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Riley Blue



Joined: 18 Jun 2008
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Location: Derbyshire

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I applied another layer of wax to the Riley then spotted what I thought was a blob of mud on the back bumper, went to flick it off and got a rusty splinter under my thumb nail. Oh boy it smarted and as I'm on blood-thinning medication it bled a lot too.

Back indoors I managed to fish out the splinter with tweezers, dabbed on some antiseptic cream and consoled myself with an extra ginger nut with my afternoon tea.

Life, eh...?
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BigJohn



Joined: 01 Jan 2011
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riley Blue wrote:
Today I applied another layer of wax to the Riley then spotted what I thought was a blob of mud on the back bumper, went to flick it off and got a rusty splinter under my thumb nail. Oh boy it smarted and as I'm on blood-thinning medication it bled a lot too.

Back indoors I managed to fish out the splinter with tweezers, dabbed on some antiseptic cream and consoled myself with an extra ginger nut with my afternoon tea.

Life, eh...?


You cannot beat an extra ginger nut, (unless it's Chris Evans! Very Happy )
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Penguin45



Joined: 28 Jul 2014
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Location: LBA

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="BigJohn"]
Riley Blue wrote:
(unless it's Chris Evans! Very Happy )

I'd beat him any day. Probably with a big stick....... Annoying twerp.

Sorry. Crying or Very sad

P45.
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Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
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Location: Derby

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Penguin45"]
BigJohn wrote:
Riley Blue wrote:
(unless it's Chris Evans! Very Happy )

I'd beat him any day. Probably with a big stick....... Annoying twerp.

Sorry. Crying or Very sad

P45.


I remember the time he thought the XK engine in his 120 was a V12.!

What a plonker.

Rolling Eyes
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Riley Blue



Joined: 18 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next time I'd better have a digestive! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Bitumen Boy



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Location: Above the snow line in old Monmouthshire

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Ray White"]
Penguin45 wrote:
BigJohn wrote:
Riley Blue wrote:
(unless it's Chris Evans! Very Happy )

I'd beat him any day. Probably with a big stick....... Annoying twerp.

Sorry. Crying or Very sad

P45.


I remember the time he thought the XK engine in his 120 was a V12.!

What a plonker.

Rolling Eyes


When Evans quit Radio 2 it was the best news I'd had in a long time, just a shame they gave Zoe Ball's old Saturday afternoon slot to a complete wally. Sadly all the children out there who think that appearing on reality TV shows is an acceptable substitute for talent don't seem to be far wide of the truth these days. Rant over...
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Rootes75



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying with difficulty to fit original sidelights into the front wings of the Commer lorry.

I find often the small finishing jobs can be quite troublesome.
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Ray White



Joined: 02 Dec 2014
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Location: Derby

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent some time getting a better fit of the Swallow bonnet to the scuttle. The bonnet tape was not thick enough so the edges didn't quite line up. A closed rubber grommet stuck on the underside of each half did the trick. Something that I have been meaning to fix for many years.

My attention has now turned to the paintwork again. One side of the roof has cracked and should be an easy (if time consuming ) repair. Less easy would be the off side front wing which is looking less good now I have finished the near side wing to a nice standard.
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consul 57



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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spread degreaser all over the engine & box and gave it a good power wash.
i wanted to see where the oil was leaking from, also make the drive cleaner!
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cleaned off the area where the thermostat housing fits on the Commer engine. Its quite hard to get to but the surfaces are now smooth and ready to take a gasket, I will cut one myself. I have been told the housing I have drawn up will be ready in about 7 working days.
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alastairq



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Location: East Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
I have been told the housing I have drawn up will be ready in about 7 working days.


Oh, splendid, well done! Smile
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Riley Blue



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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had a great afternoon parked in Chesterfield market place meeting people and talking about the LeJoG drive we start next Thursday. Lots of friendly chat with local people and visitors alike thanks to CBC's Town Centre Manager who let us park in the 'forbidden zone'.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to find time for a drive. Trundles seen here having a well earned rest in the shade

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alastairq



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been to Burton Agnes Hall this lunchtime with No.1 son....[he has a year's entry subscription] . East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club had a big display on... quite impressive, plus, caught up with a couple of old work colleagues....Took Mustang, but not entered, just parked in public car park....quite a task, as every EYTCC parking official tried to direct me to the show entrance....and I just wanted to park up & go for a wander...
Son took loads of photos... On the way back home{?} passed a '40's Chevy{?} who waved at us....

I do like Trundles, Ray...
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Rootes75



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When we bled the fron brakes on the Commer lorry last winter we had a lot of fluid overrun onto the painted chassis and back of the hubs.
Such a nice day today and with the brakes all finished we rubbed all the affected areas down again and applied a couple coats of top coat.

Its almost there now.
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