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by Barry
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?
Replies: 21
Views: 353
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Re: V12 2+2 Coupe converting to DHC - Feasible?

I have gone on line, and whilst no expert on the subject; logic and initial interpretation tells me that the original chassis stays the same, and therefore the number, engine stays the same etc etc. So, why can’t the V5 stay the same saying the car is a 2+2. I understand the piece about “significant...
by Barry
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Car jacking
Replies: 40
Views: 1553
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Re: Car jacking

David is absolutely right. The laminated timber effort is certainly useless, unless you want to penny pinch on the correct solution. Give Lionel a ring, as David says.
by Barry
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 7
Views: 324
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Re: Cover for car

Excellent, Jonny, particularly in the type of garage you have. Lofty open roof space with what looks like an old clunch wall at the back, gives an opportunity for condensation to form. The Carcoon solution with the fans, keeps humidity levels low and also keeps away rodents as you say. I used a simi...
by Barry
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cover for car
Replies: 7
Views: 324
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Re: Cover for car

Unless you can guarantee a humidity level of 55% max, do not under any circumstances put a cover on your car for reasons already mentioned. Secondly, and looking at the cleanliness of your garage, I imagine you are very fussy about the condition of your paintwork. In which case to cover a car risks ...
by Barry
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel
Replies: 31
Views: 1651
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Re: thicker Moto-Lita steering wheel

Hi Jim, My V12 has 225/60 x 16, on 16” x 7” wire wheels. The rear arches were eased slightly, supposedly to fit 235/60 tyres, but they were too wide, affected the handling negatively, and rubbed inside the rear arches despite being eased. 225 section is definitely the widest section to go to. I have...
by Barry
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 7
Views: 294
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Re: Brake Warning Light

Thanks Marek. I’m off first thing to the Dorset E-type day at Montacute House then Sherborne Castle. I’ll have another look on Tuesday. In the mean time I’ll just have to run with the light on! Brakes work really well, so nothing wrong in that department.
by Barry
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 7
Views: 294
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Re: Brake Warning Light

Hi guys, that’s really helpful thanks. I think it is the Pressure Differential Warning that needs resetting. Mine is a late V12, one of the last 100. Just checked, and even though the brake system has been modified by Eagle, the PDW is still there. Certainly not the float, which was the first obviou...
by Barry
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake Warning Light
Replies: 7
Views: 294
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Brake Warning Light

Yesterday, I bled my brakes, which sorted out any air left in the system following the fitting of AP Racing callipers and discs. However, even with a full fluid bottle, and handbrake off, the brake warning light remains on all the time. All was fine before bleeding the brakes. Bizarre, but any ideas...
by Barry
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 17
Views: 1147
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Re: Prescott Hil

Strange, this what came up on my iPad .....

The owner of www.jdclassics.com has configured their web site improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this web site.
by Barry
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prescott Hil
Replies: 17
Views: 1147
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Re: Prescott Hil

Sadly, that doesn’t work now because it relates to JD Classics, who of course went into receivership. Which beggars another question; has the ex owner of JD been convicted yet? I know there were several people wanting to bring cases forward for fraud.
by Barry
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1558
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Re: Acoustic Cameras

Perhaps an understanding of the Zenith El Primero movement. Beating at an amazing 36,000 vph (5Hz) and capable of measuring time to a tenth of a second, the El Primero was perhaps the most impressive of the three world-first automatic chronograph movements that appeared in 1969. Heuer being one of t...
by Barry
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1558
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Re: Acoustic Cameras

I prefer the Autavia! But being a watch man, variety is the spice of life. I’m into IWC and Zenith. It’s to do with the quality of the movement! We could start a new thread on watches!!! Come on David.
by Barry
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 28
Views: 1558
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Re: Acoustic Cameras

The “Educator,” It’s probably a gun! Oh, David, you have changed your watch!!! A classic!
Barry
by Barry
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 6809
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

I think you will find that it is for all SNGB customers. Julian said that all parts for the US were shipped out, I think, 3 times a week in large pallets. So any improvements will surely be the same across the pond. That has to be good news.
by Barry
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Tom's Series III 2+2 Coupe Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 481
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Re: Tom's Series III 2+2 Coupe Restoration

Welcome Tom! It’s great to see a younger member on this Forum, as I often wonder where the next generation of classic car owners are coming from. Values don’t help, that’s for sure. I am a V12 OTS owner, and if you need any help or advice, then please get in touch. As Geoff and Steve have said, this...
by Barry
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt Hillclimb
Replies: 12
Views: 915
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Re: SNG Barratt Hillclimb

Thanks Julian for the very kind offer, but I shall be on holiday.
Best Regards
Barry
by Barry
Thu May 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 3099
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Re: Garage / workshop

I looked in one of my project files this evening, and the render you have been advised to use is the one specified for the walls and floor of a damp basement. It worked for my client, so should work for you. Let me know how you get on.
by Barry
Thu May 30, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 6809
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

All I can do is add my thanks to all that has been said on the other posts. A great day, which proved extremely informative. SNGB have a unique strategy far and away better than their competitors about wanting to please their customers by improving the quality of their product. The fact that honest ...
by Barry
Tue May 28, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 6809
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Re: SNG Barratt User Group

Also sorry not to have the opportunity to meet up on Thursday. I hope your wife is better soon.
Best
Barry
by Barry
Tue May 28, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Garage / workshop
Replies: 52
Views: 3099
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Re: Garage / workshop

Hi Yves I can’t remember the last spec we used for a client. I always contact the Sika technical department; so do the same and ask them which will be the best product. It will be important to tell them the material you are applying the render to. I have had particular success applying a Sika produc...