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    got any good, simple idea's to make life a bit easier?

    I'll go first. I always mix my plastic filler on a left over bathroom tile. It's a good size, not too heavy, not porous and is easily cleaned after i've finished. I use vinegar to get all the un-used bondo off it.

    anyone else got a little tit-bit that will make life easier for the rest of us?
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    WD40 is great for getting misdirected spray glue off upholstery....

    duraglit polishes bakelite..............
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    Best way to mike life easier.......dont **** off the missus......
    But from a DIY point of view....
    Do not ever use pre mix tile and grout, it does neither, it doesn't stick tiles, and when you grout it dries full of pinholes.......
    I've got loads of these..........just need reminding......
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    Take VIN from any car you've plundered for parts.

    Godsend for ordering consumable/'rebuild' parts later.
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    Brake cleaner is good for removing grime from fabric.
    Roof linings, Seats etc
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    Wet flatting is good for removing your finger prints usefull for any gloveless would be burglars

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    Rubber hockey pucks (3" diameter x 1" deep) at £1.50 are great to use as trolley jack pads.

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    To prevent corrosion on your battery posts, apply vaseline to them






    Always have a hot pie in your hands in heavy traffic. Each time the traffic grinds to a halt, just reach for the pie. The instant you place it to your lips the traffic begins to move. This works especially well with the molten lava apple turnovers from KFC.

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    the long bolt trick!!!

    a good tip if you have to replace the flex plate, clutch or sumat where you need to get to the inside the bell housing/rear of the engine etc....this trick means you don't have to drop the trans and it's a piece of **** to line everything up as your not struggling to lift the fecking thing!

    required tools...trolley jack, axle stand and 2 x threaded bar approx 12 inches long, the same size and thread as the trans to bell housing bolts..

    undo the bolts around the top of the bell housing and take them out...
    screw in the threaded bar at the 11.00 and 1.00 positions...
    undo the prop and drop,
    undo the rest of the bell housing bolts
    drop the trans crossmember supporting the end of the trans with the trolley jack.
    you can now slowly move the trans back as the front of the trans will be supported by the 2 long bolts and will go back far enough to access the flex plate etc (I cut a slot in the floor so the shifter can go back too without removing it as well!)
    put an axle stand under the back of the trans for safely
    When your done just slide the trans back up to to the motor and bolt up

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    if you need to clean up a grotty thread but dont have a tap just use a bolt with a slot cut down it with a hacksaw
    to clean the tread on a bolt, cut a slot on a nut screw onto the bolt, grip the nut in a vice and unscrew the bolt
    jif/cif is good for cleaning vinyl trim (70s headlining)
    cement dust is good for lifting spilt oil
    roadside fix for ignition timing (points) open points and grip a rizzla paper in them then slowly turn the engine over while gently pulling on the paper, when it slips that is the timing point and adjust as required
    take out one of your sidelight holders and extend the wires then whenever you need a work light just sidelights on and pull out the sidelight and away you go
    diesel is a cheap substitute for penetrating oil
    ttfn glenn
    Last edited by 93fxdl; 16-03-2010 at 22:45.

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