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by peterc
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hawk front suspension parts
Replies: 13
Views: 4935

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: 4935

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: 18344

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: 4935

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: 4935

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: 4935

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: 11088

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 ...
by peterc
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant system upgrade
Replies: 29
Views: 8051

Re: Coolant system upgrade

I think they call it scuttle shake and might of course merely be my simple bracketing onto the scuttle bar. Yes, I'm sure the whole lot twists after all its only two tubes joined horizontally in a few places. The scuttle construction is fairly simple and only intended to hold up the windscreen and s...
by peterc
Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant system upgrade
Replies: 29
Views: 8051

Re: Coolant system upgrade

I don't see fixing to the scuttle as an issue as this can be done out of sight. If you can make the suspension turret connection better than attached picture then you have cracked the problem of the Hawk high level footwell. scuttle brace bar.jpg Changing bolts for socket button head would improve a...
by peterc
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Schuco 1/12 289 model
Replies: 26
Views: 11088

Re: Schuco 1/12 289 model

You joke Roger but after seeing the wiring each side of the engine bay I thought it might even have working lights! As I said a bit too much detail really which causes little issues especially when assembled by non car owning workers. I did think it odd that the hose exits the scuttle but it's curio...