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    Today, 01:21 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Gearbox types in General Chat
    If you're going to be producing a lot of power fit a pair of heavy duty side plates as the crown wheel will push away from the pinion, I've used a...
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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Servo brakes in Brakes
    Hi Phil I think youíre probably correct in your thinking on lockups ,Iíve got to improve the brakes somewhat as the standard disc drum setup I was...
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Servo brakes in Brakes
    Thanks guys for your input Iíve looked at the web pages of the double ended servo,it's a nice small unit, the fitment is not the problem I was after...
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    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
    Mikemrb started a thread Servo brakes in Brakes
    Has anyone run a nova with servo brakes, the fitting in not a problem but just wanted to know if anyone has used them a what are they like,...
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    19-10-2020, 04:21 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread 009 in Your Cars
    Will be interesting to see how you get on with the servo, you'll definitely need a light foot regarding locking the brakes, having said that I'm...
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    19-10-2020, 07:46 AM
    Are you sure you haven't got a ballast resistor fitted, cause that would give you the same voltage change
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    18-10-2020, 06:56 PM
    [ There does seem to be a voltage drop between the front and back of the car, the starter and coil read 9.5v with the ignition on, once the...
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    18-10-2020, 01:31 PM
    Boris doesn't look impressed 😁
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    18-10-2020, 08:12 AM
    A possible way around your problem might be to unstake one half of the u/j and replace with the matching steering u/j part, you'll probably find the...
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    17-10-2020, 09:53 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    They certainly are heavy ,but lots of useful bits all that steel and a nice 3hp motor that i'm sure I'll find a use for
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    17-10-2020, 07:37 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    I never throw possible useful things away.my wife's old treadmill base makes a great square level jig Also I've been working on some adjustable top...
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    17-10-2020, 07:03 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Hi Alistair as you say its all about settings the Mig I have is a big professional unit which I'm so used to using, changing to the Tig the settings...
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    17-10-2020, 05:17 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Invested in a tig welder last week, it's learning to weld again having spent all my time using a Mig.I'm not quite laying a stack of dimes yet, 😔
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    17-10-2020, 04:09 PM
    It's 37cm
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    16-10-2020, 08:28 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Goodwood Speed Week in Events
    Car looks good Lauren, pushing it in the wet as well 😁, I used to do mainly tarmac rallying, and charity days at goodwood when people paid to have...
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    15-10-2020, 08:53 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Hi Alistair I am running a 40mm box tube around the edge of the pans and forward beyond the front tubes (tank support) the pans will fit underneath...
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    15-10-2020, 07:56 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Goodwood Speed Week in Events
    Some very interesting machinery Lauren, I did see it advertised but no time to go unfortunately Goodwood is a great circuit to drive if you ever get...
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    15-10-2020, 05:31 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread The rebuild begins in Your Cars
    Well I did intend to fabricate a new floor with sheet steel but picked up an ebay bargain at the weekend, they're for a late type beetle but I'll...
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    11-10-2020, 09:16 AM
    It does degrade in time, essential to have good filters they do tell you to keep checking the tank for particals, best thing is stainless mesh looks...
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    08-10-2020, 08:57 AM
    A local machine shop should be able to make one I would of thought Mike
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    05-10-2020, 09:11 AM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Camber tool in Tool Chat
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    04-10-2020, 10:40 PM
    Nice work watching with interest as I've still got the mirrors from the 156 donor car Mike
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    04-10-2020, 10:26 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Camber tool in Tool Chat
    Hi Steve use it against the rim or tyre use a protractor to scribe the lines so the drop line will give you the degree angle ,could do a short...
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    04-10-2020, 06:49 PM
    Mikemrb started a thread Camber tool in Tool Chat
    Doing the alignment of the rear suspension today and had to dig out a tool I made years ago to check camber thought Iíd share pics of it as its...
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    28-09-2020, 04:49 PM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Engine number plate in General Chat
    I believe even vw did it when they had crank cases for certain spec and were short of another they would replate the engines
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    28-09-2020, 11:54 AM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Engine number plate in General Chat
    It's a re-con or rebuilt engine usually done when the spec is changed i.e larger capacity so the letter code relates to the spec of engine
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    27-09-2020, 07:46 PM
    The only issue is putting a 12v engine on a 6v box as Peter mentioned it will still fit if you use a burr to clear the flywheel, the main final drive...
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    22-09-2020, 10:50 PM
    Great engine, detuned in it's standard form by Lancia to get a reasonable mpg, if you change the cams for 2000 i.e it it will produce a lot of power...
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