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by peterc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Hood for a 289 fia
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Hood for a 289 fia

Clive, does that mean that you pull them in a bit once you are inside? I guess it would cut down on the turbulence a bit. I leave mine as far out as is necessary to open the door with the side screen fitted. Discovered that this means touching the racing mirrors. Warning the intercom headsets over c...
by peterc
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Hood for a 289 fia
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Hood for a 289 fia

Simon, We often drive with side-screens only which cuts down the noise from other car/ trucks tyres especially on the motorway. Also helps when the weather is intermittent drizzle/ fine. I would suggest that zip in side screens would be a pain in the arse when getting in / out of the car when the ho...
by peterc
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Coolant catch tank

Simon if you go for the non pressurised catch tank it will probably be OK. Keep the pressure cap on the rad and have the catch tank at atmospheric. I confess I didn’t know the central cap had a vacuum relief to allow the water back in. Peter C As for Migge’s ducting photos I wouldn’t have expected a...
by peterc
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Spare wheel

That’s OK if you do not have oversize disc brakes!
I only have 2-3 mm clearance on my 15” wheels.
Peter C
by peterc
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Coolant catch tank

Stuart, Photo as requested. rad top duct R.jpg I realise now that due to the position of my fans I couldn't get the baffle low enough to have a straight approach into the rad core. The 10 mm lip was needed to finish off the duct but the plus point being that it stiffened it up across its width. I ca...
by peterc
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Prop shaft speedo induction sender on jag rear end
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Prop shaft speedo induction sender on jag rear end

At a meeting of CRC guys recently they discussed using a ring with a magnet attached to the prop-shaft. It was important not to have the sensor positioned too close.
Peter C
by peterc
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Cranleigh Classic - August
Replies: 14
Views: 1015

Re: Cranleigh Classic - August

Hi Andy, Officially I see the ticket says you must arrive before 1.00 ! However the queues to get in are usually bit long after 9.00. I guess if you don’t want to get out of bed at the crack of sparrows then after 10.00 should be OK. I am aiming for 8.30 to set up our club banner and flag. Plenty of...
by peterc
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Coolant catch tank

Stuart, I will attempt to get my camera in but not sure how well the photo will turn out. Basically you will need to make a cardboard template which will end up D shaped with tabs on to bolt onto the rad support brackets. The old principle of marking a straight line across the width with marks every...
by peterc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Coolant catch tank

Agree with Allan on the ducting in the nose area. I added a baffle to block off the gap over the top the rad. Now the air to goes through the rad instead of over it. I added my overflow tank over 15 years ago and it has worked fine since. The basics of having enough expansion space for when the wate...
by peterc
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coolant catch tank
Replies: 29
Views: 943

Re: Coolant catch tank

Hi Jerry, Writing this for the third time so hope it loads properly this time. Place a spirit level across the engine bay to check where the highest point is. In my case the heater was higher than the top of the header tank and I suffered the same issues as yourself. I now run with a plain cap on th...