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#54361 OFFLINE   D Spares & Tyres

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Posted Yesterday, 07:23 PM

Reminds me of skyjack Steve...

#54362 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted Yesterday, 07:25 PM

Unfortunately not, cos it still needs a windscreen for MOT. It runs and drives ok on my private test track (pictured) though. I will shortly be renewing attempts to source a screen and get some bugger to actually turn up and fit it.


*has modern Audi needing windscreen*

*ignores insurance excess and uses 70s Lotus instead*

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Never give up


Burgess anything is shit, I have their engraver c1965, free, it will end up in the trash before long. Get an Earlex Jo, good bit of kit.


#54363 OFFLINE   dozeydustman

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Posted Yesterday, 07:28 PM

 

[adenoidal voice]I think you'll find we'll be the judge of what is roffle-worthy[/adenoids]

 

Two randoms please

 

 

Haha! If I do roffle it I think even at 1p a pair of tickets is too much.

 

Coming back from the in-laws this evening it was making a light knocking with engine revs, so no more long journeys for this beast. Unless I win a Roffle, or can find the stuff to rebuilt the engine for £minimal.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:35 PM

MarvinsMom said

"I never liked Castrol, especially in stull like an A-series. Jo who owned Cocopop before i did only used Castrol, and we found the inside of the rockerbox covered in like a slimy emulsion that i put down to the Castrol oil. hence why i would not use Castrol..."

My experience exactly, the A series rocker box always with an emulsion on Castrol and never there using Duckhams which set a pattern as I never used Castrol since the early 1970's.
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#54365 OFFLINE   MarvinsMom

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Posted Yesterday, 07:44 PM

My experience exactly, the A series rocker box always with an emulsion on Castrol and never there using Duckhams which set a pattern as I never used Castrol since the early 1970's.

 

i'm glad its not just me that used to find that! 

 

my thinking was if Castrol oil is doing that in a simple engine like an A-series then what is it doing in something more fancy, what exactly are they putting in the oil to make it do that in the first place??


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Posted Yesterday, 07:52 PM

MarvinsMom said

"I never liked Castrol, especially in stull like an A-series. Jo who owned Cocopop before i did only used Castrol, and we found the inside of the rockerbox covered in like a slimy emulsion that i put down to the Castrol oil. hence why i would not use Castrol..."

My experience exactly, the A series rocker box always with an emulsion on Castrol and never there using Duckhams which set a pattern as I never used Castrol since the early 1970's.

 

 

 

i'm glad its not just me that used to find that! 

 

my thinking was if Castrol oil is doing that in a simple engine like an A-series then what is it doing in something more fancy, what exactly are they putting in the oil to make it do that in the first place??

 

 

It's the natural properties of Caster oil, which was one of the additives in Castrol oils from the early 1900s. it makes an emulsified jelly. I remember my late grandad used to talk about the owner of a Morris Cowley with the 1200 B-series, a new customer at his garage. Owner insisted on using Castrol when it came in for servicing. The emulsion it made eventually turned into a jelly and started to narrow the oilways of the engine, and set in the rocker box, so grandad had to give it a full flush, scrape the jellified muck out the rocker box, then refill with fresh.

 

The jelly muffled the sounds of the rocker gear and the owner complained that the engine now sounded rattly, even though it was a properly set up 1200 B-series.

 

Not sure if caster oil is still used in their products.

 

I'm up at my parents' tomorrow, and they've been going through all of grandad's photos. I'll see if I can find some from when he was in the trade (1950's-1988)


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#54367 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted Yesterday, 08:05 PM

good to see correct preparation for Cocopop- using Green oil= having nails done green. FTW  :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Posted Yesterday, 09:22 PM

Flat tyre
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New* tyre and wheel boughted
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Heavy, so got help from David
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New tyre fitted
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Bead broken on old tyre
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I'll wrestle the old tyre off tomorrow
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#54369 OFFLINE   drum

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Posted Yesterday, 09:36 PM

Also today the ex-Talbot perkins engines went off to a friend's where one will donate parts to a jcb 3CX and the other will run a hydraulic pump on a tree loader lorry.20181020_130805.jpg

Workhorse Olds.
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#54370 OFFLINE   New POD

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Posted Yesterday, 10:37 PM

MarvinsMom said

"I never liked Castrol, especially in stull like an A-series. Jo who owned Cocopop before i did only used Castrol, and we found the inside of the rockerbox covered in like a slimy emulsion that i put down to the Castrol oil. hence why i would not use Castrol..."

My experience exactly, the A series rocker box always with an emulsion on Castrol and never there using Duckhams which set a pattern as I never used Castrol since the early 1970's.


The omega owners forum, there's a standard question when someone asks about the emulsion on their 710 cap.
Are you using Castro? If yes, change to something that isn't half water.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:39 PM

Food news.

Someone brought in slightly out of date crisps.

So far I've eaten 5 (five) bags.

There are 3 left.

I'm in charge tonight, so I've got to keep myself busy.

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#54372 ONLINE   Mally

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Posted Today, 07:56 AM

I changed a wheel on a Qashqai yesterday.

I almost needed help from David.

I think I'll not bother changing the 75 clutch at my age.


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Posted Today, 09:45 AM

I'm going in a cherry picker, got a harness on and everything.
How exciting!

Just hope we're down before my tea goes cold.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2018102...

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How was it? I did a couple of PASMA courses last year and the last one was just me and the trainer. So he offered to take me up on the cherrypicker and let me drive it around because we had some time to kill.

Got to drive it and play with it. Instructor seemed very pleased. Hope you got to have a go, too.

They’re brilliant.

#54374 ONLINE   davehedgehog31

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Posted Today, 09:46 AM

If you let me know the size of the hub nut I will see if I have an impact socket of the correct size then I can come round with the ugga-dugga and hand its arse to it on a plate :)


Haha, I got it in the end with a ratchet and a trolley jack underneath it.

I do appreciate the offer of assistance though!
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#54375 OFFLINE   Stevebrookman

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Posted Today, 10:44 AM

Aldi's have the "intelligent" charger back in £12.99.

 

Bought one today to match the Lidl one that is connected to the Royale's battery.

 

Put the Aldi one onto the Sierra.

 

Steve


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Posted Today, 12:41 PM

Because of the glass rear end, the Mazda logo reflects on to other objects in certain conditions. Small things, eh?

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Posted Today, 12:46 PM

The daily got a nice new sumpful of Halfords 5w30 this morning ready for the winter months. Only covered 4500 miles since the last one but figured we are running out of nice days so today was as good an opportunity as ever.

Brought to you in conjunction with Mann Filters and Pela Pump. God I love that thing, changes take about 15 minutes start to finish.

Next up - investigation of random bulb failure messages even though the bulb is fine. I suspect it’s a module buried somewhere in the dash so might not bother too much with that one.

Celebrated by making an Apple and Sultana cake. Yeah, it’s fucking hardcore in my house
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