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by simonjrwinter
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Ford 302
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Ford 302

When I built my 331 stroker many years ago I was advised against the 347 (can’t for the life of me remember why now!) just make sure you have the whole assembly properly balanced. My 331 (and the 302 I have now) was smooth, quiet and powerful, much more like a modern engine and not in the slightest ...
by simonjrwinter
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Hood for a 289 fia
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Hood for a 289 fia

Thanks Peter, all good advice. I always wear earplugs for motorway driving, the noise/pressure fluctuations is deeply unpleasant. I will however look again at the side screens I have.
Simon
by simonjrwinter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Hood for a 289 fia
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Hood for a 289 fia

I’m going to be looking at fitting a mohair hood to my FIA before I get it sprayed. There are two options as far as I can see, either a Hawk hood with the metal framed side screens (which I already have although not assembled or fitted) or alternatively a hood from Europa with zip in side screens. P...
by simonjrwinter
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 481

Re: Coolant catch tank

Fitted my catch tank today. Have run a bead of epoxy around the vent in the header tank. If that doesn’t seal it I guess I’ll need to find an aluminium welder....
Simon
by simonjrwinter
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 481

Re: Coolant catch tank

This was an education for me, I’ve been driving for almost 45 years, but this basic principal of the cooling system (the return bypass) has completely passed me by,
I’ve now ordered an overflow/expansion bottle for my car!
Simon
by simonjrwinter
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: MX5 seats
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: MX5 seats

Tim,
Pretty sure they’re already spoken for. Will let you know if things change
Simon
by simonjrwinter
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Hawk 289 FIA for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Hawk 289 FIA for sale

:D Panic over. Now no longer for sale.
God I love driving this thing. It’s been quite a time since I’ve had a car that I just drive for the hell of it. Even a 30 min blast is a tremendous tonic.
Simon
by simonjrwinter
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: MX5 seats
Replies: 2
Views: 111

MX5 seats

Have a pair of IVA compliant MX5 seats
Free if you can collect from RM14
Simon
by simonjrwinter
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Vapour lock
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Vapour lock

by simonjrwinter
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Vapour lock
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Vapour lock

I wonder if there’s any benefit to extra brackets under the bonnet for the bonnet lock to hold the bonnet up slightly on REALLY hot days (if you get what I mean)
Morgan owners have something similar to help dissipate heat.