Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Your nuts mi'Lord

I have finally got hold of some wheel nuts for the Compomotive wheels I bought from that other TR7 16V rally man, Martin Knapp.

The thing is, they needed to have a flat end and fit a 12mm x 1.5 mm stud whilst also being open ended. Martin has used standard nuts with the ends taken off on a lathe and then threaded with a tap but he's more resourceful than me!

Anyway, Steve at really did the business for me - sourced a rare nut (typical of me I suppose) and supplied them within 48 hours - excellent serviceClapping HandsThe two types of mut can be seen in the top picture whilst the bottom one shows the wheel on the car - plenty of stud thread showing through there.

Incidentally, the tyres are 20mm narrower than the usual tyres and also are of a snow type pattern (a remould ripping off a Michelin pattern). The theory is that with suitable lower pressures on loose tests they'll help get the car's tail out (hopefully with me controlling it!) whilst giving some real traction when needed - we'll see!

Oh, and for those like Harvey, who are wondering what the DVD turned out like.

Well, it's better now I have watched it a few times!

In fact, I have used some of it in an edited short video which I am rather pleased with. I am letting Sarah take a look first but, if she's OK with it, I'll be publishing it on here

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