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by SiC
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: EBay Finds
Replies: 3209
Views: 153038

Re: EBay Finds

My favourite Lotus in the colour that suits it the best. I fucking love this car. I have always prefered the underdog to the more valuable version, this must be why I've always wanted a Mk2 Lotus Cortina but have always been a bit indifferent to the megabucks Mk1. elanplus.PNG £22,000 is a lot of m...
by SiC
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: That awful colour MGB GT
Replies: 391
Views: 27164

Re: That awful colour MGB GT

Spent a good amount of time last night cleaning this and giving it a good polish - including the glass! Just as I finished, a pair of swallows flew over and shat on it. Argh. Anyway it's supposed to rain tomorrow and I didn't get it to storage in time before it closed. So I thought I'd might as well...
by SiC
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 163
Views: 2671

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

Yeah 6000 mile oil change intervals on these modern cars is so reckless!
by SiC
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 163
Views: 2671

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

Yeah there is a spring and a sealing washer on the bottom. So if the filter is filthy, it can bypass around it. On the ADO16 they include a sensing circuit if the pressure in the filter gets too high to light up a light in the car. Idea being if the filter is providing too high a pressure differenti...
by SiC
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 2392
Views: 114108

Re: What did you do today?

Looks to be UKDM?

Missing the clock under the radio. Wrong knob too!

Has the proper working oil pressure gauge, rather than go/no-go idiot gauges on later cars.
by SiC
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: EBay Finds
Replies: 3209
Views: 153038

Re: EBay Finds

I was thinking about Rollers and Bentleys last night when tinkering in the garage on the 1100. Problem is, even though I have a double garage to work in now, it would barely fit. Then there is the trouble of all my lifting kit needing upgrading to lift one up.
by SiC
Sun May 31, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 163
Views: 2671

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

Stripped down, cleaned up and rebuilt the carb yesterday afternoon and evening. I won't deny, I do enjoy cleaning up these carbs. That could just be the fumes from the carb cleaner making me feel jolly though... :D Pretty filthy both inside and out to begin with. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...
by SiC
Sat May 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 163
Views: 2671

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

If they are Lockheed/Girling wheel cylinders I would not throw them away. Although they look like someone already has done. A 72 degree thermostat is far too low for one of these. Fit an 82. Cylinders look too new on the inside to be original, so likely the throw-away modern ones. Thankfully they a...
by SiC
Sat May 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Squire's voitures
Replies: 810
Views: 52912

Re: Squire's voitures

Front wheel drive Austin/Morris shared the engine oil with the gearbox. Is that what you are thinking of? Not sure I know of any others that were using engine oil in the box? Ben MGB is engine oil in the box too, including those with overdrive. Guys at Moss did tell me that they were told it was a ...
by SiC
Sat May 30, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)
Replies: 163
Views: 2671

Re: 1968 Austin 1100 Mk1 (Take 2)

Bit of an update. Not got anywhere near as much done as I hoped. Partly other stuff but mostly because Royal Fail are uselessly slow at the moment. Despite ordering what I needed on Monday and most shipped on Tuesday, none of the parts I've ordered online have arrived. Firstly that wheel. I eventual...