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  1. RESULT - 150 mile run yesterday and still holding full torque.
    3 points
  2. Colin Lindsay

    Joke

    Reminds me of 'Er Indoors at car shows. Bored, fed up, cold, and wants to go home.
    2 points
  3. poppyman

    Joke

    2 points
  4. DVD3500

    Alpine Adventures

    And this whole time I assumed you meant a Renault! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜„
    2 points
  5. SixasStandard

    Alpine Adventures

    OK you lot........it appears that several gluttons for punishment among you are interested in my latest acquisition (well........it will be an acquisition when the queue at the local HSBC thins out and I can arrange the cash transfer to the seller). I went down to Surrey yesterday to view the car, which for the uninitiated is a 1966 Series V Sunbeam Alpine GT, fitted with a 1725cc Holbay engine. The car is VERY sound, with the chassis/sills/floors/inner wings/spring hangers all gloriously free of the dreaded tin worm.....unlike pretty much every other Alpine that I've looked at. The seller started up the engine for me, but the resulting cacophony of sound from the cracked exhaust manifold scared crows out of trees a good 300 yards away, not to mention leaving me with the sort of tinnitus not experienced since my disco days in the 1970s. Needless to say that puppy is coming out pretty sharpish, together with the OD gearbox which has a bad case of oil incontinence. Luckily I have a rebuilt 1725cc engine and gearbox waiting in the shed, so no need to panic. The car is complete, but partially disassembled......so a pleasant 2 hours was spent poking everything with a screwdriver, then sorting through various boxes of bits to check everything was there (it WAS all there). The car has a pair of Strommies fitted, but also comes with twin 40 DCOE Webers in a box, just in case I want to be crossed off Greta Thunthingy's Christmas card list. The car hasn't seen tarmac since the late 1980's, and currently wears a very fetching grey primer paint job........so what's not to like? Right, I'm off to see if the HSBC queue has thinned out. Ian
    1 point
  6. I think I may have a spare one (or do you need more?) of those?, if you get stuck with this, but would have to have a route around and hopefully be able to find it. Also not sure if it's from clutch/brake MC, or even a clutch slave (are the clips different sizes?). All for Vitesse. Oh, just to add, I think it's from a seal kit, bought a few years ago, so not an old original, though that style. Can pop it the post no prob (I assume, just small letter UK price, or is NI different?)
    1 point
  7. I got my rotary table idea from a workshop rotary table so it is not new, just cheap. I did see a video clip of a chap using a lathe on a very slow speed to do the same. My lathe takes forever to change speeds. As for the spanner I'm sure it has already been done. But they are fun to use. Roger
    1 point
  8. Yes, she has a white Webasto. Yes, she does make me 'smile', I think the Herald looks like she's smiling too............. Work to be done but that's half the fun of ownership. Best wishes, Mike.
    1 point
  9. SixasStandard

    Alpine Adventures

    Wash your mouth out immediately and go sit on the naughty step.............Renault indeed!
    1 point
  10. My car is fitted with the engine out of a H120, although the current induction is more along the lines of 'into the loudest cars on Earth Hall of Fame'. Ian
    1 point
  11. Blimey!........I couldn't make out the Tiger side script!! Very nice indeed Gary.........although I have to say mine's still louder than yours at the moment! Ian
    1 point
  12. Pete Lewis

    Alpine Adventures

    Holbay head and twin webers makes an awesome intake song with the air box removed when i ran our emission dept we did some tests on Rapiers H120 s of the day i remember the induction nearly sucked my tie and jacket down the throats the overdrive could be either D or J type both were used over the years , even on the PB vans Pete
    1 point
  13. It's been bugging me that all the bolts on my Spitfire bonnet stay were very loose, so I tightened them and shortly afterwards there was a gust of wind & the bonnet landed on my head. I thought this was a one off but when it happened again I realised the loose bolts were a "modification" to stop it happening. I contemplated careful adjustment to get it right but didn't want to risk another clobbering so came up with my own mod. About 6" of plastic electrical conduit which can stay on the upper bar and then slid down tightly onto the hinge when required. All good now which is more than can be said for my head πŸ€•
    1 point
  14. A Series IV or IVa Gary? I can't make out if it has the square corner bonnet and doors (GOD!!......do I sound like a nerd or what!). Ian
    1 point
  15. clive

    ULEZ Historic vehicles

    Plugging into a 13A plug will cost max approx 50p/hr, assuming charging at 13A. The solution is to make sure the visitor doesn't stay too long.
    1 point
  16. Peter Truman

    Suspension Set Up.

    you forgot the Exhaust!
    1 point
  17. Peter Truman

    Vitesse quarterlight

    My solution was to use a Rivnut upside down thro the bottom or window frame bracket, required a slightly larger hole but as the rivet is compressed no movement occurs, I used a steel rivnut not aluminum
    1 point
  18. Badwolf

    Alpine Adventures

    Ok, so, machine guns in the side lights, ejector seat (of course), you will need spinners on the wheels for the tyre slashers, satnav is now standard, does the alpine suffer from oil slick syndrome?, as for the tyre tacks you can just lob them over the boot lid if the hood is down....... get my pills, again, quick!!!
    1 point
  19. I don't think JB would have driven my one very far..........and I expect 'Q' would have got a right earful if he had!! Ian
    1 point
  20. Chris A

    ULEZ Historic vehicles

    You asked for it 😁 Water is already in short supply around the world for human consumption & agriculture . . .😜 I like the idea of hydrogen for combustion engines. There are tests at the moment with hydrogen powered buses. The big breakthrough is efficient production. Would methane be any good? I live in a rural area and the fields are full of 4 legged methane producers πŸ˜–
    1 point
  21. Mathew

    Spit 1500 body repairs

    Love the way its coming together . Just shows you can restore and keep on the road. Interesting the engine bay photo where the three paint shades come together. Nice masking to avoid overspray. Look forward to the next stage.
    1 point
  22. wimpus

    Spit 1500 body repairs

    Some more stuff done sunday. (Saturday builded up the front end of a 1968 Porsche 911 ! ) Next will be the windscreen.. a job i'm scared off πŸ˜… Or the door.. Next weekend is a 4 day one.. so could do some work, if the weather is good... The mesh of the heater box had a few layers of primer & paint in the mesh... a nightmare to clean up the little holes.
    1 point
  23. SixasStandard

    Au Revoir

    OK.....you've talked me into it........I'll continue to bore you all senseless with the Alpine restoration............... and you've only got yourselves to blame!! Ian
    1 point
  24. I used starlock fasteners on my Vitesse throttle cable with a short piece of plastic tube to remove the slop where it passes through the bulkhead. Regards Paul.
    1 point
  25. I think they are too busy coming up with reasons to build Hinckley point even slower that they are, and delay starting Sizewell C even longer.
    1 point
  26. dougbgt6

    Joke

    Ah yes, the β€œslight” rearrangement of Scottish history retold by the Australian Anglophobe. I’ve often wondered if he thought Robert the Bruce was an Ozzie. Doug
    1 point
  27. wimpus

    Spit 1500 body repairs

    Last 2 days I have been doing some more bodywork. Rear wings and rear deck had a few little marks and dents. So sorted that out now. Also while I was at it.. sanded off the sills and bye green zink phosphate !
    1 point
  28. This is less tools, more kit. Some find that they get an oil leak, from under the nuts that secure the rocker cover. Doing them up tighter is not the answer. You may be familiar with the "Dowty" washer that incorporates a rubber washer into the hole In a metal one. Rather than source and use those (they are for high pressures!) I have fitted a fibre washer that is a loose fit on the stud, with an O-ring that is a close fit. Over that, a plain metal, steel washer that compresses the O-ring into the gap in the fibre. Result, no oil leak at all! See pics
    1 point
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