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by Robbiee
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Brakes upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: Brakes upgrade

Hi Chaps
I have alloy copper craft with vented discs on front but kept the rear original on my Coupe....stops beautifully
On my early RHD OTS I’m keeping everything as factory...seems the right thing to do.
I leave a good gap between me and the car in front!
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear hub carrier - colour?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Rear hub carrier - colour?

I’m doing my second IRS at present
Bead blast them and that’s all
Lacquering is ok BUT can yellow over time

Just leave them natural

I just give mine a clean with some brake cleaning spray and s cloth when I remove the wheels for any reason

Robbie
by Robbiee
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Shock absorber colour

Hi Jeremy
Haha...you’re correct..I’ve checked out the score
That bar to bar time sig change gives it a certain urgency!

Thanks for the photo...I’ll get my paint man to match it

Where did you find the decals?
Robbie
by Robbiee
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: bonnet handle right position ?
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: bonnet handle right position ?

Looks correct to me
Robbie
by Robbiee
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Shock absorber colour

Hi Jeremy
Thanks I’ll check it out

My understanding, correct me if I’m wrong, is that the Ron Goodwin theme had a rhythm to match the title
Namely:
123456, 123, 123

Robbie
by Robbiee
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Shock absorber colour
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Shock absorber colour

Hi all
Anyone help me with the correct colour for early shock absorbers ?
I believe a kind of blue/grey is correct for a S1 early 1962
Possibly airforce grey/blue?
Thanks
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 1364

Re: E Type equals what other classic

My ‘62 FHC is achingly beautiful to drive and look at. I’ve had my ‘64 mk 2 midget for 26 years (rebuild 7 years ago)and just can’t part with it ...such fun to drive on little English lanes. My ‘59 MGA (my first rebuild project) in Iris blue is so evocative of the 50s XKs and underpowered compared w...
by Robbiee
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Handbrake pivot bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Handbrake pivot bolt

Hi I have exactly the same pivot from my ‘62 OTS I have recently rebuilt it You have removed the circlip correctly Apply some penetrating oil The pivot pin should knock out using a drift/hammer OR You could try a press OR a bench vice with the help of some socket heads of various sizes. Trust me, it...
by Robbiee
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: E Type equals what other classic
Replies: 28
Views: 1364

Re: E Type equals what other classic

Early 912 for me
by Robbiee
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Chrome dashboard gauge surrounds/rings

Why???
by Robbiee
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: This does not feel right
Replies: 21
Views: 1263

Re: This does not feel right

Hi Paul
Welcome
Lovely car
BTW it’s Prostate not Prostrate😂
One little letter makes all the difference...don’t you just love the English language?
BW
Robbie
by Robbiee
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crimbo pressie idea?
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Crimbo pressie idea?

Well if we’re getting picky then the exhaust tail pipe is wrong 😂😂😂😂 it’s a 4.2 one
But what other answers would you expect from us lot

Looks very nice though
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

Hi Friends
David Lonsdale kindly cut another couple of thread circumferences into my throttle body and it’s now perfect
He’s no longer working at rebuilding carbs commercially but he very kindly helped me out
He will give advice over the phone
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Looking at a Series 1 LHD car - Car Number

Hi Tony Looks like a really genuine car Frames and ID plates can be restamped However the body number( E5497 on yours ) can often be found handwritten in various places and can reassure you as the the identity. It’s also quite fun to find something that the foreman in the factory has handwritten 50 ...
by Robbiee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: out on the open road
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: out on the open road

Thanks
Good job
Enjoy

Just building my Triple SUs up for my 62 OTS resto
😊
by Robbiee
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: out on the open road
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: out on the open road

I drive mine to work!😊
Which model/engine Darren?
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

Hi Jerry
My mistake..sorry
Actually the threads are all fine it’s probably the focus on the photo
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

Thanks Stuart
Actually the thread is fine. It’s just not deep enough at 7mm
It should go to 8.5 mm at least ...as do the threads in the other two
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: SU Carb jet locking nut

Thanks Steve
I’ve done just that, although he’s retired from rebuilds he still has the correct taps and, following receipt of my photos, he will advise on the best plan...probably sending him the offending body for cutting of a slightly deeper thread!
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: SU Carb jet locking nut
Replies: 8
Views: 391

SU Carb jet locking nut

Hi all I’m rebuilding my triple HD8s and am trying to tighten the jet housing with the locking nut on the middle carb body. I find that whilst i am able to fully tighten the nut it leaves the jet housing wobbly On the other two carbs the nuts tighten the jethousings easily I then noticed that the pr...