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Danish last won the day on January 19 2018

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  1. We visited the JLR factory last year and watched robots assemble F-Types. floor pan just glued to the upper body, and done in seconds. Quite how you'll repair it if it's 2040 and you're restoring one I don't know.
  2. You could use a paint like the "tough black" we have in the UK - it could just be marketing, but it does seem a better paint than the regular stuff. Also, baking in an oven might help. I've been meaning for a while to pick up a second hand kitchen oven to go in the workshop for baking paint.
  3. ...and having to get off the couch to go to the telly and change channel.
  4. How do you explain that to young children now "1970s Dad wasn't your friend but a slightly remote authority figure who earned the money, had a mostly separate social life to the family, and gave out physical punishment."
  5. I still use that, have an exam in the autumn.
  6. A good turn out of Cortinas. Sorry I couldn't make it, I spent today pressure testing my engine - no nearer knowing what's wrong
  7. I had similar reservations, so I set my vernier pulley at 0˚ and fitted it, then had my rolling road tuner set it up - so I did most of the work he just did the clever bit.
  8. The time has come. While driving to Rawspeed in Plymouth the rocker cover bolts came loose. On the Tour of the Moor the tie rods came loose. I found the alternator bolts loose while preparing to drive to Scotland and had the indignation of the crank pulley bolt coming use on the way to Scotland. So something is definitely wrong, I'll have a chat with Mike on Monday with a view to balancing the crank all in one.
  9. When I was looking at changing from a standard Ford master cylinder with servo to bias pedal box, the guy who was going to do the work suggested an electric booster for the front circuit only - to replace the vacuum servo and help with front/rear bias. The other idea we had was to change to a Transit turbo diesel alternator which has a vacuum pump on the rear for running the brakes. I haven't actually done any changes yet though, so can't give any more info.
  10. It looks like you let Storm drive for a bit in this photo!
  11. I had some wings (Mk3 Cortina) which just wouldn't fit. I ended up cutting them in half, fitting the halves and welding together in-situ. It made a lovely job. I've also seen people weld a length of filler rod down the rear edge of a wing to close the gap.
  12. No, there's usually more Cortinas wanting to exhibit than places.
  13. True, most cars are in very nice condition. But it is often the wreck of a car, pre-restoration or whatever that gets the most interest from people. You can get desensitised to row after row of beautiful cars. Last year there was a Fiat Panda 4x4 painted in army green and absolutely covered in mud. Looked good and got interest.
  14. Yup, whichever date you choose will clash with something.
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