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Roger King
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Boot

Post by Roger King » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:25 pm

Quite pleased with my boot, which I finished this afternoon having found the correct 1/4" Whitworth set screws for the hood stick and jack handle retainers. Also had to turn up an aluminium conical spacer to help locate the spare wheel fixings centrally. The turning was OK, but the parting off was a b*gger...

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It seems a shame to have all that nice shiny aluminium and clean white spare wheel well with neat, tidy new Lucas wiring, only to have to shoot silver paint over the whole lot. The price you pay for originality...

...I also had to drill out all the rivets to remove the rear bulkhead panel so that I could crease it both sides of the fuel filler tube (see Rinsey Mills' Original AC Ace and Cobra), just visible in the photo. "They were all like that, sir."

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Re: Boot

Post by clive » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:14 pm

Twelve years ago when I sold up my ironmongers business (which had been in the family for three generations), I threw out hundreds, if not thousands of Whitworth, BSF and BA nuts, bolts and set screws, along with UNF and UNC ones. This was in the days before I got involved in Cobras and American engines. If only I had known then what I know now. :?
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Re: Boot

Post by Migge » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:25 am

Looking really good Roger.

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Re: Boot

Post by Roger King » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:32 am

Just been told by someone on the originality forum that my weather seal is wrong - bit of work to do this evening then

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Re: Boot

Post by Migge » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:14 pm

But yours keeping the boot dry :-)
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Re: Boot

Post by Roger King » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:21 pm

Migge wrote:But yours keeping the boot dry :-)
Doesn't matter, Migge, if wet was original, then wet it is!

Somebody help me... I need treatment....

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Re: Boot

Post by Migge » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:44 pm

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Re: Boot

Post by kaiserbilly1 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:34 pm

So our German chums DO have a sense of humour :D
Perhaps we should get a few of these jackets made up with T289R logo to replace "The Anorak" award. Just a thought :roll:

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Re: Boot

Post by nikbj68 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:54 pm

In that case, I know nahtheeng. :P
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Re: Boot

Post by Roger King » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:13 pm

kaiserbilly1 wrote:So our German chums DO have a sense of humour :D
Perhaps we should get a few of these jackets made up with T289R logo to replace "The Anorak" award. Just a thought :roll:
I wouldn't wear one.

Not original.

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