Search found 476 matches

by richard btype
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: SNG Barratt User Group
Replies: 88
Views: 6879
Great Britain

Re: SNG Barratt User Group

If the number has not been reached please count me in. Richard Baxter - series 1 FHC I agree with these comments: I am very critical of the quality of aftermarket parts because, in my view, it shouldn't take any more effort to get it right than to turn out sub standard parts that customers then have...
by richard btype
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 140 FPX
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Great Britain

140 FPX

Might anyone know the chassis number of 140 FPX - apparantly a car from the first 15 but cannot find anything on Etype data....
by richard btype
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 16" Wheels?
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Great Britain

Re: 16" Wheels?

That is a shame - I notice Dunlop produce a road legal Dunlop R5 but only in 16"...
by richard btype
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: New member/ pics of my 1962 Series 1 FHC
Replies: 8
Views: 1523
Great Britain

Re: New member/ pics of my 1962 Series 1 FHC

I do believe the AR part of your reg no shows the car was registered in Hertfordshire - and if so has not travelled too far! Very nice to see it has been in the family for a good time..
by richard btype
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 16" Wheels?
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Great Britain

16" Wheels?

Just taking a look at the XK data site and it mentions that 860005 was fitted by the factory with 16" wheels - has anybody heard of E fitted with 16's and what difference would they make to gearing and handling I wonder? see below: This car was professionally restored with total disassembly of every...
by richard btype
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: My new OTS
Replies: 23
Views: 3277
Great Britain

Re: My new OTS

Tim

I imported a car from New Zealand (Mini not etype) and discovered in the last few days that there is a web site that monitors the ship during its journey. Then of course I could not stop observing the progress - quite interesting!

Merry Xmas!
by richard btype
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us
Replies: 34
Views: 3685
Great Britain

Re: Govt. electric car plans - effect on us

The thing that is always missing from this kind of debate is the real cost of providing electricity as the energy source. Presently the cost of supply and dispensing appears cheap, at one time so did diesel... :shock: I would like to see a properly costed debate; the power stations, the chemicals re...
by richard btype
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Parts Suppliers - SNG vs DMG vs Martin Robey
Replies: 28
Views: 5463
Great Britain

Re: Parts Suppliers - SNG vs DMG vs Martin Robey

Yes, me! Am very envious! David I have a beautiful new and never 'read' CD with all the bulletins, problem is - despite concentrated effort by myself and far greater talent roped in for the purpose have never been able to get it to reveal its secrets! Tried to get the supplier to swap, supply a rep...
by richard btype
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tyres in South Africa?
Replies: 27
Views: 4310
Great Britain

Re: Tyres in South Africa?

On reading this thread it reminded me of my experience of having the Vredensteins back in 2012/13 which I reported and can be found on a search: "and is fitted with the Semperit radials but my goodness it was a wide eyed experience where I have to admit I drove like a fearful thing. I could not brin...
by richard btype
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Matching numbers on engine block
Replies: 5
Views: 1277
Great Britain

Re: Matching numbers on engine block

288gto wrote:And a bit of interesting trivia..

The engine number is also stamped on the crankshaft and the flywheel.

Simon
Great piece of trivia! :thankyouyellow:
by richard btype
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Longest owned ... just a bit fun
Replies: 25
Views: 4550
Great Britain

Re: Longest owned ... just a bit fun

The question is how long you have had your vehicle or longest continuous ownership - not when you first bought one :police: so you old fellas who bought one in the 60s and sold it on, that does not count :bigrin: I bought mine at the end of 82 and I still have it - it doesn't work - the engine does...
by richard btype
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Restoration makes the Telegraph
Replies: 32
Views: 5906
Great Britain

Re: Restoration makes the Telegraph

Both cars were down at Coys. The CMC #15 is not in an upcoming auction but was in the showroom. I didn't ask if it was for sale. It isn't in their stock list or auction list. The stpallas flat floor car (#876343), restored in Split, didn't sell at the last auction and was sitting also in the showro...
by richard btype
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Lucas Switch Repair tip
Replies: 4
Views: 1040
Great Britain

Re: Lucas Switch Repair tip

Great lateral thinking!

Could you have a go with my Lucas 2SJ windscreen jet!! :banghead:
by richard btype
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Kenlowe fan and dynamo?
Replies: 19
Views: 2895
Great Britain

Re: Kenlowe fan and dynamo?

David

The radio is c - - p anyway, will probably get the innards changed for better sound and tuning - looks nice and period!
by richard btype
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear selection problems when hot – Moss box
Replies: 7
Views: 1182
Great Britain

Re: Gear selection problems when hot – Moss box

Julian

That must have been a very hot journey indeed (Caterham) thanks for heads up on hole punches!
by richard btype
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gear selection problems when hot – Moss box
Replies: 7
Views: 1182
Great Britain

Re: Gear selection problems when hot – Moss box

Phil I've noticed the same kind of response in very hot weather (SAE30) in my moss box. Have tended to assume the heat has thinned the oil. The engine also tends to run less comfortably - with both restored to good health once it cools down for example driving in the evening on the same day... Incre...
by richard btype
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Kenlowe fan and dynamo?
Replies: 19
Views: 2895
Great Britain

Re: Kenlowe fan and dynamo?

Delighted with my dynamo and the cool cat fan (purchased from Ken Verity) along with the upgraded heater fan. Also have one of the 500T radiomobile devices with the separate amplifier said to be a real battery drainer - story goes that one pulled off the road into a quite spot in the woods for a 'pl...
by richard btype
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Unpleasant Sound
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Great Britain

Unpleasant Sound

I experienced an unpleasant speed related whirring sound from what seemed to be eminating from close to the gearbox/propshaft, and could not for the life of me work out what it could possibly be - it was not a mechanical sound and all worked as it should, but with it driving me mad was about to remo...
by richard btype
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Luggage Rail Chrome Strips
Replies: 12
Views: 1988
Great Britain

Re: Luggage Rail Chrome Strips

True to their word Doidge very kindly sent me through 30 odd pieces which fit perfectly and are zinc coated. However have also ordered the copper items from angloparts. Yves would it be possible to advise the dimensions of the washers you used? Now I have to craft some tools, it will need a sharp pu...
by richard btype
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Cadmium Plating
Replies: 7
Views: 2348
Great Britain

Re: Cadmium Plating

Amazing to see how readily available the plating can be in India (thank you David) need to consider the consequences of secure shipping but will hold this as a possibility. I appreciate there are lots of electro chemical processes available to replace Cad, but my experience with Zinc/yellow passivat...