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  • Birthday 26/09/1965

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    Restoring rusty old cars and bikes.

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  1. Glad i`ll be brown bread when this generation are in charge,(they probably will be glad too). S
  2. I would of pulled over and said get out and walk or cycle you f*****g idiot. My most modern is a 13 plate petrol Passat,i saved myself a few hundred quid when i had multiple ABS/brake etc warnings come up.A quick google told me it was probably a wheel speed sensor at fault,bought a 40 quid OBD reader from e bay and that told me which corner was faulty(they are all different). 70 quid Bosch sensor from GSF parts and all sorted. My daughters are clueless despite me having Classics since before they were born,my oldest drives a Merc A class (horrible),last night she said to me: "Dad my tyre pressure warning is on---All 4 wheels" ffs. My other half has a 19 Plate Kia Sportage with all the bells and whistles,i hate it and the first thing i do if i have to drive it is turn it all off.(why do they give you a button to disable so called safety features?). Steve
  3. Update on this,i removed the one on the car that read 3/4 during normal running,the resistance of that one was 780 ohms ish,(different every time i tested it). I had the 2 new ones,i fitted the one with the lower resistance (600 ish ohms). Went for a 20 mile run and the gauge now sits at 1/3 and pretty much stayed there.I am going to leave this one in and see what happens. Steve
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    I like the sign at Mathewsons behind the blonde woman in the office. "More women required for random sampling" S
  5. Nice to see a company still around that puts quality of work and customer satisfaction above money,good for them.(and you). I am in the same mindset you were in early July,haven`t looked at either my Herald or Vitesse for over a month,Vitesse had moved temporarily to a family members spare garage after my lockup got busted into. I entered a club Yorkshire tour which i have done 3 times before but pulled out 2 weeks ago,just because i couldn`t muster any enthusiasm for it. Interesting thread and i`m sure the car will be much improved. Steve
  6. There was a gathering in Egham (Surrey) yesterday which i only found out about because my daughter told me,(i don`t do Faceache). I was working so couldn`t take my cars,but managed to get there about 3pm,when a few had already left,Triumphs were 2 x TR7 and 2 x TR8,a couple of nice Alpines including one which started life in Sri Lanka in 1960.Also a friend of mine with an Austin 7. Nice to see people getting back to something like normal. Steve
  7. I would be more worried about the shafts snapping,especially with a Turbo MX5 engine. I have personal experience of loosing a back wheel at about 40mph in Cornwall in my Vitesse 2.5L.The wheel departed with the brake drum still attached. I CV`d the Vitesse and have all the parts to CV my 1500Herald. Steve
  8. Not a fan of Red but that looks really nice,and that`s some serious positive camber on the back,hope it settles ok when rolled. Steve
  9. My Vitesse and Herald both died when i changed to a non vented lockable cap, remove the cap and a gush of air.I Modified them so they vented and no more problems,so i would say yes. I have since gone electric pumps so i guess not relevant now. Steve
  10. Just to give you an idea,this is my Herald with Dunlop LP923 5.5j with 175/70 tyres on.It`s not lowered,the spring is a bit tired.
  11. A lot of the modern repro pumps put out way too much pressure for SU`s,i think from memory 2 psi is fine. Had experience of this when i put a new pump on my 1500 Herald.I went electric in the end. Steve
  12. Not unusual for the front seal to leak,worth checking the jiggle pin on the top as it acts as a breather,no breather = pressure and more likely to leak. Don`t think the exhaust makes too much difference,use a good quality oil- EP90 GL4. Some on here have looked at modern synthetics but i have no experience of those.Changing the seal isn`t a massive job. Steve
  13. What is the gap like on the front quaterlight to the windscreen frame?. Steve
  14. All the door problems on my Herald and Vitesse have been down to gummed up parts,but that door gap looks weird,what is going on with the Bow in the middle?. Is it just the picture or does the door bottom go inboard of the post?. Has it had new panels or repairs?. Steve
  15. Whilst out in my Herald 13/60 yesterday i noticed something. It has a single rail O/D box,when the new engine went in it had a new cable + angle drive. The speedo needle is much steadier than before and is accurate,however although the trip mileage turns as normal,the overall mileage does not move at all. Before i take it apart and get a box of bits flying everywhere,anyone know what might do this?. I think i have a spare in the shed but would like to keep the original one in the car. Steve
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