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  1. Andi, There's a brilliant machinist here in California who I've worked with to do this MGF bearing conversion, we have a source for the correct Timken bearing and everything. He's done maybe 20 pairs of these so far and sent a few across the pond. He also manufactures CV axles for the rotoflex cars. If you're interested I can put you into contact and maybe you can work out something. AJ
  2. The rotor slot is something I hadn't thought of, the maximum rotor width for these AR calipers appears to be 11.1mm, and I believe the GT6 rotors are 13mm wide, so this might not work for that reason Lighter, and a bit of period fancyness? Shimming might b=move it in the wrong direction, but might milling the surface of the mounting brakcet to remove some material move it in the other direction? AJ
  3. Thanks John! The replica AR calipers from C&G have an offset of 25.4mm from the inner caliper mounting face to the centre line of the caliper/rotor disc. Other I've seen from B&G are 24.765mm. I'm wondering if this 2-3mm difference is significant enough to care about? AJ
  4. Hello All, I'm trying to determine if Girling AR calipers will fit the GT6 upright/caliper mounting bracket for the 16P/16PB. They've both got the same distance between mounting centres of 3.5", but other than rotor thickness, unsure about other dimensions necessary to confirm if they fit. Does anyone know what the offset between the mounting face of the caliper and the rotor centerline is for the 16P/16PB? I'd read somewhere that they may have been used on racing Spitfires, and do know they would have been used on Lotus and open wheel cars which used the Herald or Vitesse uprights. Kind Regards, AJ
  5. The majority of Lucas PI race systems used some form of control cam to modulate the control stop based on throttle position, instead of vacuum. The lightweight E types used both. Some used eccentrics on the cam instead of shims for adjustments, with the fancier ones using a micrometer style adjustment. Here you can see a video of one in action on the Ferrari 512M: Harm Klijn of Power Props in the Netherlands services these, and has some excellent pictures on his website. He also has two books which I highly recommend to gain some understanding of the units and how they work, as well as some plain great pictures. From another website.
  6. Mt. Fitchett said the Main fuel line is 5/16, and the return is 3/16, and to use only cupro nickel, so I'll get some lengths of those, which also invites the question, what kind of flare? I was thinking about using some AN bulkhead fittings at the ends of the lines, to make the connection between the hoses to the MU. AJ
  7. Thanks for the lead John, I"ll send an email. I would have thought the lines were imperial rather than metric. I'll source some cunifer lines to use. Would one of those SU fuel pumps work well as a lifter?
  8. Gentlemen, Now that i've got the reconditioned PI parts to hand, I'd like to start planning out the plumbing. I wanted to know what the sizes of the hardlines for the MU supply from the pump were, and for the return, as used on the PI TR6s, and whether or not they should be increased in size. From SteveA's blog, I saw that he was using a fuel swirl pot with a low pressure pump to fill it, before it went on to the Lucas pump. My reading suggests the Lucas pump was capable of at least 16 gal/hr flow rate, is there a recommendation on size of swirl pot (1L say) and should I ensure that the lifter pump to flll it is at least as capable of the same flow rate? Finally, does anyone know the fitting sizes and specifications for the fittings on the filter module, pump, PRV etc, and what kind of flare the fittings accept? I"ll try to go to the hardware store this week and see if I can figure out the thread specs at least. Kind Regards, AJ
  9. Was going to stick with the Lucas pump. I saw on SteveA's blog that he used a facet or similar pump from the tank into a swirl pot, and from there through a filter and to the Lucas pump. cursory reading suggested I'd want to use the swirl pot to avoid sucking air into the pump, and that I should be worried about cavitation. I"ll be updating my progress on the topic page I had started last year.
  10. Thanks Nick! The first thing I"ll do is figure out the plumbing for the fuel system. I've seen recommendations to use a swirl pot and larger diameter piping to the pump, so will have to find one of those. I've got to take a look under the trunk area and see if there is space to put all the fuel system bits under the floor, but I've seen on a blog a gentleman had it all next to the tank in the spare wheel area. Kind Regards, AJ
  11. Dear All, This situation is resolved. Through the help of some others who reached out to Neil on my behalf, and to whom i'm very grateful, Neil contacted me and posted my parts last week , they have arrived on my doorstep today. Thank-you all for your support, I can now get back into building this PI GT6.
  12. Well, it's now been a year. I've been unable to get a hold of Neil since June, and my friends in the UK have had no luck either, all the while I can see he's still active selling on ebay...Is there anyone local to him who might be able to check in in person? Otherwise I'll be seeing if local authorities can help out.
  13. Thanks for that Nick. Another gent in the UK has offered to receive the parts from Neil on my behalf. Hopefully it works, if not I"ll take you up on your generous offer.
  14. An update to this story. I had managed to get hold of Neil via phone on the 10th of June. He had expressed regret at not taking care of me in a timely manner, and had promised to get the system shipped out that Friday, then the Friday after that. Since them I've been unable to reach him via phone or email. If this continues into August, it will have been a year that he's had my parts. I've about reached the limits of my patience.
  15. Yes, I understand if he was having difficulty due to covid, Early in January I tried to impress upon him that Covid would be a problem, and it was best to try to get the stuff shipped before, that didn't work out. I have no issues making arrangements for a courier to collect the shipment so he doesn't have to physically go to a post office/shipping center. It's a very disheartening situation for many reasons. AJ
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