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  Topic: Olympic Phase 2 - 900 HLR - Build Diary
Alan Smith

Replies: 21
Views: 655

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:04 pm   Subject: Olympic Phase 2 - 900 HLR - Build Diary
Go Gary indeed Very Happy
That is a great spec Gary and it is so useful and interesting to hear the reasoning behind it.
  Topic: Phase 2 under bonnet temperatures.
Alan Smith

Replies: 19
Views: 7988

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:57 pm   Subject: Phase 2 under bonnet temperatures.
I think I'll take a cue from the race car, and duct some air from in front of the radiator, and leave the vent in front of the windscreen free to let some heat escape. At least it will be easier to do ...
  Topic: Phase 2 under bonnet temperatures.
Alan Smith

Replies: 19
Views: 7988

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:54 pm   Subject: Phase 2 under bonnet temperatures.
Some more food for thought.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vslKLYVRw
I'm a big fan of Julian Edgar and I can highly recommend his book on aerodynamics, although it is quite expensive.
Having sai ...
  Topic: Olympic Door Handle
Alan Smith

Replies: 0
Views: 25

PostForum: Parts For Sale   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:33 pm   Subject: Olympic Door Handle
May be of interest to someone
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363295016170?ul_noapp=true
  Topic: Mazda MX5 Door Handles
Alan Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 125

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:45 pm   Subject: Mazda MX5 Door Handles
Thanks for the heads up, Keith. That is very useful info to be aware of. Very Happy
  Topic: Mazda MX5 Door Handles
Alan Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 125

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:23 pm   Subject: Mazda MX5 Door Handles
They look very good on Paul's Olympic. Clean lines and understated. Very Happy
  Topic: Olympic Phase 2 - 900 HLR - Build Diary
Alan Smith

Replies: 21
Views: 655

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:14 pm   Subject: Olympic Phase 2 - 900 HLR - Build Diary
Good progress Gary Very Happy
We are so fortunate in having fibreglass bodies, as it makes it so much easier to modify than metal. Long live fibreglass!
  Topic: Exhaust manifold for Phase 1 with 1275 engine
Alan Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 125

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:03 am   Subject: Exhaust manifold for Phase 1 with 1275 engine
I strongly agree with your approach Ron - "there's no point re-inventing the wheel", "we don't know what we don't know" and "we don't get if we don't ask". Very Happy
  Topic: Exhaust manifold for Phase 1 with 1275 engine
Alan Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 125

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:51 am   Subject: Exhaust manifold for Phase 1 with 1275 engine
Hi Keith
Do you have any details and photos of the mods required, that you could share on the forum?
  Topic: Exhaust manifold for Phase 1 with 1275 engine
Alan Smith

Replies: 5
Views: 125

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:45 pm   Subject: Exhaust manifold for Phase 1 with 1275 engine
Hi Ron
I have an MG Midget LCB manifold in the garage. I haven't test fitted it against my MM 1098 yet (planned 1275 cyl head in the future). I could get some approx. measurements from it, if that is ...
  Topic: Olympic Phase 2 - 900 HLR - Build Diary
Alan Smith

Replies: 21
Views: 655

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:42 pm   Subject: Olympic Phase 2 - 900 HLR - Build Diary
Onwards and upwards Gary Very Happy
Here are my shared thoughts.
I can understand the need for heat insulation to the underside of the bonnet.
I can understand the benefits of a radiator fan run-on period. ...
  Topic: Olympic Phase 2 - 900 HLR - Build Diary
Alan Smith

Replies: 21
Views: 655

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:50 pm   Subject: Olympic Phase 2 - 900 HLR - Build Diary
This is a great Build Diary. Thanks for posting it Gary Very Happy
It looks like you have made excellent progress and now it has got to the interesting stage where decisions have to made about the spec.
Go ...
  Topic: Handbrake: Uncomfortable
Alan Smith

Replies: 34
Views: 1589

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:24 am   Subject: Handbrake: Uncomfortable
That's a high quality interior Howard Very Happy
  Topic: Wanted: Rochdale GT Doors & Windows
Alan Smith

Replies: 0
Views: 96

PostForum: Parts Wanted   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:34 am   Subject: Wanted: Rochdale GT Doors & Windows
A long shot I know, but always worth asking Very Happy
My son needs both doors (and windows) for his Rochdale GT Project.
Does anyone have a spare set - any condition is OK.
I know Keith could make a set, ...
  Topic: steering rack
Alan Smith

Replies: 13
Views: 494

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:18 pm   Subject: steering rack
That is an excellent guide - well done for posting it Dave.
I agree, it is universal knowledge that can be applied to other racks.
If only we had a full set of guides like this for the Rochdales Very Happy
 
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