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by peterc
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant system upgrade
Replies: 29
Views: 7750

Re: Coolant system upgrade

Remember that you need to prevent any air from going around the rad and thus not flowing through the matrix. Yes it sounds obvious but for several years I just made do with Gerry's mountings to mount the rad and to block off each side. Some air could still spill over the top which I thought would be...
by peterc
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: New hood and tonneau
Replies: 16
Views: 7758

Re: New hood and tonneau

Roger
Bearing in mind the attention to detail when do you add the patina to make it look original ?
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood 74MM Saturday photos
Replies: 9
Views: 4093

Re: Goodwood 74MM Saturday photos

Lovely cars- thanks for the pictures. Wish I could afford the Aston mk 4GT or any of the Cobras Under the classic car rules currently being debated south of the Channel the cream coloured 289 (looks like Kevin's old car) would no longer be classed a classic as its been modified since it left the fac...
by peterc
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: .
Replies: 182
Views: 56460

Re: Lucas L542 dual bulb conversion

Any chance we can have a demonstration at Silverstone?
Nothing quite like seeing it for real.
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Avon tyre sizes
Replies: 35
Views: 10439

Re: Avon tyre sizes

Dave A smarty pants FIA owner replying here! I have a 205 x 70 in the boot which I guess can only be used as an emergency space saver equivalent but it is (was) at 30 psi Like your experience it's Pirelli from memory and certainly has enough space for a carpet cover over/ around it. I think Colin's ...
by peterc
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Avon tyre sizes
Replies: 35
Views: 10439

Re: Avon tyre sizes

Clive Firstly my mileage is embarrassingly low 15k in 15 years! I would agree that with a 46%- 54% bias to the rear that you would expect the rears to be a higher pressure but then mine are larger being an FIA. It seemed to work quite well but the Avons appear good on equal pressure. Next step is to...
by peterc
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Avon tyre sizes
Replies: 35
Views: 10439

Re: Avon tyre sizes

Nige Like David my tyres were over 14 yrs and thus getting suspect. I fitted Avons with 215 x 60 fronts and 245 x 60 rears and noticed an immediate benefit. Having them fitted at Avon they recommend pressures nearer 30 although they agreed my old tyres running at 24 front and 20 rear were wearing ev...
by peterc
Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Exhaust inspiration
Replies: 13
Views: 6702

Re: Exhaust inspiration

Johannes I'm not in a position of posting any photos right now but my exhaust system was written about in an old club magazine. Hopefully you could investigate old copies on line. Internet too slow here for me to investigate! Basically mine is a Hawk derived system but re routed from running down th...
by peterc
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Schuco 1/12 289 model
Replies: 26
Views: 10713

Re: Schuco 1/12 289 model

Sorry I'm having a senior moment - I meant Dale !
Yes they do a Daytona as well.
Peter C
by peterc
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Schuco 1/12 289 model
Replies: 26
Views: 10713

Re: Schuco 1/12 289 model

Just had confirmation that mine is on its way. Re reading the eBay advert it says 6 available and 18 sold ! Curious. Me thinks I may have got the last at the offer price. For those of you that want something different just look up the modelissimo web site for a whole array of Cobras. There is a limi...