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  1. MikeMelb

    Hello from me !!!!!

    Welcome to you and Berty. Ah, the great bonnet spare wheel mount. Shouldn't say it too loudly here but have one of those (modified) on a second boot lid for the MX5 so we could have a spare when went touring. Something which will become possible again in Australia soon. Have also used them on...
  2. MikeMelb

    Can I mix different PAS fluid when topping up?

    No personal experience as our Series1 steering is manual, but enclose an interchange from RoverCarClubAustralia website which seems pertinent. Don't know whether Nulon is available to you. "On 1 Oct 2021, at 7:04 am, .....wrote: Leaking profusely . Actually works OK if you can keep the fluid...
  3. MikeMelb

    Seat Belts, and their replacement...

    Series 1 cars are designed around Static belts. Series 11 have cutout in front seats to accommodate Inertia Reels, but AFIK no change to the rears. Even fitting statics is a PITA and it is very difficult to get them to hang on their retaining hooks.
  4. MikeMelb

    Hi there everyone!

    Welcome, enjoy your new project.
  5. MikeMelb

    Nada V8 hood/bonnet fitment

    Could have but leaving it naked was only ever a temporary step.
  6. MikeMelb

    Nada V8 hood/bonnet fitment

    You could try paint free aluminium. I ran our "summer bonnet" that way for a while. Had to have the paint stripped to get the flutes put in and just kept it that way for a year or so. Didn't look bad but no-one liked it!
  7. MikeMelb

    XYU 201N - 1974 3500 Auto

    Lovely, enjoy.
  8. MikeMelb

    First Outing of the Motor Show Banner

    Love the Sunbeam. Thought Bristols had the sort of value in UK that would result in full restoration but the Triumph running gear would be about the right size, if not complexity.
  9. MikeMelb

    leds in dash indicators problem.

    Can't help with round instruments but with strip type the speedo cable or more specifically the 90degree connector seemed to be the limiter on movement.
  10. MikeMelb

    P6B S Project Car

    Thanks. Will probably stick with oil as it probably requires a total dismantling of the tube to complete a first time grease.
  11. MikeMelb

    P6B S Project Car

    Boy that is bad. I have a slight split in mine which we have managed to tape and glue up, with a new one in the boot (trunk) bought locally - well Mark in central Victoria - to be put on in due course. Just as a matter of interest did you refill with engine oil or have you taken the greasing...
  12. MikeMelb

    P6B S Project Car

    Yep, just wasn't sure when you said "Down here coreflute is not nearly robust enough". I'd actually bought the corflute at Bunnings to use on the grandkids' cubby house, now demolished, and then thought it might be suitable for the boot lid. It's actually 6+ years ago, time flies. Put in LEDs...
  13. MikeMelb

    P6B S Project Car

    Not sure where "down here" is but perhaps it is the rougher side of the city? Anyhow the coreflute pictured (sorry about the quality of the pics) has been in for over 5 years so far, though admittedly I don't subject it to overly rough treatment. Interestingly and surprisingly the townhouse we...
  14. MikeMelb

    P6B S Project Car

    Still reckon that apart from the original cardboard Coreflute is the best bet. Flexible, easily worked and the correct colour. But each to his/her own. Keep safe and well.
  15. MikeMelb

    P6 Seat Adjustment

    The seat is adjustable for height, via spacers and longer bolts, which might help resolve your problem if nothing else works.
  16. MikeMelb

    Hello from Newcastle NSW Australia

    Welcome Tom I guess you are limited in how far you can enjoy it at present. Hope you are out of lockdown soon. keep safe and well Cheers from south of the border
  17. MikeMelb

    Heat always on

    All valid advice, however a simple fix is to install a tap in the heater hose. Living in Melbourne (which can sometimes get extremely warm in summer, though we can also have summer cold snaps) that solution works. I recognise it reduces engine cooling due to the removal of a small radiator from...
  18. MikeMelb

    Hi from QLD

    Belated welcome from Vic, been moving house so not looked at the site for a while.
  19. MikeMelb

    P6B S Project Car

    Looks good. Mine is original cardboard and still ok. However did replace the bootlid lining with corflute some years back. Think it is 5mm.
  20. MikeMelb

    Newbie from Brisbane

    Welcome from Mexico. Nice looking car. Looks like our plan to be in Old in July may have been stymied, again!
  21. MikeMelb

    Thanks for the forum

    Hear hear.
  22. MikeMelb

    New member

    Welcome from the East Coast (or another country?)
  23. MikeMelb

    Rough running

    Or, as once happened to me and took a long time to diagnose, check whether the clamp holding the distributor in place is broken.
  24. MikeMelb

    Break in Woes (New Unpleasant Noise)

    Now that I look at it again I understand. Just didn't want you driving off with ATF bubbling out. Enjoy!
  25. MikeMelb

    Break in Woes (New Unpleasant Noise)

    Looks great. Couldn't help noticing the lack of dipstick in the transmission filler tube. Hope you replaced it before driving............
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