Royal

  • royal replied to the topic I'm Gonna do a V8. in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 1 week, 1 day ago

    Bill, hope that this doesn’t put you in the same hillclimb class as your son.  My guess is that you are going to have to spend a lot of time learning how to drive your TDr as it is going to handle like a totally different car in the twisties.  How is it going to affect your balance F to R?  Are you changing springs or shocks?

    I once drove a Su…[Read more]

  • Roy,
    If any of your guys are coming and haven’t signed up and desire Rockstar, please let me know or have them email me and I’ll sign them up.
    We’re sold out, but I have a few spots in reserve.
    Thanks,
    George
  • royal replied to the topic Another Snowball in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 1 week, 5 days ago

    Darn shame about your engine.  But, am really glad to hear that you still plan on coming to the show in Pungo.

  • royal replied to the topic Another Snowball in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 2 weeks ago

    Bummer!  Hope it is the head gasket.

  • royal replied to the topic Runyon rack for BCW in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I like it.  Great job.

  • royal replied to the topic Spyder work in the forum General Discussion 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Only Ed would drill holes in 22 gauge aluminum to “lighten” it.  I’m impressed, but not surprised (having seen Ed’s work before)….a passion for precision.

    “fealty”?  Really Ed?  I need to remember to never play Scrabble with you.

  • royal replied to the topic Another Snowball in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Engine balancing:  Very difficult and complex involving dynamics of rotating and reciprocating parts as well as static simple weight differences.  That said, I possibly go overboard and always apply  the shade tree standard of if it is visibly out of balance, it is too much.  I own a very accurate scale which measures down to small fractions of…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic Another Snowball in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Bill, looks to me like you should rethink using the pulley as is, with the chip missing.  ….or you could make it round again with some easy lathe work.

  • royal replied to the topic MG TD REPLICA REGISTRY in the forum Car Registry 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    David, be aware of the fact that the year of the donor car might not be the date of the engine.  For engine date, look for the engine # at the base of the generator.  Then search the number.

  • royal replied to the topic Hillclimb in the forum Clubs and Show 1 month ago

    Thanks Bill,  Looks like despite some rough going, you’re still having fun.

    Has David done any more to his car or is he “just” learning how to drive better?

  • Bill,

    You wrote: “Jack, I see you’re bringing the Bug Eye. I am requesting a ride.”.   You might want to go on a starvation diet.   😆

  • News Flash:  Just heard from George,  he says that Rock Star parking is 1/2 sold out already.

    Apparently they had to “cut back on Rock Star parking” for some reason.  Please register early.  He is trying to hold a block of space for us, but it’s a bit iffy.  No promises.

  • Please don’t forget to register for Rock Star parking.  I am arranging that we can all be together with prime time parking, on the asphalt, right in front of the hangars, regardless of what interesting auto you bring.  (This assumes that we all arrive together “parade-like”.)

  • I just got this registration invitation email from  George Michaels who is the point man organizer for the event.  Please post on this forum (as well as registering) to keep TDr members up to date on your intentions.  We always have fun.  It’s a fun event.  Please consider.
    Greetings Air & Auto Classic attendees,

    Thank you for your past supp…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic Steering Vague in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 1 month, 1 week ago

    I agree with all of the above.  I think that you are possibly needing to adjust the castor (caster) angle so that it is slightly positive.  Castor is what gives the car directional stability.  Excessive Castor may make it slightly harder to turn the wheel and park but that does not seem to be your problem.  Also, excessive tire pressure may giv…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic spare tire holder in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hey Toller, I think that Leo has a Ford font engined TDr.  He’s not worried about the same things that you and I are wrt cooling an air-cooled.

    With what I see in the pics posted, it looks like a bit of fiberglass work to clean it up and he will be ok.  Don’t be afraid of fiberglass work.  It isn’t as hard as most would have you believe.  Ed (ed…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic spare tire holder in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hey Toller, I think that Leo has a Ford font engined TDr.  He’s not worried about the same things that you and I are wrt cooling an air-cooled.

    With what I see in the pics posted, it looks like a bit of fiberglass work and rattle cans of spray paint to clean it up and he will be looking good.

    Don’t be afraid of fiberglass work.  It isn’t as h…[Read more]

  • The phone # for the Oceanfront Inn is 757 422 0445.  Tell them that you are with the group of TDr’s going to the Air and Auto Car show at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo.  My room is booked  ($72 per night).  It’s still early and they do not have any large (one year they had a large wedding booked, but we squeezed in) reservations yet, but…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic generator help in the forum General Discussion 2 months ago

    Greg, I didn’t look generators up but a few years ago, I found that a new (rebuilt) starter (NAPA) was cheaper than having mine rebuilt.

  • Good eye Ed.  Yep it was me “another day older and deeper in debt” driving a silver Mercury Mariner.

  • Load More
Skip to toolbar