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by plastic_orange
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discovery channel
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Discovery channel

Quite interesting to see an American show work on a UK classic car. Sadly, Misfit garage doesn't work to the highest standard of the likes of Chip Foose or Dave Kindig, so hopefully it will turn out ok. Still, they've saved another one that was destined for oblivion, and if it fosters the imaginatio...
by plastic_orange
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Wheel spacers to change PCD. Good idea or bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Wheel spacers to change PCD. Good idea or bad?

These adaptor spacers are quality items and I wouldn't have a problem using them, but they do move the wheel out, but if using more modern wheels which have more backspace, then you will have to carefully measure to prevent wheelarch/ suspension upright fouling. I have a pair (same style) on the rea...
by plastic_orange
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Wheel spacers to change PCD. Good idea or bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Wheel spacers to change PCD. Good idea or bad?

Just change stud pattern to 100mm pcd. Any good machine shop can do this for you. My brother has just done the exact same thing on a minor rear axle on a trike - got original holes welded on hubs, then got new holes drilled at 100mm, and just filed drums and half shafts to suit (not much needed). He...
by plastic_orange
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Thinking about selling
Replies: 19
Views: 6067

Re: Thinking about selling

I think a friend of mine may have bought this. He was probably the first guy to fit a Fiat TC in a Minor and co built Astral Traveller. I'll be able to confirm soon.

Pete
by plastic_orange
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: Introduction

Check out the other side for some ideas: http://www.morrisminorowners.co.uk/index.php?sid=ff962ae9c7f4067b4f27acc0cb337914 There may be a guy selling a high specced zetec minor - built by retro cars I think at a not inconsiderable cost - huge saving to be made. I'm not sure how to get in touch, but ...
by plastic_orange
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Nice V8 Hot Rod minor on Ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: Nice V8 Hot Rod minor on Ebay

It's getting harder to be different these days. I looked at a 1949 Packard coupe a few weeks ago, but decided it wasn't for me, just too barge like. I've a notion for a Rover P4, but will wait till spring to see whats out there - wife doesn't like them though as we had one back in 1976 and she said ...
by plastic_orange
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Wiper details for a split screen
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Wiper details for a split screen

Hi, they are 9 inches.

Pete
by plastic_orange
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: Nice V8 Hot Rod minor on Ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: Nice V8 Hot Rod minor on Ebay

A friend (American living here) has just sold his mustang - after 2 weeks of ownership. He described it as a slightly faster Ford Escort (he wasn't complimentary), so he's back to a Dodge Ram again. To be fair, the Mustang convertible (4.6 V8) was in very good nick and he sold it immediately he plac...
by plastic_orange
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Wiper details for a split screen
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: Wiper details for a split screen

My wiper blades are 8 inches long on my split screen.

Pete
by plastic_orange
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)
Replies: 72
Views: 13769

Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

No, I'd thought perhaps a coil mounted on a Wolseley drum.

Pete
by plastic_orange
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)
Replies: 72
Views: 13769

Re: Vale: Roy Allingham (BMCecosse)

A trophy named after him would be nice gesture.

Pete
by plastic_orange
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Where's Roy?
Replies: 76
Views: 15712

Re: Where's Roy?

RIP Roy, I'll miss your words of wisdom and great banter. Your sense of fun was much appreciated and you'll be sorely missed on the forums. My thoughts are with your family and may they take comfort that you were held in such high regard by all.

PO
by plastic_orange
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Window Runner Felt
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: Window Runner Felt

ESM - 2 thicknesses depending on glass used.

Pete
by plastic_orange
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Front screen glass spec
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: Front screen glass spec

I've only fitted toughened glass to split screens as the laminated glass doesn't take kindly to being forced and prodded in order to fit. Replacement glass was 6mm thick as opposed to 5mm original though, so was an even tighter fit :D

Pete
by plastic_orange
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New MOT Rules?
Replies: 26
Views: 5360

Re: New MOT Rules?

Consensus on most responses I've seen is that the historic vehicle owner does not wish MOT exemptions for any vehicle, and that this consultation is not needed or indeed wanted. Just typical EU and our government meddling (again) when there are bigger problems facing the country. Neither did folk as...
by plastic_orange
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vehicle Theft
Replies: 19
Views: 3143

Re: Vehicle Theft

Smartwater has been used on motorbikes for years - possibly a similar concept.

https://shop.smartwater.com/

Pete
by plastic_orange
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Robin Thomasson
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: Robin Thomasson

E mail sent, so fingers crossed,

Pete
by plastic_orange
Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Robin Thomasson
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: Robin Thomasson

Many thanks.

Pete
by plastic_orange
Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Robin Thomasson
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: Robin Thomasson

Still no reply from Robin - just wonder if he's moved from where i'd sent the letter. I don't have his Email address - anyone have it?

Cheers,

Pete
by plastic_orange
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: leaf springs
Replies: 26
Views: 4135

Re: leaf springs

I've tried the re-temper route in the past - didn't really work out as I'd hoped as they sagged pretty quickly.


Pete