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by Roger King
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!
Replies: 18
Views: 1621

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

There's all sorts of things I could have quoted, like 'true', 'accurate'... And don't get me started on the cynical stance of the motor industry to get everyone to buy a new car that is powered by electricity, and yet no greener than what they want us to throw away, because I'll go on for hours. And...
by Roger King
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!
Replies: 18
Views: 1621

Re: NEW! AC COBRA Models from AC Cars!

To quote from the page in the link: 'The AC Cobra Series 1 is a true, yet improved , recreation of the AC Cobra, being provided with a modern, emissions-free electric powertrain. The other version set for release is the AC Cobra 140 Charter Edition. It is fitted with the high-powered, 2.3-liter engi...
by Roger King
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Correct style washer bottles
Replies: 27
Views: 743

Re: Correct style washer bottles

I wouldn’t have thought an FIA car would have a washer bottle of any type, surely?
by Roger King
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Winter projects
Replies: 15
Views: 4278

Re: Winter projects

Had my Autolite 4100 off for an overhaul and clean up. They are beautiful carbs, perfectly matched to the 289 engine. There's something nice about a carb you can set the float levels on while the engine's idling... another job will be to sort the studs on the cast-iron manifold-to-collector pipe joi...
by Roger King
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: curved saddle for jack
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: curved saddle for jack

The original Shelley jack had a curved cradle that sits neatly under the chassis tubes (original chassis tubes are smaller diameter than Hawks etc., but I don't think that's critical!). They are very good, very reliable jacks which have no hydraulics to fail, but in the workshop I have a Weber troll...
by Roger King
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Adaptor thread size
Replies: 20
Views: 253

Re: Adaptor thread size

They do - but they still get checked every time out!
by Roger King
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Adaptor thread size
Replies: 20
Views: 253

Re: Adaptor thread size

Bolt-in spline adaptors were common in period - Minilite used them in all sorts of applications for cars normally fitted with wires, such as Healeys, TRs, Jags, MGs etc. It's the same old story - these are competition parts, and would have been checked, then stripped and reassembled if necessary aft...
by Roger King
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Correct style washer bottles
Replies: 27
Views: 743

Re: Correct style washer bottles

Alternator? ALTERNATOR? RHD Cobras did not come with alternators.

My engine bay:
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by Roger King
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Correct style washer bottles
Replies: 27
Views: 743

Re: Correct style washer bottles

Won't work mate, the Whitworth steam-powered force field will automatically eject them.
by Roger King
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Correct style washer bottles
Replies: 27
Views: 743

Re: Correct style washer bottles

Not one metric fastener anywhere on my car, Clive. Pretty much all the smaller fasteners on a Cobra are BA.