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by rfs1957
Fri May 24, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 15
Views: 571
France

Re: Member Banned from forum

Please don't let him back, whatever name he gives himself, the puffery was just too much. a) because he won't change - banned now 3 times in all from JL and here ? and b) because the drivel he peddled, even expressed more politely, was drivel. My own exchanges of PM with various regular contributors...
by rfs1957
Thu May 23, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 15
Views: 571
France

Re: Member Banned from forum

Fan - bloody - tastic. Saved me lighting the blue-touch-paper of my own solution to his problem eh David ?! The most gratuitously unpleasant line I have ever read on the Forum was penned by the same, when, during a perfectly harmless bit of whimsiness, one of us mused about car colours ......... For...
by rfs1957
Tue May 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Selling a classic car on French website?
Replies: 7
Views: 256
France

Re: Selling a classic car on French website?

And if you need it translating etc then PM me.
by rfs1957
Tue May 21, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Selling a classic car on French website?
Replies: 7
Views: 256
France

Re: Selling a classic car on French website?

That's the whole point.

LBC is not dedicated, BUT it is crawled over by car enthusiasts who ALSO look for fire-wood, pond filters, prams, and computer lessons.

By all means do the specialist sites, but LBC is a must, albeit a surprising one.
by rfs1957
Mon May 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Selling a classic car on French website?
Replies: 7
Views: 256
France

Re: Selling a classic car on French website?

The best site is, paradoxically’ probably NOT a Classic Car site at all but LeBonCoin which is a most improbably successful French version of GumTree and Craig’s List rolled into one rather hick and dead simple web-site which has become the Go-To ressource for flogging anything and everything in Fra...
by rfs1957
Fri May 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 884
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

Thanks Geoff, very generous of you, but my templates are already on their way to Pilkingtons. I suppose I could compare them with your cut-outs in six-weeks or so time ! But I have no choice anyway and am convinced that this will get me a better seal and appearance than any "standard" glass would. G...
by rfs1957
Thu May 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 884
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

How about that for service !
by rfs1957
Thu May 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 884
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

Many thanks to all who've helped me with this, I missed the last posts from Geoff and Ralph and should have acknowledged their posts sooner. I'm now ready to order the new glasses from Pilkingtons, it seems clear that the markings should be type TM2. https://i.postimg.cc/3r68TLtH/Pilkington-Trademar...
by rfs1957
Thu May 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 45
Views: 1771
France

Re: Garage / workshop

Anyone considering garage design might like to delve back into the Forum http://forum.etypeuk.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4678&start=20&hilit=foundations where two-post lifts were sneered at, but FWIIW I can confirm that - having worked with both two and four in the past - this type of Italian lift, tha...
by rfs1957
Thu May 09, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 65
Views: 1835
France

Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Yes, Peter is correct, I was measuring to the centre of the wheel, forgetting the parallelogram, the multiplication factor is not 2 but around 1.50. Nevertheless, if you fit the same springs, constrained by their seatings to the same fitted length and therefore preload, to shock absorbers with diffe...
by rfs1957
Wed May 08, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Suspension, ride height
Replies: 65
Views: 1835
France

Re: Rear Suspension, ride height

Mark, what is the eye-to-eye relaxed length of your shocks ? And is that different to what you had on it before ? And is it different to standard ones ? I couldn't see this mentioned anywhere in the discussion. This would potentially have a much bigger effect than spring rates. An inch on shock-leng...
by rfs1957
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 884
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

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by rfs1957
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 884
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

Great Simon thanks. Can anyone confirm that this is correct for an earlier car too ? The value of my car is NOT dependant on this kind of detail, unfortunately, but as I'm paying an arm and a leg for the glasses anyway I might as well get this right. I'd be interested to hear others' experiences of ...
by rfs1957
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 75
Views: 3904
France

Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Could anyone update us on any changes in this sphere since these last posts ?

Keen to make this modification but didn't want to miss out on any evolutions that might influence my choice.

Still CMC ?
by rfs1957
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 884
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

OK, the mills of this man may grind slow, but they grind mighty fine. (Ed - And wear his teeth out.) Trying as hard as this may not be to everyone's taste, but FWIIW here are some observations that would have helped me when I got started, and will help anyone else going down the made-to-measure rout...
by rfs1957
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Insulation on exhaust hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 933
France

Re: Insulation on exhaust hoses

Metallurgical fears about the "Mummification" of exhaust pipes is the kind of nonsense that we were spared before the Internet became the great level playing field, where all of a sudden everyone's an expert and a metallurgist. Given the number of vehicles I've seen and owned with wrapped pipes, and...
by rfs1957
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AF to metric
Replies: 10
Views: 468
France

Re: AF to metric

No way. Both pitch and diameter different. The 7/16 is the Across-The-Flats size of a 1/4 UNF (or 1/4 UNC) nut, nominal diameter is 6.35mm, 28 Threads Per Inch for the UNF and 20 for the UNC. The 11mm nut in Metric usage is usually a (very rarely used) 7mm diameter thread with 1mm pitch (equals 25.4...
by rfs1957
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 884
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

Thanks for all the input, and especially to Simon who wasted his Sunday for me :salute: Off to measure shortly .............. The adjustment in this area is seriously limited, and as Jack at BAS in Wales struggled to do his best with the cantrail positions when he fitted a new hood it is improbable ...
by rfs1957
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OTS Door Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 884
France

Re: OTS Door Glass

Have sent you PM Simon.
by rfs1957
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Help With Paint Code Please
Replies: 5
Views: 1726
France

Re: Help With Paint Code Please

Alessio (alias elcinghio , which all Ducati owners know means " the belt ") didn't get much of a response, and I'd like to float this to the top again. His Heritage information indeed seems contrary to what I had understood, which was that "Cream OEW" changed over the years and wasn't a constant fro...