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  • Birthday 01/04/1947

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  1. I had a similar issue about 18 months ago when my BMC 1.8 combined flywheel / rear mountings casting fractured. I did post on the issue at the time. To recap, I had to replace the casting together with the adaptor plate, flexible mountings etc. It wasn't cheap but Calcutts had everything on the shelf. In your case, providing the flywheel casting is intact I would do as Tracy D'arth suggests and fabricate new rear brackets to accept conventional R & D flexible mounts. This may impact on the front mounts dependant upon setup.
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  4. Is was/is 'dunked 'in oil. The filtering effect remains zero.
  5. All I've got is a metal mesh filter rather like those cheap pot scourers you can buy. It seems to make no difference whether it's fitted or not. I suspect it's filtering capability is zero. It's 'worked' for 20 years + so far.
  6. Somewhere on YTube there's a video of the Bedford brickworks chimneys being demolished. The company that carried out the demolition , Robinsons ?? was owned by someone I went to school with. There's a scene where he's being interviewed by a reporter. Sadly John passed away a few years ago but the event was mentioned in his eulogy.
  7. Without getting into an almighty debate 😀 I don't entirely agree with you. I live just inside the M25 but spend a fair amount of time in either Nth Devon or Oxfordshire. The difference there and Watford is so stark it's inhumane. Only this morning I went to a supermarket about 1.5 miles away and next to it on a site that used be the main post sorting office they're building SIX 17 story tower blocks with effectively no parking spaces. This is being replicated throughout Greater London and no doubt other conurbations
  8. It's not the green field/brown site debate (with which brown is obviously better) it's the development itself that's the issue. At best houses will be crammed together with tiny gardens and totally inadequate car parking. At worst there will be tower blocks that will sow the seeds for tomorrows social unrest.
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  11. I tend to shy away from items with 'flamboyant' names such as , for example, X Pro, Wizz, Super, etc etc. Always strikes me as tacky marketing. Having said that I have absolutely no knowledge of this product but I'll lay bets on them being badged chinese.
  12. I have a friend who did his engineering apprenticeship at Heinz in the 60s. Back then they were imported from Australia.
  13. Thanks for coming back. Swimming gates I can normally deal with. As I recall the gates either swam (a pain) or were so heavy they were a pain in the back and I'm no lightweight.
  14. Slim


    Given your chip eating regime look to buying Tesco Finest chips. They're NOT frozen but normally have a fair life. I'm sure other chains have similar products
  15. Would appreciate it if you would let me know how you find the locks into Liecester as you go through. Did that run two years ago and I found it a slog (single handed and 73 at the time). Mind you it was one of the hottest days of the year. Would like to do it again in a couple of months. Many thanks
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