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  1. Window screen removed, passed no advisory. Thanks guys
    3 points
  2. It was a busy weekend, I got painted and forgot to take photo of it. also managed to give quick drive around block too. But the passenger side rear drum sticking slightly so look into that after replacing them all. Hopefully an easy fix. also managed to replace front braid lines so all nice and new. Bleed brakes up with all new fluid too. here is 2x pictures of the car that I took quickly on Sunday afternoon. just need to new Allen bolts for windows so I can install them, I managed to sand them and buff old windows up a bit which is a bonus. So at least there save able. I did order new windows from MK Indy but not going to use them. As not perfect match. Few bits of trim to add and good polish/buff soon once paint set bit more. just ordered few more bit all’s for it. Then get it out soon I hope. I’ll do full photo update on car in the next week or so when it all back together etc.
    3 points
  3. Since car been painted it sat in garage. I have managed to polish up all the aluminium managed to get that looking a lot nicer. General clean of the car since dusty from body shop. need to fit windows and doors next. All new nuts and bolts turned up i am thinking about running with and also without the doors. It got holes so I bolt up some Wing mirrors on. Put bits of trim on around nose cone and side of bonnet mounts so dose chip paint off too much. Also be adding some ppf or vinyl on rear arches so stop few stone chips. last big job was to paint the roll bar so hoping car be in full use after bank holiday weekend. not everything will be done but at least car will be usable and I can have some fun in it again.
    2 points
  4. And we did enjoy ourselves Weather was perfect again and we all had nice long drives around the 50-80 minutes mark. We arrived a day after a Supercar Show had been staged so the Car Park was a bit full, although we still managed to park together. We didn't see any aircraft but we did see lots of classic cars being either driven away or put on trailers. We also had an nice hour or so repairing Andy's car (Wouldn't start, diagnosed as fuel pump failure). Luckily I had a spare pump and we had 4 comprehensive tool kits so we eventually managed to get him going so he could go home under his own steam rather than on a flatbed . Nicely demonstrates what the Club is all about. We were joined by Pete, our newest member, who has an absolutely stunning Ronart car. Donor was a 4.2Ltr Jaguar, straight 6 (Check out the exhaust !!) A good day all round.
    2 points
  5. Another nice day for the East of England group. Weather superb, location lovely and a nice run in the cars for everyone. Thanks to all who supported it.
    2 points
  6. As our longer serving members will know, the Club started life as the “Robin Hood Owners Club”, and it was later changed to “Robin Hood Owners Club and Register” (RHOCaR). Even I don’t remember the reason for that change, I expect someone can enlighten me. Then a few years ago we could see the membership was shrinking, for the logical reason that no new Robin Hoods were being produced. So we decided to rename ourselves to the “UK Kit Car Club” and welcome owners of any type of kit car. This has been very successful and we now have members with a wide variety of cars. However, one thing still remains from the old days and that is the forum address of www.rhocar.org. So, looking to the future, we have now registered a new address of www.ukkitcarclub.org. In the future we will migrate everything across to the new address, but meantime it is just an alternative way of accessing the forum. Although there is no real need for you to change, I would encourage everyone to start using the new address in correspondence, advertising or signatures so we can be ready for the move. Al Richey (Webmaster)
    2 points
  7. Not going to have my engine sorted in time so I'll be going in the tintop - see you there.
    1 point
  8. Hi Alan, I hope to see you all there just returned from sunny Bead all Bay. Take care and travel safe.
    1 point
  9. I should make it, hopefully in kit for a change as long as the rain holds off I think Neil is coming in his as well See you all there Stay safe Harry
    1 point
  10. If you can get hold of an early version of the Haynes manual for the Sierra it will give you lots of information on the Pinto engine. The later versions of the manual have less info. and more "take it to the dealer". You can usually find them on eBay for a few quid.
    1 point
  11. OK Andi, I'll be there from about 7pm and, don't worry, I'll drink your beer for you !
    1 point
  12. Many unleaded heads have been modified and had hardened seats fitted to the exhaust ports. If you're taking the manifolds off you may be able to look up the port and see if you can spot hardened seats. A "borescope" would be very useful for this but a good torch, a dentist's mirror and possibly standing on your head might get you there.
    1 point
  13. Weather permitting I am with you.
    1 point
  14. Darrell, thanks for the info. Yes thats us showing an nice gentle run out.
    1 point
  15. I used this on my car, works a treat for me. Rustins Rust Converter 250ml Clear | Toolstation left area in slight grey colour but once I painted over it you cannot tell. bought the metal up nicely and killed the rust off. Just make sure do all prep before hand with wire brush/wheel on grinder. I guess for the floor might be able to floor pan/pre cut one from tiger not sure if they do them or not. If not as most things I found with my kit car is to make it yourself. using a cardboard template and get sheet of metal and cut it out your self and rivet back on. search forum no doubt there be few threads of people doing this.
    1 point
  16. Thanks going to remove then fit wipers over winter.
    1 point
  17. If you give your location there may be someone local who could help?
    1 point
  18. Great run out to Charity Farm, Ian and I met up, walked around the plethora or cars there and chatted the finer detail and stories with some proud owners add to that a brew and some great weather. It is a great venue for us to meet up at and use the time to plan in some NW activities. Perhaps see some more members next time? have fun Darrell
    1 point
  19. Need more detail; what engine, when does the noise happen (at idle, revving etc), does it change as you rev? I had something like that a few years back - this post below lists some tests that will help: https://zerolifebuild.blogspot.com/2018/08/not-under-pressure.html
    1 point
  20. Busy few days car just prepped for paint heres few photos of progress. my skills coming along slowly getting better and better at it. getting all ready for primer on sanded and we’re done tiny bit of fibre glass repairs. Hopefully get it in base grey down on hole body very soon.
    1 point
  21. Thanks for the update Al, I am hoping to come down with a contingent from the NW again this year.
    1 point
  22. Increasing the master cylinder diameter to 1" will need approximately twice the pedal pressure for the same pressure onto the brakes. Can you fit something like this from CBS ? https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/075-brake-and-clutch-master-cylinder-with-reservoir
    1 point
  23. Finally got to mates body shop at last. crazy few weeks. re painted all blue panels and repair any issues and paint roll bar. I did fair bit of prep at home before so wasn’t taking too much of mates time up. filled front arched my self but put bit too much fiber glass on them but been a while since done body work so quickly learnt my mistake. Managed to rear tub a lot better. Things I could remove I did as it was only a small drive down road to his unit. I booked this week off work so help out too. Doors dismantled got new Perspex windows to go in and removed all old foam and glue. Mirrors to clean up and new foam too. removed drivers seat and harness so get to roll bar. rear tub has all been dismantled any cracks sanded down and filled. I made sure things all labelled up so easy to re install. exhaust tip removed so get arch better. I’ll posting few more updated this week on the car.
    1 point
  24. Looking at the length of the hoses from the resevoirs to the MC, gravity feed should be possible. Unbolt the resevoirs and suspend them still connected as high as you can. Fill them and crack the bleed nipples and wait keeping checking the fluid level.
    1 point
  25. I think that our cars are on the second row.
    1 point
  26. Moving forward (slowly) into the "paperless" age, we have just sent out PDF copies of the magazine to all members who were happy to receive it in that format. This is the first time we have tried it so we expect a few ‘glitches’. I could try telling you that these are deliberate features of the system designed to ensure security, equality and privacy but you wouldn't believe me If you haven’t received a copy (please check any ‘spam’ folders first) then notify Alan Richey (username alanrichey) and he will send you a copy. Thanks, Steve
    1 point
  27. Tbh most of these bonnets were tweaked by the original builders around lampposts and trees to get a presentable fit, any reasonable sheet metal shop should sort it out especially as you’re not concerned about the mirror finish.
    1 point
  28. until
    This is the main kit car event of the season, if you go to nothing else you need to go to this one. Held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW on the weekend of 1-2 Jun. See www.nationalkitcarshow.co.uk for more details.
    1 point
  29. Yes 42mm. I have installed mine in the nose cone at an angle with the top of the rad tilted back towards the engine. I don't have a header tank, just a bottle connected to the rad top for expansion. If you are doing this you need to make sure that the top of the rad is higher than the bottom of the cylinder head. I have also fitted an electric fan on the rear of the rad, just enough room here. To mount the rad I used some hinges attached to the top of rad to the front of the chassis, this allowed me to set the angle that I wanted without having to make a bracket to suit the angle. For the bottom rad mounts I used some threaded rods on either side, again, this allowed me to adjust the angle to suit the space. Then I used some thin aluminium sheet to block around the sides and underneath the rad so that all if the air is pushed through the rad and over the top into the engine bay. I don't have any overheating issues. Just got back from a long drive in 20+deg heat, sat in traffic no problem. If you need more info or pictures let me know.
    1 point
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