Amen to that Nigel. I'm in the middle of restoring a "Ladies spade" to usefulness for my old friend Judith.
On the one hand it's only a knackered old spade, but on the other it's something given to Judith by her late husband when they married back in the 60s and she likes it.
I somehow managed to fix a mantel clock last week without making it even worse, for another lady friend. She was s...
Not waffle, very interesting. I've got a feeling he said something about it not having pockets but I might have that wrong as he was quite quietly spoken and as with all good micropubs other conversations were going on at the time.
I got the country wrong, I thought it was an island off the top of Scotland! :)
If it was working fine and you know itís not been abused Iíd be tempted to re use it. The new Borg & Beck Iíve just fitted to my 1275 is nowhere near as well made as the old B&B that came out. Both the cover and plate are made from thinner gauge material and thereís just an air of Ďcheapnessí about it. It works ok but so does the one in my Sprite with 20k hard miles on it.
Thanks Jim, we think it is the tube shock conversion that is changing the run. If all the measurements check out OK I will make up some extenders and also sleeves to extend the outer cable as that is also short. Gives me chance to practice my trade. I will photo and share when we get it right. Ray TF 2884
In my rebuilding I tried to keep as much of the original MG as possible. My cables were shredded. I managed to get the old cables out of the ends and open them up. I had SS aircraft cables swaged in. Unfortunately I came up short. I fabricated some Clevis extenders. Later one of my reworked cables pulled out, so I got new ones. The extenders were not used.
Might take a little while to find it Nigel, but I'll have a good look when I get home tonight.
The fella did a first class job. My jacket is (AFAIK) 84 years old and I still use it occasionally. The restorer even managed to free up and retain all the original zips. I remember him saying that it took a litre and a half of whatever leather feed stuff he used and it's still in lovely condition, h...
(hoping I've remembered the right person?)
have you still got the details of the person that restored your grandfather's flying jacket please?
In the micropub last night as I was wearing my Serge Hervet (fashion copy?) flying jacket and a chap was telling me he had an original flying jacket with communication (conduits?) leads but it needs restoring so I said I'd see if I coul...
UMG-315. Imported to Canada in 2006. Right hand drive. Halogen headlights. New braking system. Heater. Boyce Motometer. Original owner & technical manuals. 11,200 miles since 1996 restoration (possibly less than 22,000 miles in total). Valued at $18,000 US but asking $12,000 US. Very good condition overall. Many photos & other info here: https://sites.google.com/view/1951mg-ya/
I have a large surplus of parts that I no longer require.
2x Headlamp bowls
2x Expansion Tanks (Plastic)
Steel Rocker Cover
Set of Steel Duplex Timing Gears.
Open to offers I need the space.
Starter Motor good condition only for sale as gone Hi-Torque £30.00
Mk3 Left hand Front Wing in Tartan Red, ready to bolt on £125.00
2x Dual Circuit Brake ...