Ben Stevens

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  • in reply to: New book by Alan Allard! #5676
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Excellent news, I have bought mine and am just waiting for it to arrive.

    in reply to: Xmas comes early, courtesy of AOC! #5657
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    I second that, a fantastic calendar indeed which is now up on my office wall to give me something to aim for with my restoration!

    I have yet to read the Specials book but will have time over Christmas so am looking forward to that.

    Top marks all round!!

    in reply to: Freeing up siezed brake cylinder pistons #5648
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    it’s not just your letter “T” that’s dodgy, your “U” clearly needs some lubrication too!! 🙂

    in reply to: Freeing up siezed brake cylinder pistons #5611
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    If there’s anything I can do to help configure / build this web capability I’d be more than happy, or even just to take a look and chat over the options.  I’ve got quite a lot of experience of customising websites 🙂

    in reply to: Freeing up siezed brake cylinder pistons #5607
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    All very good points, I shall put this on the back burner.  It just seemed like a sensible thing to do in isolation from all the other jobs I have on, and since my driveway is quite steep a logical step to make the brakes work for if I need to get the car out.

    Instead I’ll just attach it to my car with a rope so I can drag it out if needed, and lower it gently back again.  I can deal with the brakes in the spring (he says, ambitiously hoping it’ll be anywhere near needing them by then!!)

    in reply to: Freeing up siezed brake cylinder pistons #5604
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    A fair point Roger, I was thinking that they’re possibly brand new cylinders that have never actually been used, just sitting there for 20+ years since being fitted.  So not trying to cut corners, just keeping my options open since being advised elsewhere that it’s definitely worth investigating this as a possibility.

    I’ll give it another day to see if anyone else has an alternative opinion for me to weigh up, and if I still can’t get it free I’ll just stump up the cash.

    in reply to: Freeing up siezed brake cylinder pistons #5601
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Sadly the repairing with new option is about £400 more expensive so I want to exhaust all other options first.

    in reply to: Coolant & flushing recommendation #5595
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Wow, 32 litres!!  Is that 50:50 antifreeze to de-ionised water?

    in reply to: Oil Filter? #5593
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    On the subject of oil…. what grade should I use?  Also, I asked about flushing the cooling system, but might it be wise to also flush out the oil before adding a load of new stuff?

    in reply to: Oil Filter? #5591
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Ahh that makes sense, and I think my oil filler has such a hose on the side too.  I will check, but that should be simple enough to fit.  A pic would be fab, thanks.

    in reply to: Hole in the head! #5590
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Good point, I’m just going to leave the second hole blocked for now, and probably fit a second water temp gauge in there when I have more funds.

    in reply to: Battery suggestions #5589
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Have bought two 12v batteries and am going to mount them behind the front seats (I have no back seats any more) and will then use the battery boxes in the floor for storage.

     

    in reply to: MCC Exeter trial 2021 #5576
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Their website is a bit confusing… it says:

    Spectators and support crews are discouraged from all public parts of the course and excluded from private land and venues. The only people permitted at sections and tests are competitors and authorised officials.

    Is there anywhere lowly members of the public might be able to watch some of this?  In particular any Allards which might be entering.

    in reply to: Steering Boxes and Columns #5536
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    Ahhh that’ll be it.  I did notice that small groove but didn’t think it would be sufficient.  I’ll dig something out when I get to that stage.

    in reply to: Steering Boxes and Columns #5531
    Ben StevensBen Stevens
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    While on the subject of steering columns… my P1 appears to have the extendable spring-like collar so the steering wheel can be pulled towards the driver or pushed away.  However I can’t see what stops the steering wheel from just coming off in your hands – which is exactly what happened when I tried it.

    Thankfully I wasn’t driving (I’m a LONG way off that point) but curious to know.  I imagined there would be some kind of collar, but whatever it is, it’s missing from mine.

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