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by peterc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership
Replies: 3
Views: 230

De Tomaso and Shelby in partnership

Did you know that Shelby provided financial support for De Tomaso back in the ‘60’s to allow Peter Brock to design the car known as the P70. Unfortunately they fell out and Shelby went on the help build the GT40 and De Tomaso hooked up with Ghia to finish the car. De Tomaso is now working on a new c...
by peterc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Last few MGB bits for sale to perspective builders
Replies: 15
Views: 725

Re: Last few MGB bits for sale to perspective builders

For anyone not come across Denso tape you WILL need to handle it with rubber gloves or similar. The cloth has permanently soft putty type coating and it sticks well to your fingers etc. It’s used commercially on all the exposed parts of operating valves out on the North Sea oil rigs. You can be sure...
by peterc
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: 2.5" versus 3" exhaust
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: 2.5" versus 3" exhaust

I always thought that Gerry provided a silencer where Nik has the 180 bend. It without bending down to investigate it looks like there is only the side pipe but the first silencer is hidden inboard and is part of the double back. If Nik can get way with a suitable noise level without the extra silen...
by peterc
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hard top / soft top hood frame fixing hole/bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Hard top / soft top hood frame fixing hole/bracket

Kevin, for reference the hood support tube is attached to a similar sized tube that goes back to the side of the car. I peeled of a little bit of trim back but it didn't show much more the bracket being totally glassed in. I expect that there is a main vertical metal tube that forms the B pillar fro...
by peterc
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 960

Re: Coolant catch tank

Stuart, agree on that one. I now remember that I changed the thermostat housing to keep the top hose lower. Can’t remember who I purchased it from - possibly Real Steel?
Peter C
by peterc
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Welsh tour for 2020 - 4th to 7th Sept
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Welsh tour for 2020

I have been advised that the May dates for the potential Welsh Tour are likely to be close to or clash with Spa so please ignore those and concentrate on the Aug or Sept dates. A typical day is buffet breakfast at 8.00. Route briefing at 9.30 and start route at 10.00. Afternoon tea & cakes from 4.30...
by peterc
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Cranleigh Classic - August
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: Cranleigh Classic - August

Sorry to hear you had big issues trying to get home Andrew. I have heard of coil problems before with Ford engines and I think a Mallory distributor. Suggest you search the forum for possible causes. It is most likely a compatibility issue between coil, distributor and ballast resistor. Do you have ...
by peterc
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Cranleigh Classic - August
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: Cranleigh Classic - August

Thanks John, I think everyone enjoyed the day and thankfully we only had the one very brief shower and not the thunder and lightning that had been forecast at one stage. DSC_6130R.jpg The new 289 flag was a good addition. We left at around 4.45 and the queue to get out was only around 50 metres and ...
by peterc
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Well, that didn't fit
Replies: 233
Views: 83259

Re: Well, that didn't fit

Hi Nige, Glad to see things are progressing well. i hope the title of the posting is no longer true and the new carbs do fit well under the new bulge. My choice would be ‘B’ Decision based on Modsports not having any bling so ignore A and as for C being cast that infers it’s thicker/ heavier which t...
by peterc
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 960

Re: Coolant catch tank

Having now discovered that the rad cap has a vacuum facility then the cap should allow the water in the overflow tank to be sucked back. This allows the use of a non pressurised overflow tank and over comes the less than perfect connection on Gerry’s header tank. Leave the pressure cap on the header...