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 on: June 06, 2018, 11:18:19 PM 
Started by Ammy - Last post by flex
Hooray for MOT success!

 on: June 06, 2018, 11:05:27 PM 
Started by flex - Last post by flex
What wheels are they?

Compomotive FH 1560. They also have centrelock style centre caps, but they look a bit naff. They are a "period" mod though!
15x6 ET 38 (I think) with a 15mm spacer and longer bolts (so around ET23), with 185 55 15 tyres.

Found them on ebay by chance for very little a while back. They look almost unused, but the the clear coat has some crazing/ water ingress on the machined parts.

The 7 inch wide ones (FH1570) look nicer, as they have slightly concave spokes and a deeper dish. There is also a 3 peice FH split rim sometimes seen on Stratos Replicas. I think the style was originally for Ferrari owners who wanted a non metric wheel.

I'm trying to understand the coolant sensors/ temperature gauge:

Could the overheat switch be coming on early? I understand it should come on at 115C.
Gauge Shows green temperature with just the temp gauge connected. Connect the overtemperature warning sensor and the  overheat light comes and the gauge goes to the red.

 on: June 06, 2018, 12:44:07 PM 
Started by flex - Last post by HFStuart
What wheels are they?

 on: June 05, 2018, 11:19:46 PM 
Started by Dodgems - Last post by WestonTB
I need a bacon sandwich and a spare accelerator cable, see you approx 9 am!

 on: June 05, 2018, 10:15:26 PM 
Started by flex - Last post by flex
Yes, in Penryn. Eastwood Garage did the MOT.

Been out for a couple of drives yesterday and today. Yesterday was on 1990 Pirellis on the front and 1989 Goodyears on the back. much vibration (not like out of balance, more out of shape). They also had zero wet grip (wheel spin on hills!).

We swapped to a set of Compomotive FH wheels with some ok tyres and the vibration was gone.

Engine runs well, apart from idle seems to not quite catch the revs on the way down (it can stall).

Gear linkage is vague (can I get what I need from the shop?)

And not really sure whats going on with the gauges (temperatures, pressures. Was showing overheat light with the gauge in the middle, but the car was not hot (will borrow a thermometer and check temps properly)

Also Starter solenoid is temperamental (needed a tap when hot just now).

All in all not bad, minor details for reliable running hopefully.

 on: June 05, 2018, 10:13:12 PM 
Started by Ammy - Last post by HFStuart
Congratulations. I wish mine was in a state where it could be put through an MOT!

 on: June 04, 2018, 09:20:14 PM 
Started by Ammy - Last post by Ammy
The Spyder through yet another M.O.T. with no advisories.  Could be the last compulsory M.O.T. as it was manufactured in August 1978. Will probably still get it checked though.

 on: June 03, 2018, 10:04:26 PM 
Started by flex - Last post by slowe
Well done Felix. Gives me hope on my VX project which has only been off the road for 14 yrs ! Are you Penryn based ?


 on: June 03, 2018, 08:00:38 PM 
Started by DeXiTroN - Last post by fred2660
I just bought one a couple of days ago

 on: June 03, 2018, 07:36:03 PM 
Started by fred2660 - Last post by fred2660
bored with prepping filler and sanding I cleaned the valves. THey are still within spec

right is the finished one

IMG_3866 by frederikleyers, on Flickr

IMG_3862 by frederikleyers, on Flickr

IMG_3860 by frederikleyers, on Flickr

IMG_3859 by frederikleyers, on Flickr

Question on the valve springs: mine outer springs are without the specifications in the haynes manuel. they are a little too much pressed together. Replace them?
thanks, fred

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