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by mojo
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker

Tactical semi-matte black, for night-time use in special ops? I'd be scared to use those in case I scratched the finish...

Sadly Husky don't seem to be readily available in the UK without importing them yourself.
by mojo
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker

Steve - I have a set of crow's foot spanners somewhere, but the original issue I was having problems with was lack of angle of movement (essentially having to work through a fairly narrow slot) and crow's foot spanners don't really help there - I was looking for an open spanner with fine-tooth ratch...
by mojo
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker

Kees - I was thinking that way too. Wera is not that well known a manufacturer in the UK (or not in my experience, anyway) but they seem to produce very well made tools. The problem with buying direct from China is that some manufacturers there have very poor business ethics, and so you may find rea...
by mojo
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker

I know what you mean - how do you put a price on skinned knuckles and rounded off heads? Thanks - food for thought, though I'm not a lot closer to actually making a decision now!
by mojo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker

I like the idea of the swivelly bit on the end, but TBH they are expensive for a no-name Chinese product. The smallest (8mm) is around £11, shipped from Schenzen, and they go up to about £20 each in the bigger sizes. A full set doesn't meet my definition of "cheapo" - but I guess it's all ...
by mojo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker

Do you mean like these? I never even knew they existed. Mind you, about the same price overall as the Wera product if you want a complete set.

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by mojo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker

I do get the impression that they are overpriced, compared to what you can get from other reputable makes such as Draper. And yes, I have lots of Chinese cheapo spanners myself, but they all tend to be exactly the same shape and angle, which doesn't help when you have only a small angle of movement ...
by mojo
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fancy spanners - Wera Joker
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Fancy spanners - Wera Joker

I know this isn't Jensen specific, but it's relevant, in terms of tool buying. Having recently done a job that required an open-ended spanner, with little space to move (actually a gas union on a hob in a camper van), and finding it really difficult because most open-ended spanners tend to be angled...
by mojo
Fri May 15, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Barn Find ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Barn Find ???

What is it with sellers like this, with their "you are bidding on one bolt" listings?

Are they really so cheap that they won't pay Ebay £20 for a classified listing, like almost everyone else? Why else would they do it?
by mojo
Sun May 03, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Ebay 541 sills bit expensive
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: Ebay 541 sills bit expensive

Can't remember how much they were 2 years ago, but I suspect they will still be around for sale in 2 years time...

https://www.joc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... ls#p201098" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by mojo
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: 2x Jensen C-V8 for sale. £135,000 & £250,000
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: 2x Jensen C-V8 for sale. £135,000 & £250,000

The convertible was being listed on Ebay until a couple of weeks ago with £25k chopped of the price:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1965-Jensen- ... 123291287/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by mojo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breakdown Cover - Who do you use? Getting a AA discount!
Replies: 12
Views: 1648

Re: Breakdown Cover - Who do you use? Getting a AA discount!

I stopped using the AA when the changed from being owned by the members to being owned by private equity. They now seem to use the tactic of initially quoting ridiculously high renewal premiums, hoping that you'll compromise at a not-quite-so-ridiculous premium. It creates an illusion that you're sa...
by mojo
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: FF 255 at CCA Auction
Replies: 54
Views: 9521

Re: FF 255 at CCA Auction

As in "tulipping down with rain"and "stop at the next services, I need to go for a tulip", I suspect.
by mojo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to maintain your Jensen while staying home?
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: How to maintain your Jensen while staying home?

Agreed - it's better not to run it at all than to start it and leave it to idle. Realistically you won't get it hot enough to drive off condensation in engine and exhaust, so if it's in a garage I'd leave it where it is. But if you have the space to get around it I would either put it up on axle sta...
by mojo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Cars For Sale
Topic: Four Interceptors at Vanderbrink Auction
Replies: 13
Views: 3482

Re: Four Interceptors at Vanderbrink Auction

Robinson D wrote:
mojo wrote:Being sold by a forum member, from the email address in the listing?
Looks like it.
A "collector", no less.

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