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by stu60
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Blockley Tyres
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Blockley Tyres

Just had 4 new Blockley 205/70 R15 tyres fitted at Blockley tyres near Moreton in Marsh. -Excellent service, weights fitted on inside good care taken of wheels. you have to take the wheels (not car) to them to have fitted. - tyres look good and performed well on first trip. - reasonable (not cheap) ...
by stu60
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: brake fluid test switch
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: brake fluid test switch

Not sure if this helps but if MGB/Hawk handbrake assembly fitted, I bought this £14.29 last year; search for AAU2492, it was an exact replacement for my damaged one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131707800434 or search for

CLASSIC MGB - MIDGET HANDBRAKE WARNING LIGHT SWITCH AAU2492
by stu60
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: help! starter motor

new starter motor in; it's possible to do leaving manifold in place (having removed bottom of exhaust) but you need flexible/bendy drive bars & sockets to get the top bolt in. Sure everyone else knows about them but i had never used them before, they allow a bit of movement whilst still maintaining ...
by stu60
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: help! starter motor

Hi Nick you are right i hadn't got round to reading that article and it will teach me to look at contents list. in any case i did go on the powerlite website where they are £259 and they were out of stock of 318 model (though now back in) in meantime as i was in rush i bought mine for £228.95 from A...
by stu60
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: help! starter motor

hi Peter
because i have a garage full of "just in case" and i am hoping the new starter will outlast me!
Stuart
by stu60
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: help! starter motor

hi i have removed my powerlite RAC318 starter motor. i found that the connection between the two bodies was loose which probably caused the intermittent problem (evidence of the connection arcing but connection is still ok to use). I've decided to buy a new one as, although i think tightening the co...
by stu60
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: seats
Replies: 2
Views: 197

seats

not sure if of any interest but i have just put my old cobra vinyl bucket seats up for sale on ebay as i have swapped for leather. link below:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cobra-classi ... Sw6KJe5NRW


Stuart
by stu60
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: help! starter motor

hi Peter interesting... there is no way you could remove my starter without taking off the 90 degree exhaust bend between manifold and stainless rear section no matter how small the starter is. the powerlite is a small high-torque unit but if you kow of a better one/easier re-fit i would be interest...
by stu60
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: help! starter motor

After running jump wiresetc from battery it turns out it was the starter motor. For anyone who has powerlite starter motor on rover V8, removal is not easy. In case anyone needs to do same this was procedure. 1. Remove complete drivers side exhaust 2. Remove 90 degree tube attached to manifold, you ...
by stu60
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 571

Re: help! starter motor

thanks for reply, battery is charged and lights etc all working. I am a little suspicious of immobiliser, i can hear the fuel pump running which normally requires immobiliser circuit to be on but is there a circuitin immobilser that cuts power to starter motor as well? i also have an unconnected wir...