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by David Large
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: MGB vs Jag IRS suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: MGB vs Jag IRS suspension

I have a 29 year old BRA with a 240bhp 4 litre Rover and an MGB rear axle with a GT V8 differential. I have done 60,000 miles the first 30,000 with a different differential in it and the last 30k with the V8 3.07:1 diff. I changed the diff after some one tried to adjust the back lash in it for me; t...
by David Large
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: ERA 289 Street for sale at BaT
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: ERA 289 Street for sale at BaT

That looks very nice.
by David Large
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Well I said I would.............
Replies: 147
Views: 30212

Re: Well I said I would.............

My BRA is 1050kg - half tank of fuel and no driver. There is a very heavy spare wheel well in the back of my car too. Why are Hawks so lardy?
by David Large
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: AC Aceca at Auction
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: AC Aceca at Auction

What a fabulous colection of photos. Thanks.
David
by David Large
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: BRA register
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: BRA register

I don't think the BRA website is kept up to date. I understood that the current owner of BRA has nothing to do with the BRA cobra (289 or 427). They can't (or aren't allowed) to supplie a build manual for the cobra model. Nice to see that I'm not the only one interested in the history of our cars. ...
by David Large
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: BRA register
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: BRA register

I am very interested in the BRA story.
David
by David Large
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: BRA register
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: BRA register

There used to be a BRA "club" which produced its own newsletter - I may still have some of them. I am not aware of a register as such. I don't think Gerry will be able to help much other than in generality. I used to see Peter Ibbotson at Stoneleigh but not in recent years.

David
by David Large
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289 build
Replies: 183
Views: 34474

Re: 289 build

We made ours. Getting it cut by a local machine shop is easy. We used brass flat strip and small rhs members. All went well until we took it to be chromed and the problem was that the chrome would not flow satisfactorily across the depth of the strip. So it has (had) inbuilt patina. It is still on t...
by David Large
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: BRA 289 on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: BRA 289 on eBay

Why do you say that Stu?
by David Large
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: BRA 289 on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: BRA 289 on eBay

The car that is the subject of this thread looks ok, it is an early BRA as it has a circular section transmission tunnel making it a BRA mk 1 (like mine) as opposed to the BRA mk 2 which has a rectangular section transmission tunnel with the engine located a bit further back in the chassis. The ride...