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by suffolkpete
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more
Replies: 10
Views: 128

Re: Trying to get an engine to run that hasn`t in ten years or more

There is a real product called "start ya bastard" I believe to be of Australian manufacture
by suffolkpete
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1009
Views: 333825

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

If the sump comes off easily and it's not using a lot of oil, you have nothing to lose by having a look at the bearings. If the crank journals are ok, all you have to do is change the shells and the cylinder head. Buying a secondhand engine is fraught with risk.
by suffolkpete
Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cutting glass?
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Cutting glass?

You can't cut toughened glass. The glass company will cut it from normal glass and send it away to be toughened.
by suffolkpete
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3567
Views: 497899

Re: breakdown truck

A diesel Ferrari? What is the world coming to!
by suffolkpete
Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newbie seeks advice on potential first classic!
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Newbie seeks advice on potential first classic!

Seems a lot of money, the Practical Classic price guide gives the top price as £3250. I wouldn't regard any of those changes as substantial, in any case period modifications are always acceptable. I'd be more worried about the different shades of paint.
by suffolkpete
Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mail order tyres for a 1962 car.
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Mail order tyres for a 1962 car.

From your name I assume the car is a Goggomobil or something similar. Does it have to be crossply? I think radials of a similar size were used on BMC 1100s of that era.
by suffolkpete
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 1009
Views: 333825

Re: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroens, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70

I would be very careful about buying a secondhand electric car until you know how long the batteries last and the cost of replacement as you may well find, as some early adopters already have, that the cost approaches that of a new car as the makers have you over a barrel and would rather sell you a...
by suffolkpete
Wed May 19, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3567
Views: 497899

Re: breakdown truck

A beetle in a sharp suit
by suffolkpete
Thu May 13, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3567
Views: 497899

Re: breakdown truck

Wasn't that a terminal for an early France Telecom data service?
by suffolkpete
Sun May 02, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Austin A35 Project
Replies: 51
Views: 60861

Re: Austin A35 Project

A couple of years or so ago I saw and Austin, can't remember whether it was an A30 or an A35, into which had been fitted a 1275cc A series and an automatic gearbox, for its disabled owner.