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by Cosmicbike
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Mark 4
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Mark 4

stevemarl wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:11 pm
What is it Paul, I`m guessing some kind of driverless taxi?
It's one of Heathrow's 'PODs', they run from T5 business park to T5. Normally run on a track.
by Cosmicbike
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Future Classics
Replies: 62
Views: 817

Re: Future Classics

I suspect the whole modified / restomod classic scene will rapidly start to change from the current Zetec and V8 transplants over to DIY electric installations. No doubt there are already people out there experimenting with using different battery types and a few extra windings on standard motors t...
by Cosmicbike
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: North London in the dead of night
Replies: 17
Views: 279

Re: North London in the dead of night

Often the best part of my day, cycling into Heathrow at 0500hrs. Quiet roads, and you see and hear so much more than when driving. That said I took the Laser to work on New Years day night shift which was also nice :)
by Cosmicbike
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover Part 4 + 5
Replies: 23
Views: 388

Re: Tickover Part 4 + 5

Interesting engine mods, many do the FR32 cam without the valve enlargement, be interested to know what sort of increase it delivers?
by Cosmicbike
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club

Well I didn't make it in the car, too late and the roads were wet. I did get along on the bike, and saw 1 Capri as I rode past (DDK prefix) and another passed me in Chertsey High Street D551 (I think). Also had a very nice Lotus Turbo Esprit slow right down on the Old Shepperton bypass then give it ...
by Cosmicbike
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Diff Oil change
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: Diff Oil change

Not at all, there`s a filler plug on the passenger side of the differential casing, you can see it just behind the exhaust pipe, it`s either a 10 or 11mm square drive but if it`s not too chewed up a 3/8" ratchet will fit: https://i.postimg.cc/GpzxnHjq/2009-0129exhaustss0036.jpg And do please make s...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter
Replies: 37
Views: 1223

Re: Tickover Pt 4 - The Next Chapter

More shiny bits, very nice indeed. Be interesting to see how the engine mods work out as I'm looking to play with the 2.0 pinto lump I have to put into mine.
by Cosmicbike
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club

Any more details on this one for exact location etc or is it that car park and cafe I can see on google maps? Assuming the location on Google maps is the car park with the café, that's the place. They also have a Facebook page. It's generally always busy, certainly the last couple of meets I've pas...
by Cosmicbike
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club
Replies: 7
Views: 888

Re: Walton Bridge Breakfast Club

Always looks to be a good meet, drove by the last one in the van with Capri bits in and a great variety seen. Given it's only about 5 miles away I should make the effort, but that would mean not taking the Laser off the road and fixing it. And giving the government more money to keep it taxed.... Ma...
by Cosmicbike
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Heater
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Heater

The heater box has a small radiator in it which is supplied with hot water from the engine. It's not uncommon for this to block up. Under the bonnet, just below the brake servo/master cylinder are 2 x 15mm ish diameter hoses, if you have an auto-choke you can follow one of them to the carb. A few th...
by Cosmicbike
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wet Running Today
Replies: 23
Views: 785

Re: Wet Running Today

She's tucked up in the garage now, before the real rain came in this afternoon. I was expecting a fail which would have made the decision to take it off the road over the Winter really easy, but now I can use it, I kinda want to :lol: Tax runs out at the end of the month so maybe I should get it SOR...
by Cosmicbike
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wet Running Today
Replies: 23
Views: 785

Re: Wet Running Today

Had a nice 12 mile drive before dropping off at the garage this morning. Shame it's so wet out there, I had water in the passenger footwell, one bit of welding I know about already, and the reason the carpets are out. A good blast down the A30 and then 45 minutes sat chatting with my fingers crossed...
by Cosmicbike
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Hand clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Hand clutch

Can you not have a steering wheel mounted clutch? F1 have been using them for years and pretty sure they are a more standard fit in the mobility world than one mounted on the gear stick (though that does seem a far more logical place to put it). Failing that, a V8 coupled to a slightly more modern s...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wet Running Today
Replies: 23
Views: 785

Re: Wet Running Today

I'm glad I went out, was only popping to Screwfix and then collecting my daughter from a sleepover, but got at least 3 headlight flashes and waves, made a rather damp cyclist smile and the usual 'My Dad used to have on of them' from the 40-something Mums on pickup duty (that's 40 years old +, not th...
by Cosmicbike
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Wet Running Today
Replies: 23
Views: 785

Wet Running Today

Well after a good few months of keeping her nice and dry, we went out in the wet for the first time today. Not raining, just wet, so avoided all the big puddles. Wasn't on the plan, but it's MOT day tomorrow and it's going to be raining anyway, so figured a test of everything today was best. Tomorro...
by Cosmicbike
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000
Replies: 33
Views: 1663

Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

. I still have a hankering for a V8..... I have a rover v8 going in mine , weighs less than the pinto engine , and not so stupidly powerful that I have to worry about the diff /gearbox ect ( probly a lsd ). Happy to share ideas :D Funny, I was thinking 3.5 Rover V8, it's light and not too torquey. ...
by Cosmicbike
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000
Replies: 33
Views: 1663

Re: Engine Swap - Pinto 1600 to Pinto 2000

One step at a time, I'll start with the Webber and go from there. I still have a hankering for a V8.....
by Cosmicbike
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: Mot time
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Mot time

Good luck.

Mines booked in Monday morning. Can't say I'm feeling confident, but then she's coming off the road at the end of the month and I get to start welding.
by Cosmicbike
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Projects and Restorations
Topic: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly
Replies: 49
Views: 2622

Re: Door Lock: Removal and Reassembly

For the slightly more 'squeaky' amongst us (ok, tight then..), and I include myself in this. Rather than go buying graphite lubricant, simply scrub a lead pencil over sandpaper and use the resulting powder, it's the same stuff, but FREE :D Where do you nick your pencils from then :D I'm a regular i...
by Cosmicbike
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Factory Original But Not Right?
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Factory Original But Not Right?

Well the expansion vessel has to be there as it won't fit in the standard position with the bike carbs (not sure which model came out of the factory with those..). Also looks like it's had some work beyond changing wings looking at the slam panel, and whoever sprayed it couldn't be arsed to mask off...