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by Noel
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A bit of fun...
Replies: 18
Views: 248

Re: A bit of fun...

Question on gearbox mount. Nicks has the round bell shaped thing on it. I was under mine last week fitting a new speedo cable and was thinking the rubber mount looked a bit oily, but mine doesn't have that bell thing on it. Is that a big deal? Mines on it's third gearbox so is it possible someone le...
by Noel
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A take on the electric car .
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: A take on the electric car .

Talking of seat covers - what the ABSOLUTE FLIP is going on with the drivers seat on that Mustang? Lumps under the leather, seam bulging in two places? Looks shoddy.
by Noel
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: A proper f***ing rant!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 290

Re: A proper f***ing rant!!!

The ASMR thing, I mean :lol: ... and the gloved hand!
by Noel
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror
Replies: 14
Views: 322

Re: Door card removal / fixing new door mirror

Yes its the only way to access the mirror bolts and nuts. If you have the door arm rest handle off, you then need to slide off the plastic retaining surround of the release handle (slide it off forwards, always feels like its going to break). Then the card is held on with plastic push clips all arou...
by Noel
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The car in front is a Toyota
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: The car in front is a Toyota

Metal prices up, so its worth it again. Check out the price of palladium - its double what it was 2-3 years ago. Older Japanese cars are favourite as the cats contain more of the expensive metals. State of that wishbone is that incredible build quality of Toyota, I mean I am sure the engine is bulle...
by Noel
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Pressure regulator experience
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Pressure regulator experience

Recon one listed in stock here:
https://www.motomobil.com/en/products/f ... 60518712-2

Or ask Southern Carburettors:
http://www.southerncarbs.co.uk/
by Noel
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: The car in front is a Toyota
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: The car in front is a Toyota

Subaru wishbones do the same, so I've read. You have to be careful buying older Imprezas.

What year was this one and how many miles had it covered?
by Noel
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8i Fuel Pump ??
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: 2.8i Fuel Pump ??

Interesting find. I put a black painted one that looked like that on mine (came from random internet seller) - it cost under £50, and it lasted a year. I think theres a thread on here where it had stopped working soon after fitting and I couldn't quite believe the pump was the problem. Euro car part...
by Noel
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Capri Truck Artwork
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Capri Truck Artwork

Marlene looks well tasty.
by Noel
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just got done speeding...
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Just got done speeding...

on a serious note I have realised this week that my speedo reads under by about 6mph at 30mph, so I need to sort that otherwise I could be getting into trouble like this too. Need to get a GPS or something to see how out it is at an indicated 70.
by Noel
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just got done speeding...
Replies: 31
Views: 871

Re: Just got done speeding...

On the plus side, nice to see a working sunroof in use.
by Noel
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Leaded fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Leaded fuel

Check out tetraboost.com. Looks like still available, and now also has ethanol treatment too.
by Noel
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I was wondering....
Replies: 19
Views: 915

Re: I was wondering....

The fishtailing Sierra with the mid digit flicked to the Citroen is not a good look. Well done 'Barry'.
by Noel
Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: E10 Petrol in September
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: E10 Petrol in September

Hi. I was reading the letters/Q&A page in Classic Cars magazine this month, and there was a question about E10 and it reminded me of this thread. Here is the response. In short - super unleaded will remain E5 (or in some cases like Esso, ethanol free) for the foreseeable. So we all just use super un...
by Noel
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Minder Cars
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Minder Cars

Faaark that is one sick joke.
by Noel
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tax Exemption Age Reduction
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Tax Exemption Age Reduction

Major_Tom wrote:
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:19 am
I think leave well enough alone. If anything they'll do.the opposite.
Second that. I'd not remind anyone that anything gets an exemption. Given that it was originally fixed at what, 1970-something, and then became 40 years rolling I'd be thankful it still exists at all.
by Noel
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rear bonnet stickers
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Rear bonnet stickers

Ask DMB Graphics if they can do a custom one for you.
or
Buy a 2.0 sticker, and a 1.6 sticker, and then use the 1 from the 1.6. You'll have to space it up carefully but sure its possible if you cut them carefully and sellotape the backing together before you fit it.
by Noel
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: British Motor Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: British Motor Museum

The reserve collection in the other building is pretty cool. Two XJ220s together (show car, and first production one I think, or maybe the last). way cool. Never seen that XJ convertible, that is a PROPER spivs motah, imagine the crumpet you'd be pulling in that! That Princess thing looks like it sh...
by Noel
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: I know we should be thankful, but.
Replies: 24
Views: 843

Re: I know we should be thankful, but.

A similar thing came up a couple of weeks back where someone had bought a viscous coupling. IIRC it still had the Land Rover part number on it, and checking it turned out to be significantly cheaper to get the exact same item from a LR dealer. That was the one I ordered from CCI. It was a Britpart ...
by Noel
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Noel's car
Replies: 45
Views: 12619

Re: Noel's car

Jenkins Motor Engineers did all the work, and I just got all the extra bits together. They are in Whitton south west London - traditional engine machine shop, but with full garage facilities too so a one stop shop. Despite being very local to me, I never knew they existed until a friend showed me hi...