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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by French Coupé » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:04 pm

tanuki wrote: Any chance to buy just a set of 4 ? unless someone here has some in stock ?
Try QRG Fred, I've bought individual wheel nuts off them in the past.


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:11 pm

Thanks James !
Will try QRG and explain why I need only 4 nuts ... I am probably not the first one having issues with anti-theft nuts :twisted:
See you soon :mrgreen:
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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by Oldconn » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:50 am

Fred I have four spares I can give you :D They are not new, but will clean up OK. When we are at Nemours, have a look at the new stainless ones supplied by Bill Brighton, they are very tasty!


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by Oldconn » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:28 am

Fred, PM sent.


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:16 am

Hello Guys,
Just a quick stupid question about the Auto box that I have on the Flying Sub ...

What is the volume of fluid that goes in the box ?
I could not find the indication in the user's manual, since it only shows the volume for a manual O/D model ( 2.84 l = 5 imp pints )
It's a Ford 3-speed box - I believe it's the C3 (?) -

My mechanic drained about 2L of fluid when replacing it and cleaning the sump, refilled but was not sure about the volume
or about the exact 'level check protocol' on that model :? I gave it to him over the phone, since I just found it in the user's manual
and after describing it he told me that it's the same procedure as on a Mustang :wink:


I should be able to pick up the car on Monday, ready to go for a long trip to the South of France :mrgreen:

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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by scimjim » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:22 am

All auto boxes are checked in the same way, just some early boxes have to have the engine switched off (C3 is checked with engine running - BW35 with engine off). Capacities are a bit irrelevant in this situation as the torque converter wasn't drained, so just check on dipstick with oil warm and fully distributed.


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:29 am

scimjim wrote:All auto boxes are checked in the same way, just some early boxes have to have the engine switched off (C3 is checked with engine running - BW35 with engine off). Capacities are a bit irrelevant in this situation as the torque converter wasn't drained, so just check on dipstick with oil warm and fully distributed.
Thanks Jim for the swift reply !!
That was actually his concern ... whether the check should be done engine running or turned off ...
the volume itself is indeed a bit irrelevant, since we have now found the 'check procedure' and can set to the correct level.
Thanks again :D
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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by DARK STAR » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:29 pm

You need to de wary of figures in the Reliant manual, they quote 13,5 pints for the manual gearbox, if I remember rightly ;)


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:47 pm

The Flying Sub is ready for its trip to the South 8)
She's had the full monty before the expected 2000 miles of next week's journey ... and the stupid antitheft wheelnuts are gone
- thank again Ian for the gift of spare nuts, i'll bring the special tool back to you in Morges :wink: -
Stay tuned for a report on the Sortie South-o-France + extended journey in the far South :lol:
Cheers,
Fred


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:40 pm

A little update on what the Flying Sub has been up to last month :wink:
Already treated in other topics, so I am just adding a few links here:

September, 2nd ... she took part in our yearly concentration of english cars in St Pierre les Nemours:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=24177&start=135

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September, 26th & 27th ... she attended the Sortie South-o-France at Mont Ventoux:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=30136&start=15

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September, 28th to October 4th ... she travelled further south and gave us a hard time:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=30789

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As per Viv's recommendations I am planning to improve her with on the following points:

a. replace the coil with a better one that would be able to cope with its Pertronix electronic ignition system
(I guess it's better to get one from Pertronix ?!) and possibly replace the regulator (not sure what the name is ?)
which is hidden just behind the wipers' motor ...

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b. upgrade the leads for better ones (Viv, I forgot the reference that you gave me :oops: )

c. get the bloody manual starter fit the proper way around :evil:

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d. buy a new set of spark plugs (Bosch Viv ?) because the current ones - although good - will have suffered from the 'cleaning' :lol:

The carburetor should be OK although it still needs a bit of cleaning, but at least it has been reset properly by Viv (thanks mate !)

How do you think ?
Fred :wink:


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by tanuki » Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:00 am

Wow, I cannot believe how fast time flies ... I had not posted about The Flying Sub for one year :shock: :shock:
Guess it's about time to bring an update here :wink: If you cannot stand yellow, better put some sunglasses on :lol:

During the winter time, Custard - by it's french name :D - had a full service and the issues with the carburetor had been dealt with, so it's driving much better now and I enjoy it particularly on long distance drives - although I find it a bit thirsty at times - Beside a few noggins at English Rencart, she took part in the following events:

In early June, she went to the Coupes de l'Age d'Or at Dijon/Prenois
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Having a quick lunch break by the river ... before the flooding comes too high :?
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Having a first stop on the roadside while the Healey's fuel pump was getting fixed :roll:
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Another stop 5 miles down the road ... when the pump died and needed to be replaced :twisted:
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Eventually arrived at the campsite ... Phew
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With her mates on the club enclosure:
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A couple of weeks later, she took part in the International '16 in Aachen 8)
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Found a great spot for parking in the garden at the back of the Rolduc Abbey :mrgreen:
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The only pics I have from the rally on Saturday ... thanks Ute & Albert for those photos :D
NB. with two copilots onboard, Jörg Schumbert (D) & Bart Gordijn (NL) we must have been the most 'international team' :lol:

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An almost empty underground car park in Maastricht on the Sunday was a good opportunity for a shooting session under artificial light:

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In early July The Flying Sub was supposed to take part in Le Manc Classic ... but that totally failed since the organizers had lost my registration file :evil:
I had to purchase a new ticket online and since I could no longer book for the classic car park I decided to go in the Caterham - fortunately the weather was beautiful -
Although annoyed by this episode, I had a great surprise on my way back home when I collected the mail in my mailbox: I had received the summer issue #270 of Slice ... and discovered that my car was on the front page :shock: standing in front of the Rolduc Abbey 8) I discovered another 3 pics of her in the articles as I was going through the pages :shock: I have had a busy summer period and did not write to Terry yet :oops: but will do very soon to thank him for this coverpage :mrgreen:

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Last month had been a busy period as usual, and she took part in two events on the same Sunday:

In the morning we joined some friends from English Rencart to add a bit of motoring animation at a local yard sale at La Madeleine, including a traditional drive around the countryside:

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In the afternoon we joined other friends to attend the annual classic car exhibition in Courances, organized by members of the Anglican Church living in Fontainebleau:

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I think that's about it for the last months' activities ... you can take the sunglasses off now :lol:
Cheers,
Fred


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Re: La vie en Flying Sub

Post by DARK STAR » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:08 pm

Nice round-up Fred, Custard certainly stands out at each meeting 8)


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