gloss finish or semi gloss what ever you want and being 2 pack it is very hard wearing. I think I used 2000 grade as last flatting paper https://www.rustins.ltd/rustins/our-products/indoor/plastic-coating-hardener-gloss Roger
    1 point
  9. I'd heard about gun oil but I think I'll go the varnish route Clive suggests - I can always sand it off and redo it.
    1 point
  10. Started getting this off last nite with white spirit which is working a treat, so thanks guys for the advice 👍... but as u say doug it is solid underneath, only issue is i need to remove it to repaint it, some areas of the bonnet am pure filler so i need to off to address the bonnet as a whole. VID-20200527-WA0041.mp4
    1 point
  11. clive

    Restoring Moto Lita Wheel

    I used some wax stuff on my vitesse dash, didn't do very well. And I very much doubt you can varnish over anything that has been waxed. A very thinned varnish could be used as a first coat as a sealer, leave to dry and run the raised grain with something like 320-400 grade paper. Reapply the thin stuff, then whatever you fancy. But don't overthink it, it is a bit of wood, and people have been varnishing/lacquering wood for hundreds of years.
    1 point
  12. Got a few pics on the “other” site, no elephants though db
    1 point
  13. SpitFire6

    Joke

    1 point
  14. Result! Must admit I was tempted, but Mrs B would not have been amused. Karl
    1 point
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  16. Paul H

    Joke

    Paul
    1 point
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