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by Roger King
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Brake light switch 4-way union
Replies: 24
Views: 10577

Re: Brake light switch 4-way union

Correct union now machined and supplied by Automec - hopefully now my brake lights will come on as soon as the Mini's do, under light pedal pressure.

Thanks for the idea, Peter!
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by Roger King
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: How to stop water going down screen legs?
Replies: 22
Views: 11512

Re: How to stop water going down screen legs?

nikbj68 wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:53 am
Adding a monkey to the screen area can absorb some of the rainwater, but also upsets the monkey. :?
It was dry when we went for lunch, but fortunately a number of holes in the floor prevent ingress reaching ankle-height.
Original cars used sponge monkeys, not fluffy ones.
by Roger King
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Oil Temperature Sender Location
Replies: 7
Views: 3837

Re: Oil Temperature Sender Location

Originals had the capillary sender boss at the bottom of the rear facing section on the RHS.
by Roger King
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: AGM?
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

Re: AGM?

No report, then, for those of us who couldn't attend?
by Roger King
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 8
Views: 4224

Re: Electric cars

I couldn't agree more, and hoped no-one would get me started, but here goes: If all cars went electric how many new power stations would we need. We don't seem to be able to sort one out at the moment. Yes, exactly - other countries are in the same, or worse, situation. Sarah A knows a lot about thi...
by Roger King
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: How to stop water going down screen legs?
Replies: 22
Views: 11512

Re: How to stop water going down screen legs?

Silicone won't damage existing paint finishes, but if any repair, repaint or remedial work is needed it's a real killer for a nice result. Not so much a lack of adherence, more a problem with 'fisheye' and surface tension issues. https://www.kcprofessional.co.uk/media/63046178/KCP_Silicone_Contamina...
by Roger King
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: How to stop water going down screen legs?
Replies: 22
Views: 11512

Re: How to stop water going down screen legs?

Butyl tape was used all over the early Mustangs as a sealer, so I suspect it was around in '62. Probably not used by AC, though. 'Our' cars in period would have let water in all over the place when new, but this seems not to be acceptable these days. Silicone sealer would work for a while but I try ...
by Roger King
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: AGM?
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

AGM?

I haven't seen any postings regarding the AGM - any new faces we should know about?
by Roger King
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: How to stop water going down screen legs?
Replies: 22
Views: 11512

Re: How to stop water going down screen legs?

Butyl strip (e.g. 3M 5313) around the screen legs where they enter the bodywork, hidden by the aluminium escutcheon.
by Roger King
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 8
Views: 4224

Re: Electric cars

Not really going to happen so easily though, is it? - the government currently taxes petrol and diesel at 60%. They cannot begin to stand that amount of loss if everyone switches to electric cars, so prepare for some dramatic changes in the way electricity is taxed. Remember the ultra-low tax fuel L...