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Big Jim

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Big Jim last won the day on August 19 2017

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About Big Jim

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    One of the old farts!
  • Birthday 06/18/1951

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    Chorley Lancashire
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    Royal Navy WW2 re-enacting, Growing old disgracefully

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    Mark 3, Vauxhall powered.
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    Jim Stott

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  1. Big Jim

    Stainless Steel Bonnet

    As previously said, 1mm cutting disk, but once you've marked out (over tape) where you want the cut, clamp a piece of bar or similar straight edge along the line then you 'rub' along the bar with the side of the disk as you cut.
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    Dashboard Single Dials

    check out this link, http://nw.rhocar.org/dashboards.htm
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    Winter Driving Gloves?

    I've used leather safety gloves, warm enough and cheap enough. similar to these, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-X-Driver-Work-Gloves-Fleece-Cotton-Lined-Soft-Leather-Lorry-Drivers-Safety/302074150440?hash=item465505be28:m:mHlzxhq3JY4RpCrDDOEqDHg
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    Newly Bought S7 - Questions

    firstly you need to decide which monocoque model you have, many people call their cars "S7" but that was only used for a very short time as Caterham took RH to court to get him to stop using it. go to http://nw.rhocar.org/identification.htmto find out which model you have, but be aware there were a few "one-off" whilst he experimented with different things.
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    Fuel Gauge Troubles

    I still have the sierra sender in the tank, but bent and fiddled with the float wire until I got the best out of it, now it reads 3/4 full when it's actually full, but as it drops down below 1/2 it's actually spot on, so when it reads empty, you really need to pray that there's a garage around the corner.
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    Electric Fan Fitting

    How to wire the electric fan. http://nw.rhocar.org/fan%20wiring.htm
  7. Big Jim

    Advice On Tappets/valve Clearance Setting

    Valve clearances on a Pinto are ; Inlet = 0.008" (8 thou) Exhaust = 0.010" (10 thou) if you've set them at 20 7 25, it's no wonder they rattle.
  8. Big Jim

    Best Polish For Stainless Steel

    The cheapest glass cleaner that you can get from the supermarket. Windowlean etc will leave smears. The stainless has a film covering it, so you don't actually clean the metal itself, just the surface of the film.
  9. Big Jim

    Drums To Discs

    When I originally had them made, they were plasma cut. If someone is going to take on the job of getting some made, i'll send them this single one that I have if they want it for a pattern.
  10. Big Jim

    What Make Front Suspension Parts

    This is the fix that I used. Good news everyone! There is a fix that you can upload so that the photobucket problem goes away and you can see those pictures that went missing. If you're using Google Chrome, go to the three dots on the right side of the screen and click them. A drop down should appear. Hover your mouse over "More Tools," and when the next drop down appears, click on extensions. Go to the link towards the bottom that says "Get more extensions." In the search box, type "Photobucket Fix," and hit enter. Click the install button and once it's done, you should be able to see photobucket pictures again. For FireFox users, click on the three bars on the right side of the screen, then click on add ons. Click search for "photobucket hotlink" and click install. Same result.
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    Drums To Discs

    The calipers were off a Sierra 4x4, you'll also need the caliper carriers,The discs came from the same vehicle.. As for making any more, no chance! I made those when I was in an engineering job some 14 - 15 years ago, I left there shortly after under medical orders, the factory burnt down some 5 - 6 years ago. (I didnt do it!)
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    Drums To Discs

    Well what a bummer! I can't even edit my own posts to add more information! Photograph of the plate. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ni8mz70a0qa2123/plate.jpg?dl=0 I've drawn around it, and measured it the best that I can. the holes marked 'A' are for the brake caliper, the holes marked 'B' are for the hub bolts, so you can confirm measurments from them. If you print off the drawing to fit an A4 paper, it should then be the correct size. Drawing here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/tfq68rrzlc9phar/brake%20adapter%20plate.jpg?dl=0
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    Drums To Discs

    Ok, the article on the NW site is my car, I used to make the plates many moons ago. I still have 1 plate. (adding more)
  14. Big Jim

    What Make Front Suspension Parts

    Searching Ebay, this one looks promising https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEMFORDER-Supporting-Joint-Ford-galaxyii-MONDEO-IV-S-MAX-and-Volvo-Front-2-Pcs/292423175053?fits=Car+Make%3AFord&epid=1446141102&hash=item4415c78b8d:g:pmMAAOSw8d9U0kYC There may even be a part number stamped on yours.
  15. Big Jim

    Sierra Lsd Diff