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by JamesF
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Market Place
Topic: Convertible Hardtop
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Convertible Hardtop

My hardtop may be available but this summer when I have done some mods.
by JamesF
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: The Handbrake-gctid259
Replies: 190
Views: 47864

The Handbrake-gctid3700

Well I am interested in the topic. In a sentence; I understood that the lower octane fuel i.e. 95 cf with 97 meant that the burn time was shorter which meant spot welding took place on the valve and valve seat. With towing the damage is at a faster rate. Simple way of reducing the damage is to use s...
by JamesF
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: The Handbrake-gctid259
Replies: 190
Views: 47864

The Handbrake-gctid3698

183927233E224A0 wrote: OK, I'm not sure I want to start this BUT as a retired lecturer in Motor Vehicle Engineering you have touched upon some of my favourite areas. There are several issues in this post; 1) Octane rating, the ability of any fuel to resist ignition in the presence of oxygen with inc...
by JamesF
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: The Garage
Topic: The Handbrake-gctid259
Replies: 190
Views: 47864

The Handbrake-gctid3694

4D3349786A1D0 wrote: The beans were a device (I forget the name !) that was alleged to alter unleaded petrol to something suitable for leaded engines, thus causing less wear on the valve stems and seats etc. My memory seems to recall something about the inventor originating it for the use in Spitfir...
by JamesF
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: new rickman owner and planned work-gctid3911
Replies: 54
Views: 12700

new rickman owner and planned work-gctid5298

7E5559514772340 wrote: What material is he using? I was looking at this spare tank I have got and the material is quite thin but the inside is coated with something to avoid corrosion and the outside a thin galv. It is a mild steel of some kind... but having worked in the material field there are a ...
by JamesF
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: new rickman owner and planned work-gctid3911
Replies: 54
Views: 12700

new rickman owner and planned work-gctid5294

What material is he using? I was looking at this spare tank I have got and the material is quite thin but the inside is coated with something to avoid corrosion and the outside a thin galv. It is a mild steel of some kind... but having worked in the material field there are a 1001 types of mild stee...
by JamesF
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: new rickman owner and planned work-gctid3911
Replies: 54
Views: 12700

new rickman owner and planned work-gctid5292

I would have thought your best bet was to consider a Smiths, TIM or similar quality gauge which come with a matching sender (this will mean a separate dash mounting... this is what I am considering). I assume you are going to use the original sender which is fine... but are they still available shou...
by JamesF
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid477
Replies: 127
Views: 30597

Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid3560

5A3845777B667A73160 wrote: Cheers jessejazza  :). I have a set of vacuum gauges for the motorbike, but never really thought to use them on the car..... I found colortune pretty useless by comparison and not used it again. Vacuum gauge is the old fashioned diagnostic tool and still the best for tuning.
by JamesF
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid477
Replies: 127
Views: 30597

Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid3554

5735487A766B777E1B0 wrote: Personally I think the timing and mixture need to be set up finally, as I was doing it with a bit of an old timing light that my old man had. The mixture was using a gunsons colortune, but even that is a little subjective... I had little faith in the colourtune. I found a ...
by JamesF
Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid477
Replies: 127
Views: 30597

Rangerworks - edit: now with new engine!-gctid3533

1E3B3C3A03540 wrote: The Haynes manual will tell you were the leads go. I'm using a Bosch 075 battery, the S4 type with 4 year warranty, cost less on Ebay, than I could get a cheap battery with 2 year warranty locally, the Bosch one has supposedly extra cranking power, so should be OK even in the de...