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by H7OB
Sun May 31, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel leaking from right side front wing
Replies: 9
Views: 312
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Re: Fuel leaking from right side front wing

I could smell fuel on my first run of the year. It wasn’t to that level but there was fuel on the bottom of two carbs and you could see where it had dripped into the undertray. I had to tighten all the bolts on the fuel lines into the carbs and that seems to have done the trick. I think ethanol hard...
by H7OB
Thu May 28, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyre fitting recommendations, midlands.
Replies: 5
Views: 227
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Re: Tyre fitting recommendations, midlands.

Many thanks for the inputs chaps, much appreciated! :thumbsup:
by H7OB
Wed May 27, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tyre fitting recommendations, midlands.
Replies: 5
Views: 227
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Tyre fitting recommendations, midlands.

My car has a set of Michelin XVS tyres with lots of tread but unfortunately they’re looking old and cracking. I’m starting to look into replacements. As most tyres seem to be on a mail order basis, does anyone have any good recommendations of fitters with experience of wire wheels and inner tubes et...
by H7OB
Wed May 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wow that's expensive
Replies: 25
Views: 740
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Re: Wow that's expensive

Isn’t amalgam what fillings are made out of?! Maybe that’s why it sits so low!
I bought a 1:1 911 for £2k less only 11 yrs ago so would struggle with that!
by H7OB
Sat May 23, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: A welding warning!
Replies: 2
Views: 234
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Re: A welding warning!

Wow, that is scary! Good that you found it.
by H7OB
Sat May 23, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 462
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Re: Car insurance

I’ve been insured with Classicline for years. Always been great prices, agreed value and breakdown included. I believe they also do laid up cover.
by H7OB
Fri May 08, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch gone
Replies: 25
Views: 4175
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Re: Clutch gone

Great. Sounds like it’s freed up easily enough and you didn’t have to resort to the starting in gear with the brakes on punishment! These old cars don’t like being left too long!
by H7OB
Thu May 07, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch gone
Replies: 25
Views: 4175
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Re: Clutch gone

Mine has had similar symptoms a couple of times and was a stuck clutch as described. It also used to happen on my old Lotus. I’d get it nice and hot, turn off and then try to start with clutch down and brake on, in reverse for me (doors open behind car). This time I had to let it cool and repeat the...
by H7OB
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Driving our classic cars at the moment ?
Replies: 20
Views: 981
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Re: Driving our classic cars at the moment ?

Great shot. I always thought the MGA was a really nicely proportioned, pretty little car. This nice weather is driving me mad for not getting out. I fired up mine at the weekend then had to let her get nice and hot to free off a stuck clutch. A drive out to a pub seemed like the next logical thing t...
by H7OB
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Jaguar Paintings.
Replies: 7
Views: 3455
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Re: Jaguar Paintings.

Trying to keep busy I’ve got the emulsion out again but managed not to get it on the walls! Sorry it’s XKs, hope that’s allowed!

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by H7OB
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Chrome Platers
Replies: 11
Views: 642
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Re: Chrome Platers

+1 for Marque Restore.
I didn’t have an issue with waiting, less than 2 weeks I think. Not sure how current situation might be affecting things, better or worse.
by H7OB
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-Type major price correction expected?!
Replies: 62
Views: 4039
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Re: E-Type major price correction expected?!

Hi Goran, You may or may not have gathered that the forum primarily consists of enthusiasts far more interested in the restoration, improvement, driving and sheer joy of owning an E Type of any description. For me, the fact that it also may have gone up a little in value is a bonus. If it’s an inves...
by H7OB
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 41
Views: 6638
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Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Great news!
I bet you wanted to give them two digits! :cussing:
by H7OB
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual classic car show
Replies: 37
Views: 1690
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Re: Virtual classic car show

30 cylinders, 15.5 litres!...
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A couple of bikes on the side...
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A real ale and a savoury snack and I’m sorted! :thumbsup:
by H7OB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2020
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Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

tinworm wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Well Rory its a Norton Featherbed frame - sorry

Barrie
Maybe but when did you last see a water cooled, 2 stroke twin mounted in one?? :scratchheadyellow: :lol:
by H7OB
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?
Replies: 37
Views: 2020
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Re: Daddy, Daddy, What did YOU do in The Covid War ?

Are you making an E-Type based monster truck to take much needed alcohol based medical supplies from war torn out of town shopping complexes to beautiful middle aged ladies holed up in their leafy, tasteful villages? :scratchheadyellow:
by H7OB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 59 years
Replies: 20
Views: 1529
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Re: 59 years

Great to put a face to the name!
You get about a bit for someone in their 13000s!
:bigrin:
by H7OB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Paint while isolating (every cloud)
Replies: 6
Views: 522
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Re: Paint while isolating (every cloud)

Hammered silver for the air filter (hammerite or rustoleum) I believe, after a quick search.
by H7OB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: KBO
Replies: 8
Views: 691
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Re: KBO

I’m afraid to say I had to google KBO, but now I know! Every days a school day! We are working split shifts, so I thought I’d pootle in on my old ‘67 Triumph TR6 (2 wheels). A mile away it started spluttering, I turned on reserve, still spluttering. I stopped, as did a helpful chap from work who gav...
by H7OB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Paint while isolating (every cloud)
Replies: 6
Views: 522
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Re: Paint while isolating (every cloud)

Great stuff, every cloud has a shiny silver lining! :thumbsup: