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  1. Love the ad - and even more so the copy. One of my Vaxuhall Manuals (only from the late 60's) says words to the effect of "the average person should be able to remove the engine in about 2 hours." Not sure where that 'average person' is these days. 😅
  2. Not entirely sure how important complete accuracy is but, a couple of summers ago I was restoring a '60's vintage wood/canvas canoe and used this to fill the canvas. It wasn't difficult (rub in with another piece of canvas) and made a very nice and aterproof finish.
  3. Interestingly I just went to the opposite end of the spectrum - my Austin 7 forum and there is a thread about restarting cars after a wait. - he identified plugs. This is what it said: "I have experienced no problem with six month old petrol, but I did have a problem with a car that had been inactive for eighteen months. It would start up easily enough, and idle smoothly, but at anything more than a light throttle under load it would misfire and die. I initially thought it was dirt in the system, and thoroughly cleaned everywhere without any improvement. I then turned my attention to the electrics, and suspected the condenser; since it is a rare car in the UK I consulted the Green Spark Plug Company for advice and Tim Green immediately diagnosed stale fuel, and suggested a cure was a new set of spark plugs. I doubted the diagnosis, but tried the solution anyway, and with fresh petrol and the new plugs have experienced no further problems. Tim said that the rich mixture of stale fuel on start-up coats the plugs with a varnish which does not respond to any normal means of removal (although he did say that someone had suggested domestic oven cleaner - neither he nor I have tried it so cannot comment further on that idea)."
  4. I can't help with what it is but it probably isn't the timing. If it was running 7 years ago and if no one has touched it since, it seems more likely fuel system or electrical. Timing doesn't just change nor carb settings. Can you run it off a can of gas with a hose? then you have cut out the fuel system all together
  5. wow! where are you finding the NOS stuff? Looks a great project
  6. NFI but this showed up in my inbox this morning from Hemmings https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/nash/quad/2389932.html?refer=saturday&utm_source=saturday&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-03-21
  7. Maybe people know about this - was catching up on some emails and just read it. Some great pics! https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/the-origins-of-four-wheel-drive/?refer=news&utm_source=edaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2019-12-19
  8. without hijacking this thread I just have to insert this:
  9. off to check - thanks very much!
  10. wise choice. the project will always be there. you remain in our prayers.
  11. sorry I didn't go back and check so if you have already answered this - but how did you alter the moonscape? Looks awesome!
  12. No help at all with the query but very glad that they (in the second picture) chained the tank to the ground so that no one would steal it. 🤣
  13. Great pics! looks like a great day. Love the E-type in the second last pic - trying to figure out the military connection for it and finally concluded it comes from Her Majesty's Secret Service, 007 division. And yes I know he never drove a Jag - like that at least
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