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Bob Tucker

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

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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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  1. Ian is right. I bought the land rover ones for £7.50 each a few years back. they work perfectly, just need the mount modifying as they have a central bolt top and bottom.
  2. You have to put a curve in the support to match the curve of the bonnet. Try straightening the old ones to get a better idea of whether the new ones are actually different.
  3. To eliminate or identify a fuel problem, put a squirt of fuel into each carb mouth. If the spark is all ok it will start, but be a bit lumpy for a short while, like on full choke, then clear before stopping. If it wont start then the problem is ignition.......somewhere. Its a long process of elimination, just one thing at a time. Its hard to see from your photo, have you checked the plug leads are connected correctly?? They look like perhaps 2& 3 are swapped?
  4. I just couldn't remember..... LOL been there..!!!
  5. I dont know what section the IVA demands, but if as you say it has to be 19mm radius, doesnt it need to be 38mm diameter?
  6. I have a Vauxhall redtop . They are notorious for sump leaks. I have tried many solutions, but I have reverted to using the standard cork gasket and Wynns black gasket sealer from Euro car parts, that has been 100% successful every time I have rebuilt the engine. https://www.eurocarparts.com/search/wynns black gasket
  7. There are no new problems.....
  8. https://nw.rhocar.org/clutch pawls.htm
  9. Post removed. Red quadrant on ebay Claimed to be 55mm, but photo shows different
  10. I'd suggest looking at increasing the throw on the cable before pulling the engine. Its a common problem even with the pinto, but especially (for some reason) with the redtop. I had to try a number of quadrants and ended up with (I think) one from a Granada. Dont go by the colour, but by the diameter size, as aftermarket ones come in all colours. The quadrant itself is always the same size, but the groove comes in varying depths. You need one where the cable lies level with the top of it. MIne needs lifting a bit, ive fixed 2 cable ties, one on top of the other, into the groove befor
  11. Glue coarse wet and dry on a cloth backing on it.
  12. That's a shame.....someone made a much more professional job of the bracket than RH recommends....LOL
  13. have a look at extending your steering column. The triangular shaft that fits inside the the upper part of the steering column can be slid out a little way It is a tight fit though. Certainly enough to clear the 18mm dash, which would be better than 9mm.
  14. "I keep getting a difference of opinion on it. " Welcome to Robin Hood ownership!! Thats what makes them so interesting....they are all different. Get along to a meet up once we can do that, and you'll see just how many variations there are. There are quite a few very good build blogs on this site. Take the time to do a few searches, & see what others have done.
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