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Bob Tucker

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Bob Tucker last won the day on November 28 2018

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About Bob Tucker

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    It'll be OK in the end, if it's not OK, it's not the
  • Birthday 03/01/1950

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    Orpington, Kent, BR6 9AN
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    Drag Racing, Aircraft (full size); Radio Control Aircraft; Sea angling; All other motorsport.

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    2B + 16vXE +wishbone conversion (&MX5)
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    Robert (Bob) John Tucker

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  1. Bob Tucker

    Wishbone Conversion - Advice & Help Please

    I wouldny worry too much about exact measurements for height at the front. The important thing is to make sure you have adequate sump clearance, esp. with a pinto as the sump can hang really low.
  2. Bob Tucker

    Wishbone Conversion - Advice & Help Please

    This may also help... http://westfield-world.com/suspension.html
  3. Bob Tucker

    Wishbone Conversion - Advice & Help Please

    You should make the upper wishbone ball joint adjustable. Most use a transit drag link. Either thread the w/b to take the threaded part, but that means you can only adjust by one thread turn at a time, which has been OK for me, or use a close fitting tube, and fit a lock nut on either side. I'll look for piccies to explain further HTH PS when designing the upper wishbone, be aware that the dummy strut sits at a considerable -ve camber angle. Set the tube taking the transit ball joint at 90 degrees to it otherwise when the suspension drops it will jam the ball joint at full movement putting a huge strain on it. PPS an Astra bottom ball joint is an easy fit with 3 bolts to attach it to the w/b & the same taper as the Sierra hub
  4. Bob Tucker

    Vacuum advance

    According to Dave Andrews, Weber 40s can take a 36mm choke, 45s can take up to 40mm. http://www.s262612653.websitehome.co.uk/DVAndrews/webers.htm I changed the cam on my pinto first, to an fr32. I then changed from a 32/36 to 38DGAS which was a big improvement, but when I fitted twin 40s with 36mm chokes the engine really came alive. Even with a 32/36 it should pull to well over 100 (only on a track). Make sure that the vacuum into the engine/carb is blocked off it its not connecte to the dizzy Make sure that the second choke is actually opening, if it is I'd recommend a RR session to get the ignition and jetting right.
  5. Bob Tucker

    Go Pro or other suitable alternative

    I always use this site for electronic & assorted computer bits. I havent got this video camera, but everything else I have bought has been top notch. https://www.7dayshop.com/action-video-cameras-kit-bundles-accessories
  6. Bob Tucker

    Cyclewing brackets S3A

    They look easy to fit. Ive just had to bodge mine again after one broke in France. I'll get a set of these next time they go. Have a Merry Christmas one & all.
  7. Bob Tucker

    Cyclewing brackets S3A

    These are triangulated & fit to the pinch bolt and the bottom ball joint, so more rigid than most. These are for Sierra hubs, but they also do them for Cortina hubs in case thats what you have. https://www.rallydesign.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=11857
  8. Bob Tucker


    Are they ALL yours Peter????
  9. Apologies if this has been posted sometime in the past, but I found this very useful for trying to decide a new colour scheme http://westfield-world.com/flash_changer.html
  10. Hi Stuart,

    my flying club has decided to stop producing plastic membership  cards.

    I reckon this idea is worth considering for us too


    Bickley 2019 club membership card.pdf

    1. theduck


      Hi Bob, I know, for the moment at least, we are keen to keep a membership card, we have made some changes though to reduce waste and costs.

    2. Snapperpaul


      The Civil Setvice club in London which I was a member of gave a plastic credit card sized membership card initially and sent out stickers for the back every year you renewed.

      it presented a high quality front with simple sticker with the membership details on it.

  11. Bob Tucker

    9” steel wiper blades and arm

    You should find something suitable here..... https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/filterSearch?adv=true&cid=0&mid=0&vid=0&q=wiper arms&sid=true&isc=true
  12. Bob Tucker

    Sigma RWD conversion

    From personal experience DONT GO ANYWHERE NEAR SPECIALISED ENGINES Also check Dave Andrews site for another unbiased opinion. & Google "specialised engines reviews" If you dont mind a trip to "the Dark Side!" I can thoroughly recommend Dartford Rebore.....small family run business. http://www.dartfordreboreenginecentre.co.uk/
  13. Bob Tucker

    Brake lock-up

    Make sure there is free play on the MC operating rod, when the brake pedal is released. Make sure the piston in the right hand caliper is free. If its not working 100% it would feel like the LHS is more sensitive
  14. Bob Tucker

    Harness Anchor Points

    John Hetherington had a few problems at IVA that nobody else seems to have encountered. He had a picky tester as you can see from his IVA write up. Heres a link to his build log http://johnskitcar.tonyhetherington.com/?page_id=138
  15. Bob Tucker

    Havnt Been Around Latley

    Dont even remember 18.....