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by Jeremy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New Paint
Replies: 33
Views: 1612
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Re: New Paint

Here's one I made earlier, please enjoy a block-sanded Mini Van. Okay, Okay, it's not perfect but it is flat :wink: https://i.postimg.cc/vTXS53sm/ALBUM-COVER-3.jpg RORY - have you got any more pics of your Mini van? It looks abs gorgeous... (I learned to drive in one. 850cc, neck-snapping accelerat...
by Jeremy
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Golf GTI Horror - Victim Reveals All
Replies: 3
Views: 642
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Golf GTI Horror - Victim Reveals All

Yes, the unbelievable truth is...They go wrong! This is my wife Christine's lovely 13 yr old GTI Mk5. Der rear door lock ist kaputt gewesen. So while waiting for a replacement for a suspect radiator fan switch for the E, I spent a fun-packed afternoon with son Ben dismantling and diagnosing. The ele...
by Jeremy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Re: Hose C14991/1 to C17421 .... C12630 etc - just more Crap Parts ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1223
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Re: Heater hose C18987, diameter fitting adapter C17421

+1 for the Fosseway hoses Rory. V good quality. I have found all his stuff to be good - tho' not cheap, which makes complete sense.
by Jeremy
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Re chroming
Replies: 8
Views: 787
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Re: Re chroming

rfs1957 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:46 pm
I'd be happy if the chromers I contacted could be bothered to even reply.

I sent polite emails including pictures to both CastleChrome and MarqueRestore on May 25th and neither has so far answered.
I'd give 'em a call Rory
by Jeremy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 2252
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

Ash, that reminds me - in my twenties, restoring my TR4A, I had assembled the engine, clutch and gearbox and fitted into the chassis, clearing away all tools after a good weekend's work, and found a single small brass bush on the floor. Now what could that be, I asked myself.....
by Jeremy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine hoist load leveller
Replies: 43
Views: 2252
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Re: Engine hoist load leveller

That's how I did it Rory. Worked like a charm. Very safe.
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by Jeremy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Colour of front suspension wishbones
Replies: 6
Views: 466
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Re: Colour of front suspension wishbones

Maybe it's a typo and they are gold? Passivated zinc perhaps?
by Jeremy
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Forum Magazine Article
Replies: 11
Views: 1149
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Re: Forum Magazine Article

Hi Simon, My thoughts for what they're worth: I cannot imagine how I would have restored my car without this forum. It isn't just the impeccably researched and impossibly deep technical expertise that stands out. There is the intelligent generosity with which members take the time to understand your...
by Jeremy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12954
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Re: Sovy Failure

Thanks a lot Julian - "bullet-proof" sounds like a great design spec. And while you're at it, if you can make sure the brackets aren't subjecting the bottles to unhelpful stress or compression, even better. Looking forward to hearing more.
by Jeremy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12954
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Re: Sovy Failure

Is 3D printing a realistic option?
by Jeremy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12954
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Re: Sovy Failure

Yes John, that did occur to me....bracket also supplied by SNGB. Hard to overtighten it, as it's one bolt either done up or loose. But the shape of the bracket itself may not be perfect as you say.
by Jeremy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 116
Views: 38872
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Hi Julian, the thread about reservoir bottles is "Sovy Failure" and I resurrected it last week as one of mine split (not in the usual spigot area as you'll see). I think if you could come up with a durable bottle you'd sell hundreds of them.
by Jeremy
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12954
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Re: Sovy Failure

:yeahthat:
I'd be interested to see what you can come up with Neal. Agree with Geoff that checking the level might be an issue, but I'd have thought a quick poke of the float pin ought to tell you if it needs a top up.
by Jeremy
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12954
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Re: Sovy Failure

Here's the failed bottle. You can see the split half way up in this photo, nowhere near any seam or spigot. I can categorically say that the bottle was not subjected to pressure or stress when I fitted it (I knew they were delicate so I handled them with great care). https://i.postimg.cc/Pr2CWBsQ/IM...
by Jeremy
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Sovy Failure
Replies: 70
Views: 12954
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Re: Sovy Failure

I'm resurrecting this thread as my nearside (single) reservoir bottle (square design) has started leaking. Not from the spigot at the bottom, but oozing out from under the bracket, so the front surface of the bottle is wet: https://i.postimg.cc/RVqpGDpd/IMG-20200607-164928.jpg This was new from SNG ...
by Jeremy
Sat May 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Concourse condition?
Replies: 7
Views: 702
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Re: Concourse condition?

Same root....Latin concurs = run together...
by Jeremy
Sat May 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone got a spare section of Windscreen Trim BD20562 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 248
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Re: Anyone got a spare section of Windscreen Trim BD20562 ?

Rory, that is odd. Might it be you have a FHC upper chrome trim piece there?
by Jeremy
Sat May 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A welding warning!
Replies: 3
Views: 721
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Re: A welding warning!

Jeepers. I wonder if the car had fuel in it when he was doing the welding.... :wow:
by Jeremy
Sat May 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 10
Views: 976
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Re: Before and after

Like you Rory I bought the Fix40 stuff a couple of years ago but the lack of intelligible instructions and the rather brutal brushes discouraged me from getting into a long term relationship with it. Whereas the MWS kit (arrived yesterday and I cleaned my wheels to celebrate) is excellent. Just be c...
by Jeremy
Sat May 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Body tag
Replies: 11
Views: 2104
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Re: Body tag

Yep, on mine (Apr 1967) it's behind the number plate.