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by Roger King
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: MkIII/427 heater unit, restored
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

MkIII/427 heater unit, restored

I have an original 427/coil spring 289 Smiths heater unit on ebay at the mo, in case anyone's interested:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142535670274? ... 1555.l2649
by Roger King
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Hawk parts for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1758

Hawk parts for sale

I'm having a clear out of superfluous spares for Hawk 289. I have: Chromed handbrake lever, supplied by Hawk - £145, saving of £50 on Hawk price, and includes black leather gaiter Brake and clutch pedals, smooth faces (not AC castings) - £20 Chromed 14" air filter with '289' sticker, blue base - £30...
by Roger King
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Hawk 289 for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 5881

Re: Hawk 289 for sale

The 8-point assessment relates to classic cars registered as historics. These are not classics, they are kit cars. If they have passed SVA/IVA, they are legal.
by Roger King
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: The Government consultation is now out
Replies: 16
Views: 6767

Re: The Government consultation is now out

It has nothing to do with the UK govt - but it has everything to do with the European Roadworthiness Directive, and our compliance with this. As ever, EU law overrules UK law, so all bets are off regarding back-dating etc.
by Roger King
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Clutch pedal solid. Rover V8 & LT 77 box
Replies: 20
Views: 7695

Re: Clutch pedal solid. Rover V8 & LT 77 box

Depends on the type of mc. Internal failure won't necessarily leak and can cause the pedal to go solid.
by Roger King
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Clutch pedal solid. Rover V8 & LT 77 box
Replies: 20
Views: 7695

Re: Clutch pedal solid. Rover V8 & LT 77 box

Just looking at the master cylinder doth butter no parsnips. Your seals have gone, I reckon.
by Roger King
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Another 427
Replies: 241
Views: 106398

Re: Another 427

Hang on a minute, Lee - 'street' 427? Aluminium block? Er...
by Roger King
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Another 427
Replies: 241
Views: 106398

Re: Another 427

For god's sake, somebody tell Lee...
by Roger King
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: spinner removal
Replies: 76
Views: 26994

Re: spinner removal

I'm not into jam-making, but I did persevere - however there's a limit as to how many times I am prepared to pester someone who is trying to enjoy their retirement!
by Roger King
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?
Replies: 11
Views: 5303

Re: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?

If you really fancy a 289 (albeit 6-bolt), they are common enough on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ford-289-engine-/142479858735?fits=Make%3AFord Just change your shipping address to Ron's depot in FL (or the shipper of your choice) and hit the button. Yes, you'll have shipping charges, duty and tax...