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Post by peter freeman » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:34 pm

063 same as fitted to the SS1 fits perfectly



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Post by roymck » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:24 pm

So what do we prefer , V6 shouldn’t have spoke wheels should they ? I prefer the Knock on Alloys
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Post by scim_rebel » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:47 pm

Wire wheels every time for me on a Coupe of either engine flavour - finishes the car off perfectly.

Even though mine has minilites..... :roll:


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Post by *JP* » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:54 pm

Both types look good,just make sure the wheel and hub splines are in good condition!
...and if I ever get a car again with knock on wheels (which is very unlikely now,sadly) I would get one of those big spanner devices.
Even with the correct type of soft faced hammer the chrome gets damaged,as well as other things if you miss. :)



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Post by peter freeman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:21 pm

Wire wheels are a pain to clean - I have MB wheels fitted which to me arethe best of both worlds - MB wheels are hard to come by now though
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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:18 pm

Judging by your photo you've got a choice? If so I'd make sure the wires were nice and clean, then keep them for shows, and have the alloys for everyday practicality - best of both worlds! :D (or am I just greedy? :lol: )


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Post by David Tew » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:10 pm

I prefer the alloys. I think Minilite-style wheels really suit the Coupe.

You could recoup a fair bit of moolah by moving the wires on but Roger's suggestion is a very sensible option. :)

I see you have the usual close-fitting Coupe front bumper! :wink:


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Post by roymck » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:01 pm

Well work progresses , everything I touch needs work . Re rear brakes are shocking , drums split , linings cracked and all hydraulics siezed , so looks like it will need everything done . Can anybody tell me how the handbrake cable should be run , look at the picture and it’s forcing itself against the brake flexi hose it’s definitely routed wrong .So how should they run they look to long ?
Also the state of the watts linkage is suspect , if anybody has a bettter set that will clean up that would help me out . Just worry that if I get it blasted there won’t be anything left , that’s assuming I could get this old one off to be blasted and rebushed.
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Post by scimjim » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:33 pm

IIRC the 7HA has a diffrent sized (and NLA) centre bush to the 4HA?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:43 pm

I might be wrong, but I vaguely remember that there is or has been, a supply issue with coupe handbrake cables, so some people use Se5/a ones, which are, of course, too long, so I think some people cross them over (right to left) to take up some of the slack??????


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Post by guybetts » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:10 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:43 pm
I might be wrong, but I vaguely remember that there is or has been, a supply issue with coupe handbrake cables, so some people use Se5/a ones, which are, of course, too long, so I think some people cross them over (right to left) to take up some of the slack??????
Roger, I think you are correct. I bought my handbrake cable nearly 30 years ago from Don, and even then he said these might be the last ones he could get.
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Post by peter freeman » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:17 pm

Any Use - the cable clamp orientation should give guide as to the fact that the cable runs along the top of the axle.
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Post by roymck » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:21 pm

scimjim wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:33 pm
IIRC the 7HA has a diffrent sized (and NLA) centre bush to the 4HA?
If that’s true then that’s a bit of a problem , would I be correct in thinking that outer bushes are available , I think I remember seeing a limited quantity had been made , what about Polybushes ?



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Post by David Tew » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:32 pm

roymck wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:21 pm
scimjim wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:33 pm
IIRC the 7HA has a diffrent sized (and NLA) centre bush to the 4HA?
If that’s true then that’s a bit of a problem , would I be correct in thinking that outer bushes are available , I think I remember seeing a limited quantity had been made , what about Polybushes ?
Jim's absolutely correct. However, I think I have a complete 7HA Watts linkage centre unit in my spares box, if that would help. I refurbished it before I fitted the 4HA. I'll have a look tomorrow and see if I can find it. :wink:


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Post by roymck » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:49 pm

Yes please David .



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