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by stevemarl
Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: opinions

Yeah, I mean you`re right, there was no damage. In any case if it HAD set fire to the garage and blown up the car I`ve owned for 38 years they`re only things at the end of the day aren`t they? Really I should just let them have their fun and shut the fuck up shouldn`t I ? Absolutely done!
by stevemarl
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: opinions

Thanks Andy - I start thinking I`m just a killjoy/ OCD sufferer - but I watched this all night on CCTV I was so worried in case anything went up in flames!!! I AM looking into options for next time :evil: , apparently it IS illegal to let them off in a street/public place, so that`s one, trouble is ...
by stevemarl
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 944

opinions

Hi, last night the people in #18 decided to have a little firework show, a dozen people in the yard, drinking, weed and setting fireworks. I say fireworks, more incendiary devices - right outside my garages (you can see the roof of one centre screen). This is ONE firwork shooting up what, 12 feet? :...
by stevemarl
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover closing Workshop for good
Replies: 30
Views: 2083

Re: Tickover closing Workshop for good

If I ever did need any body restoration, I know a lad in Stockport who`s very fastidious: I`ve seen his work & it`s excellent ;)
by stevemarl
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mercedes Busted Electric Window Remedy
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: Mercedes Busted Electric Window Remedy

Mc Tool wrote: Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:16 am You guys must be #ucking board
Nah, it`s quite a poplar pastime here. Although I can see why you might get a bit sycamore puns?
by stevemarl
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Nice interior recaro for sale!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Nice interior recaro for sale!!!

Strangely no bids???
by stevemarl
Thu Nov 04, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

Tom,
yes, the solenoid on the back has an arm which move the pinion out to engage and retracts it when the engine starts. Whereas Inertia it`s just slung out by the.... inertia.
by stevemarl
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover closing Workshop for good
Replies: 30
Views: 2083

Re: Tickover closing Workshop for good

pbar wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:25 pmThat's a shame.
It is indeed, very sad,
by stevemarl
Wed Nov 03, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri
Replies: 38
Views: 3496

Re: Replacing Type-F 4 speed Transmission, 2.0 Capri

I`ve got these from a standard starter: 1st is from face/bellhousing point to inner edge of pinion; 2nd is same but pinion extended. 10 teeth BTW. and they`re about 20mm long. So (when energised) the furthest point of the pinion is about 43mm or 1 3/4" away from the mating surface https://i.pos...
by stevemarl
Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mercedes Busted Electric Window Remedy
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: Mercedes Busted Electric Window Remedy

Bug wrote: Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:06 pm Whoever did that was a bit of a plank!
Simply skirting the issue.
Advice from your elder there...
by stevemarl
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wings
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Wings

It makes sense really, if you havethe skills (or know someone) as 95% of the panel is usually solid, it only needs very specific areas replacing. I`ve often thught it might be better to use parts of an aftermaret as repair plates for the original wing. Especially considering how hard it can be to ge...
by stevemarl
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mercedes Busted Electric Window Remedy
Replies: 15
Views: 1195

Re: Mercedes Busted Electric Window Remedy

If you do think it`s broken, I`d definitely go to a timber merchants first, the Mercedes price will be extortionate.
by stevemarl
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Global Warming

Nah Martin, Johnny Foreigner`s got all the volcanos and let`s be honest they are, always have been and always will be, expendable.
by stevemarl
Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Global Warming

Absolutely Danny - it`s win win!!!
by stevemarl
Sun Oct 31, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Tracking devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: Tracking devices

The keyless entry thing is the most ridiculous use of tech ever: all the demonstrable problems, just to save putting a key in a lock`??? What a joke.
by stevemarl
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Tracking devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: Tracking devices

I know it's awkward if someone else owns the garage, but a bollard or door defender maybe better as a visual deterrent and making it hard to gain access! If it was possible, myself and my neighbour have used these: you`ve got to dig a hole and concrete it into the ground but they`re really solid, a...
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 30, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Tracking devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: Tracking devices

No Paul, this is a straight radio trasmit/receive, works direct - but I do have a direct line of sight from bedroom to garage. Any further/obstacles it would be a problem. Ther4e are GSM alarm things which may be better suited as you suggest.
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Global Warming

Yeah, but some protesters will probably sellotape their heads to the side of the volcano or something.... Bloody luddites! Some people just cannot accept progress. OK, in 1816 the pursuant famine DID wipe out most of the population of China, and resulted in Typhus decimating the population of Europ...
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Global Warming

With all this fuss, electric vehicles, heat pumps, homeless polar bears, meetings of world leaders etc there is a rather obvious solution that would solve this within a year or 2. I`m sure if President Trump was still in office, he`d sort it. The following refers to one of the largest ever volcanic ...
by stevemarl
Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Tracking devices
Replies: 15
Views: 1406

Re: Tracking devices

You could also put the car on axle stands and take the wheels and jack home. TBH, if the Capri`s off the road for the winter I DO actually put it on stands to protect the tyres: the fronts come off and I put stands under the hubs so the suspension is `rested` if you see what I mean. I just haven`t ...