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by peterc
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289 build
Replies: 246
Views: 96192

Re: 289 build

Andy. I think everyone has the grinding of the exhaust clamps where it passes under the rear axle. That’s why I rerouted mine along inside the cills and then over the axle rather than under. Certainly try removing one or both of the axle spacers to raise the car. Just check what the wheel to wheel a...
by peterc
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289 build
Replies: 246
Views: 96192

Re: 289 build

Dave, your description of the gauge read out and it’s speed of dropping is what how Kev has described. Mine is similar as i’m sure are most Hawks. Depending how much bend you made in the arm it could be possible that you have merely changed the avoidance of hitting tank bottom with a premature full ...
by peterc
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: help! starter motor

I did both heat wrap on the starter and the exhaust manifold plus bottom bend but it still played up when hot.
Having rerouted the exhaust across to the cill it’s be OK since.
Peter C
by peterc
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: help! starter motor

Why not keep it as an emergency back up.
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289 build
Replies: 246
Views: 96192

Re: 289 build

Just prudent!
😉
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: seats
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: seats

They look a bit narrow at the rear of the squab compared to mine. Might be an advantage to fitting providing you are not wide in the beam.
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289 build
Replies: 246
Views: 96192

Re: 289 build

As you say Clive it’s the series of shorter runs that leads to doubt. I’m afraid I often fill up when it get close to E but often find there was plenty left and i could have driven home and chosen a cheaper option of petrol station.
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Door rubbers / seal options
Replies: 16
Views: 2266

Re: Door rubbers / seal options

I have used 11 x 6 self adhesive foam strip for the last 20 years on my FIA but this posting prompted me to check on them as I know there was some re glueing needed on the boot seal. It appears that the last 4-6” of the seal at both front and rear of the doors at the top had either been pushed/ roll...
by peterc
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: help! starter motor
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: help! starter motor

I confess it was way back in 2005 that I replaced my starter motor due to hot starting problems despite it being wrapped in heat shield. Checking my service history for the car I have also logged that a month later I re designed the exhaust system so the bottom bend was angled out towards the door c...
by peterc
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289 build
Replies: 246
Views: 96192

Re: 289 build

Hi Clive, that’s the reason for using the Spyida unit. You adjust the fuel gauge reading by manipulating the correct ohms to reflect the correct fuel level you have put in for calibration purposes. It is designed to take into account tanks with changing shapes. The Hawk tank is actually pretty simpl...