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Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 19th October 2020, 09:49
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By andrewhush
Shortening the spring restores a sensible ride...

Shortening the spring restores a sensible ride height with the new lighter body. The trouble is the spring becomes stiffer, I.e. the spring rate increases. This is the opposite of what you want for...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 9th March 2019, 13:21
Replies: 180
Views: 50,753
Posted By andrewhush
I fitted some mg tf studs to my triumph vitesse...

I fitted some mg tf studs to my triumph vitesse based spartan a while back and they pressed in nicely and didnt turn when putting on thewheel nuts. I got mine from ebay and needed to get a mate to...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 19th February 2019, 13:36
Replies: 89
Views: 14,120
Posted By andrewhush
Yes these might do. I want to fit triumph herald...

Yes these might do. I want to fit triumph herald hubcaps which are reasonably heavy and so could be shaken loose. I have considered threaded studs that are normally used to retain soft top hoods and...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 18th February 2019, 22:58
Replies: 89
Views: 14,120
Posted By andrewhush
I have a set of plain wheels that I want to fit...

I have a set of plain wheels that I want to fit hubcaps to. I am looking for a simple way to add three studs to each wheel like yours in the pics. Have you added the studs on each wheel or are they...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 16th February 2019, 22:00
Replies: 89
Views: 14,120
Posted By andrewhush
The Garage Cafe near me at Burnhope, Co. Durham...

The Garage Cafe near me at Burnhope, Co. Durham has lots of drum seats in gulf racing colours!
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 22nd November 2018, 12:31
Replies: 489
Views: 82,776
Posted By andrewhush
Are old cars exempt from ulez chsrges?

Are old cars exempt from ulez chsrges?
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 4th May 2018, 13:46
Replies: 21
Views: 4,692
Posted By andrewhush
For watchers info the chassis is spartans own...

For watchers info the chassis is spartans own with the main front to back chassis rails 3" further apart than the triumph chassis rails. To use the small triangular brackets seen in this pic on a...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 3rd May 2018, 10:11
Replies: 21
Views: 4,692
Posted By andrewhush
My old spartan kit has the engine approx 5 1/2"...

My old spartan kit has the engine approx 5 1/2" back by bolting the engine mounting to a small triangular steel plate (supplied in the kit) which was then drilled and bolted to the rear existing...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 2nd March 2016, 15:15
Replies: 62
Views: 20,853
Posted By andrewhush
Do the carbs still have the waxstat main jets...

Do the carbs still have the waxstat main jets fitted? Modifying them to fixed operation used to be cure for some running problems if I remember correctly
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 7th September 2015, 09:44
Replies: 3,355
Views: 604,576
Posted By andrewhush
To make levelling easier I made up some rigid...

To make levelling easier I made up some rigid replacements for the spring/shocks using some 20x40mm box section I had lying about. That way you can set the suspension geometry to whwtever height you...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 6th June 2015, 10:41
Replies: 829
Views: 208,394
Posted By andrewhush
Hi Swifty, Can I ask where you got the new...

Hi Swifty,

Can I ask where you got the new chrome bezels and glass from?

Andrew
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 17th March 2014, 09:34
Replies: 8
Views: 2,966
Posted By andrewhush
All good stuff! I am looking forward to giving...

All good stuff! I am looking forward to giving this a try. That is after overhauling the brakes, suspension bushes and gearbox and diff mountings plus lots of other stuff.
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 16th March 2014, 22:59
Replies: 8
Views: 2,966
Posted By andrewhush
Hi Towed, thanks for all of your info....

Hi Towed,

thanks for all of your info. Sounds like the system prevents pinking really well. Now that you are using the larger nozzle to avoid blocking, could you reduce the delivery pressure to...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th March 2014, 13:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,966
Posted By andrewhush
There are lots of claimed octane boosters on the...

There are lots of claimed octane boosters on the market but a bit of browsing shows that the benefits are dubious. Water/methanol injection is based on scientific principles and as Mr Towed says in...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 15th March 2014, 11:44
Replies: 8
Views: 2,966
Posted By andrewhush
Hi Towed I remember reading that with...

Hi Towed

I remember reading that with interest. How effective has it proved. I remember having to be careful to use gentle throttle at lower revs in a higher gear to avoid pinking. Higher revs was...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 14th March 2014, 21:07
Replies: 8
Views: 2,966
Posted By andrewhush
95 octane problems

Hi,
Just a quick question about running 6 cyl cars on today's petrol. I have just bought back my old vitesse engined Spartan kit car and am getting it ready for the road again after a 13 year...
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 8th January 2014, 12:05
Replies: 349
Views: 108,817
Posted By andrewhush
The right hand threaded one goes on the right...

The right hand threaded one goes on the right hand side and vice versa.
Forum: Miglia Builds and discussion 8th January 2014, 11:57
Replies: 349
Views: 108,817
Posted By andrewhush
Hi Tim There is a small space either side,...

Hi Tim

There is a small space either side, between the trunnion and the vertical link containing the flanges of the plastic bush and the thin tinplate dustshields. Hacksaw through the bolt either...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 11th November 2013, 10:22
Replies: 43
Views: 12,135
Posted By andrewhush
Adam, you might want to consider a steel...

Adam,

you might want to consider a steel replacement bridge piece which appears to be available from the USA, $60 + $19 p&p.

http://www.classic-technologies.com/sealing-block.php
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 3rd November 2013, 23:14
Replies: 55
Views: 17,749
Posted By andrewhush
Hi Rob, thanks for asking. Build has been on hold...

Hi Rob, thanks for asking. Build has been on hold since the beginning of this year. Since my wife decided to join me in retirement a year earlier than originally planned I have switched my attention...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 9th September 2013, 20:55
Replies: 845
Views: 185,641
Posted By andrewhush
Years ago I bought Dave Vizard's "Tuning Standard...

Years ago I bought Dave Vizard's "Tuning Standard Triumphs over 1300cc" which gave up to the minute (1970!) advice on engine tuning and suspension mods. Someone has scanned a copy which you can read...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 11th January 2013, 09:16
Replies: 11
Views: 3,041
Posted By andrewhush
Hi all G46ers Just measured mine with the...

Hi all G46ers

Just measured mine with the door taped in place. It is 830mm. That is with the chassis at standard scimitar height above the ground and on standard scimitar wheels and tyres.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 6th December 2012, 22:24
Replies: 45
Views: 24,164
Posted By andrewhush
58 ish Sunbeam Rapier

58 ish Sunbeam Rapier
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th November 2012, 13:04
Replies: 236
Views: 55,083
Posted By andrewhush
Just found them! ...

Just found them!

http://www.streettunedmotorsports.com/parts/koyo_cap.htm
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 25th November 2012, 12:58
Replies: 236
Views: 55,083
Posted By andrewhush
Hi Micha, I was just about to reply for the...

Hi Micha,

I was just about to reply for the benefit of anyone else following this discussion when I looked again at your post and saw the last photo with the extra seal in it. Most standard caps...
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