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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:54 pm 
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BORING!
Not helpful
A full page of nonsense.
You need a sense of humour having Dollies. Has yours upset you in some way?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:57 pm 
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BORING!
....said the Pillar Drill to the Lathe.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:03 pm 
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Infantile, maybe.
Pathetic, could be.
Constructive, not likely.

Funny? Definitely.

How is the battery looking Dave?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:10 pm 
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Trevor is correct. That's enough of the thread hijack guys.


Why not start a thread in the general section where you can pursue your interest in playing with words
without clogging Dave's thread?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:53 pm 
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That sounds like a good idea Ian. I dont think or hope Dave was upset by the "hijack" It was after all just a bit of light hearted humour..... Which in this day and age is sadly lacking.
I will start a joke of the day thread tomorrow :D All jokes welcome (within reason) of course. This type of thread (joke of the day) has gone down very well on another forum i frequent, and has been going for quite a while, and has made me laugh loads :lol:
So guys... Get your dad jokes at the ready.

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 Post subject: Re: Yes,....
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:43 am 
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Trevor is correct. That's enough of the thread hijack guys.


Why not start a thread in the general section where you can pursue your interest in playing with words
without clogging Dave's thread?


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Ah, the fun vacumn has been switched on :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:19 pm 
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Dave, as your Dolomite has not run for quite a while it will be worth cleaning the points, rotor arm and contacts within the distributor cap. I used to find that these would often get corrosion on them and contribute to a poor spark after a while of non use, especially if the car is kept outdoors.

I found a folded over small piece of fine emery paper 2" long and 1/2" wide folded along the length to make it 1/4" wide worked well. Abrasive side out of course. With the points closed you can drag the folded abrasive paper between them a few times to clean them up in place while the faces remain parallel. Any deposits in the distrib.cap can be carefully scraped off with a flat bladed screw driver or similar tool.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:49 pm 
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Time for an overdue update:

I must admit that after finding a rusty NSR jacking point dampened my enthusiasm somewhat. I'm under pressure to get Dolly moved from outside the house where it has been standing for the past few years. I've been sidetracked by various project cars (Vauxhall Vectra, VW Polo, the BMW, Vauxhall Corsa and the Celica). I have use of a single garage over the road which is currently occupied by the Celica. Once it has had replacement tyres and the new exhaust fitted I can then get the Dolly in the garage and get to work. One sensible thing I did was to leave the battery disconnected so it won't be totally dead. My first priority is to get it running again. Because I have messed all the settings up, I'll have to start from scratch. The static timing should be somewhere close because I did get the rotor arm position right for No. 1 cylinder on the compression stroke.

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