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by doncontrols
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Claim to fame
Replies: 36
Views: 1071

Claim to fame

My ggg? Grandfather was captain of the Titanic .... we’ve all been engineers since ...
by doncontrols
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: SE5/A CILL / SILL? BODY REPAIR INSERTS
Replies: 20
Views: 1447

SE5/A CILL / SILL? BODY REPAIR INSERTS

Mark, could I have a pair, please? Let me know payment method.
Thanks, Don
by doncontrols
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Scimitar 4x4 Prototype to be Auctioned
Replies: 61
Views: 4918

Scimitar 4x4 Prototype to be Auctioned

Mark H - it would have to be that A70 pick up for me .... 8)
by doncontrols
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: to heat or not to heat
Replies: 5
Views: 466

to heat or not to heat

Giving it a slight nudge in the tightening direction before slackening can sometimes help ......
by doncontrols
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: weird
Replies: 12
Views: 813

weird

On the Isle of Man - we had 91mph gust recorded at local airport :shock:
by doncontrols
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: funny thing about this place
Replies: 50
Views: 4219

funny thing about this place

I think Jim has already answered your original question ...'Total Forum members 3663 - Is this 100% accurate?' He said, yes it is, as there are that many members of the forum. The number is a total - it is not split into how many are still active, how many post, how many are active only every 2 year...
by doncontrols
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: funny thing about this place
Replies: 50
Views: 4219

funny thing about this place

Perhaps the solution is to not display the number of member on the site :D :D
by doncontrols
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Paper gaskets
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Paper gaskets

'Proper' gasket paper should have a different feel to ordinary paper and card, and is generally oil resistant. Plain paper and thin card are useful for water systems, or non-pressurised systems, but will probably not last the course if holding back oil under pressure. When I was at sea, we used to k...
by doncontrols
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: GavinR's Se5a Project
Replies: 256
Views: 31708

Re: GavinR's Se5a Project

Been good reading, Gavin - amazing how much mud you managed to stuff into the radiator :D
by doncontrols
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What might have caused this?
Replies: 16
Views: 1781

Re: What might have caused this?

The tyre screeching seems to begin as the car begins to angle toward the left wall - so I would have thought rear left wheel bearing or similar?
by doncontrols
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: WAGO connectors
Replies: 18
Views: 1224

Re: WAGO connectors

A view varying opinions on this one! Personally, I think the bullets are fine, but the Wago, or equivalent, if installed properly would do a perfectly good job. I wouldn't be fazed seeing a car that had industrial type wiring installation, as it would give me a bit of confidence that the person knew...
by doncontrols
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Where is this ?
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Where is this ?

Shoreham on Sea? There used to be one with a robin on the side ...
by doncontrols
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Advice please from the experts
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: Advice please from the experts

Sounds a good basis. Parts are plentiful and reasonable. This forum is full of knowledge, happily shared.
by doncontrols
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Starter struggling
Replies: 22
Views: 1262

Re: Starter struggling

I'd be tempted to disconnect earth from battery. Use a second vehicle and jump lead onto the positive terminal / clamp, with a negative clamp onto the engine block somewhere. If it was still sluggish, I'd be looking at a starter swap ...
by doncontrols
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Recommend me a (cheap) camera...
Replies: 23
Views: 4060

Re: Recommend me a (cheap) camera...

I used to have a negative on Sony for the format they forced on you with their mp3 players. However, if you fell out with every company that upset you in any way, you would soon be buying nothing at all. I have changed, after being a long time Canon user, to a Sony camera, and it is superb. Not chea...

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