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by drcdb15
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB Wing mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 1267

MB Wing mirrors

I have a few mirror glasses taken from dead units. :W There are a few different types would you believe. :roll: Smoked, Concave, Convex, And a Magnifying type, but it don`t have the regulation sticker on it, Objects In The Mirror May Be Further Than They Are :w Am I right in thinking the OE MB mirr...
by drcdb15
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB Wing mirrors
Replies: 17
Views: 1267

MB Wing mirrors

Hi all, I found the simplest way to remove the glass from the plastic backing was to warm them in the oven. The melting point of the plastic backing plates is well above the softening temperature of the adhesive pads used to hold the glass. Even easier is to remove the glass with the mirror still o...
by drcdb15
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fresnel screen for reversing
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Fresnel screen for reversing

Scanning the Forum for reverse (and front!) parking aids, I see no mention of Fresnel screens. Has anyone used one on a GTE ? Given the shape of the GTE and the angle of the rear window, would a stick-on lens work, or would you need to have a rigid one mounted vertically inside the window (which wou...
by drcdb15
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB odometer accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 914

MB odometer accuracy

Thanks for all your comments folks. I shall explore further and report back in due course.
by drcdb15
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: MB odometer accuracy
Replies: 18
Views: 914

MB odometer accuracy

Has anyone ever checked the accuracy of their Middlebridge odometer? On a recent journey of over 250 miles, accompanied by a modern car, Google Maps showed the distance covered as 263 miles. The modern car showed 268 miles which was in part due to extra distance around services areas. However, the M...
by drcdb15
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter
Replies: 32
Views: 4322

About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter

What a fabulous video !! "Marketing wank"... I presume that's an American technical term used in the car industry ... :lol: :lol: :lol:
by drcdb15
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Bentley Motor Museum closed ???
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Bentley Motor Museum closed ???

Thanks for that Roger. I thought you'd know if anyone did :wink:

I guess the whole story will come out in time. Perhaps we'll see the site 'developed' for housing.... cars? wildfowl? No, just housing... :cry:
by drcdb15
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter
Replies: 32
Views: 4322

About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter

I also bought four of the EFL90 filters from Sandicliffe at £7.52 each. They're Ford main dealers so I doubt they're selling fakes. Perhaps the spec has just changed? :-? Well something has definitely changed. The black “EFL90” is 4 ounces (25%) heavier. So still not fitted either. Any ideas as to ...
by drcdb15
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Bentley Motor Museum closed ???
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Bentley Motor Museum closed ???

Don't panic, not *that* Bentley ! Being less than 20 miles away I generally regarded Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum in Sussex as my 'local' car museum, so I was very surprised to find out that it has recently closed down under very secretive circumstances. It was run by a Trust Fund, which I've a...
by drcdb15
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing rubbing strips.
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Removing rubbing strips.

Thanks to all for your comments and the earlier thread link.
by drcdb15
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing rubbing strips.
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Removing rubbing strips.

Has anyone any experience of this option: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-Tech-Body-Bumper-Guard-Self-Adhesive-Trim-Strip-Moulding-Black-5m-Roll/202075326453?epid=1610067145&hash=item2f0ca0c7f5:g:1lIAAOSwAHtaCZ4i:rk:3:pf:0 ? At 47mm wide I don't think it would suit the Scim body, but are there any narr...
by drcdb15
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing rubbing strips.
Replies: 16
Views: 1662

Removing rubbing strips.

Posting here as a sort of logical continuation of this thread... Dave Speed tells me that end caps for 'old' rubbing strip are no longer available, so a) does anyone know what current alternatives might be suitable when replacing rubbing strip? (apart from largely only-decorative eBay stuff) and b) ...
by drcdb15
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Beware the car thieves
Replies: 43
Views: 3589

Beware the car thieves

He’d just taken delivery of a very nice 7 series BMW. Another neighbour was car jacked in Mcr for his Golf GTi. Section removed by moderator As Geraint says... Crime prevention can be simple and obvious but in the everyday rush of our personal lives we can become complacent. Just try and make your ...
by drcdb15
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 2419

Fantasy Reliant Museum

Depends how wide you want to cast the net - the 750 Formula was originally built around Austin 7 engines, but when they became too old and valuable, they changed to using Reliant engines. They've now moved on to Fiats (presumably with the disappearance of Reliant). Reliant engined ones still race i...
by drcdb15
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Fantasy Reliant Museum
Replies: 33
Views: 2419

Fantasy Reliant Museum

Red Rocket, the Booze bus. Richards Black thing. Because they helped influence me to go racing. (note an avoidance of pointies - sorry, no bad meant. Just the way I'm made up.) :D Sorry, but these and Blue Thunder mean nothing to me. Can you/someone explain please? I presume these are various membe...

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