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by peterc
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: T289R News – Autumn Edition
Replies: 14
Views: 236

Re: T289R News – Autumn Edition

You wouldn’t want to see me in my speedos Jerry not at my age!
Peter C

What concerns me Peter, is the fact that you have Speedos. :shock:
by peterc
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

There speaks the man who has experience of kidney bean wheels so has been there, done that and got the T shirt!
Peter C
by peterc
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another Retrograde step
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Another Retrograde step

That would explain why they were more than happy to dispose of my old battery.
Peter C
by peterc
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Le Mans Hard Top on BRA Mk1 289 - Anyone Done It?
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Le Mans Hard Top on BRA Mk1 289 - Anyone Done It?

Kev, the first thing to be aware of is the angle of the windscreen. To suit the Le Mans roof the windscreen is raked back to make it more streamlined. This in turn will affect your side screens and a hood if you have one. As advised you will also need a split boot lid otherwise anything in the boot ...
by peterc
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another Retrograde step
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Another Retrograde step

You must do far more miles per year than me. it wouldn’t be worthwhile changing the plugs at each oil change on my low mileage with the Cobra. Following advice from the supplier of my first battery, I leave my Optimate battery conditioner permanently connected. It ensures that the battery is kept in...
by peterc
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another Retrograde step
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Another Retrograde step

Whilst investigating a miss-fire recently ( located to a poorly fitted No 3 HT lead in the dizzy cap) I was told that spark plugs no longer have their ceramic tip coated. This is OK in modern lean burn engines but not for our conventional technology engines. The lack of a coating ultimately allows t...
by peterc
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: car trimmers
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: car trimmers

Tim, I suggest that you indicate what part of the country you reside in. Members in your vicinity would then respond.
Peter C
by peterc
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: F1 combustion technology
Replies: 0
Views: 118

F1 combustion technology

I confess I don’t follow F1 so was not aware of the change to combustion chamber design a few years ago. This was needed due to the increased restrictions on fuel use. If you don’t know about this subject I suggest that you google F1 combustion chamber design and you will find an interesting article...
by peterc
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: MGB rear axle seal
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: MGB rear axle seal

This sounds like another case of a copy part quality versus an OEM quality item. At my recent rolling road session the engineer warned me off copy parts including Intermotor and stated that even Lucas are not what they used to be. So we dumped the Lucas distributor cap and fitted a genuine JLR item ...
by peterc
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Adaptor thread size
Replies: 24
Views: 1042

Re: Adaptor thread size

Same here. Checked them all yesterday. I didn’t expect to find a problem after 20 years but then I would look very silly if a wheel came loose and I hadn’t checked after Simon’s discovery. At least it gave an opportunity to clean the rear of the wheel properly.
Peter C