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by suffolkpete
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you buy & why?
Replies: 1002
Views: 52315

Re: What would you buy & why?

I don't know what GHT does with cars, or he used a very incompetent dealership :lol: Pete, you've caught Rich's problem, there's nothing wrong with the car, or B/L in general, perish the thought, no, it's me, the customer, abusing the car. I mean, I had the temerity to turn the ignition key and sta...
by suffolkpete
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you buy & why?
Replies: 1002
Views: 52315

Re: What would you buy & why?

He chopped it in for a Chrysler 2.0ltr :shock: Yep, I could quite go for a Six 8-) I've owned a couple of six cylinder "wedges" and loved the six-cylinder engine. The clutch change was a very easy job which you could do without removing the engine or gearbox, unlike the four pot counterparts, a ver...
by suffolkpete
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Glasses..
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Glasses..

He's to be found on the Jowett stand at NEC shows, carrying out impeccable restoration work. I must say, having spoken to him, he's not the least bit grumpy.
by suffolkpete
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 2807
Views: 88258

Re: breakdown truck

That brings back memories, my father had one until the 1960s, bought new in 1936, in the same colours apart from the white wheels, although his was a four seater, the two seaters like the one in the picture are a bit more rare. I'm told that as a baby I travelled in my carry cot suspended from the h...
by suffolkpete
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Glasses..
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: Glasses..

I go to Specsavers for mine, I get two pairs for under £100, a full size lens and a half pair that I can look over when driving and look down to read the instruments and satnav. I think Rich's problem is that you don't have the market competition in France that has driven down prices in the UK. If R...
by suffolkpete
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Cars & parts Wanted
Topic: Looking to have a fuel tank made...
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Looking to have a fuel tank made...

Fuel tanks do seem to be expensive, a member of my local club was quoted £400 for a tank for a Reliant Ant, although £850 does seem to be taking the p***
by suffolkpete
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Classic Tools anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Classic Tools anyone?

I have a Kamasa socket set, a present from my wife in the 70s. 1/4 and 3/8 in drive, A/F, metric and BA. The green metallic case is still going strong although I've broken two sockets and the nut spinner and lost one socket. It is my socket set of choice for most jobs, I have one of those excellent ...
by suffolkpete
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you buy & why?
Replies: 1002
Views: 52315

Re: Yet another "what should I buy next?" type of thread..

I don't think it's just VW. The current trend seems to be to use thinner springs and to compress them to a far greater extent. I seem to be always replacing them on the family's moderns, only to find that the Sykes-Pickavant spring compressors I've owned for years and used successfully on the classi...
by suffolkpete
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 146
Views: 13504

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

You need a special tool to unscrew those and they can be very stubborn. My local garage proprietor tells a story of how he applied heat to try and release it and the ball joint exploded violently and embedded itself in the ceiling.
by suffolkpete
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: top gear
Replies: 11
Views: 470

Re: top gear

Too near the truth to be funny :scared: