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by simonjrwinter
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: hawk ace iva
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: hawk ace iva

I found Gillingham to be firm but fair. If like me you hung a pair of fog and reversing lights under the rear valance, make sure you don’t just rely on the mechanical friction of the bolts holding them in position. The tester put my car up on the ramp, walked underneath and as he did so, tapped both...
by simonjrwinter
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: hawk ace iva
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: hawk ace iva

Doubt it very much, probable best to order something like this....
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by simonjrwinter
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: curved saddle for jack
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: curved saddle for jack

My garage floor is not particularly smooth so with the rear wheels chocked, raising the front creates an “arc” as the Jack tends to get stuck on the uneven floor, I’m a bit reluctant to just use the jack pad. It’s a big old weight of car to drop on your head! I might try and have something made up. ...
by simonjrwinter
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: curved saddle for jack
Replies: 7
Views: 735

curved saddle for jack

Has anybody ever made themselves up one for lifting the front of their Hawk?
I've always jacked the front of the car by using a jack and several blocks of wood under the front X member, but it's a tad precarious. any ideas before I get something made up?
Simon
by simonjrwinter
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Adaptor thread size
Replies: 24
Views: 1827

Re: Adaptor thread size

Good idea.
I’ve just removed my rear wheels, taken off the adaptors fixed with medium strength thread lock and re-fitted them with high strength thread lock........once (nearly) bitten and all that....

Simon
by simonjrwinter
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Adaptor thread size
Replies: 24
Views: 1827

Re: Adaptor thread size

Yes, the adaptor is bolted to the wheel (or not)
Simon
by simonjrwinter
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Adaptor thread size
Replies: 24
Views: 1827

Re: Adaptor thread size

The spinner was really tight and held in place with lockwire. As soon as the bolts fell out and I braked,, the disc stopped but the wheel continued to turn as it had the weight of the car to deal with. The turning motion unscrewed the spinner and spat it off.
by simonjrwinter
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Adaptor thread size
Replies: 24
Views: 1827

Re: Adaptor thread size

My mistake, they are M12 bolts. I take full responsibility for this. The PO may possibly have never loctited the bolts in the first place! When I took both front wheels off, there were only 4 in the other side. The adaptors are now secured with longer, high tensile bolts (6 each side!) and torqued u...
by simonjrwinter
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Adaptor thread size
Replies: 24
Views: 1827

Re: Adaptor thread size

Thanks, sorted with size now, 7/16ths UNF
Simon
by simonjrwinter
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Adaptor thread size
Replies: 24
Views: 1827

Re: Adaptor thread size

They all came out today while I was driving! My own fault. After the same issue with the rears, I thought I had checked the fronts....I hadn’t! Two of the bolts flew off at high speed on a dual carriageway, and although I stopped and checked there were no signs of what the noise was. A short while l...