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  Topic: Phase 2 tailgate gas struts
keith hamer

Replies: 12
Views: 151

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:24 am   Subject: Struts
Why not make the plate square/rectangular and rivet it in place at the 4 corners. This will alleviate the need to weld it and can be re-riveted if it comes loose, you could always use some araldite to ...
  Topic: Phase 2 tailgate gas struts
keith hamer

Replies: 12
Views: 151

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:11 am   Subject: Gas struts
I can't see any reason why this article written by Roger can't be put into this thread.

The reason why any magazine pre dating magazine 96 won't open is down to the nature of the content not being ...
  Topic: Phase 2 tailgate gas struts
keith hamer

Replies: 12
Views: 151

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:09 am   Subject: Gas struts
I am fairly sure that Roger Coupe wrote a piece about this subject in one of the very early magazines. When I get a chance I will root through them to see if I can find it.
  Topic: Mazda MX5 Door Handles
keith hamer

Replies: 5
Views: 125

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:20 am   Subject: door handles
A word of caution guys, I have (under the customers instructions) done similar on some of our restorations, fitting the door handles isn't a huge problem, making them work with the existing Olympic me ...
  Topic: Exhaust manifold for Phase 1 with 1275 engine
keith hamer

Replies: 5
Views: 125

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:14 am   Subject: Exhaust manifold
We have fitted both 'A' series and 'B' series long centre branch manifolds to Olympics, both types require some form of modification to make them fit the Olympic application.
  Topic: Phase 2 under bonnet temperatures.
keith hamer

Replies: 19
Views: 7988

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:41 am   Subject: Wide Olympic
We originally built the wide Olympic and it was delivered to the owners who used it for a while in the form we built it.

Some time later he decided that the wheels he supplied were too large and ga ...
  Topic: Olympic Phase 2 - 900 HLR - Build Diary
keith hamer

Replies: 21
Views: 655

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:27 am   Subject: Olympic
I have run roadgoing Olympics for over 40 years and never had an issue with under bonnet temperatures however fairly early on in my ownership of these cars it became apparent that if all the air enter ...
  Topic: Olympic interior
keith hamer

Replies: 1
Views: 159

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:18 am   Subject: Olympic interior
Just picking up on Alans thread, here are some interior pictures for inspiration.


https://i.postimg.cc/s10VncgL/seattrim.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/21nrSN7p/reartrim.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/yJSQH7m9 ...
  Topic: New Forum user
keith hamer

Replies: 20
Views: 1267

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:19 am   Subject: Ford/Lotus engine mounts
Below is a picture of the Lotus/Ford engine mountings we use, together with the mounting bracket to fit them to a Ph2. I use the same mountings on the lightweight, however the brackets are a little di ...
  Topic: Handbrake: Uncomfortable
keith hamer

Replies: 34
Views: 1589

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:23 am   Subject: Handbrake
I have been giving some thought to your handbrake issue, I am now fairly certain that the handbrake on your car is from an MG Midget which fit on the passenger side of the transmission tunnel on a rig ...
  Topic: Handbrake: Uncomfortable
keith hamer

Replies: 34
Views: 1589

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:52 pm   Subject: olympic handbrake
Its not impossible to modify your MGB handbrake to fit in the correct position/attitude, it does depend on how long the pivot is and what the mounting plate/pivot looks like.

Not sure how helpful t ...
  Topic: Handbrake: Uncomfortable
keith hamer

Replies: 34
Views: 1589

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:37 pm   Subject: Handbrake
That looks like an MGB handbrake not an MGA, and it's fitted the wrong way round. It should go through the transmission tunnel and the cable fund along the inside of the tunnel. Being fitted that way ...
  Topic: Olympic phase 1 WFV 812
keith hamer

Replies: 14
Views: 17894

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:04 am   Subject: Olympic injection
After a number of minor set backs we have been driving the car to shake down all the rebuilt parts, basically a total restoration, and I am very pleased with the result.

The biggest problem is asso ...
  Topic: Phase 1 torsion bars
keith hamer

Replies: 5
Views: 577

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:13 am   Subject: torsion bars
No problem Dave, your explanation is definitely appreciated, it can be difficult to get ones head around all these technical phrases, and particularly with the concept of spring rates where a bar is c ...
  Topic: Phase 1 torsion bars
keith hamer

Replies: 5
Views: 577

PostForum: Olympic   Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:19 am   Subject: torsion bar
No need for clarification, we have been designing and building race cars for the best part of 40 years, we are familiar with the concept of wheel rate versus spring rate.
 
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