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by CobStang
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Emerges blinking into the light of day...
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Emerges blinking into the light of day...

Nice AIR push knob ! :wink:
by CobStang
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rover gear shift lever rotating
Replies: 12
Views: 3712

Re: Rover gear shift lever rotating

I just looked at a lever on one of my spare boxes and tried to turn it but it was solid. The lever has an enlarged area on the stem, now this can be the only area where a problem is likely to occur. Without cutting it open I can only assume that this is a damper of some sort, it may be that the leve...
by CobStang
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rover gear shift lever rotating
Replies: 12
Views: 3712

Re: Rover gear shift lever rotating

The pins on the ball stop the lever from rotating, the spring and plunger is an anti rattle device. If the lever is rotating then either the knob is the suspect or something more sinister is afoot in the lever that may warrant closer inspection before a parting of the ways occurs.
by CobStang
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Painted Wire Wheels for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Painted Wire Wheels for Sale

First dibs please depending on price
Mark
PM sent
by CobStang
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Car wanderlust- what's your car vice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Car wanderlust- what's your car vice?

When I bought my BRA in 1993 I really did not know for how long I would own it or what I would do with it, recently I was considering changing for a Hawk and happened to mention it to the family only to be met with such an outpouring of hostility that I quickly realised that I was keeping it ! Mind ...
by CobStang
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Overheating Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 6217

Re: Overheating Issues

No ! The electronic gauges suffer from poor quality senders, Speedy now use a higher quality sender. You may need to remove the gauges and take any numbers off the case, phone Speedy Cables and ask for Andy Barraclough ( you may need to phone several times ) and ask him to send you the new senders t...
by CobStang
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Skill set
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: Skill set

Being able to read a woman's mind, and TIG welding aluminium.
by CobStang
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Overheating Issues
Replies: 23
Views: 6217

Re: Overheating Issues

The electronic gauges from Smiths are poor in their reliability and accuracy. I would buy a reasonable quality hand held laser temp reader and check the engine temp against the gauge. The temp readers work best looking at a matt black hose or surface, they don't like shiny reflective surfaces. If yo...
by CobStang
Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Top Gear Cobra
Replies: 11
Views: 3953

Re: Top Gear Cobra

I don't think this was a Top Gear video, IIRC it was an episode of 'The Cars the Star'

Yup found details

The Car's the Star: Season 5, Episode 1

AC Cobra (8 Nov. 1998)
by CobStang
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Rover powered 289's
Replies: 23
Views: 7589

Re: Rover powered 289's

So putting in 0.83 as a 5th ratio means I get 30mph at 1000rpm in the calculator which is what I have on the road.

Cheers Roger for finding the second ratio, I could only find one.