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Forum: Car detailing & polishing 26-07-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Flying Frank
No it's a " Bush Baby" !:tup: ...

No it's a " Bush Baby" !:tup:

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Forum: Car detailing & polishing 25-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Flying Frank
Many thanks, but I particularly wanted something...

Many thanks, but I particularly wanted something that would blend with the brown upholstery and beige as a chosen colour had two advantages . Lightened up the interior and blended fine with the...
Forum: Car detailing & polishing 23-07-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Flying Frank
Coupe carpet

Forgetting window mechanisms for a moment, my old Coupe has good carpets in it but original mats would have been nice, but unlikely after 40 years I have to admit.

Hunted around on eBay for...
Forum: Bodywork, glass & exterior fitments 23-07-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Flying Frank
Well if you remember the knack , please let me...

Well if you remember the knack , please let me know.......

this is what I'm struggling with.
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Forum: Bodywork, glass & exterior fitments 22-07-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Flying Frank
Ok, many thanks for the ideas, I've been winding...

Ok, many thanks for the ideas, I've been winding in one side and then the second side ....then finally trying too compress that spring which really needs two hands to get it all lined up and then...
Forum: Bodywork, glass & exterior fitments 22-07-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By Flying Frank
Coupe electric window mechanism overhaul

Ok chaps , I'm wondering if anyone has in the past stripped down and "re-built" the electric motors and associated wiring , pulleys, springs , etc on the Coupe GT motor.

Having obtained one...
Forum: Bodywork, glass & exterior fitments 22-07-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By Flying Frank
Coupe electric window motors overhaul

SORRY FOR DUPLICATE POST, MODERATORS PLEASE DELETE AS I DON'T SEEM ABLE TO.


Ok chaps , I'm wondering if anyone has in the past stripped down and "re-built" the electric motors and associated...
Forum: Parts Wanted 22-07-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Flying Frank
Worth buying a pair......just in case . Great tip...

Worth buying a pair......just in case . Great tip !
Forum: General Chat 16-06-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By Flying Frank
Thanks Ian.....I really hadn't made the...

Thanks Ian.....I really hadn't made the connection with the patch and you have explained all to me......I have no idea what garments our teachers wore as back then they all had flowing black robes...
Forum: General Chat 14-06-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By Flying Frank
A scorching day, well for Cornwall at least, and...

A scorching day, well for Cornwall at least, and finally got around to getting the needle and cotton out.

The threadbare and worn bolster was in need of some protection although I do have full...
Forum: Electrical problems 05-06-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By Flying Frank
What are these connectors for ?

As per the title, these two connectors are located towards the offside rear of the engine bay.

Anyone have any idea what they are for........I have the distant recollection that the two socket...
Forum: General Chat 05-06-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By Flying Frank
I suspect it's all down to bad earth contacts,...

I suspect it's all down to bad earth contacts, especially the horn , whilst when the car first arrived, the indicator relay was occasionally "whirring/ buzzing" , again re-seating it got stuff...
Forum: General Chat 05-06-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By Flying Frank
Thanks Slacky, have now completed a few relative...

Thanks Slacky, have now completed a few relative short journeys in the old car and strangely found it hard to find the ideal driving position.....something to do with the angle of the accelerator...
Forum: General Chat 27-05-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By Flying Frank
Hi Bruce, I have to honestly say that this little...

Hi Bruce, I have to honestly say that this little beauty hasn't shown her teeth yet, I just hope I'm not tempting fate when I write this however.....:tup:
Forum: General Chat 27-05-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By Flying Frank
Thank you for all your kind comments , compared...

Thank you for all your kind comments , compared to some of the projects I have seen on our CA Forum, this car has ( so far ) been relatively easy but having said that with older cars its always a bit...
Forum: General Chat 26-05-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,165
Posted By Flying Frank
A good day today.

Not D-day , But M-day or MOT test day finally arrived so off to the local garage this morning.....
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Forum: General Chat 26-05-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Flying Frank
Yes Dave, Isimmo talked me through using Flickr...

Yes Dave, Isimmo talked me through using Flickr and it really is quite easy. Can help if you need it.
Forum: General Chat 25-05-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,949
Views: 410,238
Posted By Flying Frank
:tup: Absolutely excellent in every way:tup:

:tup: Absolutely excellent in every way:tup:
Forum: Parts Wanted 23-05-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Flying Frank
yes , I cleaned everything I could see although...

yes , I cleaned everything I could see although didn't clean those pesky brushes.....maybe should have done when they decided to pop out.......right little bas**rds to get back in and with the hours...
Forum: Parts Wanted 23-05-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Flying Frank
Only consolation is that its been a horrendous...

Only consolation is that its been a horrendous weather day here in Cornwall, with storm like winds and torrential rain. Air temperature is now 9'C ......we do better than that on most Winters days. ...
Forum: Parts Wanted 23-05-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Flying Frank
Indeed it is, but now how the heck do you get...

Indeed it is, but now how the heck do you get those wires back onto the circular toothed wheel ?
2 hours worth of struggling so far.....seems like you need 4 hands to tension springs whilst also...
Forum: Parts Wanted 23-05-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Flying Frank
Good news and ????

Inspired by all the offers of help and advice, and with the rain hissing down, it was out to my workbench to see what damage I could inflict on the errant window mechanism.

Some of my worst fears...
Forum: General Chat 23-05-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,162
Posted By Flying Frank
Yes John, you are right about the view and...

Yes John, you are right about the view and different cars.

I keep meaning to stop buying new projects, but this one has to be the last as advancing years coupled with lowering patience levels ,...
Forum: Parts Wanted 23-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Flying Frank
Thanks also to you Mark for the advice and...

Thanks also to you Mark for the advice and comments.

Having been wrestling far too recently with the electric windows off my 20 year old Polo Estate ( the daily and dog transport/walking motor )....
Forum: Parts Wanted 23-05-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By Flying Frank
That's great gen and many thanks. I am very...

That's great gen and many thanks.

I am very tentative about opening things up as experienced too many times having things jump out and disappear leaving me safe in the knowledge that my attempted...
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