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  1. Yes Stuart, all panels, doors on hinges as are bonnet and boot. The only item I'm aware not supplied was the vent lid despite it being a CP RHD specification shell. I do have a new lid for it bought at the time though but just in black primer. I've had a few follow up enquiries but unsure of what its worth after costing the individual panels where available from Moss last year at over £13000! Regards Bill
  2. Hello Harry I'm afraid I couldn't find one as a stamped plate, the only ID I could see is the previously mentioned marker pen in the inside LH wheel arch of 001112 with a squiggly line underneath! If you do get a more helpful reply, please post. Meanwhile, the shell is for sale! Regards Bill
  3. Hello Harry I've got a new unused "second batch" shell that I bought from Moss? in 1994? in storage that I'll have a look at over the weekend and see if I can find any numbering. I recall there being a handwritten in marker pen number on the inside of the LH rear wheelarch. Regards Bill
  4. I posted this in 2013 but it didn't attract any comments Hamish. I too wonder what it'd be like up Shelsley Walsh! Regards Bill
  5. Existing halogen headlamp units on vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1986 must not be converted to be used with high intensity discharge (HID) or light emitting diode (LED) bulbs. If such a conversion has been done, you must fail the headlamp for light source and lamp not compatible. What is the first noun used in that paragraph? That first noun is what applies to the first use, not the second noun that refers to the vehicle. Yes, it could appear to be sloppy (sic), but not if read as written. Regards Bill
  6. So how could cars built before 1986 have been converted to LED headlights ? I agree as a previous poster confirmed. that they were not available. I don't know when HID were available, but probably not available then either. But, the text is explicit, irrespective of the history of availability. Next, somebody will suggest that all legislation is correct!!!!!!! Regards Bill
  7. Class 3,4,5 and 7 vehicles For class 3,4,5 and 7 vehicles, the defect ‘Light source and lamp not compatible’ only applies to vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1986. Should a vehicle be presented for an MOT test with conversions before 1 April 1986 they must not be failed with immediate effect. Vehicles presented with converted halogen headlamp units first used on or after 1 April 1986 will continue to be failed. Headlamps must comply with all other requirements of the test and headlamp aim. The cars and passenger vehicles inspection manual will be updated shortly
  8. Are the injectors the type that can be reconditioned? Regards Bill
  9. it is easy to stamp the 'O' on the commission plate But not so easy on a Heritage Trace! Regards Bill
  10. With pleasure Derek! Thank you. Bill
  11. CC series 15%, CF series 18%, CP series 38% and CR series 68% CP51049 was originally non od and now has a J type Thank you Derek. in the 38% you quote, is this from an O on the commission plate or would your figure include those like John's that have been retrospectively fitted? That's now two coffees or ice creams for you if cousin Alan doesn't "liberate" one before I deliver yours! Regards Bill
  12. Thank you Derek! I'll decline, but it would be interesting to know how many of the CP took up this option? Furthermore, how many TR6 were CP and how many CR? I'll treat you to something at Malvern assuming it's still on? Regards Bill
  13. As to drill quality, it is useful to know that there are two ways to make a drill. Roll forged or ground. Roll forging is a cheaper process whereby the rod is squeezed into shape and obvious by the stretch marks at the chuck end of the flute formation. Ground as it suggests is removal of the excess material so leaving a clearly defined flute shape. More expensive process. Generally, the roll forged drills are not as good as the ground ones due to the steel being of lesser quality despite both stating HSS (High Speed Steel). Even better are the 5 or 8% cobolt HSS drills.
  14. ZB32 Brierley is the way to go. I've found though, unless you have a lot of say, ones under 7 mm or so, it takes a while to reset the machine. It will also do conecutters and spot weld drill but again, need a quantity to justify setting up. If you change the wheel for diamond, you can do carbide drills. I buy good quality masonry drills and regrind these for locksmiths. Also very good to use for fixing metal electrical trunking to walls as go through the steel and into block/bricks in one go. Obviously there are far cheaper machines out there normally only up to 13 mm and of fixed po
  15. From Osram's www, it gives the following approvals: Alfa Romeo Giulietta Audi A3 BMW 2 series Active/Gran Tourer Ford Galaxy, Mondeo, S-Max Opel Astra Peugeot 308 Skoda Octavia Volkswagon Passat/Polo 19 W, 1500 lm 6000 K Typical price per pair: Euros 100.72, with adaptor 130.74, Smart canbus 31.50 to 67.99 Approved H7 low beam only in Germany. Right-hand traffic only. Driving in left-hand traffic (e.g. England) requires upgrading to Halogen lamps.
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