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by David Withers
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Spin-on oil filters in Oz
Replies: 12
Views: 3877

Re: Spin-on oil filters in Oz

...Looking at the list of what it's supposed to fit it seems to be mostly tractors and plant fitted with Perkins diesels. I used to work in the drawing office at Perkins Engines and had access to filter sizing calculations etc. In the 1980's I researched spin-on filters for use with the CW adaptor,...
by David Withers
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Painting
Replies: 8
Views: 3741

Re: Painting

I wouldn't expect any challenge in this instance if an acknowledgment is given, but I think it still best to comply with the law and obtain permission to publish. That could help the Register's case if it ever needed to take action in regard to any infringement (i.e. theft) of its own intellectual p...
by David Withers
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Painting
Replies: 8
Views: 3741

Re: Painting

Don't forget copyright law. Copying by individuals for their own private study is permitted, otherwise permission of the owner must be obtained. Should be a simple formality in this instance as I'm sure the owner of the document will be pleased to see wider distribution, with suitable acknowledgemen...
by David Withers
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New (excited) owner
Replies: 3
Views: 2182

Re: New (excited) owner

Hello Oliver. The best way to get any history on the car from the Register is to join it (if you haven't already done so) and then submit a letter, or preferably an article with photos, asking for any known history. You'll need to include the registration number (or photos of the car showing it), wh...
by David Withers
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Mk2 Front Wings.
Replies: 24
Views: 8073

Re: Mk2 Front Wings.

Unlike Ted, I think Steve's approach was very fair and reasonable. He is clearly dissatisfied with the quality of one or more of the panels he has bought and appears to have tried to get the problem resolved privately with the supplier before coming on here and asking, simply, if any other member ha...
by David Withers
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Distributor decisions
Replies: 10
Views: 3946

Re: Distributor decisions

In addition to Alec's comments...

If the carburettors have poppet valves on the 'butterflies', these can stick and cause idling problems, particularly in slow return to idle speed and/or too-high idle speed.
by David Withers
Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Transmission
Topic: No reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 3053

Re: No reverse

Does the gear lever refuse to go into the Reverse position? If so, and the mechanic removed the gear lever for dropping the box, it's possible that the adjustment to the locating pins each side of the gear lever ball was disturbed and not reset correctly. The two pins need setting so as to prevent r...
by David Withers
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Front Hub / Spider
Replies: 14
Views: 5101

Re: Front Hub / Spider

Likewise "hmmm" regarding Rimmers. 'Buy cheap and buy twice' is bad enough... having to 'fit twice' as a result only adds to the agony!
by David Withers
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Forum and Website Related
Topic: Forum Email Address Getting Spammed
Replies: 6
Views: 3191

Re: Forum Email Address Getting Spammed

As the Administrator for the past six years of a totally different forum using the same phpBB system and the same web host, I confirm Alan's assurance as to the security of members' email addresses.
by David Withers
Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Coolant hoses - to goo or not to goo?
Replies: 15
Views: 4353

Re: Coolant hoses - to goo or not to goo?

The Torro clips should be a good investment, Chris. Araldite v Devcon - I'm not sure which will be the easiest to use. The Devcon I use comes in a fairly large industrial pack comprising a bag of powder and a liquid to be mixed with it. The result is very strong, but it can be awkward getting the ri...