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by RobThomas
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 83
Views: 2176

Re: Axle tramp

I fitted several extra clamps to the front half of the nasty Bull Motif rear springs and the tramp has completely gone. Still worked out cheaper than buying proper springs from Rossendale.
by RobThomas
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 23
Views: 492

Re: A bit cheeky

£6 Million in front of my office a short while ago.

One of the guys working here can recall when they took the last ones out of the storage hangars and crushed them up. I guess we could all be rich if we could work out what will be desirable in 50 years.
by RobThomas
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1100cc short block needed ?!
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: 1100cc short block needed ?!

I'm lloking for an earlier Vedette like this one.
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by RobThomas
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1100cc short block needed ?!
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: 1100cc short block needed ?!

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I have a rebuilt 950 Vedette short engine here, if you get stuck. New pistons/camshaft, lifters etc. Located near Cardiff.
by RobThomas
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bit cheeky
Replies: 23
Views: 492

Re: A bit cheeky

We totted up the bills for one of our cars and it hit £15,000 (Lowlight) and another one hit £7,000 (52 Saloon). That was with a professional respray and us doing everything else. Scary how the bills stack up when you start rebuilding SV engines and fitting leather interiors.
by RobThomas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil filter guide
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Oil filter guide

http://www.minimopar.net/oilfilters/ref ... ml#3500-08

Some interesting and useful info on the selection of filters.
by RobThomas
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 83
Views: 2176

Re: Axle tramp

Not the exhaust clanging against the crossmember or underside of the boot?
by RobThomas
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil Intercooler
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: oil Intercooler

Do you maybe have a collection of photos of your car, Phil? Always looks interesting whenever you show a pic of what you've done.

Curious about the Rose jointed rod near the cooler. Bracing??
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: oil Intercooler
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: oil Intercooler

It would be nice to find a source or manufacturer for the through-bolt thingy, too. I've a feeling that Scenic engine is used by Dacia. Do you happen to know if the through-bolt is the same thread as the Midget/Morris, Phil? Would be nice to make a device to heat drinking water via the oil heat exch...
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Wanted 1952 wing
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Wanted 1952 wing

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by RobThomas
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Wanted 1952 wing
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Wanted 1952 wing

Next couple of days alright? Up to my ears at the moment. Needs no welding, just a lot of rubbing down of scratched paint. No rust bubbles at the back end.
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

Ah, OK. That makes sense. I hadn't twigged that 1 spline by itself would do what you need. :D
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Wanted 1952 wing
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Wanted 1952 wing

How far from Cardiff are you? I have one here.
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

My idea to 'drop one spline and re-drill' was just a quick way to move the hole in the crossmember to gain that extra inch. If you only moved the rear arm enough to gain an extra inch without shifting by a spline then you'd probably just find the new hole 1/2 in and 1/2 out of the old hole. Hope thi...
by RobThomas
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 524

Re: Torsion Bar Adjuster Plate - Aghhhhh!!!!!

Just a thought, but could you move the rear arm down one spline and drill a new hole? Might be a quicker option. Not ideal but would be a quicker solution with less effort.
by RobThomas
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: MM/early s2 dash centre
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: MM/early s2 dash centre

On one of mine with the plain pins I have 3 little rubber grommets in the holes that grip the pins quite well. Easy to tug the panel off if I want to get to the wiring inside. Best system, IMHO.
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Manifold flanges
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Manifold flanges

Easier than snipping washers in half and trying to get them all in without one falling out and rolling under the car.

BTDT! :D
by RobThomas
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New engine blocks
Replies: 7
Views: 200

New engine blocks

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New 5-main blocks being made. A lot of work and a lot of expense, I guess.
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Wanted High Light MM front seat
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Wanted High Light MM front seat

Can't help but I have 2 almost brand new Newton Commercial-built red leather front seats for a 52-53. Brace yourself before you see the price Newton charge!
by RobThomas
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: 1952 series MM
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: 1952 series MM

Nah, I just cut the long bolts down and used thread lock to hold them in place, screwing them in to the right length. Ford 60 degree 7/16 nuts are perfect.