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About sylvia.fry2

  • Birthday 09/22/1946

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    bob fry

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    Near Salisbury Wiltshire
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    All things mechanical but not too complex.

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  1. Dave Watts -- down in Hampshire ( Rhocar member before we left for Cornwall ) was selling a Rocket box on Facebook Market place, maybe just a month ago.
  2. sylvia.fry2

    Fuel line

    Think you may be in the next century before problems -- was told that my solder joints on 28 sec heating oil would fail due to the solder being corroded --when -- maybe in the next few centuries.
  3. Wire fan supply to switched side of starter motor ( fan will get it's "earth" back though starter windings ) & fan will be cut out when cranking engine. ( will help a low power battery ) Wire tell tale light same "earth " & live feed on fan terminal. On Florin at plus 55/60 mph the Fan becomes a poor generator & the tell tale on the dash glows if fan not powered.
  4. Where-ever you put the auto switch add an override switch in parallel & a tell tale light on the dash -- always good to be able to check function or bring in the fan sooner if a traffic jam looms.
  5. Used plastic pipe of same bore as O/D chassis, covered externally with camping mat & a vinyl "sock" "U" shaped to be a tight fit when pressed over the chassis tube. Don't remember how much hot bending required for tube, but it all fitted in the finish without fixings.
  6. Probably too late -- but refurb of the solenoid is quite easy -- it will be burnt contacts which need cleaning. Just be sure to un-solder the coil wire before opening case, should be worth doing as a spare unit.
  7. Could do way with the servo & use a slightly smaller bore master --- we have a Ford Ka cylinder on Florin & brakes are fine, can still lock the fronts.
  8. Don't compromise safety --- but new !!!
  9. Must amend some time, Ian; we have been down in the Tamar Valley for near 2 years. Other problems have occupied our time, but we are still playing.
  10. Would love to come up & put some sticky finger-prints on the mega-motors --- but we are in fog bound Cornwall.
  11. High 6 figure motors will always be over-shadowed by unique hand built creations, been on a ferry to France with a deck full of McLaren & the crowd was with Florin; including the very dishy passenger from said yellow super car. Just saying!!!
  12. Sierra column switches just seen on Facebook -- only £15 + postage -- got to be worth a go, even if wrong year --- can be altered on wiring.
  13. Enlarge the " boot" hole & fit cap flush, If the radius gauge can't reach the edge problem gone.
  14. On Florin we fitted the 2speed mini set --- ( kept quite 'til now ) this removes the hazard of mechanical scissor action which could interfere ( one day ) with behind dash wiring. The biggest gain is a large space for a glove box, which in our case is a Henry Hoover dust bag fitted to the rear of the g/b door. No Help if you're ploughing on with the ford unit which is more efficient in action.
  15. It is possible to strip down the indicator & clean mechanically with a very fine abrasive ( 1000 grit + ) but be very careful. There are electrical contact cleaners available but find they will only help with very light soiling/corrosion.
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