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by Roger King
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Another 427
Replies: 241
Views: 106800

Re: Another 427

YES! Great, well done Dale (and Dave may have played a very small part in it).

Excellent news, I look forward to seeing it in the tin.
by Roger King
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Brake light switch 4-way union
Replies: 24
Views: 9345

Re: Brake light switch 4-way union

David, that is why I favour the Harely Davidson Accel switch, as shown in my photo. It is much more sensitive than the Lucas offering, both originals and repros, and I think therefore a lot safer. This was brought home to me on the Chairman's Barbecue jaunt on the Sunday, when I noticed how very few...
by Roger King
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: spinner removal
Replies: 76
Views: 27155

Re: spinner removal

Had to give up on Lionel, I'm afraid - he's retired and it was a small retirement project, so it's understandable that he should go at his own pace and when he feels like it. I approached him as a favour, it's not his business. I went with the German device, which is similar and works very well. I d...
by Roger King
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Brake light switch 4-way union
Replies: 24
Views: 9345

Re: Brake light switch 4-way union

Correct union now machined and supplied by Automec - hopefully now my brake lights will come on as soon as the Mini's do, under light pedal pressure.

Thanks for the idea, Peter!
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by Roger King
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: How to stop water going down screen legs?
Replies: 22
Views: 10288

Re: How to stop water going down screen legs?

nikbj68 wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:53 am
Adding a monkey to the screen area can absorb some of the rainwater, but also upsets the monkey. :?
It was dry when we went for lunch, but fortunately a number of holes in the floor prevent ingress reaching ankle-height.
Original cars used sponge monkeys, not fluffy ones.
by Roger King
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Oil Temperature Sender Location
Replies: 7
Views: 3389

Re: Oil Temperature Sender Location

Originals had the capillary sender boss at the bottom of the rear facing section on the RHS.
by Roger King
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: AGM?
Replies: 2
Views: 1942

Re: AGM?

No report, then, for those of us who couldn't attend?
by Roger King
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 8
Views: 3772

Re: Electric cars

I couldn't agree more, and hoped no-one would get me started, but here goes: If all cars went electric how many new power stations would we need. We don't seem to be able to sort one out at the moment. Yes, exactly - other countries are in the same, or worse, situation. Sarah A knows a lot about thi...
by Roger King
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: How to stop water going down screen legs?
Replies: 22
Views: 10288

Re: How to stop water going down screen legs?

Silicone won't damage existing paint finishes, but if any repair, repaint or remedial work is needed it's a real killer for a nice result. Not so much a lack of adherence, more a problem with 'fisheye' and surface tension issues. https://www.kcprofessional.co.uk/media/63046178/KCP_Silicone_Contamina...
by Roger King
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: How to stop water going down screen legs?
Replies: 22
Views: 10288

Re: How to stop water going down screen legs?

Butyl tape was used all over the early Mustangs as a sealer, so I suspect it was around in '62. Probably not used by AC, though. 'Our' cars in period would have let water in all over the place when new, but this seems not to be acceptable these days. Silicone sealer would work for a while but I try ...