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by peterc
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: LED Rear fogs / LED PL700s
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: LED Rear fogs / LED PL700s

My understanding is that the Lucas L542 coffin style lamps are not suitable for IVA as they don’t give the correct angle of view. I have had no issues with passing the MOT with the Spyida conversion. From a safety point of view they are so much brighter than a normal bulb set up even with a polished...
by peterc
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: HAPPY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 5
Views: 639

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas where ever you reside. I do hope that you will be able to somehow enjoy the festivities with your respective families. As parts of the UK have just gone into an even tighter lock down (including my area) due to the Covid pandemic we will be doing our best to enj...
by peterc
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Covid case count by age
Replies: 0
Views: 362

Covid case count by age

I don’t normally bother to get embroiled in the numbers of people who have contracted COVID, but as we have now been pushed into tier 3, I decided to investigate the local count for Surrey. Makes interesting reading showing the affect that children are making specifically in the Guildford area Highe...
by peterc
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Car tests on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Car tests on TV

Not sure my tape player is still connected as I have used a hard drive recorder and DVD’s for quite a few years now. I’m sure the old tape m/c allowed you to record two weeks in advance but modern technology only allows 7 days. So much for modern equipment being better!.?
Peter C
by peterc
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Car tests on TV
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Car tests on TV

Each year EVO magazine conduct a mega car test resulting in EVO car of the year. E.g. eCoty. This year it starts with 16 cars at a race track and ends up in Scotland with 8 from which to make a final choice. This year it is also on TV as a documentary. So set your recorders for 8.00 pm on ITV 4 on b...
by peterc
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Question for Hardtop owners
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Question for Hardtop owners

Nik, I fitted a rubber seal along the bottom of the side screen. The gap changes in size quite considerably along the length so you need something that will adjust accordingly. I found a moulding made with a circular hollow tube with an added flat for glueing. Possibly a variety of door seal. Uncomp...
by peterc
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fastest production road car
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Fastest production road car

Interesting comments on you tube. The SSC video suggests that it did not achieve the Intermediate points quickly enough to make a calculation tally. A similar video of another car’s high speed run seems to confirm the error. I don’t know if the laptop is taking its signal from a satellite or an in c...
by peterc
Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fastest production road car
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Fastest production road car

Something for you pub quiz experts. What is the fastest production car now available. No it’s not a Bugatti Chiron which achieved 305 mph. The car company you have probably never heard of. SSC in the USA who have produced the Tuatara which has just recorded a two way average of 316 mph on a ( closed...
by peterc
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side Windows - Black Finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: Side Windows - Black Finish?

Not forgetting it’s the man hours that’s probably the biggest cost.
Peter C
by peterc
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: MGB Stub Axles.. new v's old
Replies: 11
Views: 1435

Re: MGB Stub Axles.. new v's old

I stand corrected. That will translate into even more apparent free play when testing the wheel movement.
I confess I quoted the 0.001” from memory and the Ford tolerances may well be tighter.
Peter C