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by chadders
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: That 1972 Austin 1100
Replies: 35
Views: 1572

Re: That 1972 Austin 1100

Bloody hell!

At least the steering wheel doesn't seem to have moved much and the driver could get out.

I certainly wouldn't have like to have been in the back though.
by chadders
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 1222
Views: 45594

Re: What did you do today?

What a factory does works in a flow-production cost-conscious large scale operation. If we are paying for skilled labour at a more artisan level then yes, find a better way! This includes finding out how water ingress occurs and stopping that happening again, or at least routing acceptable ingress ...
by chadders
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 1222
Views: 45594

Re: What did you do today?

I'm now using Ramsoil which is like that.

I'll let you know in a few years how well it worked :)
by chadders
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 1222
Views: 45594

Re: What did you do today?

Yeah - I was a bit surprised as it was bare-metalled and then rust-proofed after being painted. The guy who said it was the main guy's assistant and a bit of a miserable twat but I think that the salt air has a big effect, judging by how quickly things go rusty here - we're only about 100 yards from...
by chadders
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 1222
Views: 45594

Re: What did you do today?

Got my T25 back this morning.....Eye-watering bill, but 45 hours of bodyshop labour never going to be cheap I suppose. Three separate areas were repaired - side window aperture and associated panelwork, bottom right hand corner of engine bay - that had been ominously bubbling up the seams for a cou...
by chadders
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: That awful colour MGB GT
Replies: 324
Views: 15939

Re: That awful colour MGB GT

Thanks
by chadders
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: That awful colour MGB GT
Replies: 324
Views: 15939

Re: That awful colour MGB GT

That's a good point.

I'll ask that when they eventually get back to me.
by chadders
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: That awful colour MGB GT
Replies: 324
Views: 15939

Re: That awful colour MGB GT

I've had telescopics on the back since about 1980 or so and preferred them to levers. I suspect that I'm going to need new rear springs, as they're original, but can't check as I haven't seen it for about a year and a half so am getting the info ready in case the garage ring to tell me that I do nee...
by chadders
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: That awful colour MGB GT
Replies: 324
Views: 15939

Re: That awful colour MGB GT

So where did you get your springs from and would you recommend them for a MGB that isn't used for towing?

Thanks
by chadders
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: That awful colour MGB GT
Replies: 324
Views: 15939

Re: That awful colour MGB GT

I guess that maybe sometimes it's because they're worn out.

My VW T2 was terrible at first but after a lot of time and money, mainly on renewing the suspension but also the gear change it's really nice to drive now. Mind you I suppose it depends on what you're used to.