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Old 27th December 2009, 20:23   #376
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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
Hey wait, I'm in queue too!
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Can someone help me source 1 or 2 nos of this wheel cap for Morris Minor.
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Can someone help me source 1 or 2 nos of this wheel cap for Morris Minor.
Jai3033,

I got few spare hub caps with me, apparently it is in Chennai with my brother, let me confirm to you tomorrow

BTW, have you posted the car photo ?
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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.
Thanks Mr Jatti for the information.
Where can I get this product ? What is its commercial name ? And in what packing do we get it ? Cost ? My questions may be stupid but please do answer them.
I use "ZORRIK" by PIDILITE for some of the purposes you mentioned. But I feel using WD40 has more advantages and uses.
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Think it is available in any hardware shop,
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Thanks Mr Jatti for the information.
Where can I get this product ? What is its commercial name ? And in what packing do we get it ? Cost ? My questions may be stupid but please do answer them.
I use "ZORRIK" by PIDILITE for some of the purposes you mentioned. But I feel using WD40 has more advantages and uses.
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Think it is available in any hardware shop,
Yes, it can be had from any shop selling tools. 'comes in cans of atleast 3 different sizes.

Nothing like WD-40 when it comes to de-rusting and lubricating!
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Thanks to Girish and Stanher, I will switch over to WD40 now.
I have so many problem to solve using it. Pidilite will be losing a regular consumer of their product.
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Jai3033,

I got few spare hub caps with me, apparently it is in Chennai with my brother, let me confirm to you tomorrow

BTW, have you posted the car photo ?
Thanks Girish I'll wait for your confirmation. Regarding the car I've just started the body work and I will soon post some pictures of it..
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Some parts for Austin 7 are available with my mechanic.Gearbox,Radiator,Crank and some more parts are there.Even 2-3 unused Tyres are also available.PM me if anybody interested.
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Think it is available in any hardware shop,
Another great product is "Armour-All" which is used to restore and provide a new like finish for vinyl and tires. It is a milky water based liquid.
I've asked around Calcutta but no one seems to have heard of it. Like WD40 it was first out and there are a number of similar products in N.A.

Has anyone seen it?
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A guy from chorbazar has left a very good set (4 pieces) of window winder assembly for Fiat 1100 (53-57) in my office. Dont know if it suits other classic fiat cars. If intrested PM me.
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Another great product is "Armour-All" which is used to restore and provide a new like finish for vinyl and tires. It is a milky water based liquid.
I've asked around Calcutta but no one seems to have heard of it. Like WD40 it was first out and there are a number of similar products in N.A.

Has anyone seen it?
There's a similar product called "Formula 1" Tire Foam. (Made in the USA).
Works very very well on tyres, gives them a shiny new look. I believe they even make dashboard sprays.

While on this, guys anyone know if its safe to use Tyre sprays on Whitewall tyres ?
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There's a similar product called "Formula 1" Tire Foam. (Made in the USA).
Works very very well on tyres, gives them a shiny new look. I believe they even make dashboard sprays.

While on this, guys anyone know if its safe to use Tyre sprays on Whitewall tyres ?
I've got a can of it, not nearly as good on the tires and doubt I would use it elsewhere.

I'll try on my white walls but don't think it would make them any whiter.
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There's a similar product called "Formula 1" Tire Foam. (Made in the USA).
Works very very well on tyres, gives them a shiny new look. I believe they even make dashboard sprays.

While on this, guys anyone know if its safe to use Tyre sprays on Whitewall tyres ?
Dont even try this.

Remember all that tire foams do is create a sort of lustrous glean on the surface of the tire which makes regular tires appear jet black and shiny. It does not really clean the tire.Its like a melamine spray that we use in furniture work. When you spray tire foam on to a whitewall instead of removing the dirt, it makes it adhere to the wall making it even more difficult to get off. I have tried this on my Mercedes

There are no shortcuts here get on your knees and start scrubbing
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Thanks Amol buddy, huge thanks !
I was going to try it. Saved in the nick of time.
For now, it's 'Tide' detergent, a brush made of coconut 'kaathaa', and brute force.
That's the only way to clean stubborn whitewalls.
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