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by topcatcustom
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Engine
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Engine

Evening chaps, been a while!

Last time I remember looking at Rover V8's there were still hundreds for sale, now I'm struggling to find one! Does anybody have a 3.5 or 3.9 remotely close to Essex in running condition? Ideally from an SD1 or similar so it has the right front cover.

Cheers,
TC
by topcatcustom
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Painting galvanised steel
Replies: 8
Views: 126

I would use a decent etch primer then something like red oxide (we get it in black too) before your top coat for a really heavy duty job. Best off ringing a paint supplier and asking them as there are a lot of new paints out that supposedly do amazing things! Not cheap but I use these guys but alway...
by topcatcustom
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: Painting galvanised steel
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Hi Chris, I'd advise NOT painting over fresh galv, you want to wait until it has lost it's shine so either leave it outside for a month (!) or pressure wash it with traffic film remover or something along those lines (then key it with a mild scotch pad). Once the shine has gone paint will stick a lo...
by topcatcustom
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: 2 Pulley Belt Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Here it is, I want to underdrive the water pump so there will be a change of pulleys involved, may be the perfect chance to find a stretch belt and make the pulley diameters to suit. Thanks again, after a bit of research the stretch serp belt looks ideal. http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp272/top...
by topcatcustom
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: 2 Pulley Belt Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Hi Ian, after searching I see what you mean, I think that is how ride on mowers' variable drive speed works by combining the adjustable pulley with a centrifugal clutch which gears it up the more you rev it. Good idea but too inefficient, I think other Ian posted that V belts are getting on for 10% ...
by topcatcustom
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: 2 Pulley Belt Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 75

2 Pulley Belt Setup

Hi guys, been a while, and not a V8 question (delete if you like Tony) but thought I stood a chance of some decent answers from you lot! I am working on an engine at the moment and only need to drive the water pump, and am looking for as light weight and efficient setup as possible. I'd like to use ...
by topcatcustom
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Your Garage Scene
Topic: The Relic
Replies: 98
Views: 1592

Slowly!!!
by topcatcustom
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Your Garage Scene
Topic: The Relic
Replies: 98
Views: 1592

Slowly!!!
by topcatcustom
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Brakes & Suspension Area
Topic: Cranked / angled rose joints
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

I don't think of rose joints as being cheap, as cheap ones are not great, so the only ones I would buy for anything that matters would probably be £30-£50 each. With steering and suspension, I more than ever remember that you get what you pay for, and I don't want something failing on me doing 100mp...
by topcatcustom
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Lol no need for a blower yet! I reckon I've got a bit of getting acquainted to do yet, is a pretty tidy example, just a few minor mods on the list but just want to enjoy it!

Still got the Nash and Mini to finish, still can't make my mind up with what to do with the Maverick!!
by topcatcustom
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chat Area
Topic: New Toy
Replies: 6
Views: 102

New Toy

Howdy, decided to buy myself a complete working car (probably not for long), so yesterday I came home in this!

Image

Probably not the best car for winter but needs must!
by topcatcustom
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Your Garage Scene
Topic: Project no.2! **1971 Ford Maverick Grabber**
Replies: 43
Views: 723

Hi guys, disappointingly I think I'm going to have to let this one go, I haven't touched in for about 2 years and still have the mini and relic to finish, which isn't 5 mins! If anyone knows someone brave enough to take on the Maverick, please put them in touch, i'd love to finish it and get it on t...
by topcatcustom
Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: 1/4 Mile Times
Topic: my first sub 10 second pass
Replies: 25
Views: 8067

Great stuff Mike! Any videos?
by topcatcustom
Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Exhaust, Cylinder Heads, Fuel And Intake Area
Topic: Is this is a good idea? Adjustable pushrods and shims?
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

Do you have an oil pressure gauge fitted or just a warning light?
by topcatcustom
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Engines Area
Topic: 3.9 V8 Serpentine to V belt help
Replies: 7
Views: 2266

I'm sure the cam nose is completely different too- the serp ones are shorter as they don't have a drive gear on the end for dissy and oil pump.

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