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by peterc
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Wiper Motor
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Wiper Motor

I have just come across the build manual. Wiper centres are correct at 20.5” and should be marked on the body work. It confirms a 130 degree drive wheel is needed plus mentions getting hold of a longer rack thus inferring that a standard MGB rack might be a bit short. It also mentions a Lucas 72891 ...
by peterc
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side screen fitting Hawk 289 HELP!
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: Side screen fitting Hawk 289 HELP!

I can only advise that mine were trimmed by Polyfacto who were Gerry's recommended trimmer at the time. The channels are covered with the thin cloth to match the hood and then some thin nylon? carpet glued into the bottom of both upper and bottom channels. There has been no attempt to make separate ...
by peterc
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Wiper Motor
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Wiper Motor

Hi Chris, Its a long time since I built my car and can only advise that I used a 2nd hand wiper assembly and had to adjust the tube lengths to suit. Distance between wiper arm bosses measures 520 mm ( 20.5") and arm travel approx 120 degrees. I have seen another posting on the forum recommend 130 de...
by peterc
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Nice Hawk on THT
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: Nice Hawk on THT

Looks like a very nicely built car plus it has a Ford engine.
I appreciate that this is a commercial agents selling price yet to be achieved but heh should we be re appraising the insurance value of our cars again.?
It’s 10k more than I would have expected.
Peter C
by peterc
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side screen fitting Hawk 289 HELP!
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: Side screen fitting Hawk 289 HELP!

I can’t say that I agree with you on that Stuart. I find that driving with the hood up is a little too snug for comfort plus you have to have the windows slightly open to stop the misting up. I certainly use the side screens on their own when on the motorway as it cuts down the noise from other vehi...
by peterc
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Going Covid stir crazy?
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Going Covid stir crazy?

I was talking to my bed about doing just that and the reply was to sleep on it.!
Peter C
by peterc
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Going Covid stir crazy?
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Going Covid stir crazy?

Thought you might enjoy this one. Everyone please be careful because people are going crazy from being locked down at home! I was just talking about this with the microwave and the toaster while drinking my tea, and we all agreed that things are getting bad. I didn’t mention any of this to the washi...
by peterc
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Sidescreens covering, done!
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Sidescreens covering, done!

It might be the magnification of the photo of the bolt detail but my material looks a finer weave than the photo and no loose threads. I had problems cutting the front portion of perspex and it gained some small cracks possibly due to using the wrong saw blade. I replaced it with polycarbonate which...
by peterc
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: IVA Pass and Registration
Replies: 26
Views: 2152

Re: IVA Pass and Registration

Hi Stu, as already stated it will settle a bit with use so you will be re adjusting it in a years time. The front does look a tad low and probably worth nudging it up a bit now to assist the exhaust over the speed bumps. If you happen to traverse the M40 do NOT venture into the services at Oxford. T...
by peterc
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: T289R Flash Jan edition
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: T289R Flash Jan edition

Simon, I don’t think magnets work on fibreglass!
Peter C