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Forum: General Issues 22-12-17, 01:12 PM
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Aerosol paint.

A couple of weeks ago i was wandering around our local Factory Shop & i came across aerosol gloss black & matt black in 400ml tins at 1.39 each. As i've been using Smoothrite aerosol gloss back...
Forum: General Issues 19-12-17, 02:06 PM
Replies: 73
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I have two wedgewood plates made especially for...

I have two wedgewood plates made especially for the New Holland tractor plant with the image of tractors on them. The manager at the time (An American) collected wedgewood apparently. So he had them...
Forum: General Issues 18-12-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,371
Posted By novo
I picked up an ex MOD No 1 burner at a rally this...

I picked up an ex MOD No 1 burner at a rally this year (Not sure why) apparently they used them for cooking. You ever come across one Martin? Looks a beast they reckon they blow up on occasion. I've...
Forum: General Issues 17-12-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By novo
I seem to remember they had steam trains stored...

I seem to remember they had steam trains stored for the same reason Pete.Cant remember where, Essex somewhere i think.
Forum: General Issues 17-12-17, 12:43 PM
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Didnt they have rust problems Pete? Panels were...

Didnt they have rust problems Pete? Panels were steel if i'm not mistaken. I always liked the Gypsy. There was one at a do at the Langford Museum of Power earlier this year.
Forum: General Issues 17-12-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 73
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Years ago i worked in a big garage in Southend....

Years ago i worked in a big garage in Southend. One day we got a callout to a chap that had bought an Austin champ. He apparently decided to try out its off road capabilities by driving along a brick...
Forum: General Issues 17-12-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 73
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Posted By novo
When i had my series 3 i decided for some reason...

When i had my series 3 i decided for some reason that i needed heavy duty springs. I swear that after fitting them if i ran over a coin i could tell if it was heads or tails :shocked: My 2A has...
Forum: General Issues 16-12-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,371
Posted By novo
I have a series 2A. I had a series 3 (109) years...

I have a series 2A. I had a series 3 (109) years ago. My first job on leaving school found me working in a local garage where the recovery vehicles were a LWB Series one & a Dodge wrecker Which was...
Forum: The Workshop 13-11-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
You're obviously Rocker material Stuart.:righton:...

You're obviously Rocker material Stuart.:righton: I've had bikes all my life. Still got two. I started with a D1 Bantam when i was 13. Lost count of how many Bsa's, Ariel's, AJS's Royal Enfield(Model...
Forum: The Workshop 13-11-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
I'm sure i saw a small roll in Machine Mart a...

I'm sure i saw a small roll in Machine Mart a couple of times ago. I wondered then how Mig brazing would work. Just looked in their catalogue & theres no sign of it.
Forum: The Workshop 13-11-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
You said you'd never tell anyone.:shocked:...

You said you'd never tell anyone.:shocked: Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in fer me.:snooze::snooze:
Forum: The Workshop 13-11-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
I never knew you were a Mod:shocked: I was a...

I never knew you were a Mod:shocked: I was a Rocker myself:whistle: See you at Brighton seafront. :whistle:
Forum: The Workshop 13-11-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
The only thing i ever got from BOC apart from...

The only thing i ever got from BOC apart from higher prices was a letter saying that they care about their smaller users. That was just before another letter saying. to the effect, that due to the...
Forum: The Workshop 12-11-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
Thanks for that Peter:righton: It says argon gas...

Thanks for that Peter:righton: It says argon gas only so i reckon i'll stick to Oxy for brazing as i cant afford to have a straight argon bottle for the few times i may use it. I' have a good read...
Forum: The Workshop 12-11-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
Looking through the links Stuart put on here i...

Looking through the links Stuart put on here i noticed a mention of Mig brazing. I've seem mig brazing wire in Machine Mart but surely the mig arc is too hot for that??? Anyone ever done any brazing...
Forum: The Workshop 12-11-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
Thanks Peter, Its because i've had My Oxford set...

Thanks Peter, Its because i've had My Oxford set so long & used other ones at work over the years that the Oxford Mig caught my attention, i didnt know they made them. Your one has a bit of a heavy...
Forum: The Workshop 12-11-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
Thanks Peter, Its because i've had My Oxford set...

Thanks Peter, Its because i've had My Oxford set so long & used other ones at work over the years that the Oxford Mig caught my attention, i didnt know they made them. Your one has a bit of a heavy...
Forum: The Workshop 12-11-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
Thanks for that Stuart:righton: Just what i...

Thanks for that Stuart:righton: Just what i needed.Didnt know there was a mig welding forum.:cheers:
Forum: The Workshop 11-11-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By novo
Oxford Mig welder.

I've had a Murex Tradesmig 160 for 20 odd years. Last night it packed up. (Wire feed problem i've had on & off for a while now) Looking at alternatives i came across an ad for the Oxford Mig sets. My...
Forum: The Workshop 05-11-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By novo
Bronze welding is good for cracks in cast iron...

Bronze welding is good for cracks in cast iron too. I have a Lister D that came with Bronze welding on the head. I also have a Rad cooled Fowler 1PDM that i bought with a "repair" in plastic padding....
Forum: The Workshop 05-11-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By novo
A bloke i used to work with had to go & collect a...

A bloke i used to work with had to go & collect a friends car that had holed a piston on the continent. He said he wasnt looking forward to towing it back so he tried filling the hole with plastic...
Forum: The Workshop 05-11-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By novo
Only used it once on cast iron.(Not on an engine)...

Only used it once on cast iron.(Not on an engine) I wasnt impressed. It does seem to have a lot of followers though.
Forum: Events / Rallies General 03-11-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,056
Posted By novo
I'm not going this time. Oh sorry Martin, i see...

I'm not going this time. Oh sorry Martin, i see what you mean:whistle:
Forum: Events / Rallies General 22-10-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By novo
Before i bought my first engine i was a visitor...

Before i bought my first engine i was a visitor to many steam rallies & the first thing i did was make straight to the junk stalls. The now defunct Barleylands at one time had fantastic junk stalls....
Forum: Events / Rallies General 21-10-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By novo
I went to Carrington this year. They had junk...

I went to Carrington this year. They had junk stalls. (I bought a 2cwt anvil & several blowlamps & a head harness for a horse) Also they had a boot sale in the next field & what a boot sale!! Never...
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