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by Steve Phillips
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ESM Hubs
Replies: 7
Views: 109

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: 115

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: 16
Views: 222

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: 90

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: 123

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...
by Steve Phillips
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolts that hold headlamp to front wing
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Bolts that hold headlamp to front wing

The threads around the headlamp are 2ba, 2ba taps/dies are still available as are 2ba nuts/bolts/screws, forget the minor specialists have a look at fixing companies online, BUT...... 2ba is very close to M5 (2ba is slightly smaller) and although it's not for the purists you can tap them out to M5 a...
by Steve Phillips
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Number plate recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 580

Re: Number plate recommendations?

I have used jepsons and framptons over the years and happy with both,

www.Jepsonandco.com

www.framptonplates.com

But Google will bring up countless other suppliers no doubt,

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fitting Traveller aluminum front quarter panel
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Fitting Traveller aluminum front quarter panel

It would be very easy for a local sheet metal shop or good resto company to put the fold in your new panels, It would only take a minute or two for both, but I would suggest take your old alloy panels with you to give them the angle and position of the fold, and remember they are handed .... Don't k...
by Steve Phillips
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine vin plates
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Engine vin plates

Might be worth having a look at
www.classicrepro.co.uk.

They will have everything you need,

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Perspex Windscreen repair
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Perspex Windscreen repair

Poly carb as Phil says is the way to go, Companies such as those in the link above May possibly buy it in pre-cut from a specialist, so may be expensive, some sign companies will hold stock of clear and smoke poly, our local one does and is happy to sell off cuts or to cut it to shape for you, I wou...
by Steve Phillips
Fri May 08, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Brake pipe clamping
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Brake pipe clamping

That is an excellent little clamp and not expensive, I have had one identical for around 20 years and never had a problem, But, If you are clamping off a brake line have the clamp on for the shortest time possible, a clamped line is fine for hours at a time but I've seen people leave them on for wee...
by Steve Phillips
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Seat Belt Supplier
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Seat Belt Supplier

If you have a look on eBay under "classic seat belts" you will find lots of origional style second hand belts, Even if the webbing is past it there are companies around that can replace the webbing to a safe and professional standard, I know there's one in Essex but can't remember their name at the ...
by Steve Phillips
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Roof sound deadening adhesive?
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Roof sound deadening adhesive?

If you Google "vehicle upholstery supplies" you will get lots of suppliers come up, Personally I always use William marston Ltd, and boyriven, both have knowledge on what they are selling, which can be invaluable, If your near to Harrison trimming "kent" they are a good bunch but not sure if they do...
by Steve Phillips
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: A very slow build of a custom traveller
Replies: 47
Views: 5771

Re: A very slow build of a custom traveller

Hi all,

Definitely not given up but work has been so busy over the last couple of months I've not had time to get on with it,

Hopefully I'll have some time over the Christmas break and into the new year,

So I'll post an update as soon as possible,

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER
Replies: 14
Views: 827

Re: RETRO RADIO/CD PLAYER

If you Google retro car radio or vintage car radio you will find,

Amazon.co.uk, yup they sell car radios as well as everything else,

EBay.co.uk,

Classiccarstereo.co.uk

Raysmith.co.uk

Retrocarstuff.com

Tadpoleradios.co.uk,

And lots more, all UK based.
by Steve Phillips
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Soda blasting or acid dipping
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Soda blasting or acid dipping

Wasn’t saying blasting is unsuitable, just pointing out the differences, Glass is probably the most common method used now, but Soda has become the “in” word, and some companies will charge soda prices and use glass, (which is much cheaper) if you do present a vehicle for any sort of blasting other ...
by Steve Phillips
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Soda blasting or acid dipping
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Soda blasting or acid dipping

SPL are probably the best know company for acid dipping, although there is probably others out there, they can quote you and explain much more about it than I can, You say soda blasting, you will find a lot of companies use the word "soda" some in their blurb, some even in the company name, but most...
by Steve Phillips
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Concours Forum
Topic: Textured paint for heater
Replies: 7
Views: 2012

Re: Textured paint for heater

VHT make a wrinkle finish paint in an aerosol, It works well if you do it as per the instructions, it's available from eBay and countless other online and physical suppliers, The only thing I found is if you go to use the can again in months to come it's no use, it appears to loose it's wrinkles, oh...
by Steve Phillips
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: A very slow build of a custom traveller
Replies: 47
Views: 5771

Re: A very slow build of a custom traveller

Finally,, I've had these few parts made for some weeks now but just not had time to post the pics up, I have folded up a pair of new chassis legs, these are similar to original minor legs but don’t have the pinches around the front lower arm mount or the kick up at the back where they will meet the ...
by Steve Phillips
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: White Wall Tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: White Wall Tyres

A little surfing and I found this company, I have never used them so no recommendation but might be worth a look

http://www.mrwhitewalls.com

Steve