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by upstart8s
Sun May 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Driving test reality check
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Driving test reality check

I hope you're not driving the NC500 route, busiest roads in the whole of the country...
Stu
by upstart8s
Sun May 12, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Historic Vehicle UUV963S for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Historic Vehicle UUV963S for sale

Moderators, would you please remove this posting as it is now sold?
Stu
by upstart8s
Sun May 12, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Historic Vehicle UUV963S for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Historic Vehicle UUV963S for sale

Since you've put quite a lot into it so far, it seems appropriate that you should have it. I doubt it would drive 140 miles though.
Stu
by upstart8s
Sun May 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 7187

Heaven and Hell

Hi Andy, full of encouragement as ever. Well, I have just tried to write a 'for sale' post and for some reason it won't work, so I'll leave it until tomorrow. I was going to do a cylinder compression test tomorrow, so I will wait til I've got the results to post.

Stu
by upstart8s
Sun May 12, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Historic Vehicle UUV963S for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Historic Vehicle UUV963S for sale

For sale is my 1977 Reliant Scimitar GTE se6a car with automatic transmission and power assisted steering. The car is generally in good order for a vehicle of its' age and was shown regularly by its' previous owner in the Wisbech area.I refer any potential buyer to my project page 'HEAVEN AND HELL' ...
by upstart8s
Sun May 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 7187

Heaven and Hell

Hello again, yes it's me. Last week I noticed that coolant was dribbling out from the water pump area. First I replaced the gaskets, which were both OK anyway, then I bought a new water pump and fitted that. I took the car for a test drive again (that's all I seem to do) and it went OK. Slowly risin...
by upstart8s
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 7187

Heaven and Hell

Thanks again for the encouragement. I have been on the road during the last couple of weeks. My regular driving is less than 40 miles each week, spread over 3 cars! Over Easter (in the sunshine with the sliding roof fully open) I went out for a lunchtime run. Without a thermostat, the temperature ro...
by upstart8s
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Small Engineers Surface Plates
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Small Engineers Surface Plates

Hello, PM on its way, Stu
by upstart8s
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 7187

Heaven and Hell

finished bleeding the brakes, all good now. Managed to remove the filler plug from the diff housing, confirmed it was slightly overfilled with fresh oil (I think it must have been done by the garage which changed the shock absorbers on the rear axle). Next job: drive it...
Stu
by upstart8s
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 7187

Heaven and Hell

Hello again, First I will apologise to all off you who were so generously helping me through my dilemma for not responding before. I realise now that I was under the influence of a bout of manflu and should have backed-off. Back to the start, I have now stripped and rebuilt the rear brakes (but I wa...
by upstart8s
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 7187

Heaven and Hell

You are probably right to suggest double-flare, Phil. I guess I've been watching too much Youtube!
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If it works, here is a picture of what I need in UNF.

Stu
by upstart8s
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 7187

Heaven and Hell

Tried unsuccessfully to disconnect the existing flexi. The fittings at both ends are seized solid. My options seem to be twofold: 1)obtain 2 new cross-axle copper pipes with UNF fitting on one end to fit existing tee piece and Metric fitting on other end to fit new slave cylinder, or 2)obtain new pi...
by upstart8s
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 7187

Heaven and Hell

Thanks for the offer Andy, but I am afraid my finances are very restricted. Thanks for the information Phil and Roger, that certainly seems to be the situation I am experiencing. My biggest worry is that I damaged the connection to the flexi but I will have another look tomorrow, weather permitting....
by upstart8s
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Heaven and Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 7187

Heaven and Hell

Well, I have just got to the point of plumbing the new rear slave cylinders and I have come across a problem. All of the pipe connections were seized solid and, despite cans of penetrating oil and lots of heat, it was impossible to remove them intact. Before doing any damage, I obtained replacement ...
by upstart8s
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Goodwood Photo Competition
Replies: 21
Views: 2785

Goodwood Photo Competition

Well done, Roger, your photographs always meet the 'excellent' standard and the awards are well deserved. I, too, had missed the original posting so thanks Mikey for bringing it back up. Roger, have you moved on to self-publishing yet? Since I retired, I find that I am taking fewer photographs but I...

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