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by TrevorG
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: In Memory of...
Topic: Roger Moore
Replies: 13
Views: 3521

Roger Moore

A true gent, Sir Roger. Always kept a grudge against the big British motor industry for turning down the chance to have one of their cars featured in the Saint. He wanted an e type, the studio wanted a sunbeam alpine/tiger?! The studio then put the word out overseas that they were looking for an ico...
by TrevorG
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Middlebridge
Topic: Exhaust hangers rubbers
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Exhaust hangers rubbers

Fordsport sell uprated ones
by TrevorG
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Heating question - domestic
Replies: 30
Views: 1042

Heating question - domestic

Sorry, must have misunderstood re what boiler. I still stand by my comment that, to be honest, everything said is conjecture unless you know the pipe routing. If (and this happens so many times in old, altered systems) there are loops off loops, until this is altered, you will be wasting your time d...
by TrevorG
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Distributor
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Distributor

I just caught up with this posting. Change that cap immediately! I posted recently that my rotor cracked when the engine was running and broke into flying pieces. I was lucky, it didn't damage anything else. I'm pretty sure I had the same cap as you.....mine would wiggle about, I think this might ha...
by TrevorG
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Scimitar nonsense spotted on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Scimitar nonsense spotted on eBay

In my mind, anything the Ford reference has added has been doubly taken away by the fact that half way through they think its changed to a Renault!
by TrevorG
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Heating question - domestic
Replies: 30
Views: 1042

Heating question - domestic

Hi, without a pipe layout of the system all the above answers/possibilities could be correct or wrong. I would suggest seeing an engineer or drawing up a pipe routing/size sketch and I can then advise. Reason- so many old systems have add on loops that will never get enough flow unless primary rads ...
by TrevorG
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex block: get it decked?
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Essex block: get it decked?

Make sure when you get the block decked to tell the machine shop to step over the serial number.....dead easy, just did mine and showed the engineers how and where to do it so that it is outside the face fitting. Experts will say that it's not necessary as the engine number is deep....they probably ...
by TrevorG
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: The Ashes.
Replies: 12
Views: 893

The Ashes.

What is true about cricket is that nobody sits on the fence (oh, except some outfielders I've seen :P )....you either love it or leave it.

I must admit to seeing the article title back in August and wondering whose scimitar had gone up in flames! :oops:
by TrevorG
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Wolfrace ID
Replies: 17
Views: 1349

Wolfrace ID

Vale was a Welsh foundry up until a few years ago, so the supposition that they are foundry mark is sound.
by TrevorG
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Gentry MGTF kit car. £600
Replies: 18
Views: 1288

Anyone for a Gentry?

Gentrys were herald based.....they made a couple on spitfire chassis. Sorry to say that, having owned and restored mg m type, j2, tb, td and tf, I'm not that keen on the gentry. Just me.. :oops:
by TrevorG
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Garage shelving
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Garage shelving

Get ready to put rear bracing on that shelving unless it's butted up against something stable! I had a couple of those, and admittedly overloaded them (who doesn't? ) so they started to sway sideways and worked loose. :shock:
by TrevorG
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Rear wiper alternative arm/blade
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Rear wiper alternative arm/blade

Also, be careful with the new style arms, they exert more pressure on the screen and this may cause damage to both the rest area on the car when wiper parks and due to the force...the motor.
by TrevorG
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Removing carpet glue
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Removing carpet glue

I second what Chris has said. Recently redid my carpets and the new spray adhesive actually combines with the old....hey presto!
by TrevorG
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Any recommendations on paint for suspension parts

Correless is flexible, not like hammerite which can chip when hard. It's also a rust protector/converter. I think the only reason that hammerite is not impervious to petrol is that it takes at least two weeks to properly cure. Certainly, the parts I've painted and left are fine with petrol, whereas ...
by TrevorG
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: SE6b numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 829

SE6b numbers

Having been in the business of manufacturing engines, I can safely say that no manufacturer dumps old stock, likewise a car body manufacturer will marry up the old bodies to the old engines, offer them to dealers at a reduced rate. The dealers then try every trick in the book, including nostalgia, t...

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