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by mikeonb4c
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Shakespeare and Sprouts
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Shakespeare and Sprouts

Wasn't it tapioca that was frogspawn, semolina is more like readimix concrete :D I found most school meals ok but boiled cabbage and their sliced beef (from our old friend the elastic cow) you had to fold about 15 times to make it stay on the fork were a particularly bad memory. That'll have been s...
by mikeonb4c
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Shakespeare and Sprouts
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Shakespeare and Sprouts

Bob wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:10 pm Ahhh... Frog spawn. :lol:
Tapioca. Now thats REAL frog spawn :shock: :lol: Have to admit I loved it though, along with lumpy semolina. And lots of jam of course :wink:
by mikeonb4c
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Stuff Wanted/ Free Stuff/Swaps
Topic: future
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: future

A boat, if sea levels keep rising / it doesnt stop raining
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:roll: :lol:
by mikeonb4c
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: fan lying in chassis
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: fan lying in chassis

Unsure why there is electric fan lying on its back in my chassis angled towards the front of the engine it seams to be fixed in that position :? I only noticed it as i am trying sort other things out has anyone any ideas what it is cheers Search for 'scavenger fan' and hopefully all will be reveale...
by mikeonb4c
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: new member
Replies: 38
Views: 1383

Re: new member

Welcome Steve and hope you have lots of fun with the Bongo. These days I think a thorough eyes wide open search / assessment of corrosion is at the top of the to-do list. The Bongo is a great design but I recall hearing its design life in Japan was 10 years (they don't keep cars anything like as lon...
by mikeonb4c
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Bargains!
Topic: Halfords Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Halfords Oil

Yes, thanks Ady. Really good info. Mike, nicely put, I've long thought a lot of modern stuff is just too clever for me. :? Too clever for its own good if you ask me Bob. I'm sure its all done by marketing intention and to seduce, but in the end (as in my case when thinking of getting a new smartpho...
by mikeonb4c
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Bargains!
Topic: Halfords Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Halfords Oil

Looks like a good price from Asda. 8) From the Fact Sheet (Lubricants) 'C' is the oil for 'compression', ie, diesel engines. As for 2 or 3...??? Time to send for Super Ady. :D Head spinning stuff here: https://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-acea-car-engine-oils-specification-explained.aspx Thanks Bob. Bonker...
by mikeonb4c
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Bargains!
Topic: Halfords Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: Halfords Oil

Halfords are doing oil half price, with free delivery, just now. Depends what you buy, but about £17.00 for 4 ltrs of Castrol Magnatec. Thanks for the heads up Bob. Just had a look and for 5w/30 there's an A5, a C2 and a C3 type of oil. Jeebers i don't know which to get ha ha. If you or anyone know...
by mikeonb4c
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Fan vents not blowing
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Fan vents not blowing

Welcome. From what I've read its worth checking than control connector rods in drivers footwell have not become disconnected. But others who know more than me will hopefully comment soon.
by mikeonb4c
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Merry Christmas

Indeed. :D May 2021 bring all we wish. 8) As that great philosopher Mick Jagger once sang "You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you might get what you need." Well I need vaccinating for 2021 :roll: :lol: Happy New Year Ben, and to Sue also, and to all other Bongoliers. x
by mikeonb4c
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Off Message
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 817

Re: Merry Christmas

Belated Merry Christmas All and here 's to a better 2021. Have to say old Mango Bongo has behaved very well considering she's stood about unused so much. Starts at the touch of the key even after weeks of not being driven. And then I have to remember all over again which buttons and gauges do what :...
by mikeonb4c
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Advice on treating rust
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Advice on treating rust

Good advice above. If you're determined to be lazy like me, i can say that hammerite alone is holding up well for me (i like to experiment with quick solutions where it is of no great consequence, just to see what happens). I only use it for those lightly rusted and easy to prep (clean/key) areas wh...
by mikeonb4c
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: My new bongo, called Bingu!
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: My new bongo, called Bingu!

Welcome and hope you have many miles of happy Bongoing. Get to know her and in particular, check and prod underneath for rust and budget for welding work. Ask me how I know ha ha. But they're worth it. 14 great years with one Bongo in my case.
by mikeonb4c
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Recommend Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 15
Views: 2232

Re: Recommend Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipe

Ten years and over 170,000 miles later ours is still going strong, still irritating the neighbours when I go to work at 4am :twisted: I'm sure a mild steel one would have rotted through again by now. :wink: Now if they'd only made Bongos in stainless steel......... We need to have a chat with Elon ...
by mikeonb4c
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Advice on treating rust
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Advice on treating rust

Hammerite is available as a spray and as brush-on, so may be easier. Yup. I use hammerite for this kind of light rust thing in the bonnet and engine bay areas and it works fine. I mixed smooth black with smooth green to more or less get a colour match for my 1995 dark green and I apply it by dabbin...