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by Steve Phillips
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Traveller woodwork..
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Traveller woodwork..

from memory S and T woodwork (if memory serves me) were a compny that made traveller kits and made the rear pillars laminated.

they closed in the mid ninties I think good kits but laminated not solid, so possibly a kit from them,

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Free!
Topic: 803 engine and gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: 803 engine and gearbox

PM sent
by Steve Phillips
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Free!
Topic: 803 engine and gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: 803 engine and gearbox

Putting this up again as a reminder,

I'm doing a scrap run next week and if no one wants it then it will have to go im afraid.

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a reliable upholstery trimmer in the south east
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Looking for a reliable upholstery trimmer in the south east

RJ turner in paddock Wood,

www.rjturnercartrimming.com

Never used them but a couple of my customers have and were happy with the work,

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 803 engine and gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 213

803 engine and gearbox

Hi all I have an 803cc A series engine and gearbox condition unknown, it was removed from the car in the mid 80s as a good runner, but stored up ever since, when i moved it a couple of weeks ago i caught the sump and it has leaked its oil out of the bottom corner, I also have the gearbox to go with ...
by Steve Phillips
Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Leather restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Leather restoration

The best leather products I have ever used are made by Gliptone,

Can’t comment on their other products but their leather products are superb, I have tried lots of different brands over the years but always come back to it.

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: whats going on here then
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: whats going on here then

It looks like you have compression escaping up the spark plugs between the ceramic and the steel body, I see your running Denso plugs, a first rate plug in respect of quality and performance, so surprised to see the leakage, but I think I would be looking to replace them, You could contact ADL who I...
by Steve Phillips
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust wrap
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Exhaust wrap

Exhaust wrap is available from dozens of suppliers including good old ebay and amazon, but do remember cheap exhaust wrap is cheap for a reason, Cheap wrap has very limited thermal properties and disintegrates in the first couple of years, so be careful where you spend your money, as for how to fix ...
by Steve Phillips
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Custom & Modified Register
Topic: A very slow build of a custom traveller
Replies: 50
Views: 10740

Re: A very slow build of a custom traveller

Painfully slow progress I’m afraid, work keeps getting in the way, although lockdown was bad for so many businesses we were very lucky and had an influx of work so my poor old traveller hasn’t got much of a look-in for a long time, but haven’t given up, and I have made some progress but nothing exci...
by Steve Phillips
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MX5 Minor on Ebay
Replies: 20
Views: 1602

Re: MX5 Minor on Ebay

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8tqqIsO3Rvw

A bit more info here regards the build,

Steve
by Steve Phillips
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Ford discs-sticking caliper?
Replies: 66
Views: 4000

Re: Ford discs-sticking caliper?

First thing I would say is this style of brake setup has the disc front mounted (unlike the old marina setup with rear mounted discs) so as soon as you remove the road wheel the disc tends to move outwards so if the disc is not retained you will show a smaller gap one side to the other, the front di...
by Steve Phillips
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Wheel and hubcap ID
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: Wheel and hubcap ID

Marina / ital wheels would be 13" diameter, and should have 8 slots in, all cars, coupes and estates had 3 ¾” pcd, Some vans had 4 ½” pcd from memory and some of the wheels were solid with no slots in, I think this was on the higher load rated vans, Triumph Dolomite had 9 slot wheels but look very s...
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: 438

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: 1570

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: 1570

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: 900

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: 1112

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: 1034

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: 765

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: 1259

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...