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by Phil T
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Clutch lever arm - which hole
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Clutch lever arm - which hole

Thanks for the reply.

I have used the shorter hole to maximise the clearance (simple trigonometry!) as the longest hole was giving a slight lack of clearance for reverse.

(Used the correct 7/8 cylinder!)
by Phil T
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Clutch lever arm - which hole
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Clutch lever arm - which hole

I have just had to replace the clutch hydraulics, but on reassembly I had a dilemma over which hole in the lever arm to attach the slave pushrod.

Any advice?

(I used the one at the shortest distance from the pivot.)
by Phil T
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Convert TC to S spec
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Convert TC to S spec

I 'converted' my 1974 2000 dash to the multi dial format, ie what you are basically proposing, and there is a white wire feeding the tacho in wiring loom regardless of which dash is fitted. The issue I had was that the connectors were not standard, and has to do a bit of dash loom rejigging, but was...
by Phil T
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Wiper blade length
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Wiper blade length

Quick update. I fitted longer blades and can actually see out of the swept area without ducking my head. Although this is with my left eye only. But the duck to see with both eyes is reduced. The blades were slightly offset so the longer 'half' from the fitting was on the correct side to give more v...
by Phil T
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Electronic ignition

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https://simonbbc.com/
by Phil T
Mon May 28, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Wiper blade length
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Wiper blade length

My wiper blades are due for renewal, currently they measure 13.75 inches.

As the sweep is the European way I tend to see through the bit above the sweep, which in the rain is a bit awkward. There is about 3 inches unswept at the top, has anyone tried longer blades? If so what length is the norm?
by Phil T
Thu May 10, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Brake drum wear
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Brake drum wear

What level of wear is acceptable on the brake drum? (ie is the minimal ridge I have ok?)
by Phil T
Thu May 10, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk2 handbrake adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Mk2 handbrake adjustment

Just to add a postscript, the mot man did agree and passed the car with no advisories. :D
by Phil T
Fri May 04, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk2 handbrake adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Mk2 handbrake adjustment

Thanks chaps, attacked the job today with the requisite tools and armed with an abundance of patience, and they now lock on the fourth notch.

Lets hope the mot man agrees next Wednesday.
by Phil T
Wed May 02, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Mk2 handbrake adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Mk2 handbrake adjustment

More thanks chaps.

Cannot do the work today as it is piddling down, tomorrow is babysitting granddaughter day so Friday is my 'crawling around on the drive' day.