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by peterc
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Which fire extinguisher
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Which fire extinguisher

Remember guys that should a fire break out under the bonnet you must be VERY ready to spray the extinguisher as opening the bonnet floods more air and thus more oxygen to the fire. It’s not unknown for there to be a small fireball if you open it quickly.
Peter C
by peterc
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side Screens
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Side Screens

Alan, I think I wrote an article on this back in 2017. I will try to locate it. Basically I made a small Ali angle bracket and attached to the windscreen surround. I remember drilling/tapping the hole with trepidation and the drill did touch something harder which was probably the edge of the glass ...
by peterc
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Electrical Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Electrical Issue

I was going to advise that the the off side lights are wired with the instruments and the nearside lights are wired up with the number plate. Interesting I only have 7.5 A for the for the offsides lights and 3A for the nearside lights. Not had any problems over 20 years but just maybe I will now add...
by peterc
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Electrical Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Electrical Issue

I am sure that the lights are on two circuits so there will be two fuses.
I’ll check in the morning.
Peter C
by peterc
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership

I agree. Far too much bling. Think of all the reflections you will get off those pods containing the dials. I don’t wish to be a spoilsport but how long will it be before a pedestrian walks behind one of these hyper cars and gets a face full of exhaust and decides to sue the driver. The McLaren appa...
by peterc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: To paint or not to paint....
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: To paint or not to paint....

The obvious worry is that having spent a chunk of money on the paintwork the last thing you want to do is damage it putting in the studs. I was chastised for not following Gerry’s markings exactly. Memory says that I didn’t realise it was that critical e.g. not realising they wold have a pattern to ...
by peterc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership
Replies: 3
Views: 217

De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership

Did you know that Shelby provided financial support for De Tomaso back in the ‘60’s to allow Peter Brock to design the car known as the P70. Unfortunately they fell out and Shelby went on the help build the GT40 and De Tomaso hooked up with Ghia to finish the car. De Tomaso is now working on a new c...
by peterc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Last few MGB bits for sale to perspective builders
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Last few MGB bits for sale to perspective builders

For anyone not come across Denso tape you WILL need to handle it with rubber gloves or similar. The cloth has permanently soft putty type coating and it sticks well to your fingers etc. It’s used commercially on all the exposed parts of operating valves out on the North Sea oil rigs. You can be sure...
by peterc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: 2.5" versus 3" exhaust
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: 2.5" versus 3" exhaust

I always thought that Gerry provided a silencer where Nik has the 180 bend. It without bending down to investigate it looks like there is only the side pipe but the first silencer is hidden inboard and is part of the double back. If Nik can get way with a suitable noise level without the extra silen...
by peterc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hard top / soft top hood frame fixing hole/bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Hard top / soft top hood frame fixing hole/bracket

Kevin, for reference the hood support tube is attached to a similar sized tube that goes back to the side of the car. I peeled of a little bit of trim back but it didn't show much more the bracket being totally glassed in. I expect that there is a main vertical metal tube that forms the B pillar fro...