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by Luxobarge
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ones you should never have sold?
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Ones you should never have sold?

Great story!
by Luxobarge
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 473
Views: 50555

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

How many other cars have the handbrake to the right of the driver's seat like the XJS? My Jag XK8 does, though not surprising as it shares a fair bit of DNA with the XJS. Zel - I've had jags for years, and a friend & neighbour has a V12 XJS too, so shout if there's anything you need to know. How is...
by Luxobarge
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What modern engine/gearbox to use
Replies: 14
Views: 742

Re: What modern engine/gearbox to use

Does the Marina have torsion bar suspension at the front, like the Minor it replaced? If so, the engine bay will be quite wide, so how about an Impreza flat-four, like Issigonis first envisaged for the Minor? It would go like stink and you'd have no height problems, might be £££ to get one though I ...
by Luxobarge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 473
Views: 50555

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

Interesting to see that the fans are actually 115V units...have to assume they're running from a step down transformer buried in that brick of a power supply. In the late 70s and early 80s I worked for Burroughs as a computer repair technician on stuff that looked very much like this, so a lot of w...
by Luxobarge
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 473
Views: 50555

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

I may need to devise a way to catch the excess so it doesn't stain the garage floor .. or the very expensive driveway!!! Spot on - I've done things very similar to that. Actually you don't get through a huge amount of paraffin (I use heating oil!) so a few large sheets of cardboard may suffice, sup...
by Luxobarge
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 3089

Re: Paint advice please

I've used some of the Bilt-Hamber products but not in earnest yet. I used the Hydrate-80 on a small patch on my old Alfa 156. It worked really well. I've also used the Deox-C on some parts to good effect .. I soaked a couple of old MG Midget rear brake backplates in a bowl of that for a few days .....
by Luxobarge
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 3089

Re: Paint advice please

Oh yes, forgot to mention, piccies and story of the Stag please, although best to start a new thread for that if you would.

Cheers! :D
by Luxobarge
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Members Cars & Projects
Topic: Zel's Fleet Blog...Jag, Citroen, Mercedes, Sinclair & AC Model 70
Replies: 473
Views: 50555

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

Beautiful dog! We got a yellow Labador puppy in March, he's now 6 months old and we're totally smitten with him, really adorable. Yes, that's what's known as a paraffin gun, good for cleaning engines, engine bays etc. with paraffin or other cleaners, I also use this for spraying on Dinitrol, Waxoyl ...
by Luxobarge
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 3089

Re: Paint advice please

I am newcomer to classic car restoration and recently purchased a Triumph Stag to keep me busy in retirement. I've been looking at the car underseals online is Waxoyl or Dinitrol the best solution? I've found these DIY rustproofing kits https://www.tiltrak.com/product-category/corrosion-protection/...
by Luxobarge
Fri May 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Paint advice please
Replies: 21
Views: 3089

Re: Paint advice please

No problem - however, I know a lot of us on here would love to see pics and hear the story of your mini van restoration, any chance of starting a thread on it?

Cheers! :D