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  1. Easy repair to do!!! Wouldn't bother using P40 I would go with U-POL SMC Carbon Fibre reinforced filler. Higher adhesion and easier to work with for a better repair
  2. Saw this post on MSN Cars the other day. Includes a Robin Hood Exmo but they are calling it a 2B https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/is-this-the-greatest-barnfind-of-2017/ss-BBF5cEm?MSCC=1511124551&ocid=spartanntp
  3. Very sad new to hear of Terrys passing I used to live in the same road as his son and if he was visiting him and saw the garage light on would always pop in for a chat or to see what was going on whether it was kit car related or not Condolences to the Barry family RIP Terry
  4. Most paint suppliers wont sell you cellulose paint anymore less you are in the trade and only a very few still sell solvent base paint, I only know of one that does in my area. Most paint shops use the water base system for base coats and solid colours with a low VOC clear coat. As agent zed said it is the norm now (still feels odd to me to be thinning it with water instead of thinners) the base you need a lot of air movement over the panels to dry the water out of the paint, so you will need paint air blowers either hand held or a set of them on a stand flowing air at an angle over the job. Then heat to dry the VOC clear after it has flashed off, if you don't let it do this and put the heat on straight after you have finished spraying you will find it will run like hell,
  5. Sounds like a plan Keep up the good work I look forward to the next vid
  6. Great channel you have there Stu The only thing I would do different is ditch the cardboard and use duck tape (sorry about the pun lol) or masking tape so you get the right contours between the 2 panels and also as you put the foam on use an old filler spreader to start getting the shape instead of having the large lumps and gaps in the foam, will save you a lot of work in the long run
  7. I have a 2B hood and side screens for my S7. Bit of a pig to fit as I have the one piece GRP rear panel and wheel arches which makes it tight!! Had to remove the rear part of the hood frame that goes around the roll bar to get it to sit right. Side screen fit fine just a load of marking out and measuring to get them right Its very rare the I use the hood as the Surrey hood is loads better
  8. Paid by paypal form in post to you. Will be up late on the Friday night due to work commitments
  9. Robin Hood used to use British Racing Green for their green gel coats in either British Standard or Pantone colour system - whatever they could get their hands on at the time That's why you can have two cars the same colour side by side and the gel coat can be a shade off from one another (if they have not faded) Polish up one of your GRP panels and take it along to your local paint supplier, they should be able to scan the colour or have colour chips to get you the best match.
  10. I have a Boschmann 1/2in drive cordless impact wrench comes with two 24v battery's, charger and case. Torques up to 320nm, it is only a cheap one off E Bay at only £55 as I only use it on mobile jobs for taking wheel nuts off and didn't want to pay out for an over rated and over priced Snap On gun. It is now about 4 years old and been left in the rain dropped, kicked and had loads more abuse through at it and its still going strong http://car-tools.headphoneszone.net/cheap-cordless-impact-wrench-24v-12in-drive-320nm-2-batteries/
  11. These bottles are ok if you are only going to be welding every now and then, did use them when I had the small mig welder. As I now have a bigger more powerful pro mig and weld most weeks I get all my gas bottles from Adams Gas as they do rent free bottle unlike BOC. http://www.adamsgas.co.uk/ I'm using a 95% Argon , 5% Carbon Dioxide mix at the moment which works for me welding both mild steel and stainless. The only thing you may find with an 80/20 mix is you will have more weld splatter to clean up on your welds
  12. Off the top of my head I think its this manifold here https://classiccarbs.co.uk/product/ford-pinto-1-61-82-0-ohc-engine-inlet-manifold-kit-twin-weberdellorto-carbs Got mine many moons ago so check this is the Hiflow manifold before ordering anything. ​Also don't use the rubber O rings the come with the manifold as they have a habit of being sucked into the inlet and making a mess ​of your valves. Get yourself a set of mishap plates which have the O ring bonded to them
  13. Had the same problem with my S7. Two ways you can go with this a slimline manifold which will bring the carbs closer in towards the engine or you can go with a Hiflow manifold which will lift the carbs above the side rail. I went with this option.
  14. More than welcome to come and take a look at any time before its finished. the car is complete and runs just doesn't move under its own power anymore Or I can pop over and take a look at your 2B
  15. I'm in Camberley just down the road from you, I have an S7 which is under going a few mods at the moment but happy to come and have a look for you
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    Eobd Reader

    Looking at my Snap On code reader p0087-51 Fuel Rail Low Pressure Fuel Filter or Fuel Tank Screen Blocked Check for kinked fuel lines Remove Check for Wear or replace the fuel pump Check for faulty fuel pressure sensor p0062d + p0062e (both related) Heater Control circuit Bank2 Failed exhaust gas recirculation valve Open/short circuit in exhaust gas recirculation valve circuit or loose connector contact Failed engine-ECU P2413-61 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Check for clogged passages or defective EGR sensors
  17. Try Rimmer Brother they still do loads of parts fro BL cars http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/
  18. Its worth giving G3 ago either by hand or with a mop and see if the gel coat will come back up. To me (without seeing it) it sounds like the gel coat is not the problem but it is the lay up of the GRP that is starting to show through the gel coat itself.
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    Robin Hood S7

    For Sale Robin Hood S7 Built by myself in 1993 and owned ever since Correctly Registered as A Robin Hood Engineering S7 Stainless Steel Body With Red GRP Panels Caterham Grille 2.0 Litre Ford Pinto (205 Block) Kent Cams Fast Road Cam (FR32 Fast Road) Alloy Rocker Cover Alloy Oil Catch Tank Matched Webber Twin 40's with Ram Air filters 4 into 2 into 1 Exhaust Manifold Custom Chrome Stage 2 Silence Coolmans Radiator Alloy Expansion Tank 5Speed Type 9 Gearbox with Quick shift Gear Lever Crossed Drilled Front Brake discs Removable flat bottomed 10" red suede Steering Wheel, Race Tec Mirrors SVC Carbon Fibre Effect over brass Headlamp shells with matching rear lamp set Full Weather Hood, Side Screens, Half Doors ,Surrey Hood and Hood Bag. Black Baby Cub with red Piping seats, Sabelt Quick Release 3 Point Seat Belts Shift Lights Ford Laser Wheels with Avon Tyres The Car comes with a spares package as listed 2.0 Litre Ford Pinto Engine Diff and Drive shafts Lower Front Suspension Joints Pedal Box Servo Oil Filters and various sundries Car Will be Sold With an MOT £4500 ​PM me for more details
  20. Nope no one has marked mine its a factory marking. The 3 dizzies I have 1 in the kit 1 in the spare engine and the 1 on the spares shelf all have the same mark cut into the body
  21. With the cam and crank line up on TDC the rotor arm should line up with the marking on the dizzy body
  22. Ollie been asleep most of today after his heavy weekend the postman only got a half hearted woof today
  23. Had a fab weekend with the RHOCaR family, Venue is spot on, band was great as normal and the food van was ace - a must for the the next one. Thanks to the committee for putting on this event
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