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by JPB
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 361
Views: 29400

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

I've applied poly enamels to GRP bodied cars with a roller and as long as you use a foam gloss roller, not the ones with the fluffy finish as used for emulsion, then it does get plenty of paint on in a short time. However you can expect a dry finish that will take much longer than cellulose to flat ...
by JPB
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 361
Views: 29400

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Got you sold on one yet? :mrgreen: Absolutely, in fact, it hasn't taken this many pages for me to know that I must rescue such a device. I should, all going to plan, be completing my purchase of a '90s HiAce camper in the next week or so, and will have to take that for a good long run once the van ...
by JPB
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 361
Views: 29400

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

So these tiny tricycles are actually multiplying in survivor number? An impressive achievement that speaks volumes for the level of enthusiasm among their restorers and those who, like yourself, have found that a single front wheel can work and that such a layout isn't a disaster waiting to happen. ...
by JPB
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 361
Views: 29400

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Wow! That's a mightily impressive turnout. One thing I have to disagree with, regarding the naming of the event, is that very few of these cars were actually "unexceptional" and had I turned up at an event expecting to see a field full of the sort of chod rescued from hedges and other flytipping ven...
by JPB
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 361
Views: 29400

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

For some reason I woke up at 3 this morning and my mind was full of thoughts about wrapping your AC's body rather than painting it. Time was, that dream would have been filled with the far more usual images involving the Kitten Register team beating the Lotus Elan and the Lothians VW Club teams on t...
by JPB
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 1354

Re: Paint advice please

That's the stuff, and Edd China approves so it must be good! ;)
by JPB
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 1354

Re: Paint advice please

:oops: :lol: Yep, it's good stuff; like Waxoyl but slightly runnier when applying to external surfaces yet less runny (apologies for the technical language ;) ) under warm weather conditions so less of a hazard for other road users than Finnegans' famously (overhyped :scared: ) Waxy/oily product - t...
by JPB
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 361
Views: 29400

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

Zelandeth wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:35 pm
...she's absolutely adorable
I'm absolutely in agreement there, what a stunning looking beast she is. :thumbs:
by JPB
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Binding front brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Binding front brakes

Sorry, Malcolm, for not responding earlier to your post, but I needed to have a good think about this one! (Though I am surprised that nobody beat me to it..) Have you fitted new return springs and hold down springs to the shoes? Weak return springs (the ones that cross the backplate and attach to b...
by JPB
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 361
Views: 29400

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

I know the guy whose job it was to recover dropped reservoir lids out of Xantia engine bays for a local garage, he's an awfully shy wee soul, but he did say that I could post the photo of his lid recovering hand, as fitted by Citroen UK's company surgeon at a time when the Xantia was just coming to ...