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by AK47
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Members Journals
Topic: AK47 “Silver Arrow”
Replies: 34
Views: 15090

Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Another job completed satisfactory, (no pics unfortunately, mobile is in for repairs!). Rear discs and pads replaced, also new slider bolts fitted, as two originals Fubarred on removal. Calipers, carriers and new discs were all painted before fitment. Test run after was amazing, (all standard parts ...
by AK47
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Members Journals
Topic: BB's TT
Replies: 217
Views: 130730

Re: BB's TT

Cor! They all look nice BrianB. I’m in the process of replacing all discs, pads, flexis and fluid on mine. All my control arms don’t look as good as these. Did you get new or refurb control arms?
by AK47
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Members Journals
Topic: AK47 “Silver Arrow”
Replies: 34
Views: 15090

Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

0C64452A-564B-4095-BEF0-FBF937FF92CE.jpeg Today completed replacement of front brake discs and pads, was an advisory on MOT back in February, so it needed to be done, rears also to be done, discs and pads bought ready. Discs painted with caliper paint on ventilation flutes and caliper wire brushed ...
by AK47
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Members Journals
Topic: AK47 “Silver Arrow”
Replies: 34
Views: 15090

Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

48B32FD9-BC2C-4B1A-AAF8-1F149B2EFC90.jpeg Another little job completed to help keep Silver Arrow straight and true! Oil dipstick and sleeve replaced (bought from the bay) and part number embossed on new parts, I know that’s no guarantee! Having had bits come off whilst checking the oil and an orang...
by AK47
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Welcome Inn
Topic: New member & Mechanic recommendation needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

Re: New member & Mechanic recommendation needed

Hi, welcome along. Try looking up Car Mechanics magazine, they have a listing of recommended garages across the country. Mag also does a review of a local garage in most editions. Living in NW Cambridgeshire, I can’t give any recommendations, but can vouch for the authenticity of their reviews.
by AK47
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Members Journals
Topic: AK47 “Silver Arrow”
Replies: 34
Views: 15090

Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Sorted another little niggle I’ve had since taking ownership. The stereo head had not been fitted properly, it all worked, but sat off skew and didn’t seem to be fully recessed into DIN hole! Took it all out, WOW, the ferrites on the speaker wires are GINORMOUS, not sure if this is part of the Kenwo...
by AK47
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Members Journals
Topic: AK47 “Silver Arrow”
Replies: 34
Views: 15090

Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

1st August came and went! Silver Arrow also went and came back home! Paid my car tax (then had a lie down) and lady wife and myself went off.........hood down in the lovely sunshine. Whooo!!! It was great to be back on the road doing what it was meant for, a real good mixture of roads (50 miles tota...
by AK47
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Members Journals
Topic: AK47 “Silver Arrow”
Replies: 34
Views: 15090

Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Done an oil and filter change yesterday and taken out insurance from 1st August, as I’m putting Silver Arrow back on the road! Again I’ve used Millers oil and Mahle filter, with 10% TTOC discount, good prices too from Opie Oils. I decided that as there was enough good weather coming up that it was t...
by AK47
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Members Journals
Topic: AK47 “Silver Arrow”
Replies: 34
Views: 15090

Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Thanks for the encouragement BrianB, I do enjoy my "fettling"
by AK47
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Members Journals
Topic: AK47 “Silver Arrow”
Replies: 34
Views: 15090

Re: AK47 “Silver Arrow”

Replaced the cam cover and silicone yesterday, then refitted all wiring and pipework. Started engine and waited for it to warm up, lots of oily smelling smoke from rear of engine bay, suspect oil from cam cover whilst removing it. Allowing engine to get to working temp and burning old oil off, will ...