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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Re: Help with Switches
« on: April 02, 2021, 22:48:30 »
Sadly I can’t, my cast offs are much earlier, but I can’t wait for the shows and Autojumbles to get going again so I can rummage for the bits I want.

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General Forum / Re: "VNUK" law to be scrapped in the UK
« on: February 21, 2021, 14:39:32 »
If the EU don’t get to the same place it will mean a surcharge for a green card.
My suspicions of the insurance industry is that they will charge a premium anyway and find an excuse to extort us.

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Judging by the mascot and the way the membership badges are mounted, on the AC, it wouldn’t surprise me if the owner was a bit of a character.

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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Re: A last better brakes and bits
« on: January 13, 2021, 21:50:47 »
Glad to hear that your making progress. Looking at the weather and the dreaded salt on the roads it’s probably best where it is having the attention laden on it and then enjoying it when the conditions improve.

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General Forum / Re: Do you know this 1936 AC?
« on: December 13, 2020, 21:22:08 »
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. And that is what you have.
Well done with the work and enjoy it all you can.

To confirm, a bloater is a fish that puffs up to be quite large. When one has enjoyed too much excess then a man can begin to resemble such a fish.

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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Re: New 2 litre Project
« on: December 07, 2020, 20:26:06 »
The secret to these major projects is not to rush them. It looks pretty complete so hopefully you won’t have the frustration of having to search for elusive parts that cost the earth when they finally do turn up. It will be interesting to see it progress and if you stick to original specifications or change things to your personal taste.
A worthwhile project. I hope you stick with it and can enjoy it for a long time when it’s complete.

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General Forum / Re: Do you know this 1936 AC?
« on: November 27, 2020, 23:54:23 »
Look at the girth. Nothing to be proud of but it has cost a lot in time and money.

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General Forum / Re: Do you know this 1936 AC?
« on: November 27, 2020, 19:45:43 »
Yes. Bang on Gary.

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General Forum / Re: Do you know this 1936 AC?
« on: November 25, 2020, 22:36:35 »
Hello mmouss,

It’s a four seat DHC made to accommodate a six foot three bloater.

I agree with what you say about the running in. Plenty of oil changes as well.

Like you I find using the hand throttle to increase the idol speed helps with the cold running. I have also reinstated the advance/retard linkages and closed the thermostat to help it reach temperature quicker. I think it will be improved once the engine loosens up a little and some tuning can be done.

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General Forum / Re: Do you know this 1936 AC?
« on: November 24, 2020, 21:21:54 »
It’s looking really good.
I am slightly ahead of you body wise but will be “running in” next year like yourself.
You are in front of me as regards side screens and I have to confess to struggling at the moment. I hoped to get out and about this year to see some other cars to get some ideas as to how to do them and take some pictures. I’m not proud and don’t mind stealing other proven designs. Let’s hope next year is a little bit more sociable.

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Sorry your efforts were wasted but by the sounds of it you did right.

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General Forum / Re: Value of found AC Bristol
« on: October 09, 2020, 23:09:08 »
It makes this months ACtion reading even more interesting. Like Triggers broom, three new handles and two new heads.

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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Re: Cold running advice
« on: August 20, 2020, 09:54:30 »
GalFredus, I have sent a message via the forum.

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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Re: Cold running advice
« on: August 18, 2020, 20:51:12 »
GalFredus, I do apologise but I have not had chance to look today. I will try tomorrow afternoon or Thursday morning.

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Vintage, PVT & 2 Litre Forum / Re: Cold running advice
« on: August 17, 2020, 22:35:21 »
I would like to retain it for now. That said let me have a look in my bits box. I collected a few bits and bobs but can’t just remember what.

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