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Tech Forum / Re: Cir clip help
« on: 11 July 2020, 11:10:52 am »
Sorry, yet another thing I knew about and hadn't passed on, purely one of those things that I have learned and forgot to tell you guys. Mine are always done, and it doesn't need lathe work.
 G'ville guys mostly bore the end of the shaft and thread for a bolt and large washer to go over the end of the shaft. That way if/when (and it's not unknown) the circlip departs the shaft won't wander out.

Where to get stuff / Re: Pit Bike Wheels and tyres sets
« on: 05 July 2020, 07:41:58 am »
Buy your wheels in the UK. You absolutely should ensure that the outside diameter of the bearing is 35 mm. If there is SDG in the description you are usually OK, but check before buying. Reason is that the 35 mm OD bearing has more options for changing to a bigger ID than 37 mm ones.
FWIW I have been contacted by a person who collected a lot of bits to build (including wheels) and is selling everything as he is building/restoring an Austin 7 full size special.

Build journals / Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« on: 03 July 2020, 01:02:49 pm »
Quite a bit of the airflow is directed across the cylinder head fins by the fan. I believe that most of those slots in the housing are to draw air in. It might be interesting to do some testing on a running engine to check, smoke a a method? I don't have one running right now or I would try that this afternoon.
It would be a good exercise for those with video skills (Hint :) )

Build journals / Re: Delage 15-S-8
« on: 28 June 2020, 08:39:43 pm »
I mount the whole pedal assembly on a plate which then bolts into the car with multiple mounting holes. Pedal with master cylinder then flex braided line back to the caliper for the brake, and throttle with all it's bits and bowden cable back to the carb. I make my base plate from what ever is handy. Ply, alloy plate or?

For sale and wanted / Re: Motoring Books For sale
« on: 28 June 2020, 01:49:40 pm »
Title   Author    Value
Veteran and vintage Cars   Pedr Davis    5.00
The Allure of the automobile       30.00
The Drivers   Nevinson    20.00
Voitures d' autrefois Renault       20.00
Blue Blood       20.00
A History of Motor Racing   Lurani    10.00
Veteran Cars   Batsford     5.00
Club Motor Racing       10.00
Tuning for Speed and Economy   Phil Smith    10.00
Tuning Standard Triumph   Hudson Evans    20.00
Spitfire Competition Prep Manual   BLMC    10.00
Tunng for Speed   Phil Irving    15.00
Auto Electrics   CCC    5.00
Workshop Practice   CCC    20.00
Tuning SU Carbs   CCC    5.00
Austin Healey Cars   CP Davidson    15.00
Jaguar Definitive History       10.00
Lotus Sports Racing Cars       35.00
Lotus II       150.00
Out In Front   Ballamy    25.00
De Tomaso   Wyss (Signed)    30.00
Maserati, Birdcage   Joel Finn    50.00
Cooper   Doug Nye    40.00
The Racing Coopers   Arthur Owen    15.00
My Favourite Car Storys   Moss    5.00
All but My Life   Moss    30.00
A Turn at the Wheel   Moss    15.00
Stirling Moss Book of Motorsport       15.00
Stirling Moss Second Book of Motorsport       15.00
Jack Brabhams Motor Racing Book       10.00
Motor Racing Strangest Stories       8.00
Abarth   Schmidt    120.00
Wizard Smith      
Andre Lefebure       10.00
Le Duel Bugatti, Voison       30.00
Rallying   Stuart Turner    5.00
Tricks of the Rally Game       15.00
The Rally Handbook   Hudon Evans    15.00
The 500CC Racing Car       10.00
500 Racing   Gregor Grant    35.00
Countdown to a Grand Prix       3.00
Racing and Sports Cars   Georgano    2.00
Observers Book of Motorsport       5.00
Rally Cars Given The works       8.00
The art of the sports Car   Adler    15.00
French Racing Blue   Venables    35.00
Formula One Race Circuits       5.00
Into the Red       40.00
Abarth Gold Portfolio       100.00
Alpine 58-95   Brooklands books    20.00
Alpine Berlinette       20.00
50 Years on Track   Myhre    20.00
Le Petit Bugatti Illustre       20.00
McLaren Formula 1       10.00
F1 Unseen Archives   Tim Hill    5.00
F1 Images   Anaduzzi    8.00
My 1001 Cars   Voisin    25.00
From the Fells to ferrari Cliff Allison       15.00
Classic Racing Cars    Posthumus    5.00
Healey Specials   Geoff healey    20.00
Ralph Watson Special engineer       30.00
The Racing Car       20.00
Le Mans   Klemantski    40.00
Ford book of Motorsport       5.00
Trio at the Top       25.00
Being there       20.00
Paddock to Podium   Max Rutherford    35.00
Bruce McLaren   Eoin Young    12.00
MvcLaren   Doug Nye    12.00

For sale and wanted / Re: Motoring Books For sale
« on: 27 June 2020, 03:56:43 pm »
Anything on Vanwall and Stuart Lewis-Evans is of interest Rhys.

Vanwall story is here by Klemantski, I'm sure there is something I was reading about your relative(?)  Stuart Lewis Evans the other day. yes I did remember we talked about him.

For sale and wanted / Re: Motoring Books For sale
« on: 27 June 2020, 12:24:34 pm »
Mr Moderator, are you OK with about 100 titles?

For sale and wanted / Motoring Books For sale
« on: 27 June 2020, 11:01:25 am »
I have been gathering books on Motorsport and such since the 1960s. Now it's time for a cull.
Some of the ones I have, and only a sampling, All But My Life (Moss), Stirling Moss first book of Motor Sport, Second Book of Motor Sport, Stirling Moss Favourite Car stories, Brabham book of Motor Sport,The Racing Coopers, Cooper by Doug Nye.
I will be doing a list of the ones I will let go over the next few days, so let me know if there may be a particular interest, or want a copy of the list.

Build journals / Re: Delage 15-S-8
« on: 27 June 2020, 06:08:02 am »
Looks really good Marek. Being England, have you thought about some drain holes?
If you are going to be doing lots of the rivets one of these toos while being expensive saves a lot of time and makes life very easy

Build journals / Re: Delage 15-S-8
« on: 26 June 2020, 09:25:11 pm »
could you explain the difference between blind rivets and pop rivets please. I didnt know there was a difference
Of course you are right Marek. To be really fair solid rivet is the better term for the ones I was struggling with. This guy is using countersunk rivets, where I struggle single handed is where I want dome on both sides. When I was working in the marine industry we always knocked the broken "nail" out of the centre of the pop rivet as they are usually steel and corrode badly in the salt air environment, then you have to get them out of where they are! There are varieties of "pop" rivets, both material s of the rivet itself and nail, and whether the back end is open or closed.I always used the word blind for the ones with no opening on the inside. Useless fact, a 3/16 monel pop rivet properly pulled has a sheer strength of 1960 pounds. Don't try pulling monel rivets with the type of rivet gun you have, you need lazy tongs.

Build journals / Re: Delage 15-S-8
« on: 26 June 2020, 04:55:33 pm »
I tried some blind rivetting just the other day. While it may be authentic, it's a very difficult job on your own. I would not recommend it. Pop rivets can be disguised :)

Graham, it looks very much as though you need to modify that number!

Build journals / Re: Bugatti Type 37 Build
« on: 24 June 2020, 11:02:51 pm »
I saw the ones that Adrian has done for his cars yesterday, brilliant. It would be worth touching base with him as he may be able to do stuff to the Speedline models standard. (that was his business so standard is exceptional.

Events / Re: Inaugural Cyclekarts GB meet 9th Sept 2018
« on: 23 June 2020, 06:35:40 pm »
Thinking back, I remember finishing second that day, which is my best podium ever!!
Strange, I don't remember any races :)

Build journals / Re: Bloody Mary
« on: 20 June 2020, 01:23:17 pm »
The alloy skin is only fastened WITHOUT mechanical fastening, just like the JC Midge was. Evilstink.

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