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by Robbiee
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Correct length of IRS lower control arm for S1
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Correct length of IRS lower control arm for S1

Hi
That is the correct length
Have you considered whether the drive shafts are too short?
I believe that they come in different lengths
Mine are the early tubular ones so I’m not sure if that would help
Have you got the correct brake discs fitted?
by Robbiee
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1343

Re: Painted wheels???

You’re not out of step
I think both have their merits
I kind of like a bit of understatement on the early cars
The painted should look particularly good as I’ve gone to the bother of rechroming the original spinners...it kind of sets them off😊
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1343

Re: Painted wheels???

Yes..I must say I have never seen a car that looks good with black wheels, old or new!😂
by Robbiee
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1343

Re: Painted wheels???

Well ...that was a great bunch of sincere opinions thanks everyone
I think I’m kind of persuaded by the painted looks so right on earlier 3.8s...should set off my rechromed spinners perfectly
Thanks
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1343

Re: Painted wheels???

Thanks chaps. I think painted would be more period and be good with the dark green even though opalescent David (and significantly cheaper😂)!
Robbie
by Robbiee
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2719

Re: Chassis 850062

Is it me or does the engine number on the head looks smaller font than it should? Maybe it’s just the angle?
It should be about 5/16th inch I believe...correct me if I’m wrong
by Robbiee
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Painted wheels???
Replies: 31
Views: 1343

Painted wheels???

Ok chaps
Trying to decide whether to have chrome/stainless steel OR painted Wires for my ‘62 OTS resto.

Car is opalescent dark green.

I’m kind of feeling that painted would be appropriate and less overstated than chrome??

Views please???
by Robbiee
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2719

Re: Chassis 850062

Interesting! I think that did happen to a few! It’s certainly a useful little number! I think it’s always best to be candid about the history when buying/selling. We’re a bit like this in medicine(my trade). Always tell the patient what has happened and what you have done to correct it ...so much be...
by Robbiee
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2719

Re: chassis 62

This is all interesting They have at least made the car look good The head number stamping does look a bit wrong ! When it comes to identification of a car it seems the only thing that is almost impossible to “forge” is the handwritten body number. My ‘62 RHD OTS had an obliterated chassis number du...
by Robbiee
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chassis 850062
Replies: 67
Views: 2719

Re: chassis 62

Just by the way...what colour should the bracket for the clutch/break reservoir bottles be?
The one here looks like dove grey possibly
My original one(March ‘62) has black paint
Robbie
by Robbiee
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Refurbished spinners

Heuer wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:52 pm
Well done Robbie, great to see someone is doing it properly. I know £250 seems a lot compared to a new set for half the price but the benefits are enormous.
David
I think so
X4 new ones from sngb are £192...so £10ish on top of that for rechromed originals is pretty cheap!
Robbie
by Robbiee
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Refurbished spinners

rswaffie wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:31 pm
If it’s a 3.8, I look for the white studs on the cable strapping and a blue plug for the washer bottle lid!
Agreed ...although I understand the blue plug was only on the very early ones??
by Robbiee
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Refurbished spinners

Yup Mine are AB pressings
Funny ..it’s the first thing I look for when a “concours” resto is advertised at a crazy price!!
I chose Derby Plating vas they are down the road and phenomenal quality
by Robbiee
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Refurbished spinners

Hi Richard £240 including VAT for the lot! This includes them getting rid of the bashed/bent edges! They can also recut the small writing for a little extra but mine were ok. A new set from SNGB are £190 plus including VAT...very pretty BUT .. writing and arrows not the same, not sure of material/we...
by Robbiee
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Refurbished spinners
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Refurbished spinners

Just got my original spinners back from Derby Plating ...I cant quite believe that they are the bashed/worn/ corroded ones I left them with 3 weeks ago! They’ve dressed the dents out and you can also still see the early writing 😊 Before and after shots https://i.postimg.cc/PfDCFsmz/AA1-CD170-D981-44...
by Robbiee
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

Re: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007

Interesting ...your clip dimensions are exactly the same as C16963 that I obtained from SNGB !(the shorter of the two water pipe clips) see photos. I have the original water pipe clip which I’ve had re zinc plated ...so plan is to use the C16963 as a replacement for the C19007 ..also I’ll get it pla...
by Robbiee
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

Re: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007

Harold
I’ll PM you for a copy of the diagram if that’s ok?
Robbie
by Robbiee
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

Re: Breather pipe Clip on lnlet Manifold Stud C19007

Hi Harold
That would be much appreciated...with dimensions please?
Many thanks
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: v. late 3.8's
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: v. late 3.8's

I have a dot pattern on my March ‘62 OTS which is original.
Robbie
by Robbiee
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Front suspension

Your picture shows a couple of brackets, maybe related to fitting brake calipers ? I’ve not seen them before and certainly not on either of my S1 cars. They’re the ones I’ve highlighted on your photo Can you enlighten me please? Regards Robbie https://i.postimg.cc/wjRZJZDL/B456-AA8-F-9-F27-4-E4-B-A3...