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  1. Hi Barry, thanks for the offer but another member, Graeme, has given me a 13" which is a good fit. I had to make it detachable because the original builder set the steering column too high and doesn't allow the 'alligator' bonnet to open fully. I have also fitted extra large indicator repeaters because some years ago, when I had a Marlin, I left the indicator on & a van pulled out of a side turning in front of me. I managed to miss the van but ended up upside down in a ditch, the Marlin rollbar- windscreen saved me from being squashed flat.
  2. Philip, I have a pair of coil springs 120 lb/in x 8" free length, 2.25" inside diameter. I fitted them but the car was never driven as they were not suitable for my car. If they are suitable you can have them for the price of the postage. Phil W.
  3. If it does prove to be a problem I think the best solution will be to fit a radiator type of filler section into the top hose.
  4. On the Hood 2b I bought in March this year, I have just noticed that the radiator top hose is 3" higher than the radiator header tank. The car is 18 years old but only done 3,400 miles, I have only driven it a short distance, so far. This hose cannot be right ?
  5. Thanks for the offer but I bought one a few weeks ago.
  6. Yes................ 'key-hole ' surgery has only pulled out dried up insulation tape and the centre console panel has been glued in, removing it will disturb even more wiring, so I will run new wires and a new switch. MOT is in August so I have plenty of time to find a route through to the rear. The fuse boxes are buried deep under the wiring 'birds nest' so a seperate fuse will be best.
  7. My rear fog light has stopped working, in fact it wasn't working when I got the car a few weeks ago. Am I right in that it is an MOT requirement even on a 'F' reg (1989) car, so I can't just remove it ? It looks like a wire has dropped off the back of the switch and disappeared in a spiders web of wires. Access to the 'mess' is next to zero.
  8. I think you are right, 13" is the most to go to. I haven't removed any wheels as yet, I have been doing other small jobs to get the car running better, the previous owner hadn't used it for 'some years'
  9. Steering wheel wanted 15" or 14" Mountney. The 'Hood' I have recently bought is fitted with 195/50R tyres on 15" wheels, the steering wheel is only 11" and I haven't got the muscle power to cope with parking turning. I have not before seen the type of wheels fitted, centre lock with a locking pin, photo attached.
  10. Thanks for the info..............the 2b looks very much like the one I sold, sliding pillar, which on mine I spent many hours and eventualy got it working well, I will follow this up.
  11. There is for sale, on ebay, a Robin Hood type 37. What is a type 37, is it a tubular steel chassis similar to a 2b ?
  12. HI there, I've read about the lightweight chassis models and this has put me off, so I will stick to looking for a 2b.
  13. Thanks for the info..................... One is 1984 "lightweight" chassis at £4250 .... too pricey and "lightweight" not for me, The other 2006 at £6705 ,..... above my price range, A 1997 "lightweight" sold on ebay today at £2852. Thanks again.
  14. I am looking for a RH kit car.
  15. Is this car now sold..............I sold my 2B in 2016, now wish I had not done so. Am now looking for a replacement.
  16. Robin Hood 2b model, built 2001, 2 litre single overhead camshaft Pinto engine, modified with 'red' cylinder head, Kent fast road camshaft KFRC32, 2 off 40mm twin choke Weber carbs (approx 135bhp) 5 speed gearbox, Ford Sierra based, independant suspension all round. In the last 2 years it has had 4 new tyres, new battery, new clutch, new fuel pump, new gearbox mount, new timing belt, new clutch cable, rear main oilseal renewed, carbs overhauled. (over £1900 spent). 15,000 miles, 2 previous owners, MOT. Dry stored in heated garage & only used in dry weather. £3,999 ono Advertised on ot
  17. Thanks for the advice, I will go through them and check out each one, will start with the mixture and inlet manifold. I believe the cam timing was checked. Phil W
  18. I bought a 2b Hood about 1 1/2 years ago, one of the faults it had was spitting back through the carbs, mainly on starting but less when running, also back-firing through the exhaust, most noticable when on over-run downhill. I have made changes but the problem is still there. I had the carbs, 2 off twin choke 40 DCOE Weber, serviced & refitted them with new seals and gaskets. The ignition was at 8 degrees this is now reset to 14 degrees. ( as per Dave Andrews spec sheet, also carb settings in line with his spec sheet) Engine is 2 litre Pinto about 1987, SOHC fitted with Kent fast road
  19. Sorry for the late reply. Pair of front springs, colour black, bought from Burton Power last year, very little used. I can send a picture to your email, can't see how to do it on here.
  20. Used for only about 50 miles....... £15 + p&p
  21. Hi Jez, Springs received ok, thanks very much, this should help solve front end problems. Phil.
  22. Thanks Jez, I will have these, (see PM)
  23. Thanks, will check them out.
  24. Wanted, a pair of springs for sliding pillar front suspension, 8" free length, 1.9" inside dia., 250 lb/in rating. (or best place to buy them)
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