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    Had to google , but 👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy View Post
    Had to google , but 👍
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    dead right on the dodgy Chinese chrome, I use alloy including the alternator pulley, in fact the only stuff not alloy or stainless is the alternator back plate. Alloy rocker covers, the bolt on ones are good, never had a leak and solid too. Try to stick to the three main suppliers, Empi, Buckpack and Scat.

    I used to get all my stuff a lot cheaper from the states, particularly West coast etc but current shipping and duty/tax cost make it expensive but most stuff is available from UK.

    One mod I thoroughly recommend is changing the point to contactless, the 19€ units on ebay work as well as 80€ Petronix units and at that price a spare is a good idea as they are an easy swap out and plug and play with no external unit, just attach to the HT coil + & -.
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    Well, after getting back to spending some time in the garage lately Iíve now got a rolling chassis of sorts. Still to do the brake hydraulics and torque most of the bolts, but it was good to roll her out of the garage today so that I could clear some space to allow me to start on the engine.

    Interesting point which maybe someone can offer advice on ... when I got my wheels balanced I asked that they only put the weights on the rear side. They managed with some difficulty with the 15" rear wheels, but had to use a large number of weights!! On the 14" fronts they simply couldn't do it so I've got a small number of weights on both the front and back of the wheels. Has anyone experienced this problem, and can you offer any advice?









    I know it maybe doesnít look like much, but when you think where I started Iím pretty happy.





    Just need to keep at it, and so I've managed to clear some space at the the rear of the Nova to make it easier to work on the engine.



    Turning my attention away from the rolling chassis towards the engine should help give me renewed focus.

    Alistair

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    Well done mate, looking great! Big milestone in the project.
    Amazing to see the rot on the 'before' chassis, compared to where you are now

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    Well done Alistair - it's looking amazing.
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    Looks really good
    With the wheels and tyres, what they could have done it take the tyre off and refit 180 degrees round to see if that helped the balance. Some tyres also have a balance mark which can be set opposite the valve.
    The tyre can also have a heavy spot, and if linked to a heavy spot on the wheel then you get an issue with the amount of weight used to counter balance.
    I am sure Lauren will offer the science part ...

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    Thanks guys.

    Thatís interesting Mark, an old guy at the fitting station said that when he was younger he used to work on Rolls Royces and he said they repeatedly removed the tyres and rotated them to try to balance out the heavy spots in the tyre and the wheel. Unfortunately today there doesnít seem to be such commitment ... if the computer says Ďnoí they just tend to take its word for it!

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    looks great Alistair, really nice transformation.

    For the tires I believe the marking is a dot is red for the heavy spot, best to see if they fitted it opposite the valve..


    some net wisdom "Yellow dot is light spot (balance) on tire. When there is a yellow and a red dot, the yellow is the light spot (balance), the red is the high spot (roundness). Conventional wisdom was that the dot goes next to the valve, but I think, if you know your wheel is heavy somewhere other than the valve, it should go there"

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    Thanks David

    Iíve just been out to the garage for a look ... no red dots on the rears but they both have yellows, one has it near the valve and the other has it further away ... looks like the fitter wasnít aware of them! Both wheels have loads of weights!

    I think Iíll just leave them until I actually get her on the road and see what the feel like. If Iím not happy then Iíll find someone who specialises in alloys.

    Alistair

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