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Robbie 2B

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Robbie 2B last won the day on September 13 2022

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About Robbie 2B

  • Birthday 10/28/1954

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    2B wishbones
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    Robbie Sillars

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    Budleigh Salterton, Devon

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  1. Leon Never got to Dorchester venue due to the flooding in South Devon. Will therefore reschedule the "Dorset" meet for later this month. Propose to have the following meet down your neck of the woods. Best regards Robbie
  2. Hi All A few of the Southwest area members have responded positively to having a meet up this coming Sunday 17 September 2023. The weather in Devon/Dorset region also looks promising. Would there be interest from any neighbouring members to attend? The following location is proposed: Date, time & venue: Sunday 17 September 2023, 12:00, meet up at the Trumpet Major, Alington Ave, Dorchester DT1 2AB. After a bite to eat a run through to the beach at Bowlease Cove could be an option. Anyone else interested let me know or just turn up. Regards Robbie SW Area Sec.
  3. Hi All After sending this out to the members in the South Western region I thought that other areas and community users may be interested. The following meetings are proposed. 1. Date: Sunday 11 June 2023, Time: 12:00, Location: The Windmill Inn, 58 Nore Road, Portishead BS20 6JZ After a bite to eat a run through to Clevedon would be on the agenda. If you want to come along in your tin-top feel free. 2. The Powderham Classic Car gathering is taking place on the 8th & 9th July 2023 at Powderham Castle near Exeter. RHOCaR have been given the opportunity to have a stand at the gathering. For Car Clubs there will be a cost of £17.00 for each vehicle which includes the driver and one passenger. There is also space allocated for a Car Club gazebo. Camping is available on site for Friday & Saturday night, this would have a cost of £40 per pitch. For people not camping the Car Club entry and exit gate will be shut on both days from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. The event is run by volunteers from the Crash Box & Classic Car Club. Further information can be found on their website: https://historic-vehicle-gathering.info/ Please note that the cost of £17 for car, driver and passenger is significantly less than the entrant fee of £13 per person for each day or £20 weekend pass per person. If anyone is interested in attending as an exhibitor you could let me know and I will include them when I complete and submit the application form. If this could be done prior to 2 June 2023 it would be ideal.. I will complete and submit the form. 3. A further meeting, to take place after the summer holidays, will be posted. This possibly being in the Dorset region to give people in that part of the southwest region a chance to attend. Best regards Robbie (SW Area Sec.)
  4. Yes it is on, will be at the Cat & Fiddle from 12:00.
  5. All are welcome at a Southwest area meet on Saturday 24 September 2022. Location; the Cat & Fiddle in Clyst St Mary which is situated on the A3052 east of Exeter (EX5 1DP). From 12:00 and if there is interest, and the weather is kind, an afternoon run into Sidmouth may be on the cards. All are welcome in car or tin-top. Robbie
  6. Hi John I was at the Powderham Castle historic car show near Exeter on 9 July and was surprised to see a 2B alongside the multitude of other classics. For next year I will try and see if there is any interest of having a group of RHOCaR members attend. I am sure that a group of Hillman Minx's can be easily out-trumped. Regards Robbie
  7. Hi to all, its been a while since my last post. Lock-down modification have started with gearbox swap underway. Due to the location of the Duratec engine being fixed, installing a Mazda MX5 NC (N7) gearbox puts the gear lever location in line with the dash panel. The Mazda MX5 NB gearbox positions the gear lever correctly as the lever is an extra 90 mm away from the bell housing flange. Has anyone changed over the tail part of the gearbox between a NC and NB gearbox or know if it is possible? Any advice gratefully received. Many thanks in advance Robbie
  8. Tim Many thanks for the wishbone and cups of tea. Wire brush and paint now needed. You have got me thinking - supercharged Duratec? Having found this it looks interesting. http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=156816 Thanks again Robbie
  9. Tim Many thanks for the reply - Postage problem noted. Any chance of collecting one from Duxford? By car, this Sunday is good for me. After work on a weekday I could make it by train, is Whittlesford Parkway near? PM me details of the best time to suit you Many thanks Robbie
  10. I did a Duratec convesion on my 2B a couple of years ago. Have kept the Ford Mondeo set up with standard inlet manifold Ford 'Blackrock' ECU. Kept the Type 9 gearbox but changed to a hydraulic clutch. Had to mod the prop' shaft and gearlever linkage but engine fits within the bull bar provided you use a shorten sump. If you want a bit more info or photos pm me your email. Good luck Robbie
  11. Alan Did you ever get a driver's side wishbone? I am after the passenger side one for my 2B. If Tim or Rob have come across them then I would be interested Tokens for beer and postage readily available. Thanks for looking Robbie
  12. Thanks to Al Milton replacement glass collected and ready to be installed! Hope that the bucket and spade run went well. Thanks again Robbie
  13. Thanks for all the replies. It would appear that a laminate replacement is the preferred option. Al, if you have an original one going spare how much do you want for it? At least I can use this as a template. Please sent me a PM. Thanks again. Robbie
  14. I am after a windscreen glass for my 2B after original one shattered today. If you have one can you please confirm cost and location to allow collection. Many thanks Robbie
  15. Thanks for the posts. Concur with the thinking about using the original sensor. The problem is with how will the sensor picking up or generate a suitable signal? Mk3 Mondeo's use the transverse 75 gearbox with the sensor pick up wheel located on the differential output shaft. A Type 9 gearbox does not have this ability nor a location for the sensor. The option of fixing a suitable crenelated wheel to a drive shaft and fixing the sensor to the differential chassis housing would appear to be the best mechanical option. My knowledge of electronics is based around twin valve super-het transmitters so unless I can get a plug and play unit this method is not an option. Thanks again for your time and efforts. Robbie
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