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  1. After too many months of dull winter painted wheels today is officially shiny-wheel day.. Happy shiny-wheel day to you.
  2. Ah, I was keeping half an eye out for you.
  3. Had a great run up and back to the NEC today in the Herald. Furthest its been in ages and ran totally hiccup free. I think my favouritest sight there were the three Saab 92s side by side. I'm not sure I've seen even one of those really early cars in the metal before.
  4. Oh, I meant to ask how the front brake balance was at the MOT.
  5. Congrats DW! It mostly looks quite terrifying.
  6. In an ideal world that would have three wipers (the correct number) moving side to side in a random sequence.
  7. Hairnet, if you manage to find a Hunter estate with a 'Safari' badge on it then, err, I've got a good home for it!
  8. re. the wiper switch, might I suggest that you relocate the complete wiper mechanism to the top of the screen to avoid mucking about with the switch?
  9. A few of those photos seem vaguely familiar but nice to see this progression through the ages.
  10. Went to see a metalworking freind this morning. The new-old-stock wing I am using on the Oxford had a couple of dents in it that I knew I wouldn't be able to deal with. He took a break from making an aluminium DB4 GT Zagato to sort out my little bit of Farina.
  11. I've been mostly adding peaks today.
  12. SItting on a bus heading towards the West End today and I saw only one interesting car. But it was a Studebaker Avanti driving the other way near Swiss Cottage. A bloody STUDEBAKER AVANTI!
  13. Just looked up some photos of 1930s Tel Aviv - vehicles are driving on the right.
  14. Thank you for the kind comments. The ride height in that photo is about as low as it goes and its a bit wearing to drive like that for too long. Normal height is a bit up from there, but I was only going to drive into the middle of Regent's Part at dawn and block the road completely the one time to take that photo so dropped it down. I'd like to have some fresh paint on it and try and getting looking smart again since there's various bits of primer and a front wing which is just clear laquered over bare steel at the moment. Here's a photo of the Herald's engine not long after I did the swap. There's a thread on that car on the blue for anyone interested though there's not a huge amount of detail on the Mazda swap. http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/35482/1971-triumph-herald-1200-scca
  15. Thanks all, and nice to hear from you NB, had been thinking of you recently. HeritageMotor, pretty coincidental to have spotted us on a continental jaunt.
  16. Not me Obvs. On 1st January 1968, East Berks Services (a Rootes dealership) received an order from Mr Kenneth Jordan for a HIllman Minx Estate in Shore Beige with a Brown upholstery. He also wanted to go for the upgrade to Michelin X tyres. A week and a bit later, such a car was registered and then on 12th he took delivery. This was where he lived. And this is the garage that housed it for the next 40 and a bit years, during which time he covered 95,953 miles Then, since he hadn't really driven for four or five years, it was put up for sale with the help of his neice and after they fended off a couple of scrap dealers I phoned up and arranged to actually go and see it. A deal was struck. Sadly Mr Jordan died about a month later and once the neice and family had sorted through some of his piles of stuff I was invited back to collect the paperwork that gives me this information and some tools etc. I've since added over another 50,000 miles using it as our primary family car, rebuilding the engine and pepping it up once it had reached about 130k total. All but the first few hundred of those miles have been done with an apparently impractical level of ground clearance too. Pehaps this year will finally be the one to see some proper fresh paintwork over the various parts I have, or will be, repairing/replacing. I think it deserves it.
  17. Rumbled! I'm guessing that spot photo was on an Enfield Pageant weekend as I don't go up that way very often. Yes, the Hadley Green Garage was on what is now Boundary Close.
  18. The round Mobil canopy is still there And the building bottom left is still there too. Somewhere I have a photo of my Oxford outside the Hadley Green garage after it had closed but before it got knocked down for some dull residential redevelopment.
  19. If the lights are working independantly but then become fairy lights in combination then it could be the earth wire or contact between the light housing backplate and the chassis/ground. The lights may work separately by grounding backwards though another light but put them both on and you've got current trying to go both ways at once. At least that's how I picture it in my head.
  20. Rather pleasing to end 2017 with a car that actually looks like a, er, car.
  21. I've bought online from Tayna a couple of times. https://www.tayna.co.uk/ The size and terminal layout is generally related to the battery part number code. Once you establish thet it should be easier to find the one you want and also you might find some being sold with higher amp ratings than others.
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