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by suffolkpete
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 306
Views: 24523

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

How nice to hear from you again John. I was beginning to think you had been kidnapped by the goblins, along with Terry. I wonder what's happened to Rich?
by suffolkpete
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Trafficators with flashing indicators
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Trafficators with flashing indicators

It really depends on how the flashers were wired, but the normal way is to connect the flasher unit input to ignition live and feed the output via the switch. You can't use the switch output for the semaphores because this would be flashing and it would also overload the flasher unit, so the diagram...
by suffolkpete
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: clio diesel
Replies: 122
Views: 8922

Re: clio diesel

When I had a problem with my late lamented Citroen C5 I bought a knock-off of the official Citroen device for £85 on eBay. It did all Peugeots and Citroens from 1997 onwards. May be worth investing in if you're going to stick to those marques.
by suffolkpete
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you buy & why?
Replies: 1006
Views: 59919

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: 1006
Views: 59919

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: 1038

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: 2828
Views: 98287

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: 1038

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
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Classic Tools anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 1421

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: 1006
Views: 59919

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...