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by RobThomas
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Early MM parts

Hello Rod. Still working on it. Shipping seems to hover between $5800 and $6500 NZ so I need to keep looking for a sensible price. Not impossible. I did wonder if it might be more viable if the container was filled with other 'stuff' that is more common in NZ. Early front bodywork and early engines,...
by RobThomas
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Early MM parts

Emails sent to the shippersbut I guess everyone is asleep down there. :D
by RobThomas
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Early MM parts

Do you know anyone in the business who might have 11 feet in a container going to the UK? Hard to organise anything other than a full container from the UK end of the line. We're in South Wales so anywhere between London and Bristol is handy.


Our ex- Aus Lowlight. Before and after. :D
by RobThomas
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: ESM Hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: ESM Hubs

I asked ESM if they could supply 2 hubs with 4.5 inch PCD or just blank.

No reply. :(
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Early MM parts

About £3000 UK for a 20 foot container from Auckland to this side of the UK dock gates. That's good for 2 cars and a couple of tons of parts.
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Early MM parts

Anyone know how expensive it would be? Might be able to justify it if I could get enough other bits inside the shipping container. Our 1949 came from Aus so it can't be too expensive. Not many unrestored Lowlights in the UK, after all.

Photos would be handy, obviously. :D
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dvla visit
Replies: 12
Views: 490

Re: dvla visit

The registration 'lplates' belong to the DVLA so if you own the car and the plates hadn't been correctly transferred then maybe you now own the right to drive around with them displayed? Sounds like a bit of a minefield.
by RobThomas
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Early MM parts
Replies: 21
Views: 572

Re: Early MM parts

Have you thought about exporting the whole car? One that early has great value in the UK. How bad is it?
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch pressure plate set up
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Clutch pressure plate set up

I guess the biggest problem will be to work out what height to set the fingers at . Presumably the thrust ring is identical on all 3 corners? If so, you could run a DTI to even out the heights quite easily. If not....oh boy. That Apkoway set was the one I had my eye on. Too expensive at the moment. ...
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch pressure plate set up
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Clutch pressure plate set up

Capture.PNG Correct gauge plate fitted, adjust thrust plate to sit parallel and at same height as central stub. Without the correct gauge plate you are a bit stuffed. Manual says that just using the driven plate is not ideal since you don't know for certain that it is flat and parallel, however, it...
by RobThomas
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch pressure plate set up
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Clutch pressure plate set up

From memory, that isn't how it is done. You set it on a very flat plate and adjust the screws to bring the thrust plate to a set height and perfectly level. Not done it, only read about it a while ago.
by RobThomas
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Floor dip switch
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Floor dip switch

Unscrew the dip switch from the floor, remove the 3 wires (noting position and colour), screw dipswitch to bottom of dashboard in comfortable position and then run new wires of suitable thickness from original position to the new position. You will need 3 long wires, 6 "Bullet connectors" and some b...
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Gear Stick Retaining Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: Gear Stick Retaining Plate

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One like this?
by RobThomas
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine
Replies: 28
Views: 768

Re: Wanted 1098 or 1275 engine

Chuck key still in the soddin' chuck. naughty, naughty.
by RobThomas
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Oil filter

Sent one of the kids under the car. :D "HOF250W" Not showing on Halfords, as you say. This might work. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114227594114?var= Jaguar S-Type Saloon 3.0 V6 (1999 - 2008) 175kW VW Golf Mk IV 1.6 (1997 - 2005) 75kW Audi TT Coupe 1.8 T quattro (1998 - 2006) 165kW VW Golf Mk IV 2 (19...
by RobThomas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Thread sizes
Replies: 116
Views: 61747

Re: Thread sizes

Plug in the back of the Lockheed master cylinder where a stub can be fitted for a remote reservoir. It is 1 inch x 20 tpi, UNEF. Same thread as pop-off valve on the Shorrocks supercharger. On page one it says BSC but I'm somewhat doubtful of this since 1 BSC is 26 tpi.
by RobThomas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Oil filter

It was a Halfords HOF 205 or 250. I can't recall which and it's turned so I can't see it. :D
by RobThomas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Oil filter

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by RobThomas
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Series MM Register
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Oil filter

Not tempted to fit the screw on filter conversion?
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