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by David Withers
Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I think of this Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 2304

Mary, I might have exaggerated the fist-waving part of my story a bit -- it was several years ago now! It must be a bit frightening though, being on the other side of a narrow road <strong>and</strong> having someone charging towards you at speed! Incidentally, my US friend deliberate...
by David Withers
Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I think of this Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 2304

Hello Alec, I couldn\'t find <A>www.englishcarforum.com</A> so I did a Google search on your real name and found you as a member of <A>www.britishcarforum.com</A> ! From the quick look I\'ve just taken, BCF does look to be an interesting site.  I will take a closer look this evening. I agree, t...
by David Withers
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I think of this Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 2304

I joined this forum only about a week ago, having twice failed to become registered a year or so back (probably my computer security settings at the time not co-operating). It is one of several motoring, railway and photography forums that I\'m in, and it ranks with the best in conten...
by David Withers
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Spin oil filter conversion.
Replies: 13
Views: 3528

You also have to make sure that there isn\'t any internal oil leakage between the inlet and outlet sides, to avoid oil bypassing the filter. I checked mine before starting up (probably with Engineer\'s Blue, though can\'t recall for sure) and found that I needed to move the adaptor over on...
by David Withers
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Oil spill!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Peter, I go along 100% with your method now that you\'ve explained about hosing away the final remains.  It was your warning <strong>Don\'t let it get wet!</strong> that threw me the first time.  I agree about never using degreasers on tarmac. On the subject of oil spills, I had a&nbs...
by David Withers
Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who drives what?
Replies: 148
Views: 23667

I didn\'t mention the 1980 Vauxhall Royale Coupe that I owned for&nbsp;11 years from 1986.&nbsp;This straight-six car&nbsp;was a concours show-winner,&nbsp;lovely to drive and very comfortable to ride in. Definitely one of my top five cars of all time.
by David Withers
Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who drives what?
Replies: 148
Views: 23667

I\'ve had my 1972 Triumph 2.5 Mk II saloon (PI, now on carbs) since 1975, replacing a 1965 T2000 Mk I.  My close relatives have had seven other T2000/2500 saloons and estates, all bought because they liked mine! My first car was a clapped-out 1937 Morris 8, bought from my dad for £15 ...
by David Withers
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:57 am
Forum: General Triumph Problems
Topic: Oil spill!!
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

I use ordinary cement to soak up oil spills on concrete (even very old soaked-in oil) but wouldn\'t have thought of using it on tarmac. Peter, how do you get rid of the white dust that\'s left?  After sprinkling cement on my concrete garage floor to get rid of oil stains, I find that sever...
by David Withers
Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Uprating headlamps
Replies: 23
Views: 5363

Joking apart, has Rimmers improved at all since 1998 when I had some very frustrating dealings with them? I bought a stainless steel exhaust after they assured me that they were made from grade S304 and not the very inferior Hyform 409.  When it arrived the exhaust had Hyform 409 prin...
by David Withers
Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 9
Views: 2492

Mineral oils get their multigrade properties from the addition of polymers and these tend to break down quite quickly and add to the soot in the oil.  This is why mineral oils turn black so quickly, compared with synthetics which can keep their clarity for 1000\'s of miles (except in ...