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by FIAJack
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Chuck Yeager
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Chuck Yeager

A hero of my youth. Must have had ice in his veins. The right stuff indeed. RIP.
by FIAJack
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Statutory plate
Replies: 29
Views: 11215

Re: Statutory plate

I got a brass one made by a local engraver. Contains the following only - all within a rectangle - characters and rectangle outline in black, background brass. No problem at IVA.

Hawk Cars Ltd.
HAWKSTLS00 ETC. ETC.

Cheers
Jack
by FIAJack
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help please
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Help please

Yes indeed. Similar bonnet to the 289 FIA shown on Gerry's website; http://www.hawkcars.co.uk/hawk289/comp/hawkfia.html

Cheers,
Jack
by FIAJack
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help please
Replies: 12
Views: 1559

Re: Help please

My FIA (vintage year 2000) has a GRP bonnet and scoop. 27mm approx from bonnet to top of scoop.
Hope that helps.

Cheers
Jack
by FIAJack
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Coil breaking down?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: Coil breaking down?

+1 for the condenser if points - been there, done that.
by FIAJack
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Forum Login
Replies: 30
Views: 7994

Re: Forum Login

OK for me now.
by FIAJack
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Rear brake conversion?
Replies: 18
Views: 10171

Re: Rear brake conversion?

Hawk/Hoyle IRS!! Now that is not for the faint of heart. It can't be fitted to a standard hawk chassis. It needs extensive rework and welding of the chassis to accomodate. Gerry explained it all to me once when I was considering it. Not really a runner unless you're prepared to dismantle the car and...
by FIAJack
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Brake Cylinder Sizes Hawk 289
Replies: 7
Views: 5237

Re: Brake Cylinder Sizes Hawk 289

Hi Kev,
I have Hi Spec Brakes front and Jag inboard rear. Passed IVA comfortably with 5/8" - 0.625" cylinders and with balance bar fully biased to the front.
Same setting works equally well with MGB drum brakes on rear. Hope that is of some help.

Cheers
Jack
by FIAJack
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: servo assisted brakes or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 5542

Re: servo assisted brakes or not?

+1 to Clive
Cheers
Jack
by FIAJack
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Static belts
Replies: 8
Views: 5472

Re: Static belts

Kevin,
If you want to dispose of spreader plates etc,then once again I'll happily take them.

Look forward to your PM.
Cheers
Jack