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    Dick Longbridge reacted to TheOtherStu in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I'm going to scare you now. I'm using the Bank of England's inflation calculator. That says 03/75. So I'm guessing March 1975.
    I'm going to hazard a guess that it's a working men's club too.
    In today's money..... those half pints.
    Bitter - then 9p. Today - 95p
    Skol - then 10p. Today - £1.06
    Guinness - then 11p. Today = £1.22.
    So I'm going to compare with Spoons (because it's cheap) 🤣
    Bitter - 99.5p - choice of much better things than Tetley I'm afraid - on draught Hobgoblin, Hanlons Citramas IPA, Batemans Rosey-Nosey (which I like), Wychwood Bah Humbug (which I also like). I'm actually impressed - people slag off Spoons, but a quick peek at the drinks menu, they've got some decent winter beers on offer at £1.99 a pint. Right now, they have Ruddles on offer for 99p a pint too, but that's a special offer, so I left it out.
    Lager - (bleurgh) - Bud Light - £1.09(1/2). That's as equally shocking as Skol 🤑
    Guinness - £1.64(1/2). So that's gone up considerably.
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to LightBulbFun in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Om Nom Nom Nom

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    Dick Longbridge reacted to Schaefft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I've already told him that I bid on the car with any issue in mind. He's just saying now that he will not sell the car. The issue is that the steaming pile that ebay is doesn't even give you the option to raise an issue if the item you buy is a damn car. That website just continues to go downhill.
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    Dick Longbridge got a reaction from AndaBoss in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Get your mate to roll up there tomorrow teatime (seller more likely to be in) and pretend you didn't receive the message. 
    Then ask to hear the engine and ask for details of the fault if he starts with the 'it's developed problems fella' approach. 
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    Dick Longbridge got a reaction from LightBulbFun in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Get your mate to roll up there tomorrow teatime (seller more likely to be in) and pretend you didn't receive the message. 
    Then ask to hear the engine and ask for details of the fault if he starts with the 'it's developed problems fella' approach. 
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to DVee8 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/200378792299948

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    Dick Longbridge reacted to Six-cylinder in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Out in my Seicento   
    So the bit @LightBulbFun has been waiting for @Zelandeth small blue box and my small blue box!
                     Seicento – Model 70
    Length 3337mm – 3000mm, 337mm shorter
    Width 1508mm – 1370mm, 138mm narrower
    Height 1420mm - 1422mm, 2mm higher
    Weight 730kg     - 413kg     , 455kg lighter






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    Dick Longbridge reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Bit more done today, the offside driveshaft didn't want to go back in to the gearbox, so suspecting that the circlip thing in the splined end was at fault....

    another one was sourced from a random pile of driveshafts next door. The offending item didn't look too distorted....

    But the "new" one allowed the driveshaft to flop back in with a couple of gentle taps.
    Once the driveshafts were in position, the strut assemblies were put back where they belong.


    Should hopefully get the engine loom buttoned up tomorrow. 
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to 4wheeledstool in Cavalier mk2 - another blue giffermobile.   
    Didn't get a lot of time for this today, just enough to get the engine lid on and positioned nicely.

    More fettlings will hopefully happen tomorrow if I'm lucky!
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to DavidB in 'just bloody scrap it' - the eBay 'fuck me, what were they thinking' thread   
    I would rather restore that Fulvia than have a conversation with that barrel o' laughs.
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to D.E in 'just bloody scrap it' - the eBay 'fuck me, what were they thinking' thread   
    - roll (?) Escort
    - let Escort rot for 10+ years
    - try to sell Escort for £££
     
     https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224723036438?hash=item3452896916:g:kaUAAOSwEgNhqhgm


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    Dick Longbridge got a reaction from LightBulbFun in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Out in my Seicento   
    That needs to happen! 😅
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to LightBulbFun in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Out in my Seicento   
    I made the GIF from this video here  (Page 64 of my thread) im not entirely sure where it was shot geographically but im sure someone with better geography then me etc can figure it out!
    another GIF/scene id like to recreate as you say since we have more then enough Model 70's on the forum now! is this one

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    Dick Longbridge reacted to LightBulbFun in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Out in my Seicento   
    You! of all people requesting the presence of an Invacar?!
    do you know what you have done! 



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    Dick Longbridge reacted to TheOtherStu in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Last MOT was nearly 4 years ago and had a sticky calliper. It’s not been driven for 3 years and I guarantee you’ll have trouble with the entire braking system.
    in addition,  DO NOT try and change the clutch on axle stands and even then, expect it to take twice as long as any other car you’ve done. Ask me how I know 😂
    There’s a reason why the clutch is £80 and the labour over £300
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to D.E in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294608448586?hash=item4498082c4a:g:by0AAOSwzQphrIiV

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    Dick Longbridge got a reaction from SteersWithThrottle in eBay tat volume 3.   
    That listing undersells the huge amount of work done in the resto. Looks like the paint has some weird issues going on though which is a shame. 
    It seems to be going through owners fairly quickly. 
    Here's @rovamota's resto thread:
     
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    Dick Longbridge got a reaction from MorrisItalSLX in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Have we had this yet? 
    I don't 1100 but if I did 1100, I'd 1100 with this 1100. 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1964-Morris-1100-MK1-/194553447373?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
    Soooo clean.

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    Dick Longbridge got a reaction from LightBulbFun in eBay tat volume 3.   
    That listing undersells the huge amount of work done in the resto. Looks like the paint has some weird issues going on though which is a shame. 
    It seems to be going through owners fairly quickly. 
    Here's @rovamota's resto thread:
     
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to Bfg in Triumph - That was a year that was..   
    Thank you Lady and Gentlemen for your continued support... 
    I've been otherwise busy these past couple of days, but this afternoon I refitted the front seal cover.  As it was., I had already tapped and thread-inserted two of the four fastening holes with 3/8" UNC threads, while the other two remain as 5/16" UNC. . . . . .
       
    ^ of course, due care was needed to ensure that no coil wire end, nor bits of swarf, dropped into the input-shaft bearing or gear case.  And, as before, the thread-inserts were Loctited in place and fitted just a little below the gasket face. Thankfully the length, the back-end of those through to the gear-case, were excellent. They are, I feel, now noticeably stronger than the original tapped threads.
    Today I started off with a little shopping, to Suffolk Fasteners, Ipswich because I needed just the two 3/8" UNC bolts.  Because I wanted a plain-shanked bolt for these ..I bought longer and cut them to length.  I'd also cleaned things up, made a new gasket, and annealed the two copper washers I'll reuse. . .
      

    ^ Parts all but ready. The inside of the cover's tube was water-proof greased to prevent surface rust.  And the seal was given a liberal coating of synthetic lubricant containing Teflon.   I used Wellseal on one side of the gasket (..which is first fitted around the bearing's retaining circlip) and a smear of grease on the other face.

    ^ another little job - done.   Btw., the cellophane-wrapping taped around the input shaft is to protect the lip seal inside the tube (during fitting) from being cut by the sharp edges of the spline. 
    Hopefully tomorrow I get a chance to refit the thrust-bearing assembly and perhaps drop the gearbox back into the car.
    Pete.
     
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to Bfg in Triumph - That was a year that was..   
    I've suggested to Mark that he should get the money he's paid out (gearbox in and out two or three times after it was refitted following the chassis swap - to sort out its oil leak ..which they claimed not to be able to find) and also to get back the money I paid out for it to be rebuilt.  But I've not heard, and Tbh I don't expect to. 
    I'm weary of fighting with people who are out to cheat and deceive everyone (it's not only me, is it ! ?), as such disputes are only upsetting to me ..after all they clearly don't care a jot.  So let the devil take them. 
    Pete.
     
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    Dick Longbridge reacted to Bfg in Triumph - That was a year that was..   
    Happy Sunday.. where I like to wake a little later than usual, make myself a cup of coffee with toast & marmalade, and then go back to read in my still snugly-warm nest.. Luxury !
    As a consequence I don't do much work on such days.  In fact today I just did a couple of hours ..not because of any great urgency, but simply because I wanted to do this task while access was still easy, and again to allow the paint to dry before I continue playing around with the gearbox cover. . .

    ^ the first hour was more cleaning and wire brushing, solvent wipes, etc.,

    ^ second hour painting with POR-15, as I had done previously in the passenger side footwell.
    Finished at 3:30, and that was it for today.. I bid you a good evening.
    Pete
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    Dick Longbridge got a reaction from inconsistant in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Have we had this yet? 
    I don't 1100 but if I did 1100, I'd 1100 with this 1100. 
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1964-Morris-1100-MK1-/194553447373?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m2548.l6249&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
    Soooo clean.

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