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  1. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Mygoggie, we're you in any way tempted to open up the electric motor. I might have missed your musings on that earlier but can't recall reading you say anything.
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    Re: PLEASE advise - How to save old Pics???

    I think for prints a sheet of glass over them to flatten and use a polarising filter combined with an offset light source to reduce glare and reflections. With a tripod mounted camera and focus...
  3. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Magnets are great for such a search. You can temporarily magnetise a steel ruler by placing magnet from something like an old speaker on one end while sliding the other end into those nooks,and...
  4. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Could the missing ball be stuck in the sole of your shoe?
  5. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Re the grease, I believe that some modern gearboxes are filled with something like grease from new, those sealed for life gearboxes I think that are found in some German cars. Perhaps the butcher...
  6. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    What a fascinating project. It's obviously a labour of love as you persist even when it seems so much of it is worn to bits. Thanks for posting in such an easy to follow style. So it looked like a...
  7. Re: Any Map Showing Beacon Markers on Namibian Angolan Border

    I didn't try to measure the last two digits so I've just looked at degrees and minutes and they are same. I don't have beacon 22 on the map but GPS info will be good to have. Thanks for info.
  8. Re: Any Map Showing Beacon Markers on Namibian Angolan Border

    I'll get back to you later.

    Sorry, I keep forgetting to dig the map out. Note made to do it tomorrow.13/5/2020
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    Re: Tyre age vs condition

    Hard tyres don't grip as well either, the rubber isn't able to flex into the little textures of the road, no problem until you really need that grip when you need to hit the brakes or enter a bend...
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    Re: Pilot dies, passenger lands King Air

    I think video is a simulation but with actual audio from tbe incident overlayed.
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    Re: Shooting birds in flight...

    Panning technique can take a bit if practice too, easy to lose a fast subject when mirror goes up. You may already have it all in hand though so forgive me if preaching to the converted/teaching an...
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    Re: Garth Owen-Smith RIP

    I'd never known about Garth Owen - Smith, sounds like he was a force for good and will be missed. A copy of 'An Arid Eden' now winging it's way to me to help me familiarise myself better with...
  13. Re: Namibia border closed for leasure travel ??? Help needed

    Global trend seems to be to shut down the borders, initially to non citizens but I think this will be extended to citizens. For instance Irish citizens are being advised to get back by to Ireland by...
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    Zimbabwe Dealing With Corona or Not

    https://www.biznews.com/thought-leaders/2020/03/14/how-will-zim-halt-covid-19-cathy-buckle

    Does this ring true for anyone familiar with Zimbabwe, not enough soap and water for people to wash their...
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    Re: Ultimate 4x4 camping truck

    One I spotted last year. They have a website too showing the build.https://www.mokama.ch/wohnmobil.html
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    Re: Ultimate 4x4 camping truck

    I've seen a couple of similar outfits here in Ireland, impressive to see. However I can imagine that as soon as people see these things swing into town in remoter parts of the world that they invite...
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    Re: Tourist Vandals?

    Unlikely, it would set a dangerous precedent whereby laws of one country could be imposed on another or whereby the laws applying to a foreigner in a country are only those of their country of origin...
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    Re: Please post Pics of your DIY workbench (WOOD)

    My workbench is built entirely from recycled materials. 4 legs 4x4" using wood from pallets used to transport steel, top is a fire door topped with marine plywood. It's heavy, doesn't twist or bend...
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    Re: Do I need to book?

    You have a great way with words, paints quite the picture .
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    Re: Cape Town to London

    Get yourself on to www.horizonsunlimited.com , lots of advice there about routes. Lots of old hands at the overlanding thing there too. Click on hubb for the forums . They also organise meetings of...
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    Re: Tourist Vandals?

    If that logic was followed re abandoned buildings then why arent folk cutting down the trees in deadvlei as they are probably great for campfires? Because people understand that such dead and...
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    Re: Tourist Vandals?

    Looks like criminal damage, especially if it's obvious that these are heritage sites. The world could do without yahoos like these.
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    Re: Tesla vs other brands

    I've driven a Tesla and for me the selling point was the instant torque, it's insane and I suspect that will be the aspect that takes a lot of people away from IC engines. At the moment, when I see...
  24. Re: New (sub-sonic) transatlantic flight record

    They're still stationary/hovering sonewhere mid Atlantic.
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    Re: Flush mount tie down anchors

    They look very similar to the ones in audi avant. If you're stuck a visit to breakers might yield a few. I'm guessing VW passat estates also have them.
  26. Horizons Travellers Meeting South Africa 2020

    Might be of interest to some of the folks on here. Usually dominated by motorcyclists but likely a few 4x4 attendees. Some intersting characters can be found at these gatherings ....
  27. Re: New (sub-sonic) transatlantic flight record

    So in terms of speed over ground it exceeded Mach 1, I wonder do the passengers get some sort of certificate?
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    Re: Etosha - never again

    I can't fathom why BillR, having been on this site for a number of years has only posted once previously before giving the detailed criticism of Etosha . Maybe I'm missing them but not a single post...
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    Re: Boat opinions - Panache 1450

    I used to have a 16ft side console, once kids got a bit bigger we would run out of space with 5 on board, sure we'd all fit ok, even get 7 seated but once you start fishing people are bumping into...
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    Re: Antique piano restoration

    There are two main aspects to u ur potential restoration. One is the cosmetic exterior surfaces which I guess can be restored like any fine furniture surfaces. However, the part requiring greatest...
  31. Thread: Rats in wiring

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    Re: Rats in wiring

    How about a few cats, would that work?
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    Re: I just LOVE my Job..........

    Air intake looks like it's pipe is cracked, might be worth patching it up to save the engine from getting grit or dust sucked in.
  33. Re: Reliable VW Indy in Northern Namibia - Recommendation Please?

    I've no personal experience with this business but know they were highly regarded a good few years ago. Might be worth giving them a shout if no better suggestions given....
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    Re: Solar charging while driving

    So, it sounds like its OK to leave connected but possible that panels controller will sense the full voltage at battery ( caused by alternator feeding it) and throttle down/switch off feed from...
  35. Thread: Lazy Pathy

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    Re: Lazy Pathy

    Is there a vacuum in the tank? Open fuel tank when problem has developed and see if you hear a big load of air getting sucked in as you take off the cap?
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