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by will jack
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for Sale
Topic: R17 cam and Mk1 distributor
Replies: 0
Views: 50

R17 cam and Mk1 distributor

R 17 cam for sale. Very good condition. £150 + P&P
23D distributor for a mk 1 (40905) 2 64 . no wear in spindles or cam. £10 + P&P
by will jack
Wed May 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Finally finished - or at least, finished enough to pass an MOT test and be reasonably usable.
by will jack
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

The rack is refitted now, along with the front brakes and brake pipes. A new servo is fitted.
I think the tank was modified by Hartwell so that the wider rims would still fit in the spare wheel well.
by will jack
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Stripped the steering rack for inspection and fitting new rubber boots. It all looked perfect. Filled it with Land Rover hub grease. Fitted adjustable track rods on both sides, and Fiesta track rod ends. I've looked on the dvla site for the car a couple of times, and never found it listed. I had ass...
by will jack
Sat May 21, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Progress being made again. Sidelamps are still fed off the light switch, but the main and dipped headlights are now fed off separate relays. The bumpers were rechromed and have been fitted with MG bumper bolts. The chrome strips were painted red because the Sunbeam badge on the rear is red. A repro ...
by will jack
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Giles' Mk1 Saloon 'BRU'
Replies: 87
Views: 28369

Re: Giles' Mk1 Saloon 'BRU'

I couldn't find a suitable filter for my 28/36 either. This was some time ago though. I got a hold of an ITG filter for a 40DCOE, 50 mm deep, which was available with a blank base plate. I cut the holes to suit, so that it was missing the brass plug and the standard fuel pump. If you want 50mpg mayb...
by will jack
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Thanks Clark. Still got bits to do. I need to make up brackets for inertia reel seat belts. A couple of the captive nuts for the seat mountings have broken free, so I am making up 3mm plates with bobbins drilled and tapped for 8mm bolts. I've already got mountings made up for Rover 100 seats. Not as...
by will jack
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Way back, I used to have a 28/36 on my car using a Solex bellcrank. Even though the little swivel pin that clamps onto the throttle cable was well lubricated, the cable would still start fraying at the swivel pin. I wanted to avoid that if possible so I made this up using a Volvo 740 throttle wheel.
by will jack
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Progress has been slow. There is now a fuse box fitted, supplying main beam, dipped beam, horn and fan through relays. Tried turning over the engine on the key, only to hear a click from the starter motor solenoid. This with a fully charged battery. With the white/red wire disconnected and the solen...
by will jack
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

I've been thinking about manifold heating. Its definitely needed, but I don't think all the time. So I've got one hose coming off the head, through the manifold and then on through the heater. I reckon if you need the heater you need manifold heating. The bypass line has been fitted with a generic i...
by will jack
Sun May 17, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

For various reasons progress has been really slow, but the engine bay wiring is done, now. Couldn't get the lights working. The light switch appeared to be ok , but turned out to be u.s. A new one was obtained and fitted, but still no lights. Then I realised that the feed from the ignition was missi...
by will jack
Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Argyle Stages
Replies: 9
Views: 2429

Re: Argyle Stages

Looking good Alex. That looks like the the hairpin on the Rest.Did you get the starting issue resolved?
by will jack
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Thought this might be of interest. Its the original book for the car. Condition isn't the best now. The dealer stamp can't be made out when reproduced on here, but it is a Hartwell stamp. The hand written notes are on the inside front cover. There's a note about Wills rings and 1 5/16" inlet valves....
by will jack
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Its the original Aquarius. Very seventies!
by will jack
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Neat and clean works for me. If it loses out to the clipped-in duvet, soundproofing wise, so be it. The comment from bazzateer about the radiator mesh had occurred to me also, but it seemed worth the risk as it was available. My bike can is from a Suzuki GS750 . The inlet is attached by a four bolt ...
by will jack
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

I'm not certain, but i think its industrial fire blanket for welding operations. Clark Dawson fitted it for me when he was doing the bodywork.
by will jack
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

A few more pictures. The original radiator stone guard was rusted out, so this stainless mesh was pressed into service.
Don't like bumper mounted number plate lights.
by will jack
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Checked with Bob Allan and there are none available.
by will jack
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

The engine and box are back in place now. It previously had been fitted with an alternator and pre-engaged starter motor. The altered wiring was a total mess, so the loom has been unwrapped to get it sorted out. Imp001
by will jack
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Its for the rear hatch button. Its about twice as thick as the proper part, but it should work ok.
by will jack
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Tried to get the proper part a couple of times, with no luck, so I am going to try this.
Its machined up to take a turn of 4mm PTFE valve gland packing. Any guesses?
by will jack
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: OAW 133P Restoration
Replies: 79
Views: 25697

Re: OAW 133P Restoration

Going to be good, Alex!
by will jack
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Hi. Happy new year. The Nun-The side trims are being left off, so the holes are all filled. I should probably say that I'm not making any irreversible modifications, and all trims , turquoise interior, etc are being stored. IM-Given the usual heater performance...I think I can feel a cunning plan fo...
by will jack
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Another old picture from before the car was painted. I'm pretty sure the wheel and tacho were fitted when the car was new. The padded dash top cleans up well and there are no splits present. The carpet was a goner and has to be replaced. The original seats are in good nick but are also turquoise, so...
by will jack
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Just thought I would post a few more pictures. The front and rear wheel arches are as found when the old underseal was scraped off. The cone is original on this side, but had to be replaced on the drivers side. The modified rear panel was a cheap ebay purchase, repaired and modified. The original fo...
by will jack
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Got the back end jacked up, removed the rear suspension and crossmember. The crossmember is in really good condition and will get blasted and possibly galvanised later. But for now a spare powder coated one has been fitted. It is a late one with only ten bolts, but I've drilled it and the vertical m...
by will jack
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Thanks. The suspension is all coming off again to attend to rustproofing the mountings, so the overspray will all be sorted then. When I fitted those trims , this looked right. I noticed it was wrong after looking at other sunbeam pictures. If you look at where the trims sit in relation to the headl...
by will jack
Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

.....And it's back, looking amazing. Couldn't help myself - had to stick a couple of wheels on it . I know a lot of folk don't like minilite replicas, but I just think they look right.
by will jack
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: My First Imp (First Sprint this Year!)
Replies: 457
Views: 160010

Re: My First Imp (Not Happy With My Painting!)

Nice tow vehicle! :wink:
by will jack
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Nice! Aquarius it is then.
by will jack
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Thanks, but this was all a previous owners work. Its been off the road for a while now.It still looks nice though.
After replacing H brackets and rebuilding rear spring seats, I went off the boil, so it still needs the floors doing.
by will jack
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

This is a Chrysler colour, as found on Dodge Vipers,apparently
by will jack
Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

It just occurred to me to google trophy blue. Its a really nice colour, but just too close to the colour of my californian.
Apparently there is (was?) a Landrover Discovery colour very close to Aquarius which is available.
by will jack
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

Re: ALJ117K

Its actually Aquarius metallic. Posting it up on here means i'm putting myself under pressure to get it finished!
by will jack
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ALJ117K
Replies: 88
Views: 31889

ALJ117K

Time to get the finger out, so its off to get the bodywork repairs done and painted up by an expert.
by will jack
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: Stilletto VYL 3G
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Stilletto VYL 3G

Just found an old magazine from June 1995 with an article featuring VYL 3G. There must be a good chance this car is still about. The owner is welcome to the magazine,if they wish.
by will jack
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Imp ALJ 117K
Replies: 6
Views: 2109

Re: Sunbeam Imp ALJ 117K

Noddy, Thanks for that. Its nice to get a favourable second opinion.

Did they use Montecarlo springs, because the rear springs appear to be of a heavier gauge wire than the Montes I have here?
by will jack
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Sunbeam Imp ALJ 117K
Replies: 6
Views: 2109

Sunbeam Imp ALJ 117K

Hi. Just thought I'd start this after being intrigued by a couple of posts on Noddy's natterings. ALJ 117K (pictured hopefully) was bought from Hartwells by somebody from Kent. The original handbook shows the Hartwell stamp, and the inside cover has a list of alterations (998, willsringed, big valve...
by will jack
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Nods news , Factory fitted cover up / bodge replaced
Replies: 5958
Views: 1302005

Re: Noddys Natterings ,Vusky having a re-wire ,Iffy bits

Hi. Just happened to scroll down the first page of this thread. Could the white Sport on the UEL plate have been a Hartwell Sport? I've seen an engine lid with a red panel like that, on a Hartwell Sport of the same age. Just a thought.
by will jack
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Where are they now
Topic: KTF 450F Anyone know where lives
Replies: 11
Views: 1533

Re: KTF 450F Anyone know where lives

Hi. No its not for sale , however, I can't say never. Coming back to work last week prevented me from going after a Mk1.The paint is still pretty good. There are a couple of places that need touched up though.