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by gazza82
Fri May 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 285
Views: 22392

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

My wife's uncle had a Javelin Convertible sitting in his front garden for years. It needed a new loom and I offered to make it for him (I don't mind car electrics) but he never took me up on the offer. He then moved so we lost touch but whether the car went with him we never found out. Oh and BMW ha...
by gazza82
Mon May 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Classic Friendly Garages / services in your area
Topic: Sprayer
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Sprayer

I'm not sure if he does the spraying on-site (I'm pretty sure he doesn't) but try this guy .. he is a bit further south though in the Grantham area ... he may be able to recommend someone https://www.facebook.com/RetroRebuildsOfficial/ the image will give you some idea of the finish that he will str...
by gazza82
Wed May 08, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Paint advice please

JPB wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 1:49 am
windy399 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 9:49 am
straight cut gearbox
:drool: ! In this case, please post a video clip, ideally one with the best sound quality you can manage! :mrgreen:
This might satisfy your need for a whine! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYfgkv ... e=youtu.be

From about 1min 30 in .. :-)
by gazza82
Fri May 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Paint advice please

windy399 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 3:51 pm
I have a 1972 Mini Van, so what do I use for the floor pan & inner wings etc?
You seen The Mini Forum (TMF) ?? Might be worth subscribing if you don't already .. http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/
by gazza82
Thu May 02, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Paint advice please

It's something I have to do in the future and am planning on using anti-chip paint whici I can then over paint with body-colour if I decide too. Haven't decided what one yet .. but there will probably be a fair amount of rust-converter involved first too! You can get different types from a number of...
by gazza82
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 285
Views: 22392

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

I guess the parts were probably never expected to still be in the same place after so many years. I guess I'll have a fight with a couple of TREs when I start my Austin refurb!! Front wheel drive hubs fill me with dread. I've taken one to a local garage still attached to the drive-shaft and suspensi...
by gazza82
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 285
Views: 22392

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

It was immediately apparent that the split pins weren't interested in moving. Fine, that's a fight the garage can have tomorrow. I'd really rather not immobilise the vehicle fighting with it. Back when I was fixing up my old Austin, I used to find a well fitting long ring-spanner would usually snap...
by gazza82
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 285
Views: 22392

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

Could one of the sensor wires be shorting out on those anti-rattle shims? Still better than my old Alfa 156 where after a few weeks the sensor wire detached from the new pads .. and both sides .. the wire just corroded and fell off! Luckily I am not the type of owner to rely on warning lights for br...
by gazza82
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Lada, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 285
Views: 22392

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

I could have sold you an Amstrad 1512 .. still runs Windows 3! :D
by gazza82
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Cars & parts Wanted
Topic: Camper/Caravan bits wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Camper/Caravan bits wanted

One of our members in A30/A35 Owners' Club manages a caravan sales company .. I've asked him if they break old ones or know anyone that does .. I'll get back to you what I know more!