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by peterc
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Import costs
Replies: 21
Views: 8102

Re: Import costs

Colin
The cheapest way is for you to need a business trip to the states and bring them back a luggage as I did.
There is a larger weight allowance traveling across the pond.
by peterc
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 33
Views: 11683

Re: Brake upgrade

I agree with all of above First rule of fault finding - start with the cheapest way forward e.g. check the balance bar Then progress to the caliper pistons. Push them back into the caliper using a G clamp and then pump back out AFTER bolting them back on. Next check cleanliness of master cylinder an...
by peterc
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Another small milestone reached
Replies: 25
Views: 8868

Re: Another small milestone reached

Roger Thanks for info Obviously I haven't been trying hard enough or looking in the correct places. Looks like a good job for the cold days when the garage is not inviting. So you must have spent significant time trolling the web to find these bits and no visits to the dentists needed this time? Sou...
by peterc
Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: R380 Gearbox
Replies: 16
Views: 7971

Re: R380 Gearbox

I thought of fitting this uprated box 14 years ago when I built my 4.6 ( circa 280 bhp ) but Gerry persuaded me not to on basis that they were too rare and spares would be difficult. I've had no problems with my LT77 apart from a slow change from 2nd to 3rd I believe to fit this box will need cuttin...
by peterc
Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Another small milestone reached
Replies: 25
Views: 8868

Re: Another small milestone reached

Roger I am still interested in a a source of authentic looking switches ( as I'm sure are most of our members ) Are you willing to divulge the supplier? Last time I believe you sourced them from a number of classic cars and then engraved the knobs yourself Any help would be appreciated as my dash st...
by peterc
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Buy a complete car or a shell ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: Buy a complete car or a shell ?

You asked on build time for a 289
I took 15 months which involved every night plus week ends to get on the road without paint and trim
That was using a ready made engine/ gearbox together with Jag rear assembly all ready to bolt in.

PeterC
by peterc
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Why the 289?
Replies: 103
Views: 34878

Re: Why the 289?

With all the comments above on this topic it just proves how passionate we all are about our own particular car and will defend our corner to justify that ours is the best, after all we chose to buy it ! Just remember guys we were all friends last week so don't start throwing spanners 'cos others do...
by peterc
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: what colour is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 6051

Re: what colour is this?

Just realised that there are two car 16's I meant the one on the show stand.
by peterc
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: what colour is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 6051

Re: what colour is this?

As far as I'm aware the darker blues are guardsman and yes the FIA cars were Viking blue which was a shade or two lighter. Appreciating it's the lighting / reflections that are affecting the various shades of colours seen on car 16, but the lighter appearance of the front of the bonnet would look li...
by peterc
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: My 289 FIA is for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 5070

Re: My 289 FIA is for sale

Didn't Roger get more than £42 for his slab side 289. Yes, his was a meticulous and immaculate build quality but had been used far more than Ed's car. I believe that there is a lot of ali fabrication inside this car making it look extremely accurate. Built by John Abel ? I think now is just not the ...