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by SiC
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: EBay Finds
Replies: 3790
Views: 418056

Re: EBay Finds

They're very steampunk esk


(Yes I know they're blackout masks! I wasn't completely idle in History lessons at school 🙃)
by SiC
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: EBay Finds
Replies: 3790
Views: 418056

Re: EBay Finds

Nice headlight peaks. Realistic auction starting price too.

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293790412247
by SiC
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1974 Dolomite Sprint
Replies: 322
Views: 41267

Re: 1974 Dolomite Sprint

My garage doors have a good inch gap underneath them, so there is plenty of ventilation - which is part of the problem. Mid/longer term I want to replace the two up-and-over garage doors with a long insulated single roller door. Debating whether to get a little gas heater to blast it to take the edg...
by SiC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1974 Dolomite Sprint
Replies: 322
Views: 41267

Re: 1974 Dolomite Sprint

TBF, I do tend to ask for thoughts along the way. Mostly as I end up looking at something and spending ages trying to figure which is the best way to go but never end up making a decision. Mojo has been low on this to be honest. Picking up a bit now though. Just need a decent heat source in the gara...
by SiC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1974 Dolomite Sprint
Replies: 322
Views: 41267

Re: 1974 Dolomite Sprint

Not needing it nor the space it's sitting in for the next 4+ months helps a lot, yes!
by SiC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1974 Dolomite Sprint
Replies: 322
Views: 41267

Re: 1974 Dolomite Sprint

Cracked on with a few minor jobs. Door removal first. Wish I could have done this when I worked on it last. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201018/8b92c354241c7d04cdc1a01133fe488c.jpg Six bolts came out easy enough https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201018/1f735bec45c86ff580d7458903db0aa8.jpg Thi...
by SiC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1974 Dolomite Sprint
Replies: 322
Views: 41267

Re: 1974 Dolomite Sprint

You mean this isn't normal?
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You can't say no, as I've seen your Jag thread 😁
by SiC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 3344
Views: 345336

Re: What did you do today?

Reminds me of my MK1 MX5. That used to seize up the alternator pulley if sat for a little while. Made a lot of smoke on startup as it stayed stationary. Cracking it off with a wrench got it going again until it was sat again.
by SiC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 3344
Views: 345336

Re: What did you do today?

Different schools of thought. Personally I prefer not to run them up as there is increased wear from cold oil and also rich mixture getting fuel into the oil.
by SiC
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 3344
Views: 345336

Re: What did you do today?

Oh and finally, if it's going to be more than a month sitting, I'd disconnect the battery negative. No electronics in that age MX5 to draw power when off but most radios are enough to flatten it after a couple of months and likely still powered.