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by peterc
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: First run of the year..
Replies: 48
Views: 17846

Re: First run of the year..

Dare I suggest that a rad with slightly deeper core or marginally wider might eleviate future concerns and go un noticed as to its inaccuracy within such a brilliant build.
I assume the racing boys have modified theirs especially chucking out 400+ bhp
Peter C
by peterc
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Schuco 1/12 289 model
Replies: 26
Views: 10649

Re: Schuco 1/12 289 model

Anyone after a suitable show case could try
Anticsonline
They do a 364 x 186 x 121 case for £20 which I might investigate.
Peter C
by peterc
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: First run of the year..
Replies: 48
Views: 17846

Re: First run of the year..

Roger A constant 86-87 C sounds like a superb even temperature to me. Cruising gives around that temp but as soon as I accelerate it winds up to 92+ a mile later. Running downhill I can get it below 80 on a trailing throttle. Flipping Edlebrook manifold with temp sender remote from thermostat. I'll ...
by peterc
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hawk front suspension parts
Replies: 13
Views: 4724

Re: Hawk front suspension parts

Alan Reading back through this thread I didn't reply to your concern that I had only been measuring the height above wheel to wheel arch. I absolutely agree that dimensions should be to something associated with the chassis/ suspension not a bit of fibreglass. My car was set up with a spirit level o...
by peterc
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hawk front suspension parts
Replies: 13
Views: 4724

Re: Hawk front suspension parts

Paul I may well agree on the professional set up being better than my own garage but initially I have assistance from an ex formula ford and Ginetta racer. He has offered me use of his truly flat garage floor. Some simple equipment can achieve good results. If I 'm not happy with the end results the...
by peterc
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Cranleigh classic
Replies: 44
Views: 17639

Cranleigh classic

Hi all I am trying to get a crowd together for the Cranleigh Classic on Sunday 14th Aug. If enough people show an interest then I intend to ask the organisers to reserve a spot for the ' 289 Register' This is normally quite a big event with 1500-2000 classics together with the associated stalls and ...
by peterc
Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hawk front suspension parts
Replies: 13
Views: 4724

Re: Hawk front suspension parts

Stu
Sounds like we worked to same plan. 2-3 fingers clear above each tyre to the outside of the arch.
Maybe I'll re think about raising it.

Andrew do you not find the polybushes transfer too much vibration.
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hawk front suspension parts
Replies: 13
Views: 4724

Re: Hawk front suspension parts

Hi Stu Many thanks for the useful info of bushes being MGB and that they are duplicated. Out of interest what is the dimension(s) of your chassis to ground. Since re routing my exhaust the rear 2/3 rds usually clears most road bumps but the first 90degree bend attached to the down pipes takes a hit ...
by peterc
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hawk front suspension parts
Replies: 13
Views: 4724

Hawk front suspension parts

Hi guys I'm just about to undertake a thorough recheck of all my suspension on the basis that it must have changed since build. Whilst I can't detect any slack but the front suspension bushes look a little tired at the edges so may well benefit from replacement. Do Gerry's tubular wishbones have bus...
by peterc
Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Schuco 1/12 289 model
Replies: 26
Views: 10649

Re: Schuco 1/12 289 model

Andy, Thanks for the explanation on the fuel lines for IDF's. I had already realised that it was definitely a fuel manifold mounted above the coolant hose but I couldn't reason why it would go to the scuttle but a fuel pressure gauge is now the most obvious. No I can't look under the dash! I'll try ...