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by Roger King
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Hawk parts for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2292

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: 7577

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: 8453

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: 9490

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: 9490

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: 134051

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: 134051

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: 33485

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: 10453

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...
by Roger King
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?
Replies: 11
Views: 10453

Re: Experience of Sleeved 289 block?

Given that info, I'd go for a 302 block and crank. A 6-bolt 289 is just as 'incorrect'* as a 302, so why bother?

*from a purely authentic viewpoint - not meant as any criticism whatsoever of anyone's car!

Good job we didn't get on to gearboxes...