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    Today, 10:02 AM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Servo brakes in Brakes
    Are they Wilwood vented discs you're using Peter are they larger in dia? I'm ok with the rear as the rear calipers and disc from the alfa fit on the...
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    Today, 05:52 AM
    Mikemrb replied to a thread Goodwood Speed Week in Events
    My dad always used to take me to see the thunder saloons at Brands I will always remember Gerry Marshall with Big and Baby Bertha I think their main...
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    Yesterday, 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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    20-10-2020, 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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    20-10-2020, 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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    20-10-2020, 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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