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Uncle Joe
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok buzzy, your Harris tweed then! Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he he Laughing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to revive this topic a little.

When repairing scratches on cars, get an artists palette and what I call a ''kiddies paintbrush.'' Spray from the rattle can onto the pallette, wait a second or two for the solvents to start evaporating, then use the paintbrush to touch up the scratch...cuts down on masking. Very Happy

Of course, you can use the top from the can instead
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I use the can top, and a shap punch or pointed object instead of a brush.

I have just been cleaning an old window, paint on it, grime all sorts. I tried everthing, detergents, WD 40, thinners, turputine, petrol, etc.

I then decided to try a small patch that will be hidden with some polish, and it worked but I was using loads of it, expense!!! I as a beekeeper are all known to be rather Tight! Wink so I added a little WD40 to the polish and it helped so much, all the grime came off witht he toothbrush and tissue role, then just a spray of glass cleaner or vinigar to finish off.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Free tips Reply with quote

The Yellow Ardvarks' free and helpful advice
Take your time.

Take pictures and lots of notes on all the little jobs. You will forget.

Buy the best tools you can afford.

Learn how to swear.

Safety first.!!!! Hospital last.

Use correct tool for the job.

Cover glass and plastic up when grinding. The sparks will embed and go rusty.

Use axel stands. Make sure other people can use the jack in an emergency. I was trapped under a car when the stand punched through a floor pan and the nearest person couldn’t operate the jack to free me.

Use copper slip on everything, makes taking it to bits easy the next time.

When the Boss or The Better Half brings a coffee or tea, ask her to place it on some wood. It keeps it hotter for longer.

Tight nuts and bolts? Tighten them ¼ turn before undoing them.

Use a paint marker to ident parts.

Have a safe place to throw that tool, part or what ever when it all goes wrong.

Last bit.



HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Free tips Reply with quote

The_ Yellow_Ardvark wrote:

When the Boss or The Better Half brings a coffee or tea, ask her to place it on some wood. It keeps it hotter for longer.


I'll certainly make a note of that one, thanks and welcome aboard Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew there was a "handy hints" type thread knocking about somewhere, although I didn't think it was this old!!!!

Anyway, after hearing about someone locking their keys in their car's boot recently, it reminded me of something dad used to do - he'd remove a rear light lens and place a spare key or two (wrapped up in insulation) behind it, within the lamp itself. That way, if you lock your keys in your car, you only need find a screwdriver and remove the lens to access a spare, rather than a) try and find another key or b) wait for the AA/RAC to turn up.

Any more handy hints spring to mind?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
I knew there was a "handy hints" type thread knocking about somewhere, although I didn't think it was this old!!!!

Anyway, after hearing about someone locking their keys in their car's boot recently, it reminded me of something dad used to do - he'd remove a rear light lens and place a spare key or two (wrapped up in insulation) behind it, within the lamp itself. That way, if you lock your keys in your car, you only need find a screwdriver and remove the lens to access a spare, rather than a) try and find another key or b) wait for the AA/RAC to turn up.

Any more handy hints spring to mind?

RJ


Years ago you could get little magnetic key boxes that would stick to the car body/chassis somewhere discreet, leaving the spare key accessible without tools. I made one or two myself out of old boot polish tins and big magnets salvaged from scrap speakers, saved the day more than once.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the 60's my family had a Standard Triumph retail dealership. New cars were delivered and only one set of keys (door & Ign) were handed over. The second set was taped to the rear of the n/s headlamp requiring the removal of the headlamp to access.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inglewood wrote:
In the 60's my family had a Standard Triumph retail dealership. New cars were delivered and only one set of keys (door & Ign) were handed over. The second set was taped to the rear of the n/s headlamp requiring the removal of the headlamp to access.


How interesting, it's these little nuggets of information that often get forgotten. I wonder whether any restorers of concours-quality Standards re-create this little feature, assuming any owners know about it!?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it could be that this was an action from the dealer(s)? Or was the car delivered from the factory with the second set of keys taped to the headlamp?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latter, delivered from the factory with the second set of keys taped to the headlamp.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember those little magnetic tins, I always though they were a bit poor security, as the ones I remember had brightly-coloured graphics announcing that they contained a spare key.

Of course, it highlights how things have changed. "requiring the removal of the headlamp to access" - how many people carry a suitable screwdriver these days? Bet that's something your iPhone can't do!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Nowadays you'd have to gain entry to the car in order to open the bonnet before you can remove the headlamp to get at those hidden keys to let you get into the car.


But manufacturers are making it easier for the towrags.
Keyless entry and ignition capability can be hacked from outside your house, and a certain German car maker is advertising a phone app to access your car.
If they can hack your keyless fob I am damn sure they can hack your phone.


I've noticed quite a few owners reverting to https://tinyurl.com/Steering-Locks
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought and fitted one of those little magnetic tins when I owned my Jeep Cherokee with nice rigid square shaped steel bumpers. It clamped itself under there very snugly.
Then one day I accidentally locked myself out of the Jeep and I was smiling as I reached to retrieve my spare key, only to find that the bl**dy thing had fallen off.......
I think I had to call the RAC to break into the car for me.

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