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by johnnydog
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: 12v Clock
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: 12v Clock

One on its way to you tomorrow Jeff!
John
by johnnydog
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: filler hose
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: filler hose

I would also check the seal round the float which is located on the side of the tank behind the vertical board in the boot. They have been known to leak, which will stop when the level drops below the level of the float. As the boot area is not sealed off from the cars interior, the smell of petrol ...
by johnnydog
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: filler hose
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: filler hose

Chris Witor is showing secondhand ones in stock at £8.50 + vat (plus delivery).
Alternatively, I will probably have one if Chris can't help you out.
by johnnydog
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Strut tops
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: Strut tops

Your not kidding, the sykes pickavant compressors i used also slipped when i was trying to compress them back up I usually put a thin piece of strong rubber under each hook. This helps to prevent the hooks from slipping under tension, and it also helps to protect the paint finish on new springs, es...
by johnnydog
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Strut tops
Replies: 17
Views: 1118

Re: Strut tops

Hi Jeff, As long as the sealant around the strut top is making a good water tight seal, no water should get to the bearing. I would just use a good quality general purpose grease such as the old Castrol LM grade. Don't use copperslip as it isn't intended as a lubricant, but an antiseize compound. Ma...
by johnnydog
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Parts for Sale and Wanted
Topic: 12v Clock
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: 12v Clock

Hi Jeff,
I assume you mean for the Mk1 - if so, you only need to ask!
I will check before the weekend and confirm, but I am certain that I have what you need.
John.
by johnnydog
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Quickest way to get engine out
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Quickest way to get engine out

Charles H wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:51 am
Gas axe!
You are a cannibal, Charlie boy!!
by johnnydog
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie says hello
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Newbie says hello

Being a Stag owner, you will have a good idea on where the 2000 rusts, and have the ability to spot a good genuine car from one tarted up for sale. Areas prone to corrosion - w/arches, inner wings, sills (inner and outer especially at the front and rear), front floor pan by the sills and above the o...
by johnnydog
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Project Or Just Regular Up Keep??

Looks like you were lucky there, and caught it just in time before it let go completely! At least it is a relatively easy fix (assuming you have a replacement flywheel of course!).
So what else are you expecting to, or intending to repair?
by johnnydog
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: replacement radiator
Replies: 20
Views: 676

Re: replacement radiator

Still seems like a lot of unnecessary work when good used radiators of the correct era for your car can be obtained quite easily.
And for a similar price that you have paid, but without the work fabricating it to fit. And it will look correct too.