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by BigBobPilot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 590
Views: 49250

551 A race oddity

It's not finished yet, but its 4mm (as per MSA minimum thickness 5.20.8 ) Clear Polycarbonate sheet. If you're happy with the fit of the current one, make a paper template from that to transfer to the new sheet. I had to go from scratch, as the old rear window was broken. I've just bolted the flat c...
by BigBobPilot
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 590
Views: 49250

551 A race oddity

Thinking of George Formby songs,
When I'm makin' windows...
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by BigBobPilot
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 590
Views: 49250

551 A race oddity

Nick wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:38 am
Do you really think the fire extinguisher will balance your weight :shock:
Not on it's own no. But it's all accumulative.
by BigBobPilot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1144
Views: 85070

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

I worked with a guy who had a red 4C with a plate something like that, but I can't remember if it was that or not. Maybe...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 590
Views: 49250

551 A race oddity

I’ve made a mounting for the fire extinguisher, which also doubles up as a rear mounting for the new passenger side floor (which will be at the same level as the tunnel). It’s just tacked together for trial fitting, which is good, as it needs a little adjustment to get it to fit properly at the tunn...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 590
Views: 49250

551 A race oddity

A bit more done on the SS1 over the weekend: Rear wings all reassembled & fitted, with supports to tub / chassis, with clearance to the spring dampers this time... 20180805_202211.jpg 5mm spacers between body support tubes & wings (red bits) 20180805_202224.jpg Which gives plenty of space for the wh...
by BigBobPilot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 85
Views: 6509

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Last Friday, I put the coupe up on ramps & whipped out the gear lever pivot to add one of these: 20180803_184620.jpg in here: Wavy washer p1.JPG I was confident that my gear lever rattles would be over, there was certainly reduced play. So out I went for a test drive & above a certain rpm, it starte...
by BigBobPilot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Good or Appropriate Number Plates
Replies: 1144
Views: 85070

Good or Appropriate Number Plates

CNHSS1 wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:51 pm
Just seen C4LFA on a stunning Alfa 4C sports car 8) 8) 8)
Was it a red one?
by BigBobPilot
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)
Replies: 5243
Views: 270399

What cars did you see today? (Non-Scimitar)

A Brasier (French car company) with a Spad 12 litre V8 aero engine. Chain driven axle. Apparently at 60 mph it runs at 600 rpm, geared for 140mph. It was pretty bonkers and didn't seem to drive slowly without plently of clutch application. 20180802_193832.jpg 20180802_193915.jpg 20180802_194018.jpg
by BigBobPilot
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 3 spoke steering wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 550

3 spoke steering wheel

I have a 3 spoke 14" Mountney eith slots in the spokes if you are interested.
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by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 590
Views: 49250

551 A race oddity

The new washers are now swapped in on my heat shield. I've left it over-long at the back until I work out how much is needed around the exhaust tail pipe. 20180724_205954.jpg A bit prep then painting done 20180724_200456.jpg Then I started making some card templates for bits of GRP & aluminium.
by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 85
Views: 6509

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

Hi Stephen, the base of the lever is already bushed...
by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 85
Views: 6509

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

I've got a paved drive, I thought I'd give some acidic patio & brick cleaner a trial. The full slab at the bottom was similar to the one above it. So that was quite effective. Just brushed on & hosed off (not pressure washed)
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by BigBobPilot
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G
Replies: 85
Views: 6509

The Doctors Coupe - SRE 353G

David,

I fitted a spring, it didn't cure the rattle. But I'll report back after fitting a wavy spring washer.

Trevor,

I'm not sure yet, probably Gunk or Jizer brushed in then pressure washed off. I tried with some Swarfega driveway cleaner, but it's not man enough.
by BigBobPilot
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 551 A race oddity
Replies: 590
Views: 49250

551 A race oddity

After some distractions on my coupe, I got back to the SS1 again this weekend. The rear wheel arches are matted up again, after having to undo my previous mod, due to a blunder on the spring damper clearances. IMG-20180722-WA0000.jpeg The photo was stage 2 of the matting, I did the top first, with t...

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