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The biggest bodge.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MrWhite wrote:
... When we got it back home we found the plate was almost all of an aluminium road sign, cut to size but not welded, held in with concrete skreed, I was mortified!


... or even mortar-fied Wink (sorry)

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Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick, I don't think he needed that pointing out to him! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the late 60's when I had several Minis and a reputation for the fastest, cheapest clutch and primary oil seal change, it was not uncommon for neighbours to bring around their cars for oil changes, new brakes, engine rebuilds, all that simple stuff. One neighbour came around with a recently acquired 105E for me to look at the brakes. Brakes were the least of his problems. Polythene sheeting, albeit from heavy duty fertilizer bags, numerous criss-cross applications of Denso Tape ( a firm favourite in the coal mining industry) topped with a bitumastic compound that must have been troweled on hot now formed the inner wings between the front wheel arches and the passenger compartment. It was early winter and I was a little surprised to find that although the "Repair/Bodge" may not have had a great deal of mechanical strength, both foot wells were as dry as the desert, albeit the original and likely sodden sound insulation had been replaced with a heavy flowery patterned carpet. Regret..... looking back, not having digital photography at zero 0.00 per photo. He kept the Anglia for several months before the centre crankshaft bearing threw a "wobbly" and he traded it in as a "non-runner"... [/img]
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Rick
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back at our first house some years ago now.

Her: defrosting plums to make jam

Me: boiling Austin A30 brake shoes to rid them of oil following a leakage #notrecommended



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roy, your mention of greas and brakes brought back a memory from 1996. One of our party touring France had the most godalmighty squeal from the rear discs. I managed to catch him in time the next morning though. He had jacked the car up and was about grease the discs to stop the racket Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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