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  1. Keep your pecker up sir. This is just the end of a chapter, it's time to write a new one. Take your time, have a think on what you want to do, don't sell yourself short. Customer service skills are good currency on a CV, you'd be surprised at how bad some people are when dealing with customers (be they public or other employees). I think we need to update the Autoshite calendar with Fanuary, might have an issue or two with the printers though...
  2. Please may I have one random calendar?
  3. Dead chuffed to see this! Well done @bobdisk and yourself. I guess that you removed the cover beind the seat to access the pulley area? I suspect you will get papped a lot, even in London (where people famously don't notice things and stare at the ground a lot). Top stuff and many congratulations. Make a list of the running issues as they crop up, and they can be tackled a bit at a time. An oil change will be much easier now you can get it hot and move it into a position to access the drain plug.
  4. As per Mr Pastry's comment, I can put slits in a few washers and bung them in the post if you like? I should be able to get them out to you tomorrow, just let me know which size that washer is (I'm guessing that it was in one of the bags I posted you last week). @Mr Pastry is this what you were thinking of? (Microsoft Paint FTW) Thinking back to brake cables on bicycles, they are usually run straight and any curves are taken as gently as possible. The loop/bend under the car and the slack near the carb end won't be helping things. It might be prudent to trim down the outer cable, this comes with a few obstacles challenges; chiefly getting access to cut the outer at the carb end (as that is the only end that can be trimmed). The cable could be disconnected from the carb and pulled out from under the car. IIRC the handgrip end is easyish to undo, meaning that the whole assembly could be trimmed off the car. I reckon that I could find a bench mounted vice at work that I could 'borrow'. A few minutes with a junior hacksaw would give a better fitting cable. The inner could also be removed at that time and lubed and inspected. I'm wondering if I can get up to help again during the Christmas period if you are free? Once the pre-Christmas madness at work calms down, I should be able to escape for a bit. It depends on Mrs Boom looking after the kids, but it could be done if you would like a pair of hands. Also, is the choke cable AWOL? If the run is straightforward it could be done at the same time. Not sure where your choke controls are (they vary on Invacars don't they?) You're on the cusp of that chip shop run now!
  5. Top bombing sir! That is a superb addition to your fleet, and not too far to travel, although I bet the DLR from Stratford was a *delight
  6. Top stuff sir! I should think you need a lie down after fixing that. Go on then, what's next on your project list?
  7. Phwoar! That looks tasty, I’d forgotten what an Espero looked like, used to see them regularly etc. chodspeed on your journey sir/madam!
  8. Good point, I forgot that your loom was cloth covered pvc wire and that the Lanchester has a wooden frame. That is one job you shouldn't need to do again though!
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