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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. I think me and my good lady will take the Spitfire for trundle down to Italy and make up our own version of the 10CR along the way. Got to get the new engine run-in somehow.
  9. Easily my favourite engine design by a mile. It's bat-sh1t-crazy in the best possible way.
  10. 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
  11. The Asteroids awakes from it's long slumber and has moved into the sitting room to keep the coffee table company. The 2 smaller machines (Battlezone + Missile Command) have moved upstairs to my new play-room.
  12. 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
  13. 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 the front splitter.
  14. No fking clue what the rules are supposed to be around here today, they seem to change hour by hour. Still working full time from home trying to manage my teams remotely and keep some semblance of productivity... staying at home, only go out for shopping (when I can't get it delivered), the only person we are seeing outside the household is my mother who lives alone.
  15. Yes, missile command - all the ICBMs coming down to destroy your cities and you have to use 3 missile bases to shoot them down. I used to have a VERY rare Dig Dug machine that was made by Atari Ireland, I think of all the machines I sold that's the one I regret the most. If you ever find yourself near Bury or Leeds I highly recommend: https://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/
  16. My Battlezone is a "work in progress" the PCBs work fine on the bench, but I'm still chasing down some issues with the PSU and the monitor to get it running in the cabinet. The Missile Command next to it is playable and almost 100% there, the monitor needs the electrolytic caps replacing (dried out) to get rid of the "shimmy" in the monitor picture. Once those 2 are sorted then it's time to get the Asteroids out of hibernation. PCB is working but has sound issues.
  17. Funny you should mention Battlezone Colin....
  18. 90% working Tony, it has a slight audio glitch, a loose connection somewhere on the video and some of the graphics are corrupted.But it's 100% playable. I'm really pleased with it - it's essentially Universal's copy of Space Invaders, B&W monitor with coloured strips stuck on and everything!
  19. Had a little trip up to Stockton the other day and picked up a new old coffee table for the big sitting room.... Not bad condition to say it's 41 years old.
  20. Washing soda in the UK is Sodium carbonate, not detergent.
  21. 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?
  22. For the Spitfire I buy: FERODO FSB346 Delphi LS1032
  23. 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 bearings pre-packed with grease in a bag, big hammer, ratchet and socket set, crow bar. A decent amount of water (5l), gearbox oil (2l) and engine oil (2l). I also have a small "kit" (spanner, short hose with fittings) that can be used to quickly bridge out the oil cooler. For adventures further afield (hooning across Europe for example) I add parts that I wouldn't necessarily be able to fit myself at the roadside but wouldn't want to wait a week for them to be shipped from the uk - a drive shaft with bearings etc ready to fit and a gasket set (taped to the inside of the boot lid)
  24. Yeah, I wasn't really saying the freelander ones were suitable for re-use, more trying (clearly badly!) to say that if it's ok for moderns to have plastic fuel pipes from new I don't see any reason why we couldn't replace steel with plastic on our old motors if we felt like it.
  25. I might be halucinating due to being confined indoors for months on end, but I seem to remember the MK1 Freelanders had rigid plastic pipes for the underbody sections of the fuel systems.
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