Entries by Richard

Lever arm shock absorbers

A company which reconditions these shock absorbers is; Stevson Motors Ltd (Specialist classic car hydraulic component manufacturers and recoditioners of lever arm and telescopic shock absorbers) Unit 1, 2a Harrow Road Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 7DN Tel: 0121 472 1702    Email: stevsonmotors1@aol.com

Engine Mounts for 407,408, 409, 410

Suppliers The engine mounts for the 318 poly fitted to the 407-410 appear to be a rare and expensive parts kit.  This seems odd given the likely demand in the US.  The Brackets fitted were the Mopar “Floating Power” engine mounts for B body cars.  We were only able to find one US vendor selling new parts […]

Tools, nuts & bolts

British Tools & Fasteners 7696 NY-31, Lyons, NY 14489, USA +1 (315) 946-9400 (Ship internationally) Tracy Tools Ltd. (Tap & die specialists, engineers tool supplies) Unit 1, Parkfield Units Barton Hill Way Torquay TQ2 8JG‎ Tel: 01803 328603‎

Suppliers of brake parts and services

PowerTrack Ltd (Suppliers of Lockheed, Girling and Dunlop brake parts for classic car market) 01344 886522 info@powertrackbrakes.co.uk Contract Auto Engineering Ltd. (Remanufacture of brake & clutch cylinders, calipers, servos & suppliers of component parts) 01299 828117 enquiries@classiccar-brakes.co.uk Past Parts (specialise in the supply and remanufacture of braking and clutch parts for a range of older vehicles) Unit […]

Hubcaps

Suppliers of hubcaps (Warning: Chrome quality might be poor) Arden Continental Car Accessory Co Ltd 427 Warwick Road Greet Birmingham West Midlands B11 2JU 0121 706 5471 j.hipwell@son-co.fsnet.co.uk AM Classical Car Accessories 07946818256 info@classiccarparts-uk.co.uk

Removing Rear Brake Calipers on 411-S1

Tools 13/16 socket wrench to remove caliper bolts and heavy hammer to get it started (not sure why this is Imperial, not metric, but 13/16 worked the best) 7/16 open wrench to remove brake line (or vice grips if either the nut or line is shot and must be replaced) Wire cutter to cut split […]

Sticking rear brakes on a 411

Here is how to identify if the brake lines are blocked and what to do. Supplies: New hardware store oil can (metal tank with pump squirting lever and 1/4″ solid tube) See amazon.co.uk/dp/B000LFTT5Q for an example New hardware store 6mm clear plastic hose (3 metres) and several hose clamps to fit New brake fluid Kunifer […]

V8 Cooling Problems and a Solution

Note: Even if you don’t live in New Zealand here is some useful advice! Having checked everything people have suggested to improve my cooling with no change, I pulled the rebuilt radiator and the water pump and took them to Trevor French Radiators in Auckland (www.trevorfrenchradiators.co.nz ). He saw nothing wrong with the water pump, […]