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by stevemarl
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: mot extensions
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: mot extensions

I`m assuming as, unlike tax, SORN doesn`t have an expiry date, so your `MOT date` is whenever you decide to get it back on the road. In this case, if you got it out now (after 31 Mar) you must qualify for a 6 month deferment, basically because most stations are shut? I`m sure if it will allow you to...
by stevemarl
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Windscreen Drama
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Windscreen Drama

Wonder though, why these have started cracking spontaneously in the night? I`ve never heard of this before and now we have 2. Just an age related issue, maybe de-laminating?
by stevemarl
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: clutch
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: clutch

D366Y wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:16 am
I think the difference is that the pinto 5 speed boxes have a longer input shaft compared to the 2.8 box but the spline amounts are the same
:agree: That`s correct, splines are the same.
by stevemarl
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cam carrier oil question
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: Cam carrier oil question

Bearing on way out?
by stevemarl
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

The BBC has been passed a document sent to GP practices by the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group - that's the local NHS management in that part of Sussex - setting out guidance on how to cope with Covid-19 in care homes. There are 35 GP practices and 98 residential or nursing homes in ...
by stevemarl
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

Hi guy's, I bought a bottle of isopropyl rubbing alcohol 5 months ago off eBay for £4.79, that same product from the same seller is now £26.00 - robbing bastards, at least Dick Turpin wore a mask when he robbed people! Wayne You can now get IPA at £14 per litre on Amazon if you or anyone else needs...
by stevemarl
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Dash mounted spearker
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Dash mounted spearker

Danny, that is a shame, esp. as you say if it`s twice as old as you are - that really IS a shame! Edit: if you got the one off ebay, you could cut, with a dremel or even an angle grinder, the end brackets outlined off yours and araldite them onto the new one? (as they`re supporting from below it sho...
by stevemarl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Dash mounted spearker
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Dash mounted spearker

Sorry , just an AA or AAA battery, it`s enough V to make a noise so you can tell if the speaker coil is intact., but not enough to damage it. ~Yes, my fault, I didn`t look at the pic properly, I assumed it wasthe normal `hole in each corner` affair. However if it passes the AA battery test, the spea...
by stevemarl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Headlight relay Capri mk3
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Headlight relay Capri mk3

Sorry if you`re already aware, but you know there are fuses underneath where the cables plug in? You`re sure they`re not the problem? Apologies again if you knew this. If it IS the relay, try Martin at Caprigear: Tel: +44 (0)1507 343148 (workshop)
by stevemarl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

Special times Andy, special times. :lol:
by stevemarl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

On a similar theme it seems the goats have migrated down from the Orme and are roaming the streets of Llandudno. Which has become a goat town..
https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2020/03/31/m ... id=webmail
by stevemarl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

Surprised you were not aware of that Steve, first heard about it years ago, a colony of wallabies on the Pennines, very intriguing! No, not at all. We did go to a wild boar farm (?) in Yorkshire once and they had wallabies roaming about the place, but no, didn`t know they had them in the Peak Distr...
by stevemarl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

:lol: :lol: :lol: Seriously, what were the chances???
by stevemarl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

Never doubted it for a minute Paul :) ! Further to the looming flour crisis, I just went to my local Co-op fror some basics, bread etc, and I notice there is now no flour, no eggs, no butter and no sugar. Bakeoff has a lot to answer for. Having said that, it shows how tight the supply lines are and ...
by stevemarl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

:lol: :lol: Too slow editing it there, just had a check if it was the same today. I hope your trip to Toolstation is essential Paul, the thought police could be watching and you just announced it to the world!!! Is it just me or does anyone else feel slightly guilty even going to buy food: like you ...
by stevemarl
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

Paul, I wasn`t disputing what you said, that ppe`s not accessible on their site, I was just pointing out that if you can get in `the back way` with the part number, you can find the item and the stock levels, and potentially buy still- although the stock levels are zero in all their stores (the one ...
by stevemarl
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

Forgot to mention, while I was queuing to get in M&S, (one has ones standards) I asked the girl on the door how the stock levels were now: she replied that they had everything, no problem, oh, except flour, you can`t get flour anywhere now. Seems people are trapped in their houses, they`re doing hom...
by stevemarl
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

If you Google 3M 9322, it will take you to the relevant Screwfix page: apparently in all their Gtr Manchester stores there is just one mask! (The other day there were none, so they must`ve re-stocked and sold out again) https://i.postimg.cc/vmTQjNJk/masls.jpg We went shopping before, Deb went in Ice...
by stevemarl
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Oily Sparks
Replies: 43
Views: 972

Re: Oily Sparks

The cam is only 2/3years old so I'm hoping that's still usable and isn't too bad... The problem is that the cam and followers `bed-in` to each other, microscopic irregularities will become mirrored in both surfaces so they wear evenly. Hence the followers should always be put back in their original...
by stevemarl
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: In the current situation...
Replies: 45
Views: 745

Re: In the current situation...

I bought a bottle of isopropyl rubbing alcohol 5 months ago off eBay for £4.79, that same product from the same seller is now £26.00 - I had a box of 3m disposable masks, probably about £12 - 15 for a box of 10. I`ve given most away to neighbours etc, so had a look online for some more: most places...