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  1. Scrappy

    Joke

    It's because we ponder to them and the loony left pc brigade, where as other countries don't. People in this country are afraid to fly our own flag for fear of being branded "racist" Alf
    3 points
  2. To everyone: it's really great to have such support and interest from so many of you; thank you. Ideas still very welcome and when I get to work on my Bond at the end of the week, I'll let you know how I get on. Dave
    1 point
  3. Bfg

    Joke

    ^ Department of Education., huh !?
    1 point
  4. poppyman

    Joke

    1 point
  5. JohnD

    Joke

    C’est vraiment gentil de votre part, Nigel! My school French didn't get much past Armand and his horrid little friends. But my favourite TV recently has been "Spiral", AKA "Engrenages", the vaguely Parisian police procedural series. Their French is quick, slangy and foul-mouthed, and I love it, even if I pick up one word in ten. It has just fininished the final series that will be made as Laure and Gilou walk off into the sunset, finally drummed out of the cops for their off-the-book methods, but the whole programme, all eight series, is available on the iPlayer. Suffer with Laure, detest Gilou when you don't admire him, sympathise with Tintin, admire the wily Juge d'Instruction Roban, lust for the gorgeous but duplicitous Mlle. Karlsson! Recoil at the truly revolting crimes that they must investigate! Dock Green, this is not! En vraiment, l'enfer, c'est les autres! JOhn
    1 point
  6. AndyTV8

    Carb balancing

    Ditto, finally picked up one of these last year - wish I’d done it years ago! ....... Andy
    1 point
  7. Pete Lewis

    Joke

    er.......its not yellow !!!!! Pete
    1 point
  8. Just when you thought it was safe to back in the garage, and maybe even open the garage door, it starts snowing again! Although I have been off this week, I haven't been able to devote my whole week to the Herald, instead having to drive to Cornwall on Wednesday to pick up an Ercol sofa that Mrs B had managed to score on E-bay. If nothing more it was a nice day out, and good road trip, probably the first since 2019. I have also made a start on sorting out the downstairs loo after last year's leaky waste pipe incident, which has all meant only a couple of afternoons in the garage this week. However I have made the most of it, and continued work on the replacement boot floor corner, and boot side corner panel, starting to getting the homemade floor repair panel prepped for welding. Which first meant drilling out the holes for the plug welds which hold the boot floor to the reinforcing panel, which meant making a template first given the odd shape of the reinforcing panel to make sure I got the holes in the right place. Looks like a poor attempt at a Picasso, but did allow me to put the holes where they needed to be. Well, all bar two, which I put in the wrong place, so had to weld them up on a copper block. A quick flashover with the grinder left me with this. Nothing for it now, but to give everything a quick coat of weld through zinc primer, and then set everything up for welding, starting with the obligatory tack welds. All of which was then seam welded, leaving me with a new, and solid driver's side boot corner. At this point it became clear that the boot side repair panel didn't quite match the profile of the boot floor, probably as a result of a combination of my repairs to the boot floor itself, and the repair panel being a pattern, rather than original part. Either way, it needed to be fixed, which meant making some amendments to the repair panel to better allow the joining flange to mate properly with the edge of the boot floor. Above is the area to the side of the car, but the section at the rear where it curves up to the boot floor also needed the same attention. It all looks a bit crude, but will all be welded up in due course. I also took a small slice out of the front of the repair panel where it meets the rear of the arch, as it was a fraction too long in the flange. All of which meant it was time to break out the welder again and start attaching the boot side panel permanently. My plug welds still look more like rivets on the Queen Mary, but at least I know they strong, and they will get sorted later. This is the side of the panel, where I made the cuts to allow the flange to conform over the boot floor as it rises from the mounting points. You can see how the flange sits a few mm lower than the side of the panel itself. The gap was closed up by pressing the handle of a hammer against the panel, while tack welding to hold it all in place, before applying a couple of weld beads. The section at the rear of the car got the same treatment. The flange on the repair panel is quite narrow here, leading to it blowing through the punched holes that I had made for plug welding, all of which meant some messy looking welding. The welds inside the boot got the same treatment, which meant sitting in the boot of the upturned tub welding a myriad of plug welds, while occasionally setting fire to the remains of the sound deadening material in the boot! You can see the soot marks from my mini conflagrations! Everything then got a clean up with a flap disc in the angle grinder, including the old over rider support tube, before getting it set up for re-attaching. Luckily I had a section of wooden dowel that was a tight push fit to the support tube, and the remaining section in the boot reinforcing panel, allowing me to get the alignment spot on before firing up the welder. And that pretty much saw the welding on the driver's side of the tub pretty much done. There are a few little bits which I will need to revisit, like the boot lip corner, which needs a tidy up with a panel beating hammer and dolly, but I'll get around to them when I tackle the passenger side, which just left me to put a coat of etch primer over everything to prevent flash rusting. All of that was about 8 hours work over a couple of days, the bulk of which was spent on preparation, getting panels to fit properly, fitting and re-fitting to get it as good as possible before committing to welding. I still have the passenger side to do, but having done the driver's side, I at least have a clear plan of what to do, and what to look out for, and the tub now feels substantially more solid than it did when I took it off the car. Karl
    1 point
  9. thats because the deaths were probably less than normal like they dont put up how many phizer blood clots are known ....if its a normal then both will be the same but us brits like to shoot in the foot .....not say..... sod off we need a bull dog here not mamby pansy niceties Pete
    1 point
  10. http://www.vintagemotorsport.com/2021/04/remembering-kas-kastner-1928-2021/
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  11. Steve P

    Gearbox change.

    The new 1500 in my Herald made 92bhp on the rollers,it has a 3:63 diff and single rail o/d box,i`m more worried about the driveshafts as i snapped one before at the hub end on my Vitesse,not fun when your back wheel overtakes you. Steve
    0 points
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