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  1. Re: Contemplating my own mortality - but not because of Covid (at least not directly

    I.tried that once. I keep old usable parts and bolts and stuff. Decided to clean garage a while back and threw everything out I had not seen in 10 yrs. One week later had to wait as I had to order...
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    Re: Starter keeps running

    I was figuringnl he turned into an electric car! :emmersed:
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    General Tech » Re: Spitfire overdrive, the sequel

    Yep, many tools have been modified for special purposes. I had to mark them for what they were used for, can't remember sometimes as you don't use them as much.
  4. Thread: Sound of Covid

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    Re: Sound of Covid

    Excellent!
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    Re: Starter keeps running

    Must still be running, no answer.
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    Re: What you getting done?

    Just enough of everything to make the wife think I'm busy. If she asks what I need to do, I show her 5 clipboards of each different vehicle that needs some sort of maintenance, and the extra long...
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    General Tech » Re: Bleeding Brakes—Venturi/Compressor

    I use a tall glass jar filled about half way with brake fluid. I run a clear hose from the bleeder to the bottle with hose clipped to jar to keep fom popping out. Hose is long enough i can see from...
  8. TR6 » Re: 1973 TR6 Restoration - it’s a roller again!

    Hope you found all the taps and dies. TR looks great.
  9. Thread: Difference

    by LarryK
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    Re: Difference

    :ambivalence:
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    General TR » Re: Dot 4 Brake Fluid

    Used to be DOT 3 was used in the US domestic cars for the use of neoprene seals in brake systems. DOT 4 was used in European cars because of rubber seals. I don't think it matters anymore. I have...
  11. Thread: Others?

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    Re: Others?

    Tom was in 30* weather with 30 mph winds, climbing trees. I'm sure he got the stink blown off him.
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    Re: Choke cable replacement

    I use a thick string on the British cars, tying to one end or other and pulling cable thru, then tie new cable and fish back thru. Little contornist helps.
  13. TR2/3/3A » Re: Isit possible to buy a single left hand thread tie rod end?

    Have you tried Victoria British or Long's British parts. British Pacific, possible.
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    Re: 2019 Convertible Noise_Squeak

    Does it squeak on entry and leaving car. My wife's 2011 squeaks from the struts on rear. Use a non-petroleum lubricant on shaft and bushes so not to degrade them further. My 03 S even with new...
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    Re: Corona Virus Sanity

    There is some truth to being stock. Aftermarket parts aren't as easy to find parts for and when a stock British part decides to be tired, usually you can find a way to get home. Wereas an aftermarket...
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    Re: On Stocking up in the age of COVID-19

    The major chains re doing it in the St. Louis area. Now the seniors can grab everything in spite of the younger panics.
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    Re: Corona Virus Sanity

    Went to the garage yesterday to blast some parts. The blaster light seemed dim so I cleaned glass. Started to blast and something not right. Changed tip, still not right, then glove came off. Had...
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    Re: On Stocking up in the age of COVID-19

    My neighbor went to a Walgreens to get cough medicine for his 85 yr old Mom. Some idiot man had 28 bottles of cough syrup in his cart. Neighbor asked why so many and the guy said it was his right....
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    Re: Envirosafe R134a replacement refrigerant

    Propane has been a sub for household refrigerant. Neighbor is an HVAC and told me about this. Now imagine the troubles with lithium batteries exploding in car crashes, now add propane, butane and...
  20. Re: Difficult Electrical Problem in 59 BE with Generator

    Check that regulator is adjusted properly. Might have to clean the regulator.
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    Re: XKs Motorsport gearbox rebuild fiasco

    That's why I do them myself. Started on Spits, moved to my Jags. Just rebuilt one for a 53 MK7. Cost a couple hundred as I had to buy a unit for the gears. Easy trans once you get thru one, just...
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    Re: Fuel pump racing, no gas

    New pump? Old pump? Might have lost the flexibility in pump valves. May have hole in suction side of pump. Fast pump means it isn't filling carbs. May have hole somewhere between pump and carb....
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    Re: Do they still teach math?

    Being a letter carrier, you would get certified mail with signature. I would knock on door and high school kid answers. I ask for signature and she said I don't know how to do a signature. Gave her...
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    Re: Hello! Happy to join-found good info here!

    Make sure you are well ventilated to do POR-15. Don't work out of the can, vapors will mess you up. I had headaches for weeks. Follow the instructions. Good stuff though!
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    Re: Do they still teach math?

    Look at the Universitys in Southern Il., they don't accept ACT/SAT scores anymore.
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