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by Dave 6726
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historical curiosity.............
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Historical curiosity.............

Just came across a 2014 Practical Classics mag.
In it a guy called Theo Gillam was restoring an SS1 reg.C52 KLG; it's on SORN.
Anyone here? How did the resto go?
by Dave 6726
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Carburettor Remains
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Carburettor Remains

GONE! :D
by Dave 6726
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Carburettor Remains
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Carburettor Remains

Phil -

Got yours and replied. Hope you got it - I'm not used to using the PM system.
by Dave 6726
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Carburettor Remains
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Carburettor Remains

In case anybody can make use, before I chuck it........... Weber DFT 32/34 carb. (Ex SS1 1600 'Kirsty') Available at cost of postage/packing (est. £15) or collect free. Not included: Bi-metallic thermostat coil - used on new carb to reduce price :D Fast idle cam - broken, hence replacement by new ca...
by Dave 6726
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Are you having trouble starting?
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Are you having trouble starting?

Laters wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:02 am
A mate of mine who lives in Australia brought a few over for me a more than a few years back.
He got them through customs? :shock:
by Dave 6726
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Shows and Events
Topic: First outing of the year
Replies: 6
Views: 607

First outing of the year

peter freeman wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:21 pm
And to think I got excited as we had a butterfly in the garden yesterday
Me the same with a peacock in the workshop (put him outside) and two bumble bees worrying the snowdrops.
My FOOTY was a 10 mile potter round the back lanes in Kirsty with new Weber DFT - very satisfactory! :D
by Dave 6726
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 653
Views: 63358

Look what came in the post today

Somewhere else on the Forum some time ago, I mentioned how the fast idle cam in Kirsty's carb had gone AWOL and I was 'inventing' a manual arrangement. Well, this went to about 60% completion and I then lost interest in working in a freezing garage, plus other family commitments intruded quite a bit...
by Dave 6726
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2467

Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?

A trophy? I like, but what name could you give it until you know what it's for?
(Actually, it'd look nice polished up!)
by Dave 6726
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2467

Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?

Go on, take it off; I dare you!
The ends with flats may screw out and I bet you find a few hundred shot-gun pellets in there...…………….. :twisted:
by Dave 6726
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2467

Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?

Perhaps he thought it might invite derision................. :mrgreen:
by Dave 6726
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2467

Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?

My thought was based on a conversation overheard: one classic car owner telling another that he got round the lack of leaded petrol by hanging some strips of roof flashing just inside his filler cap. :roll: It occurred to me that a real enthusiast and good DIYer might have built his own hefty tube c...
by Dave 6726
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?
Replies: 34
Views: 2467

Brass fuel tube thingy... Any ideas what it is?

A petrol-enhancing additive scam...….? :D
by Dave 6726
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 92
Views: 7895

MOT exemption

Sorry, Trevor. Looks as if I have to go back to the drawing board!

:D
by Dave 6726
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 92
Views: 7895

MOT exemption

But aren't the two apparently opposing paragraphs referring to two different situations? The first is saying that when the vehicle is 40, there is no need for the owner to declare that it is VHI (indeed, there is no mechanism by which to do so), but the second is saying that when it is next licensed...
by Dave 6726
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: The Ageing Thing - again............
Replies: 2
Views: 630

The Ageing Thing Again.....again.

Phil - Sorry, but I had to skip the lock.
I hesitate to point you to the last paragraph of the story, but............... :)

But I'm not quite 80 yet, so let's say you might as well have asked me why the universe and everything in it exists!

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