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by CobStang
Sat May 27, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: RV8 rebuilders.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3645

Re: RV8 rebuilders.....

I have recently spoken with these people as I am rebuilding one of their engines that was rebuilt a time ago. Despite me not being the original customer of the engine in question the Gentleman I spoke with was very helpful and gave me a lot of his time. I believe that they only offer a first class p...
by CobStang
Mon May 01, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Grand Project
Replies: 33
Views: 14174

Re: The Grand Project

Come on Roger pics up .................. :wink: Yesterday I installed a parking lift in my double garage, it is a Model 1 from these guys, http://www.sjrgarageequipment.co.uk/4-post-lifts/ It went together faultlessly and is a really well built piece of kit. For the money an absolute no brainer to c...
by CobStang
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Cobra rocker covers
Replies: 7
Views: 3288

Re: Cobra rocker covers

Study the top pic and you will see the cap has a PCV valve in the centre and the pipe goes to the base of the carb or spacer. The other cover can have a breather to atmosphere.
by CobStang
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: My Hawk Ace has arrived
Replies: 19
Views: 8053

Re: My Hawk Ace has arrived

rangoon65 wrote:Ken,
Regarding the color you're looking for, look into Ford's 1965 color code R - Ivy Green.

Welcome to the forum Charlie

Mark
'65 K code FB Rangoon red on the HPM exch
by CobStang
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rolling Road session
Replies: 14
Views: 5716

Re: Rolling Road session

Roger
Yes of course to your comments, I was just surprised at your total advance figure.
Lets hope you can drive it and enjoy it now.

M
by CobStang
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rolling Road session
Replies: 14
Views: 5716

Re: Rolling Road session

Good result Roger I drove my K code the other day, I had forgotten what a wall of torque the thing has. I will check my timing now as Martin did my distributor, I note your maximum advance figure with interest. I see Peter has the kit to cope with SU carbs, I will need his services when I re engine ...
by CobStang
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: BRA289 customized recreation
Replies: 979
Views: 519677

Re: BRA289 customized recreation

Migge
My engine does not produce much over std torque for a 3.9, it is quite fizzy and loves to rev :D
Glad you are back in the saddle.
by CobStang
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: BRA289 customized recreation
Replies: 979
Views: 519677

Re: BRA289 customized recreation

The clutch should take that power all day long, it looks burnt like it has been slipping.
There should be freeplay at the release arm when clutch is engaged.
My BRA has 240 bhp with a Rover 3.9 and LT77 std clutch no probs.
by CobStang
Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: 289 HiPo run in
Replies: 14
Views: 5501

Re: 289 HiPo run in

A few engine builders have told me that once the cam is bedded in you should really put the engine under load (High gear, up hill) for a few hard pushes. Not to max revs though. This is to force the rings into the bores so that they are a perfect fit before the bores glaze over and cause the engine...
by CobStang
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Classic cars are not historic says FIVA
Replies: 57
Views: 17137

Re: Classic cars are not historic says FIVA

I cannot see thousands of cars being sidelined because of a u turn on Historic status. When a car reaches an age to qualify it moves from PLG to Historic. If this status is rescinded then the car would surely be put back to PLG and road tax paid. We should be like the French and burn some classics o...