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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:02 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
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does Heritage (BMH) have any info or drawings perhaps?



bmh 'think' they probably have all the information, but have not yet got round to sorting all the drawings out - its a mammoth job that will take years to do (my man there was kind enough to ask if I fancied a new job as he thought I would be ideal for it, but changed his mind when I pointed out that I would be devious enough to spend time salting my own drawings into the mix and altering the dates on things that suited me..... :lol: :lol: :lol: - 'but ive found a drawing that clearly shows that roller rockers where used in 1962' :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

im putting my feelers out to a load of people I know though, so we will see what turns up.

my gut feeling is that they will just be too expensive to make


Thanks......I think you are right they would probably be too expensive or complex to re-make but it would still be interesting to get some details or insight into the original production process, if you can turn up anything that would be great.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:30 am 
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mab01uk wrote:

Thanks......I think you are right they would probably be too expensive or complex to re-make but it would still be interesting to get some details or insight into the original production process, if you can turn up anything that would be great.


I doubt they will be as complex as some of the projects we have done, but the decider will the costs of the tooling and the qty that might be sold

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:30 am 
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IF it ever did go ahead, an idea for development could be a suitable fitting in the displacer to allow easy replacement of the hose ?


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Andrew1967 wrote:
IF it ever did go ahead, an idea for development could be a suitable fitting in the displacer to allow easy replacement of the hose ?


does it really matter though? the hoses are only a problem 40 years after they have been made.

too be fair though, I can see that manufacture of new ones would be far easier with a screw thread in the top of the displacer and a removable hose

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:56 pm 
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IF it ever did go ahead, an idea for development could be a suitable fitting in the displacer to allow easy replacement of the hose ?

I'd love to get back to the "good old days" where you could buy replacement components for cars, appliances, etc. instead of being forced to purchase an assembly, like today. A replacement hose in these new displacers sounds good to me. At least the owner of my car in 50-60 years time would be able to replace a faulty hose instead of needing a whole new displacer. :)


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I suppose now though, people are only swopping hoses because new displacers cannot be got, so you are putting a new hose onto a unit that is probably past its best anyway

im sure ive mentioned this before, but there was a 1800 (or a maxi) in my local scrapyard years ago that was chock full of boxed new displacers - I went through them all looking for mini ones, and when I realised they where all for 'rubbish boring 1300's' I just slung them all back.


FOOL!!!!!

there must have been 20-30 of them


that, and the centre key start 1275gt that was in there once (oh, and the mk1 escort 1300 e that was a minter that I turned down as it had missing headlamps and they where impossible to find....)

arrgggggg

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rich@minispares.com wrote:
I suppose now though, people are only swopping hoses because new displacers cannot be got, so you are putting a new hose onto a unit that is probably past its best anyway

im sure ive mentioned this before, but there was a 1800 (or a maxi) in my local scrapyard years ago that was chock full of boxed new displacers - I went through them all looking for mini ones, and when I realised they where all for 'rubbish boring 1300's' I just slung them all back.


FOOL!!!!!

there must have been 20-30 of them


that, and the centre key start 1275gt that was in there once (oh, and the mk1 escort 1300 e that was a minter that I turned down as it had missing headlamps and they where impossible to find....)

arrgggggg


That is a good point Rich, I guess if displacers were readily available then a replacement hose would not be quite so desirable.

Think many of us have got similar stories although not a car full of NOS displacers :o Too young, not enough storage space and not enough money at the time :cry: :cry:

I'd like to think it was a Maxi in the scrapyard not an 1800 :cry:


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Andrew1967 wrote:
rich@minispares.com wrote:
I suppose now though, people are only swopping hoses because new displacers cannot be got, so you are putting a new hose onto a unit that is probably past its best anyway

im sure ive mentioned this before, but there was a 1800 (or a maxi) in my local scrapyard years ago that was chock full of boxed new displacers - I went through them all looking for mini ones, and when I realised they where all for 'rubbish boring 1300's' I just slung them all back.


FOOL!!!!!

there must have been 20-30 of them


that, and the centre key start 1275gt that was in there once (oh, and the mk1 escort 1300 e that was a minter that I turned down as it had missing headlamps and they where impossible to find....)

arrgggggg


That is a good point Rich, I guess if displacers were readily available then a replacement hose would not be quite so desirable.

Think many of us have got similar stories although not a car full of NOS displacers :o Too young, not enough storage space and not enough money at the time :cry: :cry:

I'd like to think it was a Maxi in the scrapyard not an 1800 :cry:


whatever it was it was harvest gold and was parked next to a 1800 painted with black hammerite...........that was in the scappys for years and remained quite complete...I wonder why..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:11 am 
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Does anyone know of a source of supply of the original style herringbone hose? I assume it was made by Dunlop.


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 6:43 am 
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winabbey wrote:
Does anyone know of a source of supply of the original style herringbone hose? I assume it was made by Dunlop.


Not exact but certainly close appearance is the Aeroquip 1503 Hose. It is well enough rated in every way, but I'm not 100% sure on it's comparability with Hyrdo Fluid. I recall I mentioned this hose on that Aust Forum a few years back.


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