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by Andrew353w
Thu May 30, 2024 7:23 am
Forum: Car Sales
Topic: All for sale 2102-4, 2105 X 2, maybe a 2106
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: All for sale 2102-4, 2105 X 2, maybe a 2106

Tom,

Are you able to say if the vehicles are right or left hand drive?

Thanks!
by Andrew353w
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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Although the system used in Invacars differs from that used by Dafs the principles are the same in that there should always be some tension on the belt, even when at rest. To achieve this the secondary pulley should always have a slight gap when in "low" ratio and this is 1mm in a Daf 33. This shoul...
by Andrew353w
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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I saw your panel with the 3 extra gauges, one of which is an engine oil temperature. May I ask how the gauge is attached to the engine, as I'm planning a similar arrangement for my Daf 33. In addition, what are the readings you normally notice when driving around?
by Andrew353w
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Car Sales
Topic: Moskvich 427 Estate UK Car RHD
Replies: 1
Views: 3433

Re: Moskvich 427 Estate UK Car RHD

I've checked it out on E-Bay and it's excellent! It's right hand drive, original and has minimal mileage, so a real bargain for anyone who's into Eastern European cars! You could easily use the car as an every-day one, as it'll keep up with modern traffic and with that huge boot it would swallow a w...
by Andrew353w
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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That timing chain tensioning arrangement looked strangely familiar to me. Moskvitch engines use a similar arrangement, although as their O.H.C. engines bore a remarkable similarity to B.M.W. ones, this design of tensioner might be a peculiarly German idea. I must say that setting the tension on a Mo...
by Andrew353w
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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I don't know if it helps, but I have a DAB/analogue aerial splitter on my classic. It's fitted with a normal chrome telescopic aerial, mounted on the rear wing and a "passive" splitter (I didn't open it up before using it) which I think simply splits the signal, allowing the DAB car radio to receive...
by Andrew353w
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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The front of the new brake cylinder looks perilously close to the front tyre, or is that an optical illusion? I'm a little concerned that a large bump might force the tyre up towards the cylinder & cause a problem.....
by Andrew353w
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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The funniest thing I've read all Christmas! "PARDON?"

I said......."THE FUNNIEST THING I'VE READ ALL CHRISTMAS!!!"

I hope the ears recover, but in the meantime, don't pull too many noisy crackers on Christmas Day!
by Andrew353w
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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Just a thought regarding your M.P.G. figures: Air-cooled Dafs return a comparable M.P.G. on town running, as the transmission is constantly changing down when a manual car would probably hang on to a higher gear. However, on a long high-speed run they excellent themselves, returning much better figu...
by Andrew353w
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Car Sales
Topic: 1600 Niva for sale.
Replies: 7
Views: 13090

Re: 1600 Niva for sale.

Dear Tom,

I live in Barnet, just outside the mad ULEZ charge. Would you P.M. me with details, so I amy barrage to see the vehicle?
by Andrew353w
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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Good grief, if I'm not mistaken that's a Russian "Selina" short-wave radio on the shelf! I had one about 30 years ago and it sparked my interest in all things short wave, weird and wonderful. I rigged up an aerial in the back garden to improve the reception, which helped a little, too. In one of tho...
by Andrew353w
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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I had the same problem with my Xantia several years ago. I bought an exhaust kit over t'internet and upon arrival it just wouldn't fit, no matter how hard I tried! After sweating blood, increasing my obscene vocabulary and feeling generally cheated, I then "bit the bullet" and ordered a genuine one ...
by Andrew353w
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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I always seem to find strange organic life forms in the "difficult to access" (=impossible to remove without the assistance of a proctologist!) pollen filters and have more then once almost wanted to call the Natural History Museum... However, methinks your muddy swamp might be more suggestive of ho...
by Andrew353w
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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That's a BEAUTY! If it comes up for sale, will this be on the forum?
by Andrew353w
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
Replies: 4809
Views: 5083590

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What an amazing car! My wife briefly owned one many years ago and described it as "somewhat thirsty" to put it mildly! Smooth, silent, comfortable, effortless and FAST were a few other epithets she used, too! Although you noted 18.1 M.P.G., I reckon a service and careful driving should put it on the...