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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved .

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I can see a 12v tea heater being fitted in the bottle then :wink:
But these days you have to run with quite a concentrate in the wash so that the bumper headlamp wash doesn't freeze up which ruins the nozzles so as long as you use the same mix here I doubt it would be a problem, also if the garaged overnight helps a little.
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved .

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RoyBlunt wrote:Mmmm.....interesting.

I must admit that, in the days when she lived outside and got used regularly in deepest winter, I always moved Suzy's washer bag from its normal position (lying on the n/s wheel arch where it never gets any warmth and, if it freezes, stays frozen) to behind the millboard (?) petrol tank cover, sitting on the heater hose (where it gets warm). It was a very practical solution to a near permanently frozen washer bag. These days we use screen wash with antifreeze (and the winters don't seem as cold anyway) so I don't suppose it matters any longer but Dave's new wash bottle is going to get, and stay, very cold in winter! Looks good though....

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It will but i run screenwash in it all year - water to the jets is heated anyway ( comes out at around 40 - 50 ˚C ) so as long as the bottle doesnt freeze it wont come out frozen thats for sure :)
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved .

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Now I know it works well ive added an old brass one way valve to the washer bottle intake so it now has two valves in total , water cant drain back anywhere so the pump is always primed and theres now water trapped right up to the jets .
Squirt is instant , powerful and when the engines at running temp around 40˚C :)

Just waiting on the part I need to finish the lid off now
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved .

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Note 1 to self: To get the Cali ready RESIST! RESIST! RESIST!
Note 2 to self: Good to have something to occupy me during the winter.
The one-way valve idea is superb. :D
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved .

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Bit needed to modify the ex brake / clutch cylinder reservoir lid into its new job of screen washer has arrived and been fitted .
Ive added period Girling reservoir stickers to the brake and clutch ones as well .
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved - Lid now modded .

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Clever boy! :)
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved - Lid now modded .

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Looking good :wink:
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved - Lid now modded .

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Oh so very good!
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved - Lid now modded .

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Thanks all for the kind comments - its quite on here nowadays so any comments good or bad are a bonus :D
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved - Lid now modded .

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It's the system, probably loads of folk look but can't acknowledge the fact unless they comment, which not everyone likes too, no like button, been said before would give a better idea of how interested a topic is, we can only guess as it stands.
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved - Lid now modded .

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Theres no reason we cant have a " like " button , Retrorides has one and its a proboards one like this I believe although it seems a hell of a lot better
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved - Lid now modded .

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The Nun wrote:It's the system, probably loads of folk look but can't acknowledge the fact unless they comment, which not everyone likes too, no like button, been said before would give a better idea of how interested a topic is, we can only guess as it stands.
I agree... somewhat.
However, the smilies are only three clicks away. Click "POSTREPLY", click a smiley of choice, click "Submit".
Perhaps a "thumbs up" smiley is a remedy?
And a click here is probably not stored somewhere in "the cloud" to be sold and used later on for targeted advertising.
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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved - Lid now modded .

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Just to prove once and for all the following pics show that the bog brush cooler actually does work rather well , this is after a 25 mile run and being turned off for 5 minutes .
Info as to whats what with the pics :)
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Re: Nods News , Bog brush cooler.

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:D
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Re: Nods News , Bog brush cooler.

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Approve.

(Couldn't bring myself to type "like" :lol: )

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Re: Nods News , Bog brush cooler.

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Proper job, Dave! :D

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Re: Nods News , Washer bottle moved - Lid now modded .

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Dave ' Linwood ' Lane wrote:Just to prove once and for all the following pics show that the bog brush cooler actually does work rather well , this is after a 25 mile run and being turned off for 5 minutes .
Info as to whats what with the pics :)
I agree. The 'bog brush' cooler has come in for more than its fair share of stick over the years but I've always found it works really well. Your heat gun test proves it, 20°C loss between entry and exit is very impressive.

Fitting an oil cooler, even to a standard Imp, seems a no brainer to me (unless original appearance is important of course). And, while not essential, a vented Sport lid increases the benefit further as it allows a wash of cool air over the oil cooler.

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Re: Nods News , Bog brush cooler.

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Noddy did us a favour with that in and out heat test, as did InfraZA when he got is rebuilt 1971 Imp from me.
The engine was converted to a 998cc size, same Rootes oil cooler and very similar reduction in oil temperature also :) Imp003
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Re: Nods News , Bog brush cooler.

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Imp one, modern box nil by the look of that picture.
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Re: Nods News , Bog brush cooler.

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I wonder if the standard cooler was sited outside the engine compartment or where forced air passes over it whether it would be comparable to the normal radiator type cooler?
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Re: Nods News , Bog brush cooler.

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Years ago I recovered the engine lid sound proofing in flame proof canvas as per factory and remade the original frame that holds it in with copper wire.
Well it kept slipping so ive made a new redesigned frame from some shellack coated copper strips and some copper rivets , no painting , no rust plus being thin copper it bends easy which is whats required to fit it.
Well chuffed with the result :D :D
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Re: Nods News , Engine sound proofing frame redesigned

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Looking good. Appears much neater with frame and canvas tailored to suit.
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Re: Nods News , Engine sound proofing frame redesigned

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I've still got the old wire one and the black duvet, where did the hearts go? :o
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I've got a NOS wire frame with the parts tag still on it somewhere. No idea where it came from, many years ago :roll:

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Re: Nods News , Engine sound proofing frame redesigned

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The Nun wrote:I've still got the old wire one and the black duvet, where did the hearts go? :o
stayed on the mats im afraid :lol:
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Re: Nods News , Engine sound proofing frame redesigned

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New frame looks a hell of a lot better sprayed satin black , the legs have been heat shrink to prevent scratches when being fitted or removed :)
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Re: Nods News , Engine sound proofing frame , now painted

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That is another lovely touch, Dave. :D

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Re: Nods News , amalgamating switch panels

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There is a problem with adding things over many decades .
That is is can all get a bit random re. the fitting .
I recently want to fit the Ferodo tapley meter but this meant id have three small panels ( plus one with the hazards and washers fitted higher up ) scattered about the dash.
So as a trial ive amalgamated the cig lighter , fuel pump switch and light and the Tapley meter and made one long switch panel .
Il leave it like this for now and see how i feel about how it looks - everything works and its all within easy reach and visible :)
Opinions are welcome :)
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very nice job dave
looks the part as well
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Nice! Looks like it was there from factory.
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Looks like it's always been there Dave.
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Some kindly toe rag snapped the aerial off the Singer yesterday .
Not an easy thing to replace being as its a 60s window mounted jobby .
Still some lateral thinking , an aerial meant for a hand held scanner from Maplins - some soldering and its good to go again . :)
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Mahoosive scanner aerial , i just cut it to the nearest seg that matched the original busted ones largest base one
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Re: Nods News , Some goon broke my aerial off

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Nice job, Dave. Don't let the bastards grind you down. By the way, I'd like to see some paint on that vice, please. :D

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617sqn wrote:Nice job, Dave. Don't let the bastards grind you down. By the way, I'd like to see some paint on that vice, please. :D

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i did paint it once but its all beat off now , its a mid 1940s Swindens swivel vice BTW - I do take it apart and grease it up once a year though :)
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Re: Nods News , Some goon broke my aerial off

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Mine, bought pre used in Feb last year.

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Re: Nods News , Some goon broke my aerial off

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I can see a vice competion coming.
shame you didn't catch the toe-rag dave ,he could have modelled the ariel for you in different parts of his anatamony.
reseption would have been bad,but the fun factor would have been good.
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Re: Nods News , Some goon broke my aerial off

Post by African Imp »

Dave,

Your Vusky now has an oil smoke issue? very recently you changed the oil on both that engine and the Singers, did you change the brand and grade of oil at all?

If so from which type and grade to which type and grade, was it Valvoline? Imp027
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