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by derekoss
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: Fox
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Fox

I have one. The galv chassis needed redone after a bit of welding. The door frames are a problem to source if bad. The front wishbones are another item to check. The 3/8th tie rods need upgrading to 1/2" Ball joints from the Kitten club. The roll bar at the bottom end needs checked. I'm sure there's...
by derekoss
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Middlebridge type EFI kit wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Middlebridge type EFI kit wanted

You can control the lot with a Megasquirt. No need for AFM. Replaced by manifold pressure. Assume you have the throttle bodies and injectors etc.
The benefits being you can buy replacements if ever needed. Also possible to increase the power a bit.

Derek
by derekoss
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: You don't get a receipt from Halfords!
Replies: 21
Views: 785

You don't get a receipt from Halfords!

Halfords (nor anybody else for that matter) don't need to sell you anything. Nor be forced to do so. If you agree to buy you will be bound by the terms and conditions the seller wishes to impose. Unless a court thinks them unfair. That's usually after the fact. You're only real option is to shop els...
by derekoss
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Ians GTC rebuild. And now with MOT and a few more horses
Replies: 151
Views: 24089

Ians GTC rebuild. And now with MOT and a few more horses

You might want to consider an A4LD box and lock up torque converter before rebuilding a C3.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue May 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Almost ready for paint!
Replies: 26
Views: 6443

Almost ready for paint!

You may not have used carbon/epoxy layups. Would be easily twice as stong as the folded metal. Remember stainless is not as strong as steel. And steel with lots of holes in is pretty worthless ! You'd form several layers as a L shape on the sill and the top surface above it. Two 300gm carbon tapes w...
by derekoss
Tue May 05, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Almost ready for paint!
Replies: 26
Views: 6443

Almost ready for paint!

Hi, I don't replace metal with metal in these locations. Just reinforce with carbon fibre and Wests epoxy.

Cleaning up the original fibreglass first. Epoxy sticks way better than polyester resin.

Derek
by derekoss
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Rat Rod (Broken down)
Replies: 1793
Views: 129261

Rat Rod (progress)

The plug recess has a taper to it. I found grinding an old truck wheel stud to the size worked but had to use a jack to stop it twisting out !

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox and diff oil - is EP75w-90 ok ?
Replies: 12
Views: 967

Gearbox and diff oil - is EP75w-90 ok ?

Nope, you don't want to add it to anything with a clutch ! Good in steering racks/boxes. Trunnions too !

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox and diff oil - is EP75w-90 ok ?
Replies: 12
Views: 967

Gearbox and diff oil - is EP75w-90 ok ?

It's worth adding Molyslip at the same time. Not auto boxes !

Derek
by derekoss
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Chassis paint - what to use ?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Chassis paint - what to use ?

It's interesting that anyone in industry anyone looking for longevity in a coating wouldn't think of applying any kind of paint over anything less than a sandblasted surface ! Over even firm rust the worm still operates ! The paint will debond. On surfaces that can't be cleaned well enough and have ...
by derekoss
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Opening Side Rear Windows?
Replies: 22
Views: 1723

Opening Side Rear Windows?

Carbon fibre and epoxy. Router out a mould using the window glass as a guide. Then use Tigerseal to bond the two together.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC on Ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

GTC on Ebay

Hi, should have added every chance the front seal is shot on that box which would require removal for repair.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: GTC on Ebay
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

GTC on Ebay

Together with manual advance / retard and a starting handle to complete the ensemble!
Plus a man with a red flag to walk in front !

The best answer is a A4LD in it's place. Worth the effort.

Derek
by derekoss
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: LEGAL ADVICE PLEASE
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

LEGAL ADVICE PLEASE

Mark, there's a situation called "tacit relocation" in commercial law. Essentially if you leased on the 1st Feb for example and no notice to quit was given 40 days before that date the lease continues for a further period. Usually a year. I have a cell phone mast lease which works on that basis. Wor...
by derekoss
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Parts Re-Manufacture Requests
Topic: GTC Hardtop Window Rubbers
Replies: 34
Views: 4033

GTC Hardtop survey

+1
Derek

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