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  1. Zinc rich wob no less. I just find the book very interesting, especially at their enthusiasm for the Maxi and how it was a good formula for the 70s. It's taught me some good things too, like how to punch out your broken windscreen and pull to the side of the road.
  2. We have a few local ones. Pretty good with parts. Have some old stuff too. Other than that we now have none in my Immidiate Kent/East Sussex area.
  3. The key word here is 'ball'. I think it was a dual usage item. Cheaper than surgery.
  4. That repair looks straight out of the 1970 AA Book of The Car, the book where they tell you how to make a new sill and then go through the MoT test for roadworthiness on the next page.
  5. All I want to do now is extract volatiles from cellulose, plastics and used oils. After I can rinse and repeat that I can then make a column and tap off as need be like in the video I posted.
  6. I went on a train.

  7. Oh yes. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809050174546?postcode=tn39qs&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&make=TRABANT&sort=sponsored&advertising-location=at_cars&radius=1500&page=1#
  8. Oh I can and I have. Very interesting it is. More planning to be done however, such as making a good, straight coil.
  9. Theale. I swear the Top Gear Ecnalumba service would have attended and crashed their way to an A&E.
  10. I mean I could mark them down for bad spelling and the penultimate sentence making no sense.... and that the car was in the open for 2 years straight... But come on... It's a bluebird. https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1028206
  11. Too late I'm afraid. Just this afternoon I took the coil down and stretched it out because it was very lop sided and was harbouring some pretty nasty water. Good thing I cannot smell at the moment. To essentially do what I needed I put the smoke pipe into a pot of water and it began bubbling away condensing stuff. Proof of concept. Also discovered a hold had opened up on the bottom of the can. Great. Next time I'll use straight pipeslike this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o5M6v1eD4I which works surprisingly well. The product will have to be fractionally distilled which would be out of my current scope. This was a very early arrmept which relied on the coil pressure to hold the lid down. Not particularly useful or good. The tar like crude oil that was dripping out the pipe when I tool the lid off. It's a mixture of bitumin, paraffin and other lovely stuff. Burns bright too.
  12. I thought he regained it by replacing the intake filter.
  13. My brother owned a 2001 Yaris Tsport as his learner car and then daily driver for two years. Excellent and robust, nippy, but just a teensy bit too small for his 5 foot 11 so he sold it and bought a Camry V6. Can't blame him.
  14. Polo with gaffa tape holding driver's window up, oh and a diesel Civic what was dented and rusted to hell and back.
  15. Air conditioning in room of computers has decided to want a raise, so took fire escape and turned off the mains and tried again. The results were highly informative: it didn't work. At least it gave me an opportunity to find a forgotten (but working) fire alarm with its tag. Made by Carter's of Burnley. Funnily enough I have some smoll sirens made by them.
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