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by sammy the sturgeon
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!

Well a little christmas update from GLAddis and I. GLAddis has moved to a temporary home, she is relaxing in my mums garage for the foreseable future (though I did tell mum I would have her out by Christmas - I didn't say which one though!!) You see in August I has a brain storm and thought - right,...
by sammy the sturgeon
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Playing with Col's dash!

I've got to say, that looks the business! :mrgreen: Great work, Paul. You are truly ingenious when it comes to jobs like these. IM 8) Thanks Paul, Luckily I have a Mum that likes to do lots of craft things and an older brother that is unbelievably practical - things rub off on you over time. The do...
by sammy the sturgeon
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Playing with Col's dash!

Very very nice indeed well done Paul it looks great special when you look at the dash i gave you col Col thanks for the dash- wouldn't have been able to do it without it, superb job. I'll need to copy you i think...! I have the old bits of the old dash if yu want them as a template? Superb job :D T...
by sammy the sturgeon
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Playing with Col's dash!!

Well its been a while!! Due to the change of jobs 12 months ago, and all sorts of other things going on I haven't had much time with GLAddis But as I have a little time over the summer, I'm trying....... trying to get my garage cleared, the Spring Special sold, various other bits and pieces out of i...
by sammy the sturgeon
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1302716

Re: Noddys Natterings, NOS cloth glass channel

Its appreciated - the detail you put into your posts Noddy

Sometimes they are just 'riveting' :lol:
I'll get my coat!
by sammy the sturgeon
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) not much but a bit!

Roy - it way an Ebay purchase Not sure which one may have been this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-way-Std-Fusebox-fuse-box-fuseholder-kit-car-boat-NEW-/390480755603?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_BoatEquipment_Accessories_SM&hash=item5aea777b93 but they dont do international postage so...... http://www...
by sammy the sturgeon
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) not much but a bit!

Hi Roy, If you have looked at the thread and spotted uncle John, he has just been on a busmans holoiday in South africa, a month over there to paint an E-type Jag! lucky man. (he lived over there for 20 years) i like the look of yours from the picture, if I hadn't gone original with GLAddis I would ...
by sammy the sturgeon
Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) not much but a bit!

Well 2and a half months further down the line- not alot done- the new job is taking up all my time now and it leaves me little chance to get onto GLAd, I think in that time I have had a total of four and a half hours at her! hopefully the quiet christmas that is ahead of me will give me a chance to ...
by sammy the sturgeon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Rear window - I got the answer why!!!

re your seal issue, for future reference some of these look like they might work but would have to ring them for actual sizes i guess http://www.phoenixtrim.co.uk/Portals/Phoenix/PDF%20Files/Indian%20Rubber/IRS%20'T'%20sections%202012.pdf hope it helps cheers luke Thanks luke - that ones stored in ...
by sammy the sturgeon
Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: new one
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: new one

Back into the fold at last!!!!
by sammy the sturgeon
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Rear window - I got the answer why!!!

It was just a fascinating read! What I loved was the amount of pictures to go with the words. I plan to. I'm one of the club's newest members, so doing all the research I can before jumping head first into a project of my own! Pog I like pictures- they show it so much better than a description some...
by sammy the sturgeon
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Rear window - I got the answer why!!!

Well it's taken me about a week, but I've done it. Been silently lurking in the background, reading every page of this thread, soaking up all the tips I can. Now I'm up to date, I felt the need to add my support. And I have to say, hats off to you Sammy! Your attention to detail is phenomenal and i...
by sammy the sturgeon
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 133838

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - She passed her MOT!!!

Wooo Hooooo,
big milesone passed there
well done ---really well done
Paul
by sammy the sturgeon
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Rear window - I got the answer why!!!

I know I do - won't be doing anything posh with nails like that will I!!
by sammy the sturgeon
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75210

Re: libby the deluxe

stilettohusky wrote: I understand they have a good panel repair shop in Armley Prison.
:lol: :lol: :lol: - not far from you either Chris- and i'm sure Sue would cope!!!

i stick with what I said earlier - under that paint it looks very solid.
good going mate
by sammy the sturgeon
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Rear window - I got the answer why!!!

Well - at last an answer- but i don't know about the solution......... i dug around in the old boxes from when i stripped GLAddis (some may call me a hoarder- but in this case it's quite relevant that I did!) I found the old rear window seal- and there lies the answer to the problems I'm having!!!! ...
by sammy the sturgeon
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More bits and pieces

You'll work it out, Paul. :D I used aftermarket seals in my car while it was on the road and, even in the rain, it didn't seem to leak. If it did leak, it wasn't much. :wink: Uncle Malcolm told me that the key is to use a matching pair of seals - car and frame - from the same supplier that are desi...
by sammy the sturgeon
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More bits and pieces

Hi Paul, I'm not sure, but is your rubber in the right way? Have a look at our thread. I took our rear hatch (but not the car!)to the WWW 2 years ago and copied how Jill and Ken Dunkley's was fitted as I put it in the wrong way initially. I took photos when we removed it when we decided to do a ful...
by sammy the sturgeon
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1302716

Re: Noddys Natterings , Rear window pics esp. for Sammy

Thanks for the pics Noddy,
Thats the way that mine are fitted, I do think the window frame seal is very stiff thoughso that might be adding to the problem. more on GLAddis's thread!!!!.......
by sammy the sturgeon
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More bits and pieces

Pictures!!! Finally got the rear window to close and put a little pressure on the new rubbers, but, I'm not happy with it! I hope its enough to compress the rubbers a little and at a later stage put an original catch plate on cos the gap is huge and its bound to leak! I made this one up out of Alumi...
by sammy the sturgeon
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Petula , "66" Singer
Replies: 224
Views: 68726

Re: Petula , "66" Singer

A girl one said to me - when i turned up for a date - 'Blue and green should never be seen, except with something in between' I said i would go and change- she may still be waiting for me to return!! It's up to you mate what colour you do your car, certain colours for certain people I cant stand bro...
by sammy the sturgeon
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1016
Views: 298736

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...Something different

Was just looking at the BMX sidecar and thinking - it it had another brake on the sidecar wheel he could turn it on a 'sixpence'!
theres some neat fabrication in that col well done
by sammy the sturgeon
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75210

Re: libby the deluxe

Neighbours! on one side I service their cars every year for them, joined to them I recovered a minibus for them so they are ok with me, across the road are the nebby neighbours who know everything thats happening on the street, which is ok as I know someone is always watching if I'm away! The other ...
by sammy the sturgeon
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 133838

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - She Runs !!

Woo hoo i bet you nearly had a moment when she fired up!
she's looking good and running - you must pat yourselves on the back for getting to this stage

Well done to both of you
Paul
by sammy the sturgeon
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More bits and pieces

Tiny update as I'm still very busy adjusting to all thats happening and haven't had that much time with GLAddis! I managed to get along to the Sheffield meet and luckily Keith brought his Imp along (Thanks Keith) what I now know is a couple of things 1. The window doesn't sit flush with the surround...
by sammy the sturgeon
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 133838

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - HELP starting problem

On the sucking of fuel- just a tip. It tastes awful, you will get fumes in your lungs- (and if your a smoker, thats not good) If I have to suck some fuel through a pipe, I put a rubber glove over the end, squash it all up, and suck on the rubber glove, that way if the fuel/fumes do come through, its...
by sammy the sturgeon
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More bits and pieces

Id bet its the new rubbers causing some of this , may i suggest you bend the square lock part on the window up a tad so it clears the welded seam better yep a lot of it is the new rubbers, i did bend the catch up a little but the frame bottom moved 'inwards which makes me believe the bottom isn't f...
by sammy the sturgeon
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More bits and pieces

Hi all, It has been a busy time! Very busy, so I have had little time to spend with GLAd! One reason being that due to new business commitments I've had to Get 'R33CE' on the road after 3 years in Semi-retirement! 'R33CE' is a 98 Vectra B, that I have owned for 7 years but became redundant with me h...
by sammy the sturgeon
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - New MOT
Replies: 322
Views: 133838

Re: VWX 317L - Hilda, Lesley's Imp - HELP bonnet problem

Phil, Just an idea to try before you dismantle everything - It happens on moderns in accidents, and cars rebuild in the paint shop after knocks- pin lines up, you drop the bonnet, You can hear the release move, but the bonnet won't pop up. The pin that goes into the hole is either forward or backwar...
by sammy the sturgeon
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: libby the deluxe
Replies: 202
Views: 75210

Re: libby the deluxe

Don't press on with them!!! they wear away alot quicker- if you find a balance so they firmly hit the surface they work very well, and last!!
I bought these and were very impressed with them
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120845663557? ... 1438.l2649
by sammy the sturgeon
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) More bits and pieces

Thanks all Few bits ove the past few days Got the decals on the dash and heater box, though they look bad here I'm obviously just a practicing photographer!! http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj584/mrpaulholmes/20130806_122819a.jpg http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj584/mrpaulholmes/20130806_12...
by sammy the sturgeon
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Bleeding brakes !!!

I got the brakes bled the other day- so it's not a blasphemy!!! I took the slow route, I bled some fluid through to the o/s rear- the longest run, and then left it for a good few days, to let it settle as the whole system is brand spanking, dilly danking, new! Then i bled a little more through the l...
by sammy the sturgeon
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) T'as been a while!!

nice work paul looking good thought it would be finished while weve been away :lol: :lol: :lol: national not being revealed until October (technical problems) keep it up (oh er misses) hows the back chris d Thanks Chris, I thought she would be finished for National- but you, of all people know how ...
by sammy the sturgeon
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1016
Views: 298736

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...Been a wee whilst..

Ok - instead of taking a miute then - get your Ar$e in gear an get on with it (I'll try the same) and see you at next years national then :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by sammy the sturgeon
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: PES 989J... "The Pest" ....in magnificent technicolour
Replies: 1016
Views: 298736

Re: PES 989J... "The Pest" ...Been a wee whilst..

DShe's coming on Colin,
take a minute and sit back and look at how far you have come- once the filling is done its sown hill all the way to the finish, She's looking good
Paul
by sammy the sturgeon
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) T'as been a while!!

ImpManiac wrote:The car's looking amazing, Paul. 8)

IM 8)
Thank you kindly sir, she will do, when I get her together !!
by sammy the sturgeon
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) T'as been a while!!

seems like forever since I posted here - it's not really, but anyway........ With the warm weather - the recovery was busy, busier than expected, then the schools finished and it was busy, then it rained and got really busy - so GLAd has been a little neglected :( but there are a few bits i have don...
by sammy the sturgeon
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) A few more bits and pieces!!

Well as I couldn't find any horns GLAddis now has a spanking pair of Volvo horns on her - I was Deaf for a while after testing them, even with the ear defenders on- As the Volvo was destined for the 'Crusher of doom' i took the connector blocks and a good few inches of the loom as well. It's deviati...
by sammy the sturgeon
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) Christmas Update!!!
Replies: 1359
Views: 220011

Re: GLAddis! (804 GLA) A few more bits and pieces!!

Checking resistance will not show anything that is not obvious from visual Inspection. Contact cleaner and a small wire (suede) brush are useful. Do you have a wiring diagram ??. When installed, it is good to label each cable with it's function. The white tracers may show more of a light brown. Geo...
by sammy the sturgeon
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: measuring CR with the engine built? Possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: measuring CR with the engine built? Possible?

Should work with an appropriate allowance for the spark plug, and remember a valve will open on the down stroke if you get it on the wrong stoke! and depending on the cam it may open BBDC (I think- though its late I might be confuddled with my suck, squeeze, bang, blow, theory) Make sure the thick s...