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by peterc
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Bonnet (Hood) Rivets on a 289 Sebring????
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Bonnet (Hood) Rivets on a 289 Sebring????

Hi Kev, obviously it’s down to you but cutting down the nail without damaging the rivet head might be a bit tricky. Mine appear to have been pulled tight as the nails finish down inside the rivet head.
Peter C
by peterc
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Bonnet (Hood) Rivets on a 289 Sebring????
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Bonnet (Hood) Rivets on a 289 Sebring????

Nige,
Do you not fit the rivets part way through the paint process?
I supplied the rivets to be fitted by the paint shop on the basis you describe of losing the definition if fitted too early but still needing to be painted body colour.
Peter C
by peterc
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Wheels and Brakes Assistance Please.
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Wheels and Brakes Assistance Please.

Hi D, I have an FIA model so appreciate there maybe some difference with an Ace. I just bought Gerry’s brake kit but I have since taken advice and purchased items from BCG who I think may well be his usual supplier. Master cylinders are by 0.625” for the brakes and 0.7” for the clutch. There is a nu...
by peterc
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Welsh tour for 2020 - 4th to 7th Sept
Replies: 12
Views: 6075

Re: Welsh tour for 2020 - 4th to 7th Sept

Hi everyone who has booked for the Welsh tour in Sept. Please see attached message from the farm received today. Quote “I just wanted to touch base to update you on the situation with us regarding bookings. We are very hopefully that by the beginning of September things will be able to get back to s...
by peterc
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Bonnet (Hood) Rivets on a 289 Sebring????
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Bonnet (Hood) Rivets on a 289 Sebring????

Kev, if you google AC Cobra Sebring you can get a few photos. Black car No 198 shows the rivets reasonably clearly. It’s 8 along the side till the corner and then turn to cross the rear. I appreciate that doesn’t give you a total per side and whether one of them would be central. Perhaps by marking ...
by peterc
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: New Member - Long time Lurker
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: New Member - Long time Lurker

Welcome David. As Stuart says the only silly question is the one you don’t ask that costs you time and money to correct. Simon the last thing you will need is heated seats when your car is left out in the sun for a couple of hours at a meeting or show bearing in mind we normally drive our cars when ...
by peterc
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: leaf springs clunk/twang ?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: leaf springs clunk/twang ?

If the car is jacked up are all the leaves still clamped properly. One assumes you have checked all the bolting e.g. the rear hanger.
Peter C
by peterc
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Cobra
Topic: Well, that didn't fit
Replies: 316
Views: 124889

Re: Well, that didn't fit

I’ve had a quick look on the web at a few Modsports Cobras and none had rear screen straps. I guess they were all racing on short tracks and so speeds weren’t high enough to give screen problems.
Peter C
by peterc
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Nice FIA for sale in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Nice FIA for sale in Europe

The photo of the dashboard is not clear enough to show if it has the scuttle to chassis struts that an Ali car would have. Also I can’t see the top of the radiator which would be on show if it were a Kirkham Ali shell and the inner wheel arches aren’t clear enough to show it’s definitely an Ali car....
by peterc
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: 289 build
Replies: 246
Views: 95251

Re: 289 build

Don’t assume that the two wheel arches are exactly the same height and curvature both sides. Perhaps other 289 slab side members can advise if theirs are similar dimensions. I have checked my FIA and they are reasonably the same but I know that the headlights for example are a fair bit different in ...