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by peterc
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hawk fuel Tank Threads?
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Hawk fuel Tank Threads?

BGC Motorsports will know as they supply all the connections in the kit.
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Saved by his gearbox!
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Saved by his gearbox!

It might sound like a script for a disaster movie but this happens to be true. In the evening of 5th January 1975 an bulk ore freighter was attempting to travel upstream on the Derwent River in Tasmania but due to a series of errors by its master it lost sufficient steerage and hit the Tasman Bridge...
by peterc
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Cranleigh Classic Car Show
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Cranleigh Classic Car Show

Hi Guys one and all. Entries are now being taken for the annual Cranleigh Classic Car Show on August 9th. I have requested a club pitch and our club code reference is WA9DN9L. You will need to log on to Carshow.CranleighLions.org and use the above code. Entry costs £6 which covers one car with drive...
by peterc
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289FIA build in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: 289FIA build in Australia

Sorry never created an album for the forum.
It may however be a members privilege.
Peter C
by peterc
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289FIA build in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: 289FIA build in Australia

Glen, that doesn’t surprise me a all.
They probably haven’t heard of the Ace either let alone know that the grill is from the earlier car but just turned upside down.
It just comes down to your personal interests I guess.
Peter C
by peterc
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289FIA build in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: 289FIA build in Australia

Yes, indeed the BRA is a roadster albeit now with a short style hardtop. I have been in contact with it’s owner Aaron. It’s funny the differing attitudes between the UK and Aus. Around here if we see a 289 we normally assume that it’s a replica even although there are some wealthy people living in S...
by peterc
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289FIA build in Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: 289FIA build in Australia

There’s a BRA 289 in Melbourne.
Sorry just realised that’s Victoria.
Peter C
by peterc
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Lights LEDS etc
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Lights LEDS etc

You might want to read my next article on LED headlight bulbs before you splash out on that cost.
Basically it highlights how the eye deals with white light.
It was a fascinating investigation.
Peter C
by peterc
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Lights LEDS etc
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Lights LEDS etc

I used warm white LED’s to maintain a period look and avoid the excessive white light look. A significant improvement over the filament bulbs. I can actually read the instruments at night now.
Peter C
by peterc
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Three Years, Five Months and Three Weeks
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Three Years, Five Months and Three Weeks

Best of luck with the IVA.
They won’t like that fuel filler cap and surround.
Peter C