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by Roger King
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Fuel line longevity
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: Fuel line longevity

Apparently there are several reports around of nitro floats going porous and absorbing ethanol fuel, very slowly sinking, which might make it difficult to diagnose at first. At least with brass, the leak tends to be sudden and you know you have a problem. Obviously nitro ones aren't leaking as they'...
by Roger King
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Fuel line longevity
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: Fuel line longevity

Hi Mark, After doing a load more reading I decided to stick with brass - can't remember why! I think there are reports of problems with Nitrophyl as well. I get most of my parts from Mike's carburetor: https://www.carburetor-parts.com/4100parts.html Great for jets - the early 4100s used a different ...
by Roger King
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Fuel line longevity
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: Fuel line longevity

I fitted ethanol-friendly fuel line to my Cobra, stainless braid over PTFE if memory serves. Mark is right - E10 is on the way and whilst I've already had a perforated brass float in my fully-rebuilt Autolite four barrel, which produced a stumble that rapidly turned into an inability to run below 20...
by Roger King
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: setting rear IRS camber
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: setting rear IRS camber

About fifteen years ago I bought a full set of Dunlop gauges on ebay from a garage clearout. The tracking gauges get a lot of use - the old mirror kind - and the camber gauge gets used now and then, but obviously camber tends not to need adjustment so often. They've paid for themselves several times...
by Roger King
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: setting rear IRS camber
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: setting rear IRS camber

When I left school, a university education was still means-tested and therefore free for the son of a schoolteacher.

This is supposed to be progress.
by Roger King
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: setting rear IRS camber
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: setting rear IRS camber

1/2 degree of negative camber is ca 3mm difference between the top of the rim and bottom of the rim measured against vertical (taken from a 15" rim that measures ca 380mm dia). I used a simple Bosch laser level that provides a vertical plumb line, you can use a plumb line suspended somewhere close ...
by Roger King
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: BRA COBRA EXHAUST
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: BRA COBRA EXHAUST

Pipecraft in Basildon - fantastic work and will fabricate a full stainless system (not inc. headers) in a day, while you wait. Dean has made a couple of Cobra systems for me and one for a Mustang, none of them over £500. He does a lot of custom work - last time I was there he was building a system f...
by Roger King
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Petersfield Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Petersfield Meet

If they're using the high speed drill, they're breaking guidelines and taking a big risk. If they've used it on the patient before you, the aerosol will still be there! It's not the spray, it's the fine particulates that hang in the atmosphere for a minimum of 20-30 minutes. The 'germs' (a virus isn...
by Roger King
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Petersfield Meet
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Petersfield Meet

Incredibly, I have one too at 11am on Wednesday. I couldn't come to Petersfield anyway, just spotted the coincidence. Those of my old mates who are still solvent (not eligible for any government support during the lockdown, still having to pay wages, bills, business rates etc.) are indeed starting t...
by Roger King
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: 'Best Shelby Cobras'?
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: 'Best Shelby Cobras'?

Great video, but none of the above.

COB6029, all year long, for me.