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by peterc
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Electrical Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: Electrical Issue

I am sure that the lights are on two circuits so there will be two fuses.
I’ll check in the morning.
Peter C
by peterc
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership

I agree. Far too much bling. Think of all the reflections you will get off those pods containing the dials. I don’t wish to be a spoilsport but how long will it be before a pedestrian walks behind one of these hyper cars and gets a face full of exhaust and decides to sue the driver. The McLaren appa...
by peterc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: To paint or not to paint....
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: To paint or not to paint....

The obvious worry is that having spent a chunk of money on the paintwork the last thing you want to do is damage it putting in the studs. I was chastised for not following Gerry’s markings exactly. Memory says that I didn’t realise it was that critical e.g. not realising they wold have a pattern to ...
by peterc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership
Replies: 3
Views: 82

De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership

Did you know that Shelby provided financial support for De Tomaso back in the ‘60’s to allow Peter Brock to design the car known as the P70. Unfortunately they fell out and Shelby went on the help build the GT40 and De Tomaso hooked up with Ghia to finish the car. De Tomaso is now working on a new c...
by peterc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Last few MGB bits for sale to perspective builders
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Last few MGB bits for sale to perspective builders

For anyone not come across Denso tape you WILL need to handle it with rubber gloves or similar. The cloth has permanently soft putty type coating and it sticks well to your fingers etc. It’s used commercially on all the exposed parts of operating valves out on the North Sea oil rigs. You can be sure...
by peterc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: 2.5" versus 3" exhaust
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: 2.5" versus 3" exhaust

I always thought that Gerry provided a silencer where Nik has the 180 bend. It without bending down to investigate it looks like there is only the side pipe but the first silencer is hidden inboard and is part of the double back. If Nik can get way with a suitable noise level without the extra silen...
by peterc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hard top / soft top hood frame fixing hole/bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Hard top / soft top hood frame fixing hole/bracket

Kevin, for reference the hood support tube is attached to a similar sized tube that goes back to the side of the car. I peeled of a little bit of trim back but it didn't show much more the bracket being totally glassed in. I expect that there is a main vertical metal tube that forms the B pillar fro...
by peterc
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 572

Re: Coolant catch tank

Stuart, agree on that one. I now remember that I changed the thermostat housing to keep the top hose lower. Can’t remember who I purchased it from - possibly Real Steel?
Peter C
by peterc
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Welsh tour for 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Welsh tour for 2020

I have been advised that the May dates for the potential Welsh Tour are likely to be close to or clash with Spa so please ignore those and concentrate on the Aug or Sept dates. A typical day is buffet breakfast at 8.00. Route briefing at 9.30 and start route at 10.00. Afternoon tea & cakes from 4.30...
by peterc
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Cranleigh Classic - August
Replies: 14
Views: 725

Re: Cranleigh Classic - August

Sorry to hear you had big issues trying to get home Andrew. I have heard of coil problems before with Ford engines and I think a Mallory distributor. Suggest you search the forum for possible causes. It is most likely a compatibility issue between coil, distributor and ballast resistor. Do you have ...