From: Dan----.- on 18 Sep 2009 20:52
On Sat, 19 Sep 2009 10:26:38 +1000, Atheist Chaplain PCM code reading
> I'm obviously not at thick as you then, because his point was patently
> obvious, he was saying that ANYONE can get a CAMS license, hell I even
> had one and it never made me any more special than anyone else, a point
> your obviously in denial about.
Oz must look like a burnt aboriginal by now and yet he comes back for
more flames. :-).
From: jonz on 18 Sep 2009 23:57
Jason James wrote:
> Was there a ray of sunshine peaking thru the darkness of pomme engineering?
> Yep,..for me the Austin 1800 MkII.
> -handled well . Not sure whether this was a function of the hydraulastic
> -Huge interior with good seats. The steering wheel was bus-like in its
> position,..no biggy. The boot was a tad small.
> -economy was excellent. The pushrod 1800cc B series donk was capable of
> 30+mpg highway. The donk was a good revver which made up a little for its
> low power.
> - the car was good to drive. It's stability and general solid feel was
> Not so good>>
> -engine was 70hp, so had the power/weight of a Holden grey-motor.
> -the cable gears were prone to probs like being very tight and leaking oil
> as the bowden inner corkscrewed oil out of the g/box
> - the back wheel arm-bushes are rubber (MKI were tapered roller), and tend
> to turn in their bracket. Tightening the centre bolt doesnt help if they
> have been this way for long. Advanced cases got noticeable rear-wheel
> -door-handle chrome plating peels giving you little razor cuts,..the
> window-winders snap-off
830 poasts.....don`t stop now.....
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- boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it." - Gene
From: Clocky on 19 Sep 2009 02:36
> Jason James wrote:
>>> Did he? I've been outside today playing with valve stems and
>>> collets. Glad I didn't miss his reply. :-)
> Oh, no reply huh.
>> Is the head on the motor or off? Good fun with a compressor if it's
>> in the car..
> HTF would I be able to do it with the head on?
I never remove heads to do stem seals and I've done quite a few.
I pressurise the cyl like someone else mentioned and use a locking valve
spring compression tool for a one man operation.
Works very well.
From: Noddy on 19 Sep 2009 03:01
"jonz" <fj40(a)diesel.com> wrote in message
> 830 poasts.....don`t stop now.....
And the incredibly ironic thing is that it's 831 after you've decided to add
absolutely nothing of value to it.
Come to think of it, that's all you *ever* do. Why do you bother posting at
From: Feral on 19 Sep 2009 03:16
> Feral wrote:
>> Jason James wrote:
>>>> Did he? I've been outside today playing with valve stems and
>>>> collets. Glad I didn't miss his reply. :-)
>> Oh, no reply huh.
>>> Is the head on the motor or off? Good fun with a compressor if it's
>>> in the car..
>> HTF would I be able to do it with the head on?
> I never remove heads to do stem seals and I've done quite a few.
> I pressurise the cyl like someone else mentioned and use a locking valve
> spring compression tool for a one man operation.
> Works very well.
That's fine, but if you read the whole story (don't blame you
for not), I was playing with stems and collets to remove the
Take Care. ~~
Feral Al ( @..@)
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