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    Re: Got a Lot of Waves Today

    One of the things I love about driving the Bugeye is that small children (and their parents) laugh and point. The dune buggy gets waves going past junior high schools. Brightens their day;...
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    Re: My BJ8 Barn Find

    Have a look at http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/showthread.php?107181-Tasteful-upgrades-for-a-BJ7&highlight=tasteful+upgrades for some ideas as to improvements-changes as you go through the car. ...
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    Re: Self build Healey, TR or MG

    The tin worm won`t be a problem, but I still wouldn`t park it in the rain. Doug
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    Re: Healey ergonomics question

    Manufacturing a larger vehicle takes more time and resources, all of which were in short supply in post-war Britain. Plus cars were really small (consider the MOdel T and A) earlier on, and grew...
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    Re: Fuel tank safety

    As you're thinking: drain it; have a look-see with the remote cam. If you can spot the pieces and reach them with a magnetic pick-up (or something equally magic), then do so. Maybe stick a garden...
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    Re: Fuel tank safety

    Unless you're welding or smoking, I don't believe that you'll have any problems. Back in the day (1970s) the standard advice for welding on a gas tank was to get it steam cleaned and only weld while...
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    Re: Tasteful Upgrades for a Bugeye

    Brakes: get someone skilled to convert the front discs to the Spitfire rotor/MGB caliper system. Better yet, buy the engineered upgrade from https://www.olphartz.com/applications3.html - see...
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    Re: TR8 brake aclipers on a Spridget

    (Note: I can't get the format/font/etc. below to be consistent, so kindly ignore the bolding and Lord knows what all else)

    I did a search a couple of days back on the Spridget forum, looking for...
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    Re: Not Healey but the puns are worth it

    Traffic safety and coverage always provides food for thought, speaking frankly. Can you imagine the grilling the driver must have gotten? The relish with which this has been treated? Poor driver...
  10. Re: Incredible BE for sale, Calgary, Canada

    SOld today for $ 25.5 k US. I figure the purchaser got incredible value (but I'm sure no expert). Apparently it's staying north of the 49th, and sets a record for price for the last four years at...
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    Re: Wheel Tire Camber

    I can`t resist: AUSMHLY: does the squeaking change in volume as you move closer to (or further away) from Disneyland. Doug
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    Re: Thread Locker on Shock Bolts?

    Good grief! `Damper`! I`m jealous. Doug
  13. Incredible BE for sale, Calgary, Canada

    Hopefully high-lighting this ad isn`t inappropriate. Bring A Trailer; bidding closes in four days. Note the kit-built Morgan three-wheeler in the background on one of the shots. I saw the car and...
  14. Toyota 6 cylinder eng & trans in a BJ7

    http://forum.britishv8.org/read.php?4,53388
    Just ran across the above (the thread was started in 2015, and I`m presuming its a BJ7), Quite a pretty installation. Doug
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    Re: Thread Locker on Shock Bolts?

    I like to use Loctite Blue on pretty much everything, including bolted connections with lockwashers. It`s easy, and (compared to the man-hours etc.), cheap. Doug
    (and I can`t resist: I`m...
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    Re: New Battery Needed for BJ8

    I used to measure up the size of the battery base on the various vehicles we've owned, as well as the height, and just bought whatever was the biggest one that would fit in the hole - making sure the...
  17. Re: Bruce Uchida Front Tilting Bonnet, 2008

    Thanks Rut, but no thanks. We probably won't go the front tilt thing, but figured I should at least find out how to do it right. And it'll be a few more months before we fish the Bugeyes out to see...
  18. Re: Bruce Uchida Front Tilting Bonnet, 2008

    Rut - is there a part number or description for the HDPE strip? Or did you cut the groove yourself? And any special advice regards sourcing latches that fit behind the wheel. Your public wants to...
  19. Bruce Uchida Front Tilting Bonnet, 2008

    http://www.britishv8.org/Other/BruceUchida.htm
    "Custom designed and fabricated bonnet hinges that pivot and move the bonnet forward as it opens up. (With these fitted, the back of...
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    Re: Radiators , fans etc

    a couple of other housekeeping items, per SD Bugeye: pull the rad and get it flushed. Look into flushing the block and heater core. Close off the heater flap on the driver's side and open the one...
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    Re: Radiators , fans etc

    You might want to try adding Redline's Water Wetter. we use it in a couple of cars, but I can't comment as to whether or not it is truly magic. Doug
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    Re: What is this tag?

    have a look at: https://www.ahexp.com/forum/the-3000-forum.3/radiator-restoration.190196/

    Doug
  23. Re: Trying to find an accurate tyre pressure gauge

    I've just skimmed through the Amazon/Rhino site and - hooray!!! - all questions are answered.
    "Q: Your product states ASME B40.1 accurate. What grade accuracy has this been certified to B, A,...
  24. Re: Trying to find an accurate tyre pressure gauge

    (Sorry guys - I seem to have managed to duplicate several posts. Dang)

    If I have a 60 psi dial tyre gauge built to ASME B40.1, accuracy 'B (commercial gauges)', then I have 2% of the span (1.2...
  25. Re: Trying to find an accurate tyre pressure gauge

    From https://www.instrumart.com/pages/539/pressure-gauge-accuracy-grades
    "Accuracy can be expressed as percent of span or percent of indicated reading. Percent of span is the most common method...
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