Coincidence.. maybe not.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mikedjames, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. This mornin I decided to watch a youtube video entitled Junk E-type engine, the finale.
    A straight 6 engine was being got running. They showed the detail of attaching the condenser and the points with a special mention of insulating spacers...

    This afternoon my neighbour witha TR3 calls me over. Cant do the timing because the points are shorted...

    . Right in front of me was the same distributor I had seen in the video . Ok it had 4 lobes not 6 .
    And the insulators were wrongly installed.
    I admitted I had been watching the video .

    Its also been the case that quite often when he does some DIY rather than trailering it off to a man somewhere, he has had trouble.
    I was probably unconsciously training myself on old British engines so I could help.

    So far it has been bodging a melted voltage regualator caused by fiddling under the dash with ignition on.

    Solving why it died at the top of a big hill like those on the A303 just coming to Stonehenge going east. Caused by fitting bling covers on SU carb dashpots where the vent holes were soldered up by monkeys so the pistons adjusting the venturi went up and stuck leaving the car without vacuum to draw fuel after a hard climb.

    And todays insulator trick ...
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  2. What are you like with Morris Marinas?
  3. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Have you given in to your craving and bought one. I bet it’s brown!
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  4. I had a white one, smart people... UPX 623N. £100 in 1985. Worth every penny.
    My first car.

    And all I can say is that when it was 10 years old, it was worse than my 46 year old bus.

    And my girlfriend admitted that a boyfriend with a car was a good thing. We are still married, having driven away from the reception in that car.
    Despite drinking a bottle of champagne or worse at the reception I failed to hit any parked cars, moving cars or pedestrians on the way to the hotel the other side of Dun Laoghaire...
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2019
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  5. Bloke at Asda down the roads got a mint marina. What do you want to know?
  6. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    I had one as a company car back about then. It never let me down and went well.
  7. Why on earth would I do that? I’d rather have a Trabant.
  8. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    I think you’re lying. We’ve hacked your computer and seen your search history!
  9. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    Is that a type of hat?
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  10. Those links to Single Russian Ladies were for a friend.
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  11. Dunno. Ask @bernjb56 .
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  12. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    It’s a hatchback.
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  13. Surely it would have to be gold.

    That would make it a Funky Gold Marina!

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  14. Yes and you were supposed to forward them Snots. Bet you’ve kept the best ones for yourself and I’ll end up with the Boris Yeltsin look-a-likes again :(.
  15. Did you get anywhere with Olga? Rather mature, but she did win the Miss Tractor Factory Number 7 award bsck in her younger days.
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  16. Well, let’s put it this way, I hope to be out of the back and neck braces by Christmas.
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  17. Doesn’t know her own strength, that woman...
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  18. Coat!
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  19. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    And hat?
  20. 'Again'! So this isn't the first time?
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