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by abowie
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wires & tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Australia

Re: Wires & tyres

I have 6.5" rims on one of my cars. No trouble with the spare fitting with 205/65/15 tyre.
by abowie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: FHC Luggage mat doubt
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Australia

Re: FHC Luggage mat doubt

I have not seen that before.
by abowie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Not a dizzy anymore
Replies: 3
Views: 111
Australia

Re: Not a dizzy anymore

Now that is a clever idea!
by abowie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Out to buy a Miata !
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Australia

Re: Out to buy a Miata !

They are an excellent car.
by abowie
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wires & tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Australia

Re: Wires & tyres

Original rims are 15"x5". Your current tyres will fit them fine. Some prefer a 6" or even 6.5" rim; again your tyres will fit them as well. Obviously you want curly hubs. There are a couple of choices with spoke patterns; original and triple laced. Again it is mostly a question of personal choice. S...
by abowie
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Australia

Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

The bench can just be moved by 2 strong men. So maybe 100kg? This is a commercially available mill stand. It's made of 3mm steel and weighs 50kg. The slots in the bottom are for fitting adjustable feet to level it. https://i.postimg.cc/q756X5fP/Main.jpg What I have is bigger heavier and as rigid. I ...
by abowie
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Which connector is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Australia

Re: Which connector is this?

MLBS3V12 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:23 am
abowie wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:20 am
AutoSparks sell them at an extortionate price.
Autosparks replies me that they do not have this connetor.
I have certainly bought them with AutoSparks looms in the past. Perhaps try SNGB or XKS Unlimited; you need an Otter Switch Connector.
by abowie
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Australia

Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

Progress.

3 axis DRO kit to install.
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X axis installed.
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X axis power feed installed.
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Next! Y axis DRO. This is the tricky one. Watch this space!
by abowie
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Which connector is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Australia

Re: Which connector is this?

AutoSparks sell them at an extortionate price.
by abowie
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Australia

Re: Now THAT is a workbench.

Aha! The 1.5mm galv sheet covers a 40mm thick hardwood top. The frame is 1/8" slotted angle and I have reinforced it with 2" x 3" x 1/8" tube underneath. I have tack welded all of the angle pieces to reinforce the bolts. I think it will probably do the job but if not I'll build a more robust stand f...
by abowie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Australia

Re: From 4 to 5 Speed , but Which one ?

I've got a Medatronics JT5 box and a 3.54 diff in my 3.8. Because of our policing in Australia I don't ever go over 110kph in the car and to be honest I rarely use 5th at all. I have 2 other cars with 3.07 diffs and all synchro boxes and have sold a third, and to be honest they are all fine to my ta...
by abowie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Now THAT is a workbench.
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Australia

Now THAT is a workbench.

Spent the weekend renovating my Grandpa's old workbench. He built it in the mid 1930's out of slotted angle iron and it was held together with Whitworth hardware. Trued it up, welded in some supports for a toolbox and a few storage crates, a coat of paint and a shiny new galvanised top. I plan to mo...
by abowie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello and a resto thread
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Australia

Re: Hello and a resto thread

Welcome! MY first resto was a Bugeye. I bought it before I had a driver's licence.

40 years on I still reckon if you gave me a bucket of mixed car parts I could pick out the Bugeye bits.
by abowie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers
Replies: 16
Views: 2612
Australia

Re: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers

Ah I see now. I got confused by all those numbers...
by abowie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers
Replies: 16
Views: 2612
Australia

Re: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers

How many of them had the closed headlights?
by abowie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What front oil seal leak ???
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Australia

Re: What front oil seal leak ???

Personally I've had nothing but trouble with the Teflon lip seals leaking although I'm the first to say that it might just be me. Last couple of engines I've done I've put on the rubber ones and so far no leaks. Given that most cars in the world use them I'm hoping that they'll be OK. You can replac...
by abowie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Two Black Cables 3.8 Roadster
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Australia

Re: Two Black Cables 3.8 Roadster

There's a separate 2 wire loom that provides power to the fan and attaches there.
by abowie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers
Replies: 16
Views: 2612
Australia

Re: Question about a 1.5 model and headlight covers

Prepared to be corrected, but IIRC the numbers of the "S 1.25" closed headlight cars were very small; maybe half a dozen or so.
by abowie
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Australia

Re: Engine Rebuild or not?

PeterCrespin wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:24 am

I would not use a half-inch drift unless it was a 5/&” core plug.
Each to their own Peter. It's not astrophysics.
by abowie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Rebuild or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Australia

Re: Engine Rebuild or not?

Is oil consumption a reliable way of gauging how worn an engine is ? Mine has 90 k on the clock but doesn`t seem to use much oil. Oil gets consumed if it goes past the rings or the valve stem seals, or out the breather pipe, so yes. It doesn't get consumed if the bearings are worn though, so no. Th...