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by malcolm
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Calculating compression ratio - questions on Payen gasket
Replies: 8
Views: 185
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Re: Calculating compression ratio - questions on Payen gasket

PeterCrespin wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:30 am
Buretting thin oil at TDC is the best real-world volumetric CR test.
Excuse the ignorance Peter, but could you explain how this is done?
Thanks.
by malcolm
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My missing V12 roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 2226
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Re: My missing V12 roadster

Just been on line - there is still a garage there, same location, in Coleridge road. It's called "Charmrace" now. Looks a bit different to how it did in the 1950's!
by malcolm
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: My missing V12 roadster
Replies: 9
Views: 2226
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Re: My missing V12 roadster

Yep, I remember filling up the MG Magnette with petrol at just under five Bob a gallon (25p to the youngsters) I also served at a petrol pump in my school hols, and generally helped out at the garage my dad worked in. I also remember my dad serving petrol with a lit fag in his mouth. He explained th...
by malcolm
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How much is too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 197
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Re: How much is too much?

Mark, I've stopped worrying about exhaust gunk and just keep an eye on Oil pressure and oil consumption.
by malcolm
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 463
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Re: New restoration

You'll have to modify it to get the wheels inside the arches, or you'll get pulled. Even if the police think you're a "model" citizen.
by malcolm
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: How much is too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 197
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Re: How much is too much?

I always get that. If I park stern to my daughters house, she puts cardboard behind my car so I don't cover her walls. I always feel sorry for people who park clean cars tight behind me on a ferry on an overnight crossing! :oops:
by malcolm
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: 80 mph in an A30
Replies: 20
Views: 652
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Re: 80 mph in an A30

abowie wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:17 pm
malcolm wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:23 am
Wasn't the 100E side inlet/overhead exhaust or vice-versa? And wasn't it the 105E that was first with the pushrods, not 107E?
How do you guys know all this??!!
Because we're really old, and used to own these cars!! :sad:
by malcolm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Space saver spare wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 587
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Re: Space saver spare wheel

Can you go the new car route and take a repair kit? Some good ones available quite cheap for tubeless, or are you on tubes? You could get either the air compressor and sealant type, or the plug type.
by malcolm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: 80 mph in an A30
Replies: 20
Views: 652
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Re: 80 mph in an A30

Gotcha. :thankyouyellow:
by malcolm
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: 80 mph in an A30
Replies: 20
Views: 652
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Re: 80 mph in an A30

Wasn't the 100E side inlet/overhead exhaust or vice-versa? And wasn't it the 105E that was first with the pushrods, not 107E? I had a 105E that had pushrods, and bent valves, and a cracked piston......
by malcolm
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: 80 mph in an A30
Replies: 20
Views: 652
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Re: 80 mph in an A30

I liked the comment "the Autobahn carries a high volume of traffic" as we see about a dozen cars cruising along. Wonder what the commentator would make of the M25
by malcolm
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wedding Day car request
Replies: 4
Views: 365
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Re: Wedding Day car request

:yeahthat:
by malcolm
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: 1968 Series II - valuation?
Replies: 12
Views: 619
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Re: 1968 Series II - valuation?

Steve, why would a S2 be worth more than a 1.5? I always thought the reverse might be true; older model, more money.
by malcolm
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 301
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Re: Spare wheel

:yeahthat:
by malcolm
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scam alert!
Replies: 66
Views: 7969
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Re: Scam alert!

Ah, ok, thanks. ID is all then!
by malcolm
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scam alert!
Replies: 66
Views: 7969
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Re: Scam alert!

We seem to have a strange mixture from "he's a good guy" to "chuck him off"
by malcolm
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Has anyone got a Winspeed (Guildford,UK) Electronic Ignition - Thinking of a purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 485
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Re: Has anyone got a Winspeed (Guildford,UK) Electronic Ignition - Thinking of a purchase

I bow to your knowledge Peter, grovel even if necessary, but pretty sure that it would be an advance - virtually same year as mine which is advance. Mine is a '69 but registered '70.
by malcolm
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clip on door frame mirrors
Replies: 18
Views: 2123
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Re: Clip on door frame mirrors

I found 3 problems with the Fosseways, partially resolved now. First, as said, the plastic mounting pad supplied is useless. We have a rubber "gripper" sheet my wife uses in the kitchen to open jars etc. Some sort of rubber. I surreptitiously cut some off and use that instead. Works well. Nexxt, one...