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    Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Cars Owned
    1973 Honeysuckle Dolomite (1850)
    1977 Signal Red Spitfire 1500

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  1. Absolute F**king Sh*t a lot of what's sold on eBay.😉
  2. I had a couple of duff lots of supposedly R9 hose from a couple of places, none of it lasted more than 6 months. Since then I ONLY use Gates' Barricade hose (although I sourced my own as I'm not a club member)
  3. I start with one of these... If it's not coming off cleanly then it's ABRACS time... Cheers, Sam
  4. I disabled the one on my Dolomite. Not only did it make the lights hard to see in daylight (commented on by the MOT tester) it played havoc with wiring in the towing electrics.
  5. Didn't Frederick Forsythe have a Vitesse with a secret compartment used for smuggling when he was spying for MI6?
  6. Spotted in Scene 1 of Nation Theatre Live's "Twelfth Night" :
  7. I wonder if it's got a sticker on like this? Mine didn't settle, so I ended up applying a lowering block.
  8. Easily my favourite engine design by a mile. It's bat-sh1t-crazy in the best possible way.
  9. I recently got a set of these for my other hobby (repairing arcade games from the 1970s/1980s) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Multimeter-KAIWEETS%C2%AE-Alligator-Mini-Hooks-Voltmeter/dp/B07SD3L9HR/ So far I'm very pleased with them. Sam
  10. Front springs are these: https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/road-spring-set-front-fast-road-uprated-330lbs-lowered-silicon-chrome-pair-tt4301pr.html My shocks were standard and in good condition, so I just cleaned, painted and reused them: Spacer was from Canley's I think, fits like this: Cheers, Sam
  11. My scruffy old thing sits like this: (Actually back has settled about another 8mm since that photo) That's a new Owen Spring at the back end, which made it sit way too high, so a 1/2" (IIRC) lowring block. Front is standard NOS shocks with shortened stiffer springs and a small spacer to bring the ride back up about 10mm (it was too low without) It handles reasonably and doesn't shake my teeth out on bumps but it's not as finessed as Clive's setup. Front ground clearance around 120mm.... I wouldn't want to go much lower, it's already hard enough getting the jack under t
  12. Washing soda in the UK is Sodium carbonate, not detergent.
  13. If the pump works off the car is it possible that you have a perished fuel hose anywhere between the tank and the pump allowing it to draw some air?
  14. For the Spitfire I buy: FERODO FSB346 Delphi LS1032
  15. Contents of my boot depend highly on where I'm going and what sort of driving I'm doing and which car I'm in.... for the Spitfire: Pootling around "locally" - spare tyre, jack, wheel brace, screw drivers, points, length of fuel hose, a few clips, bulbs, jump leads, tow rope and some cable ties. I also have a few lengths of wire with bullets or spade terminals on one end and bare wire on the other incase I need to hotwire lights/ignition etc. If I am (picking an example purely at random) trying to drive all the way round Britain in 48 hours I'd expand the above to include front wheel
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