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About JonPHG

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  • Birthday 06/04/1965
  1. I need a little help please. During a re-trim I have lost all the door handle retaining screws. Front and rear doors. I have no idea what diameter they are or how long they are. What is the form of the screw thread and what does the head look like? I'm not really sure where they fit either.....I think I can feel the screw holes through the new vinyl. Do they have a cup washer under them? If anyone knows or can take them out, measure them and maybe post some pictures of the screws and where they fit it would be most helpful. Th
  2. Thanks again for the comments gentlemen. Indeed I dragged the car out of a barn about 18 months ago. The brakes were locked up and the master cylinder lid was so seized that it broke trying to get it undone. So I gave the brakes a full service and changed the master cylinder for a newly rebuilt one that I got from a supplier in the USA. I didn't change the shoes as they were almost new in terms of lining thickness and not at all contaminated with oil or brake fluid. I gave them a clean and reused them. As you say indeed the fully maintained and servi
  3. Thanks for the replies guys. You're right the current brakes work okay as far as they go. Issues are they are manual and require quite some effort to stop the car. My good lady finds this disconcerting when she is used to driving a modern car most of the time. Second, and I know this does tend to be contentious with restoration guys, they are single circuit and this isn't as safe as dual circuit. Grey car has power brakes, '59 is a one year booster design, sits under the floor and is nothing like a regular booster unit. The pedal set up is different
  4. Hello form merry old England........... I have a '59 with manual brakes......the convertible........ I hear a lot about conversion to dual circuit and also adding a booster. But have never actually seen definitive details of what people have done. Either manual dual circuit or dual circuit with a booster. Please does anyone have details of a real actual conversion they have done? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jon
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