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by nikbj68
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: MGB Stub Axles.. new v's old
Replies: 11
Views: 188

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

Not the easiest of bearings to set up, but there are plenty of videos showing how to adjust the end float using shims. One thing you want to avoid is the modern way of torquing up the nut and easing off a flat on the nut. Absolutely 100% with you on this. We bought the car with 2,500 miles on it, a...
by nikbj68
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side Windows - Black Finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Side Windows - Black Finish?

As David mentions, the original Sidescreens and soft top (and the bag for stowing the screens in) were a ‘leatherette’ vinyl, but mohair is almost exclusively used now... has anyone actually priced the difference between vinyl & mohair? I’d be interested to know how much more (or less!) vinyl would ...
by nikbj68
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

Migge wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:29 pm
Or 2" :-)
Yes...maybe! I measured 1 1/2” difference between height & side gaps, but that was without moving the car to settle it properly!
But at 1 1/2 - 2”, I might hit the exhaust coming into the drive! My blue car is too high for this reason! 😆😆😆
by nikbj68
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

Yes, Migge, I need to lower the rear suspension by around an inch to sit right, the bottom picture above shows the racing Yokohama tyre which was a 60 profile. This is the 205/70 on the front: 7D172092-645C-4B80-8403-2CE9ECF2CC4D.jpeg And the 215/70 on the rear will look better when I fit the loweri...
by nikbj68
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

There is a pair of AVON 215/70’s ON EBAY at the moment for £199, same size as I have for the rear, and (on the MGB axle) they don’t protrude beyond the wheelarch. 5E394323-0D9F-419F-9985-5D5FE005AC38.jpeg (Yes, I need to lower the suspension an inch or so) I have just had my wheels powdercoated by N...
by nikbj68
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

Here are my wire wheels with Avon CR6ZZ 205 & 215’s fitted.
by nikbj68
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

Those Galaxy tyres look ok, you could shave off the lettering as Nigel Pittard did with his for a more ‘period’ look. On the website, there are 70 & 75 profile Galaxies, but is the speed rating a problem? Just seen a used set of 4 Avon 205/70/15 CR6ZZ on eBay for £400, but you don’t get your stagger...
by nikbj68
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

This is very helpful in selecting front/rear stagger combinations:
https://tiresize.com/calculator/
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by nikbj68
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

Some have mentioned Galaxy R1 tyres, available from Northants tyres: http://www.northhantstyres.com/
No Personal knowledge of them. 👍🏻
by nikbj68
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: New member

Hi and welcome. The Triumph 2.5 is a great choice of engine for a Hawk Ace, but fitting an automatic is a ‘path less traveled’ as the original Ace (and indeed Cobra) were very rarely fitted with autos, so may add a few complications, such as mounting points, if they are different from the manual box...