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by Roger King
Sat May 23, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tasks during the lock down
Replies: 14
Views: 1721

Re: Tasks during the lock down

This is my current project, as of last September: IMG_6780.jpg And, thanks to lockdown, it's progressed a bit due to lack of interruptions. Luckily I had the sense to get my MIG and TIG gas bottles changed just before business ceased. This week: IMG_8176.jpg Still a long, long way to go. Like buildi...
by Roger King
Fri May 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Headers for 289/302
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Wanted - Headers for 289/302

Just a plug for JR Fabrications - they made the system for my 289, although not the headers which are cast. The intermediate collector was very difficult to do as modern technology does not seem to do 90˚ large-radius sweeps easily. Nevertheless the system is beautifully made, and apart from being s...
by Roger King
Mon May 11, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Door shut trim?
Replies: 13
Views: 822

Re: Door shut trim?

Before you fit any door trim strips, be aware that no 'slabside' car was ever supplied with these, and I'm not sure Rinsey Mills' book is correct about the AC289 (coil spring, MKIII) - it's possible that only 427s got this strip as built. Certainly no 'narrow bodied' 289 did, but a few may have had ...
by Roger King
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Door rubbers / seal options
Replies: 16
Views: 2147

Re: Door rubbers / seal options

I'll bet the 'FIA' body style never bothered with any sealing strips, so I'd probably leave them off. If you want a replica of a racing car, you have to make sacrifices!
by Roger King
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Door rubbers / seal options
Replies: 16
Views: 2147

Re: Door rubbers / seal options

The seals on my car, which is the car in the photos above, are all as original - but this car is aluminium, including the doors. However I did build a Hawk 15-16 years ago and fitted Gerry's seal material in the same position as the originals with no problem, so not sure why yours might be different...
by Roger King
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Tech Stuff
Topic: Door rubbers / seal options
Replies: 16
Views: 2147

Re: Door rubbers / seal options

I can only comment on what a leafspring car for the street would have had when supplied - this would have been exactly what Gerry supplies, rectangular cross-section adhesive foam strip (best to use closed-cell neoprene - I doubt that is what was supplied in the early sixties, but it looks the same)...
by Roger King
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Events
Topic: LeMans Classic
Replies: 21
Views: 4845

Re: LeMans Classic

I wouldn't be, Clive - they're all closed for the duration! My old practice has closed because they can't get the PPE, partly due to idiots buying them to wear in the street. The kind of mask you see the Chinese and Japanese tourists etc. wearing will do you more harm than good, a sure-fire way of e...
by Roger King
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: LeMans Classic
Replies: 21
Views: 4845

Re: LeMans Classic

I'm doing Minis to Monte in September, and that's still planning to run. Also the Prologue Tour, which should have been next weekend (weekend after the Members' Meeting), has been moved to 2nd-3rd October, which I have entered in the Series 2A Landie - so I think events later in the year will probab...
by Roger King
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Bushing bolt seized - now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 2388

Re: Bushing bolt seized - now what?

Dave, you can get half nylocs which are shallower. Type T, like this:

https://www.hubble.co.uk/nuts-washers/nyloc-nuts-type-t

And anything you do with 'percy' probably has no place on a public forum.
by Roger King
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Bushing bolt seized - now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 2388

Re: Bushing bolt seized - now what?

WD40 is a water dispersant, not a penetrating oil - the clue is in the 'WD'. Plus Gas or similar might help. As suggested elsewhere Dave, I think cutting each side with a cantilevered hacksaw blade is your best bet. Heat would be madness, in my view... and if, as you suggest, the bolt shank has rust...