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by PeterCrespin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone explain 'FIA papers' please?
Replies: 6
Views: 147
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Re: Can someone explain 'FIA papers' please?

It isn’t a monocoque but a glassfibre skin over a ladder chassis identical to the Cobra kit chassis thry sell. Not one part is D spec and it has independent rear and saloon coil spring front. It cannot compete fairly as it is so different and more developed. Oh well, nothing a 100 Euro note pinned t...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone explain 'FIA papers' please?
Replies: 6
Views: 147
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Re: Can someone explain 'FIA papers' please?

I’d regard that as a scrutineering pass certificate and have never raced anywhere that a scrutineer would accept or care about what someone ekse said at a prior event. So assuming an FIA passport doesn’t gain anything in terms of scrutineering, which has to be repeated start-to-finish T each event, ...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can someone explain 'FIA papers' please?
Replies: 6
Views: 147
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Can someone explain 'FIA papers' please?

This car, like many others that I've seen, claims to have FIA papers: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1065387 I am confident that this very nice Realm not only has no race car components but is not even vaguely close to D-Type in spec, unless you count a wheel at each corner and a six-cylinder ...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Dual Fan Wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 322
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Re: Dual Fan Wiring

Will need to see if I can work out why your relay has 5 wires going to it and mine has 2. Will need to chase them back when the radiator is off. I suspect the only thing you actually need to work out Toby, is where to buy your workshop manual if your dad didn't get one during his ownership. As it h...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 553
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

Thank you Geoff for reminding me that the more I learn the less it appears I know! “Where has this chart been all my life?” No, wait, “Now I know why I spent forty years playing with air-cooled engines.”
by PeterCrespin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Ride Height
Replies: 9
Views: 262
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Re: Ride Height

basilruler1234 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:40 pm
...the chap said their springs were specifically for the roadster and fittings them to a FHC would put the car much too high.
Sounds a bit ‘iffy’ to me...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 553
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

Removing the upper washer allows the washer on the sprung valve to form a seal with the header tank. Removal of the washer also makes the cap easier to turn. The earlier photo of the two caps side by side shows that there is only one washer on the old cap. Yes and no Nick. The cap on the right was ...
by PeterCrespin
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped Exhaust flange thread. Can it be repaired with a Helicoil?
Replies: 6
Views: 198
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Re: Stripped Exhaust flange thread. Can it be repaired with a Helicoil?

It may not look great but it looks 'OK' If it's one of the oversize studs that has stripped then remember that to fit a helicoil you have to drill/tap larger again and there isn't a huge amount of meat on those corners (which may be even thinner from polishing). Cast iron is not very strong in tensi...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 213
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Re: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

Hi..both.....was there inhibitor/ antifreeze in your systems?......what type..?....Steve Hi Steve Don't really know. It wasn't clear water but I thought it more or less drained out because the radiator was leaking. I put the car away as soon as I got it home. It had been standing for about 25 years...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Insulation on exhaust hoses
Replies: 12
Views: 308
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Re: Insulation on exhaust hoses

Actually worse rust is reportedly one of the weaknesses. I read of someone (possibly a motorcyclist) who took the wrap off and found the exhausts rotted almost totally away up near the head at the first bend. His theory was something like the extra heat did it, or the moisture held in the wrap durin...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tab washer identification Salisbury 4HU stub axle?
Replies: 6
Views: 152
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Re: Tab washer identification Salisbury 4HU stub axle?

smokey_m14 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:20 pm
originally produced by intimo not current production :lol:
She says "Tell him he wouldn't have recessed nuts around his stud axle for long if I catch him wearing them.".

(She's a bit hard of hearing, as you can tell)
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 213
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Re: Coolant is crystalizing in bottom of radiator hoses

SNAP!

Here's my TOTALLY SEIZED crystallized V12 waterpump after three years parked in the garage with a dud radiator.

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by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuses - continuous and blow amp values
Replies: 8
Views: 3178
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Re: Fuses - continuous and blow amp values

‘Rutuja’ simply rephrases the posts of others using improbably contorted ornamental language with zero original input. This is clearly some asinine troll game he enjoys.

Today it is Chris Storey’s post above from 26 Jan and yesterday it was Julian’s tach post from March 5th.
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tab washer identification Salisbury 4HU stub axle?
Replies: 6
Views: 152
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Re: Tab washer identification Salisbury 4HU stub axle?

smokey_m14 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Should I just reuse it and bend another tab up? :shrug:
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No idea on the tab washer but my wife wants to know where you got the delish pineapple yoga pants...
by PeterCrespin
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Insulation on exhaust hoses
Replies: 12
Views: 308
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Re: Insulation on exhaust hoses

Exhaust wrap is an excellent way of cutting down underbonnet and cabin heat - especially with six long pipes. It is also a fractionally effective tuning aid in that hot exhaust is less dense and the longer you can keep it hot the easier it is to expel - again particularly useful on multi branch head...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Throttle linkage
Replies: 10
Views: 270
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Re: Throttle linkage

Correct Simon, although an over-carpeted floor can limit fully-open too...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG
Replies: 9
Views: 330
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Re: Mangoletsi ITG Air Filter from SNG

288gto wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:52 pm

“...if...staff were actually aware of that... when questioned.”
“Are you now or, have you ever been, a member of...” the police, Simon? :drinkingcheers:
by PeterCrespin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo assistance for the clutch ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1609
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Re: Servo assistance for the clutch ?

I'd never even heard of a clutch servo. The stuff you learn on forums...
by PeterCrespin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 553
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

No, but thanks for trying. I managed to upload the short and long neck radiator cap image below. Short one on the right did not seal at base of neck (see no impression on sealing rubber). https://i.postimg.cc/rFGKWqrY/IMGP2612.jpg You never stop learning in this game. I found out the other day there...
by PeterCrespin
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: 4lb radiator cap
Replies: 13
Views: 553
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Re: 4lb radiator cap

I went into this about a year ago when Angus's silver FHC had the exact same problem in my custody. Steve will know where the thread is.
I've tried loading a pic but can't see it.