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by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Adhesive for Koolmat
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Adhesive for Koolmat

Hello,

I have some pre cut Koolmat for my FHC. Sadly, it did not come with any adhesive, and the brand recommended is proving difficult to source. Can anyone suggest another adhesive to fix the Koolmat to the car ( ie not the grey side which faces up )

Thanks,

Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trickle charger, yes or no
Replies: 6
Views: 2793

Trickle charger, yes or no

Dear all,

I have historically used a trickle charger mainly when the car is locked up for most of winter. Recently a friend of mine suggested that they should be avoided if possible. I am minded to carry on using one, but would welcome comments.

Regards,

Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Edis megajolt " trigger-wheels.com"
Replies: 32
Views: 9447

That's a good question from Steve, and one I would have asked. So looking forward to a view with anticipation.

Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Edis megajolt " trigger-wheels.com"
Replies: 32
Views: 9447

Thanks Martin, I have no doubt that the product which you will be selling will be first class. Unfortunately, I had read somewhere else that it would be significantly less expensive than this. I suppose it is about managing expectations, not only technical, but financial too. I may yet change my min...
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Edis megajolt " trigger-wheels.com"
Replies: 32
Views: 9447

Thanks Steve,

Much appreciated, as at ?1,095 plus VAT is somewhat expensive.

Regards,

Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Series 2 wiper motor into a series 1
Replies: 7
Views: 10036

Series 2 wiper motor into a series 1

Dear all,

I am considering putting a series 2 wiper motor into my series 1, as I am told that it is a better product. I am not concerned about originality, as my car has a multitude of upgrades.

Regards,

Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Edis megajolt " trigger-wheels.com"
Replies: 32
Views: 9447

Dear John and David, Thanks to both of you, particularly John for his detailed response. I find the forum to be really helpful, and you have both just confirmed why! The chap who is restoring my car is the sort of person who can put his hand to anything, so I will have a chat with him. Regards, Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Edis megajolt " trigger-wheels.com"
Replies: 32
Views: 9447

Edis megajolt " trigger-wheels.com"

Dear all, As Ray is no longer supplying, after some searching I found a similar product at trigger-wheels.com. Does any one have any experience with this product. It reads well, and Chris who has responded very promptly to my emails says that all of his customers are very happy with the product, bet...
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi throttle upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Mangoletsi throttle upgrade

Dear all,

I have read the posts re safety. But my question is, "does the system give extra legroom when fitted"

Regards,

Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Neoprene cam cover gaskets
Replies: 0
Views: 1051

Neoprene cam cover gaskets

Dear all,

Can someone kindly advise me where I can buy these, for a series 1.

Thanks,

Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnet fastening strip meets headlight chrome
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Bonnet fastening strip meets headlight chrome

Dear all,

Should the chrome headlight surround fit over the bonnet fastening strip, if so it leaves a significant gap, or should the fastening strip butt with the chrome surround, which would eliminate the gap.

Thanks in advance,

Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gold / pumpkin coloured cylinder head
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Gold / pumpkin coloured cylinder head

Dear all,

Does anyone have the colour code for the paint which the cylinder heads were painted, sort of gold / pumpkin colour.

Thanks and regards,

Guy
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Electrically assisted power steering
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Electrically assisted power steering

Dear All, I am restoring a series 1 FHC, 4.2 L. It will have a fast road engine, and a number of other modifications, including a 5 speed box. I would like to hear anyones views on upgrading the steering to power assisted. I have trawled through the technical forum and can't find anything, This foru...
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: triple webbers for series one 4.2 L FHC
Replies: 15
Views: 8418

triple webbers for series one 4.2 L FHC

Dear all, As part of my restoration, I have been advised to add these for my fast road engine rebuild, along with long bore manifold. However, I have been warned that webbers = petrol smell in the car ( I have a FHC ). Any views on this? Extra fuel consumption I can live with but this bit about fuel...
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: New tyres and rims
Replies: 17
Views: 5015

New tyres and rims

Dear all, The forum is proving to be really useful with my restoration project - series one 4.2 L 1965 FHC. I have ordered a new frame from e fabs. The next issue is tyre size and rim, as I wish to replace the originals, with something larger, maybe 6 inc, but would welcome some feedback from those ...
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dent in A frame, repair or replace?
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

dent in A frame, repair or replace?

Dear all, Car almost stripped down. As we do so, we find minor issues. The latest is that one of the A frames has got a slight dent in it. How does one repair this, considering the steel grade is no longer available. Can anyone recommend a company that might have the right jigs etc to carry out a re...
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: acid stripping paintwork
Replies: 21
Views: 4662

acid stripping and colour dark blue

many thanks to those who answered, really helpful
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: acid stripping paintwork
Replies: 21
Views: 4662

acid stripping paintwork

Dear all, My IT skills are rubbish, so you may have received this already. The series one FHC I am restoring will be ready for having the paint removed in about 2 weeks. Much debate in the workshop and pub about acid stripping vas sand blasting. My lead restorer is worried that the acid route would ...
by guyjohnwood@aol.com
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: restoration of series I 4.2l FHC
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

restoration of series I 4.2l FHC

Hello,

I begin this in the New Year, when the car arrives from North America. Can someone recommend a "restorers bible" and also what colour trim to go with dark blue.

Thanks

Guy