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by Steve Phillips
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Series 2 rear screen pitting and edge nibbling.....
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Series 2 rear screen pitting and edge nibbling.....

From your picture and explanation I suspect the marks are from the careless use of an angle grinder or possibly spits from a welder, both will easily leave 1000s of tiny pieces of grinding dust or weld splatter embedded in glass. Unfortunately both are very hard to remove although a razor blade scra...
by Steve Phillips
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: John Beardmors's Fiat TC van for sale on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: John Beardmors's Fiat TC van for sale on ebay

THanks Phil...

yup rushing I forgot to put the ebay link up.. its true what the wife says men really cant multi task.... well at least this one can't..

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: John Beardmors's Fiat TC van for sale on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 416

John Beardmors's Fiat TC van for sale on ebay

Tripped over this last night, It was built by John Beardmore some years ago, there is a build thread on http://www.beardmorebros.co.uk/ the colour has changed, as have the wheels and the rear wheel arches, but the quality of the origional build will be excellent as always. just incase anyone is look...
by Steve Phillips
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: steering rack set up
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: steering rack set up

Simplest method I know is position the rack roughly in the centre position, its easiest if the boots are not fitted because you can see that the rack is roughly centered, but if they are then push it all the way away from you (from under the arch) take a measurement the pull it all the way towards y...
by Steve Phillips
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 16
Views: 547

Re: Spark Plugs

I gave up using champion plugs many years ago as I kept getting poor results from them, I found they suffered from premature failure and often poor performance generally, where as NGK are generally fit and forget, I don't often use bosch plugs but have nothing against them, however Denso have given ...
by Steve Phillips
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wing Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Wing Mirrors

Classic vw beetle doors mirrors fit well, yes really.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-VW-Beetle-Aircooled-T1-Door-Mirror-/203137494291 (this was just the first one I found) but they are available from lots of suppliers new around the world, They will easily bolt through the small triangle sect...
by Steve Phillips
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wheel identity
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: wheel identity

Here you go,

https://wellerwheels.com/products/austin-a40-a35

13" same as on the blue pickup with 14 holes in same as the blue pickup, and on a 4" stud pattern, it appears they have just had the 3 buttons added to each wheel for the hub caps.

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 585

Re: Fitting failure of water temp sensor adaptor - what went wrong?

often you will find that adaptors are machined with an undercut just under the head, often this will be down to the core size of the thread and looking at your picture the diameter where the PTFE tape is does look reduced. If this is the case then this is a weak point on the adaptor as you have unfo...
by Steve Phillips
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wheel identity
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: wheel identity

Sorry but I don't know what the wheels are from but expanding the rear wheel picture it shows as a 175 - 13" and looking at the dish on it I would think possibly the rims been widened to suit, or had the rims reversed. Regards stud patten, as we know Marina hubs came in 3 3/4" pcd and 4 1/2" pcd and...
by Steve Phillips
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Carpet supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 1159

Re: Carpet supplier

For carpet off the roll you could talk to William Marston (Birmingham) or boyriven.
Or Google vehiicle upholstery suppliers.

But do remember that most suppliers will sell from cheap to expensive carpets and with upholstery and carpet you really do get what you pay for.

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather set up for a late 1098 engine
Replies: 35
Views: 1322

Re: Breather set up for a late 1098 engine

Doh lockdown should read kickdown, gotta love auto correct.....
by Steve Phillips
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Breather set up for a late 1098 engine
Replies: 35
Views: 1322

Re: Breather set up for a late 1098 engine

From memory the long slotted lever and white nylon piece are for the lockdown function of your auto box.

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Other
Topic: traveller petrol pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: traveller petrol pipe

Why not get your original tank welded?

Not a joke tanks can be welded safely, (IF YOU KNOW WAT YOUR DOING)
I don’t suggest you hit it with a mig welder unless it’s been emptied and de-fumed,
But I have welded several tanks over the years without any problems,

Just a thought

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traveller side window finger pulls
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: Traveller side window finger pulls

The products in question here are PU adhesive's "polyurothane" there are dozens of brands available although many are made by the same company but branded differently, over the years I've found that most are as good as each other regardless of brand if they are not being used in high stress or high ...
by Steve Phillips
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Scuttle panels (interior trim)
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Re: Scuttle panels (interior trim)

Hi Fit the kick panel without the door edging / draught excluder fitted and the flap just loose, Once the panel is located and fitted correctly flap the flap around the door post edge and Mark it top and bottom a little short so you won't see the flap once the door edging is fitted, Mark a straight ...
by Steve Phillips
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ESM Hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Re: ESM Hubs

In the good old days....... We would pitch 4 new stud holes in our original marina hubs to convert them from 3 3/4" pcd to 4" pcd or 4 1/4" pcd so if the esm hubs are cast exactly the same as the OE marina hubs it should be possible, All you need are marina appropriate studs (have a look at grayston...
by Steve Phillips
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake light switch diameter
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Brake light switch diameter

I believe it's 1/8" BSP (British standard pipe) although I'm always open to be corrected,
by Steve Phillips
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Indicator/hazard light wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 1053

Re: Indicator/hazard light wiring

Yes you are joining both circuits through the tell-tale bulb, using a one way diode in each feed will stop your problem, just remember to get the diodes the right way round...
by Steve Phillips
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glove box lid thread
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Glove box lid thread

I think youll find they were origionally 2BA, but if you need nuts and screws then you could use 5mm, easier to get hold of and virtually the same size, dont forget some form C washers (bigger outside diameter than std washers) if the holes are slotted as the screws may try to pull into the slots wi...
by Steve Phillips
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Light blue vinyl
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Light blue vinyl

You could do worse than speak to one of these companies, Both sell vinyl by the meter, and will post goods out. Most vinyl is 56"wide so you can get a lot of parts from a meter piece, They supply just about everything you would need upholstery wise including sponge of varying thicknesses to go under...