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by halfpenny
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Claim to fame
Replies: 36
Views: 1220

Claim to fame

I taught musician Howard Jones how to slice bacon when we both worked on Saturdays in Macfisheries, in about 1970
by halfpenny
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Servo/Brakes cr@p!
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Servo/Brakes cr@p!

That test will show if the servo is working, but it may not be the servo that is at fault
by halfpenny
Sat May 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49488

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

Looks right.. I know the shape cunnigly gives just enough room to swing an open ended spanner through 65ish degrees so you can do up the bumper bracket nut, but it's a tight squeeze. Unfortunately I cannot get at my car just now. I don't have the small bits, but they may have been lost.
by halfpenny
Sat May 12, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a
Replies: 484
Views: 49488

Ben's (an emotional quandry) 1975 SE5a

The bottom ones are like my Lucas aux lamp mountings.
by halfpenny
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Timing wheel - is this normal
Replies: 17
Views: 1268

Timing wheel - is this normal

The camshaft will always be slightly recessed in the gear, otherwise the gear will not be tightly clamped against the camshaft shoulder
by halfpenny
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition light came on...
Replies: 13
Views: 956

Ignition light came on...

I had voltmeter drop to zero last week on my 5a - no other fault. Pulled the dash top out, and fiddled with connections, and now working again. Don't know where the problem was, and couldn't reproduce the fault, but happy now.
by halfpenny
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Insurance again!
Replies: 60
Views: 4971

Insurance again!

I've had the misfortune of having two claims with RH over the past 10 years. Both paid in full, no quibble. No unusual premium increase afterwards. Very satisfied
by halfpenny
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Bradbury 4 post wheels free lift.
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Bradbury 4 post wheels free lift.

Garage equipment suppliers often take old lifts as px - worth giving them a call
by halfpenny
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Garage advice possibly concrete prefab
Replies: 38
Views: 2265

Garage advice possibly concrete prefab

What about a block perimeter wall, say 0.3m high, with a timber structure on top
by halfpenny
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 2-stroke english cars ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

2-stroke english cars ?

Only 7 moving parts if I remember correctly, and con rods that are designed to bend elastically
by halfpenny
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: 2-stroke english cars ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

2-stroke english cars ?

The 1920's Trojan was a four cylinder two stroke - 'can you afford to walk' was their slogan
by halfpenny
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Bradbury Four Post Lift
Replies: 28
Views: 1934

Bradbury Four Post Lift

I recall that the ram goes up equal to the lifting height of the ramp, so a bit less than the corner post height - basically 1:1
by halfpenny
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 418
Views: 12436

Quiz time

SMs have five stud wheels, so it must be a breadvan conversion in the Citroen museum store - mea culpa
by halfpenny
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear wiper
Replies: 8
Views: 695

Rear wiper

The cheapo solution is to cut the end off one arm, and rivet to it a slightly longer end section from another arm. Hardly noticeable in practice.
by halfpenny
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Quiz time
Replies: 418
Views: 12436

Quiz time

Far too small for SM/XM. There is a Citroen Dyane and a maybe a Renault 12 or Citroen Ami estate next to it. Looks about 2/3 scale, but those 5 stud wheels are oversize, and not very french

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