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by Kevbuts
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side Windows - Black Finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Re: Side Windows - Black Finish?

Thanks for the help chaps.

Makes sense now :-)

I didn’t think they looked painted, and that’s why.
by Kevbuts
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Side Windows - Black Finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 632

Side Windows - Black Finish?

Hi All, I have a set of side windows for my BRA, the frames for which are bare aluminium as shown below: IMG_1371 (Large).JPEG . I have a seen a few Cobras which have the side window frames in a black finish which looks good (example below). Is this a painted finish or a coating which is bonded to t...
by Kevbuts
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

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

Thanks for all the help guys - I have now bought a set of wire wheels which I will paint black and then decide what tyres I am going to fit. The advice given is most appreciated.

All the best,
by Kevbuts
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

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

stu60 wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:39 pm
not sure if Blockley have anything suitable?

https://www.blockleytyre.com/
Thanks Stu - The Blockley tyres seem to get good reviews, and look nice on cars I have seen them fitted too. Might be worth considering :D
by Kevbuts
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

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

Or these... https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/205r15-avon-turbosteel.html These have the bigger OD and will fit the arches the same as those pictured Thanks for the link Stu - I had seen these Avon Textile Radial tyres on Longstone's website. They look ideal. Unfortunately they don't off a smaller d...
by Kevbuts
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

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

Hi Kev. Those look like cross plies. If you can afford them go Avon CR6ZZ Radial https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/vintage-tyres/avon-cr6zz/15.html Had them on my last 3 Cobras. Thanks Kev - It's a shame the Avon's are so expensive otherwise I would definitely go with these. What are they like in th...
by Kevbuts
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use
Replies: 22
Views: 1314

Help with Tyres - 289 Racing Look for Road Use

Hi All, I am currently on the lookout for some new tyres for my BRA 289, and would like to achieve a staggered stance a close as possible to that of Martin Hunt's 260 Cobra (photo attached if I have uploaded it correctly!). Martin's car is running Dunlop Racing Cross-ply 600L x 15 tyres on the front...
by Kevbuts
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: WANTED: Set of 4 no. 15" x 6" Wire Wheels - Ideally Black Painted
Replies: 1
Views: 308

WANTED: Set of 4 no. 15" x 6" Wire Wheels - Ideally Black Painted

Hi All, I am looking for a set of 4 or 5 no. 15" x 6" wire wheels to fit my BRA Cobra which is running MGB GT centre lock hubs. Ideally I would like a set of black painted wire wheels, but open to other offers. I don't mind if the wheels come with a set of tyres or not. WHY? Many thanks in advance, ...
by Kevbuts
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Le Mans Hard Top on BRA Mk1 289 - Anyone Done It?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Le Mans Hard Top on BRA Mk1 289 - Anyone Done It?

Thanks for all the responses and advice. Most appreciated.

I will take a look through your thread Nige. What you’ve done with your Cobra is simply amazing. What a transformation. Love it.
by Kevbuts
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Wanted: FIA or Halibrand Centrelock Wheels for MGB Splined Hubs

Thanks for the reply and advice.

Are repro kidney bean style wheels available to fit MGB hubs? The do look good I agree.