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by PoolGuy
3 months ago
Forum: Rant of the day
Topic: This forum is too quiet
Replies: 14
Views: 259
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Re: This forum is too quiet

Having a fakebook account usually leads to people you went to great trouble to lose touch with getting back in touch. Hence I don't have one. I recently googled my name and there is no reference to me on the internet. I have a FB account, but no friends, which is easy to achieve if you use the priv...
by PoolGuy
6 months ago
Forum: Axle, Gearbox & Diff
Topic: Propshaft Spigot Dimension
Replies: 6
Views: 378
England

Re: Propshaft Spigot Dimension

Mine is probably worn, as are many of them? The chap who reamed it out wouldn't do it without the spigot, for that very reason.
by PoolGuy
6 months ago
Forum: Axle, Gearbox & Diff
Topic: Propshaft Spigot Dimension
Replies: 6
Views: 378
England

Re: Propshaft Spigot Dimension

Just measured my spare one at 1.175”, the chap who fitted the new bush in the gearbox reamed it to fit the prop. If I set my vernier to 1.2” it’s a loose fit.
by PoolGuy
7 months ago
Forum: Axle, Gearbox & Diff
Topic: gear lever anti rattle o ring?
Replies: 5
Views: 261
England

Re: gear lever anti rattle o ring?

It could work if your gearstick doesn’t have it fitted or the one that is fitted is perished. When you take the gearstick out, check that the spring and plastic cup are present and correct too.
by PoolGuy
7 months ago
Forum: Ignition, Carburetion & Fuel
Topic: HIF44 carb querie.
Replies: 10
Views: 371
England

Re: HIF44 carb querie.

MogDJ wrote:
7 months ago
so the issue I have is that the engine idles too fast, even with the screw fully backed off,
That generally points to an air leak, throttle shaft wear, poorly sealed gaskets. Spraying brake cleaner close to the offending area will result in the revs changing and help you locate the problem.
by PoolGuy
11 months ago
Forum: FAQ's & Top Tips
Topic: In these uncertain times
Replies: 5
Views: 883
England

Re: In these uncertain times

My last few modern cars and vans have automatically locked the doors as I drive away.
by PoolGuy
1 year ago
Forum: Electrics, Instrumentation & Security
Topic: Melted wire connector.
Replies: 8
Views: 603
England

Re: Melted wire connector.

They look blue/white, blue/red (main/dip lights) on my screen? I'm booked for an eye test next week though.
by PoolGuy
1 year ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
England

Re: My '58 Van

MickEssex wrote: not sure if 9.88" is going to be too big (I never have to pull down the visors) but it would give a large screen view on the mirror.
You might be ok then, my main reason for the 5" was the ability to use the visors.

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on camera mounting options.
by PoolGuy
1 year ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
England

Re: My '58 Van

Yes, I had a rear view mirror one in a Transit a few years back but they’re only about 2” view, I’ve got a 5” stand alone screen for the 8cwt, it fits nicely between the sun visors and gives a very good view of the world behind.
by PoolGuy
1 year ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
England

Re: My '58 Van

I’ve had it working as a bit of a lashup and it’s very good, I just feel that it’ll be better with the monitor positioned where the rear view mirror would be.
by PoolGuy
1 year ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
England

Re: My '58 Van

Hi Mick Have you considered keeping the reversing camera permanently ON (while the ignition is ON)? This would give you a supplement to the mirrors -- not just when reversing. I only ask because I am considering this for my van (still off the road for restoration). Don That’s my plan Don, sort of l...
by PoolGuy
1 year ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
England

Re: My '58 Van

I look forward to hearing how it goes, it sounds like we’re on a similar journey with our vans.
by PoolGuy
1 year ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
England

Re: My '58 Van

Nice, I fitted the same kit (ESM) last week, excellent instructions and very simple to fit.

Mick, how do you find the rearward vision now?
by PoolGuy
1 year ago
Forum: Long-term Projects & Showroom
Topic: My '58 Van
Replies: 69
Views: 5131
England

Re: I have been shopping!

Nice, looks like the ESM van?
by PoolGuy
1 year ago
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from the PoolGuy
Replies: 2
Views: 583
England

Hi from the PoolGuy

Good morning, I’ve just acquired a 1971 Austin van to use for work in Buckinghamshire. It’s my first classic since 1983, but all the fun is the same. I’m currently trying to find out a bit about it which is proving fun as a combination of 48 years of people changing bits and no one really knowing ex...