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by david_lall
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Wing mirrors

Funny... Whilst having my car resprayed I got rid of door mirrors and have added wing mirrors: soooo much happier :lol: :lol: :lol:
by david_lall
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear Road Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Rear Road Spring

Well I stuck my fingers up inside... It is indeed a closed space - thankfully!

A secret hiding space! 😂

There was a bit of dust to clean out...

...so I won't be sealing the hole, it needs to breathe!
by david_lall
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear Road Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Rear Road Spring

Yes, mine has been waxoyled 15 odd years ago by the previous owner and there's no harm in me spraying some more in...

... But especially as I regularly hose out my wheel arches I'm thinking of covering the hole with a large grommet.
by david_lall
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear Road Spring
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Rear Road Spring

Having recently had my car re-sprayed I'm dismantling and painting everything underneath... Took the rear road springs out today and removed the upper spring insulator which seats on a large circular pressing on the body. Is it correct for there to be a large open hole there allowing water etc to ge...
by david_lall
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear Handbrake Cable Mark 2
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Rear Handbrake Cable Mark 2

Yes, that all makes sense and seems to support what's shown in the parts book
by david_lall
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Distributor advice? Powerspark or NOS.

For something like 20-years I've used the Magnetronic ignition in 2 cars covering a combined mileage of around 200,000 miles. It ticks all the boxes in terms of authentic looks, it's a cheap reliable system and most importantly it guarantees the dwell angle never changes which is the ultimate proble...
by david_lall
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear Handbrake Cable Mark 2
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Rear Handbrake Cable Mark 2

It's been suggested to me that this parts manual may well be incorrect and that fork on the rear cable should be the same as the fork on the front cable. So fitting 152251 to the rear cable is incorrect and that actually it should be 154225, the same as on the front cable. Any thoughts anyone? Perha...
by david_lall
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rostyle wheel trims
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: Rostyle wheel trims

Isn't the rattle all part of the joy of owning a PI :lol: :lol: :lol: Personally I love driving with the windows open, down country lanes during the summer, hearing the wheel trims clanking away - it's just another noise to help drown out the Lucas pump! 😂 (which incidentally I have encased with sou...
by david_lall
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Steering, Suspension, Braking, Wheels & Tyres
Topic: Rear toe angles
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Rear toe angles

I understand how the rear toe angle is supposed to be adjusted using shims between the rear subframe and the trailing arm brackets but the fitting to the body of the subframe mount mystifies me... ... Why is the bolt hole in the floor oversized? Presumably so that if a mount has to be changed one do...
by david_lall
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Radiator Blinds
Replies: 14
Views: 5901

Re: Radiator Blinds

I remember seeing the blinds advertised in places like Autocar, Motor and Motorsport back in the day. I run with an exterior radiator grill muff on my MG 1300, fully closed during the winter :D