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  1. Phil. Thanks for the info. Doing a bit of a web search onwards from the address you supplied reveals that felt isn't just felt apparently. There is wool/blend or polyester to decide as well a grade (density). I would assume the original was wool, but polyester may have its advantages as it would be less likely to retain moisture than wool. Always learning. Thanks Doug
  2. Robin - please let me know if you find out, I have the same problem. Regards Doug
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    Well, that makes it official, the Gosling clan just qualified as HMV royalty. ;-) London to a brick (or is that Brighton?) you would never have predicted when you started posting to this forum that your quiet restoration efforts would grow to become something avidly watched by people all over the world. Or that the Thorny restoration would prove more popular than the Dennis. I wonder which is the bigger surprise? Carry on chaps, the end is in sight, time to start planning the next restoration.
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    Match it is a symptom of old age, resistance to new things, be they good or bad.
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    Steve. Pyramid is a possible guess given the shape. But "nosing" has to be industry jargon and very unlikely that even with the wealth of knowledge on this forum, anyone would have come up with that term. "Banding", "trim", "grip" maybe, but "nosing", nope, just too obscure. I am also very surprised the product still exists a hundred years later, who would that predicted that? The weirdness, seemingly impossible finds and coincidences in our MV hobby never cease to amaze me. eg. I was talking to a bloke today at the local rubbish dump and he was telling me how he has collected the saddle and accoutrements (sp?) for a light horse soldier. The one thing he had not been able to find despite a long hard search was a mess tin. I said to him that I would be of no help as I would not know one if it fell on my foot. "Well actually one nearly did, you would have walked right by it at that garage sale we were both at 3 weeks ago, I was standing there looking at all the junk and realised at my feet was one in good condition and got it for a couple of bucks". It is amazing what is still out there, as you have shown many times with your finds. Regards Doug
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    Steve. See attached photo please. What is the purpose of the dingle dangle? Something to do with damping vibration perhaps, but it seems too small? Regards Doug
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    Andy. Ah, I see. The British polycarbonate equivalent to double glazing. Makes sense given your climate. Steve. In Oz, the old fibreglass skylight material was lucky to see more than 15 years due to our high UV index. If it wasn't that, the birds pecked holes in it to steal the fibres to make nests. 30 years is a very good life span for that type of product. Regards Doug
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    Steve, great to see you are making the desired progress. The translucent roof in the first photo caught my eye, in Oz we are used to seeing corrugated profile in polycarbonate products for strength, but that roof is flat. What is the material? Would it not have to be quite thick and thus expensive in order to withstand rain, hail and its own weight? You are very naughty using that drill press without the permission card being signed!
  9. Bob FV 432 pattern, single casting in L and R versions.
  10. I am told someone was advertising these on ebay.co.uk some time back. Does anyone know who that person is and their contact details please? Thanks Doug
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    Steve Excellent attention to detail for a temporary fitting. In your photo of the Carlton Lorry (IIRC) the cup looks to be copper rather than brass? On the far side, there appears to be 2 "fingers" clipped over the edge of the cup or lid? Regards Doug
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    Steve I think we briefly mentioned this once before, but you really do need a serious shed upgrade. Up being the priority, but I do see a nice amount of vacant space to the left in the photo. .... Being in England, I take it that there are all sorts of legalities that prohibit additional shed-age? I have just doubled my shed and am still reveling in the luxury of no longer having to imitate the maze runner just in order to get from the front of the shed to the back.- which I can see is your problem. ---- I wonder if mechanics used to modern vehicles dream about the accessibility and simplicity of the engine bay on that Thorny? Regards Doug
  13. That appears to be identical to one of the boxes in my Ferret. Looks like a No36 grenade box.
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    Ha, another perfectionist! Mobile phone cameras held vertically drive me up the wall too. That and the fact so many people appear incapable of keeping the subject of the video in frame, but instead wave the phone/camera around, point it at their feet, the sky etc. I do note, that in the videos I have seen from the Goslings, none of those bad habits appear.. Regards Doug
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    Ian I take it what you are saying is that you are creating effectively a type of varnish, but I would imagine that has a dull finish? Regards Doug G.