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In Topic: Small Number Plates.

13 June 2018 - 07:34 PM

just looked at the official pdf here  https://assets.publi...mber-plates.pdfand it says that the min margin from the letters to the edge of the plate is 11mm


Just measured my plate and there is 16mm top and bottom so i could cut off 5mm all around and still be legal.

In Topic: Quadrant Tension Spring

13 June 2018 - 07:19 PM

same as cb750.


I wrote a thread recently about my problem with not enough pull on the longer 2wd cosworth cable. I solved this in part by removing the squidgy bush at the pedal end and replacing with a solid block (actually an old suspension bush off the front). I also had to put something down the gap of the quadrant to make it bigger. I had the yellow 45mm one and after putting a bit of 3core+e down the gap it brings it up to about 55mm. Seems to be fine now.

In Topic: Bloody Potholes

13 June 2018 - 07:15 PM

bad here too. My peugeot 3008 broke a rear spring, my brothers Kia sportage broke a front spring and my GFs polo broke a front spring and i am now waiting for a rear shock as i noticed that was leaking oil this week. all within a month or so.


There are some pretty dangerous ones around at the moment, i wouldn't want to be a motorbiker or a road cyclist at the moment that's for sure.


sorry to hear your shock snapped. don't have any spares to offer sadly. Is it just a standard sierra shock?

In Topic: Fuel Issue?

11 June 2018 - 02:51 PM

I think you've probably in the right area of investigation. I'd guess a blockage in the jets or some air getting in diluting the mixture. If it runs with the choke then it's increasing the fuel to air mixture and temporarily bypassing your problem.


I'm not that experienced with bike carbs but i think they have a breather pipe. Others can clarify but i think on some carbs they need to be open and others closed off. can you see one on your setup? Just thinking if it was blocked off for the first run and then became unblocked causing your problem.

In Topic: Fabricator Needed.

01 June 2018 - 08:41 PM

Might be worth asking if GBS do the bonnet as well.


If you wanted to give it a go yourself i reckon the hardest part would be the right angle bend each side but even that could be done with some slow and careful clamping and hammering.


Not sure if you built your car but if not the 2b came with a flat rear panel and RH got the builder to make the bends. Which was surprisingly easy to do. From memory you draw a line at the centre of the curve and then with the panel flat on the floor with the top facing down pull the furthest edge up towards you and squish it down a bit like you are bending it over a melon (i think that was RH's words). The more you push down the tighter the bend will be. So you need to do a bit and check against your nose cone/scuttle.


a quick search it would cost about £155 https://www.ebay.co....m4383.l4275.c10but that is a bit thicker than the RH steel which i think should be 0.7mmm


oh yeah louvres would be the hard part as you need a proper machine, or you could put a premade vent https://www.sheridan...l-louvred-ventsin.