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by peterc
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Driveh´shaft used as propshaft
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Driveh´shaft used as propshaft

My first thought is will they take the full power. Half shafts are normally only taking the strain to one wheel thus approx half the available power.
Peter C
by peterc
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: LED headlight conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: LED headlight conversions

The common sense comment was not mine. That was Gil of Better car Lighting suggesting we might get a realistic reply from the insurance company based on the facts presented e.g. the MOT test checking the headlight alignment. However the reply I received from the insurance company was as you might ex...
by peterc
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: LED headlight conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 91

LED headlight conversions

WARNING. Converting your headlight bulbs to LED’s is becoming illegal. Please write to your MP and get them to lobby the minister for transport to get this stupidity stopped. If they are worried about badly aligned headlights then they should remember that the MOT already checks suitability of the h...
by peterc
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Fuse identity
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Fuse identity

Correction, According to the fuse box the blue/ red is dip beam and blue/white is main beam. Using a mirror to inspect the dip relay I can’t see a blue/ white only a blue/ red so it must be hidden. What fuse have you got on the other headlight circuit? I have always thought that the fuse blows at th...
by peterc
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Fuse identity
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Fuse identity

It appears that your system is a little different to mine. I have only 5 relays not 6. However the third fuse in the row with blue/ red wires ( as opposed to your blue/ brown ) is dip beam headlight/ rear fog. I agree with Clive that adding up 2x55 watts plus 21 for the fog exceeds 10 amps. I think ...
by peterc
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289FIA build in Australia
Replies: 31
Views: 12669

Re: 289FIA build in Australia

That looks a pretty impressive suspension set up with the inboard dampers. Are you expecting to track day or race it? Out of interest does the drivers seat go over the top of handbrake cables? It would be interesting to know the final built up weight. My Hawk FIA weighs 1060 kegs with a Rover engine...
by peterc
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rover V8 Water Pump Pulley Size
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Rover V8 Water Pump Pulley Size

Definitely! If you have a 6” pulley then try a 5”. Clive, You are assuming that the water is flowing fast enough to start with. My engine initially came with a 6” water pump pulley and I found that the water temp would gradually rise when driving up a long incline on the motorway. Resolved by trying...
by peterc
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Exhaust design.
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

Re: Exhaust design.

Hi Monster, profuse apologies for not posting a reply to your query earlier. Not sure why I missed it. In my design years I always remember falling foul of the lack of space around compressor set ups and where to put the flexible. I was thinking in terms of the pressure wave coming from the engine a...
by peterc
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Nice Hawk on THT
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Nice Hawk on THT

I think £55k would be an insurance value not a sales value, but heh one mans ‘not sure’, is another mans ‘must have’. You pays your money and takes your choice.
Best of luck in your viewing and hope you find it ticks all the right boxes for you.
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Blog
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Blog

Probably rule no1 - take plenty of photos of the complete car. Important to show you have physically got what is shown on the V5.
Peter C