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Re: Noddys Natterings ,Handed headlight mod .

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:34 pm

Heres the same bowl after blasting and powder coating ,

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And here it is fitted , you can see ive fitted some plastic edging on the cut part ,

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Before the mod

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And after , quite chuffed I am too , cable entry is far neater and bulb changing is down to a few minutes each side :D :D

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Re: Noddys Natterings ,Handed headlight mod .

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:26 pm

Had to strip and powder coat the drivers side one today as the newness passenger one made it look uber tatty.
Also made a headlight adjusting tool as the little clips pushed on the end of the adjusters no longer stay on or do the job :roll:
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Re: Noddys Natterings ,Handed headlight mod .

Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:38 pm

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Re: Noddys Natterings ,Handed headlight mod .

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:57 pm

HARTWELL MK1 wrote:I've done this before, but instead of leaving a hole I cut up another bucket, and put some sprung tags on, so its clipps in and out 8) . Jusat a variation on a theme :D
Nice idea and great if your building a near concourse car , Sadly im not and just want easy bulb change :D
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Re: Noddys Natterings ,bit of a quandry

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:43 pm

The screen rubber on the Singer is getting iffy , im not a lover of modern rubber seals and have had a few " issues " with them.
So the quandary is this .
I have a NOS screen rubber here in the loft BUT its for an early van ie. no chrome strip insert , just plain black rubber

What do you recon , im not fitting a modern copy and the Vusky has a van one already so i cant swap them

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Bit of a quandary

Post by bks974c » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:51 pm

Could try asking if anyone wants to swap the van one for NOS with insert.

Otherwise it look you'll have to fit the van one or swallow your pride and fit a new one.

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Bit of a quandary

Post by 617sqn » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:18 pm

Can you not change the insert for a new chrome look one ? It's available from a few of the classic car places, min* spares etc.

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Bit of a quandary

Post by kilty » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:28 pm

Hang on a wee while mate, a nos proper one will turn up before winters over. :wink:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Bit of a quandary

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:54 pm

617sqn wrote:Can you not change the insert for a new chrome look one ? It's available from a few of the classic car places, min* spares etc.

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Bit of a quandary

Post by 617sqn » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:02 pm

Theres no insert , just a lump of rubber
Ah, I see. Boring eh ?

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Re: Noddys Natterings , Bit of a quandary

Post by bazzateer » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:30 am

Dave, for what it's worth I've had no issues with Malcolm's 'new' seal I had fitted back in early 2009. In fact the fitter commented on the high quality.
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Bit of a quandary

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:22 pm

bazzateer wrote:Dave, for what it's worth I've had no issues with Malcolm's 'new' seal I had fitted back in early 2009. In fact the fitter commented on the high quality.
I just like NOS stuff , theres something very rewarding about fitting something thats waited 30 odd years on a dusty shelf somewhere. :D
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Bit of a quandary

Post by impmann » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:10 pm

I'm with you Dave... sadly the new screen seal fitted to Skye in 2004 has cracked up and leaks like a sieve. Pel still has her original 1976 seal and its perfect (still supple etc) although the insert filler is now a very odd shade of yellowy-orange (and I get folks asking why I don't change it... refer above).

However, I wouldn't fit a van seal to a Chamois, as that would look a bit... wrong/horrid, IMHO. Its a quandary, alright...
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Re: Noddys Natterings , More faffing about

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:04 pm

Just for something to do dinnertime at work more than anything else ive been altering the washer bottle bracket I knocked up years ago .
The pump ( which is a BMW one ) was originally just fitted using a jubilee clip and a bit of foam , not up to my usual standard.
So ive fitted some clips to hold the pump and blasted and powder coated it so it looks better

Old way

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New way , By the way if you have iffy washers dont forget to fit a one way valve , it stops the screen wash draining back to the bottle and keeps the pipes full right up to the jets :D


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Re: Noddys Natterings , I haz rust hole !!!

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:20 pm

Well i decided to remove the windscreen on the Singer this evening , the rubbers given up and the original windscreen has wiper blade scratches on it , its not been out since 1988 when it was done by a garage , took some shifting to get it out i can tell you .
Found a hole in the N/S bottom corner , not that bad but im glad ive caught it

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Cut out the grot , unfortunately the outer edge isnt good

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Ive made up this repair which i hope to get welded in tomorrow

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Re: Noddys Natterings , I Haz rust hole !!!!!!!!!!!

Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:53 pm

looks scrap tp me mate, I'll give you £50 quid for it :lol:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , I Haz rust hole !!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:54 pm

HARTWELL MK1 wrote:looks scrap tp me mate, I'll give you £50 quid for it :lol:
Tempted :roll:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , I Haz rust hole !!!!!!!!!!!

Post by HARTWELL MK1 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:55 pm

Fit a heated screen, whilst its out ! :lol:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , I Haz rust hole !!!!!!!!!!!

Post by moose » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:10 pm

big job on their Noddy :lol: but it does just prove everything you think of doing time or cost wise on an old car you will underestimate by 50% min!
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Re: Noddys Natterings , I Haz rust hole !!!!!!!!!!!

Post by moose » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:05 am

i have started a rumour that you are hacking an imp to bits to fit a bike engine :lol: why not leave that bit out and the screen then you can enter a class at the national and join the longest most boring tedious thread on the forum
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Re: Noddys Natterings , I Haz rust hole !!!!!!!!!!!

Post by 617sqn » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:35 pm

join the longest most boring tedious thread on the forum
haha :lol:

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Re: Noddys Natterings , I Haz rust hole !!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:40 pm

I no longer have a hole , a right pain to do and not very neat but its solid

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A bit of seam sealer to finish off

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Then the quandry about the screen rubber , the old one was knacked so I was down to using the van rubber or a wait for an original saloon one to turn up ,
So ive fitted the van one , it can always come out again as windscreens are only permanent til they get busted :lol: , however I do like the plain look as it matches the side window rubbers , I need to get a piccy of it out the garage and also hose it to check for leaks.
Must be a world first to fit a van rubber in a Chamois so Im at least unique :lol:

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Re: Noddys Natterings , rust hole gone and a world first .

Post by bazzateer » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:52 pm

Looks fine to me Dave :D
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Re: Noddys Natterings , rust hole gone and a world first .

Post by kilty » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:30 am

It looks smart mate. The black bonnet helps as well. I'd leave it for good. Was that a nos one?
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Re: Noddys Natterings , rust hole gone and a world first .

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:32 am

kilty wrote:It looks smart mate. The black bonnet helps as well. I'd leave it for good. Was that a nos one?
It was indeed , :D
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Re: Noddys Natterings , Old world garage

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:16 pm

Been out in the Singer today to Sidmouth in Devon , Annie wanted to go shopping there but I took the camera for a quick photoshoot as theres this old world garage nearby .
Car ran perfectly but now needs a bath as its minging .
Also needs new wiper blades as the others dont

Well chuffed with this piccy which ive done in black and white for a timeless shot :D

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Re: Noddys Natterings , 60s garage

Post by kilty » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:36 pm

Cool! Do they still sell Spangles?! :P
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Post by crazycolcol » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:26 pm

Excellent piture looks great
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Post by ken » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:27 pm

great black and white picture, looks great
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Post by super66 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:43 pm

Fantastic photo! certainly looks as if it could be a picture from back in the day. Imp011
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Re: Noddys Natterings , 60s garage

Post by Lotus-e-Clan » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:49 pm

Agree.

Noddy, you have an eye for what makes a pleasing and appealing visual effect that properly arouses an emotional response.

It's something that those that may have an eye for *anal detail* (like in show and shine) can completely miss.

It's an art form. 8)
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Re: Noddys Natterings , 60s garage

Post by ImpManiac » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:45 pm

Love the period picture, Noddy. 8) And the 'screen seal suits the Chamois too.

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Re: Noddys Natterings , 60s garage

Post by bazzateer » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:24 am

Reminds me of Dylwynn's Garage last summer. :D
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Re: Noddys Natterings , 60s garage

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:27 am

Thanks for the kind words people

L e C , thats a real compliment , thanks :D , some of my mods are so subtle no ones spots them , good as they blend in , bad as no one notices :roll: :lol:

Baz , yes it does only its in one piece , heres Dilwynns in case no one has seen it

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And heres one of my favorites I took earlier this year

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Re: Noddys Natterings , 60s garage

Post by 617sqn » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:12 pm

I hope you weren't out dogging :o :o :o

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Re: Noddys Natterings , leakage test

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:54 pm

617sqn wrote:I hope you weren't out dogging :o :o :o

:wink:

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:lol: , nope

Just given it a through pre winter storage clean , wipped all the wheels off and gave the inner arches a proper clean.
Then came the leakage test on the windscreen , what i wanted was heavy rain , what I got was a dry day :roll: :shock: , So I figured 1/2 hour direct hose treatment would do

Set this up by jamming the hose nozzle on the shed

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Which gave me this , went in for a coffee and left for the 1/2 hour , result is no leakage , Rear window copes with this as well although not if you direct the hose right on the joint for a fair while which is understandable really .
Singers now dried off and in winter hibernation.

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Re: Noddys Natterings , leakage test

Post by sammy the sturgeon » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:20 pm

It's science in action!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Noddys Natterings , leakage test

Post by ImpManiac » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:33 pm

That's some fabulous beading on that bonnet of yours, Noddy. :wink: You must have a decent layer of wax or sealant on there.

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Re: Noddys Natterings , leakage test

Post by Dave ' Linwood ' Lane » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:45 pm

ImpManiac wrote:That's some fabulous beading on that bonnet of yours, Noddy. :wink: You must have a decent layer of wax or sealant on there.

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It just has Maguiars carnuba wax on it , I do both cars once a year just before the national .
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Re: Noddys Natterings , leakage test

Post by 617sqn » Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:48 pm

I do both cars once a year just before the national
Now you've done it Dave !! :o You'll be accused of being one of those shiny-shiny blokes who goes looking for trophies ! Whatever next ? Vacuuming the inside ? :D

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