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Search: Posts Made By: spritely
Forum: General Build Chat 23rd May 2010, 20:04
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Well, I've got the gearbox at last, it's a low...

Well, I've got the gearbox at last, it's a low mileage SD1 Vitesse box complete with flywheel and clutch. All seems in good order so I should be able to start fitting it up in a couple of weeks...
Forum: General Build Chat 2nd May 2010, 15:55
Replies: 5
Views: 4,635
Posted By spritely
I'll get a picture next week. Just measured...

I'll get a picture next week.
Just measured three of my fingers and it's exactly two and a half inches.... Gulp..:shock:
Forum: General Build Chat 1st May 2010, 20:44
Replies: 5
Views: 4,635
Posted By spritely
I was looking at a sixties Cooper with a covetry...

I was looking at a sixties Cooper with a covetry climax engine in it the other day. It was an old race car and had about two and a half inches ground clearance, I could just get three fingers under...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 20th April 2010, 19:02
Replies: 5
Views: 2,280
Posted By spritely
Some on here, ...

Some on here,

http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/lighting/lights.php#num
Forum: General Build Chat 19th April 2010, 10:21
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Gearbox not arrived yet but managed to get...

Gearbox not arrived yet but managed to get driveshaft gaiters and steering rack gaiters from TR-Bitz in Warrington. Nice new workshop pleasent staff , a chat and very reasonable prices, just how it...
Forum: General Build Chat 15th April 2010, 21:53
Replies: 5
Views: 4,635
Posted By spritely
No probs getting it on trailer as the flip front...

No probs getting it on trailer as the flip front will come off leaving the wheels right at the front and the rear is raked up like a TVR.
Only problem is going to be working out what 40cm is in...
Forum: General Build Chat 15th April 2010, 16:33
Replies: 5
Views: 4,635
Posted By spritely
Ground Clearance for track car..?

Any tips on ground clearance for a track day car anybody?
Think mine will have five or six inches which might be a little too much. Suspension will be stiff so haw much can I get away with as I'm...
Forum: General Build Chat 12th April 2010, 20:41
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Quick update as I'm all excited:razz: Dry...

Quick update as I'm all excited:razz:
Dry fitted the fuel tank today and it fits like a glove, didn't do anything else as I'm sposed to be decorating and couldn't stay long at the...
Forum: General Build Chat 9th April 2010, 23:09
Replies: 0
Views: 1,929
Posted By spritely
RV8 to Transit Gearbox - any information appreciated

Any one know if it's possible to fit a transit gearbox to a V8 rover engine?
Reason I ask is that they are cheap, robust and plentiful and best of all the gearstick is in just the right place for my...
Forum: General Build Chat 9th April 2010, 22:26
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Update.. Little or no progress untill I've...

Update..
Little or no progress untill I've addressed some problems. Managed to cut two crossmembers out of the chassis, one under the sump which will be relalced when the engine position is...
Forum: General chatter 8th April 2010, 23:48
Replies: 17
Views: 4,267
Posted By spritely
Think the camera shake is due to suspension being...

Think the camera shake is due to suspension being hard and quite rigid engine mounts. Not a lot to be done about that unless you can isolate the camera from the vibration like the moviemakers do....
Forum: General Build Chat 8th April 2010, 09:47
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By spritely
I used a Gunson Easybleed to change mine. I...

I used a Gunson Easybleed to change mine.
I bled each corner in turn until the fluid ran clear, very easy job, just had to refill the easybleed after every corner.:icon_smile:
Forum: General Build Chat 2nd April 2010, 21:46
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
The tab washer idea is better than locking nuts,...

The tab washer idea is better than locking nuts, but I will still have the old locking nuts on so when painted it will look like a belt and braces situation. Some Cars ,like an Ariel Atom that my...
Forum: General chatter 29th March 2010, 23:01
Replies: 17
Views: 4,267
Posted By spritely
Now I know this is a saloon....but I mounted an...

Now I know this is a saloon....but I mounted an ordinary digital movie camera on the rear shelf. The tripod was in the boot and the camera bolted to it via a small hole. The set up was excellent with...
Forum: General Build Chat 29th March 2010, 22:50
Replies: 2
Views: 2,281
Posted By spritely
Don't the rear indicators switch off the rear...

Don't the rear indicators switch off the rear lamps and use the same bulb when they flash when on an American car, or am I barking up the wrong tree and much behind the times..? if...
Forum: General Build Chat 29th March 2010, 20:04
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Driver = 85 kg:shocked: Seats are small...

Driver = 85 kg:shocked:

Seats are small classic buckets from a Cobra and are pretty light, lets guess at 7kg each plus runners for drivers side so that's a guestimate for seats at 20 kg
...
Forum: General Build Chat 29th March 2010, 14:39
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Just going to update and decide what to aim for...

Just going to update and decide what to aim for this week.
This is for my benefit really otherwise I wouldn't get anything done.

I've managed to find out some more weights and it looks promising,...
Forum: General Build Chat 26th March 2010, 20:52
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Couldn't get UNF locking nuts so decided to use...

Couldn't get UNF locking nuts so decided to use large washers and tack weld them to mountings and tab them over when the old nuts are torqued up.

Fitted 12 poly bushes today, that's the back end...
Forum: General Build Chat 26th March 2010, 09:42
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Thank you both, I'm sure that the information...

Thank you both, I'm sure that the information will help others also.
I'm off to a local small shop 'tucked away in the back streets and smelling of oil' to see if I can just buy the locking nuts....
Forum: General Build Chat 25th March 2010, 22:28
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Thanks for that, I have micrometer and a vernier...

Thanks for that, I have micrometer and a vernier and a thread gauge but it's a case of all the gear and no idea.
for instance, If the shank is 12mm then would that be a 12mm bolt or m12?
Then what...
Forum: General Build Chat 25th March 2010, 22:13
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Thanks, that's handy but how do I find out the...

Thanks, that's handy but how do I find out the size of the ones that I have.?
Forum: General Build Chat 25th March 2010, 19:18
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Old suspension bolts are UNF and I am having...

Old suspension bolts are UNF and I am having trouble getting new nuts.Got suspension out from under rubbish today
http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r137/Sutol/osrear.jpg...
Forum: General Build Chat 24th March 2010, 22:43
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Weighed the body today and it's about 38 kilos....

Weighed the body today and it's about 38 kilos. That's me stood on the scales holding the bonnet and then deducting my weight, same for main body. Suppose I will have to weigh the doors as well but...
Forum: General Build Chat 24th March 2010, 10:24
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Yes, right you are. The engine is a 3.5 on...

Yes, right you are.
The engine is a 3.5 on carbs which I think is better, there was a rusty Essex V6 in the chassis so I'm hoping that the V8 will fit and that I can find a suitable gearbox cheap as...
Forum: General Build Chat 24th March 2010, 09:23
Replies: 26
Views: 13,876
Posted By spritely
Good question.... TVR chassis and running gear ...

Good question....
TVR chassis and running gear - Land Rover engine, electrics, headlamps, and anything else that will fit - topped off with the Sprite plastic body and badges.
The body was left...
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