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by meadowhog
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Steering rack alternative
Replies: 3
Views: 2988

Steering rack alternative

Can someone advise on the options for an alternative steering rack apart from an early midget, to go with MGB steering arms. I heard an early ford rack would do but not sure which. A MK1 escort looks promising but a quick rack with a 2.5 end to end may fit but that ratio is a bit high and the rest a...
by meadowhog
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger Restorations
Topic: Brads Tiger
Replies: 488
Views: 309869

Those panels look like the inside covers of the soft top frame. They fit to the vertical hinged part when roof is up.
by meadowhog
Thu May 15, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wanted Brembos
Replies: 0
Views: 2257

Wanted Brembos

Brembos wanted.
by meadowhog
Fri May 02, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Rev Counter Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 5021

Surely not the old carbon lead that gave so many problems with mis-fires? Sounds interesting though.

Ive been looking at all sorts of lecky ignitions and they all have the same reports. Some never fail some fail right out the box. Cheapest seems a good bet and buy two so you have a spare!
by meadowhog
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: tacho
Replies: 3
Views: 2874

Had mine upgraded to electronic ignition too. Some people stick in aftermarket rev counters just so they can get a higher rev limit dial for upgraded engines. JDO is an option.
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Sunbeam Tiger
Topic: Classic car weekly
Replies: 1
Views: 2123

Classic car weekly

6 page spread on the Tiger this week.
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: vented front disc and steering rack
Replies: 11
Views: 9022

I just bought a pair of vented 406 coupe discs from Euro car parts for £30. Got the MGB arms for £10 off eBay. Only looking for an early rack and calipers now.
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Rev Counter Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 5021

I have exactly the same problem. The issue is the dual points. If you put a piece of card between one set of points you will find it works fine. The answer is electronic ignition. My rev counter was rebuilt and upgraded to cope with electronic ignition. If your rev counter hasn't been upgraded you m...
by meadowhog
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brake hose copper washer
Replies: 11
Views: 6431

Good news, Black Diamond has contacted us and is sending us the correct replacement. They have also asked if anyone knows when the rear hose changed. They want this to update their details so everyone gets the correct hoses. Would I be correct in saying SI & SII have short and long on each end, all ...
by meadowhog
Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Mallory dual point, Pertronix and rev counter problem
Replies: 0
Views: 1923

Mallory dual point, Pertronix and rev counter problem

FYI, if you have a dual point dizzy and it's not perfectly set up your electronic rev counter will not work correctly. If the rev counter is good it will likely only read up to about 3K. To test it, put a piece of card in one set of points and check the difference. I've just had a recon rev counter ...
by meadowhog
Sat Apr 05, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brake hose copper washer
Replies: 11
Views: 6431

Thanks Lou, I'll get hold of them too. Ive yet to to fit the rear. I must say the reviews Ive read about Black Diamond are good I just think they've got the spec wrong for the rear. Ive turned the fronts round as Mr.Red advised, did a track day and had no problems with the hoses or fluid even though...
by meadowhog
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brake hose copper washer
Replies: 11
Views: 6431

Hi David, Yes all three are the same one threaded end is longer than the other on the new ones. Over the past 30 years I don't remember ever having a copper washer and short end on the calliper end of the hose but then that maybe more to do with my memory. If it works like that I'll swap them round....
by meadowhog
Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brake hose copper washer
Replies: 11
Views: 6431

The ones I took off have two long ends and seated inside the calliper not on the face. My concerns with using the short end on the calliper is the possibility of trapping air at the joint. The new rear hose is the same as the front ones. This then may not fit. I haven't looked yet. I've got the fron...
by meadowhog
Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Brake hose copper washer
Replies: 11
Views: 6431

Brake hose copper washer

I've just bought some braided stainless hoses for standard callipers. The thread seems too short to bottom out in the calliper or it may just be long enough but is supplied with copper washers. I assume the washers are to seal the hose to the calliper but if the taper does not mate will this cause p...
by meadowhog
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: vented front disc and steering rack
Replies: 11
Views: 9022

If Peugot 406 fit then would these fit too?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brembo-4-pot- ... 2c7b97cf50