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alanrichey

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About alanrichey

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  • Birthday 11/21/1949

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    Robin Hood Super Spec (Rover T16)
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    Francis Alan Richey

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    Swayfield, Grantham, Lincolnshire

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  1. The next outing is planned for 29th or 30th June. Haven't decided where to go yet, looking for inspiration. Any ideas ? Anyone want to join us ?
  2. And what a cracking day it was. We each drove between 45 mins and 75 mins in glorious weather (So 100 miles round trip for me and a bit of a challenge to my cooling system but it coped). Sywell was very busy with the Spitfire giving rides (From £2700 for 30 mins !!), the Blades Display team doing a flying experience day, along with a T6-Texan (Harvard to us Brits), a Tiger Moth and a multitude of small planes, helicopters and a microlight to watch while picnicking And a lovely little free museum rounded off the day. We managed to park so there were 4 classic machines in shot (5 if you
  3. I suppose there are a very limited number of Bank Holiday weekends they can use. It clashes with the Stamford Car Show as well. I will try and do Stoneleigh on the Saturday and Stamford on the Sunday
  4. This is getting very interesting. Having had a few years with having to guess, we now have 3 Superspecs with the engine/gearbox out. We know that Robin Hood Engineering didn't use the proper thrust release bearing but made his own from scratch. No idea why, I guess the official one was either too long/too short/too expensive. We are also seeing that they didn't use the proper release arms either. Maybe the 'job lot' of gearboxes, which we still think was a failed export order for LHD Granada, didn't come with release arms (and maybe not thrust bearings), or they were the wrong length
  5. I think that is fine. As long as the thrust bearing is not touching the springs then the clutch will not slip. You can then adjust the 'bite point' using the cable adjustor. Out of interest, do you have the Superspec rattle ? I have convinced myself it is because the thrust bearing should actually be clipped into the release arm and in my spare gearbox it is floating and free to rattle around and I have assumed it is the same in my car. It's a bit difficult to tell from your picture if the bearing is clipped in or not. Did you have to remove anything to take that picture ?
  6. A bit of a late call but we suddenly found a nice day when our core members are available. So we are going to visit Sywell Aviation Museum this Wednesday (16th). Anyone who fancies joining us is welcome, 1200 pm, bring a packed lunch and a chair
  7. Surely it is a requirement to have it on the V5, and notify and produce appropriate documentation to DVLA if it is changed ?
  8. I know this won't really help, but as I had my Superspec on axle stands I took the opportunity to take a picture of the clutch arm on my MT75. As you can see there is nothing like the obstruction you have and mine has full travel available (no idea what the audio cable is wrapped around the cable, I will have to investigate ) I can only assume that your clutch pressure plate is a lot wider than the one fitted to the Superspec (Rover T16 engine). I can't help you on what model clutch I have as Superspecs seem to odd. We had assumed Rover, but some have reported Ford and one owner who
  9. Have you put a diode in the circuit ? If not the light could come on slightly if the alternator voltage is more than the voltage feeding the other side of the bulb. Normally they should be the same but depending on where the feed from the light comes from there could be a slight difference.
  10. Looks as though the Stamford Car Show is planned to go ahead this year on the August Bank Holiday Sunday (29th). Fingers Crossed. As usual we should have a parking slot allocated for Club Members. Those of us who have been before should get an invitation code (mine has just arrived). For other people it is first come first served. They limit it to 500 cars (I think it used to be 300) but I would recommend booking early. It is technically free but they 'strongly' recommend a £5 donation to charity, which is collected by a chap at the entrance on the day. They also do a car
  11. Looks as though the Stamford Car Show is planned to go ahead this year on the August Bank Holiday Sunday (29th). Fingers Crossed. As usual we should have a parking slot allocated for Club Members. Those of us who have been before should get an invitation code (mine has just arrived). For other people it is first come first served. They limit it to 500 cars (I think it used to be 300) but I would recommend booking early. It is technically free but they 'strongly' recommend a £5 donation to charity, which is collected by a chap at the entrance on the day. They also do a car rally
  12. They also like photos of the safety critical areas they can’t immediately see. Lower seatbelt mounts are a favourite.
  13. I can see no reason why you want to fit a windscreen for the IVA. You have to sort out wipers, heaters, washers... Much easier to do all that after the test without the added hassle. Just my opinion
  14. Good video, well worth viewing. Just be aware he uses the term ‘tie rod’ whereas we us the term ‘track rod’.
  15. Mine was £40 Money well spent though as I won’t have to buy 2 new tyres in the near future. Had to take mudguards off though, as he couldn’t get his kit to go in above the wheels. Should also point out that Halfords refused to do it. Computer wouldn’t accept Robin Hood as a manufacturer and he wasn’t able to manually override it.
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