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by Tony Jones
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??

Cheers Phil. Apologies for not getting back sooner, bit of an emergency cropped up which is why I haven't been on and thanked you for your help once again. I should have an '82 XJS or '78 XJ6 wheel nut or two kicking about still so will check carefully.Pretty sure the front aren't metric as I saw a ...
by Tony Jones
Tue May 28, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??

Daft question as i'm trying to get wheel nuts to fit my new wheels. the fronts have had extended studs fitted so i'll have to find out exactly what thread type they are. As I remember there were 7x14 Wolfies so I suspect they may be original thread types. Can someone please advise what they are as I...
by Tony Jones
Tue May 21, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: How To Guides/FAQs
Topic: Alan Dean gauzes
Replies: 337
Views: 47815

Re: Alan Dean gauzes

Daft question here, lookied at the diagrams for the gauzes. It says to use minimum of 0.4mm wire for the gauze. Now, does this mean that the aperture has to be .4mm or the wire thickness is .4mm?
by Tony Jones
Sun May 05, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??

Not alot of work done this end but I did squeeze in a couple of jobs today. Repainted the headlight surrounds in satin black. Chopped down a SE6a Rad trim and fitted it .I will probably paint that tomorrow but was considering painting it with chrome paint and picking out the recessed area by hand in...
by Tony Jones
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 950
Views: 94143

Re: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

Think I may give that a go. Was told to buy 2 pack Pimer and then discuss paint type with him (local spray guy) once I got Kato ready for paint. But, if you guys have used those type of paints before and reckon they are a good finish then I certainly won't dismiss it out of hand. It'll keep the cost...
by Tony Jones
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 950
Views: 94143

Re: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

Never seen that before, that paint. :? I would be tempted to try that on an old Land Rover used for off roading maybe but given all the work you've put in on that car i'd be very sceptical about the paint finish. I'd at least want to see a Fibreglass car painted and see the finish first hand rather ...
by Tony Jones
Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 950
Views: 94143

Re: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

Like the look of it, really suits, looks like it was meant to be there. And if it doesn't fit, make it fit!!

I'll definitely be doing similar on both my SE5a + SE6a. Fantastic find. I'd have bought one already after your post if I didn't need tyres for my wheels.
by Tony Jones
Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??

I'm sure Rog will advise but from the diagram hee linked to the Air Dam does exactly that, make for a cleaner movement of the air around the front of the car and the splitter provides for direct flow fast and straight under the vehicle. It's just a reverse wing in truth. Providing downforce not lift.
by Tony Jones
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 950
Views: 94143

Re: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

Cheers for the link. Excellent find!!

I think i'll be going for that filler cap too on both my SE6 and SE5a.
by Tony Jones
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 950
Views: 94143

Re: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

I got a set of those Golf Mk 1 Indicator + Sidelights too, but clear lenses. Really look the part they do. I too especially like the fuel cap. Do you have a link pls. You could start a trend with this one too!! :D
by Tony Jones
Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??

Ah ...... Bernoulli's effect!! :wink:

You learn something new every day!! :idea: :D
by Tony Jones
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??

I think the way the arches mould into the splitter is clever. I know what you mean, and Pete's car is very nice indeed, but my inner pedant can't resist pointing out that it doesn't have a splitter :wink: I feel a technical explanation coming Rog?? :D As a matter of interest, what piece of bodywork...
by Tony Jones
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??

I was just throwing ideas at you in case the back wheels sit proud.Fibre-glassing isn't for everyone and might be shame as the car looks recently painted. It is a damn fine idea and one I would defo be looking at but not quite yet as I really do want to turn up to Curbs in Aug. It'd be a good skill...
by Tony Jones
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion
Replies: 950
Views: 94143

Re: The Beige Se5a : rebuild becomes Omega conversion

Oh yeah. On that subject Darryl. I have a set of Clear Indicator front indicators from a BMW I was going to mod to git the SE6a I have but they were too long. They come as Indicator + sidelight. Was wondering if you thought about doing a similar light arrangement as the Capri Concept. Would be much ...
by Tony Jones
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: 69 SE5a What to name the project though??

Me too but it's that balance of correct fitment, looking good and being drivable that makes for the comprimise. Will hopefully get there soon. Might have to do likewise and have different sized front tyres and fettle some more. All part of the fun though.

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