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by JamesD
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Wheel and tyre poll.-gctid3971
Replies: 44
Views: 7959

Wheel and tyre poll.-gctid5288

When you initially measured it with the angle iron, was the gap smaller at the front or the back? 20mm over 1 metre is 1.15 degrees. I'm glad that you got it sorted.
by JamesD
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Steel rims for 185 x14 tyres-gctid4008
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Steel rims for 185 x14 tyres-gctid4496

You are quite right, I just checked one and it has "ET18" stamped on it. I'm not sure where I got 21mm from but that was what I had written in my notes.
by JamesD
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: Steel rims for 185 x14 tyres-gctid4008
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Steel rims for 185 x14 tyres-gctid4200

My Ranger came with Peugeot 405 or 406 steel wheels with 195/65x15 tyres on. Their offset was 21mm. They fitted on the front without spacers because I have narrow spring struts off a Capri.
by JamesD
Sun May 24, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: n/s wheel wobble?-gctid4006
Replies: 11
Views: 3670

n/s wheel wobble?-gctid4780

Do the wheels engage tightly on the hub when you fit the wheel or is there some clearance allowing the wheel to be slightly off centre? I have spacers on my wheels (because they came off a FWD Focus) and I always had 'wheel balance' problems, even after balancing, until I fitted hub-centric spacers.
by JamesD
Sat May 23, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: n/s wheel wobble?-gctid4006
Replies: 11
Views: 3670

n/s wheel wobble?-gctid4198

Here's a silly question: Is it on the same stretch of road each time? The reason I ask is that there is a section of road on my way home that always makes me worry about my car - the road looks fine but the drive feels rough. I also notice on the motorway that the Ranger rides a lot better in the mi...
by JamesD
Thu May 21, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: The Handbrake-gctid259
Replies: 190
Views: 44145

The Handbrake-gctid3682

That looks very good, JJ. Very impressed.
by JamesD
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Ranger Re-Build-gctid3871
Replies: 303
Views: 46821

Ranger Re-Build-gctid5447

I was thinking of something a bit like this but it might look really nice if the colour was replaced by a carbon fibre weave effect wrap.
by JamesD
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Ranger Re-Build-gctid3871
Replies: 303
Views: 46821

Ranger Re-Build-gctid5445

You could do both - spray the whole thing and then wrap some of the easier panels. A lot of the Ranger is pretty flat and would be easy to do but, as jeepything says, that makes some of the corners very sharp for stretching vinyl over. I parked next to a car in the B&Q car park on Friday that was de...
by JamesD
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: The Bristol Ranger-gctid3893
Replies: 41
Views: 11196

The Bristol Ranger-gctid5273

I took the Rickman up to Bolton yesterday to swap some Dutton parts, a windscreen and a hardtop. It was 370 miles in total, almost all on motorways. I drove there and back at 65mph and it was reasonably comfortable apart from my right foot getting tired from having to keep the gentle pressure on the...
by JamesD
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Technical Questions & Answers
Topic: That never hapened before!-gctid3994
Replies: 16
Views: 2410

That never hapened before!-gctid4955

My Ranger doesn't have a roof rack. Even though it would be extra weight and wind resistance, I would like one because it looks good and would be really useful for carrying long things, like wood. I had to get my neighbour to help me with his VW.