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Old 1 Mar 2024, 19:56 (Ref:4199213)   #301
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delta has a real shot at the podium!delta has a real shot at the podium!delta has a real shot at the podium!delta has a real shot at the podium!delta has a real shot at the podium!
Mike came over today with his amaizing Gilbern . We got the box out and hopefully found the problem . Luke Wos is sorting out a new starter . Full report next week but 99% think it’s sorted .
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Old 1 Mar 2024, 20:10 (Ref:4199218)   #302
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Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!Peter Mallett is the undisputed Champion of the World!
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Old 5 Mar 2024, 11:38 (Ref:4200064)   #303
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grantp should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridgrantp should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridgrantp should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid

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Old 8 Mar 2024, 20:41 (Ref:4200536)   #304
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Well I had a great time meeting and helping Mike, "Top chap". Today he came and collected his Gilbern with a V8 Chevy engine running perfect and starting. We had a little help from our Tenth friends, Alan Morgan, MG David with me and Mike. happy days. Good old Luke Wos made us a new starter. Wosp starters. Thank you Luke.
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Old 9 Mar 2024, 14:29 (Ref:4200595)   #305
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Old 9 Mar 2024, 15:39 (Ref:4200599)   #306
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justracing should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridjustracing should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quite a unique machine, well done everyone
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Old 12 Mar 2024, 22:47 (Ref:4201059)   #307
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Brilliant job all. Great looking piece of kit. Look forward to some on track reports in the future. Best of luck
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Old 24 Mar 2024, 10:03 (Ref:4202511)   #308
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Ready for its first run tomorrow. To say that I'm a bit apprehensive would be an understatement, so many unknowns!
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Old 24 Mar 2024, 11:06 (Ref:4202515)   #309
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Mike Harte will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameMike Harte will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameMike Harte will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameMike Harte will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameMike Harte will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameMike Harte will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameMike Harte will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameMike Harte will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameMike Harte will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
That's a huge credit to you considering how it was just a year ago. Enjoy your day tomorrow.
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Old 24 Mar 2024, 11:32 (Ref:4202517)   #310
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Sadly I couldn't make it this year. Good luck.
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Old 24 Mar 2024, 12:57 (Ref:4202525)   #311
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Old 24 Mar 2024, 21:07 (Ref:4202621)   #312
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Wished i could be there just to witness first hand your incredibe transformation of such an iconic vehicle, unfortunately a prior hospital appointment awaits. great job, go well.
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Old 25 Mar 2024, 06:47 (Ref:4202650)   #313
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More likely restoration, resurrection or back to its former glory JR… How was she MikeL?
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Old 25 Mar 2024, 17:17 (Ref:4202742)   #314
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Not as planned I'm sorry to say, it would not go into gear. I had only run the car on axle stands, what I had not noticed in my garage was that with the pedal depressed the wheels continued to turn. I found out this morning that with the car on it's wheels it was impossible to engage any gear. Various people helped out, in particular Richard of Westbourne Motorsport, the slave actuates the lever arm via a rod about 30cm long. Richard had a hunch that the orientation of the rod was wrong causing the arm to twist. He welded a plate to the slave mounting bracket to make the rod horizontal but this did not solve the problem. Somehow the clutch plate is not separating and it looks like the box will have to come off again to figure out what is, or is not, going on. Great shame. On the plus side, at 97db it did pass the noise test!
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Old 25 Mar 2024, 17:37 (Ref:4202745)   #315
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Sorry to hear this, Mike. It sounds like you have several issues with accessories located on the bell housing.
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Old 26 Mar 2024, 06:26 (Ref:4202799)   #316
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Think I know what to do . So sorry Mike . We should have tried at Delta HQ. Never gave it any thought
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Old 27 Mar 2024, 11:14 (Ref:4202968)   #317
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Not as planned I'm sorry to say, it would not go into gear. I had only run the car on axle stands, what I had not noticed in my garage was that with the pedal depressed the wheels continued to turn. I found out this morning that with the car on it's wheels it was impossible to engage any gear. Various people helped out, in particular Richard of Westbourne Motorsport, the slave actuates the lever arm via a rod about 30cm long. Richard had a hunch that the orientation of the rod was wrong causing the arm to twist. He welded a plate to the slave mounting bracket to make the rod horizontal but this did not solve the problem. Somehow the clutch plate is not separating and it looks like the box will have to come off again to figure out what is, or is not, going on. Great shame. On the plus side, at 97db it did pass the noise test!
Did "you" put the clutch on the engine ?
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Old 27 Mar 2024, 17:39 (Ref:4203029)   #318
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No, not guilty! The clutch was already fitted. The arm aperture in the bell housing is quite large but you can't really see what is going on, or not as the case may be. I'm told that the arm pivots on a ball type joint as against as a fork action, it may be that this is allowing the intended movement to be diluted.
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Old 27 Mar 2024, 18:00 (Ref:4203034)   #319
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Mike, I bought an endoscope and I'm amazed by how much helpful it can be. First use is of course when you want to check the valves and piston heads following a "moment of enthousiasm", aka overrevving. They go for cheap now, mine is a Depstech, small diameter with leds surrounding the camera. Just have to load the ap, connect it to your smartphone and be aware of what's going on in any hiden and dark place.
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No, not guilty! The clutch was already fitted. The arm aperture in the bell housing is quite large but you can't really see what is going on, or not as the case may be. I'm told that the arm pivots on a ball type joint as against as a fork action, it may be that this is allowing the intended movement to be diluted.
Why I asked was "is the drive plate fitted the correct way round" ? seen it many times over the years. However I don't know what clutch plate it has, and if it makes any difference on the type that is fitted, it certainly does on road cars.
Last year my nephew phoned me up, he had just put a new clutch in his car and it would not go into gear. I said "I expect that you've put the clutch plate in the wrong way round", the next day he phoned back and said "you was right". What made me chuckle is that he works for Mclaren !!!

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