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    Re: 100/6 replacement front seats

    Depends on what you want: better stock seats, or a complete change. Norman Nock recomended drilling holes (I can try to find his book if you're interested) of a particular size in the seat foam for...
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    Re: Healey seat recline

    I wasn't able to find where they listed this service - can you identify? Thanks, Doug
  3. Thread: BT7 Video

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    Re: BT7 Video

    Beautifully done. ANd I want that special wax that will make the frame last forever, as well as the Norton.
    Have a look at https://petrolicious.com/ for what looks like a lovely way to disappear...
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    Re: 948 convert to 1275 info

    Get yourself a Haynes manual and keep your eye our for an original/reprint BE manual. Make sure that you're happy with the condition of your clutch before installation, as that would be very...
  5. Thread: Sump Plug

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    Re: Sump Plug

    Two thoughts: would coating the plug with anti-seize compound fill the threads/etc. better than the teflon tape? And I stick a rare earth magnet on any and all ferrous drain plugs (diff, trans,...
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    Re: New water pumps on the market

    Consider adding a pusher electric fan in front of the radiator, with an automatic temperature based on/off setup, plus a manual over-ride switch. But read Raymond Carbone's article...
  7. Re: Tyre diameter less than 680mm but bigger than 640mm, any ideas?

    Check the date of manufacture of those XAS and don't use them for regular driving if they're ten or more years older; some recommend pitching them after seven years. Driving around the block to make...
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    Re: Front wheel bearing issues

    a chunk of wood can also be useful for tapping without damaging - both using an appropriate sized piece in place of a drift for tapping the inners, or a chunk of 2x4 for providing a semi-uniform...
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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...
  18. 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
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
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    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...
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