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    Mjit got a reaction from mark powell in Joke   
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    Mjit got a reaction from Mathew in Tickover problem Spitfire 1500   
    Double-check the butterflys are actually closing fully and properly.  If they aren't you'll effectivly be at part throttle even with your foot off the gas.
    Give the whole carb/inlet manifold/breather pipework (but NOT into the carb mouths) a spray with Easystart.  Nothing should happen but if you hear the RPM change you've got an air leak there somewhere.
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    Mjit got a reaction from PeteH in ULEZ Historic vehicles   
    AKA the second law of thermodynamics - "There's no such thing as a free lunch.".
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    Mjit got a reaction from djn in So can I have LED headlamps or not?   
    I just popped on to the Classic Car LEDs' website, as they sell conversion bulbs so would need to have the appropreate disclaimers and looking at a random LED headlight bulb(https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/collections/headlight-led-bulbs/products/latest-led-headlights-h4-philips-z-es-hi-lo-beam-conversion-9-32v) they say:
    So looks like, after the March 22nd update to the Jan 11th MOT rule amendements LED bulbs are OK in 'filament' headlight bowls in pre-April '86 cars - provided they pass the beam pattern test (something I'm guessing you'd need one of the MOT headlight testing machine to test).
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    Mjit got a reaction from Unkel Kunkel in Joke   
    An old lady goes to the doctor and says "Doctor, I have this problem with passing gas but it doesn't bother me too much. It's always silent and doesn't smell.  In fact I've passed gas 20 times since I've been in your office but you don't know as it's silent and doesn't smell.".
    The doctor says "I see.  Take these pills and come back to see me next week.".
    The following week the old lady returns and says "I don't know what those pills you gave me were but while my gas is still silent it now smells terribly!".
    "Good", said the doctor.  "Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's see if we can't work on your hearing.".
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    Mjit got a reaction from Qu1ckn1ck in Joke   
    An old lady goes to the doctor and says "Doctor, I have this problem with passing gas but it doesn't bother me too much. It's always silent and doesn't smell.  In fact I've passed gas 20 times since I've been in your office but you don't know as it's silent and doesn't smell.".
    The doctor says "I see.  Take these pills and come back to see me next week.".
    The following week the old lady returns and says "I don't know what those pills you gave me were but while my gas is still silent it now smells terribly!".
    "Good", said the doctor.  "Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's see if we can't work on your hearing.".
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    Mjit got a reaction from mark powell in Joke   
    An old lady goes to the doctor and says "Doctor, I have this problem with passing gas but it doesn't bother me too much. It's always silent and doesn't smell.  In fact I've passed gas 20 times since I've been in your office but you don't know as it's silent and doesn't smell.".
    The doctor says "I see.  Take these pills and come back to see me next week.".
    The following week the old lady returns and says "I don't know what those pills you gave me were but while my gas is still silent it now smells terribly!".
    "Good", said the doctor.  "Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's see if we can't work on your hearing.".
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    Mjit got a reaction from Scrappy in Joke   
    To amuse small children ask "Alexa, play fart noises".  Keeps them quiet for ages.
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    Mjit got a reaction from Mathew in Joke   
    An old lady goes to the doctor and says "Doctor, I have this problem with passing gas but it doesn't bother me too much. It's always silent and doesn't smell.  In fact I've passed gas 20 times since I've been in your office but you don't know as it's silent and doesn't smell.".
    The doctor says "I see.  Take these pills and come back to see me next week.".
    The following week the old lady returns and says "I don't know what those pills you gave me were but while my gas is still silent it now smells terribly!".
    "Good", said the doctor.  "Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's see if we can't work on your hearing.".
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    Mjit got a reaction from Iain T in Joke   
    An old lady goes to the doctor and says "Doctor, I have this problem with passing gas but it doesn't bother me too much. It's always silent and doesn't smell.  In fact I've passed gas 20 times since I've been in your office but you don't know as it's silent and doesn't smell.".
    The doctor says "I see.  Take these pills and come back to see me next week.".
    The following week the old lady returns and says "I don't know what those pills you gave me were but while my gas is still silent it now smells terribly!".
    "Good", said the doctor.  "Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's see if we can't work on your hearing.".
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    Mjit got a reaction from poppyman in Joke   
    An old lady goes to the doctor and says "Doctor, I have this problem with passing gas but it doesn't bother me too much. It's always silent and doesn't smell.  In fact I've passed gas 20 times since I've been in your office but you don't know as it's silent and doesn't smell.".
    The doctor says "I see.  Take these pills and come back to see me next week.".
    The following week the old lady returns and says "I don't know what those pills you gave me were but while my gas is still silent it now smells terribly!".
    "Good", said the doctor.  "Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's see if we can't work on your hearing.".
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    Mjit got a reaction from DVD3500 in Joke   
    An old lady goes to the doctor and says "Doctor, I have this problem with passing gas but it doesn't bother me too much. It's always silent and doesn't smell.  In fact I've passed gas 20 times since I've been in your office but you don't know as it's silent and doesn't smell.".
    The doctor says "I see.  Take these pills and come back to see me next week.".
    The following week the old lady returns and says "I don't know what those pills you gave me were but while my gas is still silent it now smells terribly!".
    "Good", said the doctor.  "Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's see if we can't work on your hearing.".
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    Mjit got a reaction from Bfg in Joke   
    An old lady goes to the doctor and says "Doctor, I have this problem with passing gas but it doesn't bother me too much. It's always silent and doesn't smell.  In fact I've passed gas 20 times since I've been in your office but you don't know as it's silent and doesn't smell.".
    The doctor says "I see.  Take these pills and come back to see me next week.".
    The following week the old lady returns and says "I don't know what those pills you gave me were but while my gas is still silent it now smells terribly!".
    "Good", said the doctor.  "Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's see if we can't work on your hearing.".
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    Mjit got a reaction from Mathew in Stainless braided hose - or attempting to get the clutch working properly 🤔 then doing it twice cos you got it wrong in the first place!   
    In my experience, yes. Check you still have anti-rattle 'button' and spring fitted.  Mine was missing and fitting one made a lot of difference. https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID008679 - 112424 and 137988 As for the wires - what's the car's commission number?
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    Mjit got a reaction from PeteH in Joke   
    At least they didn't do this:

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    Mjit got a reaction from Mathew in 2500s bottom hoses, the hampster wheel of chasing cool temp reading 🐹   
    Never mind the 2 hoses, what condition's your metal pipe in?
    My experience is that, these days the metal pipe will be in worse condition than the rubber hoses, though you only really know when you take it apart (stainless replacements available).
    The pipes seem to be cheaper from Chris Witor - but even at Rimmers £11 each, well how cheap did you think you could get?  They are just short-ish 90 and 45 degree bends so you might be able to measure the diameter and find cheaper listed online as mark independent parts.
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    Mjit got a reaction from avivalasvegas in The best GT6 Ignition Distributor solution ?   
    Crank-triggered, full mappable ignition will be the best option - though also the most effort and cost.  It takes all the wear and inherent inaccuracy of the distributor out of the equation and makes an amazing difference to your car - to the point John at JY Classics thought I'd swapped the engine in my Spitfire 1300->1500 the first time he drove it post swap.  You can keep the mechanical tacho too if you want, just having the old dizzy sat there doing nothing more than turning the cable.
    123, especially mappable is next best/next most expensive.  Much easier to fit than MegaJolt, etc but less accurate than those systems.
    Next up are the more expensive systems like Lumenition Optronic, where you counter a lot of distributor wear but are still stuck with mechanical control over the advance, which even at its best is "about right".  Given the price of these I'd probably splash the extra bit of cash on a 123.
    End of the line are the range of 'points replacement' systems, which basically swap seemingly constantly adjusting the points for replacing them when the die.  Some complain they don't last very long - but if we say they are £20 that's probably 6 you can buy for the cost of a Lumenition/10 for a 123/20 for a Trigger-Wheels.com Triumph kit...
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    Mjit got a reaction from Colin Lindsay in Convertible safer during covid?.   
    Maybe if you have one of those fugly convertable Range Rovers.  In a Spitfire if someone caughs out the window of your average SUV they'll be spraying germs at just about the right height to clear the door glass and land right on the Spitfire's occupants
     
    I did enjoy diligently following the Windermere ferry's Covid rules in my Spitfire back in the summer though.  Drive on to ferry with the top down, clock the "Please close your windows" sign and wind up my driver's door window.  To be extra safe I didn't even crack it open to pay the toll...just passed the money through the huge hole above my head.
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    Mjit got a reaction from PeteH in Convertible safer during covid?.   
    Maybe if you have one of those fugly convertable Range Rovers.  In a Spitfire if someone caughs out the window of your average SUV they'll be spraying germs at just about the right height to clear the door glass and land right on the Spitfire's occupants
     
    I did enjoy diligently following the Windermere ferry's Covid rules in my Spitfire back in the summer though.  Drive on to ferry with the top down, clock the "Please close your windows" sign and wind up my driver's door window.  To be extra safe I didn't even crack it open to pay the toll...just passed the money through the huge hole above my head.
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    Mjit got a reaction from SpitFire6 in Spit 1500/ GT6 MKIII heater box questions.   
    I'm in the process of trying to update the fan in my Mk IV Spitfire - so far that's only gotten as far as buying a couple of cheap possibles off of eBay and deciding it's too cold in the garage (though a lot warmer today so might venture out this weekend).  Will try to post something if I make any progress...
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    Mjit got a reaction from DVD3500 in Spit 1500/ GT6 MKIII heater box questions.   
    I'm in the process of trying to update the fan in my Mk IV Spitfire - so far that's only gotten as far as buying a couple of cheap possibles off of eBay and deciding it's too cold in the garage (though a lot warmer today so might venture out this weekend).  Will try to post something if I make any progress...
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