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MG TD TF 1500 - Edd China is back!
|For you Edd China fans, he's back! In his new show he travels to your home garage and helps you finish the job! At least that's the idea:|
|Great to see he's coming back! Best part of Wheeler Dealers as we all know.|
Looks like it's on his own YouTube channel at:
You can subscribe to his channel and hopefully get updates/new videos as he makes them. The 1st show scheduled for release is May 1, him going to Norway to get a Golf Mk1 back on the road.
Here's a link to his various "AskEdd" (ala Ask This Old House") mechanics videos.
|I'm not a Mike Brewer basher. I like his presentation and he seems like a nice guy. Ant is also personable and seems to know his stuff. But WD has taken a hit without Ed. The constant telling us what we have already seen and no in depth mechanical stuff like Ed used to do has soured me on the show. Looking forward to Ed's show. Thanks goodness my grandson informed me how to stream video. Now if someone would inform me why Lucas assigned distributor rotation the way they did I'd be a happy man :-)|
|Well Tim this is how it was explained to me. Way back in 1342 when the combustion engine was invented by an Australian, it was necessary to describe the direction of rotation so that others could understand this weird bit of kit. As you’d know clocks had just been invented on the other side of the world and were considered something of a marvel. People would be inspired after spending hours watching the hands go round and round and so they were considered to be ‘clockwise.’
However as we were collectively described as ‘down under’ Mr Lucas saw us as contrary, a tad perverse and somewhat backward, so he countered with ‘counter clockwise’, even though we knew that the crankshaft pulley rotated clockwise when viewed from the front and that the firing order was 1,3,4,2, named as you’d be aware, after the year that it was invented.
The position of the leads on top of the distributor are the real giveaway. Hope this clarifies things. Cheers
Peter TD 5801
|While I miss Ed, the new show is not all that bad. Less Mike, more shop. Yes, Ant Anstead doent go into great detail, but for the time allowed, it is getting more informative.|
|Peter, your explanation makes about as much sense as anything else I've heard. I thought it was because of the customs in England. They drive on the wrong side of the road and so they are prone to incorrectly describe distributor rotation. But I could be wrong. (Disclaimer: My comment in no way reflects my true feelings about the British and was only provided as humor. But about those Scots and their haggis, am I right?) |
|The DOR is a bit strange Tim. Maybe it relates to the spiral gear on the cam. Wonder what Ed thinks? I do love 19th early 20th century British engineering though. Not a hint of planned obsolescence. Cheers|
Peter TD 5801
|Peter, you might be on to something. The gear would be installed with the distributor up side down. But again, why label the distributor in the Service Parts Catalog as rotating the opposite way from what 99.9% of the people working on the distributor would see (and need to know). I'm going to see if i can somehow pose the question to ED.|
|Gents, I meant this only to share the Edd adventure with fellow Edd enthusiasts. Maybe personal email about distributor rotation w/b more appropriate. Once people keep adding OT comments to one of these posts the original topic is long lost. Would appreciate it.|
|Ed, your original post was OT. And I did mention Ed in my last post. But OK. :-) |
|Ed, Thanks for sharing, I didn't know Edd had resurfaced. Ant the new guy is decent, and the less Mike is better! George|
|George Butz III|
|Personally, I like Ant as much as I do Edd. I think he goes into the same amount of detail as Edd did. Just my opinion.|
|I'm not sure if I've ever seen this guy or others mentioned or not. All of the TV programmes that I have seen on car restoration,etc., seem to be so shallow as not to be worth bothering with. Perhaps I am alone in this view? No, I don't like Top Gear either.|
|Dave, Edd is a character on "Wheeler Dealers" staring Edd and Mike Brewer, both fellow Brits. Mike buys beaters and Edd transforms them to former glory. It was very entertaining but Edd got fed up and quit the show a year ago. Pissed a lot of people off. A new guy named Ant took over but Edd has a cult following.|
Just google "Wheeler Dealers" and you should find them, old and new.
Ed (with 1 'd')
|Dave the difference between Wheeler Dealers and most of the other car shows, IMO, is that there isn't scripted drama between the cast, they don't have artificial deadlines and they don't veer off topic. Another series of car shows that I watch that mostly sticks to car renovation (with some product promotion at the end) is Power Nation's Detroit Muscle and Trucks. I don't know if they are available in the UK but you might be able to stream them. I'm looking forward to Ed's new show. He was the heart and soul of WD as far as I'm concerned.
|I love the Restoration Garage. the new half hour show is not as good as the old one hour but it is damn interesting.|
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