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  1. Which is fine if you dont leave town ,ever. Unlike my missus one day, caught a kerb and ripped the side wall. That foamy shite then was about as much use as a chocolate fireguard. So she had to phone friend to help get to tyre place on a Sunday morning. no problem you say. Well shes was 200 miles away from home, and the only tyre place open was the not so Kwik Fit. One new tyre and 2 1/2 hours out of her day and she could make her way home. Nah I'll stick to carrying a spare wheel, as she did after that. Sadly her recent new car there is absolutely nowhere to stick even a space saver. I think this is just so wrong.
  2. Had a look to see if i had any as I thought I had a couple left, but none there sorry. I cut the last two I had last year it would seem.
  3. Would I get lynched if I said I usually cut Capri LS rims up to fit different centres in them??? Used to buy them because they were cheap and no one seemed to want them.
  4. Pretty much like so many other weird and "wonderful" things you see on FB and other forums, ie joining propshafts in the centre just by butt welding, teflon welding on suspension components, people using 30 year old tyres on the road, people not MoT'ing cars because it saves them £30 and the law says they dont have to. The list can go on. Bigger diameter outer "weld your own" rims have been readily available for years from various sources in the UK as have limited supplies of 13" ones from Weller in the past, so the idea is far from new.
  5. Or make your own https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-x-13-Outer-steel-rim-only-Lotus-Cortina-Ford-Escort-Triumph-1-Rim/184109012957?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  6. Lee at Stockport but I think i answered you on the Turbofart forum.
  7. They have a big Achilles heel. Its called a fibre timing wheel. You can buy steel replacements, but they should come with free ear defenders! as they're pretty noisy. The only part worth saving on those new 1700's would be the fibre wheel! My Brother had mk1 V4 Capri back in the day, and the engine was ok in that, it was just the rest of the car that fell apart. I owned two British mk1 transits back then both with 2 litre V4's. One was brilliant and never gave any trouble, the other however got swapped out for a V6 pretty quickly. The V6 ironically died two years later when the fibre timing wheel gave up the ghost. I now own a Corsair but it was never a V4 being the earlier 1500 Kent version originally. But at shows I'm continually asked about V4 and told their Dad had a V4 back in the day, so plenty of people still remember them. Dont forget that the old NSU RO80's were also fitted with the Ford V4s in abundance, as the old Wankel rotary engines gave up the ghost after a relatively short space of time.
  8. Which recovery firm was that Munch? My Corsair disgraced itself for the first time in the 4 years I've had it on the road and not at the most convenient time either. I'd made the decision to trailer it to the NEC partly as we were not stopping, just leaving the car on display stand all weekend and coming back Sunday to drive it home, so it would have meant driving two cars on the Thursday. The Corsair started ok to get it on the trailer, it started to get it off. We unloaded up in car park N10 what seemed a fair way away. It also started when i drove it down to get to the correct hall. It was filthy from the journey there, so i I washed it down outside the hall. Got called into the hall, do you think it would start?? would it hell. Appeared to be either battery or the starter motor itself. Managed to get a bump start so it could get in the hall. I only had the trailer hired for the Thursday, so when it came to home time on Sunday, the lads on the stand bumped it again and I had a fraught journey home trying not to stall it anywhere!! We had to fill up with petrol from cans as I dare not turn it off. I do have AA recovery but i didn't really want to be messing about with them if I could avoid it. The starter has blown basically was the issue.
  9. I used to carry a very small trolley jack in the boot. Fitted under my lowered car....just, However what I'd overlooked, when the tyres go flat it drops the car by the amount of tyre sidewall height obviously, so the trolley jack was completely useless as I found out on a hard shoulder one day. My mate I was with following, had one of those cheapy ebay scissor jacks which fitted under perfectly and did the job. So I also bought a similar smallest height scissor jack I could find off Ebay, only cost a few quid, perfect doesn't take up hardly any space. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-TON-TONNE-SCISSOR-JACK-LIFT-WIND-UP-FOR-CAR-VAN-GARAGE-HOME-EMERGENCY-QUALITY/292140705425?hash=item4404f16691:g:7GEAAOSw9NhbB7vd
  10. Edit meant to quote Katana's post! The original pre x flow Ford ones were just that Oilite bronze (not normal bronze) which as the name implies for those who dont know are impregnated with oil. They can dry out over time say like the 50+ years most of the originals are now, and is often why you can get the occasional screech which people can mistake as thrust bearing. The originals were a snug fit, I have found in the past new old stock, and they're not slack fits by any means. Obviously these days the way to go is fit a roller bearing. Even for the later smaller 15mm dia input shaft boxes, the last few Anglia's i had, i simply machined the old oilite bearing out to take the standard x flow/pinto/zetec spigot bearing Katana mentions.
  11. So many times I've said to people on FB and other forums that I've lost count now, dont make Spigot bearings from brass or ordinary bronze. But you always get the "my mate is an engineer he knows what he is talking about" Sorry you had to find out the hard way. Hopefully you can move on from this set back. Incidentally did you know you can buy a proper roller bearing for the 17mm input shaft. Its 40mm OD for the crank hole and 17mm internal SKF bearing number 6203 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SKF-6203-2RSH-Bearing-BNIB-17x40x12/222302122101?epid=1246920427&hash=item33c23d3075:g:Lj0AAOSwn7JYEg-f
  12. Got the 6" variety on mine.
  13. Ended https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Rostyle-alloy-wheels-13x5-5J-pair-1960-70s/303165002760
  14. They're not Cosmics, they're Roadmax wheels and there are two more on Ebay currently.
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