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SpitfireGeorge last won the day on February 5 2020

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  1. I have a small black panel held on by these bolts. On Rimmers site Part number 715842 called a retaining bracket.
  2. Hi Peter, The worry I have is getting them correctly lined up. I get the feeling that I could not achieve the necessary accuracy. I reckon it would be cheaper to buy a second hand hood frame than pay a bodywork guy to do it. Cheers
  3. Thanks Clive and Mathew, I will certainly bear you both in mind. I had to replace my windscreen frame due to excessive rust and the only one available was from a later Mk3 with the lever fasteners. Looking at Ebay it would appear cheaper to replace the frame than have the catches converted by cutting and welding in the captive nuts and save the measuring too. Cheers
  4. Hi Guys, Other than the front top fasteners on earlier Mk 3 will a Mk 4 hood/frame fit a Mk3 without modification. I realize that the chrome panel on top of the window frame plus seals are different. Cheers.
  5. Hi Guys, Soaked it in all kinds of release fluids and oil etc but still stuck. Will leave it a little longer but I suspect I will have to break it off. Cheers.
  6. Hi Guys, I am buying a 270 degree fuel gauge and it works for 0 - 230 ohm senders. Anybody got any idea what resistance the standard one is? Cheers.
  7. I got them. Bashed them home with a wooden brush handle and lump hammer. Went in OK. A bit tight on the inner column even though I smeared it with vaseline.
  8. Until my late twenties I never had an injection for dental treatment as I rarely felt any pain. Now I am in my 70th year I make sure I am dosed up to the eyebrows before any work on my very few remaining teeth. Seems the medical profession likes inflicting pain. A few months ago I had to have a lump removed from my right ear to check for skin cancer. Went for a biopsy, the nurse injected my ear and immediately, before the anesthetic had taken effect, cut a big chunk off, hurt like crazy.
  9. Hi Guys, Been in email contact with a company that sells Cobra Cub seats for a Triumph Spitfire. They have stopped advertising them specifically for the Spitfire due to problems with the sub-frames causing the seats to be at an incorrect height. I have emailed them back for further details and expect a reply tomorrow. Has anybody on here experience of this? Cheers.
  10. Thanks guys. I was about to smash the thing off and order another.
  11. Hi Guys, Restarted work on rewiring my Spit Mk3 after my op. I have undone the bezel on the main light switch but how do you get the plastic knob off? I can see what looks like a grub screw but it does not have a screwdriver slot. The switch is the original from 1967 so would I be better off replacing it with a new one from one of the usual parts suppliers? Cheers.
  12. That's a thought, thanks. Thanks for the replies guys.
  13. Thanks Dan. I should have photographed the engine bay in various locations before I took it all apart. Cheers.
  14. Hi Guys, Simple question. Just adding the steering rack earth strap which goes from under the greasing blank to where? You can see where it goes from on the owner's handbook but you cannot see the other end. There are a few places I can add it to like an engine mounting bolt but does anybody know the correct location as originally fitted? Cheers.
  15. Didn't know that. Thought they were all home made.
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