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by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 579
Views: 45825

551 A race oddity

nickkeyser wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:10 pm
Looking good! Is the rear bumper on two aero catches?
No, it's screwed on with riv-nuts added to the rear armature for a bit more stability. The bonnet pin at thr back are just for the boot lid.
by BigBobPilot
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 579
Views: 45825

551 A race oddity

I had all the rear end body work all bolted up with the mandatory inconsistent & large panel gaps.
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All back off again now though, so I can mat the 2 halves of inner wheel arch back together again.

A few other odds & ends sorted too.
by BigBobPilot
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 70
Views: 4614

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

I pulled a couple of spark plugs out today, they still look brand new. A few more miles will be required for them to colour up. Ideally, I should weld a lamda boss in the exhaust so I can take a reading of the mixture. But I'm not going to do that right now, it's definitly not rich though Nick. The ...
by BigBobPilot
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!
Replies: 65
Views: 6405

Does Run Fast 351 Eventually!

b.c.flat hat wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:49 pm
Like Ben I found treasure inside, a 1958 sixpence!
I only found 1 new penny though, I feel hard done by now!
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 70
Views: 4614

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Well, every time I think I’ve got to the bottom of the hot misfire on my coupe, I find that I have not! I’m beginning to see why Nick hadn’t got it solved. I thought it was all good, but the combination of the very high recent temperatures and sitting in very slow moving traffic, tipped it over the ...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 579
Views: 45825

551 A race oddity

Hasn't it been hot! Not conducive to working on cars, even when the year is sliding by & I’m still yet to hit a race track with this thing. I been favouring enjoying a shady spot in the garden with a cold cider. However, today it was on to un-doing some previous work. I mentioned that before taking ...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Servo/Brakes cr@p!
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Servo/Brakes cr@p!

Also look at the sroke of the rod on to the brake pedal. If the rod is not wound far enough in to the yoke (on the pedal), the master m/c will not return all the way back. This means the brake circuit does not open up to the resevoir & can give a solid pedal. At least this is an issue without a serv...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikeys LPG, Fully Disked up, Se5a
Replies: 1964
Views: 102825

Mikey Bikeys LPG, Fully Disked up, Se5a

I'm guessing you used to like playing Tetris?
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1
Replies: 594
Views: 42918

Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Mikey, I notice in the photos that you carried the orange dash up over the top, are you getting a lot of reflection off that on to the windscreen?
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1
Replies: 594
Views: 42918

Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Wot yoo sayin'? Marmalade an' burnt toast? B.C, It sounds like you're about to burst in to a rap battle. I bet ya wearing that cap backwards too! Wot yoo sayin'? Marmalade an' burnt toast, I keep on prayin, For that flavour the most. The bread van is deliverin' The marmalade is sweet, The toast it'...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Corky's Scimitars
Replies: 1756
Views: 108461

Corky's Scimitars

I'd forgotten about that turbo, I'll sort out some details for you. Sorry...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1
Replies: 594
Views: 42918

Mikey Bikeys attempt at sprinting - Car 1

Did the "EE" stand for Emergency Extraction, when the car is upsidedown?

I'm liking the black roundels.
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 8 Ball
Replies: 285
Views: 37659

8 Ball

There is a known issue with modern dizzy caps and rotor arms. They are not made of the same black stuff as originally and so break down, and short the HT supply to earth through the black stuff rather than distribute to the correct HT lead. We had problems with new dizzie caps on the Ford type dizz...
by BigBobPilot
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Grawpy
Replies: 50
Views: 5945

Grawpy

scimjim wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:36 pm
It’s a 5 yard paint job with some imperfections on every panel ... - but it was very cheap and is all one colour.
Careful Jim, with self prompotion like that, you'll have people breaking your door down for resprays!
by BigBobPilot
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Oulton Park 2 June 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Oulton Park 2 June 2018

turbster wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Ah, ok that all makes sense. Last question :lol: do you still run 205/60/13’s ?
Yep

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