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by johnconradlee
Sun May 27, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Transmission
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Clutch Master Cylinder

I've just rebuilt the clutch master cylinder and it seems to be leaking. I've rebuilt the clutch master cylinder on the old car and it was fine but I did it quite a while ago and it's not exactly fresh in my mind. The only thing i can think of is that I've put a seal in backwards. Does anyone have a...
by johnconradlee
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Fiber Glass Front Wing
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Fiber Glass Front Wing

Having looked at it again, I can see that the wing has a structural role (the car is a monocoque after all) although I can't see it carrying a massive amount of force albeit stiffening the turret significantly, however were the turrets braced adequately I might see it working.
by johnconradlee
Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: vynil roof
Replies: 30
Views: 2290

Re: vynil roof

Apparently vinyl roofing was commonly fitted to ex-police (2.5 PI) cars where it made a rather good job of covering the holes in the roof.
by johnconradlee
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Fiber Glass Front Wing
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Fiber Glass Front Wing

Has anybody tried to make an entirely fiber glass front wing? I was thinking that if i can filler my old one so it is the right shape I could probably make a mould and from that a new wing. I'm thinking this because my existing wing is mostly rust and filler any way and for the price of the repair p...
by johnconradlee
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Sill Trim
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Sill Trim

It's quite amazing what hides behind the trim pieces on the sill. A previous owner of my car had re-attached them using self tappers which had subsequently rusted in to the point where the only way I could remove them was with a grinder.
by johnconradlee
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Body and Trim
Topic: Rust glorious rust .......sob
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

I went through the whole \"I only need to weld a few patches on it and it can be back on the road in a few weeks\" thing last year which ended up with a patch almost half the length of the drivers sill before I found something solid enough to weld to. That was six years of bodge welding in two and a...
by johnconradlee
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head Removal
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Finally got the head off a few weeks ago. Tried hitting it with a bigger hammer...nothing....tried cranking it over....nothing. Managed to remove 10 studs so concluded that the remaining little blighters must be what was stopping it from moving. Having tried the two nuts technique and thoroughly kna...
by johnconradlee
Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Head Removal
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

I\'m currently in the process of trying to remove the head from the 1974 engine in my car. I have thus far removed everything apart from the head! I\'ve tried tapping it with a mallet, wiggling it, swearing at it and waving my fist at it but I cannot break it loose! I\'m wondering if I\'m being too ...