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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    I would consider it - except that I sold my original Dellow over 20 years ago !
    But I do know what I am talking about, having owned one and helped run the Register in the early years.
    (my...
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    [QUOTE=HairyDave;51921]His car, his choices, personally I think it looks right.[/QUOTE


    It aint "right". But you are welcome to your opinion.

    And I think it looks tacky in the extreme. Good...
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    Pic is a good find.

    But as a Dellow-owner ( I've still got one in pieces in the garage … ) the wooden dash is wrong as are many of the switches & instruments.
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    Steve. Yet again I am now getting this message from KeepandShare - despite registering ? >

    "There are no matching documents to display, change your folder."

    Is it me ?
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    Re: Gear stick upgrade

    Very interesting gearchange mod.
    Virtually identical to the factory fitment on my old Dellow (manufactured back in 1950) … and Allards of various types in the nineteen fifties.
    They worked...
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    Re: Three wheeler

    Morgan 3 wheelers are OK - going forward.
    To prove wiggies' point … I had a neighbour who remembers reversing down the road to his nearby garage (max 50 yards) and promptly turning the Morgan over...
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    Re: Van wheel nuts ...

    Thanks Mark. And sorry for the delay in thanking you.
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    Even more - and much cheaper - in my local scrapyard.
    They even tried to give me a switch as it was not worth charging for ...

    Good point from Steve G in #20 about ethanol content damaging lots...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    Only mod. I plan to do shortly is to fit an inertia switch (probably ex-Peugeot) to the SU fuel pump wire for safety's sake.

    That is when I change the yellow wire to the correct white.
    [and just...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    Younger brother once owned a road-going Cannon trials car. It was OK except every wire was yellow !

    My re-wires and rectification are all done using salvaged and FREE multi-coloured wires from,...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    My comment regarding "enthusiasm" and relatively little skill was, I now realise, almost certainly triggered by a blunt put-down I received many years ago from a superior-sounding technical wallah at...
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    Re: Van wheel nuts ...

    > I will check when I get a set of B wheels [probably tomorrow] - unless another owner with a van axle and Rostyle 14" B wheels answers ...


    Re. "centred via studs". I had a supercharged...
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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    The Alfa engine must be a well-designed and naturally cooled engine. With a mechanical fan too far back then it just stirs engine bay heat and definitely uses a few bhp.

    Shame the ACTC will only...
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    Re: Roadster swb MGB engine and gearbox help

    Hi Sam
    Gloucestershire is my old stamping ground. I'd be very surprised if there isn't someone with a suitable Marlin in the Stroud & District Motor Club [at their last trial I was told about 12...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    Sounds a bit dangerous ...


    Good job your sidelights and eyesight were OK.


    Glad I've discovered and am sorting 'my' poor wiring BEFORE this sort of thing happens and before an MOT tester...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    David

    May be 'fun' to you - but it all seems like silly and rather pointless work to me!
    I have better things to do than putting right multiple wiring horrors. Risk of fire not to be sniffed at...
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    Re: Dodgy wiring ...

    There are 'good' bodges and duff ones ...
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    Van wheel nuts ...

    I found a Marina van back axle and am tracking down locally a full set of Rostyles.

    What threads are van wheel nuts though … mine are 7/16" UNF … but eBay sellers reckon Rostyles on MGBs took...
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    Dodgy wiring ...

    Well - I discovered a 'rats-nest' of wiring under my dash. Turns out to be probably a modified old harness from a Marina car - so a lot to bundle up. [it was zip-tied roughly out of the way]

    Wires...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Certainly the steering column is now 100% 'play-free'.
    Still sorting the bodged ex-Marina wiring loom though. Am fitting a 10 blade fuse box and removing cut wires that used to serve things like...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Should have said - Steve was as ever correct - bottom bush [under the 'bodgers' tape] WAS felt not plastic. I confess to putting it back as it worked perfectly …

    Postage charge WAS excessive for a...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    [QUOTE=stevejgreen;51441]So far as I am concerned ETA is Estimated Time of Arrival particularly in Spain.

    An email arrives almost immediately, or maybe the next day, manãna.]

    Just remember the...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Well there's a coincidence. I also worked for IBM in London. My two favourites were GIGO and the stores chap showing me an American note that stated "Parts are in a negative supply situation."

    ATB
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    Paul - I always thought that on fora ETA was recognised by most as standing for Edited To Add but I am happy to be corrected ... 89 alternatives !!

    Are you sure [I]Estimated Time of Arrival is...
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    Re: Identifying parts ...

    I rather agree - even sent a few emails asking exactly where a part is actually made (being wary of Far East 'quality') ... most firms reply honestly, some don't bother [which is an answer in itself].
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