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by james couper
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Look what came in the post today
Replies: 801
Views: 92181

Look what came in the post today

Hi, scimrick - Love the pipe work for the power steering rack, where did you purchase / get the stainless steel pipes.
by james couper
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 995
Views: 87695

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Just to add a reg number that is not in the list. last year i went to see a red car SAE706G with a V6 engine in a garage in Scotland, which has had the back end of roof cut off, impossible to see the chassis number as it was jammed into the back of the garage. I cant make up my mind if it was a conv...
by james couper
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil additives
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Oil additives

Thanks for all the in-put, i think most people will from time to time will start their car just to keep it ticking over, without taking it for a run , but i take your point that it is better to take it for a short run regardless of the weather rather than just starting and running up to temperature ...
by james couper
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil additives
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Oil additives

Using the correct filter which has been in the car for a couple of years, ( low mileage use) without any issues, until the additive was added, oil pressure was back to normal after draining some oil and adding fresh oil. As i only do a low mileage each year, but do start the car every other week i t...
by james couper
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil additives
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Oil additives

Is Extralube compatible with Halfords Classic oil, i added the Extralube into car, took the car for a run oil pressure dropped to around 30 at low rev.s 50 at high rev,s normally car runs at 45 low rev's 55 high. I have used Wynns Super Charge oil additive without issue. Did wonder if the Extralude ...
by james couper
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Removed For Sale and Ebay
Topic: Ss1 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1125

Ss1 for sale

How easy is it to repair these chassis, looking at the photo's i don't think there be much left.
by james couper
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Main headlight switches
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Main headlight switches

Access is much easier if you remove the centre gearbox console, the switch console can be moved forward for access to the back of the switches which have two locking tabs which hold the switches in place and to the switch wiring sockets. I find it easier if you push the switch out at the top from th...
by james couper
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Main headlight switches
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Main headlight switches

Clocks changed, went for a afternoon run, side lights / main headlights on for good part of the afternoon run, tried to switch main lights off, switch had over heated and melted one of the little fingers that operate within the switch. Has anyone rebuilt the little fingers with the spring attached. ...
by james couper
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Historic class issues

I had a nice conversation with the chap from the Post Office, getting 25.00 from them for my lost V5, he could not understand what is problem with this Post Office. He said all you have to do is take your V5 to a Post Office, they can scan the bar code or enter the details manually, once the details...
by james couper
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Historic class issues

My car was reg in 1978 car therefore well over the 40 year, my problem is that the Post Office would not send it and said that the information given in the DVLA web site in that my V5 and other doc's should be taken to a Post Office that deal with vehicle tax and they would post my V5 to DVLA was in...
by james couper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Historic class issues

Car was 40 year in January, i.e. 40 years before April new tax year, DVLA said it would qualify, the problem is with the Post Office, tried two different Post Offices, who were not interested in even trying they simply said its not something that they can do. ?? So do i post them, which is not what ...
by james couper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Historic class issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1739

Historic class issues

Car is now over 40 years, received tax reminder, phoned DVLA to find out how to get it class as Historic, informed to write Historic in section 7 of V5 sign / date it take it to Post Office, who will deal with it. Of to Post Office just to be told we cant change it. I said you can post it to DVLA ca...
by james couper
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Car Reg Transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Car Reg Transfer

I am right in thinking that if a car that is 40 + year old and has been class as Historic on the cars V5 then the cars reg number can not be transferred on to another car. However if a 40 + year old, but has not been classed as Historic i.e. someone is still paying road tax can then the number can b...
by james couper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Looking for advice

I am going to recharge the battery, or purchase new, is there anything special that i should do to ensure that the engine has oil around it, before starting apart from running it with spark plugs out. Not familiar with this type of engine. It will be a week or so before i can send any photos as i wi...
by james couper
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Looking for advice

Hi, Terry Sorry for not getting back sooner, the chap has got a MGYB, 1953 it looks in condition 2, there is some rust on one or two very small places around about one inch in size at the edges of two panels, should be easily to fix. The wood at the top of the doors needs re-dyeing and varnishing, i...

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