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Search: Posts Made By: Grey V8 Pete
Forum: General Build Chat 19th October 2020, 19:00
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Pull the dipstick and see what it looks like....

Pull the dipstick and see what it looks like. Clear or dirty oily is normal. Something that looks like mayonnaise shows water (e.g. from a failed head gasket) :fear: is getting into the sump and...
Forum: General Build Chat 19th October 2020, 09:26
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Have a look at the first few paragraphs of my...

Have a look at the first few paragraphs of my earlier post. If you Tee off the top hose for a small bore pipe to the expansion tank then it will automatically purge air in the system as that will...
Forum: General Build Chat 16th September 2020, 10:26
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi! I would offer the following which I hope will...

Hi! I would offer the following which I hope will solve your problems.
Yes a coolant hose should ideally go uphill from the thermostat so natural convection aids the flow. However you should be ok...
Forum: Sammio Builds and discussions 11th June 2020, 12:04
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Very smart and nice detail. Love the low level...

Very smart and nice detail. Love the low level front 3/4 shot!
Forum: Marlin 5exi builds 17th May 2020, 10:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Good job it happened at low speed! I would guess...

Good job it happened at low speed! I would guess that the crack started along the edge of the weld in the heat affected zone. I would want to replace that flat gusset with a U-section piece,...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 15th April 2020, 16:45
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Most annoying to say the least. I have seen this...

Most annoying to say the least. I have seen this happen before when a car is kept outside under a dust cover usually with glass fibre panels. In hot sunlight it cooks the paint and up pop the...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th April 2020, 17:01
Replies: 482
Views: 201,072
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
A dodge that I have used to good effect in the...

A dodge that I have used to good effect in the past is to use Evo Stik! Option 1 is to put a smear of it in a socket, then pop the nut or bolt in the socket and wait 5 minutes. You can the manoeuvre...
Forum: General Build Chat 4th April 2020, 16:42
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
I have fitted these ceramic type connectors to my...

I have fitted these ceramic type connectors to my Marlin Hunter and to a classic, both of which have remote headlights in bowls so no ventilation / cooling. With upgrade to QhZ bulbs both suffered...
Forum: General Build Chat 4th April 2020, 16:32
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
I think you are correct Peter and the wrong ones...

I think you are correct Peter and the wrong ones were supplied.

And keep up the good work. It is a joy to behold and gladdens the heart in these uncertain times. Peter
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st March 2020, 21:36
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
If using the original flasher unit you only need...

If using the original flasher unit you only need the resistor with your main flasher lamps if those have been changed to LEDs, for the flasher to work. However if you have only fitted the LED...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 1st January 2020, 20:03
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi Mick. Many thanks for the info. Will get some...

Hi Mick. Many thanks for the info. Will get some and have a play! If successful I will post on the forum under a new thread. BTW I love the Moss Monaco link! Peter.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 30th December 2019, 07:41
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi Mick. Where did you buy those individual LEDs?...

Hi Mick. Where did you buy those individual LEDs? How bright are they? They have given me an idea for upgrading the rear number plate / reversing light assembly on my old Classic. It has limited...
Forum: General Build Chat 10th December 2019, 13:37
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
If the holes are not too large and near the edge...

If the holes are not too large and near the edge of the material then this may do the trick. I have used one for several years. Peter.

https://www.frost.co.uk/revolving-head-hole-punch/
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 4th December 2019, 21:50
Replies: 18
Views: 2,518
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Go for the Mazda mx5 1.8 fuel injected engine. My...

Go for the Mazda mx5 1.8 fuel injected engine. My son has one in his Eunos. Goes like the wind and flexible too. Fit a decent air filter with a cold air supply. Have a look at the link below. Peter....
Forum: General Build Chat 23rd November 2019, 16:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
A revolving bird scarer! ��

A revolving bird scarer! ��
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 16th November 2019, 07:48
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Try Phoenix Trim. They have a vast selection....

Try Phoenix Trim. They have a vast selection. Scroll down and look at sponge rubber seals. These are skinned rubber so will not absorb water. I used one on my old classic and it created a perfect...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 25th October 2019, 14:15
Replies: 482
Views: 201,072
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Attached photos show my near side rear caliper...

Attached photos show my near side rear caliper brake pipe connection. Hope they help.

I have never taken this joint apart on my car so I canít comment on the type of sealing method. However I have...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 21st October 2019, 20:40
Replies: 482
Views: 201,072
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
No problem. Others on the forum may find the...

No problem. Others on the forum may find the photos useful anyway.

Once the front brake overhaul is finished (too many interruptions lately!) I will be working on the rears, so in a couple of days...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th October 2019, 20:41
Replies: 482
Views: 201,072
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
This photo shows my off side caliper. Peter.

This photo shows my off side caliper. Peter.
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th October 2019, 20:19
Replies: 482
Views: 201,072
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
It would be a shame to go back to rubber hoses as...

It would be a shame to go back to rubber hoses as the Goodridge braided hoses are so much better and give a really firm pedal feel.

As you say, for the copper washers to work there should be a...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 20th October 2019, 10:06
Replies: 482
Views: 201,072
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Copper washers I have had problems recently...

Copper washers

I have had problems recently with copper washers on brake lines not sealing properly. The first instance was a classic car banjo connection to the rear brake cylinder. The second...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 11th June 2019, 22:48
Replies: 482
Views: 201,072
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Its not the cable that concerns me but the...

Its not the cable that concerns me but the potential for fatigue cracking across the neck of the terminal connector. It has a very small cross sectional area and the constant vibration due to road...
Forum: Vintage and Classic Roadster Kit Car Builds 10th June 2019, 19:39
Replies: 482
Views: 201,072
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Excellent quality of work and good progress....

Excellent quality of work and good progress. However a word of caution. The engine to chassis earth has a weakness at the shoulders of the terminals that in time will fracture due to their small...
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 23rd December 2018, 10:37
Replies: 25
Views: 10,036
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Hi Peter. Yes please if not too much hassle would...

Hi Peter. Yes please if not too much hassle would like the info. Peter.
Forum: Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds 12th December 2018, 10:39
Replies: 25
Views: 10,036
Posted By Grey V8 Pete
Ah yes thanks Peterux for the photos I did mean...

Ah yes thanks Peterux for the photos I did mean the suspension. Nice to see the Sportster photo too. I think that was at Thornfalcon a few years ago? Peter L.
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