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Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 25th May 2019, 08:46
Replies: 462
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Posted By IanA
+1 from me. Get the preparation right and you...

+1 from me.
Get the preparation right and you can always sand back to it.

Then- make sure the finish is not too thin- that way you can mop/polish out any surface imperfections.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 31st August 2017, 19:50
Replies: 462
Views: 107,261
Posted By IanA
That's the great thing about kit cars- there are...

That's the great thing about kit cars- there are so many opportunities to learn new skills.
I picked up cutting, welding, blind riveting, threaded riveting, wiring, spray painting, grp-ing, engine...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 29th August 2016, 11:28
Replies: 462
Views: 107,261
Posted By IanA
Easy when you know how. Check that the...

Easy when you know how.

Check that the needles have the same markings and aren't bent and that the dashpots have fresh oil.

Remove the two pipes leading to the rocker box and point them into a...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 26th January 2016, 18:41
Replies: 462
Views: 107,261
Posted By IanA
My first suggestions would be to check for a bent...

My first suggestions would be to check for a bent needle (roll it on a flat surface) or a bent/misaligned linkage under either carb.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th November 2015, 23:12
Replies: 462
Views: 107,261
Posted By IanA
Find a suitable washer to go between the nut and...

Find a suitable washer to go between the nut and the sender- probably need to to be a large id with the od filed down to suit. Cut it and open it out to fit over the shoulder of the sender and under...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 7th November 2015, 17:09
Replies: 462
Views: 107,261
Posted By IanA
Some of these fittings use BSP threads so a...

Some of these fittings use BSP threads so a plumbers' merchant may be of more help than Halfrauds.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 14th October 2015, 13:12
Replies: 462
Views: 107,261
Posted By IanA
If the heater motor runs with the switch at 0,...

If the heater motor runs with the switch at 0, either the switch is stuffed or there's another feed bypassing it.
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 23rd September 2015, 09:12
Replies: 462
Views: 107,261
Posted By IanA
My suggestion- at your own risk of course- is to...

My suggestion- at your own risk of course- is to warm the engine in neutral then restart it in 1st gear. With the car idling down the road- stamp on the clutch and brake pedals simultaneously. Does...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 22nd September 2015, 19:59
Replies: 462
Views: 107,261
Posted By IanA
Been there. I rebuilt a Lotus Seven Series 1 with...

Been there. I rebuilt a Lotus Seven Series 1 with a Ford crossflow engine and gearbox. The clutch hydraulics were working- the slave arm was moving the right amount but not disengaging. Turns out the...
Forum: Tribute Automotive Builds 28th April 2015, 16:27
Replies: 462
Views: 107,261
Posted By IanA
And welcome. Find a post with a picture in...

And welcome.

Find a post with a picture in and press "quote". You'll then be able to see what the HTML (the [U RL] and [/U RL] stuff) looks like.

See you at Stoneleigh then.
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