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by James Baxter
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Cholmondley Pageant of Power
Replies: 4
Views: 2841

Re: Cholmondley Pageant of Power

Also on the same weekend is VSCC Loton Park Hillclimb, just a few miles away, where there will be a huge variety of vintage machinery competing. Come and say hello!
by James Baxter
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Engine refuses to catch
Replies: 7
Views: 3717

Re: Engine refuses to catch

I agree - I fancy the fuel pump on this one. A bad earth perhaps? Is the pump still ticking after its died?
Have you a Filterking (filter/pressure regulator) with either metal or glass bowl? See if the bowl is empty after its just died.
by James Baxter
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Pinion driveshaft angle
Replies: 9
Views: 4616

Re: Pinion driveshaft angle

How interesting! How about alignment in the other plane? The photos above appear to show that the axis of the gearbox is displaced sideways to the differential (in a vertical plane, as well as horizontal). Does the same theory (are we talking carden shafts here?) apply? I always thought that the two...
by James Baxter
Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 22
Views: 9532

Re: Ouch

Your man for tyres is Douglas Cawley at Longstone Tyres 01302 711123 ...and your bank manager!! ...also think you'll find it's 'Dougal' Cawley. Might take offence at Douglas. No he wouldn't. Dougal would laugh his tits off. You could call him Duncan if you want. A more easy going affable guy you co...
by James Baxter
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hub spinner direction
Replies: 39
Views: 17510

Re: Hub spinner direction

Hi James, Using you cap and tape analogy and taking the offside wheel as an example. The wheel is the tape roll and the spinner is the cap. Moving the tape (wheel) in a clockwise motion (not rotating) as it would if the car was moving forward with anything other than perfect concentricity of the hu...
by James Baxter
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hub spinner direction
Replies: 39
Views: 17510

Re: Hub spinner direction

If I was building another car, with Halibrands and tri-spinners I'd build it "FFForward On", like a Lotus. Why?? Notwithstanding my previous comments, that's completely contrary to any logic. :? I'd say that its completely contrary to logic to build any car with female wheel tapers FForward OFFF. M...
by James Baxter
Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hub spinner direction
Replies: 39
Views: 17510

Re: Hub spinner direction

Bingo! I agree with you Roger, Chrome 2 eared ones don't (have wire), only the alloy wheels with 3 ears. Maybe because the taper goes the other way on alloy/tri-spinners, so its only that configuration which comes slack. If I was building another car, with Halibrands and tri-spinners I'd build it "F...
by James Baxter
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hub spinner direction
Replies: 39
Views: 17510

Re: Hub spinner direction

Salmson got this wrong on their cars, in period. Present day owners change their cars over! I'm asking myself why Cobras always have lockwire when other makes of car dont. As a simple demonstration place the cap from an aerosol inside a roll of masking tape. Move the cap (do not rotate) clockwise ro...
by James Baxter
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Black 289 FIA for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2688

Re: Black 289 FIA for sale

Now with pictures added.

Ever polished up a car to sell it, then thought, why am I selling this?
by James Baxter
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hub spinner direction
Replies: 39
Views: 17510

Re: Hub spinner direction

That's categoric Clive! That's Rudge Whitworth hubs sorted, as we suspected. Its to do with the taper in the hub-nut being male or female. That's why Lotus's go the other way. Do all Halibrand tri-spinners have a male taper? Some old tri-spinners (Jaguar D types evidently, and others? Early cobras?)...