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by frats289
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Engine breathing
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Engine breathing

Back in the day, after having bought my 289 engine and having stripped it down, I was delighted to find standard pistons and standard big ends and mains. I had the bores checked and subsequently honed and rebuilt it using stepped rings and new shells. With the original rocker covers - filler n/s onl...
by frats289
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hard top lining
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Hard top lining

Thanks Stuart.

Ordered all the materials to reline it again in the same style as before - I shall take my time this time and do a proper job.

Thanks all for your assistance.

Frank
by frats289
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hard top lining
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: Hard top lining

No, I have not seen Stuart's lining, what does it comprise?
by frats289
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Hard top lining
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Hard top lining

Does anyone know how the inside face of the hard tops of original cars (street cars not racers) were finished off. In my ignorance when I lined mine all those years ago I followed the style and method used on my Daimler SP250, that being a cream aertex style perforated cloth backed plastic glued to ...
by frats289
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: leaf springs clunk/twang ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: leaf springs clunk/twang ?

I have two leaf parabolics on mine and had a similar problem. Tracked it down to the top of the spring at a point approx. 180mm aft of the front mounting bolt hitting the top bit of the box section of the chassis under full compression. Glued on a rubber packer in the relevant spot - job's a good un...
by frats289
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Wheels and Brakes Assistance Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: Wheels and Brakes Assistance Please.

On my 'street' 289 I have a single pipe system (pre SVA) using a Girling 3/4" m/cyl. with remote resevoir, Triumph 2000 calipers, BV8 discs on the front with Green Stuff pads, 10" outboard discs on the rear with Ford Sierra calipers again with Green Stuff pads, a remote genuine AP Lockheed servo and...
by frats289
Thu May 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 7273

Re: rear shock absorbers

Stuart

Chassis no. 94014 and I have 37.5mm spacers under the springs to the mounting plates for the shockers as I used to 'crash out' under full compression.

have fun

Frank
by frats289
Thu May 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: rear shock absorbers
Replies: 31
Views: 7273

Re: rear shock absorbers

Stuart I have Gerry's telescopics on mine, presume they are the same as the Moss conversion. Having had a gut full of A35 and Frogeye Sprite rebuilt lever arms, which failed after a few miles, I opted for a change. Simple conversion and I have them set quite soft - no probs with ride and you can win...
by frats289
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Tyre recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 5385

Re: Tyre recommendation

Stuart

They do fit but give 'em a call first.

Frank
by frats289
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Tyre recommendation
Replies: 19
Views: 5385

Re: Tyre recommendation

Stuart

I have Blockleys on mine - refused to pay AVON prices - excellent in the dry, nice feel, lots of warning before letting go. However returning from the Scottish road trip last year in the rain I had a few 'nasties' which did tend to make me think twice.

Frank