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Forum: Restorations Section 16-04-18, 09:46 AM
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
I was thinking of a solid base of bricks Rob, if...

I was thinking of a solid base of bricks Rob, if that makes sense, layer 'em up like a wall. But I think Martin has answered the question - he wants "solid".
Forum: Member's Vehicles 16-04-18, 09:39 AM
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Views: 136,454
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Paul I feel for you, would it not be possible to...

Paul I feel for you, would it not be possible to source a second hand recon gearbox ? I expect LR sell them through their "Britpart" line, or you could go down the eBay route, which means you would...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 16-04-18, 09:34 AM
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
Good work Phill, we fitted a swing away spare...

Good work Phill, we fitted a swing away spare wheel carrier a few years ago and haven't looked back. Excellent bit of kit, no way can the rear door carry the weight on its own. Just a tip, you need...
Forum: Restorations Section 15-04-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 324
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
Reading Phil's comments above I am thinking "what...

Reading Phil's comments above I am thinking "what is wrong with breeze blocks or bricks rendered or covered in cement, to look like a solid plinth, rather than a solid block of cement" ? This engine...
Forum: Restorations Section 14-04-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 22,861
Posted By PuttPuttBang
This ^^ would look nice. Getting excited...

This ^^ would look nice.

Getting excited now, the end is in sight !
Forum: Ignition Systems 12-04-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By PuttPuttBang
I have a nice Lodge CV that Steve (Skankin Giant)...

I have a nice Lodge CV that Steve (Skankin Giant) kindly sent me for my 6 AP. That works well with a nice fat blue spark.

I have bought a number of old Bosch and Lodge plugs over the years, many...
Forum: The Workshop 10-04-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,468
Posted By PuttPuttBang
6 inches of 70mm diameter Delrin rod ordered !

6 inches of 70mm diameter Delrin rod ordered !
Forum: Ignition Systems 10-04-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By PuttPuttBang
According to Google, "AC" stands for Albert...

According to Google, "AC" stands for Albert Champion, who founded the company in 1908. AC Delco (as they became) remained in business making spark plugs for Buick, and then General Motors until the...
Forum: The Workshop 10-04-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,468
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Thanks Martin I'll have a look.

Thanks Martin I'll have a look.
Forum: The Workshop 10-04-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,468
Posted By PuttPuttBang
The dynamo is 50V DC and the rheostat shaft is...

The dynamo is 50V DC and the rheostat shaft is internally isolated, so should be OK. I would like to replace it with Bakelite, so will be on the lookout for a suitable source of that material. At...
Forum: General Issues 09-04-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Medicines can lose their effectiveness, or at...

Medicines can lose their effectiveness, or at worst, become dangerous when out of date. Not sure about paracetamol, but there are some very expensive drugs out there that must be disposed of after a...
Forum: The Workshop 09-04-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,468
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Well, I was thinking about that Phill. I have a...

Well, I was thinking about that Phill. I have a cheapo Chinese knurler which does a very light knurl, and puts a lot of stress on the cross feed.

What I think I need is a clamp type knurler, that...
Forum: The Workshop 09-04-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,468
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Stuff has been happening on the lathe, I made a...

Stuff has been happening on the lathe, I made a 14mm to 3/4" sleeve for my toolpost, and then yesterday this little beauty popped out, it's a control knob for the rheostat on my switch board.
...
Forum: Generators 06-04-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By PuttPuttBang
If you leave it under the sea until it becomes a...

If you leave it under the sea until it becomes a blob of rust, someone will fish it out and restore it as a valuable antique.
Forum: Restorations Section 04-04-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 22,861
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Depends how much "snorting" you can put up with...

Depends how much "snorting" you can put up with Martin, I have put some rags in my IP silencer to break up the air flow and quieten the noise. You may be lucky, see how it goes !
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 03-04-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By PuttPuttBang
That is nice, looks like it has the sun on it,...

That is nice, looks like it has the sun on it, I'd forgotten what that looks like.
Forum: General Issues 19-03-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By PuttPuttBang
I am sure I bought 1/4" copper pipe on eBay a...

I am sure I bought 1/4" copper pipe on eBay a couple of years ago, quite cheap and still available at the time. The fun starts with getting the bends in the right place, I bought a small pipe bender...
Forum: General Issues 18-03-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By PuttPuttBang
I use Halfords 10W 40 in my Rustons, it looks a...

I use Halfords 10W 40 in my Rustons, it looks a nice golden colour in the oilers, and the drip rate is easy to control in warm weather. (remember "warm weather" ?) Basically anything we have now is...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 14-03-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Forget the starter motor, we used to start our...

Forget the starter motor, we used to start our A35 by hand, it's all part of the charm.
Forum: The Workshop 13-03-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,468
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Thanks Hamish I have had a lot of help on here,...

Thanks Hamish I have had a lot of help on here, particularly from Martin Paff (behind the scenes) but others too. I am now contemplating making my first accurately sized phosphor bronze washer/bush...
Forum: The Workshop 12-03-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,468
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Fiona came out to the garage at about 9.00 pm...

Fiona came out to the garage at about 9.00 pm last night, and pointed out that I hadn't eaten, sat down, or even been to the loo since about lunch time. It does seem to eat up the time very...
Forum: The Workshop 12-03-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,468
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Yes ! LOL not what I expected

Yes ! LOL not what I expected
Forum: The Workshop 12-03-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,468
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Project Lathe update The lathe has turned into...

Project Lathe update
The lathe has turned into quite a project, before I could even start using it. They are a complex bit of kit, it turns out.

Digital Inverter
The digital Inverter is now...
Forum: The Workshop 11-03-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 75,727
Posted By PuttPuttBang
The Sadolin will "go off" eventually. We usually...

The Sadolin will "go off" eventually. We usually apply in Summer in 20C degrees of heat, in that sort of temperature a shed will dry in 3 days. Anything much cooler and it takes weeks, such that we...
Forum: The Workshop 03-03-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 75,727
Posted By PuttPuttBang
That's some impressive bracketry Martin, the...

That's some impressive bracketry Martin, the shelves should be strong.
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