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by Roger King
Mon May 14, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: AC Logo wheel spinners.
Replies: 76
Views: 40883

I thought you'd find Orson a better bet! British sportcars used fine threaded spinners (12 tpi) and coarse threaded (8 tpi). Gerry's hub adapters, front MGB and rear Jag, are all (to the best of my knowledge) 8 tpi - I have never seen any with fine thread. Please put me down for a definite set of 4o...
by Roger King
Sun May 13, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Fuel Tanks
Replies: 22
Views: 12355

I seem to remember Gerry saying the later tanks were larger, when I bought mine - might be worth asking him.

Roger
by Roger King
Sun May 13, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: AC Logo wheel spinners.
Replies: 76
Views: 40883

You will need to get the hole in the spinner absolutely centred and machined to fit the shaft of the machine perfectly, and I suspect you'll need to 'beef up' the centre of the spinner somehow to make it strong enough. The actual device the correct balancers use is a big lump of metal on the outside...
by Roger King
Sun May 13, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Fuel Tanks
Replies: 22
Views: 12355

330 bhp 289 HiPo with Edelbrock heads, Compcams 268H, Edelbrock 600 vacuum, Unilite dist etc. gets just about 200 from a tankful. Mind you, it depends what you're doing - 10 laps of Hockenheim returned about 4-5 mpg, and the T5's 0.68 top gear gives over 20 on the motorways.

Roger
by Roger King
Sun May 13, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: AC Logo wheel spinners.
Replies: 76
Views: 40883

Unless the tyre fitter has the correct adapters/machine for wire wheels, which need to grip the hub in exactly the same way as the splined adapter (without splines) and the spinner, you're wasting your time (and money). This means an inside base cone of around 45º, and an external location (cf the o...
by Roger King
Sat May 12, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: AC Logo wheel spinners.
Replies: 76
Views: 40883

I find it difficult to understand why with all of the wire wheeled classics about that there aren't more people capable of balancing them........but there aren't I've looked and looked. All the tyre fitters say they can do them but they cannot. David Reason being, there isn't enough local demand to...
by Roger King
Sat May 12, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: AC Logo wheel spinners.
Replies: 76
Views: 40883

The man to talk to at Orson is Steve Powis.
AC spinners are coarse thread.

Roger

I will have a set of 4 from wherever you decide to order, please!
by Roger King
Sat May 12, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: AC Logo wheel spinners.
Replies: 76
Views: 40883

P.s. - and I promise not to clean them before I go, so you can tell.
(Thank God, another job I've got out of doing).

R
by Roger King
Fri May 11, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: AC Logo wheel spinners.
Replies: 76
Views: 40883

Pretty sure you'll find that the AC spinners (and probably the rest of the UK classic car market spinners) supplied by the retail outlets are made by Orson Equipment, whose website unfortunately seems to be in the process of changing at the moment. MWS are in Slough. If you are going to buy wire whe...
by Roger King
Fri May 04, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Quiz - "Guess Where I Was Today"
Replies: 318
Views: 132924

Yes, I recognised it as near my braking point for the Audi R8.

You're never too old for a PlayStation.

R