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About alantoon

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  • Birthday 06/29/1950

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    Robin Hood 3a.
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    Alan Dawson

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    Cramlington, Northumberland

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  1. The doors on the Exmo, 2B. and 3A are call the same, I know as I tried them all when I had my Exmo even the hood fitted the same. And you are fitting them on the wrong side of the car.
  2. Can you not panel beat it out and and get it straight enough to cover with wrap. I know others have got in touch with GBS about getting a new bonnet made but I don't know how successful they have been. i
  3. Welcome to you both, it's a shame it is such a bad time for socialising as I would like to meet up with you, The N.E.area covers from Berwick in the North down to where you are, so in normal times we have two meetings a month, one in Darlington and one at Chester Le Street. Obviously at the moment all meetings are cancelled, but hopefully we can get them started again soon (wishful thinking?) Anyway welcome and keep in touch on the forum and don't hesitate to ask for help as some-one on here will have the answer.
  4. Cold and damp, but that has never worried me, just as well living in this part of the country.
  5. It's kind of lonely going out for a run without anyone else trying to keep up
  6. Whether you buy the cheap one or the facet if it stops working so does the car so you still need a spare
  7. Buy two cheap ones and mount them side by side so you always have a spare fitted.
  8. I just did a search on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Special-Offer-M6-x-20-Big-Head-Male-Threaded-Fibreglass-Bonding-Stud-Qty10/264289959843?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D8f916aeb814f4b3da53c276654a25975%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D9%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D290717725386%26itm%3D264289959843%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A828dd53c-e8d6-11ea-ae89-d6fc7caac607|parentrq%3A32e766201740a4e8698579b6ffffbfe8|iid%3A1 I haven't used them myself I just used domed allen headed bo
  9. Hi Harry, some people use these "big head" studs sikaflexed onto the arch and then just a nut a washer to hold it on. It means that they are easily removed and the arch has a nice clean look.
  10. And make sure you are using the correct grade of oil, the old pinto can only use 20/50 oil anything else will splatter.
  11. I am going out tomorrow for a run in the car but I should be at home on Friday, I will send you a message on the forum with my mobile number and we will see if we can get something arranged, Alan
  12. Hi and welcome to the Club, I also have a 3a and I am not that far from you in Cramlington, Northumberland, If you need any help or advice please ask as I built mine up so have been there. It is while it is at this stage that you want to consider doing some body strengthening to avoid some of the problems that cam develop during use, and help to get it through the IVA test. I can bring mine up so see you so you can see what goes where and how which makes life much easier
  13. The light main/dip switch should have two live feeds one for the main which is wired live when ignition is on, and one for the flash which should be live when ignition is off. It sounds like one of the relays is taking its power from the "flash" circuit.
  14. I have had no bother with mine but I did look into the narrow bands in case I had problems, found these on Ebay 283411853473
  15. We all put our personality's into our cars that's why no two are the same, I think it looks stunning, but it's not what I would do.
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