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by Durango2k
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Out to buy a Miata !
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Germany

Out to buy a Miata !

... just went out to Hamburg to buy a very early 1990 Miata. Of course the E is still un-painted, because it is very hard to find someone to be brave enough it seems and not be asking silly money for the job. The Miata is red, comes fully equipped, has a Hardtop, 8 tyres, costs 1500, still MOT‘d, an...
by Durango2k
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers
Replies: 16
Views: 2513
Germany

Re: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers

„ Gentlemen don‘t drive after dark“

Joseph Lucas
by Durango2k
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Andrew Waugh
Replies: 19
Views: 774
Germany

Re: RIP Andrew Waugh

That is very sad news. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have no idea where to put this thing...
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Germany

Re: I have no idea where to put this thing...

...its hollow of course.

If someone wants to buy it, its for sale by them.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I have no idea where to put this thing...
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Germany

I have no idea where to put this thing...

Seen in our local mall: lots of objects like this, not that cheap. I thinks its about 15 grand for that. Especially the roof is too low and too flat. And the steering wheel... Carsten https://i.postimg.cc/bvV9g5Vd/345-FB479-AE50-41-C8-9-AF7-AD3674653737.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/x1RRJ8Kv/59460-F41-CB...
by Durango2k
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is the end near?
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Germany

Re: Is the end near?

When I bought paint at a shop for my E, I told them for what car it is. The young people there did not raise an eyebrow, just one said after a while he saw one in a car show sold for a lot of money. Then they all vanished behind their mobile telephones.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: I‘ve got a problem with a 7/16-20 UNF...
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Germany

Re: I‘ve got a problem with a 7/16-20 UNF...

Its the lower bolt, so I fear its not shear but pull..... One idea came up today which is nice - drill nearby hole, large enough to put a nut through. Weld 7/16 nut on thick wire, and fiddle it behind the original nut. Pre-drill the previous nut in M12 so the new bolt would slide through, and fix in...
by Durango2k
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: I‘ve got a problem with a 7/16-20 UNF...
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Germany

Re: I‘ve got a problem with a 7/16-20 UNF...

I just did some maths. The M12 at 1.75 will give 9 threads in the 15 mm meat I have. The 7/16 would give around 12. Now, the M12 has a larger diameter, so 3.14x12x9 is a total circumference of 339 something. The 7/16 gives 3.14x11.1x12 wich is 418 something, so it gives 23% more „clamping area“ in t...
by Durango2k
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: I‘ve got a problem with a 7/16-20 UNF...
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Germany

I‘ve got a problem with a 7/16-20 UNF...

....it‘s not in my E-Type, but in my Benz. But it should apply equally to almost any car with seat belts, because 7/16-20 is the worldwide standard for seatbelt bolts it seams? I had a dead seatbelt lock in my Merc. Tried to remove the T45 torx, killed the bolt when the rust in the thread blocked an...
by Durango2k
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS
Replies: 17
Views: 963
Germany

Re: Nightmare: new windscreen for series 3 OTS

Hi Holger, I cannot really help here - it may be a good idea to order directly from Pilkington UK, and to have the measurements confirmed before shipping. My car, a series 1 2+2, also needs a new one, so IF you order anything from them, please let me know, maybe we can optimize it a bit for both of ...
by Durango2k
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: WorldCupRich - New to the Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 1474
Germany

Re: WorldCupRich - New to the Forum

...it was not behind the line....

Carsten
by Durango2k
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: slave master cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Germany

Re: slave master cylinder

I thik the only working version is to use a spring, and a rod long enough to be hold back by the spring AND also leave the piston just a tad free play. Why ? Because the version without the spring and the short rod will wear out the bearing, as it will always sit in the clutch. I tried, it does, the...
by Durango2k
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Germany

My 16 yr old son thinks about doing a journey to London...

... I was a bit suprised. He today said he thinks about a one week London travel with his best schoolmate, both aged 16, this autumn. Flying by plane from Hannover and back the same way (of course zero drivers licenses, but an iphone and an apple watch :-) ). I am not really feeling confident - I kn...
by Durango2k
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Bangers and cash
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Germany

Re: Bangers and cash

Hm, grmpf, does not work in germany...

Carsten
by Durango2k
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Paint bubbles around headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Germany

Re: Paint bubbles around headlights

May it be filler, coming off ?

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello E-Type Lovers
Replies: 9
Views: 1296
Germany

Re: Hello E-Type Lovers

You can meet an almost finished other cat in Göttingen, if thats not too far for the thirsty V12 and the lovely fuel prices at the moment...

Carsten
by Durango2k
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1868
Germany

Re: Acoustic Cameras

Get a proper slingshot (hint: youtube: slingshot channel), and end the pidgeons...

Mao said: kill one, educate 100.

Or so it works... pidgeons may need 2-5 till they are „educated“...

Carsten
by Durango2k
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1868
Germany

Re: Acoustic Cameras

I do live in town, along a quit street which nightwise is visited by hooligans in their AMGs and BMWs, lets not forget the 50+ dentist or lawyer on his Harley. If you can‘t get your little friend back to his job, buy a harley ? So it seems. Its often no fun living here, and I highly appreciate these...
by Durango2k
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Daily driver need not be boring
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Germany

Re: Daily driver need not be boring

Nissan of course.

My daily is a Smart, and its not boring if you drive it like you just stole it !

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Camshaft bearing failure 4.2
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Germany

Re: Camshaft bearing failure 4.2

There are no marks in line - shape like ————-.

What we see is dots, singular, roundish.

This means it was a local damage, nothing to do with rotation. This leaves.... acid.

Carsten