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by StewbieC
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: New member

I've got a set of Draper expert very similar in design to those the Hilka ones and I couldn't get them in. The photo at screwfix shows a Spring that is much more open.
by StewbieC
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: New member

by StewbieC
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: New member

It's a bit more difficult if you have the cross member with the suspension attached as at bottom stroke the spring is still under quite a bit of tension. Unfortunately as a result of the rubbish design you will struggle to get standard Spring compressors in. I made a clamp using some two lengths of ...
by StewbieC
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side Windows - Black Finish?
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Side Windows - Black Finish?

The frames are covered in black Mohair.
A good trimmer will be able to sort that for you
by StewbieC
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: MGB Stub Axles.. new v's old
Replies: 11
Views: 188

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

You may even find that your stub axles are fine and don't need any work other than a good clean and new rubbers and cupped washers on the lower trunion and replacement bushes on the top. They are so simple to remove if they need work in the future.
In Birmingham we say "If it aint bost, doh fix it!"
by StewbieC
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: New member

A wire wheel B is fine too and will be a lot cheaper, you just need the bits I advised previously.
by StewbieC
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:14 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

Or these...
https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/205r15 ... steel.html
These have the bigger OD and will fit the arches the same as those pictured
by StewbieC
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: New member

Welcome aboard Ian, I've sent out a welcome pack that hopefully you'll receive soon. There's lots of info on Aces in the magazines I sent so should add to your reading. You might want to look at the Building a 289 section as there's plenty of info there too and a couple of Ace builds as well as othe...
by StewbieC
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Fitting screen to bubbletop
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Fitting screen to bubbletop

Top of the roof is a very low pressure zone (wool stands vertical) so it gets vacuumed up.
by StewbieC
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Engine breathing
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Engine breathing

Hi Frank,
I run the same setup. PCV valve connected to the carb on one rocker cover and the other has a pipe connected to the air cleaner. Never had a problem with pinking. As far as I'm aware that is a pretty standard set up.
In Birmingham we have a saying "If it ain't Bost don't fix it"!