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About DavidR

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    Average Joe Driver
  • Birthday 19/03/1951

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    1991 SEiW 1850 CVH
  1. New member saying hi

    Hi and welcome to another westie owner in South Hants. I am about 9 miles north of Portsmouth and have a '91 SEiW, you're welcome to come and look, take notes / pics etc if it's any use. I am usually up for a pint and a natter. email is davidrestell@@@yahoo.co.uk (remove the extra @ symbols)
  2. No Claims Bonus following a Company Car

    I was able to get a letter from the leasing company for the car scheme stating "x" years accident free and was able to get a discounted quote from a broker.
  3. Building My XI

    Just a thought, having had an A series that was impossible to start. Check that the rotor arm is at cylinder 1 plug lead when cyl 1 is at tdc with both valves closed. If the engine has been rebuilt it is possible to get the distributor drive one or more teeth out and not have enough swing on the dizzie to get a spark at the right cylinder. I changed the plug leads round on the dizzie cap rather than dismantle drive.
  4. Retired early at 59, and used the skills the company didn't want to go freelance. Ended up with a years work back at my previous employer at twice the salary, then a couple of contracts at a substantial premium to emplyed rate. Found that the cost of marketing / schmoozing potential clients to be high and then they wanted to make their lack of planning my emergency, so found i could cope on pension and shut down company. Much rejoicing at home.
  5. WSCC Umbrellas - ORDER BEFORE 21st Dec 11am

    Mine arrived this morning, good piece of kit.
  6. WSCC Umbrellas - ORDER BEFORE 21st Dec 11am

    Ordered mine, painless.
  7. Rosberg worthy F1 champion 2016?

    Rosberg is the champion because he scored more points and deserves it because he scored more points. Hamilton may well be considered the best driver but circumstances caused him to score fewer points. For me, Lewis falls into the same camp as Schumacher, both brilliant drivers but not likeable; their manner and attitudes in racing colour their appeal for me. As an aside, if the Honda engine had been better then Jenson or Alonso might have been champion but what ifs don't count in F1.
  8. When walking my dog along green lanes and BOATs (Byways Open to All Traffic) I often find bike lights that have fallen off their fixings, recently have started finding sport minicams, (not a Gopro yet although I did find one of those at a Toughmudder event). Wishing to return it to its owner I look to see what videos etc are on the SD card. Just boring green lane stuff. Men in blue are not interested and have closed most of our local stations to the public so not easy to hand it in. So a suggestion, why not record a video / photo of your name and address or phone number and leave it on there when the new videos are downloaded then I could have returned it. Just a thought given westy owners seem to attach Gopro etc to roll bars and things. Have fun David
  9. 1920's Jowett - it's a shame!

    Is it the SU carb?
  10. WSCC Umbrellas - ORDER BEFORE 21st Dec 11am

    I'll have one.
  11. Battery post dilemma

    I used an allen bolt screwed into the post and tightened, then the bolt/post pair screwed into the battery terminal and tightened with allen key. No issues over last 15 years with loosening.
  12. Wonder why this car has a fuel and brake problem

    It also looks like the diff isn't bolted to the prop, can't see any bolts.
  13. Virginia tivo

    Does this help? http://help.virginmedia.com/system/selfservice.controller?CMD=VIEW_ARTICLE&ARTICLE_ID=2530&CURRENT_CMD=SEARCH&CONFIGURATION=1001&PARTITION_ID=1&USERTYPE=1&LANGUAGE=en&COUNTY=us&VM_CUSTOMER_TYPE=Cable PIN for Recorded ProgrammesWhen you first have your TiVo installed it’s set to prompt for the PIN when watching recorded programmes that have been recorded after 9pm. To turn this off for most recordings Press Home on your TiVo remote Select Help & Settings Choose Parental Controls Enter your PIN Choose Request a PIN to Watch Recordings Choose Do not request a PIN
  14. Ford 1.6 CVH question.

    Similar to Scott above I think 150 bhp from 1600 is surprising. My bored out and stroked to 1800 cvh manages 140 - 145 but has difficulty avoiding knock due to the high compression used. As above expect a considerable drop.
  15. Coolant at rear of CVH head

    I had a leak from the core plug on my CVH and the core plug had rusted through. Had to drill and tap a hole into the core plug to pull it out. The second picture seems to imply there is something wrong with the gasket on the thermostat housing. Both are easy to fix. I would try the thermostat housing gasket first as that shows a definite problem, the core plug rusting could be water from the gasket leak.

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