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Old 17th December 2009, 22:16   #361
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LITTLE KNOWN FACTS OF WD-40
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and
de-greaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three
technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. It's name comes
from the project that was to find a "water displacement" compound. They
were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40.
The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile
parts. The workers were so pleased with the product, they began
smuggling (also known as "shrinkage" or "stealing") it out to use at
home. The executives decided there might be a consumer market for it and
put it in aerosol cans. The rest, as they say, is history.
It is a carefully guarded recipe known only to four people. Only one of
them is the "brew master." There are about 2.5 million gallons of the
stuff manufactured each year. It gets it's distinctive smell from a
fragrance that is added to the brew. Ken East (one of the original
founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
Here are some of the uses:
Protects silver from tarnishing
Cleans and lubricates guitar strings
Gets oil spots off concrete driveways
Gives floors that 'just-waxed' sheen without making it slippery
Keeps flies off cows

Restores and cleans chalkboards

Removes lipstick stains
Loosens stubborn zippers
Untangles jewelry chains
Removes stains from stainless steel sinks
Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill
Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing
Removes tomato stains from clothing
Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots
Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors
Keeps scissors working smoothly
Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide
Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on
riding mowers
Rids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises
Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open
Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close
Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as
vinyl bumpers
Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles
Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans
Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons and bicycles for easy
handling
Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running
smoothly
Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools
Removes splattered grease on stove
Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging
Lubricates prosthetic limbs
Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell)
Removes all traces of duct tape
I have even heard of folks spraying it on their arms, hands, knees to
relieve arthritis pain. (Oh yeah!)
One fellow claims spraying it on fishing lures attracts fish.
WD-40 has been designated the "official multi-purpose problem-solver of
NASCAR," a ringing endorsement if there ever was one.
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Old 17th December 2009, 23:20   #362
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LITTLE KNOWN FACTS OF WD-40................
Hello Mr. Jatti,

I too received this as a forward, but it never crossed my mind to put it up here. Very good idea!!

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Old 19th December 2009, 09:21   #363
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i need the whole tail lamp assy. i checked with benz automobiles , he does not have them. popular also does not have them.

the seat work and exterior fitting work is goin on . wil post pics once its done.

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Popular of Coorg and not of Mysore. He was telling me of the spoon type lens.
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i had checked with popular of madikeri and benz of mysore. not there.

regarding bade bhai shop n gujiri , which s the entrance to his shop - any contact no ?
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Ceat Endura White Wall tyres for FIAT are available in the scrapyard for sale. 1k for each tyre.

The tread is almost like new. Tyres may be 10yrs old.

The walls have minor cracks on them. The cracks seen in the pics are the worst ones.

1. Is it ok to buy these tyres? My usage is very less and only city limits.
2. Is 1k worth for each tyre?
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Ceat Endura White Wall tyres for FIAT are available in the scrapyard for sale. 1k for each tyre.

The tread is almost like new. Tyres may be 10yrs old.

The walls have minor cracks on them. The cracks seen in the pics are the worst ones.

1. Is it ok to buy these tyres? My usage is very less and only city limits.
2. Is 1k worth for each tyre?
I would suggest that you leave them alone. These tyres look past their prime, in fact they look outright dangerous. These cracks on the white-wall portion look minor, but the long crack on the side looks dangerous. You have not shown a photo of the thread. Not worth the risk.
10 years is a lot in tyre life, and one does not know what they went through before.

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Old 22nd December 2009, 01:07   #367
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My request is never compromise on tyres, brakes these are some of the life saving things of the car. I always keeps my tyres of highest quality, it happen with me while driving on highway, Bridgestone steel radial tyres safe me from accidents. Specially front tyres will give little time to control car when tyre burst in speed. Wish safe driving to all.

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My request is never compromise on tyres, brakes these are some of the life saving things of the car.
Thanks a lot for your suggestions. Just that i was too tempted to buy them.
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Could any help me sourcing set of 16" wire wheels using tyre 500/525x16" for my Austin ?
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Wheels India Limited - Products

@ girishpv: The above link should be the best alternative if nothing else works out. Hope this helps
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@ girishpv: The above link should be the best alternative if nothing else works out. Hope this helps
Suren,

Thanks for the info.

BTW, I have already visited their factory in Padi, Chennai with a sample rim, said they do not have it and will take quite some time to get it done, he was not sure though.
They mainly concentrate for MG wheels and some others.

Other option they said is to use modern wire wheel with a adapter.....again it won't look nice at all.

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I need a grill, radiator, an electrically operated left ORVM and the MB star on the bonnet for my Mercedes Benz 300D (W123 series).
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Was looking for something else in my spares box, found this one part.

Anyone needs it, can identify which car it belongs to.

It has WIPER engraved over it, the switch is working fine.

You get this free.
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Was looking for something else in my spares box, found this one part.

Anyone needs it, can identify which car it belongs to.

It has WIPER engraved over it, the switch is working fine.

You get this free.
It would probably be correct for the Morris you are restoring. If not required there, you can pass it on to me for my Standard or Amby
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Hey

I'm collecting parts for my Morris Minor and needed a couple of parts for it.

I need front and rear bumpers for it
rear tail lights
front pilot lights
to two vertical sections of the chrome strip that goes around the grille
a chrome handle for the driver's side door
Rear Morris badge
a speedometer
hub caps

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I already picked up some stuff from Chor Bazaar but I still don't have everything I need. I'll be in Mumbai till the 11th of Jan and if anyone spots parts in and around the city, I can drive down and have them collected.

Thanks

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