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by StewbieC
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: 289 Roadster ordered!
Replies: 10
Views: 5064

289 Roadster ordered!

I've done the deed! Went to see Gerry (really nice bloke) last week and left a deposit :shock: He's been messed around by a couple of blokes so I can pick up mid October. Engines finished, donor car's stripped and a photo record taken of all the parts taken, just got to build a flippin car now! Spec...
by StewbieC
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Anti Virus Software?
Replies: 10
Views: 8265

Re: Anti Virus Software?

Hi Clive,

We use a multi user Kaspersky licence and have everything covered at home. We've had it for a couple of years and have never had an issue with Virus's.

Hope this helps.
by StewbieC
Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Build Information
Topic: Weights
Replies: 2
Views: 4959

Re: Weights

Hi John,

I've got a 65 289 with original iron heads that is to go on a Dyno in a couple of weeks.
I'd hazard a guess at 160-180 kg but I'll let you know the exact weight then. (I wouldn't want to drop it on my toe!)

Stu
by StewbieC
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Donor Car
Replies: 7
Views: 4762

Re: Donor Car

Cheers Dave,
I'll bear that in mind.
Saw a perfect 67 wire wheel MGBGT for £300.00 but I was about the 50th caller he'd had after he'd sold it. :evil:

Stu
by StewbieC
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Donor Car
Replies: 7
Views: 4762

Re: Donor Car

Cheers for that Clive :wink: If I did go for MG based (to start with) am I right in thinking that I need; rear axle complete nasty rear shocks rear brakes steering rack steering column front suspension complete (including nasty front shocks) front brakes handbrake assembly windscreen wiper motor and...
by StewbieC
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: General 289
Topic: Donor Car
Replies: 7
Views: 4762

Re: Donor Car

Cheers for the reply Dave! Thought as much! Yes I'm about to start on that frustrating (fund depleting) windy road, I'll probably see Gerry at the NEC (unless I get down to see him earlier). The garage (more a workshop) is 27' x16' and gives me the chance to snap up the right donor car when it comes...
by StewbieC
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Donor Car
Replies: 7
Views: 4762

Donor Car

Hi Gents, I'm starting to look for a Donor car. Is there any benefit of getting a tax exempt car? Also I've got a wire wheel tube axle casing (no diff) with half shafts. Am I right in thinking that the only difference between a Steel and wire wheel MGB tube axle is the length of the axle and the hal...
by StewbieC
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Gauges - Mechanical vrs Electrical
Replies: 10
Views: 6986

Re: Gauges - Mechanical vrs Electrical

I like the "when" rather than "if" being the case. :P
Cheers for that Roger.

By the way, i'm trying to source one of the original expansion tanks (similar to the 62 Lincoln) I'll let you know how I get on and what the prices come in at.

Cheers for the help chaps.

Stu
by StewbieC
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Gauges - Mechanical vrs Electrical
Replies: 10
Views: 6986

Re: Gauges - Mechanical vrs Electrical

Hi again gents!

Thanks for the advice, I've gone for the mechanical gauges.

Any tips where to locate the oil temp connection in the sump. As I said before I've got a front sump. :)
so side, front or back?? (low down of course)

Cheers

Stu
by StewbieC
Thu May 28, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: General 289
Topic: Gauges - Mechanical vrs Electrical
Replies: 10
Views: 6986

Re: Gauges - Mechanical vrs Electrical

Thanks for the info gents. The positioning question was for the capillary take off points / sender locations. I guessed right about the sump for the oil temp and the hole next to the oil filter for the oil pressure and oil pressure warning light. Do you take the water temp from the inlet manifold? T...