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    2flags got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in 1968 MG Midget - Bodywork repair and welding   
    So it's the usual bodge of just slap the panel over the top and secure it with some doggy welds and use plenty of pudding to cover it.
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    2flags got a reaction from mercedade in 1980 Austin Princess   
    This was a know problem with these. I worked on them when they were new and this was something we did regularly under warrantee. 
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    2flags got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in 66 Mustang coupe   
    So pleased to see this up and running. Must be great to finally have it on the road. 
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    2flags reacted to busmansholiday in Dyslexic Viking's vehicle fleet.   
    Try it, then don't blame me as you run away thinking this engine is about to explode because it will not turn off.
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    2flags got a reaction from eddyramrod in Austin 7cwt van resurrection   
    So sorry to hear about your friend. As had been said already, 49 is far too young. Your van will be a great tribute to him. 
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    2flags reacted to Rocket88 in Speedometers   
    I had a Chrysler Codoba with an 85 mph speedo, that made a horrendous chiming noise when you got anywhere near 85. I was hooning down the M5, the thing started it’s boinging, keep my foot in, and it made a noise like an exploding cuckoo clock…. Never uttered a sound after that….
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    2flags got a reaction from Carl1981 in Austin 7cwt van resurrection   
    So sorry to hear about your friend. As had been said already, 49 is far too young. Your van will be a great tribute to him. 
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    2flags got a reaction from SiC in 1968 MG Midget - Bodywork repair and welding   
    But at least it will be done right! Just think, it could be inner arches and sills made of cornflake packets and P40 with copious covering of underseal with an MoT from 'we pass any car' I even saw a U tube video where the guy 'repaired' accident damage with a floor tile and copious amounts of wob!! He posted this and was proud of it!! 
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    2flags got a reaction from SiC in 1968 MG Midget - Bodywork repair and welding   
    This is looking amazing. It will be so satisfying to drive once it is done and you will know that it has been done properly. It is terrifying to think of how many fiberglass and pudding specials are out there especially as these no longer need an MoT.  
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    2flags got a reaction from Low Horatio gearbox in 66 Mustang coupe   
    Great thread. Love a sixties yank. Nothing can compete with a V8 burble. Love it.
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    2flags got a reaction from PhilA in 1951 Pontiac Chieftain   
    For a man of your talents I think this is very doable. It seems that with the temperatures you get there aircon is a necessity not a luxury.  
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    2flags got a reaction from mk2_craig in 1951 Pontiac Chieftain   
    36.6c That is hot! We start complaining when it gets to about 23c-24c. Fan, lots of water and ice creams are an essential in those conditions. Love old cars, but I do love my climate control!
     
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    2flags got a reaction from PhilA in 1951 Pontiac Chieftain   
    36.6c That is hot! We start complaining when it gets to about 23c-24c. Fan, lots of water and ice creams are an essential in those conditions. Love old cars, but I do love my climate control!
     
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    2flags reacted to Stuew in Ambitious towbars   
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    2flags reacted to RichardK in Triumph Sixfire - Mother Rustia   
    I wouldn't go for fibreglass as a final destination - where I'd like to end up quality of finish is very important. But if I now get the running gear running and a better idea of the tub, electrics and everything else, a cheap fibreglass one would be a stopgap "cover for the engine".
    However, when I have time I'll start stripping the bonnet to get an idea of which repair panels could be used. At the moment only the top of it looks usable, but fabricating repairs to the tubs and sandwiching some Mk 1 Golf steel arches in would add a lot of strength back. The worst aspect is the grille support and box sections carrying the indicators etc.
    The rear arches are probably going to be the tougher job - the inners are gone all around the edge, and thick, heavy filler all the way around. But again those Mk 1 Golf curves will help bring some shape back in, though... perhaps less of the organic bubble shape they currently have. Those did pass a magnet test so when I strip those perhaps there will be a nice surprise and the filler is just for the missing inners!
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    2flags got a reaction from Quintus in What you getting economy wise?   
    The Ford Puma mild hybred driving school car does 51mpg. The 3.0 X Type Jag does 24mpg around town and 27mpg on a run, The 3.5 V8 Landrover does 15-17mpg ish, on a run, around town, just don't. Put petrol in, use it and when it runs out, put some more in. Don't look at how few miles you've covered. It's embarrassing to see a grown man cry. 
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    2flags got a reaction from Matty in BMC/BMH/BL Readers wives   
    Ah, the A40. Had a couple in my youth, great little cars. As to going sideways around roundabouts..... They will. Don't ask me how I know. 😁😁
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    2flags got a reaction from Talbot in What you getting economy wise?   
    The Ford Puma mild hybred driving school car does 51mpg. The 3.0 X Type Jag does 24mpg around town and 27mpg on a run, The 3.5 V8 Landrover does 15-17mpg ish, on a run, around town, just don't. Put petrol in, use it and when it runs out, put some more in. Don't look at how few miles you've covered. It's embarrassing to see a grown man cry. 
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    2flags got a reaction from eddyramrod in Goodbye Huggy, hello Handsome   
    Well done ad well swapped. Great cars Jags. I have an XType myself and love it! It comes a time when a car needs a new owner, It seems that time had come for Huggy.
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    2flags got a reaction from Flat4 in What you getting economy wise?   
    The Ford Puma mild hybred driving school car does 51mpg. The 3.0 X Type Jag does 24mpg around town and 27mpg on a run, The 3.5 V8 Landrover does 15-17mpg ish, on a run, around town, just don't. Put petrol in, use it and when it runs out, put some more in. Don't look at how few miles you've covered. It's embarrassing to see a grown man cry. 
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    2flags got a reaction from PhilA in 1951 Pontiac Chieftain   
    Just seen this. So glad you and yours are safe and you are slowly putting things back together. Make my little fence blown down and guttering ripped off pale in comparison. Take care over there.
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    2flags got a reaction from mercedade in SKcats fleet, Reykjavik Iceland.   
    Those 800's just look so stylish. I do love Rover products. I have had quite a few over the years. Always seemed a better quality of car than the competition. Well bought.
     
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    2flags got a reaction from Skcat in SKcats fleet, Reykjavik Iceland.   
    Those 800's just look so stylish. I do love Rover products. I have had quite a few over the years. Always seemed a better quality of car than the competition. Well bought.
     
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    2flags got a reaction from fatharris in FatHarris - tales of a motoring moron (Updated 25/7)   
    Looking good. Great to see someone saving one of these. Not many of them around. Your boy seems to love it. be some fantastic memories for the pair of you. 
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    2flags reacted to somewhatfoolish in Tommy's A-series Misery - New Arrival   
    That's the A series anti-corrosion system in operation.
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