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2 hours ago, Radioactive Man said:

Scary how small old cars are.  Had to actually go to the office today so an excuse to get the Spit out.305000ED-0A6A-40AF-86B0-2D86DE6919B9.thumb.jpeg.1fb3d55ed0d6d36930d4fefc69cd396b.jpeg

Hello Ian

               As long as you do not spread to fit the modern!!!!!

By the way is that Sherman Tank????  Ha Ha

Roger

ps the world has gone a bit mad?

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My solution to the problem of fitting the oil cooler. Top mounted below the water rad so there is no mutual interference and bottom mount doubles up as a baffle to to keep the low pressure area behind

Had to go shopping for some bits needed for dinner.  Cant get much in the boot... Liking how she's looking now. Just need the summer to hurry up.

Hello Ian                I would make the key a better fit!  8mm does not sound a lot!  plus the tendency pull out of line unless you use 2 hands 1 on the tee bar and 1 on the socket end. So

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Hello Ian 

               I forgot to tell you our local TSSC group are going to Spa 6 Hours again all being well!

We stay in nice chalets and see some wonderful racing and no posers on track between races which is a BIG plus for me

So shall I get our leader to book you in?

Last time we did a WW1 memorial site on the way and I plan to do the same this year.

Roger

ps the Memsahib can come if she is interested ?

There were 5 Memsahibs last time!

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Finally got round to swapping the wheel studs on the back to the M12 this afternoon... did the fronts with no drama a couple of weeks ago.

Rogers patented nut and spacer tube worked a treat.  The old rear studs were much esier to knock out than the fronts.

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Drums back on all good.  First wheel on... wont go on... what have I done, is a stud wonky... cant be as the drums are on...  bit of head scratching.  

Check the wheels, holes for the studs are smaller. I had a spare stud, had to double double check.  Definitely wont go in.

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Largest drill bit I have at home is 12mm.  

Thanks again to Roger for the loan of a couple of drill bits to open the hole out a fraction.  31/64" did the trick

Drama over, wheels on car and back in the garage.

 

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Hello Ian

               Glad to be of help

We have got to get your car sorted for the Trip to Spa 6 hours later in the year(we do not stop for stragglers!) Joke of  course we do but prefer not to !

I am looking forward to Spa 6 hours 3 maybe 4 days of Classic cars racing and not many posers! (what more can you ask for?)

Plus last time the cost for the 3 days was £30 and you can go any where ! (makes Classic Le Mans look VERY expensive?)

Plus is a better circuit as all the F1 drivers say!(and racing!)

Roger 

 

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My exhaust is a single pipe sports exhaust, think it was from Pheonix looking at the old receipts.  Its the one with a small centre box to quieten things down.

The hooligan in me is wondering how much difference it makes and if I should swap it out and just have the back box.  

Yes I am a child :)

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19 minutes ago, Radioactive Man said:

My exhaust is a single pipe sports exhaust, think it was from Pheonix looking at the old receipts.  Its the one with a small centre box to quieten things down.

The hooligan in me is wondering how much difference it makes and if I should swap it out and just have the back box.  

Yes I am a child :)

Hello Ian

                You may find it irritating when and if we go to Spa when on the motorways at 70mph

Mine has the centre box and I find it just right sporty sounding but not to noisy when cruising at 70mph

But each to their own!

Roger  

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4 hours ago, Radioactive Man said:

Oil cooler fitted.  Have added mounting straps on the top as well.AAD87E55-7139-4B4A-886E-A66E8C66A14E.thumb.jpeg.1922bd5a7f68b0c7ca5d662420f58273.jpeg

Hello Ian

                I hope it is the Thermostatically controlled type??? and did you ask for the 3/4"UNF filter thread?

I can not work out the position is it the same as mine?

Roger

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2 hours ago, Radioactive Man said:

Hi Roger, it’s a thermostatic one, it’s 5/8 though as I didn’t realise that the filters are easier to get in 3/4” thread size.

it’s mounted just in front of the radiator.  Similar to yours.

Hello Ian

               Perhaps you can buy a different threaded bit? (Easy for me as I made mine!)

Roger

ps yes full width if going to Spain etc UK maybe not plus I like electric fans and as you see I have 2 that come on a different temperatures(2nd one does not tend to come on in UK but has a few times in Spain!)

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My solution to the problem of fitting the oil cooler. Top mounted below the water rad so there is no mutual interference and bottom mount doubles up as a baffle to to keep the low pressure area behind the air dam separate from the high pressure area at the front of the car and encourage air to flow through both radiators to get to the low pressure area.

The holes in the front crossmember are not there for air flow purposes - they're for 'bling' and trying out the hole punch and swaging tool :laugh:

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Thought I should share my Oil Cooler Pics!

Buying a modern oil cooler using 10AN fittings was ridiculously cheap on eBay compared to staying with older UHF connections.

Hard part was finding oil sandwich plate with 10AN fittings so I re-tapped one. You simply have no room around the spitfire oil filter to work with.

Andy

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