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by RobThomas
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Alloy Kick panels
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: Alloy Kick panels

Still got the original alloy plates on HFH200. They appear to be an ALCLAD material, possibly 2024 grade alloy. This is a structural alloy sheet that can be formed and has a pure aluminium coating applied to act as a sacrificial surface. If it gets scratched (or over-polished) then the surface coati...
by RobThomas
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Series MM wheel rims required
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Series MM wheel rims required

Probably got some some. How urgent? I only get a couple of days off per month and today it is chucking it down! Garden is like a swamp. Just west of Cardiff.
by RobThomas
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: Antifreeze

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Yeah, get the right stuff....please? :D :D :D
by RobThomas
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another dodgy minor on fleabay....
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Another dodgy minor on fleabay....

1964 or later. Not clap-hands wipers.
by RobThomas
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Rear hub gasket
Replies: 18
Views: 541

Re: Rear hub gasket

Use a small ball pain hammer
:oops:

I think I know what you mean, Phil. :D
by RobThomas
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Parts for Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Parts for Sale

It's hfh200@hotmail.co.uk (our numberplate)
by RobThomas
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Parts for Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Parts for Sale

Sorry for the delay in getting back, Richard. Can I stiill buy the clutch kit? hfh200 at hotmail co uk
I'm a bit deaf so email is better than the phone, if that's OK
by RobThomas
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Shed alarm possibilities
Replies: 11
Views: 379

Re: Shed alarm possibilities

https://www.henrykrank.com/door-mine-security-device.html https://www.henrykrank.com/alarm-mine.html https://www.henrykrank.com/12g-black-powder-blanks-for-alarm-mine-pack-12.html For a louder alarm you need some... https://www.henrykrank.com/pyrodex-p-1lb-454g.html If you use the full 454g then it ...
by RobThomas
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Parts for Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: Parts for Sale

Any idea what the postage for the clutch would be, Richard? I'm near Cardiff.
by RobThomas
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1100cc short block needed ?!
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: 1100cc short block needed ?!

Stuart. This one is a 950 rather than a 1098 so, whilst basically identical, it has a smaller engine power output. Smoother running engine, though. Your gearbox will bolt straight on. I have a 950 head, although, your 1098 head would work better if it was skimmed and fitted. I'd guess £400 outright ...
by RobThomas
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1100cc short block needed ?!
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: 1100cc short block needed ?!

That one is probably even worse! Vedettes seem to suffer from the lack of anti-freeze corrosion additives in river water. Very anti-social of the Water Board to not chuck in enough chemicals! :D
by RobThomas
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Axle tramp
Replies: 90
Views: 3145

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: 25
Views: 903

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: 9
Views: 369

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: 9
Views: 369

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: 25
Views: 903

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: 428

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: 90
Views: 3145

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: 14
Views: 836

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: 14
Views: 836

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...