Entries by Richard

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, […]

V8 Torqueflite auto-box repairs and servicing

The following contact details and addresses are for companies who undertake supplying spares and who conduct strip and rebuilding of automatic gearboxes (ie Torqueflte) and Salisbury axles. American Auto Spares Ltd., Kingsbury Road, Minworth, B76 9DD. Telephone:- 0121 351 7655. Contact: Phil VMTP Midlands Ltd., Unit 10, Conduit Road, Norton Canes, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 9TJ. […]

Windscreens and seals for 408/9/10/11

Mobile Windscreens Bristol who trade under the name of National Windscreens at Bristol can supply windscreens.  The manager there is Mike Ackerman (Mike.Ackerman@mobilewindscreens.co.uk), tel 0117-3042000. They have in stock heated and normal 411 screens.  He states that these fit 408/9/10/11.  He will supply and pack a screen for you but requires you to sort out […]