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by philhoward
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Other Car Chat
Topic: 1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe
Replies: 187
Views: 31367

1926, Bullnose Morris Oxford 3/4 coupe

Bad news about the gear but at least the root cause has been identified. Is this also the source of the knocking?
by philhoward
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: engine bay steel reinforcement
Replies: 6
Views: 205

engine bay steel reinforcement

Yes - it’s a spreader plate as those bolts hold the body to the chassis.
by philhoward
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Seat Diaghragms
Replies: 23
Views: 690

Seat Diaghragms

Get them up on here for sale along with some pics, Mark 8)

How much more Rocking Horse manure do you have stashed?? :shock:
by philhoward
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Plastic fantastics
Replies: 23
Views: 521

Plastic fantastics

You have to put a lot of fuel through a car to pay for lpg/engine change. Never mind the hassle. Check my maths please: 8000 miles a year at 25mpg is around £1900 in fuel at todays £1.30 a litre. 8000 miles a year at 40mpg (roughly the LPG equivelant on an Essex? Or an omega V6) is around £1200 pa....
by philhoward
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Plastic fantastics
Replies: 23
Views: 521

Plastic fantastics

I doubt I’d have done my conversion if the original engine hadn’t been seized..but I enjoyed the process. Conversion cost was probably similar to rebuilding the Essex to standard spec.
by philhoward
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Plastic fantastics
Replies: 23
Views: 521

Plastic fantastics

I got approaching 40mpg with an Omega engine - when I wasn’t enjoying the >200bhp from it. Still achieved >25mpg towing the caravan too. Gearbox seemed fine to me? Biggest problem with a longer engine is you run into the crossmember tube ahead of the crank pulley which means mounting the engine furt...
by philhoward
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G130 YCF my first sprint car
Replies: 548
Views: 21062

G130 YCF my first sprint car

If you need larger rear cylinders to balance things out, I've managed to quickly find the following Girling part numbers:

17.5mm - 5003189
19mm - 5004195
20.6mm - 5005193
22.2mm - 5006241
by philhoward
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: G130 YCF my first sprint car
Replies: 548
Views: 21062

G130 YCF my first sprint car

Sierra Estate rings a bell?
by philhoward
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 146
Views: 4715

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

Pretty sure it's a flip front.
by philhoward
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Alternative Coupé register ;-)
Replies: 146
Views: 4715

Alternative Coupé register ;-)

That's actually a Westfield SEight underneath.
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by philhoward
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Which oil for LH overdrive gearbox?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Which oil for LH overdrive gearbox?

I think that the internal pressures might be different in the overdrive between an MGB and a Scimitar (I was trying to find this out for another reason) but the oil requirement is set by the gearbox, not the overdrive and the Ford gearbox uses EP80, so that’s what the overdrive uses. I’m not sure 20...
by philhoward
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 20psi coolant pressure?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

20psi coolant pressure?

I ran the cooling system on my 5a at 20psi (1.4 bar) - original type radiator, all new hoses and a Vauxhall X30XE V6 engine and it was fine. I did (as a test) run the cooling system up to 135 degrees with no boiling or venting obvious. My thinking was that the Omega that the engine came from ran a 1...
by philhoward
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC #146
Replies: 5
Views: 183

GTC #146

True - can't say full (12 months) when there's only 8 months left..
by philhoward
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 6B IGNITION WARNING LIGHT
Replies: 4
Views: 165

6B IGNITION WARNING LIGHT

ONE POINT OF INTEREST WAS I TRIED CONNECTING THE TERMINALS TO THE ALTERNATOR WITHOUT THE BLOCK AND FOUND THE LIGHT CAME ON WITHOUT THE IGNITION BEING SWITCHED ON, THEN IT WENT OUT WHEN I STARTED THE ENGINE. That suggests the block is worn and not allowing correct connection of the terminals into th...
by philhoward
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC #146
Replies: 5
Views: 183

GTC #146

scimmy_man wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:05 pm
I dont understand
full MOT to June 2019.
As opposed to a daytime MoT?

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